Every year on April, my work sets up a couple of fitness activities and encourages all employees to participate by paying for all the lessons and rentals for that activity. The most popular is Snow Day, which includes skiing, snowboarding, toboganning, and snow shoeing. I have been taking the beginner lessons in snow boarding for a couple of years now. This year, I thought I would try the intermediate level and was lucky enough to get the lesson instructor to myself because all the others that signed up for the same level couldn't make it. I was able to again try our toe- and heel-edge, and was also able to link turns. The one thing I need to work on is on making the S-turns consistently without falling on my ass. I think I just need to work on my leg muscles more in order not to get leg cramps very early on. I love snowboarding but just wish I had the stamina for it.
Our kitchen garburator had been out of order for the past few weeks and I thought I would give it some tender loving care this Christmas Holidays because we'll need it. It's a Mainline Model 1900 and has been very dependable for the past 6 years. This happened a few times before and all I did was run a wooden barbeque stick through the serrated edges of the garburator blade to dislodge whatever gunk was in there and that did the trick. It didn't this time and I was ready to spend some money. I was tempted to call our plumber and have them fix this for me (here take my money) but I thought to myself, how hard can this be. I was also tempted to take the whole thing apart to clean whatever was causing the blade to not spin but I'm sure I would have lost a few fingers or two if I did that. What did work was using something everyone already has lying around the kitchen - a butter knife. Take the butter knife and find the gap in the blade to insert the tip of the kn