Today’s home schooling involved acid and chemistry. Google’ed my way through some videos on how to recondition lead-acid batteries and get them working again instead of buying new ones. You probably remember The Wolf from Pulp Fiction. Acid is scary. Luckily I had my dad’s leather ski mask from the 60’s, a Nomex flight suit a buddy gave me, beer googles, shit kickers from Iceland and some baking soda to dump all over myself to counter an acid spill. Will update soon on whether the science experiment paid off. Anyone need some acid?
Quarantine. Harder than it sounds.
It’s a beautiful day to invest a couple trillion dollars in our people, businesses and country. Hope this helps a lot of people. #$2,000,000,000,000. (Think this is correct? )
Thursday - feeling a bit foggy. There will be some shitty moments. Will learn something ( check out @draplin for a youth lesson today ). We’ll be stronger, smarter and sunnier at some point. Favorite new quote - “never let a crisis go to waste”. Stay strong everyone.
Photo collection inspired by Joe Exotic. Kitties. Mullets. Sweet hair. Party! “We had an employee who stuck her arm through the cage and a tiger tore her arm off.” – Joe Exotic / Tiger King / Quarantine Solutions
Morning. Dog ✔️ Coffee ✔️ World ✔️ Barely enough bandwidth for school and work ✔️ Onward ✔️
We burned a Xmas tree to help clean up a friends yard. . But if you’re bored, here’s some interesting info about burning Xmas trees. Stay curious. Stay home. . . EVERY NEW YEAR’S EVE in the Netherlands, the residents of two suburbs of The Hague take to a beach on the North Sea to build the two biggest bonfires on the planet. It’s a kind of competition: the two crews have just six days to stack as many wooden pallets as they can, beginning right after Christmas. Then, at midnight on New Year’s Eve, the structures are set on fire. This past year, the boys from Scheveningen beat their rivals from the Duindorp neighborhood, creating a wooden pile that rose to an official height of 35 meters, or around 114.8 feet tall. (There are rumors online that the bonfire was even higher, but only city officials are allowed to release the number. ) There’s a sort of rival bonfire in Norway, a neatly organized and safely fastened stack of pallets piled up for a festival called Slinningsbålet, that rose to 132.7 feet tall in 2007. But if we’re measuring cubically, which Guinness World Records does, Scheveningen beat Duindorp’s previous record in 2015, with a bonfire measuring 8,695 cubic meters (about 307,061 cubic feet ). The origins of these vreugdevuren, or bonfires, go back to the 19th century and beyond. Christmas trees came to Holland around 1850, and after Christmas teenage boys would roam the streets looking for discarded trees to set on fire. But this particular tradition, a kind of civil madness in which Christmas trees and wood are burned during New Year’s, started after World War II. Police have jumped in to curtail the fiery festivities many times over the years; there is even a word, kerstbomenjacht, for the hunt for trees to fuel the post-Christmas fires. And though teenage boys are not roaming the city looking for kindling in quite the same way they once did, as these twin bonfires can attest, traditions die hard, if at all.
How many times can you say “6 FEET!”
Didn’t horde. Can you spare a square? In all reality just trying to use child labor to elicit a chuckle when there’s not a lot to laugh about. Stay strong friends. #springbreak2020
@natasha_e_a home schooling with low risk friends
Love this shot that Natasha captured. Smartphone. Smart kid.
Stay close to home, socially distant, safe and hydrated. ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
#rideonjake Thank you!!!
#rideonjake Today people will gather at 13 mountains around the world and celebrate Jake Burton. A better world when you experience it with some wood, fiberglass and P-Tex under your feet. My Stratton certification when I was 12 and Ben now at 12.
At our monthly business meeting the wonderfully thoughtful, @big_air_bacon , reminded us that in tough times community and the arts hold things together. Dave brought in this amazing musician to play a set for us on his dad’s Steinway. We will come out of this stronger.
Not a lot of Denny’s have a cocktail lounge and full bar and that’s probably a really good thing. Glad I had a strong team for this adventure.
Snow is such a magical substance.
Anyone can shred well, but the true test is how well you apres.
About 20 years ago these two guys hired me and I moved to Colorado. All the little things that lead to big things. Easily could have gone a different way and I’d be in a different place. But so thankful how it went and that 20 years later, we are sitting here together.
So much love for small ski areas that offer massive shred. @whitewaterskiresort was amazing. Love riding places for the first time.