If We Were Having (Iced) Coffee – It’s Pride Weekend and It’s Hot!

If we were having coffee I would probably be overly excited about seeing you. I haven’t gotten out of the house much and with my girlfriend having been out of town I had very little human interaction. So get ready for me to talk your ear off!

If we were having coffee I would tell you that it has been so f-in hot around here! Every summer since we have bought this house I have worked hard to fix up our very old, and very rusty, swamp cooler and every year I swear we will get a new one the next.

This year I tried to get a new one but the price for installation turned out to be much, much more than I had anticipated and much, much more than I have to spend. So instead I am buying replacement parts and fixing that damn thing up again.

The problem is shipping is taking too long and we might die of heat exhaustion before the parts ever get here, ugh!

And my poor dog just looks sad and sits in front of the fan while panting. To help her out and boost her mood I’ve been making her banana, carrot, peanut butter frozen treats. It helps.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that while I was on my own last week I actually did accomplish quite a bit. I got a ton of house work done and outlined a lot of future blog posts. I worked on learning more math and watched a bunch of awesome TED Talks and other educational and philosophical videos.

I didn’t watch one TV show or movie the whole week! I’m pretty proud of myself.

I feel like my brain got a makeover and I was able to build some new habits. Yesterday morning I woke up and my lady wanted to lay around and relax for awhile and watch some shows on Netflix. I tried to relax with her but I felt really antsy. I wanted to be writing, or cleaning, or learning something.

My theory is that not having TV leads to boredom, boredom leads to finding something to do so you don’t get depressed, finding something to do leads to feeling better than if you had just sat around and watched TV, feeling good leads to wanting to do more stuff that isn’t watching TV.

I highly recommend it.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that having a whole week off of work was quite an interesting experience. I didn’t miss my job at all but I did miss some of my friends and coworkers. A few of them text, or called, or chatted over Facebook with me, and it was nice to know that even though I wasn’t around I wasn’t forgotten. I can’t wait to see them all again.

Unfortunately, my boss has decided that me and the other trainers must rotate working at another location and next week is my turn. I’ll be on my own out there which means I’ll spend another week missing my buddies.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I almost forgot to tell you that this is PRIDE WEEKEND! I love, love, love, our PrideFest here in Denver. It’s a two day event but I usually only go on Sunday’s to catch the parade. The Friday and Saturday nights before are for partying though.

We have a neat little gay hamburger place here called Hamburger Mary’s that I went to Friday night. They have delicious piña coladas.

Saturday night I went to a couple of very packed gay bars. One was Charlie’s which was full of guys and another was X-bar which was full of women. We went with another gay couple, a straight couple, a couple of bi’s, and a straight girl. Quite a mix of people and their different reactions to the bars was interesting.

This morning we went back downtown and watched the parade and sat under a nice big shade tree to eat nachos. We took pictures and bought a few things for the dog and then headed home. It was way too hot out to stay any longer.

If we were having coffee I would tell you I had better go. I really do wish I could stay and chat longer but I have Father’s Day plan with my girlfriends family. I plan to see my own dad next week.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Happy Father’s Day and Happy Pride everyone.