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ikons

Written by . Posted at 7:49 am on April 7th, 2007

a picture’s worth a thousand words, just ask a cameraman
– J.Buffett

my 16th and final winter break
enjoy! (I know I did)
from Missouri to Utah to Oregon to Utah to Vegas to Utah to Missouri…
starting off my break with Kaydub at Squatters, a great little bar and brewery in Salt Lake City
starting off my break with Kaydub at Squatters, a great little bar and brewery in Salt Lake City
Jayef at Squatters - the glass reads “good for what ales you,” which I consider to be pretty clever
Jayef at Squatters – the glass reads “good for what ales you,” which I consider to be pretty clever
I don't care who said what; you're not going to find a fourth beer in there, Red
I don't care who said what; you're not going to find a fourth beer in there, Red
sure, I'm drinking in this picture, but she's finished her glass
sure, I'm drinking in this picture, but she's finished her glass
I'm pointing to VB, the beer I will always associate with Australia.  As for the sweater: desperate times, my friend. Desperate.
I'm pointing to VB, the beer I will always associate with Australia. As for the sweater: desperate times, my friend. Desperate.
the “WP” stands for Winter Park, the ski-locale I'll always assocaite with my Junior Spring Break.
the “WP” stands for Winter Park, the ski-locale I'll always assocaite with my Junior Spring Break.
the guys in the booth, with the ties? They're ch. 2's talent. Everyone else? They're ch. 2's studio crew.
the guys in the booth, with the ties? They're ch. 2's talent. Everyone else? They're ch. 2's studio crew.
here's to Kelly “one shot” Wikstrom, chili cheese dogs and frosty mugs of root beer to wash 'em down with!
here's to Kelly “one shot” Wikstrom, chili cheese dogs and frosty mugs of root beer to wash 'em down with!
automated lift ticket booths never made anyone so happy
automated lift ticket booths never made anyone so happy
gorge. us.
gorge. us.
gor- never mind.
gor- never mind.
not my best ski form
not my best ski form
maybe I should have introduced her earlier, but this is Kelly. Of all the girls I have dated, Kelly is the one girl I am actively Not Dating. I hope that clears things up.
maybe I should have introduced her earlier, but this is Kelly. Of all the girls I have dated, Kelly is the one girl I am actively Not Dating. I hope that clears things up.
the best pic of waddle'n Wikstrom mid-waddle. While, it's not really a waddle, but a ski-boot stroll.
the best pic of waddle'n Wikstrom mid-waddle. While, it's not really a waddle, but a ski-boot stroll.
not so epic.
not so epic.
a little bit more epic.
a little bit more epic.
a little bit more.
a little bit more.
a little bit less.
a little bit less.
note the glasses. Over the hat.
note the glasses. Over the hat.
Kelly kept getting headaches. She interrupted me once and said it had something to do with some loudmouth, I don't know, I wasn't really listening.
Kelly kept getting headaches. She interrupted me once and said it had something to do with some loudmouth, I don't know, I wasn't really listening.
now that's a good pic
now that's a good pic
see how high I hike up my pants? it's so the snow doesn't past my boxer defenses as I go barreling down the slopes, and no other reason.
see how high I hike up my pants? it's so the snow doesn't past my boxer defenses as I go barreling down the slopes, and no other reason.
I couldn't see much.
I couldn't see much.
this is the Canyons, by the way
this is the Canyons, by the way
“don't worry, I'm a pro”
“don't worry, I'm a pro”
Kelly crashed into a snowbank, and came out with her left ski looking like, well, that.
Kelly crashed into a snowbank, and came out with her left ski looking like, well, that.
that is SUCH a cool hat.
that is SUCH a cool hat.
beering and movie'ing and all the rest!
beering and movie'ing and all the rest!
Wisconsin?
Wisconsin?
ponderous. how fast should I go shooting down the mount? hurrrrm....
ponderous. how fast should I go shooting down the mount? hurrrrm….
making tracks at Snowbird
making tracks at Snowbird
schwooom!
schwooom!
that is almost enough ketchup
that is almost enough ketchup
back in Oregon, cashing in my saving's bonds
back in Oregon, cashing in my saving's bonds
in Washington, getting a WA license for reasons I shan't explain here
in Washington, getting a WA license for reasons I shan't explain here
so I'm heading downtown, and the idea is to meet at a friend of a friend's house. I walk in a recognize her mother from somewhere, and her mother recognizes me. Turns out she used to work alongside my Ma. Crazy, huh?
so I'm heading downtown, and the idea is to meet at a friend of a friend's house. I walk in a recognize her mother from somewhere, and her mother recognizes me. Turns out she used to work alongside my Ma. Crazy, huh?
downtown in the land of Ports
downtown in the land of Ports
ah, McFadden's....
ah, McFadden's….
oblig venue shot
oblig venue shot
photo op!
photo op!
Rob, if you're reading this, this guy's your doppelganger. Everyone else, Rob's a Delware chum I met in Oz.
Rob, if you're reading this, this guy's your doppelganger. Everyone else, Rob's a Delware chum I met in Oz.
towards the end of the night,  all the barhelp started dancing on the tables
towards the end of the night, all the barhelp started dancing on the tables
see, ma? I didn't drive.
see, ma? I didn't drive.
so I wound up getting back close to four and...
so I wound up getting back close to four and…
... my Pa pops in my room at six, bright eyes and bushy tailed and primed for some serious shreding
… my Pa pops in my room at six, bright eyes and bushy tailed and primed for some serious shreding
my Pa himself
my Pa himself
my Self
my Self
the Timberline lodge
the Timberline lodge
Snowboarders like to leave their snowbaords in other people's way, it's part of the culture.
Snowboarders like to leave their snowbaords in other people's way, it's part of the culture.
see?
see?
have I told you how much I love my new boots?
have I told you how much I love my new boots?
“me”
“me”
Anna Fenton, everyone
Anna Fenton, everyone
the Fentons, everyone
the Fentons, everyone
my sister broke Fenton's Second Law of Travel - there are two types of luggage in this world: carry-on and lost
my sister broke Fenton's Second Law of Travel – there are two types of luggage in this world: carry-on and lost
my sister, on the twenty-fifth
my sister, on the twenty-fifth
your humble first-person narrator
your humble first-person narrator
'appy 'nna!
'appy 'nna!
Pa-man
Pa-man
note the ski gear carefully laid out for quick putting-on
note the ski gear carefully laid out for quick putting-on
fam pic!
fam pic!
zwei!
zwei!
good looking sweater, no?
good looking sweater, no?
small, though. My grandma bought it for my pa in '78.
small, though. My grandma bought it for my pa in '78.
getting ready for slope'ing on Christ's Mas (whatever that means)
getting ready for slope'ing on Christ's Mas (whatever that means)
my Ma
my Ma
my parents
my parents
a Portland christmas!
a Portland christmas!
turns out we like Dynastar more than I thought we did
turns out we like Dynastar more than I thought we did
onwards! to Mt Hood!
onwards! to Mt Hood!
one eighty degrees
one eighty degrees
the skis, the road, the driver. Good pic, lots of detail.
the skis, the road, the driver. Good pic, lots of detail.
my Ma, all suited up
my Ma, all suited up
my fat (pow)Der skiis, and plenty of Der
my fat (pow)Der skiis, and plenty of Der
pah-lent-E of Der
pah-lent-E of Der
man, such a Winter Wonderland. I remind you: this is in Oregon.
man, such a Winter Wonderland. I remind you: this is in Oregon.
my father. waiting. for my mother.
my father. waiting. for my mother.
it's worth it. Look at that form.
it's worth it. Look at that form.
“those two tumbles Tom took sure took their toll”
“those two tumbles Tom took sure took their toll”
the jacket is Columbia, of course.
the jacket is Columbia, of course.
again, almost enough Ketchup
again, almost enough Ketchup
Boulder chips!
Boulder chips!
this'll make more sense if you check my youtube
this'll make more sense if you check my youtube
my sister hits the slopes four days a week when kollege is in session. So she considered Winter Break a vacation from that, too, and stayed in the lodge. Also, something about the quality of ”Utah Power“ vs. ”Cascade Concrete.“    love you, sis!
my sister hits the slopes four days a week when kollege is in session. So she considered Winter Break a vacation from that, too, and stayed in the lodge. Also, something about the quality of ”Utah Power“ vs. ”Cascade Concrete.“ love you, sis!
fueled up, ready to go
fueled up, ready to go
more ready
more ready
my ma on the left, my pa on the right (doing snow-laties)
my ma on the left, my pa on the right (doing snow-laties)
me, too fast for the shutter
me, too fast for the shutter
standing still, for your benefit
standing still, for your benefit
if you zoom in on the tree, you can see the Squirt can
if you zoom in on the tree, you can see the Squirt can
I, ah, fell down this 6 foot drop into the road. On purpose. It's a short story without any real point.
I, ah, fell down this 6 foot drop into the road. On purpose. It's a short story without any real point.
Anna was a little tuckered out from all the sitting she did in the lodge.   love you, sis!
Anna was a little tuckered out from all the sitting she did in the lodge. love you, sis!
my ma, our kitchen
my ma, our kitchen
if you zoom in on my eye, you can see why you shouldn't fall down 6ft drops. On purpose.
if you zoom in on my eye, you can see why you shouldn't fall down 6ft drops. On purpose.
good pic
good pic
good pic (2)
good pic (2)
Would you believe that I'm so comfertable with my sexuality that I went out for a night of Portland Drinking and only took two pics, one of which was in front of a gay bar that we may or may not have stopped in for a confused three minutes?
Would you believe that I'm so comfertable with my sexuality that I went out for a night of Portland Drinking and only took two pics, one of which was in front of a gay bar that we may or may not have stopped in for a confused three minutes?
Teresa, an old swim buddy. It sure was damn good to see you, Teresa.
Teresa, an old swim buddy. It sure was damn good to see you, Teresa.
that little kid? wound up being the 2nd best skiier on the Mountain. Really impressed the 1st best, if you know what I mean...
that little kid? wound up being the 2nd best skiier on the Mountain. Really impressed the 1st best, if you know what I mean…
two very important reasons I love to ski
two very important reasons I love to ski
I was having a lot of funny with little Lexi there, but....
I was having a lot of funny with little Lexi there, but….
... .I got quickly upstaged by Bruno, one of the lodge's two resident St. Bernards (most people consider him a co-owner, not a pet)
… .I got quickly upstaged by Bruno, one of the lodge's two resident St. Bernards (most people consider him a co-owner, not a pet)
Fentons of a feather, we flock together
Fentons of a feather, we flock together
I love that you can buy Organic beer in Portland gas stations
I love that you can buy Organic beer in Portland gas stations
a sort of high school reunion - hard to explain, but I'm glad they happen
a sort of high school reunion – hard to explain, but I'm glad they happen
little baby Hannah
little baby Hannah
cute kid, huh?
cute kid, huh?
the mother, the father, my aunt, and my grandpa
the mother, the father, my aunt, and my grandpa
she really dug the flash, and I don't know why
she really dug the flash, and I don't know why
also, my fuzzy-faced father
also, my fuzzy-faced father
toddler see, toddler do
toddler see, toddler do
my happy mother
my happy mother
second of three
second of three
third of three
third of three
Anna and Zina: two women that defy description
Anna and Zina: two women that defy description
those little tots can sure put out a lot of noise
those little tots can sure put out a lot of noise
I tried to “film grain” this pic, and I don't think it turned out bad
I tried to “film grain” this pic, and I don't think it turned out bad
Rico's tacos! Remind me to tell you about it sometime.
Rico's tacos! Remind me to tell you about it sometime.
back in SLC, during the last ten minutes of 2006
back in SLC, during the last ten minutes of 2006
I'm not sure I like this picture, so I hope you do
I'm not sure I like this picture, so I hope you do
Kelly, pointing to her beer. Mine's on the right. The humor is really too obvious for a joke.
Kelly, pointing to her beer. Mine's on the right. The humor is really too obvious for a joke.
again, the humor is really too obvious
again, the humor is really too obvious
back at Snowbird, taking the tram up to the tippy-top
back at Snowbird, taking the tram up to the tippy-top
I'm not typing all that in again
I'm not typing all that in again
the tippy-top
the tippy-top
I think the green goes really well with the pink, which goes really well with the white
I think the green goes really well with the pink, which goes really well with the white
EPIC
EPIC
shreders in the mist...
shreders in the mist…
behind me: the tram
behind me: the tram
taking the tunnel THROUGH the mountain
taking the tunnel THROUGH the mountain
& out the other side!
& out the other side!
I don't know why she makes these faces, and I don't think anyone else does, either
I don't know why she makes these faces, and I don't think anyone else does, either
tell me that doesn't make you appreciate nature
tell me that doesn't make you appreciate nature
mid-shred
mid-shred
I, for obvious reasons, love this picture
I, for obvious reasons, love this picture
she wanted it posted, okay?
she wanted it posted, okay?
I'm sending this to Columbia's marketing team
I'm sending this to Columbia's marketing team
hockey stop in three....
hockey stop in three….
two....
two….
...OH HELL YES
…OH HELL YES
to quote Will Smith: “I'm livin' love'n, love'n livin', it's all good”
to quote Will Smith: “I'm livin' love'n, love'n livin', it's all good”
skiing swtich (backwards)
skiing swtich (backwards)
@ Solitude, natch
@ Solitude, natch
this picture really doesn't do the runs justice. They are very, very wide and open.
this picture really doesn't do the runs justice. They are very, very wide and open.
note the mono-tail (the second one was hidden)
note the mono-tail (the second one was hidden)
I must've just said something incredible
I must've just said something incredible
if you ever need a side profile of me, this is it
if you ever need a side profile of me, this is it
doing my best “angry 'cuz I'm not skiing right this very second”
doing my best “angry 'cuz I'm not skiing right this very second”
doing her best “happy 'cuz I'm skiing in You-motherloving-tah”
doing her best “happy 'cuz I'm skiing in You-motherloving-tah”
you really do feel like you've got the whole mountain to yourself - you can just carve back and forth, taking up the whole everything
you really do feel like you've got the whole mountain to yourself – you can just carve back and forth, taking up the whole everything
view from the top
view from the top
good pic
good pic
more Kelly skiing (she's starting to lose the pizza-plow)
more Kelly skiing (she's starting to lose the pizza-plow)
and she's very, very happy about it. And, ah, also: life in general.
and she's very, very happy about it. And, ah, also: life in general.
my Uncle Ross made a big yard sale (crash) on that run right there. But don't let that fool you: only a fool smack-talks an Eveson's slope-abilities
my Uncle Ross made a big yard sale (crash) on that run right there. But don't let that fool you: only a fool smack-talks an Eveson's slope-abilities
chair lift conversation's go some funny places, and we wound up taking a Vegas mini-trip becasue of one
chair lift conversation's go some funny places, and we wound up taking a Vegas mini-trip becasue of one
see that good looking sweater? it's really good looking, isn't it?
see that good looking sweater? it's really good looking, isn't it?
that's right: went to vegas, got a haircut
that's right: went to vegas, got a haircut
at the Sahara
at the Sahara
go ahead, zoom in on my bulging biceps
go ahead, zoom in on my bulging biceps
Lady's ride side-saddle, and so does Kaywick
Lady's ride side-saddle, and so does Kaywick
my best Vanna White
my best Vanna White
very chic
very chic
Kelly's mother does not, in fact, know
Kelly's mother does not, in fact, know
losing a dollar
losing a dollar
we went to Hoover Dam, asked some stranger to take our picture, and this is the result. We probably deserved it.
we went to Hoover Dam, asked some stranger to take our picture, and this is the result. We probably deserved it.
I AM NOT HOLDING KELLY'S HAND IN THIS PICTURE
I AM NOT HOLDING KELLY'S HAND IN THIS PICTURE
this picture makes it look medium-sized, but it's really effing big. Really Effing Big.
this picture makes it look medium-sized, but it's really effing big. Really Effing Big.
if you do one zoom in this album, do this one: track a -> horizontal line from my head until you see the IDIOT
if you do one zoom in this album, do this one: track a -> horizontal line from my head until you see the IDIOT
with Ranger Dan!
with Ranger Dan!
making our way back to the Lake
making our way back to the Lake
this is funny if you know what she was singing (Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise)
this is funny if you know what she was singing (Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise)
at Deer Valley, natch
at Deer Valley, natch
when you don't have sunglasses, you make do. These are the problem-solving skills taught to me by the US Army.
when you don't have sunglasses, you make do. These are the problem-solving skills taught to me by the US Army.
Wolf Mountain, baby
Wolf Mountain, baby
this is one of the craziest things I've ever seen: they were actually towing this shed around the resort
this is one of the craziest things I've ever seen: they were actually towing this shed around the resort
hold on, I've got vertigo
hold on, I've got vertigo
Lamb's has been a SLC landmark and classy cafe since 1919, and what do I order? A burger and fries. What can I say? I'm 'merican.
Lamb's has been a SLC landmark and classy cafe since 1919, and what do I order? A burger and fries. What can I say? I'm 'merican.
I'm drinking a “Jack Mormon” here and pointing to parts of the menu where they recomend which beers go with which dishes
I'm drinking a “Jack Mormon” here and pointing to parts of the menu where they recomend which beers go with which dishes
this bar, Red Rock, had a dry-erase snow report on the wall. This is really, really cool because most of the hardest skiiers around also double as the hardest drinkers around
this bar, Red Rock, had a dry-erase snow report on the wall. This is really, really cool because most of the hardest skiiers around also double as the hardest drinkers around
not exactly Ice Cube, but it's as close as I want to get
not exactly Ice Cube, but it's as close as I want to get
my last breakfast in The Lake
my last breakfast in The Lake


let's lose charley