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A list of things done over the last several days (read if you want, but it’s more for myself…):
- Thursday: Opened at work at 4:30am, and took the deposit in by myself! Got home and meant to take a nap, but I just laid there. Zack arrived around 5pm, and we shared some birthday wine for Joe. We went on a walk to Starbucks and found out that one of my coworkers’ older sisters used to swim with Joe and Zack at Oregon State. Then we decided to go to Santa Fe for the evening. We started at Rio Chama, then went on a bit of a bar crawl to the Sleeping Dog, Marble Brewery Rooftop Bar, and the Atomic Grill. Joe left for a short time to meet with his advisor in Pojoaque, so Zack and I walked around wasting time until Joe came back. I remember laughing…
- Friday: Joe had to work in the morning, so Zack and I went to Bayo Canyon and had a hike. After a refreshing time outside, we went to get some coffee and met up with Joe and his advisor for lunch. I then went to work for the rest of the day (meanwhile, the other two went to Bandelier and Santa Fe). That night we all sat on the giant new air mattress and watched Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and South Park.
- Saturday: Woke up to a freak storm hitting northern New Mexico. Snow and ice were blowing sideways through town! The weather lifted as the morning wore on, so we made ready to go to Taos anyway. Taos is an hour and a half north-ish of here, and the scenic drive is totally worth the time. Once in Taos, we went to the Gorge Bar & Grill and had some great food and beer. Then we chose to walk around the shops and such until it was time to eat. At one of the shops, I got new, quality chopsticks, and the shopkeeper lady gave us free earl grey tea that was just to die for! Dinner was delayed because we didn’t realize how popular LoveApple is- but after a cider at a nearby ale house, we went back. Organic, locally grown food creations of all sorts and some great wine made this place quite fun and delicious.
- Sunday: Aforementioned trip to Taos Ski Valley. Then we drove back and stumbled upon a brewery called Eske, which was amazing, amazing, amazing! Their beer is clearly unpasteurized, and they had an IPA that was full of flavor. We drove back to Los Alamos and caught a showing of The Rum Diary. It was a great movie to all three of us. The plan had been to go to the brewery on the train tracks in Santa Fe after this, but instead we decided to go to Kokoman and get some fine rum and beer. Joe made us his tomato-potato-bell pepper concoction that is really tasty. We drank into the night and I had the loveliest of times chatting with the guys.
- Monday: Hangover city. I know, I brought it upon myself. We took a walk to the local bagel shop, and then saw Zack off. I then had a full shift at work, in which I served as the shift manager mostly independently (with a little advice from a shift there acting as a normal barista).
Today: the cold I’ve been avoiding admitting I have really hit me hard and I don’t want to do anything ever again. Ugghhh.