300 Sunny Days in Colorado

Susie Lindau

Susie Lindau
Boulder, Colorado, USA
April 11
Writer and illustrator
I am a Boulder writer who loves adventure both real and imagined. Come with me. It's always a Wild Ride! I finished a paranormal thriller based on my own experiences. Creepy, right?


Jessica Farris -Creekside 3Photo by Jessica Farris

Drenched by torrential rain over a period of four days, creeks swelled into forceful rivers, dams burst and walls of water cascaded from the foothills all along the Front Range in Colorado. 18.44 inches of rain fell in South Boulder alone, but surrounding areas recorded… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 8:59AM

How My PC Almost Killed Me

It started out like any other ordinary day. I sipped coffee while checking email and social media.

I had no idea what was coming

9:00 AM - I opened Microsoft Word to get some real work accomplished. It surprised me that I’d left three documents open from the day before. A draft of my Boob Report/… Read full post »

MAY 1, 2013 1:40PM

Do You Curse Brightly?

While finishing my paranormal thriller, I have made some major cuts and additions. I think my sex scene is sexier after eliminating the mechanics and expanding the sensual description. I fixed the parts where the chicken went into the oven and came out as roasted rabbit. I deleted overused words like… Read full post »

DECEMBER 20, 2012 10:23AM

Creeped Out by Santa

creepy santas 1Do I look terrified or what? My sister escaped!

Let me start out by clarifying that I love the idea of Santa Claus as the embodiment of joy and generosity for children around the world. But it was the department store Santa with the nasty cigarette and coffee breath I endured… Read full post »

APRIL 9, 2012 10:29AM

Nothing But the Sound of Crickets...

Striking up a conversation with random people is something I love to do especially when I am running errands. It makes a boring trip to the store much more pleasurable. Sometimes I throw in a bit of humor to add levity to an otherwise mundane situation. I think it surprises some… Read full post »

I decided to share my most embarrassing moments. They are guaranteed to make you feel better about yourself. We have all had those times when our cheeks burned and we wanted to use an invisibility cloak or move to another country. If you have been following my blog for a while, then/… Read full post »

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MARCH 2, 2012 10:21AM

The Truth in False Advertising

When does providing false information cross the line from slight exaggeration to an outright lie? Before heading to the mountains, I check out the snow totals from the ski resorts. Sometimes the differences are negligible and other times it is like a huge storm just squatted on one ski area for/… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 13, 2012 8:53AM

Like a Virgin - One Year Later

One year ago today, I did it. I had looked forward to doing it, but I have to admit, I was very nervous. What would it feel like? I would be naked to the world and could be judged harshly. I had been told that in order to be successful, I… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 8, 2012 9:04AM

My Inexplicable Idiosyncrasies

Do you have some ridiculous habits that no matter how hard you try to break, you just can’t? You are not alone. My list is long and time is short so I have gathered my top ten. They are in no particular order.

If you look closely, you will

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When I heard that Winter X Games would be held again in Aspen, Colorado I thought, “I missed the Dew Tour this year in Breckenridge. I could get a second chance at redeeming myself.” I cringed at the memory of the last one I had attended.  

A year… Read full post »

JANUARY 23, 2012 12:49PM

What's In Your Future?

When I discovered that the Chinese New Year begins on January 23rd, the first thought that popped into my head was, “Whoa! Another new year, another chance for a do-over!” The second was, “We should go out for a Chinese dinner Monday night.” The third was, “Oh wow! I sho… Read full post »

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JANUARY 16, 2012 9:14AM

I Dream of Dreaming

Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night, bolting upright as the cold air hit your sweat-drenched body and realized you just had a nightmare? I have. In one of my recurring dreams, I am late for a final exam, only I never attended class the whole semester. The/… Read full post »

JANUARY 9, 2012 8:39AM

Trimming Time

Breanna snipping it off at Twig in Boulder

With the advent of a New Year, it is always a good idea to make changes on the inside such as:

#1. Do not get sucked into the vortex of the internet every stinkin’ day in 2012! Waste less time forRead full post »

DECEMBER 30, 2011 8:48AM

Into the Vortex - 100 Word Flash Fiction

Traxin applied more pressure to the steering column as the ship’s vibration increased to an incessant shuddering which made his gray head rattle on the end of his long ringed neck. “I hate this place. It smells and there are too many life forms creating constant turbulence.”/… Read full post »

DECEMBER 25, 2011 10:37AM

Cutting Up at Christmas - My Gift to You!

One of my favorite holiday traditions is illustrating a family Christmas card. Over the years it has often included skiing and snowboarding off cliffs and roof tops. Some represented traditional themes like baking cookies together as a family and others illustrated what my family had been up tRead full post »

DECEMBER 23, 2011 9:45AM

What's Up with Susie?

"Susie is such a nice Christmas name. Did you know it was originally Hebrew?"

As I perused today’s newspaper, it occurred to me that I have one of the most cliché names for Christmas. According to Wikipedia, “A cliché or cliche is an ex/… Read full post »

DECEMBER 16, 2011 10:09AM

How Patsy Ramsey Ruined My Life!

It all started when I decided to attend the Historic Boulder Homes for the Holidays Tour. Up until then, my required holiday decorations consisted of one fresh poinsettia and one Christmas tree. Little did I know that purchasing a ticket in 1994 to support Historic Boulder /Read full post »

The enormous wet snowflakes fell like confetti as she hurried along the crowded sidewalk. Closing her eyes, she inhaled the rich scent of chocolate and then saw the vendor spray whipped cream on top of a cup while young children waited patiently in line. The warm lights emanating from nearbyRead full post »

DECEMBER 7, 2011 9:01AM

A Christmas Tail

034Our Bichon Frise, Avalanche, had not been well for months. Her incessantly wagging tail now lay motionless on the floor. I took our eleven-year-old dog to a compassionate veterinarian who diagnosed her with malignant tumors.

“You’ll know when it’s time,” he said. I fougRead full post »

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NOVEMBER 28, 2011 10:01AM

Traditions in Transition

While unpacking Christmas decorations  the day after Thanksgiving, I received calls from my grown children. This year they “stopped by” for left-overs. It occurred to me how some of our family’s traditions had changed while some had lasted through the years.

Since… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 22, 2011 8:48AM

Who's in Your Corner?

Do you have a super fan? Someone who encourages you when you want to give up because you feel like a no-talent nobody? Someone who is always in your corner to support you when you have been punched and are down for the count? Someone who will ask you, “How many/… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 16, 2011 8:55AM

Anger, Fear, or Joy?

There have been nights when my poor husband Danny has come home from work and found me in the same position as when he left; still stooped over my keyboard. After promising to finish in a few more minutes, I have often typed for another hour. Giving up on being served a/… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 11, 2011 10:09AM

A Warm Welcome - 100 Word Flash Fiction

Jane’s special day had come again and she bounced through the house with renewed vigor.  It seemed like a lifetime had passed since she felt this strong. Her illness had dissipated. An old memory skittered back to her like flipping to a page in her blue velvet album. “Where i… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 8, 2011 8:58AM

Back on the Boards

Come along with me for the first run of the season! 

My husband Danny and I hit the slopes at Arapahoe Basin last Sunday.  It was another one of the 300 sunny days in Colorado!

Arapahoe Basin first opened with a single rope tow/… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 6, 2011 9:56AM

Lingering Soul - 150 word Flash

The snow struck the paned windows in continuous blows. Lizbeth planned to finish her novel before the holidays and would stay the week.

“I’d like to rent the Hartman cottage.” The agent had glanced up at her.

“Did something happen?” Lizbeth quickly dismissed/… Read full post »