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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience

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November 23, 2005

A taste of warmer weather on a cold winter day

Ok this morning it was snowing, which is enough to put me in an a pretty gray funk. But not so today. This afternoon I received an email from my favorite mail order that I have actually visited in their brick-and-morter form. If you are ever in Boulder CO you have to visit Into the Wind. It's not a huge fancy store but they do have lots of kites hanging from the ceiling and every kind of string and tail you can imagine.

I am a huge kit enthusiast. Normally I have a parafoil in the truckbox of my car and I travel with a similar one when the weather is nice. One of my favorite memories is sitting on a rock on the beach on Kauai HI and slowly trailing out about 1500 feet of string on a bright yellow and pink parafoil. Of course the bad part of that is rolling it all back up...but every fun thing has a downside.

So, as you can imagine, leafing through Into the Wind's catalogue, or linking through their website, is to me what seed catalogues are for gardeners. It's a way to forget about a gray indoor day and plan for the warmer weather that is to come. Oh well I've been known to fly kits in the winter too...assuming it's not toooo cold. A brightly colored kite just lifts the soul to the heavens.

Posted by prolurkr at November 23, 2005 02:06 PM

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