Weekend Recap: Mountain Weekend of Unplanned Rest Days

My weekend started out a little bit early, as I headed to the mountains Thursday after work. My company was giving us a four day weekend for Memorial Day, and I was excited to get started! I took a long time to get going on Friday morning, both reading in bed and then eventually really craving a bagel. I decided to go to Avon to pick one up before heading out to hike. On the way back, Sadie and I {Read More}

App I Love: Stretchly

My January was a little bit of a bust – I was probably only about half successful with my New Year’s resolutions (which I still haven’t even formally blogged about!). But I’m taking the new month as an opportunity to recommit to my goals and habits, and one of those new habits is my use of the Stretchly app on my computer. Stretchly is a simple computer app that pops up periodic reminders on your desktop for you to take {Read More}

An Ode to my iPod Nano

Ever since December, I’ve been trying to clean out my house and get a rid of a ton of stuff. And for the most part, I’ve been pretty successful! I’m not following Marie Kondo or anything, but I have been replacing things in my house that were placeholders with new pieces that, as corny as it sounds, genuinely give me joy. One thing that I haven’t gotten rid of or replaced, though, is my clock radio, circa 2003. Let’s be honest, {Read More}

The Future of Transportation… If We’ll Risk It

Today I attended the Colorado Transportation Summit, a fascinating conference that focused on the future of transportation and how it will change. The keynote speaker was Tom Gebhardt, the President of Panasonic Automotive Systems. I didn’t even know that Panasonic worked in automotive systems, but it turns out, they’re producing some really cool technology aimed at automating the way we move from place to place. Here’s a cool video we got to watch about the first shipment done by self-driving {Read More}

App I Love: Habitbull

In January, I started using a new app, and I love it so much that I’ve been opening it at least daily. (It helps that the app has a feature you can enable to pop up and remind you to use it each night, for when I’m forgetful.) Habitbull is a simple habit tracker that allows you to tally how well you stick to your goals, and I think it’s made a big difference in how I approach mine. After {Read More}

February Goal Progress: Week 1 Check In

Wow, that was a rough weekend… and since I had to fly to Dallas Sunday afternoon for work, it was also a weekend that got cut short. Apologies for my Saturday afternoon rant about travel woes; I probably should have just grabbed a drink or a nap rather than typing out all my frustrations. Speaking of stress: I learned yesterday that a popular blog gossip site has picked up on the fact that I haven’t mentioned Adam in a while. Eagle eyes! I didn’t {Read More}

App I Love: MailTime

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m not a fan of text messaging. I find it intrusive and disruptive, and don’t understand why an email doesn’t achieve the same purpose if it’s not intended to be urgent. After all, everyone has email on their phones now, right? But I understand I’m in the minority on that, and further, I understand that there are a whole group of people who feel the opposite way {Read More}

Putting My Phone Far, Far Away

Over the weekend, I read an interesting article from about a month ago: Stop Googling, Let’s Talk. The author, Sherry Turkle, had a lot of great points about how we use cell phones and how it’s changed our interactions. For example, apparently there is an etiquette “rule of three”: for any conversation with five or more people, you take turns looking at your phones so that there are always at least three people paying attention. The worst part is, I {Read More}

How “Gaming” Suppressed My Appetite

A few weeks ago, Amazon had a day where they offered lots of apps for free. I ended up downloading a bunch of apps for my Kindle, including a few games. And the one I’ve been playing the most? Sonic The Hedgehog 2, of course. I loved Sonic when I was a kid, probably because I didn’t own a Sega and so I could only play it at my friends’ houses. Getting to play it anytime I want? Outstanding. (Though {Read More}

Getting Away from the Guilt of Email

The last week or two, I have just felt overwhelmed. I’ve definitely had too much on my plate, and it’s forced me to really start getting productive. If you need something to get done, ask a busy person, right? While ordinarily that kind of hyperfocused productivity would be a good thing (and it’s definitely paying off at work), lately it’s also come with kind of a big heaping plate of guilt at the things I’m letting slide. My personal email {Read More}