Saturday, December 22, 2007

right at home


right at home, originally uploaded by boxersiciliano.

well, it is official...i am beginning to acclimate to the temperature here in boulder...ok, not totally, but I find myself coming down from the mountain and feeling like 30 degrees is warm...you know, relative to the 10 degrees up at the mountain...although, with the short hair, i do get colder faster now so i have to wear a balclava on my head under my helmet when teaching..for those of you who don't know what that is...and I may have spelled it wrong, but it is basically what terrorists wear except i use it to keep warm..you know, you can only see my eyes...

yesterday coming down the mountain i had another Shawshank moment...i got stuck in a "traffic jam"...well, here is the scenario...It is snowing heavily in the "canyon" as the locals refer to it, and I am driving slow and we come to a complete stop for about a 1/2 hour...well in my mind i began to laugh a bit..here I am in traffic on a beautiful mountain road while it is snowing..now this is a two lane road so there is no one next to me like there would be on the damn 405..no..just a line of cars waiting patiently in the snow...well, i sat and read my book and waited until we began to move...the reason for the jam was that the RTD bus, which is the Greyhound type bus from Boulder to the mountain, had slid into a ditch and jammed the road up...first off...so much for taking the bus. I decided right there and then that I really need a good vehicle..second, as I drove through that spot, it just put it all into perspective...this was the traffic jam that everyone would talk about tomorrow...so it took me an hour to get home instead of 1/2 hour...big freekin deal!!! I guess it is all relative these days here in boulder and colorado...I have been consistently meeting really cool people at the mountain who I now work with on a daily basis and they are all so stoked to be here and skiing and working...i don't get phone calls all day, i get to ski and I get to be home by 4 or 4:30 at the latest...well, unless the traffic is horrible of course...I still laugh to myself a bit at times as I drive away from the mountain in the snow wearing my boots and ski gear and trying my best to act like a mountain man who is used to driving in the snow...it still seems a bit dreamy..a bit surreal..when I think of the ability to change my live and how real it actually is..it really excites the mind and makes me feel so alive...I really miss my tribe in LA..my dad, my sis, swirly, gus, Sophia, Mike S., really too many to mention, but I also know that they are still with me and I realize that my life is so calm here...not to say that there aren't moments when i stress or worry a bit..that is normal, but overall, it just feels right.

two days ago i wandered around with a resume and went to a few restaurants to apply for bartending jobs...what a trip...the last time I worked in a bar was in 1999 it think...i swore I wouldn't do it again, but here it just feels like part of my current lifestyle...it seems ok...maybe because i'm not a "starving actor"? which is funny cause here, the people who work in restaurants are not actors...most likely they are skiiers...so i guess i fit right in eh?

a quick update...the house on the lake did not work out in the last minute for very good reasons of which I will not go into right now, but let's just say it came to a point where i had to be ruthless with myself and i had to not allow it into my life of which I have tried so hard to do by moving here..which is, I will not go down any roads that don't feel good and this did not feel good financially in the end...I am sure that something better is right around the corner....

ps...if you ever wanted to shave your head..be a man or woman...do it...it is the best feeling in the world...

what a year...2007...

i am going to Target now...to xmas shop...

3 comments:

babbo said...

Well, it sure is a different scene, but I know you're happy, and that makes me glad. But it's not the same without you here son.

Justin Davis Davanzo said...

Babbo!!!! I am so happy you are officially on here!!! i love being able to share this with you...i miss you tons and it is not the same without being able to see you every day. I booked you an awesome room for the 9th tonight at the Boulderado Hotel...it will be fun to show you around and hang.....i love you.

Swirly said...

It is wild to think about how different your life is in Boulder now. What a contrast. It sounds like everything is flowing wonderfully for you, and this is a beautiful thing to witness. We miss you!