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Thursday, September 12, 2013

More Stuff

It started raining a few days ago and...it hasn't stopped.  Streets are flooding, people are dying, and the roof over one of my closets sprung a leak.  Water was just pouring in buckets this morning.

The drive to work was interesting.  I hit some standing water last night on the highway, and it was scary enough that I resolved to take the side roads today.  That plan failed almost as soon as I left.  One route was closed completely, the other was half flooded.

I said Fuck this and hit the interstate, enduring the splashback now but not the flooded intersections.

Funny thing about the modern world.  My roof is leaking, but I can't do anything about it because, hey, those commercials ain't gonna play themselves*.   Can't do anything about it till it stops raining anyway...

Here's a funny thing I came across on the web today:  23 Things Every Woman Should Doing.  Surprisingly "Don't involve innocent men in your life confusion" didn't make the list.  Other than that, good list!

And finally, my nephew turned me onto this song.  Dub step is not usually my thing, but I'm digging it.  The coolest thing about dub step, I think, is how sinister it sounds.  This is the heavy music of the new generation.  Guitars are for us oldsters.







*  Just kidding.  On a good day, 99% of them play just fine on their automated playlists.  I'm left to mop up on the remainder.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Stuff

Went to the last performance of In the Heights at the Vintage Theater yesterday and I was somewhat underwhelmed.  The production definitely had some highlights, but it was difficult to hear and the story was not very interesting.  Some people fall in love, an old lady dies, there's a blackout.  Not really the most epic tale, that one.

I can see why other people like it though.

Earlier this week, on Labor Day, my brother took my up to the Blackhawk casinos.  I didn't have gambling in my budget, so he staked me.  We sat down to play virtual roulette and a few minutes later, we were both up.  A few hours later, I was way up and my brother was breaking even.

I paid for the buffet.

On the way back, we took the Oh-My-God Road that connects Central City to Idaho Springs.  I'll have to admit that while the views were dizzying and terrifying, they were also spectacular.

We Front Rangers are most used to looking up at the Rocky Mountains, looming over us, purple snow-tipped majesty and all.  It's quite another thing to be at the peak, looking down at them as they spread out along for miles.

In the middle of the week, me and my brother went to see Joe Satriani at the Paramount Theater downtown.  It's the first time I've been to a show at that venue and now I'm wondering why.  It's a Golden Age of Hollywood theater that still has the hand-painted tapestries.  The downstairs hallway smells of a half-century's worth of popcorn.  The seats are comically small and the air conditioning almost useless.

But what a great venue.

And the Broncos, oh the Broncos.  Danny Trevathan's muffed pick-six almost marred Peyton Manning's record breaking 7 touchdowns.  But it didn't.

We took down the Super Bowl champs and avenged the play-off loss from last year.  Next week...the Manning Bowl.  Always bet on orange.