Two hotels and an apartment

On this day a few years ago, when I first moved to Colorado, I was living in two hotels and an apartment, a by-product of moving here from Alaska, with all of my belongings in my car. (Little did I know it, but I would move again a month later.)

And to all a good night alvin October 4, 2017 - 6:17pm

And to all a good night ... a photo of a sunset over the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado, October 4, 2012.

Mike Klis Twitter DM gone bad alvin September 2, 2017 - 1:22pm

Wow, so a local sports news guy named Mike Klis tweeted, “Don’t confirm to Nicki,” then deleted that tweet and wrote this tweet, confirming that he meant to write that as a DM but made it a tweet instead, thereby shooting himself in the foot twice. interview with Alfred Williams has this great interview with Alfred Williams. He’s a former football player who played at the University of Colorado, and then played for the Broncos at the end of his career, helping them win two Super Bowls. These days he’s on the radio, and he’s great to listen to in the afternoon. He seems like a really nice guy, and I’ve wondered how he gets along with his radio partner, who occasionally doesn’t seem like a nice guy, and the article touches on that.

Bad cellular reception in Colorado (Boulder, Broomfield, Louisville) alvin August 27, 2017 - 9:15pm

My cellphone 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

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

ATT cellular coverage in Broomfield, Colorado

Some people in Colorado crack me up alvin August 10, 2017 - 6:43pm

Some people in Colorado crack me up. A recent conversation:

Me: Yada yada yada, I have an autoimmune disease.

Other: You should try marijuana.

Honey badger don’t care (University of Colorado edition) alvin August 2, 2017 - 2:36pm

Apparently there’s a honey badger roaming around the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. For more information, see the