24 February 2011

Kittens

Meet Penelope.
She is almost 4 months old, and weighs about the same.

She's a trouble maker. Thankfully, she sleeps a lot.

She loves Sam. Sam is still a bit reluctant.

21 February 2011

Tulips

... because they make me smile and it feels like spring outside

17 February 2011

Funkwerks Parties

As I mentioned last time, I've been busy. One of the things consuming my time on top of my regular work load was planning an opening party for Funkwerks. We have been open for a couple of months now, but waited until January to have an opening party. Planning a party for over 200 people was more work than I anticipated. For years I mocked party planners, now I appreciate the amount of work that goes into these things.

Here are some pictures from the event. They were all taken by other people, since I was too tired or lazy to bring my camera out that night.

In case anyone was wondering.

Walnut Street Gallery provided artwork for the event to make the brewery look prettier. We had art from Jeffrey Berryman and Rod Johnson.

Barrels make a nice backdrop to the food.

Choice City Butcher provided the appetizers: crudités, hummus made with our White and nita crisps (generously donated by the good people at Nita Crisp), Saison Sausage en croûte, Southwest Sushi made with our Māori King, and BBQ sliders with sauce made with our Belgian Resistance. We also had truffles made with our Belgian Resistance from Cafe Vino.

The Nu Classics provided the entertainment in the brewery. And, Dave Hill played guitar in the tap room.

Jean and Ted served beer in the brewery.

Laura and Nicole were serving in the tap room. This is Laura filling a growler for someone that night.

Jean and Laura who make the tap room a fun place on a daily basis.

We had a great turn out from the Fort Collins community, about 250 people, if not a little more over the course of the night.

Everyone had a great time - there was even a robot dance off towards the end of the night.

And, finally, the current Funkwerks spokesbaby, Isaac Shambo looking adorable.

15 February 2011

Portlandia

I have not disappeared, I have just been extremely busy. I'll add several posts in the coming days on what I've been up to, and I promise to be more consistent with future posts.


I went to Portland for several days in January to visit friends. I hadn't been there in nearly three years, and I missed the city and my friends. But, I did a terrible job with the pictures on this trip, so there isn't much to see.

I mostly spent time hanging out with friends. I doubled my shameful bowling score. I ate good food. Although I missed Voodoo Doughnuts, I had tacos at ¿Por Que No? twice, to satisfy my craving for the now closed Taqueria Nueve. I walked around the city and my old neighborhoods. I looked at cute shops and debated whether I really needed another cute winter hat. I did.

The city is full of shops with, well, junk. Stuff that is cute, but that no one actually needs. Fossil candle holders? Another bag with a bird on it? My friends bought me the cutest diaper bag (more on that later) with, of course, birds on it from Queen Bee. I actually bought another bag there as well, but with a flower on it. Just for the record, I am not a bag hoarder (I now have a total of four purses, and this was the first one I bought in six years... just for the record).

This is a clip from the IFC's Portlandia show about the birds on everything.


And another clip. The show is dead on.



Portland, where you can shop for dresses in a mobile double decker bus, eat at a different food cart for months straight, and eves drop on conversations about someone's friend Phoenix's daughter Asia. I wonder if Phoenix changed her name, or if it's a generational thing in her family.

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