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Winter musings

Posted February 4, 2009

Forgive me for rambling this morning but I’d like to write about several unrelated topics.

First off, I am really excited about traveling to Asheville this weekend to emcee the Celtic Adventure Weekend at the Grove Park Inn. Organizers describe it as a place where “artistry and passion collide in a dream weekend for lovers of all things Celtic.” High energy Gaelic Storm will be performing as will Alex Beaton, Henri’s Notions, The Clancy Legacy and some group called Bill Leslie & Lorica! Please come join us. I’ve just polished my Celtic shoes and cleaned my kilt complete with the Leslie tartan. The weather will be great for a grand weekend in Asheville at the Grove Park Inn.

I’m in one of those giddy moods this morning following a visit to my podiatrist. He gave me the green light to resume running after foot surgery nearly four weeks ago. I didn’t exactly cause the treadmill to overheat on my first day back but I did run for 30 minutes and it felt great. Thanks tor Dr. Andy Milner for his great surgical work and to all of you for your kind thoughts and prayers. Soon I will be back running on The American Tobacco Trail again.

If you haven’t checked out the WRAL Love Stories on our homepage please do. They are a lot of fun. Feel free to share your own love stories. I would love to hear them.

I do a lot of things in this business. However I had never modeled clothes until last week. Check out the next issue of Cary Magazine. Gerald Owens and I will be featured trying on some new spring fashions for men!

Finally, we have chosen a winner of the February’s Finest blog contest. We put all of the posters’ names in a hat and pulled one out. The name chosen is thinknc. Will thinknc please email me at and tell me your name and mailing address so I can send you a copy of by book Blue Ridge Reunion? Thanks!


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  • blytle Feb 4, 2009

    Forgot to mention that my husband and I are attending a "Mayberry" party this weekend. Those who care to can come as their favorite character and we are dressing up, but can't reveal our characters yet. Should be lots of fun!!

  • blytle Feb 4, 2009

    Glad to hear that your foot has healed and that you can start running again. I know that must make you feel free as a bird! Best wishes on your emceeing job and your performance this weekend. Sounds like so much fun. Wish I could be there!!

  • fishnett5977 Feb 4, 2009

    Oh but to be at the Grove Park in amongst all things and people Celtic! But alas, I will be the other direction at Morehead City! Tell you what Bill, you bring me something back with the Stewart tartan and I will bring you back some chocolate!!! lol ;) Have fun up there, enjoy the weather and so will I!
    And congrats on being able to run again! I love a slow leisurely walk on the beach myself!lol
    Have a great snowy day! Bet that Greg Fischel is beside himself! We got about 3 inches or more in here in the Meadow area of Johnston County! :)

  • Kathleen Feb 4, 2009

    Hey Bill, love the love stories! They are great! It is nice of each of you to share your individual stories. Thanks for doing it. Elizabeth Gardner's kayak adventure was especially entertaining!
    Congratulations on being able to run again. Running helps me keep my sanity.

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