Sunday, August 5, 2012

#15 Tour the Molly Brown House

Well I have to admit when my friend Ryan suggested I put this location on the list I was a little hesitant. I always thought it would be like a titanic museum. I was never a big fan of the movie and that had put a bad taste in my mouth. Plus it kind of sounded boring. But I thought why not? I have never done it and I do live in Colorado. Molly Brown House

I am really glad I did put it on my list. It was a really great experience. Molly Brown (real name: Margret Brown) was an amazing women. She was a civil rights leader and a world influencer. She helped make Denver into a thriving city. I was very impressed with how she choose to live her life. She was born in a river town called Hannibal, Missouri. She lived there with her large family till she was 18 years old. At that time she moved to Lead Ville, Colorado. This is where she met her husband and had two kids. They were a poor mining family. But in 1893 Molly's husband, JJ Brown, discovered gold. Overnight they became millionaires.

The Browns moved to Denver. Molly was involved in women's suffrage and she also became an advocate for miners. Molly’s commitment to social reform grew, and in 1901 she attempted to win a seat in the state senate, but she dropped out of the race before Election Day. All of this, she accomplished before she traveled on the Titanic. This is how she got the name the Unsinkable Molly Brown.Read all about her

The museum is wonderful. My ticket was 8 dollars and that was totally worth it. She had a lovely house and everything inside was original era. Of course you cannot take pictures but I would recommend you take a little trip. I have plans to go back during Halloween to take the hunted tour. I would also like to dress up like Molly because she had an incredible sense of style.

Being at the museum inspired me to rethink about my unit on Civil Rights leaders. I am now going to spend some time teaching my students about Molly Brown the Civil Rights leader from Colorado.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

#28 Buy a bike

I bought the cutest cruiser this week from Walmart.  It was priced $150 but it was on sale for $124.  It also had a craked reflector so I got them to take an additional $10 off.  SWEET DEAL!

On my Bike!

It is purple and orange and I got a cute basket for it.  I also went on a nice ride yesterday!  It was so wonderful.  I felt just like the girls in the movie Now and Then.  I was rideing my bike through the neighborhood with my friends.  The sun was shinning and I felt so free.  Funny what a bike can do.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

#9 Slumber Party

I know it has been too long since my last post.  I got really busy with the end of the school year and I didn't have time to post.  But that doesn't mean I am not doing things on my list. 

Before I talk about my slumber party, I must admit that I did take my picture under a rainbow in April, but I lost the picture before I had time to save it.  I was waiting outside my church for my small group and I saw a rainbow.  I immediately started calling people in my group to see if anyone was close to take my pic.  Kaylee and Dalton both arrived at the same time.  Dalton took our picture and it was really cute but I lost it. So I guess I will have to do it again. :(

But I did have a weekend long slumber party with my small group in the mountains.  The first weekend in May we stayed in a cabin in the woods.  We had planned to be outdoors most of the weekend but it was snowing and raining so we were stuck in doors. 

Only 5 people from the group actually made trip: Dalton, Dillion, Davey, Kaylee and myself.  We decide that if this was going to count as my slumber party we HAD to stay up all night on Friday.  We had a delicious dinner and then we played games for hours.  Uno, Phase 10 and eventually Harry Potter Clue.  For those of you who have never played Harry Potter Clue it really is the best version of clue.  I am not just saying that.

Because of the snow we ended up having to make smores in the fireplace, it is tricky but it can be done.

Then around 1am we put on The Mummy.  I didn't even make it to the almost hanging.  But we were up early the next day.  We were going to try to take a hike before it rained but we did not get the chance.  Saturday was very similar to Friday.  The best part of the trip for me was playing HP clue.  After we played the game for awhile a few of my friends said they wanted to read the books now.  YES! 

We ended up watching both Ace Venturas, Sidney White, The Mummy and Mummy returns.  On Sunday we made it back in time to celebrate Mother's Day.  It was a great weekend and a great escape from work.

I wish I had pictures but no luck.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

#25 Cherry Cricket

Hey guys, sorry it has been awhile.

I totally went to the Cherry Cricket 3 weeks ago and never blogged about.  My bad:(

I just was not very excited about the post because I did not love the experience.  It was not the company,  I went with some pretty great people.  I was on spring break and I went with several teachers from my school.  Poor Ryan was the only guy, but we had great conversation and afterwards we went to see the Hunger Games. 

The atmosphere was just like a regular bar and grill.  The weather was nice and we sat in a sun room.  Our server was good but not great. I was a little bummed because, I was really excited about going.  I had seen it on the Food Network.  I order the little cricket burger with cheese, onion, and bacon.  The little cricket burger is a smaller patty, but they don't have a smaller bun.  So I felt like I had an over sized bun. 

In February I went to My Brother's Bar near the REI in Denver.  They had better food, better prices, and a better atmosphere.  I would rather be there.

Home of the official Girl Scout Cookie provider. 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Coming Soon!

First, I must update you on number 6.  I was at the gym with my trainer today and I have lost offically 8 lbs, and that is after all that St. Patrick's Day Drinking.

This week I am on spring break from work and I thought this would be a great time to get something crossed off my list.  I am meeting some teachers from work at the Cherry Cricket.  I first heard of this bar and grill on the Man Vs. Food.  From the Food Network.  I have always wanted to go and now I finally am!

Want to check out the menu?

2, 20, 23 St. Patty's Day Parade and Drinking

2. St Paddy's Day Parade

I swear I am not drunk yet.
  It was a sea of green in Denver last Saturday.  That was the longest parade I have ever seen.  I drove up with my friend Gloria and her two children.

Vanessa and Xavier

 We were meeting my friend Crystal (from the 7k) and some of her friends at 17th and Blake.  They had a sweet spot set up right on the curb. 

Check out our view!
I saw the begining and I was there for the end.  My favorite part of the parade was watching the dancers walking and twirlling.  I love their cute curls. 

Irish Dancers!
 I also decided that I could get 3 things crossed off my list today.  I went to the parade, but what is St. Paddy's Day without some drinking.  I have never had a drink in my life that early.  I started drinking a 7 and 7 as soon as I got there.  By 10:00 a.m. I was tipsy:) and by 12:00 I was ready for an Irish Car Bomb.  For those of you who don't know and Irish Car Bomb is a shot.

I actually drank two car bombs before 2:30 p.m.  I was actually really drunk.  It was crazy.  I was home and asleep by 5 p.m. The way I felt when I woke Sunday morning tells me I am not cut out for day drinking.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

#21 a 5k

Just like Rocky I am a winner in life!

The day started at 8:00 am.  That is the time I left my house this morning.  I picked up my friend, Crystal, and we headed to the light rail.  I was a little nervous about walking a full 7K; but I had my head band and skirt on and I was ready to go!

Crystal and I are waiting for the light rail.
The light rail was filled with people riding to the race, and while we were riding though the city we saw even more people walking to the start line. It seemed like 2000 people were at this thing. I had a blast. It took us some time to register and find where to line up, but we started in wave 3 around 10:30. We followed the masses of people all around the city.
The first mile went really fast... and I was stilling feeling great. Crystal and I were chatting and I am glad that I have been going to the gym. I am going to be honest here. I was very aware of the fact that I was the largest girl there. But I felt like that inspired me. I was the largest girl there and I was keeping pace with the other people.
Mile two: We started to slow down, but we didn't care. We took stock of how we were feeling and my legs were not hurting but my foot was bothering at the top. Right before mile three, I had to go to the bathroom and we stopped at the massive RTI that was along the route.
Mile three and four: The end of the race caught up to us. We were followed for the rest of the race by a medic, a police car, and a long line of cars. We were not alone at the end, there were about five other girls there with us. We had a little over a mile to go and I decided I was not going to care about the end.
The finish line: I was the absolute last person to cross the finish line, at least I didn't quit. And my friend Crystal, who finished a second before me said. "I think it is great that we were last, we can only get better from here ;)
After the race, Crystal and I spent an hour looking up more races and we decide we were going to try one race a month this summer.

After the race!  Final time 1:30
Next week, St. Patty's Day Parade. I think I will be able to cross off several numbers after next weekend.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Runnin of the Green

It is official!  I just registered for the 7K Runnin of the Green. It is in one week.  March 11th! It is a St. Patty’s Day celebration run/walk.  I am going to be walking with my good friend Crystal.  We are making cute headbands and green skirts to wear (my mom is helping, and by helping I mean doing most of the work.)  We are taking tool and making skirts that kind of look like tutu’s.  I will post a pic tomorrow.  Don’t worry about me getting cold.  I am going to wear the skirt over my running pants.

Then the next weekend I will be getting up early to go the St. Patty’s Day Parade. 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The List

On my birthday this year, I realized that I only have one year till I am 30 (yikes).  There are so many things I have not done.  So after two margaritas my friends and I made this list of things I need to do.  I have until February 11, 2013 to get it done.

1. Zombie Crawl

2. St. Patty's Day Parade

3. Ultimate Girls Night

4. Vegas

5. Skinny Dip

6.  Bikini by Vegas

7. Tailgate the Broncos

8. off Broadway Play

9. Slumber Party

10. Spray Tan

11. Picture under a Rainbow

12. Drink Wine on a Date

13. Ask a Guy Out

14. Wear High Heels

15. Tour the Molly Brown House

16. Swing Dance at the Mercury Café

17. Kiss in the rain

18. California/ Nevada Roller Coaster

19. Road Trip

20. Irish Car Bomb

21. 5 K

22. Rockies Fireworks Field

23. Day Drinking

24. Go to Snooze

25. Eat at the Cherry Cricket

26. Ft. Collins Brew Tour (even though I don’t like beer)

27. Hike at Bear Lake

28.  Buy a Bike

29.  Go Commando

30.  Make dinner for a guy

I have already started on number 6.  I cancled my cable, joined a gym and I am keeping a food journal.  I am walking on treadmil and trying to get get ready for a 5k. 

                                                                               Coming Soon!

I am getting ready for the 7k Run for the Green coming up on March 11th!