New York and the Meaning of Helmet
New York City!!
I’m off to New York City today!!
I’m so excited about it, I’m positively “HELMET!” Oh.. have I not explained that to you yet? Well… time for some K-Hutt lore.
Many years ago, in a land far, far.. OK, not that far away.
But it was when I was still pretty newly living in the Tahoe region.
A small group of my most awesome BFF’s were slated to come up to my mountain home for a visit… and to go skiing/snowboarding. I skied, they boarded.
This was their first visit. I wanted everything to be purrrrfect!
I was so excited.
No, BEYOND excited! I can go to a place of excitement even dogs can’t hear, given the right circumstances… and this was one of them.
They arrived. I was practically leaping with joy and eager to get them whatever they wanted. Food? Here!! More blankets? DONE! Music?? ON!!
Now you get to picture it: I was wearing powder blue microfleece p’s. The importance of this will come clear in a minute.
Two of us danced to a Madonna song on MTV, matching her steps in a rather choreographically challenged manner, causing the other of the two to collapse with laughter.
They asked me what kind of skier I was. I said “black diamond.” They asked if I wore a helmet. I said yes. They wanted to see it. I put it on.
Right.. so now that’s: microfleece PJ’s, puffy slipper, ski helmet. Check.
Next: one says she’s going to lie on the floor to watch TV. I say: NO! I have just the thing… and run to get the super comfy purple foam futon. It’s the kind that tri-folds and that you can carry, although it’s awkward.
The friends can’t stop laughing, because I’m like a hyperactive puppy at this point.
Then I appear: microfleece PJ’s, puffy slippers, ski helmet, big purple futon – and my head cocked to the side, because the thing is so unwieldy to carry.
A photo is taken and..
A brand new term is coined for the level of excitement in which one should really wear head protection for everyone’s safety: Helmet.
To be forevermore recorded and spoken in the spirit of pure elevation of spirit.
I leave for New York today and…
And now you know what that truly means. Wheeeeeeee!!!
PS… I was graciously given permission to take this photo at Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, CA. Thank you!!