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This log represents the Life and Times of the Las Vegas Dude.
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12/13/2006 08:51:42
 sae  Bow Wow...
Jimmy.. I have been leaving my laptop on at night instead of shutting it down and restarting it in the morning. So, I didn't get your IM. So, why did Sonny put a 38 slug through the old water heater to get it to blow up? Just kidding.  So, what are you doing for the holidays?
12/14/2006 03:15:25
 sae   (Reply)..Bow Wow...
OH NO!! Dennifer and Justin spent the night? Did they cause any troubles? Is there a specific thing special (food, etc) about a xmas breakfast? That's why so many kids are so out of shape. When you and I were kids, there was little television, no computers, no video games and there was actually phys ed in schools. Now we have too much television, video games and computers and no phys ed.I think you should take Dennifer and Justin jogging around the block a couple times a week until they are in the mode of exercising regularly.
12/15/2006 08:16:25
 sae   (Reply)...RE:Bow Wow...
Which headhunter was it? And where in Tampon? I will email you.
12/15/2006 17:19:36
 sae   (Reply)...RE:RE:RE:Bow Wow...
Well, RJ has numerous spots, both contract and contract-to-hire spots open right now. Wynn emailed me the other day about a straight 6 month contract (NOT leading to permanent) at RJ, but I didn't reply. I thought you were turned off to headhunters?
12/09/2006 19:00:00
 Jim  Las Vegas Marathon - Starts Tommorrow
Blue Man Group will play live on the start line.  Blue Man Group will perform the Star Spangled Banner in the signature style that has brought them to international prominence against a spectacular display of pre-dawn fireworks.  Immediately after Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman fires the starter pistol, Blue Man Group will entertain and energize with a special performance for the field of up to 20,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes as they run the electrifying neon corridor of the world famous Las Vegas Strip.
The Las Vegas Marathon (a 26.2 mile race) will start at the Mandalay Bay at 6am. The Blue Man Group will kick it off playing the Star Spangled Banner.
Be there, or be square!!!
12/09/2006 11:15:32
 Jim  WinterFest at the Events Plaza
December 9, 2006
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Henderson Events Plaza
Address: 200 South Water Street
Phone: 702-267-2171
The City of Henderson proudly presents WinterFest, celebrating exciting traditions, both old and new.
Join us for the official tree lighting ceremony, ice skating and visits with Santa, entertainment and more.
Friday, December 8th
5 pm - 9 pm Ice Skating Rink (free), Concessions and Vendors
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Thurman White Choir
6 pm - 6:30 pm Mayor and Santa arrive in horse drawn cart for tree lighting ceremony
6 pm - 9 pm Wagon Rides - Visits with Santa - Tree and Light Display viewing - Train Rides
6:30 pm - 7 pm CBC to hand out decorating contest awards
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm Ice Sculpture Demonstration
All activities end at 9 pm

Saturday, December 9th
5 pm - 9 pm Ice Skating Rink, Visits with Santa, Wagon Rides, Tree and Light Display Viewing, Train Rides Concessions and Vendors
6:30 pm - 8 pm Ice Sculpting Demonstration
7 pm - 9 pm Entertainment
12/07/2006 17:42:24
 Jim  I had to do it...I posted a comment in the RJ
Regarding Question 5, it reads:
54% of the voters approved Question 5.
991,054 voters are registered.
283,598 of them actually voted.
SO, when we're talking about the majority of voters that passed Question 5,
we're talking about 11,343 voters who tipped the scale.
I call that a very slim majority in a state that has 3 million people.
These stats came from
Everyone should vote. You can make a difference.
12/02/2006 22:23:09
 Jim  Are you a picky eater?
I am Superman at the Las Vegas buffets.
I tend to eat just about anything in mass quantities.
I'm often heard saying "gimme whatever that is" when ordering at restaurants.
I eat foods that dogs spit out. I'd eat fried shoelaces.
So I often wonder about those people who don't eat certain foods because:
- they've never tried it before, its too green, too loud, or its too yucky,, or its touching the mash potatoes on their plate.
These are the people who only eat green M&Ms, or pick the beans out of their chili and pile them up on the side.
These people must be insane?
I've read that picky eating is a symptom of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).
On the other hand, eating fried shoelaces would undeniably be schizophrenic.
11/30/2006 09:02:54
 Jim  Its another strange year for the weather
- 3 months ago you could fry an egg on the side walk.
- 1 month ago, our honeysuckles started to bloom
- Today, the temperature will be 28 to 47 degrees.
The temperatures have dropped 80 degrees in 3 months.
11/23/2006 09:16:58
 Health  1904 Statistics
Life changes faster than we realize.
Things we now condemn were common:
- Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason.
- Over-the-counter drugs were marijuana, heroin, and morphine
- More than half the scientific and medical community had developed healthy coke habits.
According to one pharmacist,
"Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."
Life Expectancy: 47 years.
Births at home: 95%
Leading causes of death in the US:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke
Murders per year: 230
- with a bathtub: 14%
- with fulltime servants: 18%
- with a telephone: 8%
A three-minute call from Denver to New York City: $11.
- Cars in the US: 8,000
- Paved roads: 144 miles
- City speed limit: 10 mph
- Average Wage: 22 cents
- Average Income: $200 to $400 per year
- Accountants: $2000
- Dentist: $2,500
- Veterinarian: $1,500 to $4,000
- Mechanical engineer: $5,000
- High school graduates: 6%
- People who could read: 20%
- Physicians with no college education: 90%
- Medical schools were condemned as "substandard."
- Women washed their hair once a month with borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
- Number of States: 45
- Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska weren't states
- Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were more populated than California.
- California residents: 1.4 million, 21st most populated state
- Las Vegas, Nevada residents: 30
- Sugar: 4 cents per pound
- Eggs: 14 cent a doznen
- Coffee: 15 cents per pound
- Worlds Tallest Structure: Eiffel Tower
- Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented.
- There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
11/16/2006 07:59:40
 sae  ..Howling again....
Yea, I think just about everything you see or hear via the media (whether newpaper, magazine - old and web, television and radio) will be at least somewhat twisted to meet the reporter's opinion. Even if it is fact, like say, the sun rising in the east. Who is to say east isn't really west.. There is a lot in the article I do not like. For example, as you said, what can be seen as spying. As far as 2 out of 3 people who die from cancer being smokers, it is hard to say what kills the other person. Second hand smoke or living or working in a really bad environment. How many coal miners died of something like lung cancer or something very close. I do not believe smokers are bad characters. And in regards to renouncing my faith. How does that really relate?!?!? In the early part of the 20th century, if I lived anywhere near Germany, that could have very likely have gotten me killed. But in killing me, did it harm anybody else like second hand smoke does. And remember, no comments about smoke from me coming out of the chimney. That would be very bad taste. Religion has absolutely nothing to do with this. Can I ask you to renounce any of your many great qualities? I suspect not, so don't go suggesting that my renouncing Judaism is the same thing as giving up smoking. Except for ealry 20th century Europe, or being in the wrong part of the middle east, where there are many crazy people (up the lines of Hitler), being Jewish is not going to worsen the quality of my life, make me die any sooner, or harm any body else around me.
11/16/2006 03:25:20
 robert  I sent those pics to you on Pearl Harbor
yea i sent those pics to you on pearl harbor isnt that nuts i was amazed by those i think thats the most realest and the best viewiong i have ever seen of them
11/14/2006 11:37:13
 Jim  A Cutlar Started The Pig War
Lyman Cutlar was a farmer in San Juan, an island near Washington, and Vancover.
During that time, the English and British were at odds of the rights to land.
In 1959, San Juan only had 18 American colonist.
Cutlar caught a pig eating his tubors (potatoes), and shot it.
The pig was owned by a sheep herder who worked for the Hudson Bay Company.
The two, who had gotten along before the incident, got in a dispute, one yelling "Keep you pigs out of my potatoes",
the other yelling, "Keep your potatoes out of my pigs". The British threatened to arrest Cutlar.
The colonist petitioned the US for aid and the situation esculated.
Things started getting CrAzY
Next thing you know, 514 Americans with 14 cannons opposed five British warships, with 70 guns, and 2,140 men.
It was known as the Pig War. It didn't happen though, thanks to President Buchanan's intervention.

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