Went skiing with my mum and sis today. We all woke up very early, before the sun was up, and I was damn lucky to have an energy drink. Then my sis treated me and Mum to Starbucks. I got a frappuccino, of course, with caffeine. When we got there, I started off so awkward and even fell on my back and had to be helped up by my mum and one of the ski-lift attendants. That was so damn funny... I was wearing so many layers of clothing that I could barely move. I still skied quite well, according to my sister. It had been years since I did this, but I knew how to maneuver pretty well. Would have done better if it weren't for my calves and shins screaming at me to stop.
I had to stop and rest quite a bit, and man those ski boots were uncomfortable. My toes were numb, my calves were aching whenever I walked, and the boots sometimes pinched me. Still, I had great fun going down that long slope. My sis told me I was always more daring than she was. Me? I was just trying to ski decently and avoid crashing into anything or anyone. Luckily, there were no collisions.
Also had some fun at the bar & grill after skiing myself sore. I had some conversations with a few people from Brazil, and I could understand some of their Portuguese, while they understood some of my Spanish since the two languages are so similar. It was kinda neat when I was able to impress some Spanish-speaking ski lift attendants with my command of their language.
Yeah, unlike the stereotypical aspie, I do like to meet new people and chat with them, and I really like impressing people with my command of a foreign language. There was quite a language barrier with one Brazilian woman, but she was nice, and I told her I got interested in learning some Portuguese from some customers at my former workplace and the Baté ó Pé cockatiel video. She laughed at that.
Really fun day, and we didn't have any real problems. I will, however, be stiff and sore tomorrow due to those boots. I mean, it's like they were invented by a guy who wanted to create the most uncomfortable piece of footwear ever. OUCH! Then again, I was stiff and sore for a few days after I broadsided a truck (it was the other driver's fault... long story) and at least I'm alright.
I want to go back and maybe strengthen these calf muscles - they've turned into total pussies over the years lol!