Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Faster than a speeding bullet...

I finally logged onto the new computer last night (thanks Jim!) and I ended up having to FORCE myself to go to bed last night.
Not only did I have a million emails to read (which took forever to get through) but this computer is so fast, I wanted to stay on line forever!
Pages loaded with lightening speed, videos played with ease, etc...etc... it was awesome.

I'm sure you've all heard about it, but I have to mention it on here, because I can't stop laughing about it. It was all over the news this morning, and it was brought to my attention as I was leaving work last night.

I'm referring to the poor guy that ended up dangling from the ski lift completely naked.

This is the story, for those of you who haven't heard....

Southern exposure: Man left dangling trouserless and upside down after Vail ski lift mishap

A skier at Colorado's luxury Vail ski resort was left suffering from a double case of exposure after a freak accident left him dangling upside down and pantless from a ski lift.
The man - who has not been identified - boarded the high speed lift in Vail's Blue Sky basin last Friday morning with a child.

But unfortunately, according to reports, it appeared the chairlift's fold-down seat was not in the correct lowered-down position - causing the man to partially fall through the resulting gap as he attempted to board the lift.
He was prevented from plummeting to the ground below by his right ski, which became jammed in the ascending lift.
Whether he will be grateful for that fact or not remains to be seen.

With his boot remaining securely in its binding, his pants appeared to have also been caught in the lift as he fell - leaving him utterly exposed.
The many tourists in the crowded ski resort promptly whipped out their cameras.
He was stuck in the undignified position for about 15 minutes before Vail personnel were able to back the lift up and rescue him, according to The Smoking Gun website.

I hope this guy has a good sense of humor....I'm sure it I were in his shoes (or skis) I'd be horrified at first, but I'm sure I'd warm up to the attention. :-)

Just this morning I was walking with a co-worker back from getting coffee and walked directly into one of those 'Caution Wet Floor' signs that they put up in malls and almost fell on my face.
I was chatting away and clearly didn't see it, but ended up kicking it across the floor to the delight of a group of about 5 people walking towards me. One of them was kind enough to pick it up and reposition it while I stood there in hysterics.

If you can't laugh at yourself.......

Happy Hump Day!!!


RG said...

So, now that your computer has consistent power, we can expect return emails now?

AJohnP said...

Yes! Absoultely, I promise.

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