Bipolar Boulder

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Last night I went to bed at the wee hour of 8:30 p.m. since I’ve been fighting a cold all week.  I had enjoyed a few cups of sleepy time tea and was excited to give my body a well needed 12 hours of slumber.  Little did I know the night ahead of me...   Three hours into the night, it proceeded to DUMP snow outside, causing my house’s power to go out and come back on at least 15 times.  Now usually when you’re sleeping this would not be a problem.  But in my room, every time the power came back on, my fan would come on full blast, my phone would make the “I’m plugged in” sound and my printer would turn back on and make the sequence of “prepare to print” noises.  It was like an orchestra, perfectly timed and in sequence every time the power came back on. 

So after a not-so-great night of sleep, I looked outside to see a winter wonderland!  (Wasn’t it like 80 degrees on Monday?)  And of course, by this weekend (once I’ll be feeling better, just my luck) it’s going to be sunny again!  If you haven’t visited Boulder, I hate to break it to you that these sudden weather changes are the norm.  I like to call it Bipolar Boulder.  You really don’t know what side you’re going to get!  Luckily, it looks like we’ll be catching Boulder’s sunny side for Monday’s Downtown Boulder Event, the Munchkin Masquerade

Over 80 Downtown businesses will be participating as treat stops for the Munchkin Masquerade.  Trick-or-Treating on Pearl Street for the entire family starts at 2 p.m. and goes until 5 p.m.  You can dress up, bring the kiddos, and learn more about all the shops on Pearl Street by going door to door down the mall in search of candy and other treats.  You can find a map of all the treat stops here.  And, in true Boulder spirit, 13 businesses are labeled on the map as “green treat stops” as they are participating in an initiative called Green Halloween.   “Green Halloween is a non-profit, grassroots community initiative to create healthier and more Earth-friendly holidays, starting with Halloween.”  These stops will have treats or activities that are better for you, the environment or for the community.  Go Green!

Many of the businesses are offering other activities as well:

  • Visit Julie Kate Photography at 1805 11th  Street for the Picture Costume Contest
  • Stop by 8 Days a Week for FREE Halloween photos of all of your Munchkins in their costumes!
  • Visit the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Booth on the 1200 block of Pearl to make a piece of art you can take home
  • Tons of activities and do-it-yourself photo opportunities in front of the Boulder County Courthouse on the 1300 block of Pearl
  • And, stop by Momentum to go bobbing for apples.

If you don’t have kids and just want to come by, I think we’re still looking for volunteers to help direct traffic.  E-mail if you’re interested!  Hopefully the dark side of Boulder doesn’t decide to show up instead of the sun.  Either way, the event will go on.  See you there…rain (snow) or shine!


How could you resist these cuties?


Tagged:   Boulder,   Halloween

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