Sunday, January 1, 2012

"Ukrainian" Upgrade

"The Ukrainian" and I went snowboarding a couple of weeks ago at a relatively un-snowy Mammoth Mountain.  He is an experienced boarder, but it had been a while since I actually went along to the slopes.  I usually just stay in whatever hotel or lodge we happen to be near and "work on my dissertation."

But now that the dissertation is out of the picture, I had no excuses.  Four hours of lessons later, I kind of got the hang of it, but I spent the majority of the stay in bed from post-boarding soreness and the cold in general.

When we headed back, we made a little pit stop at a place called Convict Lake.  "The Ukrainian" must have weakened his knee or something, because he got down on one of them at the spot below...


...and all of a sudden, he became something that rhymes with Beyoncé.  Me too.  (He doesn't like her at all, but I do... and this is my post.)


It was perfect, and while my spidey senses knew it was coming, nothing can ever prepare a person for something like that.


We followed this up with another Denny's meal.  By the way, these red velvet pancake puppies were seriously delicious.


12 comments:

Kathleen said...

OMG!, Congratulations! Super excited for you and your fiancé. Now that's a great way to start of 2012.

cindylu said...

I still don't know what rhymes with Beyoncé, but I think I know what he asked. Congratulations!

Firefly's Running said...

Congrads!!

Nobel4Lit said...

@cindylu -- Fiance...haha.

lilrunner said...

OH my!! How exciting!!!! Congratulations! 2012 will be such an exciting year for you!! Yay!

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

Congratulations! How come it took you a couple weeks to share the news? :) A great way to into 2012!

Nobel4Lit said...

@Abby -- We were still informing people. =)

cindylu said...

Ohhhh! I feel dumb now. Personally, I still call Sean my bf half the time. Saying fiancé still feels weird.

Britne @ Shabbott's Habits said...

Oh-ma-gosh Congratulations! What a cute post. You must be so excited :)

Calvin said...

Congratulations - All the best!

Glenn Jones said...

Congrats Julie!

Stu said...

Congratulations, Julie! I hope to see the both of you at upcoming runs in Pasadena.