Friday, September 16, 2011

Got a Kindle.  I have to say, I was holding out because I love books and I love browsing my bookshelfs to see if there's anything I've missed or want to re-read.  I finally gave in due to my dislike of paperback books.  I love to read hardcovers, but I find it awkward to read a paperback.  The paper does not feel good on my fingers and my bookmark is always slipping out of the book.  On top of the fact that if it is a big book, it's awkward to hold. 

So....while I won't be giving up my hardbook books, I defintely prefer to read on the Kindle.  I'm becoming addicted!  It even has my favorite game on it (Minesweep!).  It's awesome!

Bentley's not so sure what he thinks about it.  He's worried it could cut into our hiking time.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wow!  It's been a long time.  I've moved again, hopefully for the last time.  I'm in Colorado now.  I love Lander, but I was really tired of the complaints I received from everyone else in the world about how hard it was to visit me in Lander.  So hard in fact that not many people from other states did....even family.  Add to that my employer's preference that I was closer to a Metro area with a cheaper airport, and I caved.  I moved to Northern Colorado. 

I like it here also, but it's a love/hate relationship, similar to the one I had with Lander, only with more pluses than minuses.  I loved Lander for the lack of people on the trails and in the mountains.  I dislike Colorado for the abundance of people on the trails and in the Mountains.  On the flip side of that, I disliked Lander for the lack of people to socialize with, but I love Colorado for the opportunties to meet so many new faces! 

Don't get me wrong.  There were plenty of people in Lander to socialize with, and most of them were really great people, but I missed meeting new people.  I also missed events such as the Theater, Concerts, Festivals, etc.  I do miss Lander though.  I've come to the conclusion that no ONE place has everything.  You have to make a place home and you have to pick the items that are most important to you. 

For me, seeing my family and close friends regularly was more important than the beauty of Lander.  The good news is I am still close enough that I can drive up there whenever I miss Lander too badly!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Two Years!

I've almost been here two years now. I still love it, but I do miss thunderstorms and humidity!

Monday, November 21, 2005

I'm still around

I've been working a lot lately & haven't been keeping up too well with this thing. Sorry!

I've now officially been in Wyoming for ONE YEAR. It doesn't seem like it's been that long. I've really enjoyed this state. It's beautiful & has many great wonders to explore.

The people here are friendly, open, and helpful for the most part. There's a good mix of different personality types. There's also a good mix of people who are from here and people who have moved here from other states. I've noticed that a lot of Wyoming towns have some pretty big "small town syndromes" going on, but it's not really that bad where I'm at.

One thing that does bug me is our County Commissioners. They really don't do a good job of listening to & doing what the people want. They also don't make good decisions sometimes, at least not decisions that are good for the county as a whole. Not all their decisions are bad, but they do seem to be more concerned with making sure they aren't perceived as a governmental body that tells people what they can & can't do, then they are with making decisions that actually help the county and the people in it. presence, introduction, or reintroduction of grizzly
bears, wolves, or other "unacceptable species"--page 17-47-public comments

Friday, September 09, 2005

Long Time Again

Well, I've received a promotion at work & now between staying outdoors as much as possible and work, I have no computer time. I know, I know. Everyone told me I wouldn't be able to keep this thing updated and you were right. I'm doing my best though. .... Everyone's great here.

Monday, May 23, 2005

No TV!

I just realized that since I now live in a place with so much public land, I hardly ever watch TV. I've missed my usual shows this season (although I don't have to many 'usual' shows anyway). I don't mind at all. Life seems much better when you can hang out outside all day in wide open spaces.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Camping in the great outdoors

This weekend's weather was great! It was in the 70's all weekend, so I went camping. I grabbed my dogs, my friend, my sleeping bag and off we went. We camped out in the middle of nowhere on some BLM land. We saw thousands of stars, thousands of bunnies, and thousands of antelope (pronghorn). You usually don't see the pronghorn at night around here, but they were out on friday and saturday nights! It was a great experience. My first camping trip in Wyoming!

This state is so big, I'm going to be pretty busy this summer enjoying the new sites. I'm so glad I moved here!