So I tried to ask out Alexis Waite. A bit more difficult than a movie star but I did send a few emails, one being to Roxy her primary sponsor. Will this pan out? I can almost categorically say no, but still almost. So what I’m sayin is is that I actually have a chance!
And the message:
I am writing to inquire if you would like to hang out sometime. We
could get bagels, grab a beer, hang glide, go scuba diving, wing suite
jumping, antique shopping, lots of possibilities. Now, I know this may
seem ridiculous, you are after all a professional snowboarder and I am
an entry level data support employee at a home health care provider in
North Carolina. What would we talk about? What, if any, shared
interests could there possibly be? The confluence of graphic design,
indie and popular culture, and athletics in the snowboarding community
(competitive and non-competitive)? The nature of progression, yes in
snowboarding, but also how its evolution is increasingly sustained by
broader social and technological trends like advances in film-making,
the ever widening embrace of social and environmental activism by
major industry personalities, the cosmopolitan and democratic
tendencies nurtured by travel and experience? The profound beauty of
an alpine landscape bathed in the luminous glow of a retreating sun?
The sheer humbling awesomeness of planetary exploration? I mean, IF
you’re into any of that stuff I guess.
Anyway, I should explain a little about myself. 26. Average. Worked in
snow for a bit over 14 months at a retailer in NC before heading to
grad school (the Roxy Ollie Pop is a dope board I must say).
Outdoorsy. Bearded. Fan of optimism and recklessness. Annnnyway, if
you’ve made it this far awesome, if you would like to hang out
sometime let me know. Keep rockin’, cheers to an epic season.