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Thursday, April 5, 2018

My Feathered Obsession


You'd be surprised what you'll find in your own backyard. The lake near my neighborhood has a pair of nesting Bald Eagles. They've been paired for 25 years.

They've set up a camera so we can all have a proper view! They even change it up zooming in and changing angles to give us the best view.

The three little eaglets should be hatching any day now if you want a peek.

https://www.cityofwestminster.us/ParksRecreation/Parks,TrailsOpenSpace/StandleyLakeRegionalPark/eaglecam

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

To Grandma's House We Go

Grandma's House
1710 South Broadway, Denver, CO
grandmasbeer.co


Hard candies in crystal dishes. Eclectic figurines. The old mix of board games for the grandkids. The cross-stitched social media icons. Knitted tap handle cozies. Brews served up in old Welsh's jam jars or fruit-stenciled glassware. This Denver brewery taproom brings back the nostalgia as intended, with the modern twist. As part of the local community, they host events like foul-mouthed cross stitching, bingo, dirty doodles, and yoga.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Electrifying Performance


Last night, I saw The Electric Baby at the Black Box Theater in the Arvada Center.

As much as I read online, saw in the video, and studied in the guide, I wasn't prepared for such a powerful performance. You can read the logistics and background, but you can't get the emotion-provoking experience outside the theater.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Sipping + Sewing? Sure!


It seems the only way to get me to a sewing class is to do it at a local brewery. On Tuesday, I packed up my Brother and hauled it to Odyssey Beerwerks to attend my first sewing class. I got the machine years ago to help me hem and repair, but I never really got past that. Frankly, I just wanted to figure out if I was even doing it right.

Other than the thought of delicious Odyssey brews, this line in the event details drew me in, "*Yes, it's for beginners...even if you don't know how to turn on your machine." And they weren't joking. Marsha Gus from Marma Designs and Sewing School walked each of us through each step of the process. From turning the machine on and winding the bobbin, to speed settings and guiding the fabric through as we sewed.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Japance Off (Denver Beer Co)

The first time this brew touched my lips was in a beer and cookie pairing. It went wonderfully with a ginger molasses treat. After that, I needed more. Sake yeast? French Saison? Yes to all of that!

General Thoughts
Look and Smell:  This pale yellow brew has an effervescence that doesn't quit. The delicate aroma has a bit of spice to go with the intense tropical fruit.

Taste: It's a little tart, a little spice, a little rich, but refreshing. The richness is followed by a dry lemon acidity. It would be good for summer. Good with fish. Good with...life.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sexy Colorado: Seductive Dinos and Slinky Snakes


What is sexier than hearing about possible dino mating rituals and rattlesnake hemipenes? Lots of things, but I couldn't think of a nerdier, more mentally stimulating way to celebrate the holiday of love.

Last weekend, Mr. K and I went out to Golden to Sex, Science & Saurians, hosted by Dinosaur Ridge. It was educational, it was hilarious, and it was a friendly discussion about what is and what could be.

I learned about the rich dinosaur grounds of Colorado and the rattlesnake studies going on in our open spaces. But the science is what we went for.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Colorado Impressions


I've not been writing, I've been adventuring! Which feels odd to say in the winter months.

But in Colorado, the sun shines, the skies are blue, and the crisp air doesn't seem as painful. The people have been welcoming, and we're having a great time.