Saturday, November 25, 2006


We had an awesome Thanksgiving dinner at Julie and Chris's house on Thursday. Some highlights included:

Fenway and Bosco (Mara and Frank's new Boston Terrier) had a great time playing together. Livy is an excellent dog trainer.

Chris cooked a delicious bird, while most of us just relaxed and played with the dogs.

During dinner, we all said what/who we were thankful for. I was #1 on Livy's list!!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Memoirs of a "So-Boulder" Life

So, I was riding my bike through Boulder on my way home from work today, and I stopped at a red light next to a car. An older gentleman on a bicycle glides up to me, smiles, and gestures at the car on the other side of me. "They don't know what they're missing, do they?" I smiled back and said, "No, they don't." We stood there, side by side, rosy cheeks, breath forming in the cold air, until the light turned and we sailed through the intersection.


A year ago, I would have been one of the schmucks driving less than a mile to work each day (which actually takes longer than riding on the bike path). I would have been the one not knowing I'm missing!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Random Thoughts on Books, Snow, Christmas, Music, Etc.

Okay, haven't been blogging much...lots on my mind.

1. I've been reading a lot lately. Just finished Born Again by my Bowdoin classmate Kelly Kerney - a really amazing first novel! It's all about a Born Again teenager who has to read the verboten Darwin's Origin of Species for an honors class, and the book details her evolution (get it? evolution.) into a more critically thinking young adult. Pretty special, and no, not in a stop-eating-the-paste kinda way. I also just finished Moneyball (just google it, I'm too tired to put in the link) and it is incredible as well. It's the kind of book I'D like to write - a nonfiction book written with the style and pace of a novel. I highly recommend both of them, to you, my three loyal readers.

2. It's been snowing a lot in the mountains. I'm getting excited for skiing! Eldora opens on Friday, that's where I've got my pass. Maybe I'll go Saturday, but I'm guessing it might be packed. I was thinking I might go on Thanksgiving morning, when everyone else is cooking! By the way, how the HECK is Thanksgiving next week?!? I swear it was the 4th of July yesterday.

3. Speaking of Thanksgiving, is it Christmas yet? I'm looking forward to Christmas...decorations...cookies...but most of all, the music. Can't wait to pull out my Ray Charles Christmas CD. But I am controlling myself, not until after Thanksgiving!

4. I am OBSESSED with that Put Your Records On song by Corinne Bailey Rae, ever since I saw her on SNL!! It was on the radio when I turned on my car this morning, which is how I knew it was going to be a good day.

Okay, I think that's all. Enjoy my random hodgepodge of thoughts.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Winds of Change Are A-Blowin'

Seriously, it's really windy here.

New Democratic governor. A Democratic majority in the House, aided by the pick-up of two seats in Colorado. Did I really move to a red state?!? Guess not. Exciting times here in the purple west. I wish I could stay up to see how the Senate plays out, but I'm falling asleep. Maybe I'll wake up to the Dems taking back BOTH houses of Congress!