21 May 2015

California in the twenty fifteen: this n' that

It's May in Sodak, but we keep getting snow?
Someday warm weather will come to stay in this part of the country, but until then, here's the last of the Cali trip pics.... for now ;) 





Ahhh... nothing like a relaxing day at the beach landfill.





We went to the nut shop, and I was fascinated by everything but the pecans and almonds. We thought it was funny how they had honey from North Dakota there (hey, neighbors!). I guess the owner's wife likes to go antiques shopping and they fill the empty spaces of the shop with her finds :)













Blooming trees and orchards and eucalyptus logs and road-side wildflowers.
See you next time, Cali. 

17 May 2015

Celebratin'

Technically, it's EMS week, which means we (I don't actually know who decided) set aside an entire week to celebrate ourselves and our coworkers and to do fun things for the community! I just like to use it as an excuse to post some ridiculous meme's. ;) 






HOWEVER.... last week was Law Enforcement Officer's week. And that's kind of a big deal around here, too.
In (belated) honor of that, I present to you a conversation:



Do you think you would like to be a cop when you grow up?

J: I don't know. I haven't made up my mind yet. I think it would be good because you can help people, but it also would be scary! I watched COPS with my grandma, and those people are crazy!


What do you think the best part about being a cop would be?

J: I don't really know. That's a hard question. 
But I know what the hardest part of being a cop would be: making people hold still. They can be creepy. It would be hard!



J: I think I would make mistakes if I was a cop. But that's ok, because if you're not making mistakes, then you aren't learning!

(One of the smartest 9 year olds that I know!)

(Also, I am proud of my Main Man every day for his hard work and compassion and integrity on the job. Besides that, he looks pretty dang good in a uniform)


17 April 2015

We went to Boulder.

Hurray, birthdays!
Mine was in January, but my Main Man bought me tickets for a concert in March, so we got to celebrate in our classic quick trip way.
I am spoiled.
  






Don't even get me started on this pizza. Heart eyes for days. If you're in town, check out Pizeria Locale (and be sure to go at happy hour).








Live music is a love language of mine, and this was so.good. I didn't really know anything about Jessica Lea Mayfield, except that she had scary eyes.. but her voice. Oh.My.Lanta. I am a huge fan of the Avett Brothers so Seth Avett was a no brainer... the two of them together -magic. Love. Unfortunately, I didn't get any good pictures of the concert since we were seated too far back and I only had my 50mm lens. Sad Face.




Of course we hunted down All The Coffee. 
Boulder Baked was fun.. because. well. Baked. But the espresso was less than impressive. Unfortunately we were there directly after stuffing ourselves with pizza so we didn't try any of the baked goods. We'll have to check it out next time ;) (Don't worry, mom, there was no weed in their food).








The Laughing Goat was fantastic. We wandered down town after the concert and were drawn in by the sound of live jazz. Fantastic espresso. Plus people watching. And the baristas were super friendly and helpful! Plus are you kidding me with that flower beard?! I wanted it.








We stayed in the Hotel Boulderado downtown, which was a block away from the Boulder Theater. It is a beautiful historic building and our only problem was not being able to stay longer. Also: Hurray for valet parking! We just let them park our car and walked everywhere (which wasn't far to go since we were downtown). Plus, then we didn't have to worry about parking, which everybody said they were super strict about.







Favorite coffee place was the Boxcar hands down. Because baristas in bowties plus a CHEESE COUNTER?!?! And bread and bacon. Love.