In 1989, Joanne Palmer left a publishing career in Manhattan and has missed her paycheck ever since. She is a mom, weekly columnist for the Steamboat Pilot & Today, and the owner of a property management company, The House Nanny. Her new book "Life in the 'Boat: How I fell on Warren Miller's skis, cheated on my hairdresser and fought off the Fat Fairy" is now available in local bookstores and online at booklocker.com or amazon.com.

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In 1989, Joanne Palmer left a publishing career in Manhattan and has missed her paycheck ever since. She is a mom, weekly columnist for the Steamboat Pilot & Today, and the owner of a property management company, The House Nanny. Her new book "Life in the 'Boat: How I fell on Warren Miller's skis, cheated on my hairdresser and fought off the Fat Fairy" is now available in local bookstores and online at booklocker.com or amazon.com.

Joanne Palmer: Creative caroling

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Joanne Palmer

Joanne Palmer's Life in the 'Boat column appears Wednesdays in the Steamboat Today. Email her at jpalmer@springsips.com

Find more columns by Palmer here.

— Finished with your holiday shopping, gifts all wrapped and nothing to do? Get creative and challenge friends and family to rewrite the lyrics to a Christmas carol with a Steamboat twist. We haven’t started our shopping yet, but here is what we came up with:

Frosty the Ski Bum

Was a jolly, happy soul

With his twin tip skis and a cool GoPro

And an iPod cast in gold

Frosty the Ski Bum

Is living the dream they say

He is hooked on snow

And his friends all know

How it brings him to life each day

There must have been some magic

In the snowboard that he found

For when he strapped it on his feet 

His railslide hit the ground

Frosty the Ski Bum

Gave up his skis that day

And his friends all say 

With much dismay

That he threw his skis away.

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Look at Frosty go!

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Over the hills of snow

Frosty the Ski Bum 

Knew the sun was hot that day

So he said, “Let’s close that Gaper”

and we’ll look quite dapper

And we’ll be on our way

Down the slope with the rad snowboard

He twisted without his ski

And he wouldn’t stop

Inside the shop when they yelled,

“Are you Billy Kiddin’ me?”

Frosty the Ski Bum

Had to hurry on his way,

But he waved adieu

To all the crew

And cried, “I’ll be back some day”

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Look at Frosty go!

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He sure puts on a show! 

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