Friday, October 29, 2010

The Thermals rocked my socks off last night!

I know I already posted about these guys before here, but last night I got to see The Thermals in concert for the first time ever!!! They were amazing, and I haven't had that much fun at a show in a ridiculously long time. We made our way right up to the front, and were jumping around, dancing, shoving, screaming - I felt like I was in high school again!

They put on a truly fantastic show, and I would be first in line the next time they come to Denver. I know a lot of people were worried that they would just play new stuff, but they did a great mix-up of their old stuff that we all know & love, as well as stuff from their new album. I couldn't have been more happy when they played "Pillar of Salt" at the end of their set either. Just check out the music video to see why I love these guys so much!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Friendship & shit...

I think I've reached a point in my life where I only want to keep the good people around.

I know I'm not the only one who has put up with a lot of bullshit in the past from people that considered themselves friends. After a while, it starts to wear on you. You begin wondering why you keep letting these people stick around - shit, you've dumped boyfriends for less!

On another note, I believe in forgiveness - wholeheartedly. I believe that everyone screws up every now & then, and nobody is perfect. However, when someone keeps screwing up in the same ways and begins to expect your forgiveness, the scales become tipped. It gets all thrown out of whack, and you end up being the schmuck that somebody is walking all over. That ain't friendship, folks.

Since my camera is still broken (I'm hoping to have a new one to borrow by tomorrow - thank goodness!) I've attached some inspiring friendship / love photos from, accompanied by a little list of things that I think true friendship should be all about. Not what it shouldn't...

It's about laughing with someone, even if you're not particularly happy, but you're appreciating that they're trying really hard to cheer you up.

It's about spending time with someone unselfishly. Being with each other because you love each other.

It's about someone being there for you in your happiest moments, and your saddest... even if it means them sacrificing something else to do so.

Not just giving advice, but listening.

Doing a favor for that person, not because you expect anything back, but because you love them and you know they'd do the same thing for you without you needing to ask.

Understanding the right time to speak up, and the right time to shut up.

Giving really good hugs.

Guess that's all I needed to say for today!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pumpkin Carving, Zombie Crawl & Dracula Ballet - Oh my!

So, of course, every camera I own decided to break prior to this weekend! UGH!!! All of these photos are courtesy of my lovely friends, who thank goodness did not have the same bad luck that I have had with my cameras lately!

Anyway - this weekend was ridiculously fun. It all started off with some pumpkin carving in our back yard, on a chilly Friday evening...

I love my derby girls, and I'm so happy that they came to join in the fun! They made some amazing pumpkins too!

I will kill you, my little pumpkin!! MUUUHAAAHAHAHAHAHA!

I decided to get an autumn-themed drink to go with the evening, and purchased Woodchuck hard cider. They came out with 2 limited edition kinds - Pumpkin, and Fall. I went with Fall, and it tasted like pumpkin pie with spices and sweet apples. I dunno what that means really, but it was delicious.

Next day, it was all about ZOMBIES!!! The Zombie Crawl came to Denver, and we were there & ready to have fun. These little ones are my friend Amy's nieces, and boy did they do a good job at looking creeeeeepy!

Amy, as a gypsy zombie. I LOVED her costume, and a lot of people wanted their picture with her!

Awwww, a whole family of the undead!

Shaun of the Dead, anyone!? :D

I made the t-shirt myself. It says "I LIKE YOU FOR YOUR BRAINS". :) When people could read it (my boobs kinda got in the way), they thought it was hilarious.

I had to run to the derby bout afterward, but luckily there was still time to perform the Thriller Dance! It was a blast!

Yesterday a few friends & I went to see the Colorado Ballet's production of DRACULA. I haven't been to the ballet in a very long time, and it was amazing. I loved how modern everything was, and how they took dance to a whole new level. The sets and costumes were fantastic, and the scene changes and effects were super creepy, and made for a very exciting show!

I told my friend today, it seems so wrong to see a bunch of beautiful ballerinas with fake blood smeared all over their faces, but somehow they made it work. It was creepy, and beautiful, and really amazing. We all loved it!

I already feel like this Halloween has been one of the most Halloweenie I've ever had. Here are some of the festivities that have been filling my time & calendar this month!

- Learned the "Thriller" dance choreography
- Watched like 20 episodes of "Ghost Hunters"
- We're reading Bram Stoker's "Dracula" for book club
- I went to the Zombies VS Vampires derby bout
- Pumpkin Carving
- Dracula Ballet
- Zombie Crawl
- 3 Halloween costume parties coming up this weekend....

I'm so excited! And Thanksgiving is coming up in a month, which is one of my most favorite holidays too. I just love this time of year!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wedding Dress Shopping

Boy, have I been slacking on posts lately, or what? Man, I gotta get back on my game!
I was sick yesterday, so there. That's the only excuse I have right now, so it'll have to do. :)

My wonderfully awesome friend Katy is gettin' married next year (I posted about her engagement story HERE), and I was thrilled to be asked to be one of her bridesmaids! We've been shopping around a lot the last few weeks looking for her wedding dress, and it's amazing the variety we've found.

She's doing an "Old-Hollywood" theme / style, so we're trying to find something very classic & timeless. She loves the shorter lengths too - mostly because they'll be a lot easier to dance in, and boy, does Katy love to dance. :)

Her plan for bridesmaids is black with turquoise accents (of course - it's her favorite color)!

These shots were just from our first session at Anna Be in the Highlands. They made it a lovely experience for us, and we had champagne! The dresses were a bit pricier (shoot, they had the same dress from Sex & the City the Movie that Carrie wore!), but they were absolutely gorgeous...

Katy giving her dress the "twirl test". A very important one to pass if you ask me.

I LOVED this one with the bow - just adorable! It was probably more my taste than Katy's, but I love that she tried it on anyway. She thought it'd be super cute with a turquoise bow instead of pink (of course)!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fun with Photos

I don't know about you, but I'm ridiculously jealous of the new iPhone app that makes photos look so retro and lovely. They look like the result of using a Diana camera or Holga - without any messy film! I'm SO JEALOUS - basically because I don't have an iPhone and probably never will.

So how did I get these awesome photos edited this way? Well, I could've probably figured it out in Photoshop eventually. But I didn't. My new Oklahoma friend Kendra told me of this awesome website ( where you can edit photos for FREE just like this! I almost peed (especially about how user-friendly they made it).

Just click here for endless photo-editing fun!

Here are a few photos that I had some fun with.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Back from vacation!

WHEW! I'm back!

I was in Pawley's Island, SC for a week with some family and friends, and I think I'm going through some kind of post-vacation depression. I loved being disconnected for an entire week (no Facebook, no email, no work, no nothing!) and felt like I finally had the chance to wind down. Although I'm glad to be back (well, home - not really to work), I could have easily stayed another week. We ate wonderful food every day, walked on the beach, sat in the sun, drank wine/beer at noon, talked, laughed, read - everything a vacation should be.

It was kind of nice to come back to Denver for the beautiful fall weather though, that's for sure. I'm so excited for Autumn!

Pictures will be up soon (hopefully)! ;)