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.