Last night, went way up to the mountains after work, went to a rooftop party to watch fireworks, went camping in a beautiful place with friends, woke up at 4 am and watched a beautiful sunrise from the tent. And tomorrow-ish, a visit from New York friends!
I’m falling more and more in love with Colorado every day.
Today was amazing. Absolutely amazing. Took a day trip to Fort Collins, went tubing down the Poudre River with some amazing friends and handled the rapids like a champ, drank some wine riverside and enjoyed a beautiful sunset drive home with good company and good music and the most amazing scenery. This is what I moved to Colorado for. And I’m JUST SO HAPPY.
In the last week I went camping and hiking in beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park
Climbed my first 14er that included a lot of off trail hiking and scaling a really seriously steep gully
Took an hour long nap with a really good friend on the SUMMIT of said 14er in perfect weather with the most amazing scenery around us
Ate a million delicious meals, toured some really cool spots in the city, bar hopped to every gay venue in Denver, partied harder than I have in years, and did all of it with an absolutely amazing group of new friends who have already become really important to me, and who have proven to be some of the best people I’ve ever been lucky enough to grow close to
And in the next few days we have our weekly karaoke work party and I’m going whitewater rafting through the Rocky Mountains with a really great friend
I got off of work yesterday afternoon and drove to Rocky Mountain national park, watched a whole bunch of elk graze in a field of wildflowers with the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, drank wine on the shore of a beautiful lake at sunset, camped out, went for a sunrise hike of Flattop Mountain which was incredible, drove trail ridge road, made friends with some hippie hitchhikers, and now I’m back in Denver in time for work tomorrow.
Aka Cody spends all week pretending he’s not gonna do karaoke at the dive bar across from trader joes and still does karaoke at the dive bar across from trader joes. Because making a fool of yourself in front of new friends is okay if they do it with you. And because this bar gives a buy one get one free drink deal to trader joes employees.
I am here to remind all that Oberyn Martell, whilst being a sexy mo fo and loving paramour, also was smart as hell, forging SIX maester chains before he got FUCKING BORED and went on to form his own mercenary company.
During this time he fathered a half dozen bastards, but instead of abandoning them, he took responsibility and raised them to defend themselves and allowed them all an independence most fathers in Westeros would never allow their children, let alone daughters.
He was incredibly close to his sister and after her death attempted to raise the entire country of Dorne up around Viserys to overthrow Robert. Unable to do this, he never gave up the hope he’d one day avenge the atrocities committed against his sister and her children.
In short, too much heart was always Oberyn’s problem.
I haven’t fully processed Game of Thrones yet but I will say that I watched it on my phone in a bookstore and spent the last two minutes having a legitimate public anxiety attack and having to pause at least 3 times during the fight to calm myself.
It’s a studio on the top floor of an old house three houses in from a main road with good food and an amazing bookstore right there. Excellent location, really pretty neighborhood, close bike ride to all my other friends, all my bars, and work, and it’s a spacious, awesome fucking apartment.
Bought all of my furniture and shit that I need, decorated with pictures and cards from family/friends, managed to get a futon up two flights of stairs alone and assembled the futon, a table, and four chairs successfully, spent all morning cooking, and have lots of plans with lots of really fucking cool new friends (and a reunion with Jenny!) over the next few days.
I couldn’t be happier. I literally could not be happier.
The final step in the relocation from New York to Denver.
Stress free for the first time since I left my parents house a month and a half ago, I can finally sit back and say I did it. I can finally stop feeling like I’m in transition and I can finally FULLY kick off my new life, in my own place.
A few weeks before I left NY, I made a checklist of major short term life goals. It says:
-Move TO DENEVR -Buy an awesome car -Secure job -Go on amazing road trip -Hike Grand Canyon -Hike Angel’s Landing -Solo back country camping at least once -Make friends! -Find doctor to continue T shots -Find a really awesome apartment to live in.
And it’s an amazing feeling to be able to put a check next to every single one of those goals.
I will never get over how amazing it feels to drive right at (and then in, and around) the front range of the Rocky Mountains on a beautiful morning blasting Go Your Own Way on repeat. And how amazing it feels to know that I pulled off my dream relocation to a city where I get to do that a couple of times a week.
I have such an extraordinary life and I am so happy.
“At the wedding he saw that she [Brienne] had a conversation with Cersei, and he knows her well enough. He knows that Brienne is not safe. He has to get her out of there. He gives her the best weapon, and the best armor that he can get, and then he has to send her off. And part of him would like to go along, but he has to stay, he has to fulfill his obligations.”—