Document type : vocene
Date : 2009-01-22
Description : VOCene #24
Content :
VOCene #24 – January 22th, 2008
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In this VOCene:

I. Upcoming Trips and Events
1) Tele School 2009, Jan 24
2) Meghan's Powfest Hut trip, Jan 24-25
3) Some of sort of Skiing Trip, Jan 24 and/or 25
4) Red Rocks Climbing Trip, February 14-22
5) Girls just a wanna have fun, Jan 31- Feb 1
6) Non-Discriminatory Trip, Jan 31 – Feb 1

II. Ms. Manners

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I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Tele School, Jan 24
Tele-School is this Saturday and there are still a few beginner spots available on the wiki! Join us for a day of learning to Telemark at Mt. Seymour Resort!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Tele_School_2009

2) Meghan's Powfest Hut trip, Jan 24-25
Hoards of attractive young ladies need rides up to Garibaldi Park this weekend. Drivers are needed for Powfest at the Burton hut trip! While recent warm temperatures and now cold temperatures means there won't be much pow, you can be guaranteed there will be adventure, a fun time and yummy fondue too! (disclaimer: access to the hut is not guaranteed- but lots of cuddling can be if there is no hut)
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Meghan%27s_Powfest_Burton_Hut_2009

3) Some of sort of Skiing Trip, Jan 24 and/or 25
Not sure of the status of this trip, but there’ll be some sort of plans. More than anything it seems they need a driver.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=7614&t=7614

4) Red Rocks Climbing Trip, February 14-22
Vancouver is foggy, cold, and wet - so why not head down to Red Rocks/Las Vegas for Reading Break? Check out the wiki to arrange partners and rides.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Red_Rocks_Reading_Week_Trip_2009

5) Girls just a wanna have fun, Jan 31- Feb 1
If you are a girl in the VOC, you have probably like I been sitting in a car full of guys driving up the sea to sky listening to them talking about tools and cars all the way. And it is not that I don't like the company of guys, but miter saws and power drills just doesn't do it for me. Therefor I think it is time that the VOC celebrate the female sex. It is time to include the ladies and exclude the guys. It is time for cutting soft beautiful curves in the powder. It is time for hot chocolate with baileys. It is time for the VOC's first (but hopefully not last) girls only trip.
This is a beginner friendly trip, although it is recommended that you are in reasonable shape as it is a long way in to the hut.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Girls_just_a_wanna_have_fun_Jan_31_2009

6) Non-Discriminatory Trip, Jan 31 – Feb 1
If you are in the VOC, and like to ski, then probably, like me, you care more about how good the skiing is than the gender of your pow-shredding compadres. It is not that I don't like the company of just girls, sometimes, and just guys, other times, often both (in different ways) but really, in the end it's all about the gnar. Therefore I think it is time that the VOC celebrate skiing, again. Nothing new there then. It is, however, time to include everyone, across the entire spectrum of gender and sexuality, who isn't going on the girls-only trips this weekend. It is time for cutting soft beautiful curves in the powder. Or face-planting with skis exploding everywhere, if that's what you're into. It's all good with me. It is time for hot chocolate and Baileys, fine single-malt and desert potlucks. It is time for singing meatloaf on the way to the trailhead with both low and high voices. It is time for the VOC's first (but hopefully not last) officially declared beginner-friendly, gender-neutral, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and intersex-positive trip. Hell, this trip is so non-judgmental you can even AT and nobody will make fun. Maybe.

This is a beginner friendly trip, although it is recommended that you are in reasonable shape as it is a reasonable way in to the hut.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Gender_neutral_/_LGBTQ_positive_/_intersex_just_wanna_go_skiing_Jan_31_2009


II. Ms. Manners

Dear Ms. Manners,

I recently heard that the VOC Journal is looking for contributions from VOC members. Being capable of writing in English and having had a few fun trips, I thought I’d contribute an article. But then I heard this year’s editor is an Honours English major. I barely dragged myself through first year English. Do I have to write an article with a title on the order of “The Mental State Implications of Alpine Skiing from a Baldwinian Route Viewpoint in terms of a contextual Telemarking socio-psycho construct?” Or will something along the lines of “See Me Ski” do?

On the side, I heard English majors bite. Should I contribute anonymously?

-Aspiring Poet

Dear Aspiring Poet,

While Journal Editors may huff and puff, they’re more likely to give you shiny ribbon for participation, rather than taking a chunk of your arm out for spelling blunders. Below their rugged exteriors, Journal Editors really are great big softies who tear up when they find a poignant bit of alliteration in your article.

"The Mental State Implications of Alpine Skiing from a Baldwinian Route Viewpoint in Terms of a Contextual Telemarking Socio-Psycho Construct" is a brilliant title. However, it leaves most VOC heads hurting from trying to decipher that. Anyone who can come up with such a title should spend less time with their nose in books, and more time outside skiing!

-Ms. Manners

Help Ms. Manners out. Please write her your questions, your thoughts, and maybe perhaps some witty responses.

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