Saturday, September 20, 2008

My First Duathlon!

OK - I meant to post this a while ago, but I'm a procrastinator, so there. :)

My first Duathlon (the Fall Frenzy 2008) was held in Parker, CO at the Parker Rec Center. It was a 3 mile run, a 13 mile bike, then another 3 mile run. I was aiming to finish in less than 2 hours & 15 minutes -- but as it turns out I did better than I thought! I finished in 1 hour 55 minutes & 8 seconds!! Yah, it was a good day. After some celebrating with the family, we came home & dad, Taryn, and mom cooked up a delicious Eggs Benedict breakfast. Doesn't get much better than that!

Looking forward to my next challenge now... maybe a 1/2 marathon, or a triathlon! We'll see....

Friday, September 19, 2008

North by Northwest

Last night I watched the Alfred Hitchcock classic "North by Northwest" (starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint). This was my first time seeing the flick, and I definitely wasn't dissapointed. However I remember the girl saying that she was 26 and thinking to myself "dang! I'm 27, and she's got more sophistication than I've got in my pinkie finger." -- as I picked my nose in wonder.

Kidding. I wasn't really picking my nose. Much.

Anyhoodle, I know this is probably EVERYONE's favorite scene, but I loved the plane chasing part! MAN that was good! I dragged my mom into my room and made her watch that part with me. I said the brilliance was that he put Cary Grant in this huge empty field, but he was completely trapped. It was terrifying, because even though he was in this big wide open space -- he was completely helpless. My mom exclaimed "yah, he was a pretty smart guy makin' these movies!"

Well put, momma. Nice work, Hitchcock.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


DUDE. They were giving out free pie today on the street. I kid you not!

It was all to promote the new season of "Pushing Daisies". I've never seen the show, but I hear it's very funny (mostly from my dad). Anyways, my friend Jesse who works with me calls my desk, and said "There's free pie! They're giving it away! Thought you'd want to know!"

Turns out, I DID want to know. So I ran on upstairs, grabbed another co-worker on my way (I didn't want to look like a greedy pie monster), and went around the corner where they were -- as rumors told -- giving away free pie.

Little mini personal-sized pies in cherry, peach, or apple.
I got peach, and I couldn't have been more pleased.

Yay for free pie!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Phil at Snooze

While Phil was in Denver visiting from Atlanta, I took him to Snooze (a yummy restaurant in LoDo) for brunch. (I snapped this pic of him because I said his eyes matched the color of the seat behind him... true, don't you think?)

Anyways, we had a delicious breakfast, and shared a pineapple upside-down cake pancake, and YES it was as yummy as you're imagining it right now.

It was great having Phil in town, and I will look forward to seeing him again soon. He's a pretty rad dude if you haven't had the pleasure of meetin' him!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Oh my GOSH!

I haven't updated my blog in a super duper long time!!! WHOA! Ah well -- sorry about that kids. I'm sure there was a huge number of you checking it regularly, scratching your heads and thinking, "hmm... what's happened to Beth?"

Well, I got busy with stuff. Yes, too busy for my blog. Blasphemy!

So as a consolation prize, I'm posting a picture of a werewolf. I know you were totally hoping for something AWESOME like that!! Anyways, the story behind it is that I went to the Taste of Colorado festival thingy at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver on Labor Day with Ryan Garvey and my new roller-derbying friend Nikki. We stopped at a booth of an artist that does these really creepy drawings & paintings of all kinds of things. Some of our favorites were his weird depictions of Sesame Street characters (kinda strange, yet awesome). This sketch caught my eye, of course I couldn't begin to understand why. (Insert obvious sarcasm here). I do heart those werewolves (and vampires of course). When I saw that it was only $10 with the frame included, I began giggling like a schoolgirl --- slapped down my plastic money, and gleefully stuffed the artwork into my Dickies heart-tote.

Don't know where I'm going to hang it yet, but I sure do love it!