I don't know if it is from sleeping a combined five hours in the past two nights, the cappuccino I had after skiing yesterday, the two cups of black tea today, or the post-skiing bread pudding that was drenched in rum and brandy, but I have not stopped talking in probably two days! I think I have passed the point of exhaustion and arrived at the slap-happy, hyper state where nearly everything feels like an out-of-body experience! Hopefully, I'll actually be able to fall asleep tonight and I'll return to my normal self tomorrow. Everyone at the rink today was a tad concerned because I kept talking faster than the speed of sound.
That is the lovely view from the top of the mountain at Arapahoe Basin. This was my first time skiing there and I loved it! The powder was really deep and the runs were less-groomed than I am used to so the skiing was more challenging. I also skied a back bowl for the first time. Though I was convinced an avalanche would beat me to the bottom or I would injure myself, I made it down without falling. I also accidentally went down on a moguls run at one point. Moguls look like lots of fun if you know how to ski them, but I definitely don't know how!
After skiing, I went to this cute little place called the Blue Moon Bakery for cappuccino and bread pudding. I forgot to take a photo, but if you're in Summit County, I recommend it!
My favorite store in Old Colorado City, Willy's British Emporium opened their tea room last week. I was anxious to check it out so I went for tea today.
Going for tea is one of my favorite ways to spend my free time and this was made more amazing since it was truly British! And because I have no self-control in bookstores, Whole Foods, or British stores and this was two of the three, I bought another book that I won't have time to read until summer.
I'm fascinated with the conspiracy theory that Shakespeare's plays were really written by Edward de Vere. It's really intriguing that the latter had connections to the real life Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, grew up in the same house that hosted England's largest library, and traveled to the Italian cities featured in Shakespeare's plays. The parallels are especially evident in Hamlet, my favorite Shakespearean play. If that totally bored you, I make no apologies (nerdy English major here).
Last random note: When I went to the parking meter to pay today, it was out of order and said, "fail," which amused me immensely. I parked there anywhere and for once did not get a parking ticket (I've received three parking tickets on campus, two of which were from parking outside the lines. I apparently have issues parking and backing up).
Sorry for the poor quality photo. It was hailing and snowing when I took this photo, but reached the sixties just a few hours later...crazy Colorado weather!
I'll stop rambling now. Happy Monday! Thanks for reading!
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