Posts in the “colorado” category

Steve Sarkisian, University of Colorado football coach (or not)

It was an interesting afternoon to watch a Wikipedia entry. With the University of Colorado looking for a new head football coach, I saw this tweet saying that someone changed Steve Sarkisian’s Wikipedia entry early this afternoon (2/20/2020) to show that he was the new head coach at Colorado.

When I looked up the IP address at the bottom of that changelist — 128.138.184.70 — I saw that it was a University of Colorado IP address. But later in the afternoon it was reported that Sarkisian was staying as the offensive coordinator at Alabama and getting a raise, so his Wikipedia entry was reverted about 2.5 hours later.

Awakened by the moon shine

The last two nights — January 6 and 7, 2020 — the moon shine has woken me up during the middle of the night.

Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes

And I'm trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low

And all the night’s magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush

Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance ...

The back roads from New Mexico to Colorado

This is a photo from the drive from Santa Fe, New Mexico north to Colorado, taking the back roads (Route 285) rather than the expressway. I took this photo in March, 2015.

Bad cellular reception in Colorado (Boulder, Broomfield, Louisville)

My old cellphone (an iPhone) just died, so I’ve been looking at cellphones, and also cellular carriers. Skipping the cellphone part of the story, cellular reception in Colorado is notoriously bad. I can barely make a phone call with AT&T in my apartment in Broomfield, CO, and I also have problems when I travel in Louisville and Boulder.

AT&T coverage in Colorado (map)

Today I finally found a good map to show the problem at OpenSignal.com. This first image shows their cellular coverage map for AT&T in my area:

ATT cellular coverage in Broomfield, Colorado

Overnight snow

I had to go to a physical therapy appointment early this morning in Louisville, Colorado, and one benefit of getting up early were some beautiful views of the overnight snow, clouds on one side of the sky, and sunshine on the other.

Happy New Year, 2020

It looks like this statue in Santa Fe is saying, “Woo-hoo, it’s a new year.”

A brief conversation with a Starbucks barista, somewhere in Colorado

Brief conversation with a Starbucks barista in whatever town I was just in:

“A grande coffee, please.”

“Room for cream?”

“Yes, an inch please.”

“An inch?”

“I won’t be offended if it’s more than that. I won’t drink it all.”

“Okay. Anything else?”

“I haven’t had caffeine in several months, so that should be more than enough.”

“Did you know that some people get sleepy when they have caffeine? I thought that was interesting.”

“Indeed.”

She leans in and whispers, “Don’t tell anyone, but honestly, I only like to drink coffee on the weekends, and then have deep conversations with friends.”

I lean in and quietly reply, “I like your style.”

~ December 18, 2018

Long drive from Kentucky to Colorado

Started the drive back to Colorado at 5:50am EST Tuesday in Kentucky. Waited out the morning’s nasty snowstorm with some old-timers and truckers at a McD’s in Georgetown, Indiana.

Got tired of waiting, so when the snow let up a little I got back in the car. Maneuvered through snow-and-ice induced wrecks between Corydon and Evansville. Wanted to kiss the ground when it finally got dry after 11am. Drove through the sunset in Kansas, then followed the truckers, the Moon, and stars across the rest of Kansas and Colorado, arrived home at 12:20am MST Wednesday. Looking forward to seeing if the mountains are white whenever I wake up.

A tub of applesauce exploded

A tub of applesauce exploded when I returned to higher altitude (driving back to Colorado from Kentucky). I’m always surprised when that doesn’t happen to my brain.

~ December 7, 2017

Boulder, Colorado in the 1800s - Very few trees

A lot of people don’t believe it when they come to the Boulder, Colorado area, but there were very few, if any, trees in Boulder and other towns like Louisville naturally. As you can see in this image from the 1800s, there are a few trees on the left side of the image, which is west, and closer to the mountains. Louisville, Colorado is east of here.

This image comes from the City of Boulder Facebook page.