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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.

…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

Ladie’s Night at the Tudor Pub

Posted in Tahoe with tags , , , , , , on November 2, 2008 by janaycore

Every Tuesday Night, the Tudor Pub runs a special for the ladies: FREE DRINKS.  That’s right.  FREE.  Due the disproportionate amount of dudes in this town, there still ends up being a 3 to 1 ratio of guys in the bar.

Looking uncharacteristically like ladies

Looking uncharacteristically like ladies

Other sights to be seen:

The Cuddlyest Koala ever

The married cowboy and married red glove girl flirting.

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