|This log represents the Life and Times of the Las Vegas Dude.|
05/06/2009 19:48:11jim Counting the Days
I hear rain falling. Cars are treading their way through the flooded roadways. It takes me back to a timeless place in my mind and its a good feeling. I feel young again.
A friend has layed down for her last time. She's counting the hours.
All of the old times in our past, the partying with the gang, picking each other up from the floor and falling down again, us laughing at ourselves.
We had crazy times of constant fun, with never a bad word to say.
Almost all of the old gang is gone now. They came and went like an afternoon dream.
And I'm left here, listening to the rain fall, remembering with a smile...
while counting the days.
04/29/2009 07:07:42jim Last Weeks Events - Pittsburgh turns Green
Last week was HOT! It got up to the high 80's. All of the trees that were brown the week before, are now green. Where do the bushes that looked like sticks the week before get all of that green stuff! I'm awed by the event. Plants are full of action. All you have to do is notice them.
Magoos Bar and Restaurant
Magoos is just up the hill from our apartment on Old Perry Highway.The food was excellent and they have live bands every Tuesday and Saturday.
Near there, was an ancient bowling alley hidden in the back of a small, self deteriating mall. It was full of leaguers.
Wednesday, we rendevoused with a coworker at Walnut Grove in Cranberry They have live jazz at 9 pm on Wednesdays. The food, music and company were GREAT.
Mt Pleasant Drive-In
Friday, we ended up at a drive-in 65 miles south of Pittsburgh. You wouldn't believe it. There were three screens surrounding a grassy field. The burgers were hand shaped (old fashioned style), and the ambience was festive. We caught the tail end of Hannah Montana (which was surprisingly good). People clapped at the ending! We came to see Witch Mountain with the Rock.
Rita's Ice Cream
We swung by and tried some of Pittsburgh's famed ice cream. I figured it must be good if people are lined up there in the winter time. I had my first Gellato. I don't know why I was thinking it would have Jello in it, but it was delicious. One of Pittsburgh's various surprisings is its Ice Cream College! Strange, but true.
New Glasses for Becky
Let's see, what else did we do? Oh, I bought Becky a new pair of glasses (expensive little boogers). She was in tears, she was so happy. I didn't expect that.
It was beautiful.
IBM Thinkpad for work
Yesterday, I finally got my laptop for support work. Its old, but does the job. I like Thinkpads. I especially like the mouse stick they put on the keyboard. Its light, has a docking station for work, and now I have two monitors!!! Now I have an excuse to stay at home on the weekends...and not wander the country aimlessly, looking for new and exciting places.
04/28/2009 09:13:33jim Wexford Apt-Spring is here
04/18/2009 23:59:18jim Louisville Thunder Crowds
04/18/2009 21:32:21jim Thunder Over Louisville - Fireworks
04/18/2009 18:48:12jim Louisville-The Friedrichs Clan
04/18/2009 17:59:46jim Louisville-The Camp
04/18/2009 17:00:44jim Louisville Thunder Bldgs
04/18/2009 14:26:20jim Louisville Thunder Baseball
04/18/2009 11:54:52jim Louisville Air Show-20090418
04/18/2009 08:22:50jim .Louisville Trip
Sorry I haven't gotten more pictures out yet. They will come.
04/18/2009 08:22:50chez2199 (Reply).Louisville Trip
Thunder was the deal.. Perfect weather for the day of the event!!! Out in the beatiful sun all day game of baseball, airshow and ooh by the way.. the best fireworks show in the nation!!!
04/18/2009 08:22:50jim (Reply)Louisville Trip
04/18/2009 02:59:40jim More Louisville Pix - From Rod
04/17/2009 01:01:01jim Thunder Over Louisville
Thunder Over Louisville kicks off the Kentucky Derby on 4/18/2009. It is one of the top 10 events to see in the US.
Over 500,000 thrill seeking people are expected to show up for the event.
This calendared Stories is here to remind me to plan on going to the events.
Rod's family is coming, and I'm pretty sure everyone sets up on a camping area near the river.
04/15/2009 18:53:20jim Homestead Square-20090415
04/13/2009 17:54:19jim Pittsburgh FoxAndHound-20090413
04/12/2009 12:52:32jim A Cranberry Easter-20090412
04/07/2009 03:49:40jim Wexford Snow Again-20090408
04/06/2009 20:41:20becky My Son, Dustin
He's is leaving home to join the Job Corps Program.
I'm so proud of him.
He's growing up to be a man. I read about the program and it sound's like a great opportunity. I love you Dustin and I will miss you. I know this is going to be a real change in your life. I know in my heart that you will do fine.
Have a great time in Reno.
It is a cool place.
Kisses & Hugs
Mom From Jim
Hey Dustin, I never had a son,
but if I did, he wouldn't be as buck ugly as you are. haha...just kidding.
You know you're cute (especially when you're being tickled...with those arms and legs flying all around everywhere).
I'm already missing hanging out with you guys on the weekends.
I'm missing all those day trips we took. And I'm missing the camping.
All those good times will go with you when you leave for Reno.
And those memories, along with a piece of my heart, will go with you too.
I had a great time watching you grow up.
04/06/2009 20:36:11becky Snowing Here In Pa
I can't believe I'm seeing snow in April here. We had snow flurries today.
Getting more for the next two day's. I don't remember seeing snow in the
spring time. It is beautiful here when you see the snow flakes coming down.
I can't wait till it gets warm.
04/05/2009 21:00:22jim For Dustin - So Long. We Love you.
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