Thursday, January 7, 2010

Swoosh

I don't know how to ski but these sure make me wish I did. I gave skiing a shot when I was very young. My father is a great skier and he decided to take me for the first time when I was about 11 years old. Big mistake. Can you say awkward???? My body didn't know which way it was going. I was really uncoordinated and I couldn't even get myself up the damn tug rope! I was completely humiliated. And it didn't help at all that my dad made fun of me and my little sister who is 4 years younger than me turned out to be a total natural at the sport and was swooshing down black diamonds on the first day. I was not a happy camper. Never again, I swore.

I did agree to give cross country skiing a shot a few years later on a family trip to Quebec. Brave right? I went with the same individuals as the first time. Don't know why I agreed to it but I ended up being pretty happy with how that went. But I never tried it again. Too scarred from my first skiing experience.

But these photos have me thinking. Maybe I can go get hypnotized and overcome my fears so I can give it another shot....:)

Images: Vogue Paris 11/06 found here

7 comments:

A Diary of Lovely said...

I see all these people loving skiing and I'm very jealous but had a similar experience to yours and said "never again, thanks" but now I would love to give it a go again, but I think it's something you should do as a kid not a grown up woman... people over 15 learning to ski? have you ever had a chance to look at them? funny! and awkward honestly! it's kind of painful!
These pictures are gorgeous though, no wonder you want to give it a go! if you decide to go for it, good luck!! let us know how it goes ;-)

SogniSorrisi said...

I haven't been skiing in awhile (I prefer the chalet, truthfully), but these images are definitely inspiring.

Natalie said...

Hahaha - I don't think it's quite so elegant - but I do love to ski. :)

Mo said...

I had a similar experience to you, except I skiied many years of my childhood before calling it quits!
Cross-country skiing sounds better. Less hills.
These pictures are tres sexy, I for sure wouldn't look like that if I went skiing now. :)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh my gosh these are so sexy, love them....where's the ski's.

That is too bad about your awful 1st experience honey, not fun at all.
xxx

Giovanna said...

i love these photos! they make skiing look so glamorous, but as an avid snowboarder, i've got to tell you, there's nothing glamorous about a high of 9 degrees - which is what it will be when i'm in vermont tomorrow. :) so not looking forward to it at this point.
i do think you should try it again though! maybe take a snowboarding lesson? it's harder to learn at first, but you can master it much more easily than skiing...or at least that was my experience.

Fé... said...

Oh, I'm loving this editorial so much. Thanks for posting!