Saturday, August 26, 2006

Radio Personalities!

Another silly first for me—Radio Personality!

On Wednesday a small posse of us from the Yosemite Chamber of Commerce went down to tape a 10 minute radio segment on the Chamber's name change, new website and coming events. It was only going to be Tony, then he asked me to help and I insisted I would only particapate if we had a good giggler along with us. So Robin joined in too....and giggle we did!

George started us off with a question or two about the Yosemite Chamber's new name, and then suggested maybe we change the name of the county to Yosemite County, well we all liked that idea! We got through our highlights, mentioned coming events and were even starting in on some details when it was all over. It turned out to be the quickest 10 minutes ever and was a great deal of fun.

Listen in if you can this Sunday, August 27th:
KZSQ FM Star 92.7 will be 9:30 a.m.
KKBN – FM 93.5 10:30 a.m.
KVML – AM 14.50 at 9:00 a.m.

Friday, August 11, 2006

An Innkeeper's Comedy

While we have had many funny and unique experiences here at the Charlotte, Thursday, August 10th made the top 10 list of hysterics. Because the Charlotte has "period" sitting rooms (we don't know what period) and classic old furniture and odd decoration (props), we were asked by the Sierra Red Hats group if we would host a photo shoot for their 2007 calendar. (Think of the movie "Calendar Girls") I said yes, gave them a few dates to work with and swiftly forgot about it...naively thinking they would be self sufficient.

As luck would have it, interviews were scheduled this day for the Yosemite Chamber's new web design team, and at the Charlotte no less. Further, our housekeeping staff is all male, and one of them but a teenager. Our delivery trucks are all late...or rather, right on time for the ladies photo shoot and Bob, the dog, is more than a little confused by the commotion.

So here I am trying to talk techno-babel in the dining room with the Web Guys, with nearly dressed ladies of a certain age, a whole lot of purple and red boa feathers flitting about in the living room, Terri Metz click, click, clicking every sultry pose. The housekeeping staff is finding a plethora of reasons they MUST be in the photo zone. The phone is ringing off the wall from curious neighbors who want to know why our windows are all taped up with newspaper..... In the end I just put our billboard sign outside with a note that said: Nude Photo Shoot Today, Hotel reopens at 2:00.

We went to bed laughing on this day.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

An aerial Yosemite

Okay, so up I went with Victor and my brother Pat and Larry Jobe as pilot. Story and pictures are on line at The perspective of the park from the sky is amazingly different from what you expect, especailly Half Dome. Turns out this rock is far more narrow than it looks, the back side from land appears to be curved, but from the air looks almost as perpendicular as the face. The climb up the cables is done from the north side of the rock, not up the back.

Needless to say, if you ever have the opportunity to get in the air over Yosemite, go for it!

By the way, Larry is one of the neat people of Groveland, pilot and realator.