Archive for January, 2007

Busy Busy Busy

January 28, 2007

Sushi Roku!

January was a pretty busy month. I originally had a work trip scheduled for 2 weeks in the bay area, so we bought Jody a plane ticket to visit friends and family in L.A. Southwest Airlines has these great specials called “Ding! Fares” that let you fly really cheap on otherwise expensive flights. This helps a lot, since Denver airport is supposedly one of the more expensive airports to fly out of.

Turns out my trip got cut short at the last minute. However, instead of flying straight back to Denver, I decided to bypass the snow and fly directly down to L.A. to meet up with Jody and company. It’s great that work offers me the flexibility to do this as I am able to work from virtually anywhere with an Internet connection. However, this was a three day weekend, so I didn’t have to work much at all…

We got to spend a lot of time with friends and family, but more importantly, we got to feed our cravings for great food! (just kidding friends and family). Notable eateries included The Hat, Sushi Roku, Gyu-Kaku, and Aloha Cafe just to name a few. Whenever we get to L.A. we gain about 5 pounds, but it is well worth it!

I flew back to Colorado and Jody flew back shortly after. However, we were only able to see each other for one day, since I had to then fly off to Utah for technical training for one week. It was a relaxing week for both of us, albiet difficult to be apart for so long. I just flew back to Colorado on Friday evening and still feel like I’m settling in.

On Saturday, we had a BBQ with Keith and his family since we hadn’t seen them in a while. Yes, we had a BBQ in sub freezing temperatures. It took a while to get the coals to light, but it was well worth it. Nothing beats cooking animal flesh over fire and eating it with beer!

And now I must leave again for work in California. I’ll be flying out Monday and getting back Friday. That gave Jody and me 2 full days with each other. This was a very last-minute trip. As far as I know, the next trip after this one will be to Las Vegas in February, so we’ll probably try to fly Jody out with me on that one.

Such is the life we have chosen, for now…

As usual, I’ve posted a new album in the picture gallery. Enjoy!


White Christmas in Colorado! And other happenings…

January 1, 2007

It’s been a while since we’ve posted anything. There are two reasons: we’ve been busy, and we’ve been lazy!

The Girls

A lot has happened since the last post. For one thing, we spent Thanksgiving in Las Vegas! I had a customer there that needed services the week after Thanksgiving, so we decided to tag along and go for the weekend. Luckily we were able to meet up with friends and family, including Jay and his family, Kristi, Cathy, and Terri! Thanksgiving dinner was at Sam Woo with Jay, his family, and a couple of bottles of wine… We also celebrated Cathy’s birthday at Tao, a trendy Asian restaurant at the Venetian. We stayed at the Golden Nugget (thinking that our friends and family usually like to hang out in downtown). Oh, and get this… we got a Nissan 350Z as our rental car, so we were able to ride in style! It was a free upgrade…

Jody decided to catch a ride to LA with Kristi to visit friends and family there while I toiled away at work waiting for her return. I’ve gotta say… one and a half weeks in Vegas is a week too long, but luckily there is a great sushi place called Sushi Mon about 15 minutes away from downtown. I must have eaten there about 6 or 7 times this trip! It’s all-you-can-eat sushi that’s made to order, and the value can’t be beat! Of course, Cathy had to have some, so she drove back with Jody to partake in the sushi fest.


Of note is the blizzard of ’06. You’ve probably heard about it on the news. Jody and I are doing fine. As long as you’re not on a long distance drive between towns, you’re pretty safe. It’s actually pretty fun with the weather outside being frightful, as long as the fire inside is delightful. My mom and sis came to visit us for Christmas this year and luckily they were able to see a white Christmas. From what we hear, the snow is usually pretty mild and disappears in a day or two. Colorado hasn’t seen snow like this in over 20 years!

Anyway, I’ve also uploaded a TON of pictures in the picture gallery, so stop on by and take a look! The pictures do a better job of showing what we’ve been up to.

I hope you’re all doing well and have a grea new year!