After meeting up and talking with my friend John (you may recognize from such workshops as the J* Jets) last night, I was inspired to write a post giving you all a little update on what my holiday season has been like.
After finishing up my last gig of the year – that’s right, YEAR – on the 19th, I flew out to visit family back here in Colorado. My sister flew out from Seattle, my brother lives in Denver, and we all met at my mom’s place in Boulder. It has been nice to catch up with everyone and hang around in each other’s company – it’s not too often we get the chance to see one another since we live in separate states. Sometimes it can be a hassle getting in & out of Denver – the weather is about as predictable as a bipolar ex-girlfriend. Here’s a photo I took of my street the day after I arrived in town:
And for comparison, a shot taken of the sunrise the last week of December, last year:
Over the few days before Christmas, we all took turns last-minute shopping for one another (isn’t that the American way?) and then celebrated all together Christmas night. I’m a firm believer in finding unique and ‘specially-thought’ Christmas gifts, so one of the places I like to go is antique stores. I ended up finding some really cool gifts for my mom and brother – here’s a snapshot of what I got them:
Brother – really cool red lamp with some kind of metal encasing Mom – Antique fox salt & pepper shakers (she loved them)
I got together with one of my best friends I’ve known since I was about 5 or 6 and we tore up the town together on Friday night – hit up a bar close to my old high school and saw A TON of familiar faces, including one of my old teachers who is now principle at the school. Raised a glass with him, reconnected with a lot of old friendly faces & then headed for downtown. I was driving my brothers car while in town, which is renegade in style – no side mirrors & the front lights are out, so the ‘brights’ have to be on permanently. It moves like a bullet though so you can bet I was taking advantage of it’s drifting abilities on the snowy roads of Denver. Once we got downtown, we dominated some girls in a game of beerpong, took some shots of whiskey – I accidentally smashed my shot glass when putting it down as I have a habit of slamming it on the bar upside-down. We left right after. Hit up a club, and called it a night. Here’s a shot of the ceiling of the club we went to:
(shot on my iphone)
And most recently, last night I had the chance to catch up with John. It’s crazy to see his wife Natalie so pregnant, and their baby room is all set up and ready for their new addition. Talking with him about the whole experience, I truly felt that they both were at a time when they are ready to start a family. It’s exciting seeing someone take that next big step in life, and I’m eager to meet the little champion come February. Gonna be one cool kid!
So that’s it on a personal note! If you liked this blog I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments, I haven’t really posted something this personal on here before, so I thought I’d try something new! I have plenty more content-filled posts to come in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!