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August 3, 2008

Back from Vegas to start the new job

Filed under: driving in LA,general topics,Las Vegas — Tags: , , — admin @ 11:35 am

We made the drive out to Vegas for the Turning Point retreat without incident this time – last year we blew out a tire in the Mojave and I had to change it in almost 110 degree heat. Hayden’s grandma and grandpa came to town to take care of him while we were gone, it was good to have a trip with just Nickey and myself for a change. Since moving to Los Angeles it has been unbelievably hard to find reliable baby sitters for some reason, so we don’t make it out very often by ourselves. We had a great time in Vegas, and only managed to lose $43 all together. We went through a bunch of casino’s, walked the strip, had some great food, and had to go to the Harley Cafe since I had just bought my motorcycle. The food there was better than I expected – I thought it would be more like Hooters but it turned out to be pretty good. We were going to see a show on Tuesday evening but we decided to head home early.

I started my new job on Thursday and after two days of being there I know I made the right decision to take this job. I had almost forgotten what it was like to work at a sane company. It’s not that my last job was so bad, it’s just that the company was so dysfunctional. Most people came to work every day knowing that it could always be their last day there for whatever reason. I’m glad to not have that kind of stress anymore.

Well, I’m off to do a little practice on the motorcycle. I’m still at the point that it’s a bit scary to take it out on the road but the more I do it the better, and more comfortable, I’ll get so it must be done. Once I get the initial starting from a stop down, then I’ll be a lot more comfortable.


  1. Woot! Glad you two had a good trip and that your job is starting out well! Are you wearing one of those fancy helmets with the mohawk on top of it? 😉

    Comment by Gil Garcia — August 5, 2008 @ 1:28 am

  2. Hey Gil! Good to hear from you. I’ll have to check out your site on travelpod.com and see some of your pics!

    I’d love to have one of those cool helmets. I saw one the other day that not only had the mohawk, but also had some bottom lip hair thing going on too. If I get one it will be a while since I don’t want to draw any attention to myself yet, at least not while I’m still learning!

    Comment by admin — August 5, 2008 @ 1:50 am

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