October 15th: Smoke a Cigar

So, holy goodness, I am so backed up on my 365 tasks for the year. I don’t know if I can possibly catch up. But I’m going to try!

I will be filling in the gaps over the next few weeks hoping to get all of them done by the end of the year.

One I can check off is smoke a cigar! And I can’t say I much enjoyed it…

I went to a whisky tasting last Friday night and got a free cigar with my ticket.

So today, while watching football with some friends, we shared the cigar.

I can’t really understand why people enjoy it, but to each their own.

August 26th: Eat at Vesta

So I came across this restaurant a couple years ago in downtown Denver called Vesta. I do not remember why but it really caught my eye and I have been meaning to try it ever since. 

Today is my birthday, so no better day than today. Holy goodness, it was so delicious!

Six friends came along. They had a 38 ounce ribeye that sounded just amazing! So three of us shared it. 


The idea of the restaurant is that it’s a “dipping” restaurant so most of the dishes come with lots of sauces and you dip everything. The steak was great. We also got dipping sauces with pita bread, a huge charcuterie plate and amazing dessert.

The best part though, my friends spending a great birthday with me and enjoying great food.

 

June 12th: Try a New Sport

Some may not consider this a sport, but after completing on CrossFit class today, I say pssshhhh to that.

It was so intense and difficult and rewarding and body crushing and body building… there are so many ways to describe this… but over all those things alone classify it as a sport to me.

So today was day one, but I signed up for a six week challenge. I am excited and scared and really just hoping I complete it.

I found the program on Facebook and am really pleased with the place that I found CrossFit Eminence.


The coach today was great, inspirational, dedicated, and very understanding of my abilities (or lack there of).

I can’t wait for the rest of the classes!

June 10th: Go to New Denver Central Market

Well, it is not really new anymore but definitely new to me.

I do not know what took me so long, because now that I have been there I just might be stopping in daily!

It is only 5 blocks from where I work and just an amazing assortment of things to eat, drink, take home, and buy as gifts. 

It was kind of hard to pick where to eat and then even more difficult to pick what to eat once I picked the place.


But the very last place, SK Provisions had pork tacos and I couldn’t resist…



Clearly, they were good…


The best part: once you got your food you could go sit out on the patio outside or in the “dining room” in the main area. And if you are with friends, everyone can pick their food of choice and then all meet up to eat together.

I will most definitely be back and if you are in Denver you should try it too!

June 9th: Go to a Flea Market

Mile High Flea Market is HUGE! I wish I would have gone on a Saturday or Sunday because a lot of the booths seemed closed today… but it was still fun to walk around and browse.


They even have a farmers market but I didn’t really explore that. Leave that for another day.


But it did look like they had a good selection of fruits and veggies. TONS OF MANGOES. It must be mango season.

I bought a couple pieces of cute, and very cheap, jewelry. A hope braclet and a tree pendant.


I will definitely be going back on a weekend day and look forward to seeing a lot more stuff.

If you live in the Denver area , I highly recommend it.

May 29th: Discover a New Podcast

So I went into iTunes and just chose Comedy… I felt like something funny today. I found a podcast called Barely Friending and it is pretty great.

I actually ended up listening to the first two which were “Worst Thing a Friend has Done” and “Worst and Best Vacations”. 

It’s pretty great. Each of the hosts tells a story of their own and then they read one from audience members too.

There is over 100 episodes… definitely something I could listen to for a while!