Currently: Wednesday Musings

December 17, 2014

I’ve done a few of these in the past, and I kinda like them! The Currently posts are a great way to brain dump a lot of random thoughts into a semi-coherent post, you know?


I’m apologizing…..to you guys! As plenty of you noticed, I was dealing with some technical issues on my site last night. If you subscribe via email {or really, if you subscribe anywhere!}, you likely saw an absurd amount of posts coming from my site, all identical in appearance an touting my presence on BlogLovin. I finally decided to “claim” my site on BlogLovin and contrary to their promises, it was NOT as easy as I hoped!

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Colorado: Betcha Didn’t Know

December 16, 2014

Y’all have heard me wax poetically about my home state; I love Colorado. I love the Rockies, I love the Western vibe, I love the mountain towns, and I love the open mentality that can be found in the minds of people who live here. I love this state!

As the state population grows and more and more people discover this beautiful home of mine, I find myself playing “tour guide” and filling my newly-relocated friends in with fun Colorado beta. Certain facts are just common knowledge if you grew up here, but others are infamous Colorado myths that I’ve seen circulating the interwebs for years. I’ve included some of my favorite pieces of trivia below; check it out and see if you knew all of these!

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2014: My Favorite Adventures

December 15, 2014

The tradition originated back in 2011 when I wanted to highlight my favorite memories of the year. I loved the tradition so much that I’ve continued to do so every year, writing posts that detail my favorite adventures in the past 12 months. As I get older, the adventures seem to change in variety, but the memories are still the best part! {If you want to read the past posts, you can find them here: , 20112012, 2013}

Without further adieu, here are my favorites of 2014!

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No Running Allowed Says a Tennessee Town

December 9, 2014

No running allowed….on the trails?! In a mind-boggling decision that caused me to re-read the title three times, a town near Nashville has banned trail running from the trails in a newly-formed outdoor park.

The 400-acre Marcella Vivrette Smith Park in Brentwood, Tennessee opened last month to much local excitement. The former farm features six miles of dirt trails that public officials have proclaimed to be off-limits to trail runners. According to Runner’s World, Kirk Bednar, Brentwood’s city manager, said that the 3/4 mile paved trail by the entrance is fine for runners. He also mentioned that the city has an extensive network of trails for runners to use….all of which are paved.

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Skier Slang: Decoded

December 8, 2014
Skier Slang

‘Tis the season for one of my all-time fave sports in Colorado: skiing. I love zipping down a groomer, crushing through knee-deep powder, or feeling the stinging sensation of ice crystals burning my cheeks. But you know what I don’t love? The vocabulary! More than any other sport, I feel like skiing/boarding alters the language every year so newcomers can barely keep up. Is being called a gaper a good thing or a bad thing? And a gaper gap? Is that like a thigh gap?!

Even worse? Half of the words don’t make any sense! {Truthfully, some are downright ridiculous…} I overheard a snowboarder describing a run to a friend the other week and his words were seriously absurd: “If you stay to skier’s left, it’s pretty gnarred up, but if you crush to the right, you’ll find some freshies. But watch out– this flat light makes it easy to ragdoll on the chop.” What. does. that. even. MEAN?! Words mean things, people!

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