Life lessons are taught in various ways. Whether you see someone else commit mistakes, achieve goals or go through them yourselves, it's best to pay attention, take notes and learn as much as possible.
After missing the grand beginning to Cherry Creek's Farmers' Market, there was no way I would forgive myself missing this Saturday.
Enjoying a mix between winter/spring weather, grey clouds and mildly cool wind, I decided to ride my bike.In sights of saving gas, making our planet a better sustainable place and getting a good workout in—it probably would have been better if I just drove. I wouldn't have hurt Earth that much right? Plus, I would have been able to get everything I wanted! URGGHHH!
This past Saturday, I attended the top Chef Tour here in Denver, CO. Held on 14th & Larimer (which I thought was the perfect spot).
Hosted by one of Colorado’s own Chef Kelly Liken of Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail, CO (and local chef in Vail) and Chef Richard Blais (winner of the recent Top Chef All-Stars Season).
What a month May has been.... and it's only day 4! I have an amazing job, school is close to being over for the summer, and I have some great opportunities in my grasp.
Above is me, working in between my split shift at the restaurant job. Checking e-mails, updating my twitter status, viewing Flickr photostreams... (Yes my finger is cut, which why it was covered at the time.)
My writing career is starting to really excel (and it has only been a year and two months, professionally). To begin with, I have been elected as the Director of Public Affairs the Rocky Mountain Student Chapter (affiliation with Association of Black Journalists).
In coherence with the latter achievement and being a member of the CABJ and RMSC, I have been offered by the president to attend the Top Chef tour going on in Denver this weekend and construct a write-up for our new website!
As the precipitation in Denver continues to rise, my love for this place starts to seem more homey. The past two years I've been in Denver, rain was more of a shoot-and-miss type of weather, eventually turning into snow or teasing me as if a hand dipped itself in water, flicked a little in the sky and said "that's all you get for today."
It is such a bittersweet moment to see another bookstore closing its doors for good. Bitter because in today's society people are reading less traditional books and now reading everything from an electronic source. I choose to stay traditional, hardback and paperback are my only options! I will never buy a Nook, a Kindle or any other related types in its nature. I love being able to look at the cover, read the foreword before the first chapter, and feeling exactly what the author wants his/her readers to feel. Being able to sit down, have a nice cup of coffee or tea is a pleasant emotion to me. Or maybe just sleep with the book as I fall asleep unknowingly while reading it and forgetting to lay it on the coffee table less than an inch away.
Within the past year, Borders all across the Colorado area have been closing down. This store, located on 6606 S. Parker Road in Aurora, CO is 1 of 6 stores to be shutting its doors within the next few months. How did we as society get to this point? Have people become so lazy to just pick up a book instead of follow the technology trend of keeping faith in an electronic produced library memory card?
Are the Kindles more travel friendly? Not really. Not only do you have the Kindle to travel with, but now you have to take a charger with you. What if the battery dies and your at the most poignant part of the story? What if every book you have downloaded just happens to disappear due to a malfunction in memory? This is a trend I will NEVER follow... EVER!
Do you have a place where can just escape from the world, the people, and anything else that can cause distraction? (Don't take this in amiss friends, sometimes I need my own space to think with only my voice to hear!) Well I do and this place is called your local park. After a morning of tidying up my house, reading a few pages of Heat by Bill Buford, a random light bulb clicked above my head. The weather outside is so beautiful today, cold but not too cold, gray clouds (with a chance to rain) and free time to spare.
Me being the eco-friendly new age hippie (excluding the long beard and hair, funky dark tinted color glasses and suave cool voice "Hey man!"), I decided to walk to Frances Wisebart Jacobs Park which is relatively close enough for an excuse to save on gas.
I decided to take with me three things aside from my camera and tripod; a notebook, my diary (journal + all of the mushy things I enjoy daily) and the pamphlet CUNY sent me a few days ago. Averting from my cell phone, not a single e-mail, text message, Facebook message, tweet from Twitter or phone call to answer.
(Oh, here's an extra side note, I left my camera battery at home, so I had to saunter back home, get my battery, and back to the park.)
Now at the park with my reusable tote bag and camera equipment in hand, another light bulb hovering above my head turns on. My mind quickly delineated the future 15 seconds; taking the purple notebook out and doing this with it.