Monday, January 30, 2006

It's Been a While

It has been quite a while since my last post (almost a month!). So I should fill in the 1.5 people that read this blog every 3 months. As of the last post, I have been skiing several times, have been to Phoenix for 3+ days, and now I am currently in Grand Junction, CO. Let me tell you how fun that town is. But first, the other places.

Skiing - I have been up several times this season (both at Breckenridge and Beaver Creek) and I have to say that this snow is incredible. This past weekend, I skied in the softest snow I have ever encountered. Absolutely amazing.

I was down in Phoenix (visiting the womanpiece, of course) from January 19th until January 22nd. Sarah and I had a good time. We didn't do much. Pretty much just spent some time together and took it easy. It was a great time.

Now I am in Grand Junction. I have been here since last Wednesday (January 25th). I'll be here until Thursday (February 2nd). It is a long time to be (a) in a hotel room and (b) in a crappy little town with little to offer. I apologize to anyone from Grand Junction, but your town sucks. Let's go over the activities of the past half of a week. On Wednesday and Thursday night, I went to dinner and then watched TV in my room. On Friday evening, I walked the entire Mesa County Mall, bought a new pair of ski pants that I desperately needed, went to dinner and then watched the Nuggets game in my room. Saturday, I went skiing at Beaver Creek. It is about a 2 hour drive, so just like driving up from home. Skiing was great. That night, dinner and Walmart. Thankfully, Walmart was having a sale on cheap-ass DVD players, so I bought one for pennies. I watched a movie that night. Sunday, repeat Saturday with more hotel room time and less skiing. Now we have reached Monday. I'm almost done out here. Only a few more days to go. At least I have my DVD player. That will keep me busy tonight. I think any more than a week out here and I would have to shoot myself. It is that painful. Wow.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Holidays are over. . . sad day.

You may read that title and think, "Oh, Dirty Ol' Uncle Flick is getting all sentimental on us." You could not be more wrong. I am pissed the holidays are over because it will be another year before I get two four-day-weekends in a row. They are the best invention ever. And I won't see the likes of one for a while now.

Christmas was good. Spent Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the day after Christmas driving to and from various family events (both mine and the womanpiece's). I did put a crapload of miles on my car that weekend. It was a good weekend, though. Plus I got some pretty cool stuff (a new ski jacket, for one!) and I think everyone liked the stuff I gave them.

New Years was uneventful, but that was fine by me. No trouble, no cops, no ridiculous hangover. New Year's Eve night, we made dinner at my house. Delicious burritos with even more delicious green chile on top. Robert, Natalie, Keith, Melissa, Sarah, and I spent the rest of the night doing various forms of debauchery, including Scene-It, Catch Phrase, and Cranium. Plus drinking Jack and Ginger, some 7&7, and a few beers thrown in. Add a little (huge) New Years doggie boner (complements of Spanky) and we had ourselves a fun night. New Years Day consisted of more family related stuff and a lot more eating.

Monday morning, I took Sarah to the airport to head back to Phoenix. She has eight more weeks down there and then she will be back in Colorado for a long while. I sure can't wait. I have done enough of the distance relationship thing to know that it sucks and I hate it.

That's about it for now. I'm currently at work trying to come up with excuses as to why I don't have to work. I just thought of one.