Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Home Place

Boy, moving is a process! Don't ask me why I keep doing it every year. Well, actually do ask me. I love exploring the west like this. Colorful Colorado is fantastic so far and I'm beyond excited to finally be a full-fledged resident of my favorite state.

I moved into a building that's about 90 years old. It used to be a hotel but now it's apartments. Cleaning this place is going to be a continuous project. I do have to say that there has been some major progress made in this place over the past week and a half. Here's a tour of my new digs for your viewing pleasure.


Come on in and sample one of the many micro brews available at the corner store. My favorite today is 96 Shilling from O'dells. Also loving the Rising Moon ale from Blue Moon.


My build-in spice rack. Sweet!


living room 2

My little breakfast nook.


PingPong loves the sunshine in his new spot. I think he likes being in my office, next to me all day. He especially likes causing a ruckus while I'm on the phone.

Office 1

Another awesome built-in.
Office Bookshelf

Ah, so peaceful.


So, here I am, all moved in. I've got a great feeling abut this new homeplace; I think I'm really going to like it here.

Monday, January 28, 2008

From the Road

Taken from my window while driving on Highway 25, north of the New Mexico/Colorado border.

colorado highway 2

The drive from Santa Fe to Denver began with low clouds. They covered the landscape, thick and cold, with whites and greys. I wish I had taken some pictures of New Mexico. I'm always struck by the muted jewel tones of the desert shadows there.

Colorado Highway

Happy to be continuing my residency out west.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A Stevie Wonder Wednesday

I know, I know. I didn't tell you all where I was going...

I'm taking off for Colorful Colorado, to the city of Denver specifically. Things are going swimmingly with the move just as I knew they would. I am such a believer in the power of positive thinking lately. The universe is a harmonious place when you find your rhythm with life.

This morning I was treated to a spontaneous and soul-lifting visit from my favorite sister-friends. It's funny how love and growth present opportunities for us all exactly at the moments when when we need it, when we ask for it. It works even when you're not sure where your faith goes, even when you're 2,000 miles away from your best friends. Ah, the deeply connected. It's a good thing.

Anyway, I'm off for more packing and jamming out to S-wonder. I hope Denver is as sunny as Phoenix!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Sanity, It Is A'Fleeting

If you didn't know already, I'm moving. This week is the big transition and so I've got a million and one things on my list. I've been having a little bit of hard time getting some things on the list accomplished such as getting an oil change and finding a new desk (A new desk! Hear that? I'm going to have an office! A Place to work other than the couch!).

All of this running around and list making is driving me bonkers and leading me to very irrational behavior. For instance, this morning I was driving around town trying to get said oil changed when I drove by a Costco Home store. I thought perhaps they'd have the desk for me. So, I went in, paid $50 for a membership and spent 5 minutes walking around the store realizing that they had absolutely nothing for me.

Because I had shelled out this unbudgeted money for something I really didn't need, I decided to go next door and save myself some more money. This is the point in the story where I wish someone had knocked a little sense into my very full brain.

Here's a list of all the unnecessary things I bought in extreme quantities:

  • 1 gallon of baby dill pickles
  • massive rolls of Saran wrap
  • 60 Swiffer refills
  • 200 garbage bags
  • 5 gallons of white vinegar
  • 1 case of soymilk
  • 8 cans of refried beans
  • 8 cans of stewed tomatoes
  • giant salt and pepper mills
  • 12 oz. Tobasco sauce
  • jumbo box of cereal
  • 20 pounds of basmati rice
So, I'm now $200 in the hole from needless Costco shopping. I was pretty proud of myself from shying away from the candy and snacks. At least I bought healthy useless jumbo crap

**Update: I forgot the best part, a 32 pack of pudding cups!**

Monday, January 14, 2008

My Brain and My Bones Don't Want to Take This

I just listened to this album by Kate Nash and I really like it. She's hilarious. I love this one song called "Dickhead". It's like "why are you being a dickhead, you're fucking up situations". Man, if I had a nickel every time I wanted to utter those words to somebody....

My other favorite song by her is entitled "Shit". She says "darling don't give me shit, cause I know that you're full of it". Right on.

Man, if I was angsty I would totally gravitate to her honest and curse-worthy songs. I'm actually quite contented and excited about life though right now and there are few people I'd dedicate the dickhead song to today. But, I'm sure there are a few of you out there who might appreciate it.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Yotta Music no longer exists? What in the dickens?

It seems Rhapsody online is easier now for Mac now which is nice. Though I still can't figure out how to download a player that lives on my machine. 

What about my badge, man?