Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Spring!

Behold the season's first bloom on my porch geranium plant. Though it seems Denver never really had a winter - just enough for me to make one snowman, actually - I'm happy to see spring arrive. New beginnings and all that crap.

Speaking of which, I'm pondering a move to Boulder later this year which both excites and scares me. When you mention this to the locals, you get extreme reactions: "Ooooh, I LOVE Boulder!" or "The Republic of Boulder, eh? Hope you like snobby hippies."

I love Denver with all my heart but am craving life in a smaller community. (It was just named one of the 'Best Places to Retire' though I don't think I - or anyone else right now - will be doing that anytime soon.)

Actually, because Boulder has one of the highest concentrations of educated people - most of them also running marathons, climbing mountains and skiing black diamonds with casual ease - my biggest fear is that I am neither sharp enough nor tough enough to qualify for citizenship. It's all a bit intimidating.

Also, I've got a great life here in Denver and even though it is just 26 miles down Hwy 36, Boulder feels like a world away. It's comparable to the 'bridge mentality' of the Bay Area; though it's just one bridge span between San Francisco and the East Bay, they are like night and day. (Or freezing and balmy, as the case may be.)

Dunno. But I better make up my mind soon. Landlord has just asked me to sign another year-long lease ....

7 comments:

hubs said...

Computer models are predicting between 1 and 3 feet of snow on monday or tuesday

ClizBiz said...

YAY!!

God, I'm fickle.

Anonymous said...

what about back to SF?

Kath said...

I'll help ya move :-)

Fang Bastardson said...

"The Republic of Boulder, eh? Hope you like snobby hippies."

Sounds exactly like our little snot-hole academic town.

I hope this has helped...

hotdrwife said...

Well, wherever you go, you know you have a place to land here whenever need be.

Secondly, if hubs is right, he's made me one very happy girl. (That is until I'm trying to stay out of the way of those folks who have balding tires and can't navigate the snowy roads .... aaah, Colorado!)

brightsong said...

Hmmm - well thats exciting because I love to visit Boulder. And I love to visit you! But....well, there isn'at a lot of diversity there. Did you see my twitter about the Amazing African Music Ensemble I saw from Boulder yesterday. All White. All Granola. All the time. But they were REALLY REALLY good. So, maybe its not that important. Great lifestyle, good restaurants, expensive. Cold creeks for rafting! keep us posted.