Today my Dad and I were doing our usual (as in we did it for 3 days in row) walk to and around Washington Park. Monday and Tuesday we saw all the normal things, crazy runners, cyclists in spandex (!), moms with babies, people walking their dogs, etc. I think you get the picture.
I've been eating vegetarian since reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. And it really has not been a difficult transition for me. I rarely cooked meat for myself at school, so cutting out the little that I did eat was rather easy. There is at least one vegetarian dish at every restaurant I've been to, some are much more veg friendly than others. I've also been trying to explore new and different foods- my fear of vegetables is disappearing (thank goodness!). My favorite thing to make are black bean & avocado quesadillas- delicious and nutritious!
I am inherently stressed by travel. In particular, by airports. Something usually goes wrong, or I'm late. Or I'm running to my gate sweating like mad and looking like a crazy bag lady. Well, here I am sitting in Denver International Airport. I've checked-in, checked my bags, gone through security, bought a latte and am now set up to write my paper. That's right. I've still got one paper left before I can really enjoy my spring break. I have school stress added on to my usual travel stress. I'm a big ball of stress.
Yesterday Emily (my sister), Greg (brother-in-law), Paula (friend) and I went snowboarding at Copper Mountain. It was my first time ever. I've never done any sort of winter sport (not even sledding!) before, so it was a completely new experience.
Paula and I decided to take a lesson- and it's a good idea we did! I wouldn't have made much progress without one. I felt pretty good about the first part of the lesson, but then we moved to the bunny hill. It would have been fine except for the fact that there were four year olds whizzing past me. They were all over the place and it was difficult to go down without almost colliding with them. I was really discouraged after our lunch break- the bunny hill made me feel like I was a lost cause when it comes to snowboarding. But things got better as the afternoon progressed.
Everyone else makes "Happy Weekend!" posts so I'm jumping on the bandwagon! Next week is week 10. Week 10 = the last week of the quarter. The last week of the quarter = hell on earth. I'm trying to live it up this weekend/avoiding homework. How, you ask? I'm going snowboarding! It's my first time! Should we take a poll on how many times I'll fall? I'm guessing about 100.
I've been living in Denver for over five months and I haven't done much other than go to school and work. Boring! Okay, not always, but I might as well try and enjoy Denver and Colorado and whatnot while I'm out here. Who knows when I'll get another chance to come back!
Go snowboarding Eat at Casa BonitaEat is a loose term at Casa Bonita Go to a Rockies Game
- Go Ice Skating
Visit the State Capitol building (and stand at exactly 1 mile high)
- Hike up a mountain (an itty bitty foothill is more my style)
- Run a 5k (Yeah....this has been a goal for a while. I'm going to make it happen!)
- Visit the Denver Art Museum
Go on at least one brewery tour
- Convince my sister and brother-in-law to get a furry friend/pet.
Go SnowshoeingSnowshoeing with Sarah
- Learn how to curl (the olympics instilled in me a burning passion for curling, or something like that)
- Visit the Denver Zoo
- Go to a concert (or something) at Red Rocks
Today is the 1st of March. I ushered in the new month by injuring/embarrassing myself.