Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Seafood salad @ the Flamingo

Seafood salad @ the Flamingo, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Eating @ Bugsy's Place.

Jpennant: Im liking Vegas
glinessa: you said that before
Jpennant: feels like Im in a recovery ward
Jpennant: recovering from not just LA, but SF too
glinessa: lol
Jpennant: I feel like a refurbished man
Jpennant: :)
glinessa: refurbished? lol
Jpennant: Im too old to be new :)

Yeah, Im feeling a peace of mind I havent felt in a long long time.

The emotional attachments and feeling of trying to survive in a high expense environment (NY, Berkeley, SF, LA) is slipping away. Hell, Im feeling so good..

Jpennant: Im even slowly getting back into writing again
glinessa: good for you!

Yeah, Im feeling good.

As long as I dont gamble my life away here in Vegas. :)
Today's horrorscope sez:

Today is a great day to formulate your plans and organize a list of things you need to do in order to prepare for a new work project or opportunity. You need to start putting more effort into growing your career and pushing yourself to reach for goals that are a little bit higher than you are comfortable with -- you need to stretch! Remember that your boss is a human being, and sometimes a simple casual conversation can lay the foundation for your future.
Yep, thats congruent with how Im feeling.

I am feeling like all that juvenile baggage Ive carried around for decades can go now, and I am dreaming too small. Now is the time to push them through.

Yep, feeling irie.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Vegas Deals

Vegas Deals, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Things are slow in Vegas right now, they want you there. Heckuva deals.

Living Las Vegas

Since Ive arrived in Las Vegas, Ive learned a few things....

Vegas Sunset- Las Vegas is a beautiful place.

Sitting in a spacious valley surrounded by colorful, age old rocks and clear skies, it is an amazingly beautiful place. The sunsets and sunrises can be spectacular.

- Las Vegas is weirdly normal.

Yes, it is Sin City and there are slot and video poker machines in every supermarket and 7-11 but it doesnt feel like the 24 hour freak show that LA or San Francisco can be.

- Las Vegas is part of the Southern California metroplex.

The California border is only a few miles west of Las Vegas, Vegas being at the foothills of the Sierra mountains. It is only a few hours to LA or San Diego and not that much farther from San Francisco.

- I could live here

Living expenses arent outrageous, fees are cheaper than california, there are hourly flights to literally EVERYWHERE in the US and for the first time in probably ever - Id buy a house here, violating my philosohy that owning a house is a serious liability. It is a short driving and flying distance to LA and SF, with direct flights to New York, so it is within range for business and pleasure. The people are congenial, the casinos feed you cheaper than you buying your food and the weather is desert, but bearable.

I never felt at ease in California. Here, I dont mind.

My plans are only to be here through the Winter, but...

Hey, Im surprised too.

Thai BBQ chicken with sweet garlic sauce