Sunday, February 16, 2014

Warning: Avalanche Danger Remains High

I don’t have any actual photographic evidence of Lady M skiing Aspen, other than this shot of her on the flats. As you can see, the green beard makes her totally unidentifiable;

mo mask aspen 2014 copy Except for the little eye

So absent any new photo-journalism provided by our MIA MSM, I’m offering this repost from last year’s Aspen vacay. It’s still appropriate, from the musical selection right through to the Ramirez cartoon. And while it does feature the now world famous “Babushka Mooch,” she actually debuted back in 2011 when we were slumming in Vail. So hop aboard and join me in the Avalanche Zone – where we are all living on the edge:

Amerika- Riding “Shotgun Down the Avalanche” - originally posted February 13, 2013

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Shotgun Down the Avalanche** by Shawn Colvin


As you know, the Aspen photo embargo has been quite successful. The fact that you haven’t seen even so much as a cellphone shot indicates the overall good breeding, manners and political affiliation of the type of people who ski Aspen. That, and the fact Lady M had the SS shut down one of the mountains on Buttermilk to the riffraff in order to assure her…uh, a wide berth on the way down. It’s no biggie: the people in Washington get used to it, I’m sure the skiers here will too.

And, as we have in the past, Lady M is skiing incognito.

michelle-obama-skiing-vail-aspen-michelles-mirror-sad-hill-newsYes, that’s me following along on my snowboard, as usual, “bringing up the rear.”

I can report that we’ve taken a few tumbles this year, only one of which triggered an avalanche:

avalanche-mountain-snowlandscapes-720x1280Lady M down!

Butt she had a soft landing. They’re still analyzing the size of the landing hole, butt it may just be historic.

snow densityMeasuring the size of the…uh, landing pad.

Here is a picture the SS took of Lady M and me, butt as you can see the “front office” redacted portions of it in order to meet federally mandate guidelines:

mo motus aspen 2013 copy

Anyway, so far we’re having a wonderful time. I just hope everyone stays safe because sliding down a slippery slope can be very dangerous.

RAMFNLclr-010812-avalanche-_jpg_cms_h/t Ramirez

**Due to the recent move by the Colorado legislature (thanks to Joey B’s interference inference into the debate) to implement far more stringent gun control measures, you are requested to replace all of the “shotgun” references in Shawn’s song with “hot buns.” Thank you for your cooperation.

Wow! Aside from now being able to enjoy a doobie anywhere, anytime, not much else has changed in Colorado in the past 12 months. As of last reports, the avalanche danger remains as high as the state’s populace.

And finally: I know I said that yesterday was the final day of the Who Wore It Better contest, butt I have one more and then – I swear - I’m putting it to rest until next year’s New York Fashion Week. This one is special though, because Lady M has a distinct age advantage (24 years) so I think she has a chance to land on the podium. What do you think: WWIB, Raquel Welch at 70 (honest!) or MO, at 46 (White House Correspondence Dinner 2010) ?

raquel and Mo

Maybe a different angle will help with your deliberations:


Don’t worry, I’ll be back tomorrow with a full report on Big Guy’s Sunnylands golf vacation diplomatic meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan.

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