Tuesday, July 30, 2013


As everyone who might read this blog knows, I've been a biking maniac since we moved back to the city.  Apparently being a maniac has it's price- my knees.  Or more specifically- my left knee.  Apparently it isn't the best shock absorber anymore, and it's also not good for pushing hard uphill.

Unfortunately, I didn't realized this until a few days ago when I turned around while vacuuming and felt something in the vicinity of my knee cap squeak.  Now, if I turn, it screams.  So, today I went and got a knee brace and some of that awesome old people smelling stuff, (i.e. Icy Hot), in the hopes that I can calm down whatever is pissed off in my knee.  Oh, and I laid in a supply of Ibuprofen too.

It might not have helped that I keep trying to convince myself it's not so bad, or that it's better now, and I biked 23 miles this morning...(and 15 on Sunday).

So I'm going to take it easy for a few days, (read- I'm not going to bike so fast or hard), and see what happens because THIS Sunday I'm supposed to bike from the old Cinderella City Mall to Morrison with about 6 friends, and damnit!  I wanna go!

Also, in September, Husband and I and a few friends are all signed up to ride the Exempla Good Samaritan bike jam to benefit their cancer center.  If anyone actually looks at the link, don't be alarmed, we're not biking the 100 mile route!  Just the 45 mile route.  That's as far as I've ever biked, and I was wiped at the end!

2013 Bike Jam Jersey
I'm just doing it for the jersey

On another note- I have finally gotten job interviews!  Had one last Friday and was offered a job yesterday, and have one more tomorrow.  Hopefully I'll get another offer, and then I'll decide where to work- I'm hoping by the end of the week.  Yay!  Solvency!

Anyhoo, I guess that's all the fun and games for now!

Remember, it's just a ride.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ok, the slow down

Slow way, waaaaaaay down.

In other words, not much is going on around here what with graduations & cool dinners all done.  But there are two things, one really good, one really annoying:

I have 2 job interviews this week, FINALLY.  One for a place I really want to work at, and one for a place I'll work at if I have to, meaning, if the first place doesn't offer me a job.


The annoying thing is that for 3 weeks I have not been able to comment on anyone elses' blog posts, being that I appear to have become a non-person to Blogger AND Google.  So, people who comment here because I comment there don't comment or even read my blog because I have dropped off the face of blogging Earth.

So, a big shout out to A Beer for the Shower, I'm pretty sure we have the worst corporate sports arena names here in Denver, and Delightfully Ludicrous, I'm not sure what to think about that mom pimping for her son, but the gut reaction was EWWWWWWW!

Wish me luck on my interviews, I guess I'm going to need it, and in the meantime I'm just going to catch up on my Pinterest...

Oh, and just in case anyone wants to know, these are the search words you need to use to find my blog this week:

Search Keywords

funny sex positions


sleeping ass lass

soft ass of real sister

stick figures sex positions

wet ass

I'm slightly disturbed by "soft ass of real sister," and "wet ass" because I can't remember blogging about either of these things...

Remember, it's just a ride.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

And so it begins....

Wedding stuff.  For Oldest's wedding.

So there we were today, Bride, Mother of the Bride, and Bridesmaids, at David's Bridal for the Trying On Of The Bridesmaid Dresses.

Would it be a disaster?  Would they have the right color of green, and could all the dresses being tried on be dyed that color?  Would someone look too fat?  Would someone's badonka donk be too big?  Who hates their legs?  Boobs?  Arm flaps?!  Who hates satin, raise your hands!

5 or 6 dresses were tried, and it was narrowed down to one:

Does this dress make me look like broccoli?

 And then on further thought after the Bride got home, it was decided that the Bridesmaids could pick one of the 3 favorites, according to who wanted to cover up/conceal which body parts they wanted:

Tell me the truth:  I look just like that girl from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, don't I?!
Does blue make me look like a bomb pop?!
In the meantime, I was making faces at the Mother of the Bride dresses- apparently the mother is supposed to be way older than me because they were all the floor length lace dressed with boleros, or whatever those little half jackets are called.  Nope.  Nope.  That's just not gonna do!  I'm 42 for cryin' out loud!  (actually, I think I said something along the lines of "for f*ck's sake!")

Anyway, we did find a few, and I dutifully tried them on, (please disregard my faces, even if I was looking at the camera & smiling, I still look like I'm making faces!):

Dress #1- sausage casing
Dress #2- not too hip on the lace
Dress #3- I like it but sitting might not be an option
Dress #4- nixed on the rack, loved it when I tried it on!
Dress #5- I likey, but not in black

Now, unlike the youngins, I pretty much love my legs, arms, face, nose, aaaaand boobs.  And since I've been biking like crazy, my little belly pooch is going away, so I pretty much am ok with that too, so there was none of this, "Does this make my hips look wide?  Does this make my eyes look like they're too small?"  But I definitely have a few opinions on these dresses:

1- The first dress was like I stuffed myself into a sausage casing

2- I don't believe in wearing black at a wedding, unless that is the theme (yuck)

3-The last dress is a Vera Wang and I find that cool

4- I usually don't care for lace, at my age I think it can make you look old

5- The dresses I liked were the 3rd & 4th ones

Especially the 4th one.  I gotta say that the picture doesn't do it justice because it was comfortable & pretty.  The bride likes the 2nd one because she says I AM going to a funeral, and then laughs.

So, I went home and did what anyone with a choice to be made would do;  I posted the pictures on my Facebook page and asked all my friends to vote on them.  We'll see what happens, so far the overwhelming majority like dress #2.

So I'm asking all of you to vote for your favorites in the comments in the hopes my favorites will be voted in!

Remember, it's just a ride.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th!

It's been a busy week!  Let's recap:

First, there was the wine dinner at Fresca featuring wines from Tool's frontman, Maynard James Keenan, and his Caduceus Cellars wines:

The wines were great, and the food was wonderful!  We even got to meet Maynard, which was a dream of mine.

Next, there was hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park.  I haven't been there in years due to tourists and huge crowds, but we went early, and it wasn't too bad:

We even saw elk!

The next day was Oldests' graduation from college:

She looks so smart right?!

Then there were a few days off after all the hubub, and yesterday I took a 45 mile ride up the Poudre River Trail that took 3 hours 31 mins round trip:

Now I'm sore...I think I got a little sunburned despite sunscreen, and I'm ready for a bbq and fireworks at a friend's tonight.  Oh, and beer.  Definitely going to need beer!

Remember, it's just a ride.