Wednesday, August 15, 2012

As of today...

My cousin sends her older daughter off to kindergarten today.  As a record, and to serve as comparison for later years, she documented some favorites, which are bound to change as the mind of a 5-year-old matures and experiences new and exciting things.  

Addi's list
Favorite color: pink
Favorite singer: Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber
Favorite song: "Toes" or "Vaya con Dios"
Favorite number: 100
Favorite book: Care Bears (YES!)
Favorite show: Doc McStuffins
Favorite food: cake (a girl after my own heart)
Favorite sport: cheerleading
What I want to be when I grow up: teacher
My list
Favorite color: purple
Favorite singer: tough one, I have so many options that aren't Justin Bieber.  Currently enjoying Kip Moore in preparation for an amazing show at Red Rocks tomorrow.
Favorite song: Come Monday
Favorite number: 3
Favorite book: Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterton
Favorite show: Castle
Favorite food: pie (or cheese, or strawberries, dark chocolate, pizza)
Favorite sport: soccer
What I want to be when I grow up: more grown up

Actually, I told my soccer coach in high school, when he asked me to describe who I wanted to be in ten years, that I wanted to be "happy, healthy, and holy."  Oh, the wisdom of a teenager.  I still want that.  I don't think those favorites are bound to change all that much since those ones have been the same for about 5 years.  

Some favorites that may change:
Beer: Dry Dock Pumpkin Ale, Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Widmer Bros Dark Saison
Soccer player: Baby Horse (Alex Morgan)
Athlete: Missy Franklin
Guilty Pleasure: Call Me Maybe
Time Killer: Reviewing my Kili packing list
Song to blast in the car: Something 'Bout A Truck
Icecream: Chocolate Hazelnut Marscapone (that's all one flavor, and it's to die for)
Phrase: Tutaonana Kesho, Lala Salama, Poa Kachizi Kama Ndizi (I'm practicing my Swahili)

Also, my blog is being stupid and locking in font choices, so I'm sorry for the formatting ugliness.  Deal with it.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Rocky Mountain High

Reasons why I love hiking in Colorado:
-no bugs
-the mountain air smells amazing
-5 minutes into my hike, I look up, and BOOM! there's a deer 20 feet away
-(sometimes) I can bring my dog
-other friendly Coloradans are out enjoying the same hikes
-the wildflowers
-you can drive 3 hours or 30 minutes and still feel all wilderness-y
-food tastes better at the top of a 14er
-summit bears
-boulder fields
-red rocks
-views like this

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.