Elitch Gardens Fright Fest: The Daylight Edition

posted by Zakary on October 9, 2015

Sometimes you just have to say Screw It and go to the amusement park (even when you are supposed to be packing and painting and cleaning your house because you are listing it to sell).


Elitch Gardens invited us to check out the Fright Fest that is taking place every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through November 1st. They have two parts: Family By Day and Fright By Night. Fright By Night has haunted houses and apparently at night they have employees dressed up as zombies and they jump out and scare you and NO THANK YOU SIR. I will give you one guess which part we went to because Troy’s mother is afraid of the dark.

Untitled Family By Day runs 12pm to 5pm on Sat/Sun and kids can enjoy Free Candy on the Trick or Treat Trail, participate in a costume contest, make Haloween crafts, and partake in several Halloween themed interactive challenges without having the crap scared out of their mother. Untitled


UntitledUntitledUntitled We rode the KiddieLand roller coaster five times and that was about four times too many for me.Untitled

Seriously, this ride for two year olds made me kind of sick for the rest of the day. Getting old blows.

Untitled   To review, Elitch Gardens is wicked fun, I scare easily, you should buy my house. Stay dope. Bye. 



Pretty Okay

posted by Zakary on August 26, 2015

I haven’t written here in nine months, but I’m here and I’m back even though I never really went anywhere, maybe on a creative hiatus. I have wanted to pop back in so many times, but then I would struggle with how to do that. Blogging about blogging is the absolute worst, but I am super duper sorry I ghosted this space here, this corner of inherent ridiculousness that is my life. I truly love writing, said the girl that couldn’t get it together and hit Publish for the last 270 days.

So hi. I’ve missed you all.

Top Five Reasons I Haven’t Blogged

5. I can no longer tolerate gluten and I’ve been super busy avoiding wheat and figuring out what I can and can no longer eat (by eat I mean drink).


4. I was very busy training for the Rocky Mountain State Games where I competed in Air Hockey (by training I mean I just showed up at the mall where the tournament was held and played like 22 matches and got 4th place).


3. I have been outside a lot because it finally stopped snowing and will probably start snowing here in like two weeks (by being outside I mean taking a lot of inspirational sunset photos).


2. I got divorced (by divorced I mean it is the longest, not pretty story ever and it wasn’t my idea and I am going to tell the story anyway because this is my goddamn blog, I just won’t tell it today). Since I am a firm believer that photos really help tell a story, please enjoy this one of my totaled truck from when I got hit damn near head on in February (everyone was fine), I feel like it best represents the past nine months two years and divorce in general.  


1. I really needed time to collect myself and be there for my kids and we are doing pretty okay which is much better than awhile back when we were pretty not okay. Basically 2015 got me like:


It’s good to be back. xx.