Mile High Summer
August 1, 2011 Leave a comment
If you’re like me and aren’t taking a vacation this summer, there’s plenty of fun to be had right here in Denver.
This weekend, I had a blast meeting George R. R. Martin at the Tattered Cover, along with 600 other fans. In his remarks before the signing, he admitted that Tyrion was his favorite character and that Bran was the hardest to write because of the difficulty of writing from the point of view of a young child. No word on whether he’s heard my secret prayers to kill off Sansa Stark. The good people at Tattered Cover were great at keeping the lines moving while smiling and chatting with fans. There are some more great events planned this month at Tattered Cover, so be sure to check them out.
I also hung out at the Denver Zoo for their “Colorado Proud” Date Night event. I dined on local foodstuffs, including wine pairings by Monkey Theorum wines. I was also accosted by one of the zoo’s wandering peacocks, who walked around our table several times before settling down to the side of my chair to watch me eat. Perhaps he thought my purple hair was a sign that we are distantly related. I highly recommend the zoo’s date night series. The food is delicious, and hitting the zoo during the evening is a great way to beat the heat and the crowds.
This week, I’m planning on attending the “Mucho Mojo” event put on by the Denver Public Library’s Fresh City Life. If you’ve ever wanted to create your own mojo bag to ward off creatures of the night, then you should stop by the event on Thursday.