While skiing at Nakiska on Sunday I was amazed once again to see people portraying an image but not living up to it. Let me explain…when people are wearing the top of the line ski/snowboard ware and equpitment you imagine that they are seasoned professionals. Boy was I wrong…they couldn’t barely stand on their skis or balance on their snowboards and they weren’t even on the hill yet. Then there is the family who emerge from their 1984 Cutlass Supreme wearing jeans and hand me down winter jackets with holes and stains…and they of course tear up the ski hill!! What’s up with that? We definitely cannot judge a book by it’s cover!
The hottest news hitting the airwaves these past few days is about a woman from the UK named Susan Boyle. Talk about unsuspecting? It goes to show us once again that we have such an easy time of labelling people based on their age, looks, first impression. Take a look at this article written today by Rebecca Jamieson:
SHE melted the hearts of Saturday night TV viewers and won over the usually acerbic judges.
More than 8000 comments, mostly offering support, have also been left for the churchgoer from Blackburn in West Lothian suddenly dazzled by the limelight.
Yesterday drinking in the magnitude of the overnight success that has followed her rendition of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from West End hit Les Miserable has brought her, she candidly admitted yesterday to be somewhere between overwhelmed and overjoyed by the reaction.
One step at a time
Susan, 48, said: “I’m just taking it one step at a time. The phone’s never stopped ringing.
“Apparently even Australian radio want to talk to me too now.”
Grinning from ear to ear and waving to well-wishing neighbours, she said: “I just found out my video’s had one million hits – I can’t believe it.
“My brother lives in Australia and didn’t know about the show, but he just called me to say he’d seen me on YouTube.
“Everyone’s been so lovely and supportive, and I’ve had loads of well-wishers.
“I’m just taking it one step at a time, but so far I’m enjoying it immensely”
Susan is now a huge celebrity in her hometown and said she’s been staggered by the reaction from ordinary people on the street.
Walking through her local shopping centre people shouted their congratulations.
She even attracted a few wolf whistles from teenage boys teasing her about never being kissed.
But when asked if her new celebrity status brought her any romantic attention she flustered: “No comment”.
Already she’s admitted to only having eyes for judge Piers Morgan.
And she said: “The judges are good at their job, very professional and fair.”