1.15.2014

To combat my cabin fever, Ally and I went out to the little Chinese restaurant in town. It’s called Oriental, which makes me feel racist just going to it. Pretty good Chinese food. Really nice to get out the house and go on a date.

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1.14.2014

Bonnie decided to escape our fenced-in yard and take a walk down the road by herself. It was already a pretty stressful day at work, and that didn’t help.

Luckily my wife is awesome and makes me happy.

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1.13.2014

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date Jan 13th 2014
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1.12.2014

A 10 minute exposure can make moonlight look like sunlight. There was a lot more sky visible when I started, then the clouds rolled in.

The weather here can (and does) transition really quickly. We woke up this morning to blasting winds and sideways snow, which transitioned into sunny snow-showers, then a generally beautiful sunny day.

Then Broncos + Golden Globes. Pretty nice Sunday.

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date Jan 12th 2014
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1.11.2014

Ouray Ice Festival!

Ouray is one of my favorite mountain towns. It’s even cooler when they pump millions of gallons of freezing water over the edge of a gorge and let people climb all over it. Of course, we had to stop at the culinaire¬†hot sauce and honey, and also at Mouse’s Chocolates and Coffee. It turns our Mouse’s has really fast public wifi, and is only a few blocks from where Ally works. I might have to keep that in mind…

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1.10.2014

Hannah gets really jumpy when we take walks in the dark. There’s a lot of walking when you live in the country/mountains.

By the way, that’s something that has been confusing me. I don’t know how to describe where we live. We’re on a cattle ranch surrounded by pasture land, but our horizons are dominated by snow-capped peaks. I guess I could just tell people to picture South Park.¬†

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1.9.2014

The chickens are laying pullet eggs like it’s their job now. When we moved here two weeks ago, Cindy and Matt were getting an egg every few days. Today Cindy came into our house with half a dozen, gifting us as many as our carton could hold. I’ve read that these are the best eggs a chicken will ever produce. I’m nervous to cook them now.

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1.8.2014

Tonight I finished Packing For Mars. It’s been a really long time since I finished a book, and it felt good.

Then cracked open S. which I’m super excited to get into. I’m still in FXC’s foreword and I’m hooked. I love how two pieces of paper fall out of the book when you turn to the second page. It’s already luring me in.

Also, I can’t stop thinking about Game of Thrones. I’m pretty sure my inner dialogue has gone British.

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1.7.2014

I got my first remote paycheck today. Thanks for sending it, Caitlin. I miss you dudes too.

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1.6.2014

I’ve jumpstarted cars so many times in the last 12 months. New new year’s resolution: jumpstart less cars.

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