Stories's Log
This log represents the Life and Times of the Las Vegas Dude.
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Fri 
05/08/2009 16:25:45
 jim  Beaver Falls
Wed 
05/06/2009 19:48:11
 jim  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.
 
Wed 
04/29/2009 07:07:42
 jim  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.
Walnut Grove
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.
Tue 
04/28/2009 09:13:33
 jim  Wexford Apt-Spring is here
Sat 
04/18/2009 23:59:18
 jim  Louisville Thunder Crowds
Sat 
04/18/2009 21:32:21
 jim  Thunder Over Louisville - Fireworks
Sat 
04/18/2009 18:48:12
 jim  Louisville-The Friedrichs Clan
Sat 
04/18/2009 17:59:46
 jim  Louisville-The Camp
From Saturday to Sunday
We cherished the festivities. Becky and I drove 6 hours from Pittsburgh. Most of the Fredrichs clan drove 12 hours from Wisconsin. The partying, fireworks, variety of people, airshow, and just being in Louisville made this occasion a very special event. Even the guy who came by and broke my truck added a special spice when he said "I fixed your truck". I loved it, and the Fredrichs have become sort of a family to me.
WE HAD GREAT TIMES YA'LL !!
Sat 
04/18/2009 17:00:44
 jim  Louisville Thunder Bldgs
Sat 
04/18/2009 14:26:20
 jim  Louisville Thunder Baseball
Sat 
04/18/2009 11:54:52
 jim  Louisville Air Show-20090418
Sat 
04/18/2009 08:22:50
 jim  Louisville Trip
Sat 
04/18/2009 08:22:50
 jim   (Reply).Louisville Trip
Sorry I haven't gotten more pictures out yet. They will come.
Sat 
04/18/2009 08:22:50
 chez2199   (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!!!
Sat 
04/18/2009 02:59:40
 jim  More Louisville Pix - From Rod
Fri 
04/17/2009 01:01:01
 jim  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.
Wed 
04/15/2009 18:53:20
 jim  Homestead Square-20090415
Mon 
04/13/2009 17:54:19
 jim  Pittsburgh FoxAndHound-20090413
Sun 
04/12/2009 12:52:32
 jim  A Cranberry Easter-20090412
Tue 
04/07/2009 03:49:40
 jim  Wexford Snow Again-20090408

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