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Denver is beautiful.

Lightfield is a good boy. He requires patience and a lot of love. Sometimes I forget that.

Friday night on SoBo.

And a little friend sleeping on a couch in a closed store front.

And the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory on 16th Street Mall. Tom bought me a lot of chocolate, and I felt so tired afterward. Come on, body, what’s up? I thought these little Bubblegum Buddies were cute.

My friend, Tom. Tom was born in Louisiana, but grew up in Saudi Arabia, ages 8-18. He is totally American, but it is marked that his formative years were spent in a foreign country, you can tell only by his complete lack of knowledge of most pop cultural references I make, references that anyone his age would understand.

My co-worker, Maryann, made these little dresses for her granddaughter’s out of fairy-print pillowcases and ribbon. She even made a tiny one for their dolls. I thought it was very clever.

Summer dress season. I bought this one at Ross, such a bargain.

Must wake up. Feel so very tired. Would love to see Hesher tonight.

The weekend has been wonderful. Though I still have not found an apartment, I look every day, and with luck I will soon be in a place of my own, and can focus next on getting my own car. Hooray!

Let’s see…last week Marta and I went to Beauty Bar on 12th. It is very retro and colorful inside. We did some dancing and said a toast to our mutual friend, Josh, who is very dear to our hearts.

I wore my extensions that night too. Real human hair! I can’t wait for my own hair to be this long.

After work on Friday, the first sunny day in a long time, I walked home through City Park and sat in the grass. The sun was warm and my feet in the cool grass felt wonderful. I am so happy summer is coming.

Saturday morning had coffee and cake at City O’ City Bakery in Capitol Hill. I love it. I’m reading In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. It’s one of those books that I like immediately and look forward to reading.

The bathroom of City O’ City…can you find the lady…

For some reason, I enjoy this…

The steeples of the big, Gothic church on Colfax…

A pretty painting on the side of an uptown dispensary…

My big boy…(aka Apple of Mine Eye!)

On Saturday, Robbie took me to dinner at TAG, a restaurant in downtown Denver on Larimer Square. It was absolutely delicious! We got a bottle of red wine, Penelope Sanchez, and it was just the right amount of tart, a very good choice. We got pot stickers, an Angry Volcano Roll, Hangar Steak, and Boar Chops. It was all dreamy and wonderful. I will definitely go back! Thanks, Robbie honey. 🙂

Then, we went to the Avenue Theater uptown and saw Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a musical about an East German boy who get a sex change operation and moves to America with a GI and he leaver her, and then Hedwig becomes a singing sensation, and all the songs are so good. Hedwig meets Tommy, and teaches him everything he knows about music and they fall in love, and Tommy Gnosis betrays Hedwig. There are so many themes and undercurrents in the story. I love it. We had a great time.

And today I baked a peach pie, my first ever.

Pre-Bake:

Post-Bake:

And…The Borgias tonight! Woot!

Lots of distractions, I’ve been so negligent. I’m sorry. I will do my best to not be that way in the future, though I make no promises.

The best milkshake from H Burger in downtown Denver. The burgers are great, but the real magic comes in the liquid nitrogen milkshakes that are so cold they are steaming when brought to your table. This is mine, the nutella with toasted marshmellows on top:

Later that night (Saturday before Easter Sunday) we went to the 4 year anniversary of Denver Dubstep party at one of our favorite spots, the Cervantes Ballroom & its counterpart, The Other Side:

There was a lady with a booth doing feather extensions, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. They’re clipped in with a metal bead and stay for several weeks without removing. You can wash, dry, curl, straighten them – anything you’d do with real hair. I get asked about that constantly. People seem very interested. I see girls wearing them every now and again.

An afternoon with my Leo and Robbie:

Been spending a bit of time at the Mercury Cafe, just a few blocks from where I live now in Curtis Park. I like the atmosphere and the eccentric waitstaff.

Red Rocks Amphitheater on a Saturday morning. People come out of the woodwork to do all kinds of crazy workouts. Marta and I ran the stairs, did a couple sun salutations towards the front range and ran the stairs down, back and forth. That reminds me I need to look into when Film on the Rocks starts. I just went to the web site and it didn’t list a schedule but offered a chance to submit what movies you’d like to see play this season. I entered 1. True Romance and 2. Oh Brother Where Art Thou.

I went back to Wisconsin last week to see my family and friends. It was so good to be home. I didn’t realize how much I missed it. I always feel like a big fish in a small pond when I go home, like life is so much easier, so much more manageable, and I feel really happy. Ha, who knows, maybe I’ll surprise everyone and end up back home after all. We went to AJ’s last 6th grade band concert on Tuesday night. He plays the trumpet.

Marta and I recently discovered the Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery in Denver, nestled quietly in a warehouse in the middle of nowhere. Inside is a carpeted gallery filled with sculptures made of fiber glass and filled with neon light, they are otherworldly and beyond compare. The artist is an 88-year-old woman named Dorothy Tanner. They held an event there a couple weeks back called Tao of Bass, and the evening started out with yoga, meditation, and Tai Chi. They also do some sort of healing rituals involving the lights that I do not fully understand, but after that, and evening during that, they have DJs who play dubstep and all kinds of fun electronic music and the lights go wild and everyone of every shape and size and age and point on their journey dances like no one was watching. I did. Here are Marta and I on that night:

The Lady, Marta

The Lady, Abigail

And things continue day by day, living with Ross, Peter, and the animals, to include Lightfield (LF). May will be over shortly, and then I may only have to be here for another month. I should, hopefully, know by July where and what I plan to do this fall. If that means Alaska or if that means staying in Denver and going to school, I should know. If it means staying in Denver, I think I will get my own place as soon as I can.

Speaking of animals…I was buying some toys and treats for Leo yesterday and I came across a rather disgusting little treat…a pig SNOUT! It seemed vile to me somehow. Imagine being in Pig world where pigs walked around in suits and their pig wives went shopping in their dresses and had their little piglet children squeeling in the shopping cart, “WEEEE WEEEE WEEEE MAMA OINK!” And Mama Pig would buy a human nose or a dog nose dried out and wrapped in cellophane for a really special treat. EW!

Picture of a woman who isn’t quite sure of herself and it drives her crazy.

This song is from Country Strong, not a very good movie, but I love this song, and I love the actor’s voice, Garret Hedlund. It’s so sexy, and makes me wish I had a country man to make me melt.

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