Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tanya and Violet; A Reflection on an Old Friendship

So, I’ll start the story this way. Let me paint a picture for you to get you caught up. There’s the tall, skinny blonde-turned-black-turned red haired girl who is very quiet, but pretty funny. She usually just went with the flow. For the sake of anonymity we’ll call her Violet, although her hair was never purple through the changes. She was the counterpart of a more amazing creature, so she thought anyway. Tanya. Tanya was curvaceous and her hair matched her personality, the way it was wild and out there. Tanya was the only one who could control her hair. Tanya was the only one who could be in control of life.

They became such unlikely friends, but when they both decided to invest in the friendship they were everything to each other. Tanya would push Violet, and in return Violet would reign in Tanya. It was only at this time in their lives that they were symbiotic. They could feel each other’s happiness, sadness, guilt, and genuinely enjoyed each other’s company. Before and after their summer together it would never be the same. They could never love each other as much as they did that summer.

They used to joke around a lot. When you’re nineteen the world is resistant and they figured they might as well enjoy everything. They would bring their own liquor to Denny’s, they would party on a college campus, they would drive, and drive, and drive. Listening to CDs.

They had each other’s back knowing that life wasn’t going to have their back. They laughed both at and with each other.

They made bags for a flask to fit into.

They made fun of each other for one another’s shortcomings in love.

Perhaps what you need to understand about the two of them is where one lacked in sensitivity the other lacked in boldness. It made their friendship good. They complimented each other. Personality wise. They always told each other how great they were. They were unstoppable.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Exciting News Part Two

So here it is!

I got a new job! Hooray! Yippee!

I forgot that this might not be too exciting to you because this is the fourth new job I've had since the inception of this blog. Oh well. Don't rain on my parade.

So, the job is perfect. No nights, no weekends, no icky one-hour bus rides.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Golden in the Winter

This is the town I live in.
The creek where Bobaloo and I have coffee.
The mountain.
The Coors Brewery. Nothing like the smell of hops early in the morning.
There's even chickens.
All sorts of statues.
This statue outside of the bar, drunk people like to ride the buffalo.
The watering hole.
I hope you enjoyed the tour, please visit again.

The Happy Award

I received the Happy Award from Jill over at Life After College. I have recently started to read Jill's blog and love it. She writes about all sorts of things and I love her creative style. So, thanks Jill!
10 Things That Make Me Happy:
  1. Caffeinated outbursts
  2. Bobaloo
  3. The band Vetiver
  4. Cacti
  5. Christmas cards
  6. Phone calls from old friends
  7. Coffee and walks in Golden
  8. Floating in the pool
  9. Sega Genesis
  10. Summertime gold panning
Blogs that make me happy:
Amanda's The Blog Jar
Baking With Plath which is on hiatus, and I am hoping will return soon.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Bus Ride

Coughing, wiping, sneezing, scratching. Gum chewing, cell phone talking, eating, and drinking. Snot, vomit, smiles, frowns, bitching. Chatting, napping, and wheezing. Disgusting and peaceful. Playing, drunk, and eating. Awake and working. Excitability and trudging along. Reclining, leaning, snoring, headphones, and upright.

Friday, January 15, 2010

New Stuff

Some very exciting stuff is on the horizon. I just can't tell you yet!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Happy New Year!

I’m a little late, but so be it. Did you make any resolutions this year? I usually do not, but this year I decided to quit booze for one hundred days. Yikes!

Do you know what one hundred days looks like?

I made a paper chain and every day I cut off a link.

Wish me luck!

I wish you and yours a blissful and blooming new year, and good luck with those pesky resolutions!