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Roadhouse Boulder Depot and a Weaverville Wedding!

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Hello from beautiful Colorado, my lovelies!  I bet you’ve been wondering what we’ve been up to, as we haven’t posted a blog in a while. Well there’s a couple of really good reasons for that.
So, I’d like to start this one out by asking all of you to join me in giving very enthusiastic congratulations to Amanda Rodriguez and Amber Hartsburg from our Weaverville, NC crew – who finally got their wagons hitched earlier this month!  Though I’m bummed I couldn’t make it out to their wedding, I will be heading up to visit them in a couple of weeks on my ultimate summer road trip of awesome, at which point, I promise loads of pictures! More on that later.

(!!! The HartRods !!!)
Additionally, as many of you may or may not know, Allie, Brea and I are involved in the Society for Creative Anachronism, which is basically a fancy way of saying we all like to dress up in Medieval garb and spend time in the woods reenacting simpler historical times (which is completely subjective, of course). As such …

Denver Comic Con Adventure Edition - Red Square Bistro + Vodka Bar

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Before we I get started with the story-telling bit: here's a video which hits the highlights of our adventures throughout the day:

It's a bit longer than previous videos - but that's what special editions are for!
Now then.  For all of you less lazy sorts. Let me just tell you that I was reluctant to join Brea for such a long day of adventure in the big city (if you consider Denver a big city). Not only did we plan to attend several Comic Con panels and thoroughly enjoy the wonders of Con - all while wearing costumes - we also planned to carry out our weekly #52WeeksfromBoring meal and THEN go to the symphony (Because they played ZELDA - and who in their right mind would say no to THAT?)! Needless to say - Brea's charm finally won out and I agreed to an action packed day! Here we are presenting the empty Convention center to all of you because we were some of the first to be let in.

Brea is the Scarlet Witch (from the movie, not the comic…

Stoney Knob Cafe in Weaverville

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The 52 Weeks from Boring Weaverville crew met up at the infamously eclectic Stoney Knob Cafe for Sunday brunch! Stoney Knob is a Greek/Mediterranean/American fusion restaurant, and their decor is out of this world awesome and weird!


There are 3 rooms that all have a different vibe: The Diner is all pink and pop culture with a Wonder Woman painting and other 70's icons. Not to mention the GIANT mermaid ceiling painting! 


The Mediterranean (or "Saints and Sinners") Room features a big skylight with all kinds of glittering, dangly bling. There are also faux taxidermied zebra heads and giant squid wall decals.


The Red Room, where we were seated, is covered with bizarre religious iconography from around the world. The lighting is low, and the walls are my FAVORITE shade of red!


Our crew was a bit bigger this time with Amber, Jay, IPoM (International Person of Mystery), Cristhian, and myself. We talked about the recently released Wonder Woman movie, superhero flicks in gener…

bd's Mongolian Grill in Denver, CO

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It's that time of week again, my lovelies!

This week's adventure was a casual lunch date with Brea, Allie and our friend, Cat, at one of our favorite digs: bd's Mongolian Grill in Denver, CO!


Here's a short video (1:50) which covers all the highlights in case you are too busy to read!


Though this outing wasn't as adventurous as we generally aim for, the 52 Weeks crew was struggling to find time to get together. So we settled on a tried and true favorite: Mongolian Grill! There are a few restaurants that provide Mongolian Grill in the Denver area, but bd's on Wazee is the most centrally located and highly recommended!

From the moment I showed up, I found myself ushered easily to the bar where I was handed an absolutely LOADED list of wines, draft beers, and hand-crafted cocktails. Absolutely my sorta casual day out on the town! The cocktails were delicious and cheap and the bartender was attentive (attractive) and smarmy - which is also my favorite sort!

When th…