posts related to the state of colorado

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.

Starry Night Over Santa Fe alvin October 3, 2017 - 6:21pm

This is a small image of a painting I bought a few years ago in Santa Fe, New Mexico, called “Starry Night Over Santa Fe.”

Rob Lowe and addiction alvin September 30, 2017 - 12:06pm

UCHealth — otherwise known as the place that treats me for mast cell activation disease — has a nice article about Rob Lowe and addiction.

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.

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.