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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. Congratulations - All the best!

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

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