Jul 29, 2008

Daily Routine

Change is often hard for me to accept in all areas of my life. I like plans, lists, habits. I like to consider myself a go with the flow kind of person, but often I wonder if I am just a rock in an ever flowing river, letting the stream go around me as I stand still, rolling once or twice when the current gets really strong.
For the past eight months I have taken the train more times than I can count right to Union Station. I have the routes planned, the times memorized. Monday morning was the last time I will catch the E-Line at 7:21 to get to Union Station and be to the Wazee office turning my computer on by 8:02. We moved offices to the very great Denver Club on 17th and Glenarm. Now I take the F-Line.
It is a whole new world on the F-Line and being in the heart of downtown, instead of in LoDo. New places to eat, new shops to visit, and plently of new people in a very different bustle. I'm doing ok accepting the change. My little rock in the stream has been tossed around, maybe even picked up and skipped across the water, but I'm still in one piece. Best of all, I have a new routine in the process.

We took a Swift Kick in the Grass

Kickball season wrapped up last night without a win from team 90. We had a lot of fun, got a little competitive, and drank some beer. I think if we went on to play next season we may actually win a game. We finally figured out how the rules (no leading, no bunting, give the refs lots of beer), plus we all figured out the best positions for each of our playing stlye.

Here are a couple pictures from a recent game:

Jul 28, 2008

Quick Weekend Recap

The weekend is already over? How do those 2 days go so quickly?

Friday I met up with Jason, Kristin and other friends for some drinks at the new Tavern in the DTC. Talk about a crazy place, ran into a number of people from years ago. It was packed, with very little parking - don't know if we will be headed there again in the near future. Better off going next door to Baker's St. where we know we can get a space to park without having to tip the valet.

Saturday morning was relaxing with a couple errands in the mix before heading to Brighton to spend the afternoon and dinner with Jason's family. It was a beautiful evening!

Sunday did the typical grocery store visit, and picked up the house a little. We BBQed some steaks and made a great side salad.

Back to Monday. I will be moving office locations today to our new temp space. Should be a god adventure.

Jul 25, 2008

Day 2 in Detail

Again another early start to day 2 of the Mile High Music Festival. We started the day at the main stage to see Brett Dennen, who was pretty impressive (but looked nothing like I thought he would). I made it over to see Ingrid, but only stayed for 2 songs - I was ready to grab some lunch, and after standing and walking all day the day before my feets were tired.

Hung out and say some of OneRepublic, then trekked over to see Colbie, and then back to the main stage to check out Rodrigo y Gabriela - which I really enjoyed! We hung out and watch all of John Mayer and then caught all of Dave Matthews Band before heading home and closing out the weekend with a much needed restful night of sleep.

All said, the weekend was a great success. I had a blast at the shows, saw some great music and fell in love with some great new artists. I can't wait for next year's festival and to see who will be coming to town for a festival that I am sure will be even bigger and better.

Jul 24, 2008

Day 2 in Images

Day 2 - Let's Get it Started!

Colbie Collet

John Mayer
Sun setting over day 2

Dave Matthews Band

Jul 23, 2008

Day 1 in Detail

So you can see from the schedule above, day one had a lot in store for us music buffs. We got to sporting goods park at about 11:00-ish. We tried to bring our lunch with us, and couldn't get it in the gates, so good thing we have connections in the right places! A friend made sure we were well compensated for not being able to bring our lunch it.

We started the day at Eric Hutchinson, who I had been really excited to see. He certainly lived up to the expectations I had for him! He was great, and I can't wait for him to come to town again.

Next we headed to Newton Faulkner, who Jason thought was fab. I enjoyed him, but left his set early to head to the merch booth.

We made our way to Gavin DeGraw and really enjoyed him as well. Jason Mraz was our 3:00 PM show, and by this point we were all HOT and sun burnt. Lauren was so sun burnt that a strange man (who claimed to be a doctor) was applying sun screen to her back while we sat in the bleachers for the show.

For most of Citizen Cope's set I hung in the tented area enjoying a ice cold bottle of water and tried to muster my energy to return for the evening.

We caught some of O.A.R. beforing checking out Michael Franti & Spearhead. Franti was fantastic and I'm for sure hoping to check them next summer at Red Rocks.

We closed the night with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, who I thought again were great. I wasn't sure what I would have thought of them, since I grew up with my parents listening to their music, and was not the biggets fan as a child. But, they put on a great, high energy live act.

Getting out of the venue was a breeze. We were right on the highway after getting out of the parking lot, no traffic in site!

Jul 22, 2008

Day One in Images

Eric Hutchinson

Lauren and I
Gavin DeGraw

Jason and I

Sun setting over the festival

Stay tuned for more to come...

Jul 18, 2008

Mile High Tunes

Get your ears ready for all the sounds pounding this weekend at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Mile High Music Festival is finally here.

Just going through the line-up making up my mind who I am going to see, and who I have to miss because of line-up conflicts.

Keep your fingers crossed for the perfect weather and slight breeze to keep us cool. Pray for no sun burns, but plenty of fun times.

I'm especially excited for our new fav: Eric Hutchinson!

Jul 13, 2008

Blow Out the Candle

Another action packed weekend leaves me only wanting more weekend.

Friday consisted of grubbing on some Thai food and buying Jason's mom's birthday present. Saturday was a nice morning of sleeping in, house cleaning and then a couple errands before celebrating the big birthday of the weekend. Today was a lot of crossing things off the to-do list and cleaning my craft room up. My folks came over for dinner and we went to AFW for my early-birthday present.


The Cocoa colored chaise will be a great addition to the craft room, however it is on backorder and won't be here until mid-August. In the end I guess it won't be that early of a birthday present after all since it will be here after my birthday.

Next weekend is Mile High Music Festival so I'm sure you blog readers have some really great photos to be looking forward to in a week.

Bring on that Monday morning. Wish me luck folks as I try to go a week without the Starbucks run.... hopefully I can accomplish this goal!

Jul 11, 2008

Give me some wings

Get your thinking caps on as we prepare to create a soapbox race car for the Red Bull Soapbox Races.

On October 25, Red Bull Soapbox Race will speed down Trading Post Road in Red Rocks Park...(steering and brakes are a must)... judged on three criteria: speed, creativity and showmanship. So don't be surprised if these carts don't resemble your typical soapboxes.

Jul 9, 2008

Guilty Pleasure

Hello post #100...

I will be the first to admit that I watch and love reality TV. Don't get me wrong, I don't have time for all the shows, but there are my favorites out there. I also love being able to gab with my coworkers the day after a dramatic ending to a show (i.e. talking with Christy about the entire season of the Bachelorette and how could she pick Jesse in the end). But, my new guilty pleasure has to be Tori & Dean.

I have never been the biggest Tori Spelling fan. I enjoyed 90210, but my favorite character was always Kelly. I didn't watch any episode of Inn Love, but the other day flipping channels, I found Home Sweet Hollywood and I'M IN LOVE! Jason must even admit that he thinks it is funny at times (he would hate that I just posted that). I think reality TV is so great because there are those flashes that you see yourself in someone else. For one brief second someone else says a joke you would say, or they laugh at something at the wrong time, or they make a fool of themselves in front of a group of people.

Anyway, love it, DVR it. My new guilty pleasure.

Jul 6, 2008

Only in America...

The weekend was everything I hoped it would be. Friday was a beautiful summer day - just perfect for the 4th of July celebrations. We had lunch at Steve's Snappin' Dogs off Colfax. At first I wasn't so sure of going to a hot dog stand off Colfax, but I must tell you it was the BEST dog I have ever had! We then were set on trying to make a plan for fireworks. We talked about just going down and buying tickets from a scalper for the Rockies game, but decided to call and see if they had any tickets left for the game. We got tickets right behind home plate for a GREAT price, however they were firework obstructed. So during the 6th inning we walked out to the outfield and hung out there until after the game when we got to go down on the field to watch the firework show! It was fun to be able to sit down on the grass, the grass of Coors Field! The fireworks show was great, and we got home so late after taking the train home.

Saturday Jason was off to play golf, and I headed to get a pedicure with my mom and do a little shopping. It was such a nice day.

Today we had a super lazy day and just relaxed and BBQ up some steaks and shrimp for dinner.

Back to work tomorrow.

Jul 3, 2008

So Busy I'll Explode

The Fourth of July weekend is upon us. I have been so busy I don't know where the summer is going. I haven't been to the pool. I haven't eaten enough BBQ and corn on the cob. I haven't enjoyed a late night walk. I haven't been to a baseball game, gone putt-putting, or played in the yard.

As of this weekend I am making a vow to get out and enjoy the summer social fun. To eat watermelon, to soak up the sun and splash in the water. As of today I will enjoy the summer and wear shorts and tank tops on the weekend.

Have a great holiday weekend and don't get burnt by any fireworks.