January 22, 2009

Okay, so my grandiose plans for a Denver blog didn't quite work out, so I decided I'd list the highlights of the trip instead:

  1. Seeing mountains -- pointy gray/white mountains!! -- as we drove off from the airport.
  2. Meeting Emily of the Rockies! Woohoo!
  3. Playing hours of Guitar Hero with Sean, Cathleen and their pals
  4. Watching Brian play ice hockey in a freezing rink.
  5. Bowling, and then causing an explosion/subsequent breakdown of Lane #7 at Lucky Strikes in Sean & Cathleen's BelMar 'hood.
  6. Did I mention the mountains?
  7. Red Rock and its awesome amphitheater.
  8. Realizing that I prefer men in T-shirts to button-downs
  9. Chicken Mole Poblano dinner at Tamayo
  10. Dancing with the ladies at Lime nightclub (up the street from Tamayo)
  11. Realizing that I have very little tolerance for any room temperature setting that is less than superwarm (like my Brooklyn studio)
  12. All the hats in that fur rodeo store
  13. Watching Zack play beer pong (just kidding).
  14. Getting off planes, both ways. I now hate flying. Any shuddering or bumpiness scares the living bejesus outta me.

    January 18, 2009 10 a.m. MT -- Iíve lost my passport. My only photo ID. Canít think about going to Boulder (where weíre supposed to go to for a hike) because Iím distracted by the thought of getting stuck here. To be continued ...

    January 17, 2009

    10:52 a.m. MT --- We arrived in Denver unscathed from a barely choppy flight out of JFK ( though the 15 minutes of choppiness made me cling to Zack and reexamine my life). Lack of sleep made us both a little loopy. We sipped/chugged Carabou coffee and I basked at the white-capped mountains in the distance. Called Sean (Zís BFF) and my mom. Now, the adventures begin...

    January 12, 2009

    I cannot believe Bret Michaels, rock star extraordinaire and aging bachelor of VH1ís Rock of Love franchise, kept the weepy porn star Brittaney! I swear, watching this show makes me feel MORE confident about myself (inflated tits and slender thighs mean nothing when thereís no brain or confidence to go with them).

    So now that boring Samantha and annoying belly-dancer chick Constandina are out of the picture, who will Mr. Michaels axe next?

    My prediction: Not Kelsey, who seems to be the only sincerely attractive woman on that show, with brains AND beauty. Though Tayaís close. And who doesnít love a drunk Brazilian?

    In other news, the new year has translated into more focus on fitness, but also a helluva lot more TV watching. Who knew that my first TV set would bring me so much joy?! Then again, shows like Rock of Love, Gossip Girl and Desperate Housewives sure help.

    January 7, 2009

    Happy New Year!!!

    In 2009, I am already so, so grateful. I lost my wallet on the Q train the other night, and someone found it and called me last night! We're having coffee today (he's also a freelancer)! See, kids, it pays to never steal anything. The good karma I've gotten so far (knock on wood!) is amazing.

    Zack and I are one week away from visiting Denver, and I couldn't be more excited to see a new city. His BFF Sean and Sean's fiancee Cathleen -- plus a few other pals -- will be on hand to entertain us. So stoked.

    All news is good news today. I'll check back tomorrow.

    Rock on.