Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Long Time...No Blog...

My life has felt a bit hectic lately...

It has been quite awhile since I have had the chance to get around to any of my hobbies, including blogging! I haven't been feeling that well lately (I think I am on like day 10 with a fever over 100) which isn't helping my lack of time situation. To top it off the doctor suspects that Chase has Roseola which has resulted in him not being able to go to daycare since last Friday! Boris and I are both feeling extreme guilt for missing so much work. Not to mention that "cranky baby" sure does take a lot of work!

The most exciting piece of news that I have is that we bought a Porsche Boxster the other weekend! It is wonderful - as soon as I get a spare minute to take pictures I will post them. The second exciting piece of news is that I did find a little bit of time to start working on a redwork quilt (thanks to some grandma babysitting). I can't wait until I can escape for another afternoon and finish it. It is much more traditional than my usual style but I like it anyways...

More to come...hopefully soon....

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lost in a Story

One of my favorite all time hobbies is reading...

The last few days I have been driving Boris crazy because I found a new series of books to read. I'm the type of person where when I am reading I am pretty much zoned out and I don't like to be distrurbed for hours at a time. I think the appeal for me is the ability to completely leave my own little life and take a break from reality. That is the reason that fantasy and romance novels are my two favorite types of books - definately the best escapes.

Boris's irritation at my long reading spurts made me start to wonder what it is about the way my brain is wired that makes it capable for me to get so involved in a book where as to other people it is just a story. I swear I literally get "lost" in the stories and I relate to the characters and I can hardly wait to find out what's next (I'm one of those people who often read the last page of a book when I am about 1/3 of the way in - I am also one of those people who will re-read a book 15 - 20 times).

The other thing that I have started to think about is whether or not I can influence someone's interest in reading. For example, if I read to Chase a lot when he is little will he become an avid reader or is that already predetermined by how his little brain is wired?

Saturday, August 9, 2008


Boris and I discovered an amazing new restaurant today...

This morning we went out for brunch at a new place in Lone Tree called Brio.  It is a Tuscan grill and the food was amazing!!!  I had turkey, bacon, and egg crepes with some kind of cheese sauce that were to die for.  Not to mention the most amazing mini muffins and bread.  Boris had the worlds best Mango Bellini and some kind of beef tenderloin thing with mashed potatoes.  It is definitely worth checking out (they also had great service - probably some of the best service I have had in a long time).

In addition to our great meal we also did some shopping.  We picked up some new books for me and new shoes for Chase.  Overall it was the perfect morning.  Aren't Chase's new shoes adorable!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Movie Star Crush

I have a new movie star crush...

Boris, Graham, and I went to see The Dark Knight this weekend - it is REALLY good - I may even have to see it again it!  After seeing the movie I realized I totally have a movie star crush on Christian Bale - for some reason I had never realized how incredibly hot he is!  I think Boris is a bit bothered by my crush since I don't ooh and ahh over hot guys very often (I must have caught him off guard).

So after Googling Christian Bale and reviewing some of the movies he has been in I decided that I wanted to see the movie American Psycho (which I had heard was good).  Boris and I watched it last night and wow is that a disturbing movie.  It wasn't as bloody or gross as I expected but it sure was a mind job!  I've heard the book is even more gruesome so I doubt I will check it out...

Anyways, I thought maybe today I would share some pictures of some of my favorite hot actors in case anyone cares =)

Christian Bale 

Gale Harold

Jason Lewis

David Boreanaz