Friday, December 30, 2005

Adventure # 11

Well it is day # 8 of my vacation, I spent the first half power-shopping. (Flatirons, CastleRock, Park Meadow, Aspen Grove) so today, a very nice sunny day, I am craving that soft texture of raw tuna. So Im in the car, off to Sushi Den, the best place for sushi in Denver. I figure I can go there alone for lunch and sit at the sushi bar, which I do. This is a really hip cool place on S. Pearl, very Elmwood-y if you know what I mean. I am feeling very contemporary today. I order a hot saki and sushi, and I have this new thing now where I try to order something I have never had before. I think I'll try the "New Style Sashimi". I sit and sip my saki and watch the very envogue people around me. I eaves drop on conversations. I am feeling very "sex in the city" and the saki goes right to my head and is starting to make me giddy! Here comes my "New Style Sashimi" --oh, I guess I should have looked at the ingredients, there are little octopus tentacles on the plate, and they are raw, and there are alot of them! Well, being all miss contemporary I take a few swigs of saki and finish my tentacles. Lucille Ball style of course. The tentacles are small so now I am wondering if I am eating baby octopi which now disturbs me. Hey, I only got thru 20 minutes of March of the Penguins because I could not bear watching them suffer one more minute! Back to my lunch. I also ordered a spider roll, one of my favorites which I havent had since Saki's closed in Buffalo in 1999. No its not raw spiders. It is soft shell crab; and it is marvelous. Well, you know this is Denver and with the altitude Im a little tipsy from the saki so I walk up and down S. Pearl to cool off and look in all the cute little shops. Got a couple fab necklaces at the Zodiac store and then I find the bookstore I have been driving past and wanted to visit. It is just like the book stores you read about in books. Its absolutely quiet, the woman there is very nice and we chat a bit. I mentioned the 1000 Islands and she shows me this book where the story takes place in the 1000 Islands, I remember reading the review on it, and it is signed by the author, so I buy it and a different book, and they wrap each book in green paper just like the book stores in the books do. On the way home, the Rockies always at my side, I buy a pumpkin spice coffee for the ride. Its still sunny and warm. What a great day I say. ok, maybe I will cuddle with Jasper and try, try I say, to watch the rest of March of the Penquins--no guarantee tho.........

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Friday, December 23, 2005

Where did this MAN go???????

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Johnny you look SO gay here.

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Th NY Yankees have ruined Johnny Damon

Man that guy was HOT!! Hot I tell you, the long hair and scruffy beard. Athletic body. And now even he has sold out and gone to the Yankees, no effort there. but the worse thing when I opened up my newspaper was to see a picture of Johnny Damon, in a NY salon with a haircut that made him look VERY feminine. The Yankees have stripped his manhood, his personality. Another soldier in uniform to perform mindlessly for a team that has no challenges to make them strong. Oh well..........................

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Denver you ain't seen nuthin yet!!!!

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Sunrise before work

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The AHA moment!!!!!

The aha moment
The seal has been broken
The Helen Keller miracle revelation
The pompitious of love
Living large
Carpe Diem!

It finally hit me! Why am I here in Denver? Certainly NOT to repeat my boring habits of NY. I tried to be a hermit in Colorado and just work and go my boring little way thru life. But Denver has a way of taking even your simplest moments and kicking it up a notch! From my job which is so on the leading edge of technology and I am in the position where I have to teach other health plans nation wide this new technology……….to my gym 24 Hour Fitness, there are many of them planted all over the city so I schedule my workout with my errands and where I am going to work out that day! To Whole Foods the coolest store I have ever been to, kind of like a Premier Liquors, Feel Rite, gourmet health food store. We can’t even discuss shopping that would take a whole other blog! Just the simple act of going to lunch, I went to Thai Basil yesterday, incredible Chicken Coconut soup…….after Washington Park, kind of like a Delaware Park with the lake and LOTS more trees. And there are shops and coffee shops with that kind of Elmwood-y feel. Jasper and I will be walking there quite often. You CANT sit home in Denver. I even ran into a friend that moved here the same time I did and he has access to Prime Nugget and Avalanche tickets. Went to this very cool neighborhood Italian place, busy and crowded with people, and while waiting for a table at the bar had numerous lively conversations with people, the consensus is half and half, half are native from Denver and half are all here from somewhere else! And the ones that are not from Denver are NEVER leaving. And it felt like talking to old friends even tho we all had just met. And last night I got the bug to go skiing so I went to Gart Sports and got all my gear! I am going to Copper today and will have pics later!!!
So I have given in. Denver has finally gotten to me and I have decided to take advantage of everything this area has to offer. I intend to be in the middle of everything Denver! Everything Colorado, Everything Rocky Mountain. So fasten your seatbelts. I will update those of you that cannot be here, with fab pics from my adventures.

Denver!!! Are you ready for me??? (sunrise in background!!)

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Woke up and SNOW, going skiing at Copper today!!! pics to come..

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big fat snow flakes

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Oh yes Jasper is living Large and spoiled too!!!!!

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