Week-end Thoughts

Moving weekend is looming, how wonderful. TGIF does not have quite the same ring this week for me, more like “Oh Dreadful, it’s Friday.” I stuffed another two boxes before work this morning but the remainder still daunts me.

With the Independence Day celebration of next weekend approaching, I am debating hosting a party at M’s parents’ house where we will be staying while they travel to Europe. An outside barbeque with perhaps a fruit filled dessert served with whipped cream sounds heavenly to me. But inviting and hosting guests leaves my introvert self in a tremble. Thinking…

I did see this wonderful advert today, poking fun at the Americans for their holiday, while also mocking the British. I just love how it alludes to some norms of this country that I always rail to M about – outrageously priced healthcare, outspokenness and silly sports jargon.

Here it is for your viewing pleasure –

On a more philosophical branch, I like to think that the pursuit of experiences over that of material goods is more worthy and admirable. Truth be told, my daydreams tend to center on travel experiences; surrounded by a plethora of material goods that my daydream self can afford to buy herself.

But this ambitious forecast of life in 2030 and how brands will have changed their offerings and people’s appreciation of those offerings did strike a cord. Who knows, this could be the first trigger for my grand business idea that births an empire. That makes me rich. To buy all the material things I could want – of course.

Read it here –

http://bit.ly/1mDW3xg

An un-triumphant return

It has been en extended sabbatical since I last sent my thoughts off into the wild, dark web. I still reside in Vail and still devour books on a weekly basis. Right now I am reading the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. Sappy – yes. Addictive – most definitely. Escapism to the nth degree.

My vision for thibookss blog has changed somewhat. Though I still enjoy hiking in this beautiful place I call home, I have started trail running and my competitive streak certainly aims to win. Being outside in general, whether on my two feet, skis, mountain bike or watching the Man fly fish on the river; soothes my soul. Reading that last phrase strikes me with the fear that I may be morphing into a yoga-mat toting “free spirit” a la a Boulderite. Check out some of these Boulder Truths –  http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/05/18-truths-about-living-in-boulder-sidni-giordano/

 Kidding aside, I wish this blog to reflect all my passions, outdoors certainly but also my baking addiction, book obsession and travel dreams.

M and I are closing on our first house next month and we hope to add a puppy to the mix next spring. Life feels full of possibility and opportunity right now – here’s to a summer of adventuring, sun-struck wine drinking and recording it all for posterity of course. Because if there’s no proof… it could not possibly have happened, right??