Today “the ladies” (aka, my mother, my sister and myself) cycled 18 miles to Basalt. Gorgeous views, sunny skies and sore butts ensued. It was the bomb diggity. In the meantime, Taryn (my other sis) was picked up from the a-port. At the mo, we’re all relaxin (reading, napping, checking emails, etc…) while the big M whips together a delicious home-cooked meal.
Yesterday we hoola-hooped atop Aspen Mountain. It was…enjoyable.
More snaps from Ashcroft and Aspen.
Why am I afraid of ghosts, when I know they don’t exist? If only they (they, as in, those things that don’t exist) were adorable ghosts, preferably made out of frosting. Then they wouldn’t be so scary. Thing is, I think my fear is also inherently tied to the fact that I am genuinely afraid of the dark. And that’s where the ghosts always like to hang out. Because they’re sneaky like that.
Rouge Against the Machine…
when in doubt, dazzle with pretty sounds and lights.
In light of tomorrow’s big hike (Cathedral Lake, a total of about 7 miles) we decided to take it easy today. We slept in, chatted, drank some coffee, lollygagged for a bit and then eventually made our way into town to visit the pharmacy (for some powerful sunscreen, floss and other essentials). After that, we picked up some delicious sandwiches from Aspen’s “Grateful Deli” to lunch on alfresco at the Ashcroft ghost town while mom took a brisk bike ride.
After making our way to Ashcroft (and enjoying a tasty lunch), Alex and I explored the interesting and creepy little ghost town. Here are some snaps.
WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Not exactly. My mother picked the name out of a book; however, Ariana (Latin for Ariadne), in Greek mythology, was Dionysus’ wife (Dionysus, as everyone knows, is the coolest god - the god of wine and revelry). Mom is a big history buff, so the name’s historical significance is fitting.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
I can’t really remember. Some time in the recent past (a few days at least) over a movie or commercial or something silly like that. No real crying for me for at least a month or so (I think).
DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Love my handwriting. Other people? Not so much. It’s pretty difficult to understand.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
No. Just brothers and stepfathers.
IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Of course! As long as when “we” met I was in an outgoing mood.
DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yep. They’re perpetually causing problems but I hate surgery. And they aren’t too much of a hassle.
WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
I’d definitely be willing to give it a shot. But skydiving I will NEVER do.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Well, it depends. I have strong convictions. And physically I’m capable of being very strong. I do lack strength, however, in being able to control my emotions.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
French vanilla. With chocolate sprinkles and strawberries.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
How genuine and friendly they are. I can detect false airs relatively quickly.
RED OR PINK?
WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Brown (flippy floppys).
WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
A delicious ham, american cheese and avocado sandwich from the ungrateful deli in Aspen.
WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Kelly green, pink or canary yellow.
Fabric softener, Armani cologne, fresh linen, strawberries, freshly washed hair.
WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Robert Bailey — about a potential internship.
FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Basketball, tennis (especially rafa nadal), soccer (major tournaments).
Most colors - variations of red, brown and blonde (ha).
Most colors. But I am especially fond of that rare and stunning honey brown that you don’t see very often.
DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Sushi. And Sandwiches (with chips…always with chips).
SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
27 Dresses — I know. But you can’t judge me for wanting to watch James Marsden late at night.
WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
SUMMER OR WINTER?
Depends on where I am. Let’s compromise with fall (LOVE fall).
HUGS OR KISSES?
Chocolate soufflé with vanilla ice cream. Sinful.
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Anna Karenina. Summer is meant for epic Russian novels (last summer was Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment).
WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
Who owns a mouse pad? If I had one (which I don’t) it would probably feature Bret and Jemaine.
WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
The Hills and The City…so what?
Rain, trees rustled by the wind, waves, soothing violin/piano, Colin Smith’s voice…
ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Italy, although I am determined to change that.
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I have no idea.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Absolutely fantastic. Justin Long has also gone up a level.