The Life and Times of Jim
Hi, there. I'm Jim. Welcome to my phlog!
This site was written for Las Vegas, then LouisVille. Now, it seems to be about anywhere. In these phlogs, you'll see a lot of my personal notes and pictures. I like to post my observations here to remember life and celebrate it. I'm not religious. I don't pray for good fortune. I'm ecstatically grateful for the gift of life and I think our time should be remembered and not taken for granted. I'm not a writer. I think pictures tell stories so much better than words. I love just about everything in this life, and, I guess that would have to include you. So, if you've seen me, don't be surprised if your picture is in here somewhere. Of all the critters, people are absolutely the most interesting. 
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Thu 
03/10/2011 13:39:17
 jim  After One Year at RJ

Bronze sculptures!

Consultant areas.

Sadly, I was the last one to leave.
Wed 
03/09/2011 12:28:14
 jim  Denver is out - The project was cancelled.
I've heard these things happen, but I never thought it would happen to me.
No hard feelings, its the nature of this beast which I have learned to love so well.
Tue 
03/08/2011 17:59:25
 jim  Bay Meadows Apts
Sun 
03/06/2011 16:12:54
 jim  BayMeadows-Anthonys
Sat 
03/05/2011 01:51:08
 jim  Denver, Co - Hotels
Work: 4725 Independence St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Hotels: Stay 3/19/2011 - 4/3/2011
10 min - $44 - Extended Stay - Lakewood: 715 Kipling St, Lakewood, CO 80215
02 min - $89 - Comfort Inn:  10200 W. I-70 Frontage Rd. S, Wheat Ridge, CO, US, 80033,  (303) 422-6346
02 min - $35 - Ramada Denver West4700 Kipling St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033,  303-423-4000, Fax: 303-424-7680, called - $35 - $287 - $1050
02 min - $99 - Holiday Inn Express:  10101 W 48th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, (303) 424-8300
03 min - $49 - Motel 69920 W 49th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033,  (303) 424-0658
02 min - $31 - Interstate Inn:  4735 Kipling Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-2816, (303) 423-0800 ‎
03 min - $41 - ***Affordable Inns:  Frontage/Service Road, 10300 S. I-70, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 ,(303) 940-1234, called
06 min - $65 - Howard Johnsons : 12100 West 44th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80002, (303) 467-2400
02 min - $45 - Americas Best Value Inn : 4735 Kipling St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 
BM:    11350 W 102 Ave, Westminster, CO 80021
Apartments: near work
05 min - Arvada Mall : 52nd & Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002
Groceries, Malls
Sat 
03/05/2011 01:50:08
 jim  Florida to Denver
Clearwater, Fl - Denver, Co
Hrs Miles Start , Rte Notes
08 471 Atlanta, GA I275
I-75
Stop
03 145 Birmingham, AL I-20 .
04 238 Memphis, TN I-22 Stop
06 402 Tulsa, OK I-40 .
03 176 Wichita, KS I-35 201 N Martinson
08 524 Wheat Ridge,CO I135
I-70
4700 Kipling St
32 1,974 Finish _ _
Thu 
03/03/2011 22:40:19
 jim  PJs near Indian Rock
Anthony treated us. GREAT seafood. I had fried oysters and oysters rockefeller. Becky had lobster alfredo, and Anthony had ribs and shrimp.
I had almost one beer, and I was loopy (my how we change!).
Very nice day!
Thu 
03/03/2011 19:32:41
 jim  IndianShore-PJs
Thu 
03/03/2011 19:05:00
 jim  PJs BluesBros
Tue 
03/01/2011 04:19:38
 jim  Johns Last Day at Work
Today marked the end of his one year contract that was exciting, fun, and successful.
I watched as John walked down the catwalk, headed for his last shoe shine.
I slipped by his apartment complex and put a Leather car scent on his car door as a small reminder of our friendship.
I'm all alone now, and I'm in a spot where they may either keep me longer, or not.
Peter landed a contract in Delaware. Great going Peter!
Thu 
02/24/2011 02:30:00
 jim  Going Away Party for John at Ale House
Tue 
02/22/2011 13:54:28
 jim  Clearwater RJ Elevator Guy
Tue 
02/22/2011 12:21:34
 jim  John - Goodbye
Mon 
02/21/2011 15:58:54
 jim  Anna Maria Island
Mon 
02/21/2011 12:58:44
 jim  Brandenton-Mattisons Marina
Sun 
02/20/2011 18:21:50
 jim  StPetersburg-CrabShack
Sun 
02/20/2011 17:40:56
 jim  BuschGardens-JoanJett
Sun 
02/20/2011 17:04:10
 jim  Busch Gardens-DoWops
Sun 
02/20/2011 16:47:38
 jim  Busch Gardens-Coasters
Sat 
02/19/2011 18:18:11
 jim  Joan Jet and the Blackhearts - 2/20/2011
Busch Gardens
Sat 
02/19/2011 15:00:27
 jim  Replaced the F150s actuators
AFTER 3 HOURS of CONTORTING my hands, I finally replaced both of my bad power lock actuators.
These are the doohinkees that cause your doors to unlock by the remote.
Ya gotta tear the doors apart to get to them.
So much fun!
Tue 
02/15/2011 03:15:59
 jim  The Female Point System
The Female Point System
In the world of romance, one single rule applies: Make the woman happy. Do something she likes and you get points. Do something she dislikes and points are subtracted. You don't get any points for doing something she expects.
SIMPLE DUTIES
+1 You make the bed
0 You make the bed, but forget the decorative pillow
-1 You throw the bedspread over rumpled sheets
+5 You go out to buy her what she wants
+8 in the rain
-5 But return with Beer
+1 You check out a suspicious noise at night
0 You check out a suspicious noise, and it is nothing
+5 You check out a suspicious noise and it is something
+10 You pummel it with iron rod
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENTS
0 You stay by her side the entire party
You stay by her side for a while, then leave to chat with an old
-2 school friend
-10 Named Tina
-20 Tina is a dancer
-80 Tina has silicone implants
HER BIRTHDAY
+2 You take her out to dinner
+3 You take her out to dinner and it's not a sports bar
-2 Okay, it's a sports bar
-3 And it's all-you-can-eat night
-10 It's a sports bar, it's all-you-can-eat night, and your face is painted the colors of your favourite team
A NIGHT OUT
+1 You take her to a movie
+3 You take her to a movie she likes
+6 You take her to a movie you hate
-2 You take her to a movie you like
-3 It's called 'Death Cop'
-15 You lied and said it was a foreign film about orphans
YOUR PHYSIQUE
-15 You develop a noticeable potbelly
+10 You develop a noticeable potbelly and exercise to get rid of it
-30 You develop a noticeable potbelly and resort to baggy jeans and baggy Hawaiian shirts
-8000 You say, "It doesn't matter, you have one too."
THE BIG QUESTION
-5 She asks, "Do I look fat?"
-10 You hesitate in responding
-35 You reply, "Where?"
-20 Any other response
COMMUNICATION
When she wants to talk about a problem, you listen, displaying what
0 looks like a concerned expression
+50 You listen, for over 30 minutes
+500 You listen for more than 30 minutes without looking at the TV
-4000 She realizes this is because you have fallen asleep
Sat 
02/12/2011 19:32:17
 jim  Watched Sanctum
Very good movie, with a some what grim path. Cave divers lose their exit in the largest (unexplored) cave in the world.
Sat 
02/12/2011 06:42:51
 jim  Fiesta Day: (Ybor City) 02/13/2010
Fiesta Day has grown and changed since it originated in the 40's. This year it is planned for Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with plenty of action taking place from Seventh Avenue to Centennial Park. Entertainment and food, a parade, art shows, and cooking contest make Fiesta Day one of areas most widely attended events attended by both residents and tourists.
Fri 
02/11/2011 18:34:18
 jim  Aphorisms
APHORISM:
A SHORT, POINTED SENTENCE THAT EXPRESSES A WISE OR CLEVER OBSERVATION OR A GENERAL TRUTH
  1. The nicest thing about the future is . . . that it always starts tomorrow.
  2. Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.
  3. If you don't have a sense Ľof humor, you probably don't have any sense at all.
  4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.
  5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.
  6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?
  7. Business conventions are important . . . because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.
  8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?
  9. Scratch a cat . . .. and you will have a permanent job.
  10. No one has more driving ambition than the teenage boy who wants to buy a car.
  11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.
  12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 a.m. - like, it could be the right number.
  13. No one ever says "It's only a game" when their team is winning.
  14. I've reached the age where 'happy hour' is a nap.
  15. Be careful about reading the fine print. . . . There's no way you're going to like it.
  16. The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.
  17. Do you realize that, in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos in strange places? (And rap music will be the Golden Oldies!)
  18. After 60, if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you're probably dead.
  19. Always be yourself because the people that matter don't mind . . . . and the ones that mind don't matter.
  20. Life isn't tied with a bow . . . . . . . but it's still a gift.
Fri 
02/11/2011 11:25:19
 jim  Dawns Going away Party
Dawn has moved on to Fifth Third Bank. I organized a get together at Courtside, and I say organized loosely!
I sent off an email saying Friday was Pennys last day. Greg, John, Joe, Dawn, Penny, and myself showed up.
Tue 
02/08/2011 19:21:19
 jim  Everbody Wung Thai Tonight!
We had Tom Yum Goon, Yum seafood salad, Curry w/ coconut milk, pork, veggies and crab rangoons.
Tossed in the Thai Tea for good measure, and it was all delicious.
5545 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL.

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