A DAY IN MY LIFE: SEPTEMBER 14, 2017!
A day that starts in a hotel room in Denver, Colorado and ends back in my apartment in Los Angeles. I snuck in a last minute visit to the Clyfford Still Museum before flying back to Los Angeles and being babied with a free ride home and black cod made at home.
Good morning from Denver, Colorado! This is a fully documented day—you can see glimpses of Denver from the week I was there over here.
*Tired, but is committed to documenting* Was here for an intensive conference full of day-long workshops and today I head back to Los Angeles.
A view of Denver from in the downtown sky.
Feeling a little lazy, I want to fart around in bed since I really have nowhere to be.
In bed with my coffee enjoying some shameless iPhone games. *Shame free chilling*
Dark moody bathroom with the dark moody hotel shampoo. I wash my bangs.
Travel tubes, not enough lotion for me.
Slowly getting ready for the day.
Chaos from only a few days in this room.
Dressed for the day finally.
I’ve been wanting to eat at the cute restaurant in the hotel since I got here, but have resisted to try other Denver food the days before. So today is my chance.
To the lobby
Breakfast is served out in the living room lobby area.
Look at this beautiful masterpiece. Roasted veggies and mushrooms with a beautiful egg on top in a yummy green chili sauce.
Rich and delicious
Happy to try at least the breakfast menu.
Back to my room
Need to get this packing organized.
Ah, a beautifully packed bag.
Packed up and ready to head out.
I still have a few hours until my flight and I really wanted to sneak in a visit to the Clyfford Still Museum.
Driving through downtown Denver
“Don’t walk in this area at night…”
Made it! A little before they opened actually. Waited outside patiently…
A little about Clyfford Still. He was an Abstract Expressionist painter, working on large canvases with commercial paints like Jackson Pollock. Clyfford Still is a little lesser known but he’s important to art historians and his contemporaries, including Rothko.
The building itself is concrete and really beautiful.
I was the first visitor into the museum, but there were already school groups doing tours with the gallery teachers when I got upstairs.
So beautiful. Huge colorful canvases on the gray textured walls.
Some juicy details
Paints and pigments!
Children describing their interpretation of the abstract paintings was such a joy to eavesdrop on.
Clear painting storage. You could peek into storage and the conservation studio.
Called a Lyft
On the way to the airport. Everybody scared me about traffic out to the airport since it’s pretty far away from downtown Denver. But it was really a breeze.
Rocky Mountains in the distance
Sooo have you heard the conspiracy theories about the Denver airport? It’s all pretty suspicious. Firstly, this airport was opened in 1995 but was $2 billion over budget. It was also funded by the “New World Airport Commission” which isn’t real! Read more about the conspiracy here, it’s all fun I promise.
Relative to the size of Denver, it’s also just a giant airport. There’s theories that there are secret tunnels for government officials in times of disaster. Murals also point to the apocalyse. Coincidence?!!?
Trains between gates
Tornados?!!?! Never experienced one. Terrifying thinking of one. Ahh.
Walked past this and thought “I love Colon?”
Hungry for snacks, my greatest joy.
Waiting to board the flight, reading this article about the Denver Airport conspiracies (a different article than what I linked before), and eating my jerky.
Threw on my pretzel socks for warmth
Reading a friend’s script on a phone not ideal but hey do what you gotta do.
Got lucky with this weird seat that is where the aisle bends so I get some extra leg room.
Cozy and ready for take off
From Denver to Los Angeles
Yup, I’m back.
Sad LAX bathrooms
Out to the pick up zone
I’ve been gone a week, gotta alert Kiki I’m back.
My ride is here
Back to home!
Whenever Zach finds this beer he has to get it.
Denver really was lovely. I enjoy a good solo trip every once in a while, even if it’s for work.
LOVE WHEN ZACH DOES CHORES HE’S SO GOOD AT CHORES.
I got some pacakges while I was away.
Creams and soap for my eczema, an ongoing life struggle. And some lightweight pants from Uniqlo (and a tank top) for my trip to Southeast Asia.
Hmm, should I unpack? Meh.
Much needed change to loungewear.
Charging up batteries
No shame I love snacks more than life
Dealing with some photo transfer and backing up photos.
The light is changing in my work room, the photos slowly moving from memory card to hard drive.
Tweedy got a bath.
He’s a monster
Sunset in the neighborhood, I get in more comfy clothes.
Zach promised a homecooked welcome back dinner so I’ll loiter around and not help him as he fulfills that promise.
Miso cod, kale, and some sake.
Broad City is back.
Kiki and Ders came by to drop off precious Peanut. They are out of town for the weekend so I get the joy of watching her.
I want Peanut to love me but she insists on sitting on Zach
Peanut has to be touching you and it’s the best.
Sufi ignoring me
Unpacking my toiletries
Followed me into the bathroom
What a life
Pooped but I have three dogs with me so it’s great.
Just freaking myself out about leeches cuz I can.
Bed just around 11pm.
Good night world!
(I hope it isn’t the worst to get this post when I’m also eager to share about my trip to Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Just playing a bit of catch up!)
Much love friends.