… chocolate Easter bunnies for sale at Downtown Chocolates today… ;-)
… late dinner at Square Root after picking Matt up at airport… so happy he’s home… ;-) … cedar plank salmon with corn succotash and rosemary mashed potatoes…
… wisdom on the wall at Local Color… have you gotten your hug at Local Color today? ;-)
36 S Broad St, Brevard, NC
… in the WSQL studio again today, cutting promo spot for the “I Love Brevard” radio show… with Lisa, the best co-host ever… ;-)
…. behind the controls for today’s “I Love Brevard” radio show at WSQL… (Don just told me these are not knobs, they are “potentiometers”… “pots” for short)… apparently, it’s frowned upon to turn this one off! ;-)
… last night of spring break get-away to the Smokey Mountains… playing Brevardopoly!
… a snowstorm blew through today!
… our little place in the Smokey Mountains for the next couple days… ;-)
… Henry watching the sun go down with his Aunt Marlaine… ;-)
… quick & easy dinner tonight… organic lemon rosemary garlic chicken with capers and roasted fingerling potatoes… yum! ;-)
… did you know that Bracken Mountain Bakery uses organic ingredients and flour in their baked goods? ;-)
Bracken Mountain Bakery
42 S Broad St, Brevard
… great live music (jazz) tonight at 185 King Street…
185 King Street
… Matt made this wallpaper for me today for my iPhone… ;-)
Skip Hirsh, Director of Advertising, Transylvania Times
Skip Hirsh is the Advertising Manager at the Transylvania Times and this week’s Brevardian of the Week. Not only is Skip actively involved in the community (he is the immediate Past President of the Brevard Music Center Association of Volunteers, serves on the Board of Directors for VISION Transylvania, is Public Relations Chairman for the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club, and is Team Leader of Transylvania County Relay for Life), but he’s just an all-around fun guy. Tune in to 1240 WSQL today at 1pm where Skip will be on-air with Ann and Lisa on the “I Love Brevard” show!
What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
My background is in computers; I was a dyed in the wool computer geek through school and into my early career. I was a contractor and consultant for the Federal Government for almost 30 years and my last contracts in Washington we running International Cyber Security War Games to help prepare government and industry organizations to respond to and recover from cyber terror attacks. Not much call for that skill set here… but that’s part of why we came.
What’s one item on your bucket list?
I want to get my pilots license. Ever since I was a little kid I have wanted to fly… there’s lots of stories my parents can tell you about that…
What are your hobbies?
I used to be an avid sailboat racer. But there isn’t much call for that skill her either. We like to hike a little and love walking the dogs in the woods, but volunteering takes up a lot of our free time.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? (the worst advice you’ve ever gotten?)
My Dad gave me some simple advice that I didn’t realize had so many useful applications, He said, ”Never pick up anything heavy until you have already planned where you are going to put it down.”
Ever had a brush with a celebrity?
I once had drinks with Linda Hamilton; I rode an elevator with Clint Eastwood; and I served House speaker Tip O’Neil a glass of wine at a reunion.
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… home sweet home… back in Brevard… ;-)
… a view of our beautiful mountains from above this morning… ;-)
… hello, Chicago!… in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art… ;-)
… this is Bailey, Matt’s voice instructor’s dog…
… she’s such a sweet dog… I still haven’t been able to get her to stay still long enough to get a good photo, she’s so happy…
… what do you do on a rainy Sunday afternoon?… we decided to go bowling at Rockin’ Bowl…
… and play Pictionary at home… ;-)
… picked her up from Petsmart today…
… at our house settling in this weekend before heading to school Monday morning… she loves broccoli… ;-)
… at the Biltmore today… renewed our annual pass for $99… beautiful day to be out here… :-)
… our friends Sarah and Stacey, visiting us for the weekend…
… water bowls on the sidewalk in front of Rocky’s… ;-)
… stopped in to Rocky’s for after school milkshakes and grilled cheese sandwiches… yum! ;-)
… Louie and Henry…
… a day focused on remembering a sweet boy named Quinn… xo
… happiness is strawberry champagne cake for dessert… and a belated birthday party with wonderful friends… thank you!… xo
… fun Brevard Chamber After Hours gathering this evening… ;-)
… ribbons for a sweet boy, Quinn… and as a way to show love to a much-loved family… xo
… spring has sprung in Cashierrs… ;-)
… and Brevard (Marlaine’s yard)… ;-)
… beautiful day today, but a day of very sad news… :-(
… Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend… that means we’ll get to enjoy more hours of daylight and sunshine like the day we had today!
Henry playing with his dollar store ball… ;-)
… at Brevard Health & Racquet Club… after working out today, we noticed they’re getting ready to prep the outdoor tennis courts and open them for the season… can’t wait!
… we love Pure Pets… stopped in to get a few things on the way home after school…
… and found lots of other fun stuff, too… including this dog cookie/treat puzzle! ;-)
… on the hunt for a few things needed for one of Matt’s school projects… ;-)
… I can’t think of a better way to start a morning meeting than with baked goodies from Bracken Mountain Bakery… yum!
… ah, life in the mountains… we live in such a beautiful place! ;-)
… fun night at the “Bowl 4 Art” fundraiser to benefit the Transylvania Community Arts Council!
… bowling pins designed and decorated (painted, carved, etc.) by local artists were auctioned off in the silent auction… the one on the right is by Shellie Lewis-Dambax (I just love her… I have one of her paintings)…
… that pin in the middle was done by woodworker & artist George Peterson (that’s his bowl that sits on the coffee table in the Oval Office!)…
… THIS is one of the reasons we’re so lucky to live here… what a BEAUTIFUL day to get out and hike! ;-)
… you probably already know this, but I had forgotten… at Food Matters Market every time you opt to go without a shopping bag (or bring your own), they give you a button worth $0.05 to donate to your pick of jars that benefit various local charities… we picked Meals on Wheels today… ;-)