Hey gang (puns intended),
Well, ski season is just about over for me. I'm training with HH next week. That's right folks, yours truly is going to get certified in HH's system.
And BTW, I don't care if that's all it ever becomes known for, being "HH's system". He's as fine a man as I've ever met and I'm as proud as a "hooker with new shoes" to know PMTS.
And, I'm not getting certified in the gang. Pardon me for any temporary moments of insanity. Jeez. What the hell was I thinking!
Anyway, I had a great year and I hope you all did too. I met some really great people.
Many thanks, cheers, peace and love, hugs and kisses, and talk to you, to:
Lisa and Mark Mark
Powdigger and Associates
bong and company
The rest of the Colorado Bears Gathering crew
The rest of the Fernie crew
Many thanks to my buddy HeelPusher. Who, really is a heel pusher, and also is constantly on my heels. Without him, I never would have learned to ski trees and therefore, leave them alone. He also pushes me. The guy can do laps on Grouse, all day, without stopping. My kind of guy!
Big butt farts go out to:
R not Guy
Anyone else here who goes out their way to criticize HH and Diana, or is generally not supportive of the alternative ski instruction movement. Entrepreneurs like them are what makes America tick and without them nothing would ever move forward.
These fine folks are already changing the landscape of ski instruction and are truly an intangible asset to the industry. Years from now when students start leaving the slopes with a book and a video, instead of a pat on the back, it'll all track back to HH and Diana.
The fact that someone had the courage to come along and challenge ski instruction, the way HH and Diana have, speaks volumes.
All because of them:
Someone got mad.
Someone else listened.
Emails got forwarded to the right people.
People started to read what's being said in forums like this one.
People started to think.
All because of them.
Bottom line? The ski instruction product improved and will continue to improve. Heck. If it keeps up, maybe ski instructors will start to make the money they deserve! Now wouldn't that be something!
I know one thing I've learned about skiing this year is that it really is a bunch of cliques, or, little "gangs". It always has been and probably always will be, which is groovy, because my treehouse can only fit 5 people.
It really was a great year of skiing, and, injury free - knocking on wood (my head
My big thing for this summer will be fitness. A little less cardio and more stretching and wellness stuff; the ball, Pilates, whatever I fall in love with. I'll be 43 and I'm starting to feel some aches and pains. Exercising just isn't enough for me. Got to do more "body stuff".
Another big thing for this summer is work. Oh yeah, that "w" word. Well, I really don't consider what I do to be work - I think of it more as my art. I just wish I could tell that to the stuffy Republicans I deal with. Or, that when I do, they wouldn't stare back at me with the, "This guy is a wacko" look.
So, not that anyone would want to, but if you need to contact me, PM's will be the best.
Really looking forward to next year.
And the year after that, and the year after that.....
So way to go gang - you guys are the best! My advice is that you take some time to celebrate, then start working on next year! November will be here before you know it.
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