Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Likes and Dislikes: Denver Edition

I'm a couple of weeks late writing the inevitable year end lists of the ten best this and that.  So I thought I'd write a personal list for the new year of where my likes and dislikes stand as we begin 2011.  So, in no particular order, here they are:


  1. Our loft.  Now that the work is done, it's so nice to sit back and enjoy the spaciousness and the lovely views.  I'm lucky to live here.
  2. Being able to walk to almost everything.  I filled the gas tank of my car in mid-November and have yet to fill it again since I've been in Denver.
  3. Sunny days.  Almost everyone I've met in Denver is quick to tell you that there are 300 sunny days a year here.  Definitely a nice feature and certainly not overlooked.
  4. Apartment living.  It's quiet and no maintenance.  Who knew?
  5. A brand new year.  Always exciting with so many possibilities.


  1. Slush.  Somehow, living in the South for so long, I'd forgotten that lovely mixture, often a gray color, of snow, ice, dirt, and water, known as slush.  There's really nothing like stepping off a curb and feeling your foot sink ankle deep into the ground equivalent of a filthy snow cone.  It's especially nice as your sock is enveloped in icy cold mush.
  2. Hype.  Everyone here tells me how much I will love living in Denver and how great it is.  This may be true - I definitely won't rule this out - but I haven't drunk the Kool-Aid yet.  I'm not saying that I won't drink the Kool-Aid, but it just hasn't happened to date.
  3. Saying goodbye to a perfectly good year, 2010.  Many changes but, all in all, a good year and sad to see it go.

1 comment:

  1. you will drink it! there is sooo much that Denver offers. and just wait until spring and summer...its beautiful! trust me, im a FL girl! :)