You want to see our dog, Ollie, jump 5 feet in the air? He'll do it. Think he can guzzle 5 cups of food a day and still look lean? He does. Wonder who'd win between him and a home invader? No contest. Once that global thermostat drops below 65 degrees though, Ollie turns into the biggest weenie in the world. His lack of an undercoat and zero body fat, sends him shivering to the closest sofa, bed, throw blanket or pile of laundry... anything remotely cozy.
Exhibit A: On his bed, which is on our bed, covered by a thick wool blanket... laying in the sun.
The other day I tossed a folded blanket on the floor while I went into the next room and when I returned 30 seconds later, I found the him sitting on top of it, like a cat on a roomba vacuum, with that look of "what?" written all over his stupidly cute droopy face.
Don't get the wrong idea. It's not like we're blasting the AC, sticking ice cubes to his fur and leaving the freezer door open... he really is just a weenie. Six months out of the year anyway!
You know that moment when life has regained some semblance of control, and you finally feel like you can take a breather and go enjoy the summer with some friends, but then you look at the calendar and it's October 1st? I hate that moment.
The pain is lessened, however, when I look down and realize I'm wearing an oversized cozy sweater and sipping on a frothy pumpkin flavored beverage. Family visits, hayrides and apple cider donuts don't hurt either!
Here's to fall... the season that always manages to soothe the frazzled edges.
Here's a quick weekend highlight from TriRock Triathlon; an event I helped work today. I may not have participated in the races, but I still shook the heck out of some cow bells... (cue Christopher Walken flashback).
I have no idea how to start this post. I want to say something brilliant about how time flies or quote someone expounding upon the importance of mastering your moments, but alas, I'm without inspiration and all I can say is, WTF - it's July already?
Poetic, I know.
So much has transpired in the last 7 months that it feels a bit rude to post anything new without addressing that lapse in time first. I'll stick to the highlights to keep things interesting, but let's start at the beginning, shall we?
2nd annual trip to the Ouray Ice Climbing Festival. 5 friends, 3 days, -16 degrees, 2 beds and 1 jacuzzi; that's all I'm going to say about that.
Through a series of really random life choices, I found myself in a 4 month/200 hr Yoga Teacher Training. Hello flexibility! I've since graduated from the program, am registered globally through Yoga Alliance, instruct the occasional class and plan to go back for my certificate in Prenatal Yoga this fall.
I landed my dream job! Yours truly is now the very proud and thankful "Outdoor Programs and Outreach Market Coordinator" for the Denver REI. This is the main culprit for my recent absence, but c'mon, it's not every day a girl gets to work here:
and do all this:
Time for a new look. In anticipation of another scorching summer, I chopped off a bunch of hair and love the new do thanks to the girls at Rebelle Salon. I've never rocked a cut this short, but I gotta say, I'm feeling pretty sexy with my new shag. What say you?
Family came to visit and I finally "summited" my first Colorado 14er (Pikes Peak). Riding a cog train to top still counts right?
I also managed to squeeze in a quick little photo shoot for my friends clothing company. Check her out at www.haikuusa.com
Now if you'll excuse me, I bribed myself with a tall glass of milk and a pack of double stuff oreo's in order to get this post done. Who knows, I might even take a nap after that. I'm feeling dangerously productive.
Why: Because spending the winter holidays in a pool is highly underrated (and because I missed them too, of course).
This is Charlie. She get's dressed up quite often, so don't be surprised if you find a more than just a few pictures of her in this post. It's kind of hard controlling my shutter finger when she's around.