Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I Have Nothing To Say

"The radio won't let you leave my mind, I know it's over but I don't know why..."
-Richard Marx- (Should've Known Better)

"I saw your eyes..., and you made me smile..., and for a little while..., I was falling in love..."
-A Flock Of Seagulls- (Space Age Love Song)

"Well excuse me, guess I've mistaken you for somebody else, somebody who gave a damn, somebody more like myself..." -Jewel- (Foolish Games)

Good evening everyone.  With the exception of a few pictures that I've brought for you, I've come to you with nothing specific to say tonight, thus the title.  "So Coach, you're saying that when you normally write the blog, PLANNING goes into that?"  Yes my friends, and thanks for the support... ;)  Okay folks, here's your old-timey Vegas photo...

I actually stayed at the Imperial Palace on my most recent visit to Las Vegas (a year ago at Christmas), but the name had just been changed to The Quad.  This photo is a little bit older, and was probably taken closer to the time that the Imperial Palace was built.

The following photo is here to remind us that time keeps marching on...

This snapshot came across my facebook newsfeed a few days ago with the caption, "We're done forever!  #txstcheer"  Pictured above (from right to left) are my two all-time favorite Bobcat Cheerleaders, Paige and Brooke, along with their cheermate Caitlin (who is cool also obviously, or she wouldn't be in the picture)...  ;)  I know that Caitlin must appreciate that I took the time to find her name on Paige's facebook page, as opposed to referring to her as "cheerleader on far left..." :P ANYWAY,  these young ladies will be graduating from my alma mater (soon to be OUR alma mater) in a little more than a month.  A weird but completely cool coincidence just clicked with me, as I realized that the dates of the Texas State graduations (May 8th-10th) are the same as the dates for the NFL Draft.  Yes, more proof that my alma mater is the best school ever!  ;)  I actually saved and uploaded this photo with the tag 'bittersweet' when I saw it (yes, you can go and get your box of Kleenex now)...  :)  Another group of Bobcats is about to graduate and leave San Marcos, America, and another group will be arriving in the fall.  I guess my point here is that if you have things that you want to do, then go ahead and do them, because time isn't going to slow down for you...  (Let me take a quick moment here to congratulate these young ladies, and then I'll continue with that last thought).  Paige, Brooke, Caitlin..., study hard for your finals and CONGRATULATIONS!  #eatemupcats  :D

Doing the things that you want to do...  This brings us back to my impending move to Las Vegas (because we all know that I don't talk about that enough)...  As I've said here before, I'm 100 years old (but not really), and that's the main reason that I want to move back to Las Vegas this summer (as opposed to next year, or the year after, etc)...  I am probably (most definitely) going to have to work, but I want to spend as much time as possible trying to make as much (losing as little) money as I can betting sports and playing poker.  These are things that I really enjoy doing, and although the prudent thing might be to wait another year until I've saved up more money (or another, and so on, and so on...), I'm ready to head west again.  As I've said before (and I really ought to revisit the 'pros and cons about living in Las Vegas' entry that I wrote here once upon a time), living in the DESERT does not thrill me in the least.  What I'm talking about here is the surroundings and the lack of water.  However, on the 'pros' side, I am a "people person," and I LOVE the wide variety of humanity that you're exposed to in Las Vegas.  In addition to the diversity of the city's residents, Vegas also gets a huge influx of tourists (in case you weren't aware of that)...  #breakingnews  ;)  I'm sure at this point that you're looking forward to me moving as much as I am (so that I'll stop talking about it).  As the weather continues to get warmer here in Austin and the time keeps passing, I find that my anticipation continues to be offset by the stress that I have over the things that I need to get done before I leave...

On that note, I'm going to go to bed now so that I can wake up on time to make some more money to put toward this endeavor.  ;)  Have a great week and I'll see you again on Saturday!




  1. Love the old pic of the Imperial Palace & Flamingo. I recall the "Razzle Dazzle" show at Flamingo but not sure I remember "Bravo Vegas" at IP. Wow, that pic is really old tho because I don't see any mention of "Hilton" under Flamingo!

    Back in the day, my buddy and I used to stay at Imperial Palace a lot. It was cheap and it was in the center of everything.

    So, for your impending move back to Vegas, have got your place of residence figured out? I recall that was a pretty big issue for you last time you moved there!

    1. Of course I don't have anything figured out yet Rob, but I'm galaxies ahead of where I was at this same time two years ago. Prepare to be limp/re-raised... ;)

  2. For someone who didn't have anything to say, you sure said a lot :)

    1. I guess I caught my first wind Lucki... ;)