A fun christmas hike followed by frenzied pierogy making for the traditional Ukrainian dinner.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Johnny G (aka Bambi) and Jen (aka Thumper) came to the 801 this week for some Thumper family time and some skiing (they live in the OCDisorder). They made a little time for us which was completely fab and they also ripped the hubs' legs off on a trail run before we left town on Friday. There's a reason for their scampering woodland creature nicknames.
I had to work Friday so we were even more off the back for getting out of town to head down to Nuevo Mexico. We hit the road just in time for I15 rush hour but we were undeterred since we had beaucoup amounts of snacks and the itch to get the hell out of no snow yucky air land. Our eyes were bigger than our road trip stomachs because we decided to try to do the full 10.5 hours only to tap out at about hour 5.5 in Dolores. Randomly, we stayed at the Outpost which ended up being the same spot the Hubs, Davebro and Drewster stayed on their San Juan bike tour.
We walked to the Dolores River this morning before leaving and were greeted by a fox crossing the river. It is so good to be in the San Juans CO mountain towns. We got some Christmas Miracle breakfast burritos in Mancos and are now banging out the best part of the drive to Los Alamos, NM where the hubs' family lives. We are really looking forward to some fam time, especially with Davebro, Sid and Jane (I will tell Uncle Sid you said hi, Beth).
Wishing everyone merry merries, holly jollies, mazeltovs and happy kwanzaas.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
|Damiano, Oakley and bella Senora Yohnson-Gammon|
|Last supper Yohnson-Gammon styles...JUDAS! Would you like a beverage?|
|Jarrett and Oakley|
|Max from Where the Wild things Are|
|Reading the jokes while coronating ourselves|
|Aw the hubs, his crown is too big. Or his head is too small...|
Hope everyone is enjoying some holiday spirit...(even though that's what terrorists say---See Christmas 30 Rock episode: Jack and Avery's Christmas card).
Friday, December 16, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
|Facial hair Richie, Threshold Rodney, Renee, Uber Laura and the Hubs|
I have crashed some sweet dinners the past few nights. The hubs and I had a great dins with badass Laura and king of threshold Rodney on Sunday. Richie and Renee were there too which was sweet as we hadn't seen them in a trash dwelling varmint's age. Laura and Richie made me appreciate my job on account'a the fact that they are hard hitting mofo litigators that work a TON and carry some serious responsibility whereas I work for the government and have a much more cas situation...relatively speaking. Appreciations for my employer and my weeps.
Last night I crashed a dinner with Lizzie and her super coolio chick friends (j9 you were missed!) Lizzie has awesome friends. Great to see JJ (of Sun Valley fame), Maggipannetone and Denise. I have officially designated myself the president of the Denise fan club. That is one funny chick and anyone who can drink Woody under the table gets lifelong props from me. All the gals were top notch fabulissimo (Felicia of volcano skiing fame, x-fit x-treme Jen, yoga spotter Megan, Liz McCool and Danika connected Sally.) My sweet camera phone s'ed the b on the photos I took...but I got a few.
|JJ and Lizzie|
|Not awesome pic of Maggipannetone in pay back for causing Lizzie and me to have math stress with the check. She is actually a sexy baby in real life. Sally and fan club object Denise also pictured.|
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The hubs and I had a good weekend here in the 801. Woody proved himself (yet again) an indispensable friend by coming over to help the hubs fix the fence. I am happy to report that it now stands upright though the hubs informs me it is a temporary fix as we have what amounts more or less to a scaffold in the neighbors' yard. Luckily its our dirtbag renter neighbors as opposed to our upscale and awesome professor neighbors. We fulfill the hybrid role of dirtbag homeowners.
We went over to the Woodies for some soup shooters before meeting up with Lizzie to head to Vinto. Had a fabulous childhood retrospective between Woody (rural New Hampshire) and Lizzie (apartment life in Manhattan. Good stories.
Last night I dreamed about doughnuts, chocolate frosted doughnuts. Luckily there was Whole Foods cookie dough so I didn't become an utterly depraved human (just mildly).
The hubs and I met up with Tom Jow for a little run in City Creek. So awesome to run with home though he is full on chi running styles and its like he just floats up the trail. He gave the hubs and I some good tips (faster cadence) and we had a great time in spite of the complete hell air quality.
This 801 weather situation really needs to shit or get off the pot.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
He provided us with much entertaining in the form of ivory tickling (who doesn't love the piano version of Touch of Grey?). He regaled the Woodies and DBs with tales of concert ticket winning and he took Woody's ballbusting about the Buffalo Bills with good humor. He did some serious burning down with J9's mom about music.
Before taking him to the airport, he schooled the hubs and I on a great run in City Creek. It was a great visit.
Baby its cold outside here in the 801! Loving the suggestions of real winter.
|We did not consult each other before suiting up...|
|Glennbro tickles the ivories (thanks go Gramma Steph for donating her piano to us, we love it!)|
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
November saw a return to full-time desk working and pretty much a mass exodus from bike working. I know many readers were concerned about the drastic change in my life, but let me assure you, I haven't SERIOUSLY considered burning down the building or throwing a computer out the window yet. So things are going a lot better than was to be expected. One of the best parts of my job is my superfly co-workers and supervisor: G-train, eminem and Hurst aka my WEEPS (my work peeps--not to be confused with my BEEPS aka bike peeps). It has been awesome getting to know them in the context of a full workday--which leaves time for some good burning down when the wizzle (work shizzle) isn't totally hitting the fan.
Otherwise, I've been pretty low energy and not feeling superchampy--thus the relative lack o blogging. But December is going to be different. I can feel it.
Hope everyone is enjoying fall and that all the 801 readers still have their garbage cans and roof shingles intact (we had a 303 style wind event last night).
You'll be hearing from me soon. Putting the words into action. The action into words, however that is supposed to go.