The First Time Essay

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The First Time

Slush, Slush, Slush, "Ahhhhhhhhhh!" "Well, there goes another graceful one," I looked admirably down the slope, "How do they do that?" "With lots of practice?!" Veronica replied sarcastically. "No kidding!" I gave her a look.
Then with a unsure voice I said, "I'm going to try it myself, wish me luck."
"Break a leg?!" "Ha, Ha, very funny." Slowly, I crabbed walked up the slope.
Shaking all over, I was afraid to look down. Yet, I still had the courage to stagger myself to the top. Feeling a little dizzy by the high altitude, I took a deep breath of the cold frost bitten air. Then without a second thought, I lowered my knees and gave it a quick
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"Has your mind been blown away by the wind?"

"I'm still alive?" I cried gratefully. "I guess so." "How did I look when I came down?" "You looked magnificent, and I got it all on film," Veronica said proudly, "Even the part when you landed flat on your face buried down in the snow," she laughed. I groaned. "There is one part that I don't understand though," she said puzzled. "Oh? What is that?" "Why were your arms flying all over the place when you came down?" she looked at me, "Like a frantic baby birdie who's just learning how to fly." Grinning mysteriously, I remembered my thoughts of how my spirt had float away from my body. "That was a high leveled stunt my dad taught me when I was little," I lied. "Really?!" "Ya! Want me to teach you?" "And end up with my face in the snow? That's okay." "Well, at least try skiing down the slope like I did." "Are you sure?" "Ya! Come on," I said excitedly as I grabbed her arm, sliding into the distance, leaving narrow roadways in the snow. Hey, what do you expect from a first time skier. It wasn't so bad though. At least I got a feeling of what flying was like without sitting uncomfortably in the plane. Maybe next time I go back to see my folks in Taiwan,
I'd be able to get through with the flight without feeling air sick all the time.

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