Posts tagged Denver
Posts tagged Denver
Your support and friendship is likewise very much appreciated. Thank you for this kind gesture!!
You’re very welcome. It’s been a bit of a lonely day as I had to stay behind and do school work and work work while my roommates went to the Kansas City Royals game and my parents got tickets to see the Pompeii exhibit back home. Writing usually helps, although I think I’ll require additional stimulation this weekend.
I have a reputation for kindness and sentiment, it’s one of my better qualities. I am glad you enjoyed that letter, when I saw the topic it seemed like a fitting thing to do. I had been thinking about it for a while, and then I thought “why not mention the tumblroos?”
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.
The Independence Eve Celebration included a free Colorado Symphony concert, light show and fireworks display on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in Denver’s Civic Center Park. The Civic Center Conservancy dedicates the event to honoring the remarkable Colorado spirit and encouraging the community to support wildfire relief efforts.
I’m loving playing softball with my siblings and our good friends. It is something I genuinely look forward to each week. With the interview tomorrow, I think it will be a good thing to distract me for a while. I went 1-2 with a double and a run scored last week in a 13-3 victory (five innings).
Nick plays on the team. I asked Kevin to come and bring oranges slices like parents did in my youth to enjoy at half time (or in between innings), but he said he was at the mini-carnival that emerged near my house sitting gig near Wash Park. Maybe next time. I want those oranges.
Can you name the David Bowie album I am talking about?
Over the past few days I’ve been house sitting near Denver’s Washington Park. I have made an effort to secure an internet connection but to this point I have been relatively cut off from the world I’ve created online.
To be honest I can’t say I’ve missed it too much. Instead, I am figuring out the nuances of living in a new place, its surroundings, and been very conscious of taking care of the dog and cat that live in the house.
In other words, it’s been refreshing to indulge in different things for the past few days and get a break from the normal routine. I am sure that we can all identify with that, even if it means that we don’t get to attend to our online followers as closely as we would like. As I mentioned before, taking some time away to focus and learn new things often leaves us in a better position that when we left.
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
“We don’t do cocaine but we like the way it smells” was abolished from Boone’s Tavern and Trivia Night this evening, as management cited the team being condescending and rude to the wait staff and “riding the lightning:” using earned gift certificates as a substitute for the tab, not buying additional food or drink.
The decision to oust “Cocaine” came as a shock to all the members, as it seemed incomprehensible. The removal came with no warning, and came off a week where there was confusion over the bill, where “Cocaine” felt they had shorted the waitress.
The manager led off the statement by saying “we’re breaking up with you guys.”
“A dime can’t love a nickel,” Chris said.
Since participating in Boone’s Tavern Trivia Night, “Cocaine” won two season titles and finished in the top three 22 of 27 weeks. “Cocaine” had a streak where they won at least one round for 14 consecutive weeks, averaged 51.4 points per game (the highest during that span), and averaged 10.1 points per player (also the highest in the league.) The team never missed a single Trivia Night since the bar opened.
“It’s a shame, really. We would have appreciated a heads up. They said there were complaints about us for the past four weeks. For me it’s hard to understand, and I think we’re all trying to dissect the past few weeks and find where they went wrong. We would like to know, because we’re all good, respectful guys. It’s frustrating to not get a chance to change,” Dan said.
It remains to be seen whether or not “Cocaine” will emerge at a different Trivia Night. A group decision will be made once everybody’s opinion is considered.
The team had the ability to speak with the trivia overlord prior to departing the bar. He expressed a disappointment with “Cocaine’s” removal, as they are one of the best team on his circuit. He provided some contact information that opens the door for future collaborations and was sympathetic to “Cocaine’s” cause.
“We still have the best supporters at the competition, and we never forget that. While we don’t fully comprehend what happened, but it’s nice to have all the support we have,” Dan said. “Thank you, everyone.”
“Cocaine” is Kevin, Nick, Dan, Chris, and Mike.
“We don’t do cocaine but we like the way it smells” competED every Tuesday at Boone’s Tavern Trivia Night at 8 p.m. (MST)