Just did a banner for jhunderground.com…
JH Underground is owned and operated by the nicest guy in Jackson, Jim Stanford.
When I last minutely decided I was going to move back to Jackson from Australia and had no car, no job, hardly any money and no friends with poachable living spaces, Jim Stanford came through… and I hardly knew the guy. He let me crash, relax, regroup, reinvent… at his place. Check out his site [like you haven’t already]… it’s where to find the things going on in Jackson Hole… underground.
Ah, yes… Jim was there for me at my messiest time. But I feel like I’ve got things more together now. For one, I have a job now… and it is awesome. [for those who don’t know, i work with adults with mental disabilities… it’s like working with very big, pretty young children.]
[kinda like this:
Yesterday, I got to ski at the Village with our most apt client, Lenny.
[side note: lenny is a character… so hilarious. he has a pilot figurine glued to the top of his helmet and always yells, “onward, mademoiselle!” while skiing with me.]
Now, as good of a skier as Lenny is, he is our most easily distracted client. So, to get him to stop looking around on the ski hill and continue to go down with a purpose, I have to [get ready for this] tell him…
– C’mon Lenny! We’re huntin’ for yetis!
– Oh, yes! We must find a yeti!
So yesterday, we did a lot of laps on the easier runs and I soon discovered that [voila!] I can ski backwards! So, that’s what I worked on yesterday, whilst Lenny followed me and we hunted for yetis.
All the sudden, we’re skiing and Lenny gets very upset and is yelling at me…
– Rachel! We have a problem! Stop skiing!
And I’m thinking, “God almighty, Lenny crapped his pants.”
I stop, Lenny skis up to me and makes me lean in real close…
– Lenny, what’s wrong? Are you okay?
– Rachel! We are NEVER going to find ANY yetis if you keep skiing backwards! You have to keep your eye out for them!
– Haha… Oh man, you are right. Sorry. I will start taking our hunts more seriously.
I love my job.
And this… this is for you… you should love it…