Monday, July 11, 2011

STORM!!! (7-11-11)

Reasons to be Excited Today: there was a HUGE and quick storm in my hometown today - lots of rain such that there was a waterfall as our bay window :)

Sleeping In! (7-10-11)

Reasons to be Excited Today: Sleeping in without an alarm because I could  -.-  :)

Concert!! (7-9-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: Seeing the Avett Brothers at Red Rocks with my dad :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Cup-Pies (7-8-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: Giving my workmates cup-pies :)

Storm!! (7-7-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: Storm, rain storm, awesome.

Song title quotes (7-6-11)

A: Which song? Are you feeling groovy? Do you have a bridge that rides over troubled waters? Are you a boxer going to Scarborough fair with rosemary and thyme?
R: All of the above, because I'm the only living boy in new york.
A: I thought you told me you were a girl and your name was Mrs. Robinson?
R: Well, then again, it might be Kathy.
A: Are you sure it isn't Cecelia?
R: I do get confused, especially when I'm with Julio in the school yard.
A: Is that school yard located in my little town?
R: Yes, which is where I'm traveling to.
A: Are you going to an island? I hear they never cry, kinda like rocks.
R: Yeah, which makes me homeward bound.
A: Make sure to check out the 59th street brigade when you get there!
R: Oh I will! I've heard the sounds of silence.
A: Damnit! You used the one I wanted too! I guess that's what I get for being an 'old friend' of yours.
R: Oh man! You might have won! But it's ok because I'm in America.
A: Oh I wish I could line in America. I'm just a poor boy who flew down to Mexico.
R: Did you just lose?! That was great, it makes me want to wake up to little Susie.
A: Did I just lose? That's like asking me if I would rather be a sparrow or a snail!

Car Conversations (7-5-11)

Reasons to be Excited Today: having time to talk in a moving car is sometimes just awesome. simply awesome :)

Volleyball Fun (7-4-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: A very fun and silly game of Volleyball with friends at a 4th party :)

Naps (7-3-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: Napping in a hammock in the mountains :)

Backpacking!! (7-2-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: going backpacking with family and friends

Old Friends (7-1-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: reconnecting with old friends

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Rain! (6-30-11)

Happy Last Day of June!!
Reason to be Excited Today: Getting TOTALLY SOAKED while riding home from work in the Colorado 15 minute storm :)

Night Bike! (6-29-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: Biking at night :)

Service!! (6-28-11)

So I have been having problems getting reception with my phone since I came back to Colorado.  So I went to the cell phone store today and they did magic and fixed it! For free!!
Reason to be Excited Today: Having good cell service and customer service :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

THREE Best Friends!! (6-27-11)

Reason to be Excited: I talked to ALL THREE of my best guy friends today, I often forget how lucky I am to have them, I am trying to keep this in mind though :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Phone Call! (6-26-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: Upon waking I noticed one of my best friends had called - so I called him back and we had a lovely half hour conversation, and it was a great start to my morning!

Pool Fun (6-25-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: an hour plus game of keep away in a pool with new friends :) followed by games and food and more fun

Exhaustion (6-24-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: My parents got me to help them throw a party after a long week of working and doing stuff, the party was good, but the best part was when the three of us got home at 9:30pm and all "fell" down in complete exhaustion (maybe me more than them...) it was good bonding :P

Pies Pies Pies!! (6-23-11)

Reasons to be Excited Today: I may have said it before, but I made three and a half pies today (that day) - the half comes from the one that was mostly done already :P - and despite the stress and crazyness that ensued I got them done quickly and they turned out well, and it was still fun to make them :)

DND (6-22-11)

Reasons to be Excited Today: I played DND for the first time in almost a year, I missed it and the people I play with :)

Band!! (6-21-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: I attended a rehearsal for a community band that I will now be going to ever week, I simply love band :)

"Long Lost Friend" (6-20-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: I ran into a friend I haven't seen in about 2 years!!! :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!! (6-19-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: I have a good relationship with my father (and mother, but it's fathers day) and this makes life SOOOO much easier :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hiking!! (6-18-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: I went on a loooonnnnnnggggg hike with my parents, outdoors is win!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Books! (6-17-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: I went to the library and got books to read!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pies! (6-16-11)

If you actually know me, you know that I LOVE making pie.  I'm maybe a little bit of a pie elitist now...oops
Reason to be Excited Today: I made two pies today :) I know one is delicious and I anticipate the other will be as well :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

There are people reading this! (6-15-11)

I was playing around with the different tabs and I looked at the "stats" tab and learned that there actually ARE people reading this! :) I'm so pleased :)
Reason to be Excited Today: People are reading my blog!!

Salsa Dancing! (6-14-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: Going salsa dancing with friends - not because we know exactly what we're doing, but because it's fun :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Kitty (6-13-11)

Reason to be Excited Today: My kitty (who is technically a senior kitty) playing with a piece of string I was moving for him :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Home! (6/12/11)

Reason to be Excited Today: I'm going back to Colorado - Home :)

Spontaneous (6/11/11)

Reason to be Excited Today: Spontaneous Baker Bonding after work :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Work Fun

Reason to be Excited Today: despite a long and somewhat stressful day at work, at the end of a 12/10 hour shift we were still making jokes and laughing :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Reason to be Excited Today: I wanted to be productive after I got off work - and I was! Packing!!


I missed yesterday....and I didn't even realize it!
Reason to be Excited Today(yesterday): Dinner with friends :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"New" Music!

I've been listening to my ipod on random all day and I have re-found and found so much fun music! Being an avid music listener I always like finding music that I have that I've forgotten about or never listened to before. I am also struck by the realization that sometimes I don't like certain songs until I'm ready to hear them - and that is my deep statement for the day :P
Reason to be Excited Today: "New" Music!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Frozen Pizza

So I have a refrigerator full of random food that people left/that I haven't eaten yet so I have a chance to be strangely creative and that's pretty fun and resulted in my
Reason to be Excited Today: Corn on pizza!
I love doctoring frozen pizzas, it makes things more fun :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011


SO I didn't think that I would be excited for graduation - just a lot of pomp for nothin' but a piece of paper and official nonsense and I kinda took a less than entirely serious approach to the whole thing - including literally skipping in the procession with my buddy Mike :) And then I got caught up in the excitement and I was happy and excited to walk across the stage and receive a "silly piece of paper" :P
Reason to be Excited Today: Graduation (even if it's also a little silly....)
P.S. I walked barefoot!! :)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pomp and Circumstance

SO....I'm of the opinion that this whole graduation this is kind of a lot of pomp for....I dunno....not much...but I had a really fun time playing in Baccalaureate so...
Reason to be Excited Today: Performing!

Sleep Deprived

Reason to be Excited Today: I made it through a whole day without a real night of sleep!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Childish Fun

Sometimes I think that people need to have childish fun sometimes, I just went with 3 of my friends to Build-A-Bear and we each made a new friend and then proceeded to dress them up and have a super fun time, it has made my day - and I had a REALLY good day :D
Reason to be Excited Today: Childish Fun


Reason to be Excited Today: It's a new month!
sometimes this just makes me feel like I can have a fresh start at things, I know it's all psychological....but whatever, it works and makes me happy :)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Reason to be Excited Today: Napping in the sun :)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Early :)

Reason to be Excited Today: Unexpected time because I got off of work early

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Random Roommate Bonding!

Reason to be Excited Today: I come home this evening and say to my roommate: what are you doing tonight? Nothing really, wanna watch a movie? and pack? YES. and now I have been introduced to Land Before Time :)


Reason to be Excited for Yesterday: (Saturday) Slacklining on a beautiful day!

Friday, May 27, 2011


Reason to be Excited Today: THE SUN IN SHINNING AND IT'S NICE AND WARM!!!! :D

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Knowing Things

I gave an impromptu informal lesson to a younger classmate of mine today because Nick asked if I could give a few comments since he had to step out. As I was talking to her I realized
Reason to be Excited Today: I KNOW THINGS!!
I learned lots of things in College, like, yeah, it's a good feeling to know that I know things! :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Do you ever just have one of those days where you can't wake up and it's just....a not a wake kind of day? I had one of those mornings...but when I did finally wake up (after class, lunch and about an hour of work) it was great! I was in a super happy mood, just kinda was, it was wonderful.
Reason to be excited today: Happiness for no known reason :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Senior Dinner

We had our Senior Dinner tonight - all of the seniors in my class had dinner in one room with special guests (teachers) and there was a speaker. It wasn't very extravagant or anything, but it was nice to feel like part of a group AND
Reason to be Excited Today: Had a reason to dress up :)

Monday, May 23, 2011


So I just finished my senior recital, I'm about to graduate from college, I guess it's going to be a new chapter in my life, or something.....
I have read a few blog posts by someone who does a thank you note a day - to something or someone, and I read some other blogs every day (almost) and I was thinking....well, I'm a huge believer in finding something good about every day, I used to keep a "happy calendar" and right before I went to sleep every night I would write down the things that made me happy that day. I think it did a good job keeping me happy, especially during lame, sunless Appleton here's my concept: Reason to be excited about today, every day, for the next year. That's the goal. starting today, May 23rd, 2011. I will blog a reason to be excited about today, every day, for a whole year, and if I miss a day, I WILL make it up :) And hopefully it won't just be a reason for excitement just for me all the time

Reason To Be Excited Today: Renee is writing a blog! Also, her dinner (pseudo Taco Salad) was delicious!

and so it begins! :)