Ten years ago today, on April 26th, 1995, the Rockies christened Coors Field in dramatic fashion with 14th inning, 2 run home run off the bat of Dante Bichette to beat the New York Mets 11-9, and that was just a precusor to the fireworks that were to come. I have had the privilege of watching hundreds of games in baseball's most exciting ballpark, including the first snow-out, Opening Days (1996-2000 & 2005), and the 1998 All-Star Game. While the Rockies have been consistently mediocre over their 13 year history, Coors Field is easily the best venue I've ever been in to watch a baseball game. To quote Dan Lucero from Up In The Rockies, "I wouldn’t trade our jewel in LoDo for all the “winning” ballparks in the league." Photos from my many trips to Coors Field are in the Rockies section of my photo page.
Thursday, April 21, 2005 2:46 PM
One of the last major pieces of the cleanup at Rocky Flats was completed on Tuesday when the last shipment of transuranic waste left for the Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP) in Carlsbad, NM. I approach these milestones with mixed emotions as it is sad to see the end of a place where three generations of my family have worked, but at the same time we are making the site safe for the millions of people in the Denver metro area. Not that long from now I will begin my transition away from working for Rocky Flats and start a new phase in my life. More about the shipment in the Denver Post.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 12:34 PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 4:31 PM
Monday, April 18, 2005 11:01 AM
This past weekend I went to Buffalo for Andrea's Barrister's Ball. I flew out on Thursday afternoon. After arriving, we headed back to her apartment where her friend Jamie met us for dinner so they could finish the 2005-06 Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) budget.
On Friday we mostly hung out and ran errands during the day. While we were dropping off the PAD budget, we ran into Andrea's favorite professor, Professor French, and ended up talking to her for the better part of an hour about Colorado politics and the University of Colorado since Professor French had been at CU before going to UB. Friday night Andrea hosted a pasta party for PAD and had a number of friends over.
On Saturday we got up and went driving around the Canadian side of the border. We drove up to Niagara-on-the-Lake where we stopped to get some more British chocolates for my parents and myself. I also collected some water from Lake Ontario for the baptismal faunt at church. Following that, we drove back along the Niagara Parkway all the way to Fort Erie before we drove back over the Peace Bridge to Buffalo. Saturday night was the Barrister's Ball at the Statler Towers in downtown Buffalo. It was a good time and we danced the night away with a bunch of Andrea's friends.
Sunday we slept in and then had breakfast before I had to head back to Denver. Photos from the weekend are on my photo page.
Saturday, April 9, 2005 10:04 PM
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 10:03 AM
Would someone please tell me where the sign on my car that says, "Please Hit Me," is? Last night I came out of the Mercury Cafe to find that the car who had been parked in front of me had backed into my bumper on the way out. So I ended up needing to get a police report for the hit and run and I got home a lot later than I would have liked. Luckily the damage is not bad and it looks like it will just require a sand and repaint, but this is still getting irritating. Why can't people take responsibility for their actions when they do something like this?