Things have been going pretty well in
I managed to get in my first after-work paddling run yesterday. Fun stuff. Tonight will be largely devoted to getting a library card and seeing about getting an oil change. This weekend, more paddling.
After putting together a mothers-day dinner, we decided to go sailing on Sunday. Since the passenger areas of my sailboat aren't very dry, we put A in my new drysuit, and I wore my drytop. Unfortunately for A, we only had one fleece hat.
It was a fun trip though, and we had good winds. We stayed at the lake through Monday, and my dad and I managed to get out fishing once. Then A's brother flew into MN and the two of them drove out to Sheridan, WY. I had dinner with the grandparents, went shopping with mom, and then crashed on a friend's house in MSP. On Tuesday, I was on the road by 7 for my 13 hour drive. The drive was actually a lot smoother than I had expected; I listened to Obama's Audacity of Hope, which was pleasantly long and ate up a lot of time. Interesting book too. I crashed on a friend's couch, and then spent the next day bumming around Denver on my bike, running errands. On Thursday I got a whitewater run in, and then had dinner with A and her brother at the Columbine Lounge, where you ordered a steak from the chef at the front counter, paid for your meal, and within a few minutes a sizzling piece of meat shows up at your table. Great place.
Though we had originally planned to take in some culture, Friday was spent at the Coors Brewery, which had a pretty interesting tour. We grabbed lunch, and then I moved in to my new apartment. It's cozy, and not too claustrophobic for a studio apartment. To boot, it's less than a mile from work, and a >10 minute bike ride.
Shiney things at the brewery:
I was able to get a beautiful kayak run in up by Vail on Saturday, and today A and I are running errands and trying to get our bearings. Work starts tomorrow.
Also, I didn't get to vote, since I'm apparently not registered like I thought I was. Got registered for the general election though. Merf. Go Obama.
What about health care? eh?
Also, we're in the middle of finals week. The first one went pretty well, and I'm feeling good about the second one.
I'm voting today.
A. and I went to the Carriage House the other night for a bit of fine dining. We had a pretty early reservation, and when we couldn't decide on which wine to order, our server set up a mini wine-tasting for us. It was a lot of fun.
I start work in 2 weeks.