November 26, 2009


For the fourth consecutive Thanksgiving, I am spending the day away from my family. The first year was spent cooking serving food at a halfway house in Delaware. And, for the third year, today I am spending the holiday in Denver with friends.

Although I miss my family in South Dakota, I have never felt lonely while away from them on Thanksgiving day. I have been fortunate in my life to have lived a number of places, making amazing friends along the way -- they have become my family too. I am so grateful to be living a life filled with wonderful family and friends and I know that no matter how many miles may be between any of us, we are always there for each other and for this, I am truly grateful.

September 24, 2009

on the eve of 29

As someone who tends to set annual goals on birthdays versus employing the New Year's Resolutions path, I have been thinking a lot in the past few days about what I would like to achieve in my 29th year of life. Of course, this also prompted me to analyze my 28th year and the goals met and lessons learned.

My goals for 29 carry extra magnitude as they also will include those accomplishments I hope to achieve before turning 30. So, without further avail, the lists:

Lessons learned/accomplishments at 28
- Made the move to downtown Denver -- no more suburbia for me
- Began my CCC certification (application, portfolio)
- Took my first solo vacation (extra points for international)
- Obtained a passport
- Made new friends
- Let go of other relationships that were not benefiting me
- Learned to ski (still learning)
- Listened and acted on my gut feeling/intuition
- Expanded professional contacts
- Continued to improve in my position/field
- Reached a point where I felt I finally "belong" at TSGT
- Began playing softball again (after a 10-year hiatus)
- Renewed past friendships

Goals for 29
- Document each day through a photograph
- Do something daily that improves my life or the life of someone else
- Serve successfully as president of the Denver Jaycees
- Branch out to other organizations/groups
- Be more financially responsible
- Successfully complete my CCC certification
- Run a 1/2-marathon
- Stay in my apartment (thus breaking the habit of moving annually)
- Be a better friend
- Journal/blog more frequently

August 18, 2009

too comfortable?

I realized something recently when I had the choice of choosing between a date and spending time with my friends -- I am very happy being single. Needless to say, I chose my friends.

This subject has been one of ongoing internal contention for me as I watch on the sidelines while my childhood friends get married and have children. However, since moving away from South Dakota three years ago, I will admit the need to "settle down" has drastically subsided. Obviously, the fact that I spend the majority of my time with those who are also in my single boat has helped alleviate my need to mate for life, but as I begin the countdown to the big 3-0 (13 months - yikes!), I wonder, am I too comfortable with my singleness?

On another completely unrelated note, I am headed to Jackson tomorrow to spend a few days with Grace and I couldn't be more excited! It's going to be a bit of a mini-adventure as I will be staying in a camper at Grace's yurt park, where it has been in the 30s and 40s at night. For a girl who has been living in dresses the past three months, the time there will be a big wake-up call to the fact that fall is right around the corner. Today's weather is actually an appropriate segue as it has yet to hit 70 and has been cloudy and rainy all day. Regardless of the weather, I am looking forward to the trip and having the opportunity to spend time with my best friend.

August 10, 2009

reliving my youth

Well, I did it. I signed up for an adult, co-ed softball league. And, to tell the truth, I'm pretty freaked out.

By my calculations, it's been about 10 years since I've been involved on an actual softball team. Granted, I played pretty consistently from my t-ball years to the age of 18 (with the exception of that year immediately following t-ball when I refused to play because I didn't want to relive the t-ball scenario of being the solo female on the team), but I'm going to assume that 10 years of non-playing, combined with the whole 10 years of aging factor is not going to paint a pretty picture when I actually pick up a bat.

Also, I have to purchase a new glove (and perhaps a bat? and batting gloves? or am I taking it too seriously?), which stirs up some resentment related to the individual who lost my cherished, very broken-in Wilson mitt, but that's a whole other story. So, this evening I'm going glove shopping and then, if time permits, I plan to hit the batting cages at some point before the season begins. I just hope I don't embarrass myself too much.

But, I've made the commitment and I'm going through with it. Besides, I hear there's beer in adult-league softball :-)

July 31, 2009


A good friend recently asked a question that really resonated with me. He said, "Isn't it disappointing when you find out someone isn't who you originally thought they were?"

I think upon first look, this question would be more appropriate for relationships regarding boyfriends and girlfriends. However, in the wake of recent events (and without going into specifics), I have found this question relating more closely to my friendships. And beyond that, to just people in general. We all make certain assumptions about others and sometimes what we presume turns out to be true. But, more often in not in my life, the assumptions are not valid.

Perhaps I expect too much out of relationships and people in general? Nevertheless, I have recently been extremely frustrated regarding certain relationships. However, on the brighter side, I have been pleasantly surprised by others, which I had written off for some reason or another.

I guess the lesson for me in all of this is that nobody is perfect (including myself) and nobody is ever going to meet all of the expectations. However, there is also a time when relationships are no longer a benefit, and those should be let go. It's a hard decision, and even more difficult a task to act upon, but sometimes necessary. An aspect of Buddhism that I appreciate, and one that I relate to the aforementioned, is the concept of impermanence. In other words, life is constantly changing -- our thoughts, our cells, relationships, the landscape around us -- and instead of trying to freeze the present and hang onto it, impermanence suggests we learn to let go. Life is a process of constantly letting go and when we learn how to capably let go, we are truly free.

Coincidentally, the good friend who posed the initial question in this post was someone whom I sold short in the beginning of our relationship. Today, I'm thankful that he is in my life and is someone on whom I can depend.

July 30, 2009


The last few days, I've been in a bit of a funk. I can't pinpoint exactly the cause, but I do know that it's been negatively affecting me.

There are a few things going on in my life that have been bothering me, and taken separately, don't pose much of a concern. However, when I take the time to slow down and evaluate my life in its entirety (which I did on Sunday afternoon), these small things become much larger when compiled.

I will admit it seems a bit silly to feel the way I do in relativity -- two of my close friends lost their grandmothers in the last week and others are dealing with horrible jobs -- but I can't help how I feel. I feel especially guilty because I know that my current state of mind is brought upon as a result of my own behaviors. I took the day off yesterday because I had a terrible headache and truthfully couldn't fathom going to work in the state of mind I was in, and while at home started reading a book on change. Although I didn't read it cover to cover, I did take away a few key points, the most important of which was this:

"What is the price of not changing?"

I think too many times we (or at least I), in the wake of making a choice to change, focus on the price of change, whether it be an actual price tag or in the way of sacrifice. When instead, perhaps facing the realization of what course our lives may take if we don't make the change would be a more effective approach. After starting a few lists and really reflecting upon my current life path, I realized that not changing is going to cost me a lot -- financially, health-wise and emotionally.

And I'm not sure if all this reflection has to do with my age or my place in life right now (emotionally, financially, etc.), but I do know that I am ready to grab the bull by its proverbial horns and make a commitment to change a few aspects of my life. I think one of my favorite scientists said it best:

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
- Albert Einstein

They say that the first step to change is admitting you have a problem, and now that I have that under my belt, the hard work begins.

July 27, 2009


The events of the past weekend renewed my appreciation for live music, especially the non-traditional (or to me at least) types. After four days/nights of music events, with genres ranging from singer/songwriter types to heavy-metal, screaming to jazz, I am hooked. Coming from someone who tends to frequent a number of concerts each month, it may seem like an arbitrary statement. However, my typical shows usually require at least a $40 commitment per show (and more often than not, the charge is more).

Don't get me wrong, I will still enjoy seeing a great show at my "usual venues" such as Red Rocks or the Bluebird, but there's just something to be said about being able to enjoy new music, at a venue I don't normally frequent (read dive bars) for only $22 (for four days!). The bottom line is the Underground Music Showcase rocked and I can't wait for next year. Along those same lines, I concluded a great weekend by enjoying a few hours of jazz music last night at City Park Jazz, which is an event that takes place weekly at Denver's City Park. With just two more Sundays remaining, I recommend anyone in the Denver area to take advantage of this awesome (and free) event.

And how ironic then that after listening to Pandora for just 20 minutes this morning at work, I received a message stating that I had reached my "monthly free listening limit." A co-worker had warned me of this just a few weeks ago, but I had nonchalantly disregarded his warning, until this morning. As someone who must have background music to survive at work, the once-free Pandora now charging for services comes as a bit of an upset. After throwing a silent fit, I clicked on the "learn more" link and found out that the "monthly free listening limit" is 40 hours per month, which, for someone who constantly streams Pandora at work, this only last for a week.

I thought the whole premise of Pandora is that it's a free service, which is why I can't choose to play specific songs (it reminds of this from time to time when I'm searching for a song or artist) or skip too many songs in a row by rating them with a thumbs-down.

Upon further inspection, I have discovered this morning that I have the option of paying $.99 to continue listening for the rest of the month (5 days) or I could fork out $36 to upgrade to Pandora One, which includes unlimited listening for one year and no daily "skip" limit (aka thumbs-down), however an hourly "skip" limit still applies. Because I primarily utilize Pandora as more of a background music service and am not an avid skipper, I am definitely choosing the $.99 option.

I realize $.99 is a minute figure, I guess I'm just disappointed that one of my simple pleasures in life, free streaming music during the workday, is no longer an option (with Pandora anyway). However, with all the cheap musical entertainment I enjoyed this weekend, I suppose it all evens out in the end.

July 22, 2009


I have inadvertently stopped wearing a watch. For a "normal" person (read non-compulsive, non-obsessive), this may seem like a frivolous statement (and observation). However, for an organizer such as myself (see additional adjective in prior sentence), not wearing a watch is actually quite a big deal.

It all began a few weeks ago when I replaced my watch with a bracelet. Then, last week at camp, I decided to forgo my watch in lieu of obtaining tan lines. Which brings me to last night. While at the Rockies game (they lost, which now brings the tally of games I have attended this year to 4 losses and 1 win. perhaps I should stay away from Coors Field?), I realized that not only was I not wearing a watch, but that I a) had no idea where my watch is even located and b) didn't really miss it.

Now, before I get into what a great benefit it's been not wearing a watch, I should first disclose the basis of my constant watch-wearing. I blame it on the Catholic Church, or more specifically St. Paul's Catholic Church in Belle Fourche, S.D. As a child, it was customary (actually, mandatory according to church doctrine) to attend mass weekly. Coming from a family where all the clocks were set five minutes ahead, you would assume that mine was always on time for Sunday mass. Wrong. And it wasn't that we were habitually tardy, it just happens to be that my memories of our lateness are perpetually stuck in my memory. Which is where my contemporary obsessiveness for being on-time (actually, usually at least ten minutes early) stems. All I can recall from those mornings was everyone (or so it seemed at the time) looking up annoyingly from their prayer to catch whomever it was that was disrupting mass. And on the days it was my family, I could not have been more embarrassed.

And so, although it may not been that big a deal to most, those memories have melded me into the time-keeping maniac I am today. Or should I say was? I have to admit, the past few weeks have really been a nice break. And honestly, between the clocks that consistently surround me on a daily basis (car, cellphone, etc.), it's not as if I have lost track of time, but it does feel great not to be tied down by a watch.

Although I wouldn't' go so far as to say I have now adopted a completely nonchalant attitude, I'm definitely easing up a bit on myself and others, which has proved beneficial in a number of aspects. I'm also not discarding my watch permanently, it's comforting to know I can do without it, which is a theory I'm trying to extend into other areas of my life. Perhaps I'll let my watch (and my obsessive planning) be lost for a while longer.

July 20, 2009


Last week marked another great week at leadership camp. In fact, I would say this year's experience surpassed the awesomeness of last year's in a number of arenas.

First of all, as my second year as camp counselor, I knew what to anticipate in the way of activities, schedules, etc., which made the week more relaxing for me. Secondly, we had a really amazing group of kids this year. Not to say that last year's campers weren't great, but something about this year's group really impressed me. A lot of this could be attributed to the fact that my small group and my cabin mates were incredible (my small group took second place in the transmission building contest and first in the volleyball tourney!). Finally, this year I really noticed a lot of growth in many of the campers as the week progressed. I witnessed one camper who would hardly speak on the first night present a hilarious speech on the last night of camp, of which I will always refer to as the "blasty-blast" speech. It's always an amazing experience to see an individual come out of their shell in such an extraordinary way, especially in the time frame of just one week.

I am grateful that my job allows me to spend a week getting to know these amazing kids, as well as the other counselors. Looking forward to next year.

July 10, 2009

unexpected bliss

I love the days when I find myself smiling for no particular reason. The days when everything just falls into place and life is truly good. Today is one of those days. I am thankful for the people and the opportunities in my life that have made it what it is today -- truly wonderful.

Next week I'm at electricity camp. Leaving Sunday for Steamboat Springs, where I will be a camp counselor until Friday morning. I'm looking forward to the time away from the office, but am saddened by the fact that my friend Lacey (and ex-fellow counselor) will not be there. Alas, Lacey is far, far from Colorado, spending the next six months in Europe as part of the 4-H exchange program. I'm living vicariously through her, and invite you all to do the same by sharing in her adventures through her BLOG.

Because I will have limited access to the interwebs while at camp, postings will resume upon my return to Denver. Have a great weekend and week everyone! Peace & Love.

The photo above is one I shot while traveling through Wyoming a few weeks ago. So peaceful.

July 8, 2009


As I sit at my desk and look around, there is one word that comes to mind to adequately describe what surrounds me -- disarray. I am concurrently working on two publications, gathering information for the big project of refurbishing our magazine (of which the most burdensome task will be convincing the designer that the pub needs a face life -- and believe me, it does), preparing for electricity camp next week and working on my portfolio for my Certified Cooperative Communicator program.

The vastness of the current list of projects is really not atypical from a traditional day at work, the state of my desk is what is altered. As someone who is usually VERY organized, the chaos that surrounds me is making my head spin.

The few minutes it's going to take me to organize my desk is not intimidating in the least. The scary part is how the current state of my work space is so indicative of my life right now. Between my travels in Wyoming and South Dakota a few weeks ago, hitting two deer ( and the subsequent insurance/collision shop, etc. dealings), the hectic 4th of July weekend and approaching week at camp, I have been putting off everything in my life that isn't directly related to the aforementioned events, which consequently resulted in a minor panic attack last night.

Adding to the current situation are the fact that I haven't set aside time to journal since I returned from Costa Rica and last month I only ran twice. Twice! For someone who frequents the gym at least four times a week, running twice in a month is not typical behavior. And my body feels it, as does my mind. I was also frivolous in my spending last month, which resulted in me having to borrow from my savings to pay for staple items such as groceries and household items. Not good.

Today my head is back on straight and, after spending some quality time with me last night, I realize that although being busy is a state I enjoy, it also allows me to lose my connection with myself, and that is an environment I don't like to occupy. So, beginning today -- more mindful actions and time for myself because at the end of the day, it's really just me, myself and I. And if I don't keep that group happy, nothing else will matter. Now on to task number one -- time to clean my desk.

June 16, 2009


I think the reason I have been remiss in posting regularly is that I feel like my blog has no focus. I realize it doesn't necessarily need a focus, but after my friend Krista revamped her blog, complete with a theme including cute drawings, I feel like my blog is just boring. I've been racking my brain for ideas, but to no avail. I guess until I have some sort of epiphany, the boring blog will remain. I did purchase a Macbook a few weeks ago and have been playing around with iWebs, so perhaps while I'm working on that project, which means possibly a new Web site (and another new blog address). However, if the past few weeks are any indication, I may not find time to finish the new site/blog until summer is over.

And, as the previous sentence attests, I have been quite busy lately and the summer outlook shows more of the same. This weekend I am hosting a get-together at my new place for some girlfriends. I'm looking forward to spending time with my friends, but am a bit stressed about the prep (I'm providing apps, drinks, etc.). Next week, I'm headed to Wyoming for work and then to South Dakota to see my brother, who is on leave from deployment in Iraq, and to attend a friend's wedding. I can't believe the 4th of July is right around the corner and on its heels is electricity camp, Mile-High Music Festival and the Big Gig, all happening in July.

Yesterday I hit the two-year mark in Colorado, and although I can't believe how quickly the time has gone, I am so happy here and really can't imagine myself anywhere else.

By the way, you can check out Krista's blog, Motherhood Illustrated, HERE.

June 1, 2009


Costa Rica. Ah, where to begin? It was a truly amazing trip -- relaxing, spiritual and just all-around good for the soul (and body). While there, I spent a great deal of time journaling and taking a profound look at who I am and where I want to be and really just getting to know me. I also met some amazing people whom I hope to see again (Pura Vide reunion at Maya Tulum!). Looking back, I think the true benefit of the trip was that I realized I have an amazing life and I should take more time being grateful for all the things that encompass my life instead of taking it all for granted. Pura Vida!

May 22, 2009

Pura Vida!

In less than 24 hours (23 hours to be exact), I will be arriving in San Jose, Costa Rica. It's a bit surreal as it seems that I've been waiting for the trip for such a long time and now it's just right around the corner. The downside is the time there will probably fly by and so I will have to remind myself constantly to take it slow and enjoy.

One aspect that will make it a lot easier to relish in my time in Costa Rica is that I have decided against taking my computer, and that, coupled with the fact that my cellphone will be useless once I board the plane from Houston, means I will have zero contact with the world beyond the Pura Vida resort for six days. And anyone who knows me even just a little can attest that me lacking communication via voice and, to a greater extent text or e-mail, will truly be a testament of will for me.

So, as of Sat., May 23 at 10:20 a.m. MST, I will be enjoying Costa Rican bliss and therefore unreachable until Thurs., May 28 at 10:27 p.m. Happy Memorial Day!

May 5, 2009

Creeping up on me

Eek! I can't believe my Costa Rica trip is just on the other side of two weeks away. Not to throw out a giant cliche, but wow, time flies! The excitement (mixed with equal doses of anxiety and fear) has definitely kicked in, along with the reality that I'm going to be traveling to a foreign country solo (hence the anxiety and fear).

I spent the weekend shopping for appropriate clothing for my trip (read sun dresses, tank tops and shorts) and completely lucked out while attending the Green Festival where I purchased a five-in-one bamboo dress. Not only can the garment be work five different ways, but the purchase also supports, Me to We, a non-profit with a message I absolutely adore: "What have you done to change the world today?"

Next week I'll be in Vegas for a conference (Monday-Thursday). Although I'm looking forward to the conference (and my tower suite at Caesars), the fact that between the conference and my Costa Rica trip, I'm going to be out of the office for nearly half of May has made me quite nervous about my work-load this month. However, I do get to tour Zappos while in Vegas, so that alone pretty much makes it worth the added stress (I think I may have a shoe problem).

April 28, 2009

American Trails

For all of my fellow trail lovers, check out the American Trails site -- it's awesome. The site provides a myriad of resources, including state-specific information on trail systems for activities for every season.
You can also join American Trails and support the important work they do to serve the trails community.

Loft living, mile-high style

I'm about 90% settled in my new place downtown -- still have a few pictures to hang and some other minor decorating tasks to complete, but for the most part, I'm in. I've received a number of requests from friends and family to see pictures, so here's my new place so far ...

April 21, 2009

Jury duty

As a former news reporter who covered the court beat on a regular basis for years, I've had my fair share of experiences with the court system. However, spending an entire day (nearly nine hours) in voir dire yesterday as a potential juror provided me a new perspective on not only the system, but also on people in general. I spent the majority of the time soaking it all in -- the people, the process and the system as a whole. Most intriguing by far were the people and their stories. I suspect I know now more intimate details about the lives of a roomful of strangers than I do about a number of my friends.

Particularly interesting were the views held by a many of potential jurors pertaining to mental illnesses. The case involved a man who allegedly shot and killed two of his neighbors last year and has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. What amazed me was the large number of individuals who basically do not believe mental illnesses exist. I understand the speculation surrounding the not- guilty-by-reason-of-mental-illness plea, but to denounce mental illnesses as a whole?

And, perhaps it wouldn't be fair to say the experience provided me with a new perspective, but instead reminded me that the world is filled with differing opinions, perspectives and biases.

I am just happy to report that I will not be spending the next week-and-a-half as a juror. Deducting from what little we were told about the case (in addition to the news reports and other information I discovered last night), it is not going to be an easy week for any of them.

In other news, I made the move downtown this weekend (in the rain, no less) and am LOVING my new place. I cannot wait until every last box is unpacked and I am completely settled. Next comes exploring my new neighborhood - yay!

April 18, 2009

Moving day

Sitting here waiting for the movers to arrive and listening to the rain. Yes, I said rain. Of all the days it could rain, why today? I guess it could be worse as it snowed all day yesterday and last night. Oh well, thank goodness for movers because I would have felt awful dragging my friends out to help me move while it's pouring rain.

And speaking of the move, after canceling my lease at the boutique apartments, I found a place in the ballpark neighborhood downtown (two blocks north of Coors Field). Not only is the location excellent but the apartment itself is amazing. It's a loft-style unit -- industrial with exposed concrete and open ceilings, etc. I can't wait to be downtown and to be able to walk everywhere -- suburbia just doesn't do it for me.

But for now, it's waiting and listening to the rain.

March 24, 2009

Gut feeling

After signing my lease yesterday afternoon, I just had a feeling that it just wasn't the right thing to do. I can't explain why (although I suppose there are specific reasons), but overall it was definitely my guy feeling more than anything else. So, needless to say, the search continues for my new place. I'm still looking downtown and can hopefully find a place in the next few weeks that I feel more comfortable about.

March 16, 2009

Leprechauns and good friend

The past weekend was spent celebrating St. Patrick's Day -- Denver style.
Although I lived in Denver last year for the holiday, I didn't make it downtown for the festivities. The weekend was made extra special as my friend Lacey was in town from Wyoming. The majority of the morning and the early part of the afternoon was spent watching the St, Patty's Day parade -- the longest parade I have ever experienced. We only stayed for a little more than half of it, which equated to about three hours.

In other news, I found a place to live downtown and am counting down to move day -- May 8. So exciting!

March 10, 2009

A tropical me-treat

I'm all booked and ready to head to Costa Rica. Unfortunately my trip isn't until the end of May. Luckily the next two weeks are full of plenty events (including moving) to keep me occupied so I won't go insane from excitement. I'm thrilled (and a little anxious) to be taking my first solo vacation, especially since the location is a country I've never visited. But I know the experience will be life changing and I look forward to a week of yoga, meditation and adventures. (Here's where I'll be staying)

In addition to my vacation planning, I've been checking out apartments downtown and tomorrow have an appointment to a few places I'm really excited to view. Hopefully I can nail something down in the next week or two so I can relax a little and just start preparing for the big move.

March 6, 2009

Walking the walk

During my quest to find the perfect place to live downtown (moving early May), I came across what I consider one of the greatest Web sites -- Walk Score. The site, which assists users in finding a "walkable place to live," is extremely user-friendly. In addition to providing a Walk Score for an address, the site lists adjacent businesses, schools and libraries and even includes links for the Web sites of many of the locations. This site is a nice complement to another of my favorite sites -- Google maps -- which provides a route based on walking or public transportation options.

February 26, 2009

Random observations

I am continually amused (and annoyed) by people who spend ten minutes explaining why they cannot possibly take on a new task because they are too busy, when in reality, that new task would probably have taken the equivalent of the time they just spent defending their "business."

Also, what is with this business of people having conversations on the phone in public places about private issues? For instance, yesterday I was in the coffee/cafe area of Borders and a woman (with a very loud, far-carrying voice) decided it was appropriate to discuss her current health issues and all of the tests she had undergone for the day (mammogram, etc.). I shot a few reproaching glances her way, but my actions were futile as she continued her conversation without even a pause. Even after the blender interrupted her on a number of occasions, the woman proceeded explain her current medical situation. Seriously?

On an unrelated note, I FINALLY saw Slumdog Millioaire last night -- it was amazing. All of the buzz and recognition surrounding the movie was definitely warranted in my opinion. However, my top pick for movies I have recently viwed is still Revolutionary Road, which received very little Oscar recognition.

February 19, 2009

Sniffles and gadgets

This week has been consumed with the fighting of yet another cold. I have given up on trying to figure out how it is I keep contracting these sicknesses and instead have just accepted that I am going to feel like crap for the majority of the winter. Today I'm feeling quite a bit better, but I'm hoping for even more improvement overnight so I can enjoy my day off tomorrow skiing Vail.

Even in the wake of my sniffles this week, I have had ample opportunity to test out my new best friend -- the Garmin Nuvi 265. I always scoffed at others who relied on GPS units to get them to their destinations, priding myself as a person who can identify due North in most situations, as well as someone who can read a map. However, as someone who attends a number of events in new places and who often travels there solo, I was growing tired of trying to read the directions while driving. Enter the Nuvi, which guides me via a map and through spoken directions. I love it! I'm excited to try out the POI (points of interest) feature when traveling to new places -- it lists everything from restaurants to parks.

Last night, the Nuvi directed me to a new volunteer opportunity that I am very excited about -- Volunteer for Outdoor Colorado. I'm looking forward to taking part in a number of projects with the group this summer and fall, as well as meeting and hanging out with some like-minded folks who are interested in sustainability and the outdoors. Click HERE for more on the group.

February 13, 2009

Same blog, new location

The last few weeks have been pretty busy with traveling to New Mexico and Arizona last week for work to volunteering and meetings this week. Last weekend was spent skiing and attending a wig party/fundraiser to raise money to send care packages to my brother's troop (or unit or something). Although I would still consider myself a beginner, my skiing skills are definitely improving -- I didn't fall one time last weekend and even skied a few blue runs. I'm still hoping to ski 10 times this season and will probably go up next weekend and the following Saturday as well.

It looks like this weekend will be a nice, relaxing couple of days with minimal activities, with one exception being the Galactic concert at the Fillmore tomorrow night.