I’ve found that I’ve run out of titles for my blog posts. Well, not run out of titles…just really lazy about them. In my younger blogging days, I turned every blog title into an adventure. This was back when I blogged quite frequently (nearly every day!)
And I haven’t blogged since…March 12th.
So I will just default to a song lyric instead as the title. We listened to King Crimson’s Court of the Crimson King album this weekend. That album has to be one of my favorite musical discoveries from the last several years. Boyfriend and I tend to have different music tastes (his: mainly progressive metal, mine: mainly indie), but when when our tastes overlap, they do so beautifully.
It’s been a little while.
What have I been up to? Work, and a little bit of traveling here and there. I’ve had some field work here and there, which has been interesting. Work has been challenging at times but I’ve enjoyed it for the most part. Boyfriend is in the dissertation writing/job searching part of his PhD program. It’s exciting and scary, so that’s been on my mind a lot.
I’ve been able to travel a little for fun, too. Last month, Boyfriend and I traveled to Colorado! Boyfriend had a conference in Denver, so I tagged along with him.
I had never been before to Colorado before but I fell in love with it pretty much right away. My brother visited Colorado back in 2012 and has talked about moving there ever since. After visiting, I can totally understand why. Colorado felt like home. We really enjoyed Denver. It was a lot like Austin, but with the Rocky Mountains as the backdrop.
I was able to meet up with friends from childhood who live in the area. I hadn’t seen them in about twenty years, so it was wonderful seeing them. They were so kind and gave us a tour of the area. We went to Garden of the Gods, Boulder, Louisville, and Red Rocks. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I think Garden of the Gods wins. I had never in my life seen anything so beautiful.
Let me spam you with pictures.
I think about Colorado just about every day. I hope one day I can live there. Until then, I can’t wait to go back and visit my friends in this beautiful state!
This past weekend, Boyfriend and I took a day trip to Houston. We geeked out at a couple of museums. I love the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. When we were there in December, we didn’t have much time to explore it. This time, we found an entire building full of art ( we thought there was only one…but there are two). We were there for two hours and still didn’t have time to see everything before closing. Just another excuse to go back! This time, I saw Van Gogh, Remington, Chagall, Pollack, and Bierstadt, as well as ancient art from the Romans and Greeks. I geeked out so much! I especially loved the Bierstadt painting. I had studied him in high school so it was so exciting to see it up close.
I also saw this painting and loved it enough to buy a little print:
I’ve been able to work on little creative projects here and there, too. I need to make a separate post soon on my progress (or lack thereof. So many works in progress that aren’t finished!)
Well, it’s almost midnight! I should probably sleep.