Posts tagged Colorado
Posts tagged Colorado
The big news around here is a winter storm that is about to descend upon the state of Kansas. I feel that my Colorado roots have made me somewhat snobbish when it comes to winter weather, so I really want to see how this town and the state handles the storm.
It would also provide valuable intel, considering my mission (infiltrate Kansas to learn its ways.)
Watch this space.
I bought a KU beanie (it was only $5) on my trip to Lawrence in an attempt to blend in with the local populace. It is raining here today so it gave me an opportunity to wear the beanie. As I walked to work I pretended that I was clandestinely infiltrating my school, like I was a participating in Cold War style espionage for my homeland, Colorado. I have to say that this particular operation is not as glamorous at it sounds.
awww, yeah, that totally makes sense. I wish you could go back to Colorado for a bit… are you able to take a trip around the holidays? <3 xoxoxoxo
I will get to see my beloved homeland over Thanksgiving, my family has booked a flight on Thanksgiving Day. I am looking forward to that and will try and savor every moment - and every item available during the feast.
sorry you are homesick, that can be the worst, BUT, remember how you found a job in your dreamfield, and if you haven’t set up a travel alerts on some travel sites for cheap tickets home <3
I’ve been homesick before, and this case is relatively minor. My roommates are simply doing exactly what I would like to do and I am unable to do it. I can’t say I am looking for cheap flights back home, but I am exploring other opportunities. I realized that my dream field may not be something I want to do for long, so I am looking to transition to something that suits me better. Getting my latest job confirmed that my search method works, so I feel good about putting it into action once more.
My roommates are leaving for Colorado (from Kansas) to go camping for fall break. I am jealous of this fact. Words cannot describe how much I wish to join them….
Here are some photos of the Fritzler Acres Farm’s corn maze in La Salle, Colorado throughout the years.
This year, the likeness of the Broncos’ Peyton Manning is carved into the corn.
Farm owner Glen Fritzler built is first corn maze in 2000 when crop prices were plummeting, and he needed something to keep the farm viable.
So Fritzler listened to advice from his cousin who said corn mazes were helping cash-starved farmers willing to open up their land for people paying for a good scare on Halloween.
The number of breweries is increasing dramatically, according to the Brewer’s Association, a trade organization — just take a glance at this nifty chart on their website — and 350 more were added between June and the same time last year. Among these breweries, 97 percent are “craft brewers“ — meaning they are relatively low-production, independently owned, and “interpret historic styles with unique twists and develop new styles that have no precedent.”
Read more. [Images: Martin Prosperity Institute]
Tumblroos, this is my friend’s personal account of experiencing the Batman shooting. When we went to college together, she dated my “Little Brother” in the fraternity for a long time, and I think she’s good people. She mentions that the following may have trauma triggers. If you are inclined to send any kind words her way, you can say that Dan Wantan sent you.
On the night of July 19, 2012, I zipped up my black stiletto boots, tied myself into a black corset, fastened my black cat ears, and went to see a movie. This movie was a movie that I had been looking forward to for years, a movie that I was sure would be an epic and fitting conclusion to a trilogy that had entertained and entranced me. As I stepped out into that dark night, Catwoman costume-adorned, heart and soul pulsating with anticipation, I held a ticket to the 12:01 showing to The Dark Knight Rises in Theatre 8 at the Century Theatre in Aurora, CO.
By some screwy twist of fate, this would not be the theatre in which I would see this movie. My group was a rag-tag bunch that, in an attempt to all see the premiere at midnight, had purchased tickets to several different showings that night. The theatre that we all converged in was Theatre 9.
To answer your question, yes. I didn’t make prior arrangements to see “The Dark Knight Rises” so I stayed in last night. In fact, I just heard of the news a few minutes ago. I did see that a friend from college dressed up as Catwoman and was at the theater. I am happy to report she was unharmed.
Of course, this is not the first time something like this has happened in my neck of the woods and it never becomes any less sad, tragic, concerning, or disturbing.
I would however, like it to stop happening. It bothers me that more than one Denver suburb is associated with horrific shootings, because I don’t feel it accurately reflects the quality or attitudes of the people who live here.
Just yesterday, some of the local sports talk radio personalities took comments from people who have visited my fair city, and have nothing but good things to say about it: the friendliness of the people, the hospitality they show, and how much they enjoy Colorado’s natural wonders.
These are the kind of people who were targeted last night, people who were out to enjoy an eagerly awaited movie. It isn’t right that they found themselves in the crosshairs of something so senseless.
I spent many years of my life attending college and living in Greeley, CO - ranked #12 nationally. I consider myself fortunate to have lived in such a tolerant place, and I have definitely felt the impact of Greeley’s diverse demographic in my life.
San Diego is the top-ranked metro on the updated Tolerance Index, followed by Napa, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cruz, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ithaca, New York; Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, California; Cape Coral, Florida; Boulder, and Ann Arbor round out the top 10. Miami, Las Vegas, Portland, San Francisco, and Boston all rank in the top 20. Seattle, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Orlando, and greater Washington, D.C. all make the top 30.
Read more. [Image: Martin Prosperity Institute]
Here are notable statistics from my day at the ballpark:
Teams seen: 4 (Metro State Roadrunners vs. CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves; Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves)
Hours spent watching live baseball today: 11
Innings of live baseball watched today: 25 (one 10 inning game, one seven inning game, eight innings of the Rockies-Braves game)
Home runs hit in those 25 innings: 6 (including one by Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves while on his farewell tour)
Beauty Pageant winners sitting in my section: 1 (Miss Colorado, in the row in front of my friends and I at the Rockies game.)
Games decided in extra innings or in bottom of ninth: 3 of 3
Games in which the home team won: 1 of 3. (The winning run scored on a bases loaded walk in game two between Metro State and CSU-Pueblo)
Hot dogs eaten today: 2 (with onions, jalapenos, and two kinds of mustard)
Spicy chicken dogs eaten today: 3/4