Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Somewhere in Middle America

My whirlwind trip to Omaha was successful for the following reasons:
*Bangkok Cuisine chicken pad thai...check!
*Dark Side Vanilla Porter...check!
*An excuse to wear my Abby Wambach jersey...check!
*Trying a new Omaha restaurant...check!
*Seeing many wonderful friends...check!
*Reminding myself why I love Denver...check!
*Back in time to go to work...check!
*Safe drive, clear weather, nap time...check!

My whirlwind trip was, however, lacking the following:
*A trip to Theodore and Wallace's (I did make it to the eCreamery for some yummy pumpkin gelato)
*An extra hour of sleep because I miscalculated the time we needed to leave Omaha in order to be back in time
*A USWNT victory
*Face paint and an ESPN-worthy sign (something like "I drove all the way from Denver for Kate Markgraf's 200th cap!")
*An extra car for Mary to chauffeur herself around

All in all, I had a great time. Pics to be posted on facebook later, just from the game

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Someone Needs Your Help, Michael

Props to Sharon Gless for her tenth (TENTH!!!) Emmy nomination for her superb work as penitent yet meddling mother Madeline Westen. I'm glad to see the show getting some recognition that is well-deserved. Sharon's performance in the season three finale was nothing short of phenomenal, and I'm sure that season four has been more of the same. Yay Maddie!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Arise, Greet the Dawning

My yard has proved more of a stress than a joy lately. And I keep lamenting every time I see a new plant crop up--is it a weed? is it supposed to be there? will it get too big? how am I supposed to care for it? does it need extra water? is there any end to this jungle?

So, after spending a few minutes hacking at the giant Russian Olive tree in my backyard and trimming back an overgrown rose bush on my side patio, I decided to take a little time to rejoice in my garden. Or at least to capture on film the many colors and shapes and hidden treasures in my yard. Some are intentional, some are accidental, but all are mine. (Note: I'm not a photographer, nor do I pretend to be)

I reserve the right to make this blog as worthless to read as I feel like, and also to write as infrequently as I deem necessary. Just thought I'd let you know since I finally decided to share my blog.