17/02/2008 | by Tom Copsey
But in Europe most people refer to me as “Silli”. That´s what they called me since elementary school, and I was never able to
get rid of that nickname… At least in the states they don´t call me “silli” though… I´m originally from Munich, that´s where I grew up and went to school. I
started snowboarding in Germany, too, I was terribly untalented first and broke my arm the first day.
The years when I finished “gymnasium”, I first made it to the states, and got sucked into American snowboarding pretty fast – it´s just so much better
conditions over here, and living in Breckenridge, it only takes 20 minutes from your bed onto the chairlift, so I simply love that place! Some other things I love are all kinds of sports (including lap swimming, chess and dancing), good food (sushi, Bavarian food, Mexican food, German beer) and intelligent sarcasm. I absolutely dislike any TV shows with artificial laughter and think – that for the most part – TV makes people un-creative and stupid anyways…
Another thing I couldnt live without is good music – I ride with music every day and learned to play a bunch of instrument myself, too (different kinds of flutes, clarinet and piano). I still play piano every once in a while, it´s just sad that it´s such a big instrument so you cant travel with it…
What else? If you ever see me on a mountain somewhere and you speak French, please speak french to me!! I love the French language, but I speak it less and less and forget a lot of it…
Hmmm… The last thing that really makes me who I am is probably the fact that I overthink everything way too much. That´s also why I am the worst
decision-maker in the world. There´s always good and bad things about everything, and most times it´s so damn hard to decide with simple logic
what to do. So buying a flight online or chosing a dish at the restaurant can be really hard for me. same with finding the right words in a text message and
choosing the best tricks for a contest run. Life is hard for me when there´s a choice – which is kind of stupid because having a choice should be
appreciated as a privilege!!! But don´t we always want what we don´t have? You´re in the snow, and you wished you were at a beach; you have a boyfriend
and you wished you didn´t have a boyfriend; you are in an amazing place in the end of the world, but you wished to just spend an hour with your
family & friends? but I think realizing that you want what you don´t have is already a big step forward of being more happy in life in general. It will also make you appreciate those things more, that you actually have and experience.
Okay, enough wisdom for the moment. I need to watch this Ace of base VHS tape now here at my friends place in Denver while waiting for my boardbag to
arrive from Philadelphia. Business, you know?