Sunday, July 31, 2011

Snapshot Sunday: Summer Storms

                                                                  Photos taken with droid incredible

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Snapshot Sunday-Impromptu Road Trip

These photos were taken with a cell phone from inside a car, so the quality is not that great. The landscape where I live though, beautiful!

Some friends of mine from Colorado were stranded in Wheatland, WY. A pretty desolate town where the sheep outnumber the people. Picked them up from Wheatland, and we found ourselves back in Colorado in no time.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Effing Hipsters

The hipsters are at it again...le sigh.

Don't understand hipsters either? Asking yourself where did all the hipsters come from? It's really no use trying to make sense of the conundrum that is the hipster. Trust me; your mind could explode. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Office Talk: Freudian Slip?

I heart my jobby job for a plethora of reasons. The most recent being the conversation that took place between the Boss Lady and I after a departmental meeting today.

BL: Do you ever watch porn...(her face instantly begins turning beet red, and she proceeds to giggle)

UD: (with a perplexed look) That's kind of a personal question...I don't know that I'm comfortable answering that...

BL: Oh nooo! I meant to say PAWN Stars!!! I didn't...I am so sorry! I...ugh this is so embarrassing; HR is going to have a field day with this. 

Hilarity ensues

Thursday is Tracks Night: Let the Drummer Kick

                                                           IMTV Sports

Thought this would be an appropriate track to feature in celebration of the World Cup.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

One Sweet Dress

Remember that one T.V. show on MTV where that one girl made her prom dress out of duct tape. Pretty sweet eh? Speaking of sweet dresses, duct tape girl has nothing on this soccer mom.

I don't know why Zane is so embarrassed. Although Starburst is known for being a contradiction, it seems to me considering the theme that these two are going to be the hit of the party. That or everyone is going to point and laugh.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Hiking Adventures with Underground Dude and Minnesota Gal

I enjoy hiking. I really do. Some might even call me a pretty earthy kind of dude. However, I have learned recently that preparation is key to a successful hiking trip. O.K. who am I kidding, my last hiking trip was absolutely delightful, but for an entirely different set of reasons than the usual giddiness that hiking brings out in me.

Words cannot even describe how delightful it was to have a former teammate from the college years and one of my closest friends find her way out west. We decided to go exploring one day, and I knew of a place that was rumored to have a spectacular view of the city, but had never actually been.

Lovely, what a delightful way to spend an afternoon; an afternoon spent driving up a mountain road and casually pulling over to check out the scenic views as we make our way to the top.

We should have probably been a bit more thorough with our research...

We make our way to the top end of the mountain road, and notice there is a fee to get into this so called mountain park...peculiar.

We gladly pay, very proud of ourselves, because the view will so be worth it. We park. We then step out of the vehicle...wait a minute...there is still clearly a lot of mountain ahead of us, and there is no view at all...

We notice a few trails and realize we were given a handy dandy trail guide by the gatekeeper to the park after we paid our fee. We open it up and the first thing we notice is:

"Easy Trail-1 1/2-3 hours"

MG: Oofta! (from Minnesota)

UD: That's the easy trail eh? (likes to pretend he's from Canada)

MG: I enjoy hiking...when I know I am going to be hiking. I guess we can try it out and see how far we make it. 

UD: I'm wearing dress shoes...

MG: I have these stylish sandals (holds foot out daintily admiring her sandals for their cuteness), but I should probably go with my flats. She proceeds to pull out a pair of slip on flimsy yet flowery flats from her purse and changes shoes.

As we make our way up the trail, there are others coming down the trail with the look and smell of victory. They clearly had made it to the top. A woman who was perspiring profusely was donning a hefty pack loaded with bottles of water on each side and sporting some pretty sturdy hiking boots, which totally clashed with the rest of her ensemblejust sayin. Her companion was a male utilizing two metal walking sticks that resembled ski-poles to which I thought to myself: how embarrassed was he when he got to the top and discovered there was no snow to be found? These folks were hardcore and the looks they gave us...oh the looks that we got! I am fairly certain I heard the ski-pole man scoff "noobs" as he passed by us on the trail. 

We were definitely the odd couple on the mountain that day:
  • A dude in a fashionable pair of jeans (strictly aesthetic rather than practical) and dress shoes. 
  • A Minnesota gal delicately trying to find her footing as we navigate the trail. 
  • No water whatsoever...
About 5 minutes up the trail:


MG: What!? What is it?


The snake proceeds to slither off the trail as Minnesota Gal glimpses the tail of the vile creature. 

MG: Ohhh my! My ankles are not protected; maybe we should head back. 

UD: I am really wishing I had one of those ski-poles right about now. I bet they make awesome weapons. 

So, we didn't make it to the top of the mountain, but it was a hiking trip of awesomeness I will never forget. As soon as we got back in the car hilarity ensued and we had ourselves a good laugh. And hey, the trip wasn't totally wasted either; there were some turnouts on the mountain road from time to time for the "noobs" to take pictures.