Now on Aspen Mountain — the soft-core porn shrine?
Z.G. was shocked to learn this week that a shrine has been, um, erected on Ajax featuring pictures of a scantily clad model by the name of Susanne Wohnberger. Shrine hunters can find pictures of her plastered to the trees in the woods near the Blonde’s run on Ajax.
Z.G. has no idea who this model is (however she may contact Z.G. at any time — 925-2220, he’ll get the message), what her connection to Aspen may be, or how the shrine got there. But it is well established shrine etiquette that the sanctuaries in the snow are reserved for those who have passed away — be they locals who went before their time or celebrities. (Wait, how did Jimmy Buffet get around this?) Wohnberger, as far as we can tell due to her active Twitter feed, is among the living.
Local shrine expert David Wood brought this to Z.G.’s attention on the interweb this week, calling the shrine “very poor form” and sparking a barrage of comments calling for the pictures to be removed. If many of the items at the Jimi Hendrix shrine in The Dumps were cleared away last year, how is it that Wohnberger ranks higher than him?
Finding a reasonably priced cup of Joe in this town is getting to be increasingly difficult, especially for those locals who bring their own cups. Earlier this month, a corner cafe more than doubled its price of coffee for those people. The cost went from 75 cents to $1.69. About two weeks later, another local’s choice followed suit and increased the price of its BYOC coffee from 50 cents to $1.02.
Z.G. understands that prices generally rise over the years, but he wonders what could have warranted a 100 percent increase for a few ounces of coffee in two stores in less than a month. There are plenty of things in this small town that appear to be price fixed, but Z.G. hopes that coffee shops aren’t resorting to fixing prices for some extra pocket change. For the majority, the increase is only impacting locals who have the wherewithal to bring their own cups to coffee shops. Z.G. wonders, is it really worth the extra 50 cents?
Now, about the $8.75 (plain) baked potato at the Sundeck ...