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Activities in Lake Tahoe: The Competition Afterparty

Posted in Snowboarding, Tahoe with tags , , , , , , , on May 11, 2009 by janaycore

One activity that the locals here enjoy is watching/entering snowboarding competitions. Once that fun is done, what do people want?  More fun, of course!   Hence, the afterparty.

Here’s my experience at the the Dew Tour Afterparty in Truckee, CA.

Dancing in the Man pit.  Notice the random humping from behind taking place directly behind me.

Me, dancing in the Man pit. Notice the random humping taking place directly behind me. Wow!

The Man Pit: this is the effect on dance floors when the population is mostly male, often observed in Lake Tahoe.

View #2 of the man pit.  Some guy actually pushed me because I wouldn't dance with him.  He was later arrested for being too drunk.  I didn't feel bad for him.

View #2 of the man pit. This man was actually making contact with the females. Some other guy actually pushed me because I wouldn't dance with him. He was later arrested for being too drunk. I didn't feel bad for him.

Once the fun of the competition is done and the afterparty fun is done, what do people want?  More fun, of course!   Hence, the afterparty’s afterparty.

You know you’ve really made it in Tahoe when you make it to the afterparty’s afterparty.  In my case, we were in an enclosed casino parking.

Hippies and shirtless men dance for joy at the afterparty's afterparty.

Hippies and shirtless men dance for joy at the afterparty's afterparty.

I wish I would have gone to bed instead of going to the afterparty’s afterparty.

Fun Tahoe Activities!

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The shortest, warmest, most snowiest winter of my life.

Posted in California, Snowboarding, Tahoe with tags , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2009 by janaycore

I know it doesn’t sound like it makes sense, but it does, I swear.  Tahoe has some of the craziest winter weather I have ever seen.  It snows while it is sunny all the time.  Some locals will disagree with my opinion that Tahoe winter is not that cold, because I think one forgets (if one has ever experienced it at all) what it is like to have sleet all winter with frigid temperatures.  In Tahoe, the sun shines all winter.  And it’s warm sun, not like that tricky bright kind with no warmth.  Don’t get me wrong.  It gets cold too, very cold.  When it is snowing.  But it only lasts a few days, not all winter.  And then you’ll be back in that tee shirt and hoodie in no time.  I love Tahoe.

Icicles behind my work

Icicles behind my work

Not even the biggest storm of the winter

Not even the biggest storm of the winter

The road to my winter playground

The road to my winter playground

So much snow!

So much snow!

It goes away so fast in the sun :(

It goes away so fast in the sun

…But here’s the real reason I already love Tahoe

Posted in Snowboarding, Tahoe with tags , , , , , , on December 8, 2008 by janaycore

There are so many reasons why love Tahoe, even though the economy gets more depressing every day.  My favorite things are the sheer natural beauty and snowboarding.

Even though there's not very much snow

There's not very much snow right now, but I know I just have to be patient.

There's nothing like snowboarding with your best friends,

There's nothing like snowboarding with your best friends,

Even though they're HERBS

Even though they're HERBS

I have brand new bindings.

I have brand new bindings.

Goggle tanning is the best!

Goggle tanning is the best!

When the day makes your shadow this long,

When the day makes your shadow this long,

you know only have this to come home to.

you know you only have this to come home to.

Home sweet Home

Home sweet Home

Snowboarding Premiere Party

Posted in Snowboarding, Tahoe with tags , , , , , on October 23, 2008 by janaycore

I went to my second snowboard movie premiere this fall, the day after the snowfall, so I’m now really itching to go snowboarding.  This time it was way bigger at Montbleu, featuring all Tahoe riders.  The movie was called “Knock on Wood.” I can’t comment on how the movie was, I got there after the showing.  I ended up the sober driver, as I often do, taxing around the drunkies.  I’m not complaining at all.  It’s fun to hear how people reconstruct the night the next day and then being like, no no no, it actually happened like this or saying, do you remember when you…  Anyway, the party was really fun, even sober, and I continue to love the culture here.

Freestyler rockin the mike at the party

Freestylers rockin the mike at the party

Snow! Snow! Snow!

Posted in Snowboarding, Tahoe with tags , on October 23, 2008 by janaycore

It snowed here in Tahoe on October 10th.  A lot.  It’s all melted now and pretty much about 5 hours after it snowed, but Freel Peak still has snow today. Locals say that statically early snow in October means a great season.  Here’s to hoping!!

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She looks beautiful in the snow... sigh 🙂

I love California…again

Posted in California, Snowboarding, Tahoe with tags , , , , , , on September 28, 2008 by janaycore

So yesterday I was taken to the Tudor Pub for a triple snowboarding video premiere.  Sweet!  To top it off, there was a skate ramp, which brought my back to my days of skaterboy watcher in Love Park and Ivyland Skate Park.  And apparently, I still love the activity.  I watched for like 3 hours until the movie came on.   At one point, the giant blow up screen started deflating in the middle of the movie and the crowd started booing and throwing beer cans.  But it was quickly fixed and the movie was back on.  Fortunately due to my food poisoning, I could either eat nor drink so it was a super cheap, super fun night.

This outfit is perfectly acceptable in snowboarding culture

Posted in Snowboarding, Tahoe, Things that Amuse Me with tags , , on September 13, 2008 by janaycore
I swear this does not look weird to snowboarders

The purple sleeves and purple socks match, duh