Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Ah, Bush, You're Sweet and Dumb Like Joey

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Crazy Weather Here in Boulder, Colorado

These two photos were taken only 48 hours apart:

Sunday was a beautiful, sunny, blue skies kinda day, so warm that I had to wear a tank top! And today (Tuesday) it's snowed about 3 inches.

It's Snowing!!!!

That's all.

Updated at 2:50 PM: It's now cold enough for the snow to STICK!!!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Five Favorites for October

I am resolving, right here and now, to begin posting more frequently, about everyday little things, not just the big events in my life. To revel in the everyday. In that vein, I am going to list five of my favorite things right now:

1. Getting my fall wardrobe out and putting my summer wardrobe away...and getting my winter wardrobe out...and then getting my summer wardrobe back out. Colorado has crazy weather - last week it snowed overnight (just a dusting) and this weekend it should be 70 degrees. I am excited for colder weather - I love scarves and hats and mittens!

2. That 70s Show reruns - I never watched this show when it was on, but I've discovered recently that it's one of the few sitcoms out there that actually makes me laugh out loud on a regular basis.

3. The song Sexy Mistake by the Chalets - "if you kiss me - I will - feel - nothing!"

4. The Detroit Tigers, especially Nate Robertson and his dorky but sexy glasses. Don't get me wrong - the Red Sox will always be my first love. You don't have to worry about me renaming my dog "Comerica". But the Sox aren't in the playoffs this year, and so I am rooting for the Tigers.

5. Thursdays.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Candy Corn

Okay, I would just like to pose a question to y'all out there (you know, the blogosphere...oh who am I kidding, to my two loyal readers!) - can anybody else taste the difference between regular candy corn (yellow-orange-white) and harvest corn (brown-orange-white)?!? I am convinced that they taste different, but I'm wondering if it's just psychological.

Little candy corn trivia: More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces—enough to circle the moon nearly 4 times if laid end-to-end. (Source: the National Confectioner's Association website:

Friday, October 06, 2006

You learn something everyday...

Well, I don't really think you do. But really, I think the ideal living situation is when you DO learn something new each and every day, and I am thankful that the past few days I really have. Yesterday, my friend and co-worker Brent taught me how to change the tube in my bike tire. Might seem like a small thing, but it was satisfying. Now I know that if I end up with a flat, I don't have to get to the nearest bike shop. I can fix it myself. And sometimes having something manual to do with your hands helps you get past the more traumatic parts of life that are running through your brain. Today, I learned about the process of making wine from another co-worker Stuart, who just got back from a month in France working the grape harvest. How brave of him, to get up and do something that he'd dreamt of, in a country where he barely spoke the language. To take a month off from everyday responsibilities and work and just DO SOMETHING REAL. How cool.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

A Beautiful Wedding

I spent the weekend in Golden, Colorado, for the wedding of Mara and Frank. It was a really special wedding, seeing as Mara has been my sister's best friend since junior high, and our family has known her for most of our lives, so we are all so happy to see her so happy! The ceremony was pretty short and sweet, followed by a reception with food, [quite emotional] toasts, cake (made by Julie - yum!), music, and all the usual wedding stuff! I even ALMOST caught the bouquet! I wonder if that means I'll be the second-to-next to get married?