By the way, I'm selling my car, so if anyone in the greater Denver area is interested, or knows someone that is, here is the ad:

Mark and I are going to book our airline tix to Buenos Aires this weekend, along with our apartment. There are a couple of websites that have affordable places to live; rental rates in BA are par for the course if you're coming from CO. I'm sure people from NYC/LA/Chicago would think it's cheap as chips to live down there. Basically, something less than half the size of my current apartment in Denver runs about half the price including utilities. So, pretty average. We're looking for something very cheap, even though it will be tiny as a closet. Because hey, it's a place to live, and it's fucking Buenos Aires, Argentina (!), and we will need to be frugal little bees on this trip. Luckily, the exchange rate is still very favorable (for now) so everything else will be cheap. I couldn't be more excited about it!

Saturdays are so great. I absolutely work for the weekend these days. Having basically stopped caring about my job, it's all I can do to make it through the M-F grind. Looking forward to November...


I have come to realize how very basically my body responds to stress. Immediately, my fight or flight responses kick in at the first sign of an adverse situation. Heart beats rapidly, almost to the point that I feel like I may go into cardiac arrest (admittedly, not very adaptive). My sweat glands overreact as well. Within minutes, I can feel the sweat beads threaten to drip down the underside of my arm (since switching to deoderant purchased at Whole Foods, I am very aware of just how productive those armpit glands really are. ew, i know, sorry). I also feel an extreme rise in my body temperature.

Really, are we that unlike the animals that roam the earth seeking gratification to their most primal urges?

Random thoughts at work (I just kicked out one of my least favorite clients; hence, the stress, and the biology rant about bodily function)



So the DNC is happening this week. In my city. Thanks. Now I can't drive to the library to pick up the book that is on hold because there will be absolutely no parking available. I also can't ride my bike through downtown bc apparently I could have bombs strapped on my spokes or something.

On the plus side, Denver wasn't chosen for the RNC. I'm pretty certain I would leave town if things would have gone differently. Only because I wouldn't trust myself not to put bombs on my spokes and ride maniacally into a cluster fuck of conservatives.

Don't quote me on that though.

In other news, I get paid Friday. At the end of each month I find myself dangerously close to having to live in a van down by the river.