Monday night I was able to relive my teenage years at the Guns 'n Roses concert at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. What a great show! The band took the stage at 9:45 pm, about 20 minutes after their scheduled 9:25 pm start, but since they're so notorious for starting hours late, it… Continue reading Guns ‘n Roses
One drawback of blogging from a smartphone: sometimes it's difficult to recognize a truly awful photo from a five-inch screen. Evidently that was the case Monday evening from the concert, which shocked even me when I saw it on a full-size monitor. The important thing now is to take full responsibility. My lovely wife Kathryn,… Continue reading Mea culpa
There's a certain irony to writing a blog. During those times when you have the most to write about, you have the least time to write it. The year 2007 has been, and continues to be, almost unbelievably good to me, and for several months I've been maintaining a hand-written list of all the things I want to write about.
I had two specific goals for my recent visit to Las Vegas. I wanted to see Celine Dion, who was sick when I visited in December, and I wanted to learn how to play craps. I'm happy to say I accomplished both goals, and I did it while fighting a cold. In retrospect, I probably should have spent the weekend in bed, but I really did have a great time.
When it was nearing dusk, I took the bus to Fremont Street to check it out. It was definitely over-the-top, as advertised. I enjoyed walking around there for a while. If my lunch hadn't been so enormous, I would have tried some of the food there, like the deep-fried Twinkies. Fortunately, there's always room for a beer.