Friday, February 29, 2008

Miss Amanda Jones Visits Denver

My co-worker Mandy came to visit so I showed her the Denver sites (had to prove there was more to Denver than the horrible statues...of which I saw the Bronco at night last night and it is SCARY!!)
Our lunch "hour" during our first day working from favorite is that you can see Mandy taking the pic in the glass...
Then we had a little Blackjack school from Sam in preparation for Vegas
And finally we headed to Colorado's best asset...the mountains!

It is always great to have visitors come! Sam is super sad to still not be able to hit the slopes, but we come back to the condo to entertain him at night!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

What were they thinking???!!!!

As I dropped my friend Jen off at the airport last week we noticed a giant, what we assumed to be horse, on the side of the road being installed...well folks as I went back yesterday to pick up my co-worker Mandy you wouldn't believe my shock at what was under the wrapping I had seen the week before. It nearly made me run off the road I coudln't believe how hideous it was!! DIA has decided they need a BRIGHT blue mustang with GLOWING red eyes to greet all of our visitors. I do see some small children in the near future bursting into tears upon arrival (or departure as they placed it just so you get the lovely view twice) to our airport. about all I can say. I have included a few stories below as well as a comment posted on a local discussion board, seems we are all in agreement!

checking the demonic eyes to make sure they will successfully glow red!
when looking at this you think they would have just stopped there!
and here it is in its full glory...granted you can't get the FULL effect of the red eyes in this pic...I think a trip to the airport at night for some photography is in my future!!,0,6710058.story

Denver does not have one good piece of sculpture on municipal property,anywhere,period.Hate to sound like the old art type douche-bag but Denver has no taste in art and has no business picking any out,especially for what they're paying.Municipal area sculptures say something about a city,Denver's says were a bunch of hillbillies with no taste and a ton of money to validate our ignorance.That horse at DIA is an effing nightmare!Red eyes?Really?Are we trying to scare the hell out of our visitors?Is that really the first thing we want people to see?WELCOME TO DENVER,NOW I'M GOING TO EAT YOUR SOUL!Stick men at the arts center,bears looking into windows?,or that cubism JUNK at Alameda & Monaco.DIA's already cursed,the city just put a face on that curse.Next time you want to buy art Denver,call me,I'm sure you'd consider my consulting fee reasonable.By your standards I'm certainly qualified.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Wisconsin making me proud!!

Well Obama was able to rack up two more wins last night for a total of 10 in a row!! These wins came from Wisconsin (home of my in-laws...wooo hooo!!) and Hawaii. Let's hope he can keep this momentum rolling right on through Texas and Ohio.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hittin' the slopes again!!!

Jen came out to visit for the weekend and to hit the slopes. Poor Sam is still down and out with the bum knee so he hung at the condo during the day. :(
riding the gondola up
I forgot my coat so the first run was sans coat until our friends Brittini and Josh dropped it off, luckily it was a very warm day!!
strapping in
cruising down the cat walk
to some bigger mountains (we wish!)It was a great weekend...always fun to hang out with Jen!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Mardi Gras Bunco!!

I don't think I write enough about this group! I am in a monthly Bunco group with a very fun group of gals from college, their friends, my sisters, etc. We have been going strong for a year now. Each month we rotate hosts and the host is in charge of a theme. This month Julie hosted and went with a Mardi Gras theme. She made some great Gumbo (which apparently is quite the process) and we enjoyed some other southern cookin'.
When we arrived we collected our beads from the bear...
Teresa (the bunco bear prize) and Brooke (wearing the loser prize!)

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Well for one of the craziest nights of my life at least it was a huge success in bringing a BIG win for Obama in Colorado! He won Colorado with more than double what Clinton had...which makes all of the hard hard work here in Colorado worth it.

Check out Brea's blog for an idea of the caucus process as it was about the same in EVERY location!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Girl's Night Out

Girl's Only
Friday night we got a group of girls together for happy hour and then the play Girl's Only. It was HILARIOUS!! We were laughing so hard the entire time as they have really nailed so many things that are so funny about being a girl. They read from junior high diaries, did a dance to putting on pantyhose, had an impromptu shower for someone in the audience, did a Kotex Craft Corner...which is just what you think it would be, and many other very funny skits! It's always good to have some time with the gals!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Officially on my way to CHICAGO!!

Sunday October 12th I will be once again running 26.2 miles...this time in Chicago! I am excited to do this race as it is supposed to be one of the best there is!
Let the training begin!!

Precinct Partaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy

Stapleton Precinct Party...take 2
Earlier this week we had one party planned...for Wednesday night. We passed out fliers to neighbors, talked to neighbors, etc. and then...we get a call from Obama headquarters letting us know that they would like to do a party on Thursday as well so Senator Gary Hart can come. So instead of re-contact all that had the info for Wednesday we sucked it up and partied twice! It was great to hear what Gary had to say and why he is supporting Obama.

Senator Gary Hart