15 Nov 2004
This weekend, as I have for nearly a decade, my friends and I went to Warren Miller’s latest ski and snowboard movie, Impact. My friends I and go every year. It gets us excited for the upcoming ski season. Actually, I am a snow boarder, but I skied for 15 years and it is tough to not call it a ski season.
Anyway, Warren is smart guy with a profound sense of how to live a life of joy and excitement. And how to make a living at it.
So I would like to relay some words from the sage ski bum. “Memory can be your drug of choice. If you let it.”
Thinking back on my life I realized the memories are worth as much, if not more, that the experiences. Mostly because you can relive them over and over again, but the time you went to a 3d porno with Adam Curry. You only get to experience that once, but you can retell it and laugh about it for the rest of your life. Maybe even make a career of it.
Now Warren has a bit of advantage on the average podcaster. He has put out a ski movie every year for 51 years. 51 years of memories.
In an attempt to catch up I set up a personal blog for my girlfriend and I to save a few memories and photos. She loves it. It could very well be a love note that lasts a lifetime.