snowboarder of the year

12/30/16


Good morning!

I’m heading home today after a wonderfully long holiday. Sorry for my absence. I don’t usually drop my blog as I did this week, but I wanted to give my kiddos my full attention.

In other news, I’m strangely optimistic about the new year!

Happy Friday ❤️
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Marco Siffredi was a 23-year-old French snowboarder with great aspirations. One such was to be the first person to snowboard down Mount Everest. He achieved this aspiration on 23 May, 2001, with the help of oxygen. However, due to lack of snow, Siffredi had to snowboard down an alternative route, the Norton Couloir, to the one he considered the Holy Grail of snowboarding, the Hornbein Couloir. Dissatisfied, Siffredi decided that he would attempt to snowboard down the Hornbein and departed for Nepal in August 2002, reaching the summit of Mount Everest on 8 September, 2002. The weather quickly changed and the two Sherpas that accompanied Siffredi urged him to  turn back as it was much too dangerous and Siffredi was complaining about being weak and tired. Siffredi disregarded their warnings and began to make his way to the Hornbein after resting for one short hour. It was shortly after this that the Sherpas lost sight of him but later reported seeing what they believed to be a man sliding down the face of the North Col. A search party discovered that snowboard tracks end approximately 1,500 feet down the Horbein Couloir. His body was never found.

Rules | Answer the 20 questions and tag 20 amazing followers you’d like to get to know better.

Tagged by: @wicked-chocolatine

Name | Melissa
Nicknames | Mel
Zodiac sign | Capricorn
Height | (5'3) ish
Orientation | Straight
Nationality | Scottish 
Favorite fruit | Peaches
Favorite season | Autumn
Favorite book | The Outsiders by S.E Hinton
Favorite flower | Cherokee Rose
Favorite scent | Discontinued perfume called True Glow
Favorite color | Blue
Favorite animal | Horses
Coffee, tea, or hot cocoa | Tea
Average sleep hours | 6
Cat or dog person | Cat
Favorite fictional character | Carol Peletier and Daryl Dixon
Number of blankets you sleep with | Two 
Dream trip | Snowboarding in Iceland/California desert
Blog created | 2 years ago
Number of followers | 386

I’ll tag 10.

@milenadaniels @lovesdaryl @now-youre-a-man @reedusadixon @landing-place4chalk-or-limestone @nearthewalkingdead @carol-on @dawnsbae @superleeleehipster @foreverlovingdaryldixon

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Justin Trudeau has had a number of careers: schoolteacher, snowboard instructor, and since last year, prime minister of Canada. Now he’s an action hero. A new issue of Civil War II from Marvel Comics, being released Aug. 31, has Trudeau facing evil-doers in the halls of Canada’s Parliament — and in the boxing ring.

The front cover shows Trudeau sitting in the corner of a boxing ring, elbows resting on the ropes. He’s wearing boxing shorts, a tank top emblazoned with a large maple leaf and a smile that’s a bit difficult to read.

“I was going for a little bit of, I guess, a little bit of attitude, a little bit of smugness, like you don’t know if he’s already been boxing for a little bit and he’s going back in, or he’s just starting out and gearing himself up,” says Ramon Perez, the cartoonist behind the depictions of Trudeau.

The image of the 44-year-old Trudeau is one of two covers Marvel Comics is using for its latest edition. The company will often produce a regular issue and one with a variant cover, which is usually in greater demand by collectors. The story line remains the same.

The issue with Trudeau on the cover — the variant — features a Canadian superhero squad called Alpha Flight, with members who have access to information about crimes in the future. The main cover only shows members of the Alpha Flight squad.

Can A Canadian Prime Minister Be An Action Hero? Marvel Comics Thinks So

Comics: Artwork by Ramon Perez/Courtesy of Marvel