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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

it's coming down!

Well, we're having a snow storm. It was coming down all day today and it's supposed to all day tomorrow. Of course, the first thing anyone thinks of when this happens - SNOW DAY!!??

Schools got snow days, but I think most of the working peeps got to leave a little early. We will just have to see about tomorrow! I think we all turn into little kids again with the idea of a snow day and WHAT WE COULD DO with a day off. Go sledding, clearly.. and probably do some drinking. I could use a snow day to do a little cleaning. Since my weekends have become less weekend-y with this weekend job, I don't have as much time to do the little things that need to get done.

I've started trying to figure out what to do when these days come around that I need to scrape my car in order to drive to work. See, I live close to work.. it takes me 10 minutes to walk. I just don't know if I want to spend atleast 5 minutes to scrape my car when it just takes 10 minutes to walk? Tough decisions.

Last weekend we took our annual trip back to K-State for a football game. It was great. I actually saw more people than I would have guessed, which left me feeling not as old as I expected.

And this week for the first time in quite awhile, I have NO plans during the week. That is until the crazyness of halloween weekend starts. So I'm enjoying my quiet nights. I also decided I would head back to the gym this week after taking the summer to do my running outside. Now it's time to head indoors again. Of course, I decide this when we have a big snow storm. I made it to the gym last night. Tonight? Not gonna happen.

I will hopefully have some good pics for ya for halloween. I think the costume will work out all right.. I should really start getting it all figured out now.

Okay, time for some hot chocolate and tv... and trying to chill the dog out. She doesn't get this whole snowing = chilling inside thing.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


I've been gone a long time! Life got crazy!

Got laid off. Something I'd been worrying about for quite some time. That week that I got laid off, though, was so crazy busy. End of the story, though, is I got a job! I really ended up having one unpaid day, so it really was crazy. I'm still having trouble believing I really got a job. I had actually interviewed at this place a couple months prior, so it worked out so perfectly that this is the place I wanted to be anyway.

So far, I'm not super busy, so I think that's one of the reasons I feel a little uneasy. I want to be needed and busy! That's how it goes though, I'm learning new programs and learning how things are done.

It all feels like a new beginning, so I'm really wanting to get everything in order right now. My work now is even closer to home than my last one. I could definitely walk if I wanted to. I plan on riding my bike as much as possible, though. I like to go home for lunch if I'm not doing anything else, so a quick bike ride is perfect. I love it.

I would like to get back on the ball with art projects, too. I started to at one point and then things got in the way. I think winter is a good time to do all that stuff, though.

Speaking of winter, I also picked up a nice little weekend job selling season passes for skiing. I get a free one, which is AWESOME. I found out in the middle of not knowing where my future money would be coming from, so was beyond excited when I got the news. We'll see how it goes having to work on weekends. My only concerns are a) missing K-State football games/watch parties if I have to work and b) hanging out with my pup, since we usually get to hang out more on weekends than weekdays. It will be awesome though. I get a free pass and get paid to do it, so a little extra dough is nice. It's not much, but it's something!

Besides that, I'm a little pumped for Fall. I think this happens every time Labor Day hits. We had a pretty short summer, but what can I say... I LOVE fall. I hope it sticks around for awhile.

Friday, August 07, 2009

last weekend and on to the next one

Well, the Houston trip was good. My flight got delayed on the way home, which was not fun at all. All by myself and I just wanted to get home, so I could get to bed and wake up early for the 14er! I finally got into the Denver airport at about 10pm, though.

We woke up bright and early to head to the mountains and finally got started hiking around 8:30 am. I was pretty worried that coming from Houston all the way up to 14,000 ft was going to effect me. I have no idea if it did, but I think not having dinner the night before on top of a late flight, didn't help either. The hike went well, though, was just completely exhausted afterward! It took us about 5 1/2 hours to get up and back down. Going up was basically like doing lunges for 2 1/2 hours. It was pretty crowded, like I expected, since Mt. Bierstadt is a pretty popular one.

Later that night we had to go out and celebrate... both the hike and my birthday, which was the next day. We ended up staying out til 4am! ouch. Needless to say after the previous days of Houston and the 14er, I didn't do a whole lot on the bday. Good weekend though.

Work has been busy this week in the 'trying to get work' way, so I'm just counting down the hours til 5:00. Two more! I worked extra hours this week, though, so maybe I can leave early?? Hmmm...

This weekend looks promising as well. I will try to fill you in earlier than I just did for last weekend!I'll give you a teaser of.. Kings of Leon concert at red rocks on Sunday! woot!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

hi from houston

Well, I'm on my first 'business trip'.. well an over night one I guess. Very exciting. It was decided at about noon today and I was on a plane at 5:20. Crazy! There was a lot running through my head between those two times. Had to do something with the dog, tell the volleyball team I wouldn't make it, cancel happy hour plans on Friday, figure out what the hell to pack in smoldering Houston. Can I wear a swimsuit around there? Because it's going to be so hot and humid. I'm afraid for tomorrow morning!

So, I'm in my hotel room hanging out. Should probably just go to sleep soon, but NCIS is on and I NEVER get to watch this show anymore because I only get basic cable at home.

Anyway, reading some blogs this evening, too and I really liked this gem over at Chelsea Talks Smack. It just makes sense to me.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

karma? .. and fun weekends

It's kinda funny when a guy breaks up with you and then gets struck by lightning the next day.. He's fine, of course. It wouldn't be so funny if he wasn't fine, but he is and I think it's pretty humorous!

Couldn't help, but share that!

Let's see. Went camping last weekend with a bunch of friends and it was a great time. Gotta love being in the mountains all weekend.

This weekend some of us are planning our first 14er! A 14er would be a mountain above 14,000 ft. We are starting with the easiest one, which I'm sure will be plenty hard when you're hiking up that high. You can just start pretty high up, so it's a little easier than the others. It's also one of the closest to Denver. So, I'm currently doing a little research on that, but I'm pretty pumped. Hopefully the weather is fine for it.

Also, there will be a little bit of birthday celebrating, but nothing too crazy.

I have started getting a little excited for football season again because we have pretty fun watch parties here in Denver for our K-State games. Well, we just got word that we are going to have to find a new bar to do the watch parties. LAME. Dumb Texas decided to take over our bar and apparently convinced them that they'd have bigger watch parties than us. Pretty disappointing because I feel like we had a pretty good relationship with this bar and a lot of K-State people go there during the week. The location is ideal, too, so now we have to find a new place that will hopefully give us good deals like this one did. There are a lot of options (that are still close to my apartment) that I hope can work out.

Well, that's all the catching up I have.

Oh, I acquired an old wood/metal school looking chair that I'm planning on doing some painting to and I'm pretty excited about that little project. Hopefully I can get that going and post some before/after photos, but I've never done anything like this so we'll see!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

a post

I'm not doing so well at the ol' blogaroo lately.

I seem to have 5 million other things on my mind I guess. I've got some anxiety about things that could quite possibly happen in the next few weeks. Which, of course, is right in time for my birthday. And, I'm talking about some of these not being great things that could happen. Happy Birthday to me!

And to have anxiety about things that aren't going to happen for the next few weeks is, UGH, really tiring.

Eh.. that's really all I've got to say right now! Hopefully, I can pick it up on here.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

June, hello?

Did we have June? I feel like there was maybe 4 days in June this year.

Maybe because Denver decided June wasn't summer anymore..

Oh well, I have been looking forward to last weekend and this weekend for a long time! So I can't complain about the swiftness it approached I guess. Last weekend, one of my best high school friends tied the knot and I got to be in the wedding along with some of my other best high school buds and I got to see ALL of my high school buds at the wedding. I traveled back to KC for this one and was slightly tortured by taking pictures in 100 degree weather with 100% humidity.. or something like that. You gotta do what ya gotta do, though!

I had my first HUGE disagreement with tequila. I must say, I've never drank that much tequila in one night. I enjoy a tequila shot here and there, but I'm never drinking margaritas the whole night when I do that. So, the morning of the wedding day was a wee bit rough. Myself and the mother of the bride were struggling. The bride thought it was hilarious, so that's good. I finally felt good right before the wedding started, but I didn't do any drinking on the wedding night, which was unfortunate because the reception was at the Boulevard Brewery. How cool is that?
The building was so cool and the night couldn't have been more perfect. Usually hot days lead to hot nights in Kansas, but it felt like a Denver night!

It was a fun weekend, but I didn't have any recovery time at all. This week at work turned into a busy one as well. So right now I am in such a great mood, looking forward to my 3 day weekend that should be nice and relaxing. Celebrating the 4th at Wash Park with my friends is so perfect for me. You get there and you stay there all day. We're having a keg, volleyball net, washers, cornhole, polish horseshoes, laddergolf and lots o' food. Hopefully it's as fun as last year!