A Very Happy Life

Enjoying life to the fullest and occasionally blogging about it

I’m honestly a fan of this new brewery in town but this pic they just posted on Instagram is THE MOST HIPSTER THING I think I’ve ever seen. I don’t even know what the story with this is, but I can’t handle it.

I’m honestly a fan of this new brewery in town but this pic they just posted on Instagram is THE MOST HIPSTER THING I think I’ve ever seen. I don’t even know what the story with this is, but I can’t handle it.

Sadie is displaying her very best efforts at distracting Jeff from doing work this morning.

Sadie is displaying her very best efforts at distracting Jeff from doing work this morning.

Go Kart racing, batting cages, and mini bowling (and ping pong and pool). Happy Thursday night?

Ps— go kart racing is AWESOME!

Does your state do vehicle emissions testing? It was never something I did in Texas growing up, but in Colorado we have to get our cars tested every 2 years. It’s the most annoying thing ever. I’m currently in a 2 hour wait line to do mine and there’s no free wifi and I’m about to lose my mind I’m so bored.
Watching the annoyed faces of everyone in the cars around me is the only thing keeping me sane.
Anyway, tell me how YOUR day is going! Anything exciting?

ETA: the irony of a huge line of cars idling for hours on a hot blacktop pavement is not lost on me either. Glad we’re testing for emissions, considering most of these cars won’t even turn off their engines and are producing a stupid amount of emissions in the process.

Does your state do vehicle emissions testing? It was never something I did in Texas growing up, but in Colorado we have to get our cars tested every 2 years. It’s the most annoying thing ever. I’m currently in a 2 hour wait line to do mine and there’s no free wifi and I’m about to lose my mind I’m so bored.

Watching the annoyed faces of everyone in the cars around me is the only thing keeping me sane.

Anyway, tell me how YOUR day is going! Anything exciting?

ETA: the irony of a huge line of cars idling for hours on a hot blacktop pavement is not lost on me either. Glad we’re testing for emissions, considering most of these cars won’t even turn off their engines and are producing a stupid amount of emissions in the process.

It’s rain/sleet/snowing outside and Jeff is watching The Masters. Yep, it’s nap time. Nothing puts me to sleep faster than gray skies and golf claps.

It’s rain/sleet/snowing outside and Jeff is watching The Masters. Yep, it’s nap time. Nothing puts me to sleep faster than gray skies and golf claps.

Things I’m currently in love with (and absolutely don’t need): soft white linens with metallic accents for summertime. @westelmdenver

Things I’m currently in love with (and absolutely don’t need): soft white linens with metallic accents for summertime. @westelmdenver

Free architecture tour around Denver today, including tours of the Governor’s Mansion, a beautiful gothic cathedral, and the Kirkland design and art museum. All of which is now followed up by a cider tasting at Stem Ciders.

Yayyyy weekend!

So a couple of my girlfriends and I did a thing last night.  We had a 5 course wine and dinner pairing meal that took place in a cube of screens where cinematic art and music played all around.  It’s called MonkeyTown4 and it’s only in Denver for a few months after a successful few years in New York.  Apparently it will travel to other cities too.

I don’t really know how to describe it properly.  The food and wines were fantastic and the art was a combination of beautiful, weird, and sometimes downright unappealing but the culmination was still a really fun and unique experience that I would totally try again.  There were about 12 different art pieces ranging from one minute to 20 minutes in length, covering a very wide assortment of topics and mediums and thoughts. 

It didn’t feel like Denver.  I don’t know where or what it felt like but it was not a normal experience to be in a warehouse surrounded by moving art in a very intimate space with 30 strangers.  It was a sensory stimulation overload.  If you’re into weird and different dining experiences though, I highly recommend checking it out if it comes to a city where you live.

WHAAA?

I was just out running errands and the weirdest thing happened.  I was standing in line at the pharmacy counter at Walgreens waiting on my prescription when an older man walked up behind me.  As soon as he approached me (I was the only other person in the whole vicinity) he said, "Young Lady!, you look JUST LIKE one of those dancers up on the stages in Las Vegas!" and then walked off.  I just responded, “OK,” but was confused ever since.

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I had to come home to snap a selfie of my errands-running outfit for reference, especially to note that I’m not currently wearing a bedazzled bra, sequins of any kind, or a feathered headpiece.  Does ripped jeans and a raglan camo t-shirt yell VEGAS to anyone else?

WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?!

Weekend Recap

About once a year I try to visit New York.  There are always things to enjoy and new things to try there and when one of your best pals lives there (with a guest room!) you just have to take advantage of that as much as possible, ya know?!  This year Georgia decided to visit too, so we were able to squeeze in a fun and much-needed girls weekend together in the city.  While most of our time together was mostly spent catching up and hanging out, I’ll post a little recap of the rest of what we did below the cut for those interested.

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Sitting at LaGuardia next to a skinny pretty girl in these boots and harem pants. I knew it had to be a pseudo “celeb” to wear the whole goofy fashion thing super unironically. Yep, I finally placed her face (randomly and hilariously). I think her name is Melrose who was on an early cycle of America’s Next Top Model and I think she lost to Caridee. I shouldn’t remember all of that but yep… That’s definitely who this is. 

Just call me the semi-pseudo-sort of “celeb” magnet.

Sitting at LaGuardia next to a skinny pretty girl in these boots and harem pants. I knew it had to be a pseudo “celeb” to wear the whole goofy fashion thing super unironically. Yep, I finally placed her face (randomly and hilariously). I think her name is Melrose who was on an early cycle of America’s Next Top Model and I think she lost to Caridee. I shouldn’t remember all of that but yep… That’s definitely who this is.

Just call me the semi-pseudo-sort of “celeb” magnet.

Just spotted Tory Burch at ABC Kitchen. Mildly exciting. That’s about as close to a celeb sighting as I’ve seen in NYC in a while. The weekend is still young though!

Any country music fans out there?

Tell me, are the CMAs this weekend or something? Because my gate is next to a plane going to Vegas and there are about 30 members of Luke Bryan’s band standing next to me. And possibly Luke Bryan too? I’m impressed if he’s flying commercial. I just don’t know who he is or what he looks like (thanks, crew, for having very obvious gear on all your bags so I can ID you)!

Things I wish I could say (but will say here instead):

AKA my flight is delayed and I’m bored.

Dear church group organizer from Oklahoma: that perm is doing nothing for you. Your hair is super fried. Try something else and thank me later.

Dear girl reading a book called “Happy Wives Club”: I just realized you are actually a wife (nice ring!). You look like you’re in high school. Lucky you.

Dear cowboy in the cowboy hat: maybe scrape the cow sh*t off your boots before you come to the airport. I’m sitting four chairs over and they stink.

Dear old woman in the beret: nice beret. You rock that hat.

Dear kid eating the Rice Krispie treat: share some, will ya?

Dear 50 year old woman in the white dress: stop shopping in the juniors section. That dress is far too short and I can see your purple underwear when you bent over. I don’t think you have a clue that it’s that short in the back, but I assure you, it is.

Everyone else: carry on. Don’t worry, I have plenty to say to you too. Another time.