Sunday, January 19, 2014

Weekend lessons: frozen waterfalls, winter hikes and bacon

Let me tell you how my weekend started.

It started with me racing to get to a yoga class. I parked four blocks away and speed walked through sheets of ice in my fancy boots. Don't fall, don't fall, don't fall, I chanted in my head. 

And I didn't. Phew. 

As I triumphantly burst through the front door, so proud of myself for not slipping, I fell flat on my face in the lobby.

Oh, and the class was full and I was turned away. I was pretty sure this was a sign -- the start of a terrible weekend -- but then we woke up to a fresh blanket of snow, and being the first person to walk in fresh snow is like opening a new book for the first time: it's quiet and it smells nice and for a little while, you're in a different world. It's a game changer. 

A few more lessons:

01. This is what happens when a waterfall freezes.

02. This is the face of someone who is about to throw a snowball.

03. How to get free bacon: sit at the bar. Order a bloody mary. Humor the chatty bartender. When he asks you what beer you want for your chaser, say "bacon."


  1. I love that metaphor about walking in fresh snow—it's so true! I took a walk in the snow on Saturday much later in the afternoon and deliberately looked for snow no one had walked in yet. And Minnehaha Falls looks amazing— I'm going to have to get down there soon and check her out!

  2. That waterfall is so cool. And also, I should be happy that people want to be at the gym & such, but January drives me nuts when the classes fill up - hey resolution exercisers, I've been here the whole year, and now you're trying to take my spot!

  3. "Don't fall, don't fall, don't fall" - the mantra of all minnesotans about 75% of the time. i took my first fall of winter this weekend, but, unlike you- mine was on ice -- so much for riding boots, huh?

  4. Hi DJ! You entered the Printic Giveaway over on our blog. I emailed you monday but haven't heard back from you. If you could check your email (and maybe spam too) and respond so I know you got it that would be great! I'll send you another email too just in case. I hope you're having a great week.