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In honor of the Olympics starting, here are some
winter-related questions stolen from
1. Do you
prefer winter or summer? Why?
Winter. I'm not a hot weather person and you can always put on
warmer clothing, but there is a limit to how much you can take off when
2. What are your favorite winter activities?
No real "winter activities" but curling up with a good book and a warm
3. Can you
tell me about a time you went skiing or skating?
When I was in college, a group of us decided to go skiing. I had
never been. I rented all the equipment here before we went into
the mountains. A guy was going to teach me how to ski and we
started on the bunny slope I remember him yelling at me to
"plough!" I had a difficult time holding onto the rope toe because
I have always had terrible grip strength. The third attempt to get
to the top of the bunny slope, the heel came off of my boot and since
I'd rented it here, I couldn't get a replacement. By that
time I was pretty tired of skiing anyway. I've never gone again.
you ever made a snow angel?
Sure. Those are fun.
5. Is your
We are lucky that we have a 2 story house and it both keeps the warmth
in winter and the cool in summer.
6. Do you
have a fireplace in your house?
Yes, but it hasn't been used in years. For one thing there is a
burn ordinance here, for air quality control.
7. What do
you usually do to keep warm in the winter?
I wear a lot of sweatshirts over my t-shirts, and quilt over all of
that, when I sit down.
you ever gone hiking in the snow?
I don't think so.
9. Tell me
about a snowball fight you had.
I can't remember, but I'm sure we must have had snowball fights with the
kids when we took them to the mountains.
you ever looked at a snowflake carefully?
I have not but I was really intrigued by the Big Bang Theory when
physicist Leonard trapped a snowflake in glass for his girlfriend.
11. Do you
have a sled? Have you been sledding?
I think we had one when the kids were little. I don't think it
lasted more than a year.
do you usually do after a big snowfall?
Watch about it on TV since it does not snow here.
the best thing about winter?
the worst thing about winter?
Well, in California, where we have drought conditions, not enough rain.
you ever been in a blizzard?
you describe ice for me?
The ice I'm familiar with comes in cubes, is cold and wet and crunchy
and goes in a glass over some liquid. Then there is the ICE that
likes to tear people away from their homes and send them to countries
they have never visited.
you ever slipped on ice and hurt yourself?
Yes. I was crossing the road in front of our condo at Lake Tahoe,
where I had taken a bunch of students from Chile. I slipped and
fell on my head. The leader of the group happened to be a
physician and got me to the local ER to stitch up the gash in my head.
(The doctor by the way, returned to Chile and at one time was
the physician for Augusto
Pinochet. I watched him give updates to reporters on YouTube.)
you ever had to shovel snow?
No, but I have a daughter who lives in Boston and she has definitely had
her share of shoveling!
(her truck is under all that snow. This was 2015)
you be watching the Olympics?
Not religiously, but I will watch at some of the events.
Loved the opening ceremony, especially watching the two girls from N and
S Korea jointly carrying the torch. The true spirit of the
yes, what are your favorite events?
I particularly like the downhill skiing (slalom and jumping) and
snowboard events but also enjoy the skating events and any competition
where the talking heads have spotlighted a specific athlete that I can