Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

School

I've been practicing all day and decided to show all of you (Read: B) exactly what I'm doing. This is about a three paragraph dictation, 233 words read in about 2 1/2 minutes.



An up close view of one of the pages.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Denver's bar scene

It may just be the fact that I live pretty far from downtown proper, but I hate the bars here. For some reason none of them are content with just serving booze and feel they need to have something to spice the place up. All I require is a decent juke box, enough seats (a HUGE problem here), and a friendly enough staff (I don't care if we don't become BFF, but if you're slow and I'm the only one at the bar say SOMETHING). Here are the different varieties of bars in Denver.

1. The "Sports" Bar - Looks like a decent place to watch the game at, even though the folding chairs and hardwood floor near the big screen are a little out of place. Little do you know that no matter how important the game is (game two of the NLCS) this bar turns into a dance club at 10 p.m. and by god they don't care how much time is left in the game (top of the 8th and a very close score) you have to move away from the big screen.
2. The Brew Pub - There's really nothing wrong with these. They do what they're supposed to do, serve drinks and food. Problem is I just want drinks and don't enjoy having to wait for my server/bartender to bring out a tables entrees, but it's really not their fault.
3. The "Yea...we're a dive..." Bar - This example is by far the most prevalent. You walk in around 9 p.m. to what seems like a quiet bar where you can enjoy a few drinks and a conversation or two, but around 10 p.m. (it's always 10!) the PARTY MOBILE SHOWS UP!!! WOOO!!!! It's time for the 10 o'clock lingerie party poker game karaoke eating contest!! YEA BABY!!!! It's amazing how quickly a quiet bar turns into an asshole fest when you introduce any of the above elements.
4. Ugh... - I don't even want to spend the energy on a name for this one it's so horrible. Imagine a tiny space filled with people. You can't move up to the bar to get another drink, you can't move to the bathroom, you CAN'T MOVE. The worst part about these places is that they tend to have dance floors somewhere, so occasionally a horrible ripple will surge through the crowd and several people will be trampled to death. It's also hot and smells like the hippo cage at the zoo.

Granted I haven't been out a ton since I've been here (probably 10-15 bars) but every time I do go out the bar falls into one of these categories. You don't need live performances, you don't need to entice me with scantily clad women, and if you're a sports bar then show the damn game. Rant over.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Critters

Denver is FULL of critters. The other night as I was pulling into my apartment complex a bunch of foxes (foxi?) ran out from the bushes and in front of my car, prairie dogs are EVERYWHERE, and it's not unusual to run into a bunny rabbit or two on the walk to your car. It's pretty neat. Like this story and interested in finding out more about the incredible world of the critter? Check this out!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Starbucks Experience

Well, it finally happened. I moved away from Utah. Although I held many jobs whilst in the city of salt, none were more rewarding and character building than starbucks. I met some people there that have forever changed who I am and how I look at life. It was amazing. It made me a less selfish person, and at the same time made me realize that if someone wanted to buy me a bagel and I didn't have any money, that was ok. I also met a lot of people who made me question humanity and wonder why the hell they are allowed to be let into public, but I won't focus on then. Here now is a list (in no particular order) of people at starbucks who made me happy. Molly, Krista, Keith, Jason, Adam, Natalie, Emily, Jenn, Amiee, Josh, Natalia, Kim, Matt, Don, Amanda, Debbie, Jamiee, Sara, Sharayah, Monica, Trevor (I liked the guy, outside of work), Alex, Louie, Peter, The Gal Who Worked at Kings English whose name I can't remember, Jim, Jared, That Couple that had a Million Kids, Creepy Guy (he left us with some stories that we will tell for awhile) I-Phone Guy (same), That Lady who took the Coffee Grinds, Joe, Destri, Adi, That Old Guy that came in at Night and got a to Stay Coffee, Foxy McFox, Kristen, Lauren, The Gal who gave me Free Bagels, Darcy (for the stories), Morgan and his "wife" (name forgotten), Tegan (I think that's how you spell it), and basically anyone else who was nice and name I forgot. Seriously, it was the best job I have ever had and it has helped me grow more than I possibly could have imagined.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Take me out...

On Monday I went to the Rockies tie breaking play off game to see if they would advance into the playoffs. It was the most energetic crowd I have ever seen at a sporting event, and even though I went alone I felt like I had made 30+ thousand new friends by the time I left. Good times.



It's a really beautiful park, Coor's Field. Only problem they have is a rampant mortar launching dinosaur.

This guys name is Banner Jack. He has a banner for every single Rockies players, and then some various heckle themed banners. He also was on an aircraft carrier during World War II. Nice guy, you should talk to him some time.


As the sun begins to fade.


There were so many damn people there.






From way back in left field. Makes you feel pretty small.

The Rockies ended up winning in dramatic fashion. Down two runs going into the bottom of the thirteenth, they managed a rally and a (controversial) slide into home gave the Rockies the win. I immediately became a Rockies fan after this night.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Pictures

Wanna see some of my favorite people? Then don't read my blog!






Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Welcome home

I flew back from Denver on sunday morning after signing the lease to my brand new apartment. Pretty awesome/terrifying. As of September 21st I will be residing in the Links at Legacy Ridge apartment complex in beautiful Westminster, Colorado.

Monday, July 30, 2007

It ain't easy...

...taking pictures of fireworks. Seriously, I figured a giant exploding ball would show up well but apparently not. Out of about 200 pictures taken these were the only ones worth keeping...

...after looking at all of them again none of them are worth keeping. Damn. I did find a lone rose though.



I also discovered that if you get to a little ceaser's right after they close you can get a bunch of pizza for twenty bucks.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

And one more for the road

Gone fishin

Not really, but I will be gone until Sunday. Here are some neat pictures i took until then.



Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Warning!


If you park your car here, it will be towed by robo-bears.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Welcome



Welcome to my blog.