Stories's Log
This log represents the Life and Times of the Las Vegas Dude.
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04/03/2010 12:16:40
 jim  The Beginning of the Spring
03/30/2010 18:27:40
 jim  Birthday Party - Back Street Lounge
03/27/2010 09:58:53
 jim  Memories that linger
Music - The sounds that heal the soul. I think everything the heart needs to know is in a song somewhere.
Yesterday was such a sad day. Everything I saw and heard until I left is like a recording. It will be etched in my mind and I won't forget any of it.
I'm wondering where John Denver, Dan Fogelberg and Michael Jackson went.
But most of all, I'm wondering where yesterday went.
Like a song, those yesterdays will come up in my mind for years to come.
I don't have a song for it, but if I did, it would be country.
03/26/2010 11:02:22
 jim  The PA Gang
03/26/2010 10:32:48
 jim  Federated Investors - Last Day
03/24/2010 08:06:30
 jim  Spring Fog
03/07/2010 12:10:27
 jim  After the Red Eye from Vegas
We got back at 10:30 am…but my truck wouldn't start. Then, after getting a jump, it was missing out badly. After 2 hours of looking, we found a mechanic willing to work on it. They worked on it from 2pm to 9pm. So, we really didn't get home until 9 pm last night. Wow. What a life!
During that time, we decided we were going to walk to Poor Richards (a local pub). I wanted to go south, but Becky wanted on going north. So we went north.
After walking about a mile north, through mud and a foot deep of snow, I hit my almost fully discharge IPhone and found it was a little over a mile south, meaning we were right next to at the beginning.
I thought that was funny, and besides, what else were we going to do while waiting for the truck repairs?
It was yet another experience!
Poor Richards has the best chicken wings and reubens on this planet!!!
And the Soup Nazi from Seinfield is going to be there on March 16th. Sometimes, it happens in Wexford, PA too!
03/06/2010 09:29:03
 jim  Vegas,NV-PlaneViews-So Cramped
03/05/2010 21:42:49
 jim  Vegas,NV-McCarrenAirport-TBird,BaggageArea
03/05/2010 20:07:05
 jim  Vegas,NV-GoodbySonny,Becky,Jim
03/05/2010 16:36:51
 jim  Vegas,NV-SoLong-Mustang
03/05/2010 07:09:32
 jim  The Ghosts of Summerlin
For a moment I was back in 1998
I missed a turn going to my accountants, and ended up on the Summerlin Town Center exit.
I was at the off ramp when I realized that I recognized everything! I'd seen this ramp every day for 4 years.
It felt so warm like I was in complete control and I was at the top of the world.
Then a cold chill came over me.
I realized that what I was feeling was Ruth being at home, Rob living around the corner, Chris and Mike living up the road.
These were all special people to me and it felt so very warm. Just for a moment I was back in 1998.
Then the cold chill came. They fell out of my life shortly after we moved from Summerlin.
Later the next day, I ate lunch with some old timers.
They all knew Rob (who was like my brother for 16 years). We talked a little about him.
He's been gone for so long. I miss him so much.

I don't know...I wanted to cry but then I smiled.
I'm tough like that. I see something good in everything.
But I never prepared for being old. Right now, I can't think of anything good about it.
And I remember the people I loved like it was yesterday. Sometimes it really hurts to know they are gone.
Cold chills, memories, and longing for a past that's out of reach, that was where I was for a moment.
03/05/2010 07:04:03
 jim  Two Families Breaking Up
I think what I'm seeing here in Las Vegas is two families going their separate ways. We may never come back to this house that I have called my home for 25 years, and we may never live in Las Vegas again. It looks like Gma, Paul, and Jennifer may be going their own ways. Jennifer will be living with us soon. GMa may be finding her own place to stay. All the memories their house and my house have stored in them will be lost to another owner. Its almost over. Things will never be the same again.
I have this old memory of Christmas
I am 8 years and its 1964. Kelly and I get up early, admiring the Christmas tree with all of the presents under it. Mom, Sonny, Linda and Dad wake up, and we open our presents. Then we get dressed up, preparing for our second Christmas at my GrandParents house. There we see Grandmother, Grandfather, and Uncle James. We open our presents and have a BIG Christmas dinner, with stuffed turkey, yams, and real mashed potatoes.
I think life is baffling to all of us.
We wonder why anything happens. We may think we are in control, but time is the gift that keeps us humble. Everything crumbles and turns to clay.
03/04/2010 19:39:47
 jim  Vegas,NV-Amy
03/04/2010 19:39:47
 jim   (Reply)Vegas,NV-ShowPic-Robert,Emily,Becky,Jim
03/04/2010 17:41:17
 jim  Vegas,NV-JoesCrabShack
03/04/2010 12:42:09
 jim  Vegas-Good Times
03/04/2010 12:42:09
 jim   (Reply)Susan-Becky,Larry,Duke,Dennis,Jim
03/04/2010 12:24:04
 jim  Vegas,NV-CityCenter-HollywoodPlanet
03/03/2010 21:36:48
 jim  Vegas

With all of the bad things I've heard about Vegas, none of it seems to be true. New casinos have opened, the City Center is's all very impressive. We ate at the M Resort and saw Criss Angel (Mind Freak) last night, compliments of Robert and Emily!
03/03/2010 21:36:21
 jim  Vegas,NV-Mustang-RoofParking
03/02/2010 14:45:23
 jim  DMV-The Long Wait
If by chance you happen to have to go to Nevada DMV, my heart is with you. We had to wait in these lines for five hours, just to get my Driver's License renewed.

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