Wednesday, February 24, 2010


We're finally getting some snow, and I'm psyched.  I can't understand why people aren't loving this as much as I am.  People were complaining last night at West because it's not light and fluffy.  And people are complaining about ski area websites posting pictures that exaggerate snowfall amounts.  Disgraceful!!!!  Right now, after the year we've been having, is the worst time to complain.  Take the powder and go ski (or risk angering Snow God Ullr once again!).  Unfortunately, I couldn't get out today (although I probably should have), but I'm thinking tomorrow and Friday are a go.  Finally, some SKIING!!!

In other news, I found this really interesting article from NPR about life.  From what I can gather, it says that the reason time speeds up as we get older is that we stop having fresh experiences.  Time "slows down" when our brains are recording things that they've never seen or done before:
That's because when it's the "first", there are so many things to remember. The list of encoded memories is so dense, reading them back gives you a feeling that they must have taken forever. But that's an illusion. "It's a construction of the brain," says Eagleman. "The more memory you have of something, you think, 'Wow, that really took a long time!'
"Of course, you can see this in everyday life," says Eagleman, "when you drive to your new workplace for the first time and it seems to take a really long time to get there. But when you drive back and forth to your work every day after that, it takes no time at all, because you're not really writing it down anymore. There's nothing novel about it."
 So, the solution to everlasting life (or at least a life in which time moves really, really, really slow) is to do something new and exciting every day.  See something you've never seen before.  Take up an activity that you've never tried but always wanted to.  At very least, try something on the menu that you've never had. Or risk the belated realization of a life that has passed you by.


  1. Awesome post MC. I am with you. See you on the hill (and in the TREES!) all weekend long.