Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Another work-free Friday


It's a Friday. It's hot out. The boss is out of town. We're bored. Marlene has a convertible. What to do, what to do... Since it IS Colorado and since it's basically against the law to stay inside when it's so nice outside (unless you're hungover and the sun we have like every day hurts your eyes) we decided to go for a drive. For those of you who know Colorado, this is a path and a river near Rollinsville. I'm from here, and I'm pretty sure I've never been there before. And probably couldn't find it again, seeing as I fell asleep on the way back. What? I worked hard for like three hours that morning. Reading everyone's blogs takes time and effort, you know.

Actually, the river is Beaver Creek. So yes, I guess it's a creek, and yes, I imagine it ends up somewhere up in the Vail/Beaver Creek area. This is all guesswork on my part. I guess I should know more about my own state, right? But in my defense, there are a lot of side roads and little towns and this is one of those places. Oh, and also, I was standing in the creek to take the rushing water picture, and it was kind of chilly, since it's all snow runoff. And I saw a hummingbird. It was cute.



So four hours and a nice sunburn later, I went back to work. If by work you mean "went upstairs, got my stuff and went home." Because as we've discussed before, I am quite possibly the Best. Employee. Ever. Seriously -- do the tank top, hat and sunglasses not scream "professional" to you? It was no wonder I had to go over to Sally & Joe's when I got home and lay on one of the chaise lounges on their back patio drinking wine. I have a hard life -- you can totally tell that by this REALLY PRETTY picture, right?

17 comments:

beckibee said...

You're so fired.

Marie said...

Good stuff!!! You gotta love that. By the way, I love the pictures...what beautiful scenery to take in. I'm glad you enjoyed your day. ;)

allison said...

red or white?

sounds like you had a rough day! lol

Cheryl said...

Ah, sounds pretty rough.

Uh, that's my jealousy speaking.

Ariel1980 said...

People just don't understand how much effort goes into lounging and drinking wine...it takes exhausting mental preparation. And to keep it up? Are you kidding me? Lance Armstrong understands nothing of the fine art of endurance lounging. I am so glad you're bringing this to the public. Knowledge is half the battle.

By the way, you have the most GORGEOUS teeth!

Amber said...

Beck -- Whatever, Ham Hands. This has been my m.o. for 4 years and I'm still the boss' pet. Not sure how, but true.

Marie -- We took so many pictures that were so pretty -- I wish I could have posted them all. Glad you liked them!

Allison -- White. A nice Viognier.

Cheryl -- Maybe someday I can stay in the pencil factory and you can come and see the scenery and drink wine. Deal?

Ari -- Thanks for your support. It is an important issue, and one that clearly I'm passionate about. And thanks for the compliment -- my teeth are a case of excellent genetics from both my parents. I think because he didn't have to pay for braces, my dad is more willing to pay for grad school...

Alice said...

i am in love with colorado. i went to visit a friend there in january - JANUARY! - and it was like 75 degrees and gorgeous, and everyone was outside hiking... beautiful

Thomas said...

When did this policy start of answering all of your comments in one comment reply, Amber?

I want my own comment reply!

Pieces of Me said...

Looks like you had fun! I love your princess hat..did you borrow it from me?? haha Just kidding!! What nice scenery! Dont ya just love convertibles! TTYL

Kiki said...

That's so funny! I think I might be considered a great employee like yourself! You look so happy!

The Husband said...

nice photo's...i have never been to colorado but have heard plenty of great things about it.

Amanda said...

i went to colorado last summer (my uncle has a house and we usually go for thanksgiving). what an amazing place in the summer. i loved it. i am exceedingly jealous of your day off. a day like that in NYC would amount to skirt through the streets trying to stay in the building's shadows, dodging hot exhaust from cars, buses, and subway grates, and going into as many air conditioned shops as possible. or my favorite thing, hanging in hudson river park. which is much better than the aforementioned (and much better than central park).

Chief Slacker said...

yeah, that's most defintiely some good slacking there. So was it all on the clock? :O)

allison said...

i really don't know what else to say but YOU ARE A GENIUS! I'm LMAO right now!!! Please come post all the time!

Kiki said...

I'm going to do my best to get some good questions for you. I've already used so many though....
Here goes..

1. You can either eat only cochroaches and orange juice for one week or rats and milk. Which one do you pick? (You have to pick one)

2. What is your biggest fear?

3. What's your favorite alcholic drink?

4. Do you speak any other languages? If not what do you think biblioteca means?

5. Shag, Marry, & Push off a Cliff;
President Bush, Clinton, and Al Gore.

:)
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Amber said...

Chief -- yes, it's all on the clock! Dude, I'm TOTALLY salary. And therefore I would like to congratulate myself on a slacking job very well done!

Amber said...

And Thomas? Here's your individual comment...