Posts Tagged ‘Vegas’

Wrong Number

Dear CenturyLink (or whatever you’re called this week since I’ve known you as Embaq, Sprint and maybe even other names): You represent yourself as a modern company despite selling some very old technologies.Worse, you employ ancient sales techniques that are inappropriate in the modern world. I had your DSL service when we lived in Las…

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Dam that’s cool!

The Weather Channel web site has an interesting article on “The World’s 20 Most Amazing Dams“. While reading their page about Hoover Dam, I came across this gem: When its construction was authorized by Congress in 1928, the population of nearby Las Vegas – then a sleepy town of some 5,000 people – reportedly swelled by 10,000…

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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: 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: Prologue

No, we’re not moving back to Las Vegas. Far far from it. Our Las Vegas Adventure is over. It ended in May 2012 when Sheri and I moved to Denver, CO. I try to no longer judge things as “good” or “bad”, since everything is a learning experience. Without the sum total of what I…

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