A Football Championship Birthday Celebration!

Up early today. A good day. Mags and I are going to church. I guess you could consider us church goers, though we haven’t been since we’ve been in school. We met a really nice lady at a local business who invited us and who would we be to say no. So. Up and at ’em on a Sunday for the first time in a long time.

After, we’ll be heading straight for a local establishment to enjoy an all-afternoon birthday celebration. Just gonna sit and let people stop by who want to stop by. Don’t get between me and the four teams trying to get to the Super Bowl, and I’m good to go. Who do I like? I’m going with a rematch of the classic we watched a few years ago – New England Patriots vs. New York Giants. I think the Giants have the Patriots number – I’ll go ahead and put that out there. And when healthy? Their front four? As they say in NY, “Fuhgedaboudit.”

Did I mention that I put an application in at Purgatory/Durango Ski Resort? They want to interview me. I attached a resume, and wrote a nice cover letter. Told them that if there was nothing available now, I’d love to be in consideration for whatever goes on there during the summer. Less than a week later I get a call asking me to come in for an interview.

Allow me to break a little ground. I do believe that the current “proactivity” that I have been adhering to is offering positive results for the first time ever. That’s all I’m saying for now.

OK. Time to get the day started.

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Mo Sno

We’ve got some beautiful snow in Durango, but the weather during the rest of the week is supposed to be quite odd. Highs hitting near 50 degrees!? In January? Of course, I’ve never lived here during a winter, but…

Mags and I hit the slopes again last weekend. We totally forgot about MLK Jr. day. So a big thanks to the man who fought to make us a little more humane, and whose legacy offers us a day to be a little more humane–aka enjoying the people we love to be around. At least that’s what I’m choosing to do. It all gets real again tomorrow. Time to really refocus on academia. Growing up in a place where there was never snow and just sand and saguaros, it’s kind of fun to walk to and from classes, across campus and into town with the snow blowing. It’s truly beautiful. I see why people who live here love it and never leave.

I have been working a lot, relatively speaking. When I came back, one of the guys who was also working as a bar back decided he was done in Durango. So. There you go. Some never leave, some leave and never come back. In regards to the latter, it’s going to allow me the opportunity to work as much as I want to. I’ve even got the good vibe to bring my studies on slower days. That’s cool, but that’s not my preferred goodies…

My face. Ah. Too soon to tell, but I am enjoying the ease of the application and “system.” I will say that I’ve noticed fewer, stubborn little blackheads after only a few days, but if I’m being fair, I haven’t been entirely consistent with the Proactiv directions yet–I forgot to do it this weekend. OK. I’m busted. I didn’t shower on Saturday or Sunday.

To Reach a Destination you First Need Direction

I did it. I ordered it. When I say it. I mean Proactiv. I had no idea they had so much stuff for sale on the website. I should have just grabbed a box of it from the kiosk when I was in Madison at the mall, but I felt like my skin was cooperating better there, and out of sight, out of mind. Anyway, I just got the standard kit, and I also ordered a moisturizer. I was doing some research, and considering the weather here, I think an additional moisturizer might help some of my problem. Dead skin cells being a huge acne proponent. Don’t need more of those acne proponents. Need acne killers. Stoppers. I need this moisturizer to be the Ray Lewis of fighting acne.

I’m not expecting a miracle, but I do have my hopes pretty high that it’ll work. I mean, all those celebrities who use the stuff? And yeah. I believe that they do. ‘Cause acne sucks. You don’t go telling people that you have skin problems even if you’re getting paid to do it. But when you have skin problems and get rid of them…? You want everyone to know. So. That’s what I’m hoping. It’ll probably get here within the next couple of days, and I’m excited to get started with it.

Shifting gears. I’m going to be working a ton this winter, and probably into the spring. But from what I understand, spring isn’t really spring here. It just keeps snowing until it’s almost summer. I asked someone the other day if it was possible to get to Silverton during the winter, and they said that it’s a near impossibility at times. That they close the road through the passes because it is so unsafe to travel. Might get stuck up there and do like the Donner party. Eek.