Hey, a weekend without any physical peril!  Horray!  

In fact, it was a nice, low-key weekend.  A big of shopping with A$, then dim sum (my first time for dim sum.  Oh, it was fantastic, let me tell you.  Tasty, tasty pork buns), then a beer and cheese tasting (Sabetour from Odell's is going to be fantastic), a bit of shopping, cobbling together beer brewing equipment, drinking beer on rooftops, bottling a wheat beer.  Tough to complain.

The beer tasting was a lot of fun; for a fair bit of it B. and I just hung out by some of the breweries' tables and chatted about (and drank) beer.  Interestingly, one of the moments that really sticks out was when everyone was closing up shop.  The tasting ended at 4, and it was probably 10 after or so, and most of the breweries were out of beer (15 or so in all).  Upslope Brewing, from Boulder, has a lousy IPA and a decent pale ale.  They had a case or two left, that their reps were packing up.  B. and I wandered over and asked if they needed any help getting rid of their beer.  They were downright rude.  Rudeness + mediocre-at-best beer.  Not a good combo.



Well, I tried to paralyze myself this weekend, or so it seems.  I went kayaking down at Confluence Park yesterday, just to get back in the boat and remember how to do things like eddy turns and paddling.  I was fetching a bag of paddling gear from the big cabinet above my closet, when the leg of the stool I was standing on folded.  My head and neck bounced off of the corner of my bed, and the rest of me fell past it.  Quite sore this morning, which, all things considered, isn't all that bad.

Yesterday was gorgeous; got some kayaking in, played bocce ball with random people I met in the park, and halfway learned to knit while lounging about in the sun.  Hard to complain.

Last weekend was a lot of fun; I had a great day tooling around on Saturday, biking around, shopping through REI, went to the beer store, hung out with friends.  Then I was talked into going snowboarding on Sunday, when Breckenridge happened to get hit with 9 inches of snow. Plenty of powder everywhere, and even good coverage on the runs that were getting tracked up.  Lots of fun, though the snow in the mountains meant that I was late fetching A. from the airport.


Car Crash

Well, we were in a car crash last weekend.  Everyone was fine; I think I ended up with the worst injury with a bruised elbow.  Not bad for hitting a cement divider at 60mph.  We were coming back from skiing at Keystone, and about 20 minutes out of Denver on I-70, Annie's left front tire blew out.  We were in fairly heavy traffic in the left lane, and we bounced off of the cement divider and started swerving, hard.  Fortunately, we didn't hit anybody, and nobody hit us.  Annie managed to get the car back under control and get us to the right-hand shoulder.  Everyone was a little shook up, but ok.  The car, not so much.  The radiator was bleeding pretty bad, and the bumper was trying to smear off of the front of the car.  AAA and the cops showed up, and we got everything under control.  An amazing feat of automotive engineering that you can ricochet off of a solid object doing 60 and everybody walks away.


Annie and I attended a great yard sale over the weekend, put on by the Colorado Historical Society. They are moving when the courthouse gets knocked down, and they were selling off pieces they either couldn't move or didn't want to. When we showed up at 10 minutes to doors opening, there were probably 150 people lined up the door, and another 150 or so showed up before the doors opened. Some pieces they were selling were huge, 10' by 10'. They were selling off archival prints for $1 apiece. These were our finds.



A fantastic writeup of twilight.  


Free as in Beer

Had a good day up at A-Basin last weekend.  The snow back in montezuma bowl, newly opened, wasn't fantastic, but it was nice to get onto some new terrain.  We found some good snow on the frontside, though it took some looking.

Through the grapevine, I found out about a bar running a customer appreciation night last night, about 8 blocks from my house.  Word around the campfire was that they had free drinks.  I figured it would be free Coors for an hour or something, but it turned out to be free drinks across the board from 7-close.  Nice.


New Style

Trying out a new template; let's see how it goes.