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September 14, 2007

Charity Fatigue

It’s getting about that time when employers waste their employees’ time by having some of them hit up their fellow employees for donations to this charity and that charity. My employer has a big deal every fall where they anoint someone in each area to do this. They give you this pre-printed form with your […]

September 11, 2007

September 11

As everyone knows, today’s the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Perhaps fittingly, I won’t be at work today; I’ll be helping our democratic process by working at my local precinct for the Nashville run-off election. I’ll be a “machine operator”, which means that I take the application […]

September 7, 2007

NASCAR: Cha-Cha-Changes

Quite a few major changes have been going on in NASCAR lately. Here’s my take on a few things: Toyota’s first year in the Cup Series hasn’t been much to write home about. The teams they signed up weren’t very good with their prior manufacturers, so I’m not sure why anyone figured they’d do any […]

September 3, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

What is it about death anniversaries that makes people want to “celebrate” them? Every August at Graceland Elvis fans flock there on the day of his death. And with the 10th anniversary of Princess Dianna’s death a few days ago, the media went crazy. Fox News showed some kind of memorial service for Dianna during […]

August 17, 2007

Cirque Du Soleil: LOVE

Last Saturday night, our last night in Las Vegas, we went to see LOVE at the Mirage. Through an incredible coincidence, we were able to get $125 tickets to this show for only $50. We were on the first row of section 207, which was at stage level. It looked like the $150 seats were […]

August 16, 2007

Hoover Dam

As part of the Las Vegas Power Pass, we took the mini-Hoover Dam tour. We boarded a mini-shuttle bus outside the Excalabur, which took us to the Planet Hollywood hotel, where we got our tickets, paid our $4 fuel fee, and got on a big bus. We had a driver from a former communist country […]

August 15, 2007

The Luxor

On our recent trip to Las Vegas, we stayed at the Luxor Hotel at the south end of the strip. We got there on a Wednesday afternoon (around 4 pm) and had to wait 15 or 20 minutes in the line to check in. Before we got in that line, we were approached by what […]

August 14, 2007

Western Swing

We flew into San Diego from Nashville on a Thursday, rented a car, and checked into the Holiday Inn by the Bay. It’s an OK hotel, and at least they had free WiFi in the room. On Friday, we went to the “World Famous” San Diego Zoo. It’s a huge place. We took the bus […]

August 13, 2007

Back In The Saddle

Well, we got back from our trip out west Sunday night. We were gone for a total of 10 days and visited San Diego, Oceanside, and Las Vegas. I’d planned on blogging while away, but the only hotel we stayed at with free internet access was in San Diego.  I wasn’t about to pay $10/day […]

August 6, 2007

Go West, Young Man

I’m writing this from my hotel room in San Diego. We arrived here Thursday night on a flight from Nashville. That’s the first time I’ve flown in a couple of years, and I was dreading the security procedures. But it was harmless enough. I did my research online before, and knew what we could take […]