Monday, June 29, 2009

Beer Sounds Good

Hola... From the <3land!


It has only been a few days since my last blog, but I have a lot to share. As you most of you know the love I have for shots, while hanging out at the bar :) Well this picture above was my very first shot since I have moved here. Of course I requested a shot well known in the state of Colorado and ended up with a "Colorado Bulldog." As for all of you back home... Instead of the typical firewater, royal flush, or jager bomb that I tend to order... this is my new pick! (I was even nice and put a weblink to the ingredients so you have fair warning).

Before you view the photo below... I must give you a little background. Scott moved into this apartment almost three weeks before I arrived and through out our day-to-day conversations while miles apart he would share with me his thoughts of decorating this small corner in our kitchen. He voiced his opinion on a "Roller Cart".... EVERYDAY! I, on the other hand, argued on getting a small table and with two chairs for dining. Yet again, another battle I lost!!! So, as you will see in the picture below... Scott holding his "Manly Grilling Utensils," standing beside his prize possession... THE ROLLER CART! (Yes, he bought it before I even arrived) Although, I must admit... I have found lots of important kitchen things to fill it with :)


FT. COLLINS BREW FEST 2009...

Saturday morning we decided it was time to attend a drinking festival 15 miles North of us in Ft. Collins. Long lines, hot weather, tokens, sunshine, food, live music... and LOTS OF BEER! What more could you ask for?! Well friends or family to share it with, but hey instead we shared the day pretending we liked each other and drank until we felt silly. Then it was time to meet Scott's Boss... good first impression, eh. In reality, we really couldnt drink as much as you would expect, only because my uncle was hours away pulling a trailor of my life belongings. Our day of drinks in the sun ended early, but one success was finding a new favorite beer brewed by Boulder Beer Brewery. If you are looking for a natural blonde german girl? Well here she is...(& not me) her name is Sweaty Betty! Definately my new beer of choice. Yummy! (Mom, really I am not an alcoholic).


So after my fun of drinking in the sun, I decided to take a nap before my uncle showed up! Smart idea... NOT! haha. But look at him...arrived safe and sound... looking a little more refreshed than his dear friend Randy, who drove my car across the country without air conditioning and did I mention without cruise control?! AHH! According to my uncle, they regret not notifying slimfast at the beginning of their trip, to take a before picture and then taking an after picture of Randy once they arrived...considering the weight he lost in sweat alone!


So back in PA I may have feared stepping on an ant hill or stumbling over my own two feet, but in Loveland... this is what I have to watch out for when wondering through the grass! Yes... this was taken about 10 yards from my front door, while I was waiting for my uncle to arrive. Scary. Thought I would share... hope you have dreams of snakes now, just like me!

Here is my random thought of the day: Who would have thought that fake fruit really smells like the real fruit?! I certainly did not. But NO JOKE... these Apples and Oranges had an aroma of the real thing. I couldnt believe it. I almost wish I could make this photo a scratch and sniff to share the scent with you, but I can't. Therefore, in the mean time.... use that lovely imagination of yours or swing open the door of your own refigerator and smell the a real one... while I sit a 1000+ miles away sniffing my fake ones :)

To close for the evening... since I am almost too tired to be creative I am going to leave you with a few random photos. Enjoy! Until next time be good and smile. *OJ*

Me...in the mess of all of my boxes! WOO.
Mr. Scooter Crunch and myself hanging out on our small patio / balcony.

A sunset in our backyard. Yes, Scott... I think it is pretty, but I have seen better ;) (He is going to yell at me for this! hehe)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Out My Window

Hello Again!As I sit at my apartment all day working in my new home office, I have found myself spending a lot of time looking out the windows. (in between working of course) Mostly because the views are almost breathtaking! Can you see those faded mountain peaks in the background of this picture... well thats what i see everytime I look out my office window. Pretty nice site, huh? Especially when it's sunny out. I can't wait for all of you to see it first hand, when you come to visit me. So start planning.

I promised in my first blog to post a few pictures from my first few days here, so here they are:

This is a picture of our actual apartment from the outside. Our door is behind the tree on the left. Not that you really care to know, but I thought I would share that tid bit of information, just in case you are ever in the area and have to reference this picture to find me.



Similar looks, don't ya think? Maybe that's where I belong. Ask anyone who has seen my weird side and they would probably agree! Unfortunately that was the closest we got to seeing the Polar Bears while visiting the Denver Zoo... it was 85+ degrees the day that we went, and they were hiding in the shade. I guess I would be too, if I were them! Although, one entertaining event that took place that day was Scott getting chased by a peacock and scaring him half to death. Haha


Of all the places I have been so far in this state including all of my previous trips, I feel this place sums up the beauty that this state holds! This was taken at Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park just this past weekend. Between Scott and his dad's collection of photographs, they probably have endless amounts of photos taken at this spot! Each different in its own way. However, this day it was rather cloudy, so it was difficult to get the reflection off the lake. I will warn you... I will probably post photos from this spot on a regular basis. Look forward them!


The last photograph that I wanted to share is one taken at the Chapel on the Rock. This is a small church near Estes Park (before Rocky Mtn. National Park) that I felt was unique and special enough to share with all of you. I showed this picture to a couple of people already and they all shared the same thoughts, that it reminded them of a Thomas Kinkade painting and i must say that I agree. From Scott's book of knowlegde he believes you must be Catholic to get married here and have to take 6 months of counseling classes. All of which he said he would do to get married there. Now really, anyone who knows Scott... probably has a peculiar look on their face... the same reaction I had when he said it! hehe. We love you Scott!

Well I guess that leaves me at the end of my second blog, but let me leave you with my few random thoughts for the day. All which I learned in the past 5 days of living in my new apartment:

1. Never ask some one handy to put up a ceiling fan with out them swearing throughout the process.
2. Be the first to claim your dresser drawers or else they will pick the best ones first.
3. Don't wash brand new black and white towels together in the same cycle. (oops, yes I did that, not Scott)
3. I don't care how much energy you will save with the energy saving lightbulbs or the fact that they never get hot, they are toooooooooo bright! I didn't win that argument :)
4. Last, don't ask an opinion on where to put a purple orchid.

Adios kids. Until next time... be good and smile. *Olive Juice*

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My Purple Orchid

Welcome to my first blog! I figured this would be a great way to keep in touch with my family and friends that I left a thousand miles away in Pennsylvania. I will do my best to keep you up to date of my day-to-day adventures, journeys, and randomness as I begin my life Loveland, Colorado.

Random Thought of the Day: I bought this purple Orchid the other day and have simply fallen in love with it, even though it's as fake as fool's gold! Scott referred to it as my pet the first night I had it because I carried it around the apartment to each room trying to find the perfect spot for it. (I am still looking!) Needless to say we don't have that many rooms, and as much as Scott may have wanted me to put it in the Laundry room (MY room) I settled for putting it on my desk :) For now, it can be the perfect spot.

So how is Colorado treating me? I can honestly tell you that it feels like I am on vacation. The sun has shined every day since I stepped off the plane! That's definately not something I am used too, considering I wore my raincoat 8 out of the 7 days of the week in good ol' PA (Home of the Curve - Woo!) Although, Scott has been great with me the past few days, as he has the front seat in my world of emotions through this transition! Thank God for a good guy!

Since I've arrived I have already taken a trip through Rocky Mountain National Park, visited the Chapel on the Rock, drank wine at a winery, walked through the Denver Zoo (and got a snapshot of the up and coming baby boom = lots of kids and pregnant moms), and strolled through downtown Denver. I will be posting pictures very soon. So stay tuned! In the mean time... Be good and smile :) *Olive Juice*
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