On January 24th, 1996, Dave was enjoying a few hours of night skiing at
in the Snoqualmie pass. It was a great night - it had been snowing furiously all day
and while he was there. All in all, pretty fun. Until he fell over and his
was partially torn and the
ruptured (both in his left knee). This lead to surgery to repair the MCL and replace (!) the PCL
which lead to physical therapy which lead to meeting Monica (who had also bashed her knee skiing)
who introduced Dave to Barbara. Lesson: if you're looking for a wife, subject yourself to a painful injury.