Sometimes it’s hard to limit my post to just one topic when there are a few things I’d like to mention. So this time, I thought I’d combine a few things into one missive. (I knew you wouldn’t mind.)
Okay, then. Here goes:
#1: If you don’t frequent TheSkiDiva forum, please take a look. I just updated the software and did a complete redesign (good-bye purple, hello blue!). It’s the first major change I’ve made since the forum began in 2006, and I think it’s a good one. The site’s a lot cleaner looking and easier to maneuver. Plus we’ve just registered with Tapatalk and Forum Runner, two mobile apps built especially for forum users. So you can access TheSkiDiva wherever you are on your iPhone, Blackberry, iPad, or Android.
Here’s a screenshot from my husband’s iPhone Touch, which is almost like an iPhone. Pretty cool, huh?
#2: If you went to TheSkiDiva.com a couple weeks ago, you might have been greeted with a warning that the site was infected with a virus. What can I say — these things happen. I don’t understand how someone can get their jollies ruining someone else’s website, but I guess it takes all kinds. Anyway, I’m happy to report that TheSkiDiva has been disinfected and is now completely clean. If you’re still seeing a warning, it could be a remnant left over in your cache. Clear it out, and you shouldn’t have a problem.
#3: This week marks the second eastern meet-up for members of TheSkiDiva.com. It’s taking place right now at Whiteface Resort near Lake Placid, New York, a place I’ve posted about a couple times (here and here). Just a few weeks ago we had a Diva meet-up at Big Sky Resort in Montana, and it was an absolute blast. These gatherings are a great way to get to know the people behind the screen names. They’re always rewarding, and always a lot of fun.
#4: I recently heard an excellent program on ski safety on Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont edition. Do yourself a favor and listen to the podcast. There’s a lot of great talk about helmets, backcountry skiing, and more. We’ve had a number of ski fatalities here in Vermont this year, so even if you think you know all there is about ski safety, listen to the podcast here.
#5: It took four years, but the Vermont state legislature recently named skiing the state’s official sport. Actually, not just skiing, but snowboarding and cross country, too. It doesn’t change a thing in my life, but since I live in Vermont, it pleases me to no end. I knew I moved here for a reason!