Veazier said than done | AspenTimes.com

Veazier said than done

Dear Editor:

Re: “Skico asks for a new vision” (Aspen Daily News, Oct. 5) and “Skico meets with council, says more lodging needed.” (The Aspen Times, Oct. 5)

There is no need for Aspen Skiing Co. President/CEO Mike Kaplan to roam in the wilderness or the sea of confusion to discover a new vision for Aspen and get more folks to come to town with the present lodging beds as they are.

Last week I ran into Mr. Kaplan. I ask him to pay for an expensive lunch for me with him so I could discuss attracting lots of people to Aspen. I am still willing to eat and talk with Mr. Kaplan.

I have several new visions for Aspen and certain ideas for bringing in the crowds.

I have been preparing for my long overdue Los Angeles return via Las Vegas, but I can delay it a little while longer to begin making some money in Colorado with Skico. Aaaaaah, Las Vegas showgirls and intellectual, political and business pursuits in bright lights calls forth an adventure of good fortune pushing me onward.

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Two years ago Skico paid for an email list of 300,000 names and addresses to sell its Aspen experience. Skico cannot continue to keep searching for completely new tourists to knock on its door every year; it is repeat business that secures gross sales revenues.

Aaaaah, Las Vegas showgirls a real-life reality, not a dream. Been stuck in Aspen too long, time for the Vegas Strip and the Sunset Strip.

Come to think of it, Elizabeth Berkley starred in the movie “Showgirls” with its setting in Las Vegas. I really enjoyed that feature film and its message.

Awhile after I saw “Showgirls” I met Elizabeth Berkley at Paramount Studios in Hollywood at a Women In Film breakfast meeting where she was the guest speaker. I asked her to be one of my guests at the Playboy Mansion for a royal luncheon, and at the same time Playboy was hot for her to do a nude photo shoot. Both Playboy and I came up zero on her because of her agent, but if Elizabeth Berkley had been a guest on mine at the Playboy Mansion her star would have brighten and not fizzled.

The odds favor for good fortune. Time to seize the times because good luck is quite fleeting.

Emzy Veazy III

Aspen

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