Five reasons to see an NBA game

I recently attended a Minnesota Timberwolves game and realized I should attend more professional basketball games while I have the chance. You should too! The games are fun to watch (even if the team isn’t having their best season) and you can meet new people and have a fun night out. Even if you go to a game only once a year, here are five reasons why you should attend a basketball game. Continue reading

Staying the course

The past month has been a learning experience. One thing that continues to come to mind is the value of persistence. I see what changes when someone gives up and when someone continues to work towards their goal. Here is a snippet from Jeffery Gitomer’s website about a chapter in the book Think Grow Rich. I never had any intention of reading this book before, but now have it on my list because of this great information. Continue reading

You learn something new everyday

Over the weekend I discovered a really interesting radio show. The show talked about using proper nutrition to keep your brain healthy. Their guest was William J. Walsh, PhD, and he shared information that completely blew my mind.

There are 5 different kinds of depression. I always thought depression was low serotonin. He says these types are completely different. Some may be low in serotonin, but others are not and will need a completely different therapy. Continue reading

How my miserable cold turned into something great

Well winter, you got me. I have a cold and it is not easy. I am away from the comforts of home during this training and wish I could have some homemade chicken soup. Make that homemade green chile chicken soup.

I was finally able to make it to Walgreens for some cold medicine, tea, and tissues. Thankfully, one of my coworkers was nice enough to drive me to the store. What a difference some simple items can make! I’m not over the cold but boy do I feel better.

And now, the benefits of being sick: Mindlessly scrolling through Facebook because you’re too sick to read a book. Result? Discovering that an amazing Continue reading

Orange you glad to see me?

This is my first pancake day in years where I have not had a pancake. Something is wrong with this picture.

As many of you know, the super bowl was over the weekend and Broncos won! Having married into a Bronco family, I am happy with the result. It was a fun game to watch and I am happy for our QB.

I have started hot yoga and boy is it rough. I keep switching opinions on whether I like this or not. Day 1, loved it. Day 2, I had to convince myself to finish the class. I did not want to be in that hot, humid room. I’ve decided that hot yoga is basically a sour patch kid (sour, then sweet). It is nice to warm up in a hot yoga room after a cold day in Minnesota, but I am still adjusting to the heat. Mind you, I grew up in the dry air of New Mexico, so humidity and I are just getting to know each other. However, I do enjoy yoga, so I will keep going to class. Maybe I’ll be converted by May.

In other news: On Friday I made my first sale! Hooray! It was great to be able to speak with a huge soccer fan who was excited for the opportunity. I can’t wait to speak with more people like her. Her enthusiasm reminded me why I chose to work in sports. It is so great to make someone’s day and see them smile (or in this case, hear their smile).


My visit to a little known theater

Today we all got the news that Phil didn’t see his shadow this morning. Winter haters rejoice and ski bums are well, bummed. I don’t have much of an opinion this year. I am waiting patiently to begin mountain biking again.

Over the weekend, I saw a showing at Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis. I saw, The a Trump Who Stole Christmas. I was so excited! I first discovered BNW while reading Amy Pohler’s book, Yes Please. I remember thinking about how cool it would be to see this theater in person. Simply because of how much this place helped Amy grow. I decided I would want to visit this place in the next five years. Little did I realize, it would be the next 5 months!


The show was so funny and I was amazed at the group’s improv ability. I stood in the theater completely amazed that I was here. There have been so many talented people to come through the doors. I am so grateful to have been able to see this place.

I have always looked up to women who pushed barriers. Strong women I look up to as role models (even when they say crazy jokes!). I was probably annoying my fellow attendees with my awe but it was so great to be there. It made me think about those quotes that say, “what you think, you become.” I never would have guessed that while reading Amy’s book, I would be setting the groundwork to be where I am now. That’s kind of crazy to say or think about. But I still am in awe that I was able to full fill my goal of attending a show at BNW. And not only that, but I’m going through their improv training! How cool is that?! More to come on that experience.

The land of spicy bell peppers

I have arrived in Minnesota and have begun settling in to my temporary home. I have already realized that hockey runs in the local’s blood. I enjoyed watching the locals play hockey at the park. It looks like there is a lot of skill involved.

I decided to ship the majority of my “snow” clothes since the forecast wasn’t too bad. I was a bit concerned when the temperature was -20 degrees Fahrenheit last week. However, it looks like the high should stay in the 30s. Once my package arrives, I will be ready for the Minnesota cold. Continue reading


It looks like I’m moving again. This time it’s only for a few months. The move is work related and for training. I’m going by myself and will really miss my hubby and dog. Luckily we live in the day and age of face time, texts, and Facebook.

I am actually really happy to live in this time period. I saw the movie, The Revenant and started to be so happy for my life. I am so thankful for electricity, warmth, cars, and food. Hopefully I never encounter a grizzly bear because I will not survive that attack. The views in this movie were beautiful and made me appreciate how beautiful our land is in this country. It made me want to plan a hike (in the summer) so I can see these views in person.

So for now I am packing and getting ready to live in below zero temperatures again. I’m also going to go skiing for what may be my last chance this season. It will be nice to escape the inversion.

I’m going to miss the Wasatch.

Movie time!

I saw the new Star Wars movie and have to say, I liked it! Now, this is coming from someone who saw a couple of the prequels a long time ago. The kid I was babysitting wanted to watch the movies and I don’t really remember anything. Mostly I just remember a kid in the desert who is really good at racing and eventually becomes Darth Vader. Anyway, I really liked that in the newest film there was a female hero who could hold her own. I think she will be a good role model for girls. Hopefully she doesn’t become a bad character.  Continue reading

Getting back into the swing of things

I am really excited today because I practiced yoga without any neck pain. Hooray! Last year my resolution was to practice yoga everyday. I actually stuck to that resolution until my injury.

Now that I am back on the mat, I am happy but so not where I used to be. And that’s okay. I’m back to a beginner level and have lost my flexibility in certain poses. But I just have to keep practicing and I will eventually get back to my former level. Continue reading