As of today, I will have lived in Colorado for ten days. Yes, you heard me right! It honestly feels as if it's been much longer. I apparently had the bright idea of composing this post on my phone half asleep last night. I woke up this morning to it all typed out on the notepad on my phone. I vaguely remember writing it, but it does do a good job at summing up a few things I've picked up here in the Rocky Mountain state.
1. Everyone is OBSESSED with the Broncos. I swear, we walked around the mall on Sunday and almost every person I came in contact with had some kind of Bronco garb on. But I honestly don't blame them. The Bronco's kick ass. Did you not see the game against New England?! Yeah, I guess I'm into football now, who knew?
2. It's hard to find a Colorado native. Most people are transplants, like me. No joke, I've already met five people that are either from Michigan, know where my hometown is or knows someone from the good old Mitten.
3. Colorado has the most amazing sunrises and sunsets. Yes, I know both because I see the sun rise over downtown Denver as I drive to work and see the sun set behind the mountains as I'm driving home.
4. CO-470 (the expressway I take to work) at 6:45 a.m. is never a good idea. But 7 a.m. on 470 is not as terrible. It's amazing the difference 15 minutes makes. The good thing about the traffic is that I can sit and ogle at the amazing sunrises and sunsets.
Note to Mom: I pinky promise any picture I take I'm seriously just sitting there, not moving at all. Don't text/Snapchat/Instagram/Tweet/Facebook and drive, kids.
5. If you get lost, always know that the mountains are west... And then plug an address into your GPS. Technology is here for a reason.
6. THE RED WINGS WILL FOREVER AND ALWAYS BE BETTER THAN THE AVES.
7. Snow ~sublimates~ here. It could snow five inches at night and by lunch the next day, it's melted. Bye-bye, SLUSH!
8. It's December 9th and it was almost 70 degrees out today. And here I thought Michigan weather was weird. I'm not complaining at all; between the snow doing it's cool science ~sublimation~, the weather being nice and warm and the sun constantly shining, I'm one happy girl.
9. Getting used to the elevation takes a few days. My first time running out here was not a pretty sight. I guarantee that you've never seen a face so red. If you really need a visual, think about your little anger emoji guy that's red in the face.
10. I absolutely, without a doubt, love it out here.