I haven't blogged any of my personal pictures in such a long time! These images have been accumulating on my hard drive for a few months so I thought I'd share them here. I'll explain them as I go along. Enjoy!
Just a few pics I took on a hike with Pat on June 22nd. Well, "hike" is kind of a stretch. We were driving up Gold Camp Road and pulled off the road and walked a bit. I don't think you can legitimately call it "hiking" if you're wearing ballet flats and carrying a Louis Vuitton handbag.
After our "hike" we dropped by Dave and Janet's house. Dave is the biggest grease monkey I've ever met. These are his hands. If Dave is awake, he's working on cars. Absolutely obsessed. At last count he owned 16 automobiles, dating from the 1940's to the 1960's, including a hearse. Ironically his daily driver is a 1980's Toyota 4x4 pickup with a roll bar and super-obnoxious turquoise flames painted on it. It is soooo obnoxious! I think that's why he likes it so much.
My pub quiz team, the Loraxes. That's me, Mike Pritchard and Charlotte Geary, who are not only super cool, smart and fierce trivia competitors, they're amazingly talented photographers to boot.
On August 12th I accidentally ruptured a tendon in my left calf (in the act of closing a window no less!). It hurt like CRAZY and for the first two or three days I was doped up on painkillers. I was on crutches with a big splint on my leg for about a week. I'm now back on two legs but still limping and in pain. It was quite an experience being "handicapped" -- and I use that term with all respect for people who truly are physically handicapped, because I'm telling you it has not been easy shopping in gigantic grocery stores, or walking from my parking spot to wherever; even just taking a shower was a major undertaking in that first week. Here's me in one of those motorized carts at King Soopers last week. It's just too huge of a place, the limping would have made it an ordeal trying to shop and very painful to boot. I've always wanted to shop in one of these carts! It really does change your perspective though. This has been a very sobering experience!
I wish I had bothered to take a photo of my leg all bound up in the splint, with the big crutches. This photo was taken as we drove home from the ER. I was totally traumatized and in extreme pain but still felt the need to memorialize the incident with a picture. Ha!
On Wednesday I had to go to Kohl's to buy a shirt for Pat, and as I pulled into the parking lot this is the view I got. I couldn't believe other people walking to and from their cars, completely ignoring this awesome sunset! I can't ever not take a picture of a great sunset like this. We hardly ever get 'em here!
Last week the famous New York pop artist/graffito Ron English happened to be in Colorado Springs to install a commissioned piece on the side of a building in the Arts District. How cool is this? It's a composite of Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama. I think it's beautiful.