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First Snow of 2008/09!!!
« on: November 19, 2008, 12:26:03 PM »
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Re: First Snow of 2008/09!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 07:00:19 PM »
I have such mixed feelings this season. What a beautiful site!! Gromit the Beagle has no idea what to think of it. When I asked what he thought, he said, "hello!!" , so I took him out for a walk to get a straight answer. As he ran on the snow, the paul Simon classic Slip Slidin' Away came to mind, and much yuki was consumed by the little scent hound. Within 5 to 10 minutes the tennis court looked like a racoon family had taken a stroll across it. If Gromit tries licking the snow that way next month, I'll dress him in a Santa suit and leave the snow beard in tact.
The local banks have said I can't get a loan for a snow plow because I am a gaikokujin (the nice old Colonel Sanders-bow-tie-wearing loan officers at Arai Shinyo Kinko where I was also told the same day at another branch in town, "we don't do loans at Arai Shinyo Kinko".) and the snow is coming down fast (but will supposedly melt this week too). ::) My kingdom for a snowplow!
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Re: First Snow of 2008/09!!!
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Re: First Snow of 2008/09!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 12:30:50 AM »
Yeah Hawker, my wife used to work in the banking industry and says that mob is really tight with loans. Guess they really got burnt in the bubble time up your way. She suggested try Daishi in Arai or Noukyou near the eki in Myoko (or maybe Joetsu or Nagaoka). ganbatte ne.

Maybe some spiky shoes for Gromit?

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Re: First Snow of 2008/09!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008, 10:43:59 AM »
Gromit prefers it deep ::) the snow
Tried him out in the forest  ::) cross country skiing in Togakushi
And I couldn't keep up with him ::) He's fast  ::) running
I've been living alone on the mountain so long, the Freudian inuendo's just won't let up. :-[
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Re: First Snow of 2008/09!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008, 05:41:07 PM »
It's official! The Myoko tourist board has put out all its posters for Akakura Kanko this year. What WAS ShinAka, is now called: Akakan!
Akakan, Akakan. Sounds like Shaka Kahn
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Re: First Snow of 2008/09!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008, 08:22:26 PM »
Showing my age.  :-[

I remember dancing in an Edinburgh nightclub to her...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnXRI1Ce19Q

I will now be humming that song for the next three weeks. Thanks a lot laddy!


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Re: First Snow of 2008/09!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008, 12:31:19 PM »
Now to get you really ear-wigged.

"I get knocked down, but I get up again..."

"I'm on the road, from misery to happiness today, aha aha aha..."

Enjoy Akakura Scotty. Think it will be a big season.  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: First Snow of 2008/09!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008, 09:11:57 PM »
woz hoping for a real early start. look like its melting on the cams tho.  >:( >:(
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Re: First Snow of 2008/09!!!
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2008, 12:15:03 PM »
The snows are startin back. 11:30 this morning, Akakan reported steady but light snowfall up top. The temps are falling fast from tonight onwards. Looks good but not until after the weekend.
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Re: First Snow of 2008/09!!!
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2008, 03:00:43 PM »
Just checked the cam Hawker. Can't see any fresh snow. I was originally booked to come next weekend. Glad I moved it back to Jan.

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Re: First Snow of 2008/09!!!
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2008, 03:00:43 PM »

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Re: First Snow of 2008/09!!!
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2008, 03:12:22 PM »
You'd be surprised Bob. The snow can come so quickly in Myoko that there's be plenty of the white stuff within a few days. Having said that, you can't always depend on snow before New Year. Jan and Feb there will be without a doubt. Best year I remember was 1997 when I was boarding Arai (now sadly defunct) in mid November

I was just checking the cam on the Tangram page and noticed that they are making/stockpiling some snow on the main run. Guess they're hoping to open up next weekend