Words that flow...

Words and images - powerful elements of our everyday life. Most of the time we take them for granted, but sometimes something happens to make you aware of how important they are... and how thankful you are to have the opportunity to use or appreciate them. Here lies some of my words and pictures (which are untouched apart from cropping, unless I've said otherwise) - Please add your words to mine, and leave a comment. Thanks for visiting!

10 February 2007

A Snowday on the run - sledging video!

I'm not blogging this weekend, as I've got a few things to deal with, but I'll leave you with this vid for your amusement! :-D:

(watch out - it seems to have developed a couple of silent patches (including first clip)... so don't be fooled into putting the volume right up!! :-) )

© Annelisa Christensen 4:22 pm

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At February 10, 2007 10:46 pm, Blogger Katie McKenna said...

lol.. so much fun! I love the big dog too!

At February 11, 2007 4:14 am, Blogger Dan said...

This brings back some wonderful memories. Did you make this video? It's very cool, with the titles and special effects and stuff.

Regardless, thanks for sharing this.

At February 11, 2007 10:40 am, Blogger that frolicsome kid said...

No, no, no and NOOO!!! It's sooo unfair! What? You guys get to sledge in the snow? =O =(

Okay, just kidding! =P But wow, to tell you the truth, this is the first time I have seen people sledging down the snow-covered hill...in person! It's really amazing, Annelisa! =D There's this longing in me now living in an equatorial country wanting to play, even to just touch, snow! =O

Thank you so, SO much for sharing! I had fun too watching and laughing at your family and you sledging down the hill. The climb wasn't that exciting though (I knew you totally are against climbing it! =P).

Now I wish there are four seasons here! =P It's too bad I can't really stand the cold. =(

At February 11, 2007 4:45 pm, Blogger TopChamp said...

Hello - still snowy? I notice your blog list has expanded again! And just when I was thinking 'how did annelisa teach me to link in comments again....?'

Hope your weekend's good. We're off to stay in a wigwam for a couple of nights so I'll see you when I get back.

At February 11, 2007 5:11 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Girlfriend!!

I hope you are taking a well deserved break.......from your life!! I love this YouTube vid - it seems like a perfect metaphor for my life.....climbing that hill over and over and over.......and always getting flipped upside down before I make it to the bottom........Wow.......life in a snapshot......smile


At February 11, 2007 8:46 pm, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Annelisa, and still go back up the hill for more
PS - Aren't you supposed to go down head first, not feet first?

I guess its fun either way - lol!

At February 12, 2007 8:53 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hiya Katie - thanks for stopping by! It was. It was great fun, tumbles 'n all! The dog isn't ours, it belonged to another family on the slope, but wasn't it a sweetie! Looked like it was enjoying it as much as the rest of us... We took our dog out earlier, and he just loves to catch snowballs in his mouth!

Hello again Dan - Yeah, it's great having kids to relive it all through. The video was another one I used to practice editing and putting on titles etc... I'm hoping to do another one for MOI's second song (it was her first one that's the top of the sidebar)... and I want to do a better job than the first one...

Hey, Hey FK!! I thought you were going to do a house swap...? Then you could do it in the winter when it's snowing! (trouble is, it's such a rarity here... you'd be better off going further north - they got loads!) :-D

lol...How did you guess about the climbing? That hill sure did take it out of me... I didn't realise how unfit I am until I did that hill a few times!! :-D

I don't know about not standing the cold, but I think you get used to it gradually... Winter doesn't just come over night... Bit by bit you add more layers of clothing, until you suddenly look like the Michelin Man (you know, the one made of tyres?) mid-winter! It's not so bad... you get open fires and yummy hot choccie to warm you..

Snow went the same day, Topchamp :-( Shame... I wish I was a bit further north - they had lots in Birmingham, I hear.

Does staying in a wigwam mean you're going to be outside? You must be stark raving bonkers! Hope you don't get snowed-in :-D

Have a great time (you mad-woman you! )

[Oh, the extra blog... It was there all the time, I just 'hid' it for a bit, as it was really just to show MOI how to do certain stuff... but I guess I might as well leave it up - you never know, it might help someone else too...]

Hiya girlfriend Kitty, How're you doin'?

If you call clearing the boys' room a break... no-one deserves what I had to deal with this weekend in their bedroom!!! It was awful. It was horrible. It was hideous! (a bit like Scurrilous before she had a bath!) You might know what I mean, if your kids are like that too...

I won't go into details, but to say I couldn't walk from one end of the room to the other was an understatement! Now, the floor is clear and uncluttered (don't know where they're going to sleep though... I put it all on their beds!! :-D )

I guess with the ups and downs it's probably even more of a metaphor for your bi-polarity than being on a rollercoaster, isn't it.... Cos the slide down you have to stay balanced, and then you actually have to do the work to get back up again... you don't just get taken back up... I see what you mean...

Quasar9 - I don't think I had much choice which way I went down!! :-D

We had two sorts of sledges - the first was the kind of traditional type and the second my sister picked up in Norway - like a round tray with handles. The traditional one was, for some reason, totally beyond my control.... I kept cutting right across all the other tracks (lucky a lot of people had gone home at that point, else there would have been some major collisions! ). The 'tray' ones are brilliant - they go over all the lumps and bumps and muddy patches... fair whizzing down!

It's just a shame the snow didn't last... you can only do that in short bursts... exhaustion hit after about the fifteenth run! :-)

At February 12, 2007 4:40 pm, Blogger krystyna said...

Hi Annelisa!
I enjoyed your wonderful video and so beautiful song!!!Thanks!

At February 12, 2007 5:08 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Thanks very much Krystyna - I really appreciate you saying so :-) The song is Mother of Invention's - and I think it's gorgeous too!

At February 12, 2007 6:34 pm, Blogger David Hodges said...

I love you, Annelisa. What a treat to hear your voice and slide along with you and the boys and the beautiful dog. It was so personal I got chills from the cold and goosebumps from the emotion of it all. Just beautiful.

At February 12, 2007 9:06 pm, Blogger ann said...

brrrrrrrrr........ oh those were the days when the children were young (and so was I)

loved the heavy breathing... LOL

At February 12, 2007 10:12 pm, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

And listen! Let it be understood.
Voice of reason won't be confounded
Time's main objective is common good.
Stand tall - statue-still - and be counted!

Love It!
PS _ I meant to ask aren't you supposed to go down feet first, not head first - but like you say, you didn't seem to have a choice either way

PPS Ann - Yep, I noticed the heavy breathing too - but didn't dare ask what she might be up to.
Maybe it was just the exertions on the snow lol!

At February 13, 2007 12:23 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hello again, David - good to see you here - I've just been over to yours, and read your fantastic quadrilogy (or whatever you call it when ther's four... oh yes, quartet! :-D) of stories... excellent stuff! And really, best when read in reverse. The first of the four was absolutely perfect to read last :-)

And Happiness for All
His Unhappiness
My Unhappiness
Their Unhappiness

Glad you enjoyed the video - it was a fun time, and it was also fun to make the video...

At February 13, 2007 12:25 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

lol :-D You mean the steam train going past Ann?

Yeah, it was a regular that day...

And just as reliable as Thomas the Tank Engine :-)

At February 13, 2007 12:30 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

I kinda liked my Dona Nobis Pacem poem Q9... so I'm glad you read it.. and liked something of it.

:-D Some went down head first... them that had the choice, that is... I just went whichever way gravity took me...

And hey! What's this about the puffing, everyone!! Bet you would've puffed just as much... it was steep for goodness sakes! Real Steep.... course it's not me getting older... and unfitter... :-S

At February 13, 2007 12:54 am, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Finally, it's letting me comment! This is so neat to get a slice of your life! I love hearing your English accents! And the huffing and puffing which doean't have a n accent! It's a universal language, that!

I'm glad someone else can figure out your instructions how to post links etc. even if I can't..so it wasn't a total waste of time for you! I'll keep trying!

At February 13, 2007 1:14 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Ok! OK! What is this about the puffing MOI [and all!]???!!!

I give you a perfectly good video of peoples tumbling head over heals (again and again!) and all you can focus on is my puffing!! :-D

...but maybe the 'universal language' tells me you're not the fittest person in the world, huh?

Well, about the links, MOI... there's always another day... when it's had time to sink in... and you can start from fresh... I'm not giving up hope yet - you've mastered other stuff!
But, I have to admit, it's nice that someone else has made use of it...

At February 14, 2007 10:59 pm, Blogger Mohawk Chieftain said...

Now this... brings back memories of when snow was actually fun!

Dontcha just hate boots, cuz they make yer feet look BIG!?

At February 15, 2007 11:18 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

lol! Yeah, these are my doc martins, and they're actually too big for me (I think I got them when I was pregnant, and my feet were all swollen! :-D), but I love 'em - they're just so tough!!

It's such a shame the fun gets knocked out of us, isn't it... sometimes it takes kids to remind you...

At March 31, 2007 12:13 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey annelisa,its dana thankyou for reading my poems!!!!send me one of your best ones,and I will send you another one of mine.

Dana,Peace,Love,and Empathy!!!

write back a.s.a.p


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