Today is my 10 year anniversary of living in Colorado! I've done so much!
Once upon a time, I lived in a land far, far away. A land of fairy tales populated by peasants and kings, bears and wolves, composers and poets. A land filled with beautiful things: lacquer boxes with miniature paintings, Orenburg shawls, intricate samovars, khokhloma kitchenware, matryoshkas, faberge eggs, and gzhel. In this magical land, I had a … Continue reading Sanctuary 2.0: Princess to Pioneer
During 2012, my official Year of Insane Parties, I hosted a Thanksgiving dinner that has gone down in history as literally the Best Thanksgiving Ever. At the time, I was living in a house that being foreclosed on. I was paying the rent but the landlord, who had moved 1,000 miles away, was not using … Continue reading November
50,398 voices rise up in the anticipation of a home run. A generator runs unrelentingly. The city bus wheezes and creaks. Heavy construction machinery emits a steady beep as it moves in reverse. A food service truck engine idles as the workers unload the perishables. A horn honks as a driver grows impatient at the … Continue reading The Final Weekend
My dog finds no end of mysteries and distractions on our morning walks around the parking lot while I’m usually lost in thought. But given our impending and welcome exodus from downtown, I’ve been a little more aware of my surroundings lately. Well, a little (lot) more irritated by them is more accurate to say, … Continue reading Sunday Morning Walk with the Dog Around the Parking Lot Next to My Building
Ahead is downtown Denver, a lanky hayseed teenager trying hard to be taken seriously while standing knee-deep in amusement parks and stadiums.
Denver. I was wrong about Denver. I came to Denver for graduate school because (brag alert) even though I was accepted by all five grad schools I applied to and the other four were more prestigious than the University of Denver and in much better locations for finding jobs in my field after graduation, DU … Continue reading Denver
In my sophomore year, I went to my first real high school party. You know, the kind you see in the movies when the parents are out of town and the high school football star (my friend’s handsome older brother, in this case) invites everyone in the entire school, even the nerds, to his house … Continue reading Beer