Thursday, October 16, 2008

Colorado, Part 2

Where was I?

It's been so dang long that I wrote about our trip to Colorado that I can't even remember where I left off.

Oh, the cougar bachelorette party. Now I remember.

Actually, I don't really. By now I've forgotten pretty much everything I was going to say about this trip, and it seems so far away anyway. I guess I'll just share my pictures that I didn't get to share last post.

There was this really cute independent/local pet store right by our hotel. Of course we stopped in. There were several dogs in there with their owners doing some shopping. I almost thought one of them was a throw-rug and stepped on it. That could have been expensive.

One of the first things I noticed about this store was the sheepdog(?) sitting in the front window. He had this great little sign in front of him that said although he was friendly, he was very shy, so please don't stick your grimy little hands in his face and taunt him. Or something like that. Anyway, he was very cute and looked like a sweet companion.




Later on we went to Mr. FGD's old campus to walk around and do some bookstore shopping. Here are some random blurry pictures I took while Mr. FGD was looking at something that I can't remember. I am an amazing story teller.





Apparently there are a lot of mountains in Colorado.


Later on in the day/evening we met up with a bunch of Mr. FGD's college friends to watch the community pep rally sort of thing that CU does Friday night before a home football game. I think. I wasn't really paying attention to the details. But I actually had fun. It started off with part of the marching band walking into a bar on Pearl Street and playing some CU fight songs or something. It was very loud and crowd-pleasing. Even I was crowd-pleased.

Then we headed outside to where the rest of the band and the football team and the community/alumni peeps were. There were a ton of people.

After a few more brief CU song thingys, it turned into a small parade with the marching band and football team walking down a block or two of Pearl Street. At one point we stopped and I photographed football players who were very random to me but looked cute if you're into college age football players. Which I'm not. But they were kinda cute.


Mr. FGD had been watching something on TV earlier that day and a CU football player was being interviewed. I recognized the guy on the left as being that guy. Couldn't tell you what he plays or what his name is though.



I was very impressed with their choice in footwear.



I was trying to take a picture of something in particular here, and I remember the guy moving and I didn't get what I wanted, but now I can't remember what the hell I was doing.


I think the guy on the right in the above pic is super-cute. I totally would have banged him in college. (I'm putting this in just so I can here Mr. FGD say, "that's disgusting."



This tape was hung improperly, therefore I was not cautious. Instead, I was noituac.




Then came the marching band geeks. Mr. FGD used to be a marching bank geek. Would you have guessed? (Of course you would have. He is still a geek.)



Go Buffs! That means buffaloes, not nekkid people.




More parade geekdom.


Mr. FGD was a trumpet player (section leader! he would exuberantly add while I snort/guffaw in the background) and I know he was reminiscing about the days of your/yore (what the fuck is that saying?) while watching the trumpet section trumpet their little hearts out.

The next day I went to Mr. FGD's friends' tailgate while Mr. FGD and the Music Teacher went to bank geek alumni fest 2008. Unfortunately, I only took one whole picture during the tailgate. Fortunately, it was of my sweet latin lover Enrique/Jose.



Then it was off to the football game. Large masses of people. Scary redneck Texas fans. Pictures:


During halftime, Mr. FGD played with the marching band and alumni band. It was the 100th anniversary of the CU marching band. It was also the first and last time Mr. FGD will partake in the alumni band. (The best part of the weekend was Mr. FGD finding out that nearly all of his friends from band had become too cool to partake in the alumni band and would be tailgating/drinking instead of partaking in the bandgeek alumni festivities.)


Mr. FGD is the one in the spandex with the flag.



After a tragic defeat by the redneck team, it was off to the coolest bar I have ever been to, The Dark Horse. I will allow the pictures of the place to speak for themselves. It was a quirky photographer's dream. (I'm certainly not claiming to be a photographer. I'm just saying that if you were a quirky photographer, you'd love this place.)





Lots of Buff fans were at the Dark Horse.


Even some beavers were in attendance.




And even a wild boar.








I took some pictures of the outside on the way out. I guess I should have taken them on the way in.





It's an expensive place to be a student.



My attempt at throwing on some gloss before the Music Teacher took a picture.


Dorkiest picture ever.


And the bikes for borrowing outside our hotel. I was excited that they personalized all of them with my initial.


Goodbye Colorado. I can't wait to see you at the 150th year band geek fest!


8 Comments, shout outs, and other gold diggin' love:

WeezerMonkey said...

Your commentary is the best.

ssinca said...

CO is really pretty!

I'm scurred of the rednecks, too. trust me.

Amy said...

It was a nearly accurate account! I'm glad the Dark Horse has left its mark on your soul--it was a very important part of the geekfest experience and probably made us who we are today! It was great to see you guys...come back anytime!

The Music Teacher

Ann Marie said...

You really *are* an amazing storyteller. Love the part about the cute guy. Love the shy sheepdog and his sign even more.

Claire said...

Your storytelling kills me. Love!

And now I know why I like Mr. FGD so much -- I was also a band geek in college.

Sue said...

Waiting for this installment was like waiting for the next Harry Potter movie to come out.

amber said...

thanks for the laughs! awesome recap :)

wan-nabe said...

oh, that dog is just so sweet looking.

 
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