Saturday, June 27, 2009

Meet Yachiru

So today, almost exactly a month after I got her as a gift, I took my new kite out for a spin. You see, the weather is either Tornadic, or it is beautiful and calm. Neither of those are great for kite flying. Today, I managed to get home from work in time for a storm to be rolling in, which of course, brings the wind. A little. A teeny tiny bit. Minutely. But enough.

So I drove to the nearest park, and it was crowded, and I mean Brett Michaels backstage crowded, with little kids and fat soccer moms and maybe 4 or 5 birthday parties. Needless to say, I bypassed that park and went to the next closest. It's a beautiful park with plenty of green grass, (which this Carolinian transplant is glad to feel under her toes), and a little jungle gym. I parked the car and pulled out my little kite (Kenny is still recovering from some injuries-- I need to get those taken care of because he is fun to fly as well) and walked on the cool grass, the breeze flapping my ponytail lazily in the wind. I took the time to unravel her, so happy that there was seemingly enough of a breeze to help pick up this little kite, and I put her little cross pieces together, and I walked to the end of the string.

And then I stood there. No wind. I waited. Ooh, a small gust! I picked her up and away she went, Whooosh!!! I managed to get a left twist out of her, and then right twist to unravel her twist, and then she lazily headed back to the ground, as if to say "enough of this. I'm going to sit a while." Sigh. I waited a while, and I mean maybe 10 minutes, and tried several times to no avail. Denver Colorado just doesn't offer beach wind like I'm used to.

So that got me to thinking. I named my other kite Kenpachi Zaraki after the 11th Court Guard Squad Captain from the series Bleach. He is tough, likes to fight, and enjoys challenge. His real power is hidden behind his eye patch, and he really only likes to fight if it's fun. That pretty much describes my big kite, because it took me some time to get good enough to control him, and every once in a while, he would just take off, almost lifting me off the ground. That's real power there.

He has a Lieutenant, and her name is Yachiru Kusajishi. She and Kenny have been pals since the beginning. She is small, cute, easy going, stubborn, and has no sense of direction. From my experience, my little kite pretty much fits that description perfectly. When I get her off the ground, she'll fight for a minute, or lose track of where the wind is supposed to be coming from, and then give up and lazily float to the ground, making me walk all the way over to her, flip her over, and try again.

So Kenny and Yachiru are together now, and while Kenny's string is broken, I'll be fixing that shortly, and if I can get some wind that wont destroy a tree, I can fly my kites.

Friday, June 26, 2009

What I did today:

Today I went for a drive. I was bored and tired of sitting in front of the computer looking at the mountain wishing I was there. So I went there. Here are some pics from my journey:

I know they are kinda blurry, but I was going 55 mph through windy mountain highways...

I also didn't take a lot of photos because I kinda just wanted to take it in. I just didn't feel like documenting all of it. Plus I kinda want to keep where I want to myself, because it was a cool drive, and it might just be my motorcycle getaway someday. :)

My windows were down, I was blasting Tori this time, not U2, and it was a perfect day.

If you click on this picture and look really close, you can see the city of Denver in the distance. It was so great.


Thursday, June 18, 2009


This is only the beginning of the lightning storm. I think it's going to head north and miss my direct line of view, but here are some photos for you to enjoy. PLEASE click on them to make them bigger because you can't see the point of the photo without. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Me, original, and the amazing Rick Lee

Ladies and gentlemen, Rick Lee showed me how it's done.

Check this out.The Original ^Rick Lee ^
Mine edited ^

Rick Lee made everything beautiful. :D He kicks a massive amount of ass. He made the sky more blue and my hair more red. Wish I could do that in real life. But that is how a real pro does it. I hope to one day be that good.

I asked the original photographer to turn in his version to compare to how bad I suck as well, and he has yet to send me his submission. We shall wait on pins and needles to see his verison (he'll probably make me green and give me a mustache because I have a dinosaur of his held hostage in my basement....).

Sunday, June 07, 2009

What I did today:

Yeah, it's exactly what it looks like.

(it hailed a shit ton as well.)