Monday, September 28, 2009

Motivation, where have you gone?

I'm so bored! Lately my life has been the same thing over & over again. Get up, straighten my apartment, go to work, go home, watch a movie / tv show, go to bed. BORING BORING BORING! At first I loved it, and the way my plans began to slow down after the craziness of the summer. But now, I am starting to feel a severe case of laziness settle in, and I'm having trouble getting out of my slump. There have to be better things to do with my time!

I need to get motivated again. To try something new, learn something, start a new book, get back in shape, plan a trip, volunteer, create something - ANYTHING! I feel like every week day has been the same as the last lately, and that worries me.

Any tips on how to get outta my lazy-ass slump??

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Butterflies are gone....
Don't know what happened....
And don't understand how someone can go from "I really like you" to not speaking to you for a week and a half....


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Please, please - be nice to bikers!

Last night when my neighbors & I were riding our bikes home from the Denver Cruiser Ride (it was Pirates, Vikings & Seamen night) we had a little run-in with an angry driver.

Now listen up, drivers-frustrated-with-bikers-that-ride-on-the-street. If you had ever thought to ride your bike somewhere you'd realize a few things:

1.) riding on the sidewalk not only sucks (because of how uneven the concrete is), but it's also illegal in most states, and we can be ticketed for it.

2.) there aren't nearly enough bike lanes in Denver (or in a
lot of other places for that matter).
3.) we don't want to get hit by you, and will try to avoid it as much as possible.

Now of course, these three things exclude the douche-y people who think they own the road, but they are exceptions to the rule. Most of us are just trying to get from place to place while at the same time getting some exercise, saving money on gas, and guaranteeing ourselves a good parking space.

Last night, this horrible person in an SUV sped up behind one of our biker friends (we were all riding in the not-in-use bus lane on South Broadway) and blared on their horn. I thought they were going to hit her! There was absolutely no reason for them to do it, they were just being awful people. They were in this big honkin' SUV, and our poor friend was on her little dinky bike just trying to get home.

So I beg of you, drivers - please put yourselves in our shoes when you're drivin' around. In our case, these people were just being dicks to be dicks - and I truly believe that it will come back to bite them in the ass. However, there are other people that get impatient with us
just for taking up a little bit of space on the side of the road. There may be areas where you can't get by us right away, but please be patient. How would you feel if your friend / son / daughter was hit by an impatient driver? How would you feel if someone's rear-view mirror nearly whacked into you?

Pretty pretty please be nice to us, and we'll do the same for you!
See how much fun biking can be? (Yep - we were pirates for the ride!)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kanye is a Douchebag

After I heard about what happened with Kanye West at the MTV Music awards, I was absolutely disgusted. I always thought the guy was a cocky bastard (does anybody remember after Michael Jackson's death, when he wanted to crown himself the King of Pop & take over Michael's reign?), but this just takes the cake. This guy is dying for attention, and is going to get it any way possible - even if it means ruining someone's big award moment. He is a selfish horrible person, and I know it will come back to bite him in the ass. In fact, I'm counting on it!

As an update - Beyonce gave her own acceptance speech for Video of the Year to Taylor Swift, in what I think was a rather classy move. And made Kanye look like even more of a douche, so I'm all for it!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Have you ever been so excited about someone that you could barf?
I mean - you like them a ton, you have no idea where it's going, all you can think about is how much you want to see them again (and how much you need to hold back on doing so), they're so cute that you're wondering "what the heck do they want with me?", you're so excited about what could happen but at the same time terrified that you're going to f-up the whole thing...

It's awesome. Haven't been here in a while.
He's so cute I want to barf all over the floor.
Butterflies, butterflies.... :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Seriously Scrumptious Simple Salad

I just invented the yummiest salad ever today!
OK - I'm saying that I invented it because I've never had it in a restaurant before. I am trying to eat up all the food that could go bad in my fridge before I leave for the long weekend, so I pretty much just used what I had left. And it turned out wonderful! Enjoy!

Seriously Scrumptious Simple Salad
Mixed Greens (I used some from the Farmer's Market - they're the best)
Bleu Cheese (I crumbled some Amish Bleu Cheese that I found at Whole Foods on sale)
Pecans (chopped)
Red Onion (cut into strips)
Oil & Balsamic Vinegar (I used Strawberry Basil Balsamic Vinegar that I found at Super Target)

Cook the red onion in a pan on the stove in some olive oil until caramelized (about 8 minutes or so). They will start to turn slightly brown when they're done. While the onions are cooking, combine all the other ingredients in a bowl. Top with caramelized onions & serve. Yum yum YUM!