• About Monica

    I live in Denver, Colorado, and I love it here. I love to organize events and do fun things with my friends, so you'll see a lot of that here. My first group started in 2002 when I put TrailDamage.com together, and we're still going strong. That's where the term "Monicarchy" came from. Obviously, it's a play on my name, but it also reflects that my groups are rarely democracies. We usually go where I want and when I want to go, and I'm lucky to have friends with the same interests. I also organize a movie group, a dinner group, and a group focusing on random nonsense.  Even though I'm fortunate to reign as a monicarch in many situations, we can't have what we want all the time. I'll have things to say about that, of course, and you can find my ramblings here. Thanks for stopping by!

    Jurassic Park

    by  • April 7, 2013 • Movies • 0 Comments

    I saw Jurassic Park last night with 20 of my movie buddies. I had forgotten most of the movie so it was like new for me. In 3D IMAX it was a blast! If you have fond memories of the movie you might want to check it out. It’s only out for a short...

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    Contact Lenses

    by  • April 2, 2013 • Sunglasses • 7 Comments

    I finally got my contacts today and wore them for most of the day.  I couldn’t really see the entire time (driving was festive!).  I couldn’t read very well because everything was doubled, and my peripheral vision was pretty fuzzy.  I had to take them out so I could get some work.  Did anyone...

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    G.I. Joe: Retaliation

    by  • March 31, 2013 • Movies • 0 Comments

    I wasn’t expecting much from this movie other than a lot of noise and special effects — but you know I love that stuff.  The movie definitely delivered!  The plot was a bit convoluted and silly at times, but I discovered that if I didn’t follow the plot it didn’t matter.  We enjoyed the...

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    I’m Getting Contacts

    by  • March 27, 2013 • Sunglasses • 3 Comments

    The older I get the less I can see.  I didn’t even need reading glasses until three years ago, and now I wear them if I want to see what’s on my computer screen.  I can’t read most of the credit card slips I need to sign in restaurants.  If it’s dark, someone needs...

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    Convertibles

    by  • March 24, 2013 • Cars • 2 Comments

    I drive a convertible now and I have in the past.  There’s something about the wind in my hair and the sun on my skin that makes and keeps me happy.  I love new cars (don’t we all?) so I’m always shopping for the convertible that will replace my current one.  That meant I...

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    New BlackBerry Z10

    by  • March 22, 2013 • Smartphones • 1 Comment

    BlackBerry Z10

    Of course I was the first in line at Spring Mobile to pick up the new Z10 on the day AT&T released it!  I started with a BlackBerry Bold 9000 that I adored, but I could resist the Torch when it came out so I upgraded then.  I wasn’t crazy about the Torch because...

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