Monthly Archives: September 2013

Vegas 2013: Day Three, we upgraded (again)!

One mixed-bag element of timeshare ownership is the meeting during every visit. On the downside there’s the half day eaten up by a presentation, conversation, etc. To compensate, you get tickets to shows and fed. Surprisingly I have enjoyed the majority … Continue reading

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Bond villain or one of the Shruggalo Pauls?

I wish it were the bad guy from Sean Connery’s first Bond movie since he is less annoying than blowhard father and son team of Ron and Rand (Nevada doesn’t have income tax, super lax gun laws and a Teabagger … Continue reading

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Mini-Adam West Batman with sound effect!

DC Comics has been on a big tear lately to promote the Sixties TV show. I’m not sure if the T-shirt I scored at Hot Topic is part of it but the new comic book called Batman ’66 drawn with Adam … Continue reading

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One of the feral cats at our timeshare

Hidden around the parking garage of our timeshare is a small feral colony. Most can be spotted near the spare/broken furniture the maintenance people keep locked up. I was told the manager feeds them (around six to seven) and they … Continue reading

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Vegas 2013: Day Two, Thursday Night Football!

Our first real, full day here. With the site-wide Wi-Fi, things are a lot easier. I couldn’t resist on not checking my work stuff. Holy buckets, over 100 e-mails already in 36 hours. My favorite was from the boss (Eddie … Continue reading

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Hunter and his first portable, obviously an Apple

What started out as a relaxing Saturday afternoon before our vacation in a couple days ended abruptly with a phone call from my sister-in-law Anje. Somehow her brother received a free MacBook Pro through another person who insanely didn’t want … Continue reading

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Vegas 2013: Day One, Arrival!

This year’s Las Vegas Pilgrimage, dubbed LV 2013, is my ninth trip here, our seventh together, and fifth stay at Tahiti Village. So far it’s off to a great start, especially with the flight. Southwest moved the departure time up … Continue reading

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Seriously? A Classic Vehicle?

Spotted this while walking through the Planet Hollywood (formerly the Aladdin) parking lot last night. A Chrysler LeBaron, aka a K-car, with ‘classic vehicle’ plates. I guess Nevada has a pity category for any of these still functioning. The designation is … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Somara, my wife of 10 years

Is it a stereotype, fact or a mix of things about husbands forgetting their wives’ birthdays? Same for anniversaries. In our household, it’s actually the opposite. Yes, I, the man, always know when Somara’s birthday is, what day we got … Continue reading

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Tiny Elvis’ Las Vegas Adventure Book

By the time you’re reading this, the plane should be in the air or we’ve arrived for what is my ninth trip to Las Vegas. Woo hoo! I thought the day would never come with how long the Summer of … Continue reading

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September ’13 for this week…1998!

This week’s header came from a lucky burst of inspiration so it didn’t take too long to put together. Normally when I get started, I do a Google-based search for the year and see which images appear. Often it’s nothing … Continue reading

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Miette escaped or wasn’t real?

Somara groomed our long-haired cat Miette recently and this was just a fraction of the fur she collected. Due to this cat’s skill with her claws, there is a time limit on how long you can comb.

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Kenny Rogers

I had the opportunity to meet another member of Pop Music Royalty and History at Book People. My Midwestern memories wouldn’t have been the same without this man. The days involving our numerous drives between Springfield, IL and Champaign-Urbana, IL in … Continue reading

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Exactly how I feel with some minivans and overpopulation

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New glasses! Finally

Years of procrastination finally came to a head this week when I lost my only functional pair of glasses. Just what we needed right before our pending vacation, as if the car bullshit weren’t enough. No glasses isn’t the end … Continue reading

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The ultimate Metal band!

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Our interim set of wheels

Tuesday was the day Somara took off from work to start sorting out getting our car repaired. The body shop said the Honda was “undrive-able” based upon the damage their guys saw. How soon will the work be completed? So … Continue reading

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