A bunch of people from karate are going to go snowboarding this Saturday, and asked if I would like to come. Most of them said they weren’t any good, one said he’d never gone before (I haven’t either), and only a few said that they were fairly practiced and good. So I said I’d go, thought it’d be pretty fun, they are pretty cool people and since one of the guys hadn’t gone before, I wouldn’t be alone in learning. So we set it in stone, and one of them said they’d call me with details today. So I just got the call, and the first thing he says is, “Well, he can’t go”. The only one who’d also never gone. So now there are only like 6ish of us going.
And I don’t know how to snowboard. And all of them do. And I don’t want to look like a complete dork. I do that enough thank you. I don’t even know anything about it really. So I looked it up. Go to Google. Type in “How to Snowboard”. The first site looked promising. “Learn to Snowboard in Ten Easy Steps”, it was called. Unfortunately, the very first step was is some sort of foreign language, and that started the Frenzied Phrase Find of 2006 (do you like my amazing use of alliteration there?). One of the first steps told me to learn to “Skate, with your front foot in it’s binding, and the back foot used to push yourself along”. What in the Heck? So I went to Google. Typed in, “How to Skate, Snowboarding” and it told me that before you learned to skate, you had to learn the “Heelside Slide”. Of course, the site gave no explanation of how to “Heelside Slide”, so I, of course, went to Google. Typed in, “How to Heelside Slide”. All the sites the search engine brings up, though, are titled something to the effect of, “What to do when your Heelside Slide doesn’t work”. They have that little faith in me? They aren’t going to even try to teach me to heelside slide? They just assume that since it is me, and since I am a klutz, they wont even try. *sigh* So these sights told me that if my heelside slide doesn’t work, I should try the “Coleman Slide”. So I sighed (*sigh*), and… <bum bum bum> went to Google!! “How to Coleman Slide”. And the first site, no joke, tells me to first learn to skate.
Yeah. So I closed every one of the 16 tabs in FireFox I had going. It gave me a feeling of power, let me tell you. So I may not be able to learn to snowboard online (who would have guessed? lol), I can still close the window. That is a pretty sad power trip, but whatever.
Then I opened FireFox back up, cuz I forgot that I still needed my email up. Sad.