monthly recap: September


September was a long month for me.

I have yet to find a job therefore I’ve spent a lot of time home alone. I am lucky to have made a friend that takes me out to lunch once a week and I am starting to go to a yoga class with her on Thursday nights. Regarding the job thing, I’ve probably submitted about 50 cover letters and resumes. One week, I submitted 3-5 everyday. I am lucky to be receiving unemployment but I’d rather be earning the money. And more of it, of course.

I set goals that didn’t happen. I gave in to buying new furniture so we took a trip to Ikea and bought a shelf for the bathroom and a new TV stand because the old one didn’t fit all of Ryan’s toys (the old one is now our coffee table). We actually got a ton of other stuff too but I think that was all the furniture. We still have boxes to unpack but most of them are in the spare bedroom so at least I don’t have to look at them. The “shy” goal isn’t a total failure and have befriended 3 new Denver people. Yay!

30 Days of Lists

I didn’t finish my 30 Days of Lists. I realized that it’s a lot of information most people wouldn’t care about, including myself, which is why I slowed down and then quite altogether. I’m excited for you to get to know be better but learning something new every day for a whole month is quite a lot.

And I’ve listened to more TED talks than any one person ever should (although I have learned a lot!).

X-Men: First Class – I really enjoyed this movie. I’m am already a fan of the X-Men cartoons, movies and I’ve read a few of the comics. But this movie was clever to pull from past U.S. history and that was my favorite part of this movie.

TV Shows:
There were many that premiered in September so I’m sorry the list is long.
New this season:
The Secret Circle – This show is brand new this season so I’m not sure what I think of it yet.
Charlies Angels – I wasn’t sure about this one but I just loved Minka Kelly in Friday Night Lights and she’s one of the “angels” so I’m intrigued.
Ringer – I’m still unsure if I will watch this show all season because it has an unusual storyline, too unusual for me.
Unforgettable – This show takes a different angle from the normal “cop show” with a main character that remembers everything.
Revenge – Ryan’s mom said she couldn’t watch it because it’s too soap opera-y but I like the main actress and the drama is right up my alley.
Parenthood – I’m so happy this show is back. Every episode tugs at my heart strings.
Castle – I think this show is so much fun and I have a weakness for Nathan Fillion.
Glee – What can I say? It’s a silly little show that makes me smile when I watch it.
Modern Family – This could possibly be one of my all time favorite shows. The family dynamic is the funniest I’ve ever seen on TV.
Harry’s Law – All of the characters are completely different but have to work together to make for interesting dialogue.
The Big Bang Theory – I feel like this show might be losing its charm due to the lack luster story lines but I’ve watched it since day one. I still really enjoy all of the quirky, nerdy characters and Penny.
Community – Another very, very funny show that I can’t get enough of. Must see!
Nikita – I like a woman who kicks butt and Nikita does just that. Love it.
America’s Next Top Model – This is my dirty little secret. When someone asks me what shows I’m watching, I never say this one.

30 Days of Lists – Things I Like to Do When I’m Sick


30 Days of Lists

Day 24: Things I Like to Do When I’m Sick

  1. Watch LOADS of TV.
  2. Snuggle up with a blanket on the couch.
  3. Sleep a TON.
  4. Read a book.
  5. Let Ryan care for me. He’s good at it.

I’m kind of doing almost all those things right now. I’m snuggled up on the couch watching the first season of Drop Dead Diva. It’s a show with a silly underlying story line but each episode has a sweet story line. And Ryan is for surely taking care me. <3 Unrelated: here is a video I took a couple weeks back of a silly fish at the Denver Zoo. I can't remember what kind of fish it was, so if you know, tell me!

30 Days of Lists – If I Won the Lottery


30 Days of Lists

Day 23: If I Won the Lottery

  1. I would pay off my debt.
  2. I would buy my mom a house.
  3. I would buy my brother a house.
  4. I would buy myself a house.
  5. I would have my schooling fully paid for.
  6. I would create my dream space.
  7. I would eat at the most amazing (and expensive) restaurant and not worry about the check.
  8. Donate to a charity. Not sure which but I would research that.
  9. I would see family more by flying to see them and vice versa.
  10. I would travel to places I’ve never been.

Over the weekend, Ryan and I were taken to downtown Denver to walk around by some friends. We went to the the Tattered Cover book store where I bought my first high altitude cookbook. We also visited the I heart Denver store where they have an amazing variety by local artists. Ryan bought a cutest needle felting kit of an owl. I will let you know how it comes out.

downtown denver
downtown denver union station

here are some adorable crochet scarves I spotted at I heart Denver.
i heart denver

30 Days of Lists – TV Shows I Wish Would Come Back


30 Days of Lists

Day 21: TV Shows I Wish Would Come Back

There are a-many of TV Shows I wish came back on the air but here are my ultimate favorites.

  1. Firefly. I’ve said it once but I’ll say it again, Nathan Fillion is RAD. Aside from that, this show was smart and fun and funny and had an all around great cast.
  2. Pushing Daisies. The show is centered around a pie-maker named Ned who can bring back people from the dead but not without conditions. Chuck and Ned were so cute together, and Emerson and Olive are amazing characters as well.
    pushing daisies
  3. Battlestar Galactica. I’m in the third out of four season but I already know that when I’m done, I’m going to want more. This show takes place almost entirely in space, and characters like Starbuck, Admiral Adama, President Laura and Boomer make it worth watching.
    battlestar galactica
  4. Life. This show sucked me in after one episode. It’s about a detective who was framed for a murder and imprisoned for years. They give him his old job back while secretly trying to find the real murderer.
  5. Human Target. I felt like this show was canceled too early. I am a sucker for action and love. This show filled both of those things every week.
    human target

Here is a picture of Alice as my little super hero.
alice the super hero