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2022-06-08 at 00:14 - comment by mike w
A.T. - What's even more strange is that my Mom said I had a long-lost twin brother who was abducted by a Sasquatch wearing wolverine shoes!
2022-06-07 at 01:59 - comment by aqua toque
Henry... well her mother's side of the family is French-Canadian but it wouldn't surprise me if they talk funny like that in Portugal too.
Mike.... the same birthday! What a bizarre coincidence! Are you in fact the long-lost twin brother that Mom claimed had been abducted by sasquatch on eSkis? I never believed her because at the time eSkis had yet to be invented.
2022-06-06 at 22:18 - comment by HenryL
José (pronounced "joe-zay)
The Portugese pronunciation?
2022-06-05 at 23:52 - comment by mike w
A Toque - Thanks for finding that film. The Ides of July it is, especially since it's my birthday too!
2022-06-05 at 21:31 - comment by aqua toque
Mike, OK, I'd settle for The Ides of July...it's my birthday!
Thanks for the link to the Helen Rennie story. Did some more googlesing and found a great film.
She's quite a gal but sure talks funny.
2022-06-03 at 00:21 - comment by SteveR
Aqua, I never had that Saints album, but loved the song from the moment I first heard it (1977?) and still do, but I hadn't heard it for years until it popped into mind when reading your report. Thanks-that's what I call "classic rock"! I do have their mid 80's album- All Fools Day, which contained the song Just Like Fire Would- covered by Bruce Springsteen of all people in 2014, which is quite the compliment to the Saints. RIP Chris Bailey.
2022-06-02 at 19:07 - comment by mike w
...and I had to include a report on Scottish skiing to rectify A Toque's non-Scottish reference to Glasgow.
2022-06-02 at 19:00 - comment by mike w
My comment was click-bait to start a discussion on when the 2022/23 season begins. A Toque suggests September 15. How about the first skiable snowfall after the end of July? Maybe we could even have a contest!
Skier Completes 10 Years of Skiing Every Month of the Year on Scottish Snow
2022-06-02 at 18:11 - comment by aqua toque
Thanks Steve. Yeah, I had that album. Coincidentally, whilst researching the background info for this report I came across the news that the front man from The Saints had passed away in April of this year at the age of 65.
Mike...first report of 22/23?!!...no, no, no...as Chuck points out above there is still lots left of 21/22. The change of season doesn't happen until The Ides of September.
2022-06-02 at 03:43 - comment by SteveR
Good work Toque. Got in some turns, and you didn't get stranded, far from home!
2022-06-01 at 14:00 - comment by mike w
Based on the title, I was expecting a ski report from the Scottish Highlands! Is this the last report of the 2021/2 season or the first report of the 2022/3 season!?
2022-05-31 at 04:26 - comment by SkierRoger
Ah yes, I recall your first post on this website - Chronicles of the Obscure. Not enough snow at this time last year, but still a lovely bit of story telling. Technically, a much more successful trip this time around.
It seems that you transform into Aqua Hat in the off-season.
Never heard the Saint’s before. Awesome!
Still, smoking is bad for you.
Return to Glasgow
Report Submitted by aqua toque
(trip) Date: Saturday May 28, 2022
Submitted: Tuesday May 31, 2022 at 01:20
We encountered first snow after less than 2hrs hiking.
Transitioned to skis and skins and had excellent travel on continous snow a short time later.
Glasgow Gully had rollerball debris so we carried on up the valley....
...to this slope....
...where turns were had.
I'm just sitting in my chair when a voice comes on the air -- Says "Why don't you try it? You'll feel all right! -- It's a great new brand of smokes -- Cool your head and clears your throat -- Keeps you young and so in touch!" -The Saints
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Link 2 total photo set.
José Jose (pronounced "joe-zay hoe-zay")
To commemorate the 1st anniversary of my premier trip report on SkierRoger I returned to the Mount Glasgow area (location of the original) exactly a year to the day+1 later.
On this occasion my associate José Jose came along to pose for photos and help document the proceedings. It was a successful and joyous outing!