Saturday, July 01, 2006

Girl Talk.

It's no surprise that one of my favorite things to talk about is skiing.

All the same, with so few skiers among my of my female friends, I often feel obligated to keep this part of my life under wraps. Don't get me wrong -- as I'm sure you can imagine, I have no problem talking about lots and LOTS of things. But skiing is often a different story. I don't want to bore my non-skiing friends with something they're not interested in. And to someone who's not into skiing, how can I communicate the excitement I get from hurtling headlong down the mountain, the almost spiritual uplift I get from the view at the top, the sense of achievement I get from mastering a difficult run? With what women can I discuss new equipment, compare mountains and trails, and share tips on technique and ski clothes? Is it just me, or do any of you feel the same way?

As I noted in my first post on this blog, It ain't easy. And that's what makes Ski Diva so special. Here I can get as carried away as I want with people who understand. And you can, too.

So if you find something you want to talk about in the ski world, post it here. We know how you feel. And we're happy to listen.

Have a safe and happy Fourth!

2 comments:

SuTrent@aim.com said...

Wendy,

I just found your blog, via the Barking Bears. Found Barking Bears a week ago, and have spent waaaaaaaaaaaay too many hours reading everything. I, too, want to talk skiing continuously, and have no immediate contacts who share my enthusiasm. I ventured into the Bears forums and started a thread with a gear question, but got answers geared towards male readers (the respondents evidently didn't read closely before responding.) I've also been trying to figure out how many women frequent the Bears. So I'm glad to have found your blog.

Wendy C. said...

Welcome, Su! Happy you found my blog! I'm always delighted to hear from women who are as nuts about sking as I am! Glad we have one another to talk to.