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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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Still snowing..

Posted in Nature and Stuff, Tahoe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2009 by janaycore

I had to go take that scam of a test called the “GRE” today in Reno, where it was 71 degrees.  Now that I am back, cursing the red tape that is ETS, I am somewhat comforted by the reminder that here in South Lake, it can snow any month of year.

Snowflakes falling large and fast in my backyard today

Snowflakes falling large and fast in my backyard today

I love the days in Tahoe where it snows one day and then there’s blue sky the next.

Yeah like this

Yeah like this

After getting stuck in the snow for a minute (my car cannot drive through more than 1 1/2 feet of snow, even with chains), Kari Jo and I went snowshoeing on one such day, determined to find Fallen Leaf Lake.

Kari Jo praises the Snow Gods

Kari Jo praises the Snow Gods

I like this seat

I like this seat

Let's mess up something beautiful

Let's mess up something beautiful

Warning: Not a post card. Part of my actual life.

Warning: Not a post card. As seen in my actual life.

I am so determined to climb that peak once the snow melts.

I am so determined to climb that peak once the snow melts.

I give Lake Tahoe my seal of approval.

I give Lake Tahoe my seal of approval.

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

No, don’t worry…I’m still in Tahoe

Posted in California, Family, Tahoe with tags on March 26, 2009 by janaycore
Just another snowy day.

Just another snowy day.

Those are not ants.  Those are people.  On my beautiful neighborhood beach (when it’s covered in snow), Reggan Beach.  Sorry to my friends and family who have read Vicariously Living Through Janene (that’s the name of my blog, Mom) religiously.  I know I haven’t held up my end of the bargain.  But life here has been completely engaging and I haven’t had time to sit in front of my computer.  But with Emad back in Philadelphia seeing all the people I miss, I find myself back in front of the screen.  So hello again everyone.

Nuggnuts / Goodbye Big J

Posted in delicious, Tahoe, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2008 by janaycore
What's in the fries?

What's in the fries?

McDonald’s has a new advertising campaign that has once again invoked America’s love of fast food.  They have called people eating Chicken McNuggets, “Nuggnuts.“  I don’t know if you have seen the commercials…but here is one of my favorites.

GIRL YOU GOTTA 10 PIECE PLEASE DON’T BE STINGY!!!!

Well, Big J and I thought that was the most hilarious thing we ever saw.  Then, there’s also some other commercials; one with a wedding with a McNugget cake and also a fancy dinner party with people eating the McNuggets on toothpicks.

We thought that sounded like a great idea and decided to send Big J back to Philly in style!

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Hooray for McNuggets!

MMMMMM Can't get enough of that Chicken, water, salt, modified corn starch, sodium phosphates, chicken broth powder (chicken broth, salt, and natural flavoring (chicken source)), seasoning (vegetable oil, extracts of rosemary, mono, di- and triglycerides, lecithin). Battered and breaded with water, enriched bleached wheat flour (niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), yellow corn flour, bleached wheat flour, modified corn starch, salt, leavening (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, calcium lactate), spices, wheat starch, dried whey, corn starch. Batter set in vegetable shortening. Cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, (may contain partially hydrogenated soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated corn oil and/or partially hydrogenated canola oil and/or cottonseed oil and/or sunflower oil and/or corn oil). TBHQ and citric acid added to help preserve freshness. Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an anti-foaming agent.

MMMMMM Can't get enough of that delicious Chicken, water, salt, modified corn starch, sodium phosphates, chicken broth powder (chicken broth, salt, and natural flavoring (chicken source)), seasoning (vegetable oil, extracts of rosemary, mono, di- and triglycerides, lecithin). Battered and breaded with water, enriched bleached wheat flour (niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), yellow corn flour, bleached wheat flour, modified corn starch, salt, leavening (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, calcium lactate), spices, wheat starch, dried whey, corn starch. Batter set in vegetable shortening. Cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, (may contain partially hydrogenated soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated corn oil and/or partially hydrogenated canola oil and/or cottonseed oil and/or sunflower oil and/or corn oil). TBHQ and citric acid added to help preserve freshness. Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an anti-foaming agent. YUMMMMMMM!

…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

Nerd Parties are fun…

Posted in Dancing, Tahoe with tags , , , , , , , on December 6, 2008 by janaycore

Whiskey Dick’s is always a good time.  It’s fun to try to guess who’s dressed up and who’s really dressed like that.  We had heard it was an 80’s dance party…which it was… but no one told us about the nerd theme.   There were some really good costumes…

Uninformed about the nerds....but ready for the 80's dance party!

Uninformed about the nerds....but ready for the 80's dance party!

NERDS

NERDS