Saturday, August 14, 2010

Thanks for Everything...

Hi faithful readers...

Well, I never thought this day would come...but...I am writing to you to tell you that this is my last post.

Hopefully, over the past couple of years, you've gotten to know me better. Thanks for being along with me while I moved through this massive transition from single to married, urban to rural and North to South. It helped to have you along with me. Thanks for your emails, comments -- and support.

It kind of happened at a Fourth of July pig roast (!), when a friend's daughter asked me if I missed New York. That's when I realized: I don't. For the first time, I don't miss New York. My life is here. My center is here in South Carolina. I am a Bubba-ette.

My desire is to put all of this writing energy into helping people to navigate the rapidly-changing world of work. You can follow me at

And, someday, I will turn this blog into a book. There are many pictures, essays and observations that never made this blog. So, something to look forward to...

And, please stay in touch with me. Thanks for everything. :o)

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Roundhouse's the Roundhouse! Site for the movie "Sun Valley Serenade."

And, site for our lunch yesterday. We skied down the mountain, over the valley and through the woods to get to the Roundhouse, about half-way up the mountain (at the top of the gondola).

We had to climb about 50 steps to get to the restaurant, which is not an easy feat after you've skied for 3 hours.

Then, to our meal -- I got to eat Wiener Schnitzel, Rotkohl and Spaetzle...and listen to a man play polkas on the accordion...while we looked out over Seattle Ridge and watched skiers coming down the mountain.

It just doesn't get better than that!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Today We Skied The Bowls!

Yep, that's me...on top of the mountain, at 9,200 feet, right off the chairlift, getting ready to ski the "bowls."

Thought I'd share the beauty of the backdrop with you. It was awesome.

PS. On the way to the bowls, I looked to my left and saw a virgin patch of snow. So, off went my skis so that I could scamper up to make a snow angel. Now, that was fun!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Leslie's New Helmet

Hey, how do you like my new baby-blue helmet...the one that Phebe and I bought to bring out the color of my eyes?!

Here I am sitting in front of the fireplace in the Main Lodge, after a splendid day skiing.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Sun Valley, Idaho

My husband and I are out in Sun Valley, visiting his cousin, and doing some skiing. Here's a picture taken from the top of the mountain. It was an awesome day!!!!

PS. I ran into a guy who I knew at college -- I used to help him with his papers...he was a geology major and wrote lots of papers about being on the ski patrol and bombing canyons to help avert avalanches!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Top 'O Beech

Here's a picture taken at the top of Beech Mountain, North Carolina.
Sunday was a beautiful day for skiing -- we took close to 10 runs before we called it a day.
Monday? Not so good. It poured rain last night. Good day to be working, which we are...
High hopes for tomorrow. :o)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

World's Biggest Brothers (WBB)

Yesterday I was on a flight from Chicago to Charlotte, NC.

I was sitting comfortably in my assigned seat, when I looked up and then I saw seatmates. Two guys in their twenties. One of them looked at me and said: "Congratulations. Today is your lucky day. You have the chance to sit next to The World's Biggest Brothers."

Normally, I might be pretty bummed to be sitting next to two guys who were larger than the regular fellow, you know, sides slipping over into my seat, elbows out over the armrests. Fortunately, that didn't happen here. These guys were hilarious!

At one point, a woman came over to our row and started to take one of their bags out of the overhead compartment. "I'll just move your bag over here so that I can fit my bag on the plane," she said to them.

The Brothers: "Well, it's kind of heavy."
The Woman: "No, it's really not."
Big Brother #1 turns to me: "She just moved my dad."
Me: "WHAT?!?!"
Apparently, they were escorting an urn with their dad's ashes back to the East Coast.

We spent the rest of our time on the plane together going through the Sky Mall catalog, you know, with products like the Cat Potty Training program, or the Fake Security Camera that you can mount in your garage to fool criminals into thinking you have a real surveillance system, and the sunglasses with a video camera inside.

These guys are hilarious. I've encouraged them to start their own YouTube channel -- with snippets of their life. Tune into The World's Biggest Brothers. Remember, you saw it here first...:o)