Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Let it snow let it snow let it snow

I made this short video for a class project many years ago. I just want you to know that I shot all the video footage in the second half of the video hanging off the back of a snowmobile. We were going eighty.

Lots has changed since I made the video. The field it was shot in now holds $700,000 homes on 1/8 acre lots. I don't snowmobile any more. You can probably guess all the reasons why, plus one more: that was something my ex-husband loved. 'Nuff said.

Enjoy the video. It's about a minute long.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

That was great! You're quite the auteur.

Sorghum Crow said...

Fun. I'm not much of one for snow machines for recreation, but I rode a lot when I worked in Alaska, and it's hoot to go so fast on the snow. Not to mention riding hell bent for leather on breaking river ice trying trying not to sink in the deep part.

Joke alert: There was this guy in the far north tooling along on his snow machine. Suddenly there was a loud noise and a cloud of smoke and his machine ground to a halt.

He stopped and propped up the hood and started checking out the engine. As he was working, a friend rode up and stopped to help. The friend poked and prodded.

He looked up and said, "Looks like you blew a seal."

"No, that's just frost in my mustache."

Fran said...

Sorghum Cow - now that was funny.

Jess- you cover a lot of territory here, pardon the pun. Interesting. I must say that not knowing you in real life, my first thought was "Jess on a snowmobile?" Enough said as you said yourself.

I have never snowmobiled and probably will not. I hate noise pollution. The need for such speed and so forth also is not my thing.

The field is now home to $700,000 homes. Wow. Wow.

As always, you say a lot with a little. I could use a few lessons in that, me saying very little in a lot.

dguzman said...

A lot of the farmers in my valley are selling their land to developers. I hate developers.

Dr. Zaius said...

I'm with Dguzman. I am all for land developers developing their developments, and they can start all of their projects six feet under, in my opinion. let them push their wares while they are pushing up daisies, I say.

Hmm... Snowmobiles are dangerous and expensive... Sounds like my running mate, Germaine Gregarious!

"As always, you say a lot with a little." Well said, FranIAm!

Randal Graves said...

I love when developers build office buildings and they're vacant within a year of construction! But hey, if the tree didn't want to be cut, it should have moved!

Anonymous said...

the first time i snow-mobiled, ever, was after we came back from "Desert Storm". my "battle-buddy"/roommate was from Wyoming. after piddle-fucking around Fort Bliss for two weeks after we returned, they let us take leave, and he and i took off together (in a manly way of course) and visited his family in Wyoming, and mine in Texas. We went from 80-degree weather to -15 in two days. it was kinda fun. i learned a couple of important lessons:

1. don't let go of the snow-mobile when it's in the air unless you push yourself away from the snow-mobile , and...

2. trying to race some asshole (who happens to be your roommate) on a crappy, borrowed snow-mobile, among the hills, valleys, and trees that he grew up in, means you're buying the beer, so you might as well have not tried to take that one particular turn way too fast. at least you remembered to push off this time....