|This log represents the Life and Times of the Las Vegas Dude.|
05/01/2006 20:03:05Jim If I am never to get any better
If these bad health issues I'm having are a signal of an end coming, I got to say, I'm not afraid.
In the end, we all must realize everything we did, all the things we believed, and all we held true, were myths.
Life is just a box of dreams. None of this can be proven to be real. If the present is more real than the future, and the past is more real than the present, but the past is just a memory, then this is all a dream.
04/29/2006 18:52:00becky Hi Babe
Your my Cuddley Bear. I Love You So Much!!!!!!!!!!!
04/29/2006 16:23:45becky (Reply).Hi Babe
04/24/2006 16:42:40becky Response:1968 VW Bug
I would like to have this vw
04/24/2006 16:44:47becky (Reply)..Response:1968 VW Bug
How about 20.00 LOL
04/23/2006 15:09:46jim BoulderDam,NV-TimedPhotos
04/21/2006 20:09:22becky .Aint that little bird so cute.
I woke up at 8am. Took a shower checked on
the baby sparrow. He's still hanging on so cute.
Sonny got home 8:40am. I want you to know
babe that I will do anything for you we are a
team working together. I know that you are
so sweet. I'm here for you. I love you so
much. How was your night? I heard you
wheezing when I got up. I will see you
when you get up.
04/21/2006 19:49:26becky .I love you so much
I like these color's they work very well
04/21/2006 03:30:50becky To My Love
I had a great time tonight. Hush Puppy's was very nice. It was nice seeing
Red Rock, Blue Diamond. I Love you sooooooo much.
04/21/2006 00:29:33Jim Fixed the stove
Stoves - Its amazing people have survived as a species. The stove (standard) changed sometime ago. I've been to 3 places and spend more than 8 hours, just looking for adapters to make a stupid gas hose work. Sometime ago, the standard changed from 1/2" to 9/16's of an inch. Thats a 1/16th inch difference. That makes no since to me...AT ALL.
Bonnie Springs - toyed with the peacocks. There menu was very basic for dinner.
Red Rock Casino - didn't go in though, it was packed. I can't imagine why people out there complained about a casino near Red Rock Canyon. There's a Best Buy closer to the canyon.
Hush Puppies - Our waitress was tweeking.
04/20/2006 18:03:18jim BonnieSprings,NV-Sonny,Becky,Peacock
04/20/2006 18:03:18jim (Reply)BonnieSprings,NV-Sonny,Becky,Peacock
04/19/2006 13:29:47Jim Cobol Jobs
After say yea to a recruiter this morning for a job in New Hampshire, I decided to read up on Cobol jobs.
Apparently, there are still quite a few of them out there.
The recommendation is to send your resume to the CIO's of the top Fortune 1000 companies.
Cobol programmers are retiring, but their applications are still the heart beat of many companies.
04/19/2006 07:46:06Jim The garbage men just came
Cory, my east neighbor, once again filled up my dumpster on the first day.
He often just sets the trash out on the side walk next to the dumpster. That pisses me off so bad!
He could more easily put his trash bags on the side walk in front of his house, but instead, he chooses to make me look like a pig. I got down on him yesterday about it.
The worst thing Cory has ever done to me was to put a wet trash can full of shit next to the dumpster.
He's just a stupid man. He's got no consideration for others. His dogs destroyed my fence. Rather than fixing the fence, he built a crappy one inside his yard. The dogs still managed to get out, and they chewed up my antenna wiring.
04/19/2006 07:18:40Jim 6am - Terrible Asthma Attack
Its terrible! I slept for 4 hours just to wake up feeling like I was dieing.
I tried the inhalers, and the Las Vegas mix drops. Just sitting up helps a lot though.
I feel so pathetic.
04/18/2006 17:18:35becky .I LoVe yOU bABy
I love you too babe
04/18/2006 06:59:51Jim Our desires seem so simple
Our desires center around our need to procreate.
We want young women because they are best suited to carry our offspring.
There's nothing wrong with that, its nature's way.
Males seek mates with what they consider healthiest characteristics.
Women with less attractive characteristics mate with men of the same like.
Men with less attractive characteristics tend to force women to mate that have healthier characteristics.
These are natures techniques for genetically mutating a species.
No psychiatrist or geneticist could deny that our desires are programmed through instinct.
Apparently, nature likes to throw the dice. It can take generations to make dramatic changes in a species.
Its hard to understand why people deny their own nature. I suppose it has a lot to do comfort levels.
It was nice to hear someone say what I've always thought about religion
Last night, someone on TV said, "This person brainwashed her child into believing generations of lies, all while telling her she did it because she loved her".
04/15/2006 22:22:33Jim Another day shot to hell
Kind of. Joe the tree trimmer trimmed the palm trees.
Chuck came by.
04/15/2006 05:42:01Jim Hooked the laptop up to the projector
Its fuzzy, but it works.
For some reason, XP will let you extend your windows screen, but it doesn't let you show the main portion of the screen on the external monitor.
We went driving around, watched planes take off and land at the airport. It was thundering. The planes arrive at a rate of around 1 every 5 minutes. Watching them land in high winds is scary.
Big. We couldn't believe how much this town has grown in the south.
04/13/2006 13:02:39Jim Trimmed Squirt
Becky felt sick, so we stopped. I'm pooped and I've barely done anything today. We've gotta get out of here.
04/11/2006 21:59:50Jim Built a dog runway for Squirt
Its much nicer than the old one. Now we can actually use the back yard again ourselves.
Sonny, Becky and I ate IHop.
There food is JUST Great! Later we watched Wolf Creek (sucked badly) and Cave-In (sucked).
04/10/2006 21:32:17Jim Retoured the Lake Mead area
We ate dinner down at the Las Vegas Marina (I think thats its name). The restaurant had a very basic menu. They were closing at 6pm and could hardly wait for us to leave. It was odd.
Afterwards, we scurried down to Boulder Beach.
Its aptly named. You need shoes to walk on it. Its odd how they tout this as a beach. In Daytona, we noticed that they actually bring sand to the shore for people to walk on. They should do that at Lake Mead.
The Marina at Boulder Beach is much nicer. The restaurant looks oodles better. You can rent a tiny boat for $30 an hour, party boat for $40, a speed boat for $50 and a wave runner for $65 (all two hour minimum). Also, the Desert Princess offers a pizza tour 4pm daily that runs up to Hoover Dam and back.
04/10/2006 16:45:14jim Vegas,NV-LakeMead Birds
04/10/2006 16:45:14jim (Reply)Vegas,NV-LakeMead Birds
04/06/2006 11:04:37Jim Why has medical technology done little to improve
I've been reading about gastro intestinal problems. The esophagus, mouth, teeth, tongue...their purpose is for eating.
It seems to me that they are necessary for animals. But, we aren't stupid animals.
All of the above could be replaced by introducing baby food right directly into the stomach. I could have done it with the plastic tube I ran down to my stomach.
It also seems to me that if you knew what the head needed from the blood, you could keep a head alive by supplying it externally. I'd be surprised if someone hasn't that done that yet.
04/05/2006 11:05:33Jim Home surgery - Esophageal Dilation
I fixed my esophagus with a 1/4" plumbing tube.
It sounds disgusting, looks disgusting, but it was safe, and it saved me $5,000.
I had the surgery back in 2000, and after reading about it, really, I didn't see why anyone couldn't do it.
When I had surgery in 2000, they put me under. Then they took a tube with a camera on it and shoved it down my throat. Later I woke up, and they showed me pictures.
Putting me under, doing all the test, and almost all of their procedures were unneccessary.
It took me 2 minutes to do basically what sword swallowers do everday.
I read that some people with strictures have the esophageal dilation done several times a year.
04/04/2006 20:00:48Jim My esophageal stricture is back with a vengeance
We BBQ'd steaks, tomatoes, and steamed some asparagus (with cheese sauce).
Wouldn't ya know, a tiny piece of steak got lodged in my esophagus. That was 12 hours ago.
I can only get small amounts of liquids into my stomach. I can't keep my spit down so I can't sleep.
I've got to just hope the little booger disolves.
Its a crap shoot.
Wait three days for it to disolve, or go to the hospital and let them push the thing out with a tube, but that'll eat up $5,000+.
I'd hate to die over something this pathetic.
04/03/2006 18:39:48Jim Kyle Canyon Lodge
For our Monday Night eat out, we went to the Kyle Canyon Lodge. It had changed quite a lot on the inside. The lodge's management must have decided to convert its cozy environment into high class dining. What a bad idea.
The warm, friendly feeling of walking into the lounge and seeing people cozying up to the fire place had been replaced by a tacky outdoor style atrium with a sign saying "Please wait to be seated".
The lounge chairs had been replaced with small café style tables covered with cloth. It was all restaurant, but you could still sit at the small bar and enjoy a smoke and a drink, all while playing video poker next to your non smoking table. That, to me, just seemed retarded.
Sonny, Becky and I sat a six top, ordered our drinks and checked out the menu. It was VERY PRICEY. We left before the waitress got back with our drinks.
Mt Charleston Hotel
Still hungry, we went a couple of miles down the mountain to the Mount Charleston Hotel. They've made some improvements! We were hoping to eat at their steak restaurant, but it's closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Too bad. The last I ate their, the restaurant had a lot of class, the prices were moderate, and the environment was excellent.
In its place, they offer food service in their lounge.
At the lounge, we were seated at a small table next to the fireplace. The chairs were plush leather and extremely comfortable. We ordered the the steak, trout and chicken dinners. The food was excellent, and the prices were modest. The average cost for a place was $20.
On the way out, I asked the front desk clerk how much the rooms were. She said $99 and up.
04/02/2006 12:41:12Jim Its happenning...getting adjusted to Las Vegas.
I was afraid that, after coming back, we might get lazy and we have.
- The air here has slowed me down to a turtles crawl.
- The comfort levels indoors are high with cable TV and high speed internet.
- We have plenty of time and money.
All those things have put our ambitions at an all time low.
I keep thinking this website will take off.
It still is the easiest place to advertise. I have a list of 14 other sites that advertise in Vegas. None of them work well. Getting search engines to see my keywords just isn't working the way the documentation says it will.
They lie they lie they lie, lol.
04/02/2006 11:09:23Jim Patty, Micheal and Tom came over
It was quite a zoo in here. Micheal wanted to bring her dog over and I said no, Sonny is sleeping.
04/01/2006 18:01:27Jim Robert and Joy came over.
We watched Robots. It was a a kids movie and I just couldn't come down to that level of entertainment.
Watching Amy was more entertaining. She rearranged our furniture!
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