Prepare for Stinky Pierre
As always, people who want to perform can sign up at the door, or call Kim at 476-6610. All acts are welcome. And it’s free.
Put on your dancin’ shoes
Tom Ruemmler can help the rhythmically impaired, which probably includes you. He’s teaching Swing dance lessons. Relax and remember that if your parents and grandparents can do this, so can you. Dance lessons from 7-8 p.m. and dancing is 8-10 p.m. It’s $45 for the six-week series; $30 for Vail Resorts employees, and $5 for just the dancing. No partner needed — just show up!
Call Ruemmler at 479-1057, or email him at SkierdancerTx@aol.com.
Avon Dolphins Swim Team
The good folks at the Avon Recreation Center are taking registrations for the year-round Avon Dolphins swim team. The winter season has already begun, and practices will run Monday through Friday from 4-5 p.m. They have a bunch of scheduling and pass options to suit any level of interest. To register, or find out more about joining the Avon Dolphins swim team, call 748-4060.
Only in America
n There is braille on an ATM drive through window.
n Are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.
n There is a box for a “blind” person to check on their tax return.
n Drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions.
n People order double cheese burgers, a large fry, and a diet coke.
n Banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.
n We leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and leave useless junk in the garage.
n We use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won’t miss a call from someone we didn’t want to talk to in the first place.
n We use the word “politics” to describe the process so well: “Poli” in greek meaning “many” and “tics” meaning “blood-sucking creatures.”
Among Vail’s volunteers, we tracked down Bob “Buckwheat” Buckley, Tony White and Brooke Franke Gagnon. They all said it was tough, that they loved it and suggested that if you try it you’ll love it too.