Two quick notes, first if you don't already have Elmo's Xanga bookmarked, I suggest you do. From time to time, when inspired, Elmo writes up a mean short story like this five star one here. Makes for fantastic reading. I swear.

This is quickly ramping up to be an intense winter season. Already most if not all the ski/snowboard resorts have opened up in the West Coast and Northeast. 29" in Vermont 2-3 weeks before they were even scheduled to open. That is just... I'm really going to have to hold onto my vacation days. Jen was kind enough to forward me snowboarding related news constantly. Among the gems is this cool website for the movie, First Descent.

And for you artistically inclined types, you may want to jump in on the snowboard design competition Salomon holds. The deadline is rolling up mighty quick though.