Monday, January 21, 2008

Three Things

In following the tradition of Clare, I try to think of three nice things every day. Today:
1. I hope that our city motto ‘what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’ is really true. Every morning on the way to work I drive past Scores ‘Gentlemen’s’ Club. This is at 6:30 in the morning, and there is a long line of cabs our front just waiting to take guys back to their hotels. I sure hope the corresponding wives and girlfriends don’t find out what went on, or just how much money is spent (those places are not cheap)
2. It’s nice that there is always something new to see. With all the construction on the Strip and around town there is always a new building opening every six months or so, such as the big one in the hotel next door to where I work. I am still impressed with how nice that place is.
3. Sunshine! It might be cold outside (OK, for us a high of 55f in January is cold) but there are no clouds in the sky and the sun is shining. I can take the cold as long as I can see the sun.
4. (an extra today!) Back before the internets when people had computers set up that others dialed into there was a famous one that was just amusing. I had a machine set up full of programs and programming tips that was always busy. But this one was about the most popular around, and all that it had was a dumb little song and a poor quality cartoon. It was also one of the first sites on the internet that was relatively amusing. You can still find the web site, though updated at Hampster Dance. The song is still around, and the cartoon has been updated, but it’s as infective as It’s a Small World. Be sure to turn it up for the kids, they will always dance to this one.

For those of you that have never been to Disneyland (are there people like that?) there is a ride that is about ten minutes long. It was originally at the 1966 New York World’s Fair and made it back to California, becoming a must ride for everyone with kids. And leaving everyone with this stupid song stuck in their heads after ten minutes of it.

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