The Boulder Christmas star on the hill. A man on a street corner holding a sign reading “420,” the “0” being replaced with a peace sign. Gotta love Boulder.
View from my balcony.
Come back to Boulder preassse :D. I miss playing in the powder and sippin mad amounts of hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps while attending a sweater party. Please appear ASAP!
“When I stood on Everest,” he said, glancing up from a pot of boiling oil, “I felt like I was standing on top of the sky.”
These days he stands over a hot oven at Sherpa’s Adventurers Restaurant & Bar in downtown Boulder, serving up Nepali and Tibetan fare.
Jangbu is one of a small but growing population of Sherpas who have left Nepal for this well-heeled town in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Once considered little more than high altitude baggage handlers, the hardy Himalayan mountaineers have blossomed in Boulder. They own restaurants, operate trekking businesses and pray in the town’s Buddhist temples. And like all Sherpas, they share the same last name.
“All the Sherpas in Boulder are from the Solu-Khumbu district near Mount Everest,” said Pasong Sherpa, a Buddhist-monk-turned-chef who moved here 10 years ago. “Everyone in the Khumbu knows Boulder.”
“This is a very natural place for a Sherpa to live,” said Simmer-Brown, an expert on Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. “There is nothing cooler than being a Sherpa in Boulder.”
“Many people still think a Sherpa is just a porter, but it’s an ethnic group,” Pemba Sherpa said, sounding a bit exasperated. “I hear that so many times that I no longer even feel insulted. They just don’t know.”
Now they do.
I feel like you can replace “Boulder” with “startup” and this observation still works.
- The last few weeks of the semester are upon us, and I am therefore going to be super busy… don’t expect a ton of posts from this blog in the next few weeks!
- I have queued a few posts so you have a little something something to hold you over. :) And as always, if there’s something you’d like to see on here, feel free to submit it!
- For one of my classes I am doing a video project about Tumblr, and I need people to act in it. See my desperate begging post here. If you are interested in helping out, just message me on my main blog (coloradolovechild) and we will work something out. Thanks in advance!
- I’ve noticed a major surge in followers this week, so to all of you I say WELCOME! I hope you enjoy the blog.
You are all super fantastic! For those of you who have projects/exams/etc. coming up, good luck! Don’t forget to relax every so often. :)