Stories

It could be argued that…

… TV was better in the 70’s and 80’s, but  that’s not a fight I’m willing to pick. TV show theme songs, on the other hand, were inexorably better, memorable, and good. This point I will argue. And also, here’s a picture of a crab featured on this post for no reason.

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Well that wasn’t pleasant…

You know how I like to ride my bike to the train station. That means I have to ride it home. There’s one stretch of road that I have to cross that’s less than ideal. Cars are looking to the left watching traffic approach as they get ready to turn right onto the main avenue.…

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Traffic stopper

We took a long weekend vacation last week to go visit some family friends of Sheri’s in Montgomery, AL. When we initially made our travel plans in January, we didn’t even realize it was Easter weekend. We were there from Friday to Tuesday. I’ll have some posts about our Alabama adventures over the next few…

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Moving to Vegas: Arrival

Previous installment: Moving to Vegas: Vistas Williams, Arizona is only about a 3.5-hour drive to Las Vegas. Knowing this, Dad and I were in no hurry to get going on this last day of our journey. We slept in a little late and went to the Denny’s next door to the hotel for breakfast. The…

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Moving to Vegas: Vistas

Previous Installment: Moving to Vegas: So long, Texas We were now in New Mexico, a place Dad and I had never been to before. We both grew up and have mainly existed on the East Coast. Sure, we’ve been to other places, but we never drove cross-country through them. We were absolutely not prepared for…

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Moving to Vegas: So long, Texas

Previous Installment: Moving to Vegas: Waiting for Lunch Well as nice as Texas had been, it was nice to see another state. Hello New Mexico! I felt like we had now made real progress. So far the journey was going extremely well, especially since we had two alpha-males in the truck. Not only were Dad…

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Moving to Vegas: Waiting for Lunch

Previous Installment: Moving to Vegas: More Driving On the road and hungry, Dad and I, adhering to the “local flavor if possible” rule of the road, had stopped at the only place for miles around. It was surprisingly bright and clean, but the owner serving us was a bit relaxed in her approach to service.…

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Moving to Vegas: More Driving

Previous Installment: Moving to Vegas: The Search for Rest It was day 2 on the road from Orlando to Las Vegas. We had made excellent time on day one despite some rain. Day 2 looked like it was going to turn into another fine day of driving with Dad. I figured since this was my…

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Moving to Vegas: The Search for Rest

Previous Installment: Moving to Vegas: The Drive Begins The first day of driving was nearly over, but we still had miles to go before we could rest. It was at this gas station that I discovered one really huge annoyance of $2.60 diesel fuel and 35-gallon fill-ups beyond the simple math of paying nearly $100…

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Moving to Vegas: The Drive Begins

Previous Installment: Moving to Vegas: Getting out of Orlando I started the day by checking my cell phone voice mail and was relieved that Sheri and Pepper had arrived safely in Las Vegas and were already as settled in the new house as they could be with no furniture. Remember how Pepper had received half…

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Moving to Vegas: Getting out of Orlando

Previous Installment: Moving to Vegas: Packing It was moving day. So far the mover had hit on my wife, left without us really having everything packed and put on the truck, and time was running out to get Sheri and Pepper to the airport for their flight to our new home in Vegas. And as time…

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Moving to Vegas: Packing

Previous Installment: Moving to Vegas: Prologue The day started out fine. Everything was going well until the mover showed up. He seemed chipper enough until he toured the house and proclaimed that I had lied to him about what had to be moved. Now if you want to get my attention in a hurry, call…

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