|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.
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.
05/02/2009 17:59:22jim MeadowLands Casino
05/02/2009 16:07:20jim Meadows Race Book
05/02/2009 09:01:46jim Homestead-Lowes Theatres
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
04/23/2009 19:17:31jim Magoos in Wexford
04/22/2009 20:43:03jim Becky Time
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 08:22:50jim (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 20:36:11jim .Snowing Here In Pa
SNOW, those beautiful gentle flakes falling from the sky, covering the ground, making everything glisten white when the sun comes out. I lilke it too. Most of the people here say they can't wait for the spring, but for me, its just another beautiful day.
Hopefully, it won't be snowing on the 18th.
I'm not sure if I'll want to camp in downtown Louisville when its 40 outside. We'll see what the weather brings.
04/05/2009 21:00:22jim For Dustin - So Long. We Love you.
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