Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Denver, Day 4

This morning, I headed out to the Colorado State Capitol building because my boss suggested that I go find the Mile High Marker. It shows that you’re officially a mile above sea level. Fortunately, it wasn’t too far of a walk. I got there around the time that the sun was rising and the building was really pretty against the morning light. I was expecting a large marker, something prominent, but didn’t see anything obvious. I even walked around the perimeter of the building and asked a few people. Finally, a maintenance guy pointed at the stairs, “The marker is right there.” Huh? There’s nothing there. Oh wait. He’s pointing at these bronze circles and “One Mile Above Sea Level” engraved right into the stairs. I thought it was funny where the markers were because that’s where I started out this morning. They were right in front of me! The view with the obelisk is with my back to the state capitol.

Apparently, Denver has brown squirrels. Not grey OR black. Well, I guess technically, they are grey and brown, rather than grey and white like what I'm used to.

I started out with my high heeled boots this morning, thinking that I could make it through another day with them. I didn’t even make it to 9 AM. I promptly changed into sneakers after my visit to the Capitol building. Best decision I made today.

I went to some sessions today- something about health disparities and another about accreditation. When I wandered back up to my organization’s booth, my co-workers asked me if I had gotten my flu shot yet. Uhhh, flu shot? Mmm, no. Not really a fan of shots. “Well, Tina, it’s a needle-free free flu shot.” Really? Ok. Needle-free and free totally sold me. I felt kinda stuck anyway. I can't really say that I'm afraid of needles when the shot is needle-free. The lady that was a few people in front of me jumped when the vaccine was administered which kinda freaked me out, but it really just felt like a rubber band snapping against my arm. The needle-free vaccine is made by PharmaJet and if you’re wondering about how the vaccine gets in you without the needle: “The spring-operated injector delivers the vaccine by means of a narrow, high velocity fluid jet, which penetrates the skin in less than half a second." Ah, technology.

It snowed today. No joke. Nothing heavy, but snow in November isn’t something that I’m used to. My boss texted me while I was watching NCIS, saying that it took her an hour to get home. There was 2 inches of snow on the ground where she is. Yikes!

Dinner tonight: Arby’s roast beef sandwich and Pinkberry frozen yogurt. We don’t have Pinkberry at home, and I didn’t want to miss out. I got Original with caramel sauce and brownie bits. Yummm!


Felicity said...

Well, hello Mr. Squirrel.

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