Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Checking In

I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the Okemo community and as a Philadelphia transplant, make nice with all the Red Sox fans out there. But perhaps not as nice as I would have had to make if the Red Sox made it into the World Series. Don’t get down on yourselves though guys, because we’ll be out on the mountain before we know it and the Red Sox’s shortcomings will be a distant memory. In the meantime, I’ll be watching my Phillies in the World Series. Alright, maybe I got off on the wrong foot.

Originally from the sandy shores of southern New Jersey (I was neither raised at an oil refinery or in a casino, it was a under a boardwalk actually), I’ve come to Okemo for the winter to bring you daily snow reports and answer all your snow conditions curiosities. Having recently done a two-year stint in Philadelphia, I am thrilled to be here in Vermont where I can take refuge from Philadelphia’s notoriously harsh winters. Trust me, they get ugly – as in not nearly as picturesque and outdoor-sport inducing as Vermont’s. In fact, it has always been a goal of mine to spend at least one winter in the mountains and now I’m doing it. So, here’s to a good season and a snowy one. It’s an honor to be a part of the Okemo community and I look forwarded to seeing you all out on the slopes. And in case you’re still mad at me for having a team in the World Series, as penance I’ll be forced to watch Patriots games instead of my beloved Eagles for the remainder of the season.


markw said...

Welcome TKup. I too am a Phillies Phan and New Jersey resident (Toms River to be exact). I also own a home in Ludlow and am a long-time season pass holder and huge fan of Okemo. Can't wait for the season to start! Fire up those guns! Much like our Phillies, Okemo can't be beat! Go Phillies! Go Snow!

TKup said...

Thanks markw. I actually went to high school in Toms River. Small world, eh? It's good to see another person out there psyched on Jersey, Okemo, and the Phillies. Win or lose, at least the Phillies are helping pass the time until Okemo opens. Now I just have to find a place around here to watch Eagles games.