Sunday, January 13, 2013


Ok, now that the big announcement has settled in, I need to give y'all a heads up on a few things.  Unlike my previous life, where I usually came home early on Monday mornings from either a late-night poker bender or a shift in the Sunset poker room, put on a pot of coffee and wrote until I passed out, things are a bit different now.

I have to get up every morning with the alarm clock, get dressed, sit in traffic, and then get chained to a desk and computer for eight-plus hours.  So my epic Monday morning posts that everyone looked forward to will be a little light.  Also, I'm guessing that my content will be a little less interesting than you're used to. And since I (am scheduled to) work 40 hours a week, my writing time has been severely curtailed.  I'm not trying to harsh anyone's mellow here, but I'm just setting expectations, that's all.  Yeah, I still have the itch, I just don't have nearly as much time to scratch it.

Also, for whatever reason, over the past year when this site sat dormant, all of the comments disappeared.  I have no idea how to retrieve them, nor do I have the inclination to try.  So it's kinda like we're starting all over from the beginning.  At least I still have an audience (well, at least I hope I do).  And you may have noticed a bit of a format change as far as colors and such, and well, that's a work in progress.  I'm not sure which way I want to go, but I know that I don't want a white background with black text, as it sucks to read late at night with the lights off, and some of my more, ahem, mature readers have suggested that I don't use a dark background with white text because it's tough on the eyes.  So I'll have to find a happy medium.

As far as Vegas goes, as some have asked, yeah, it's still out there, like a neon tractor-beam attempting to drag me in with it's that's-no-moon goodness.  I'd love to go back, but I have no firm plans anytime soon.  I *might* go back in the fall with my old Phoenix buddies for a football weekend, but March Madness is definitely out.  I have other priorities and new things that interest me more, and that's where I'm going to spend my time and effort.  Of course I'll write about them and certainly post pictures, and I'm hoping that whatever I choose to share here is well received.  Full disclosure--I'm blogging again for practice.  I haven't written anything in so long that I damn near forgot how.  I spent a lot of time reading old posts over the past month or so to kind of get the feel for where I was, and it was enlightening to say the least.  Yeah, there were some nuggets of greatness to be found, but then there was a lot of stuff that made me shake my head in disbelief, also.  But hey, at least I'm putting it out there and taking a shot.  One only gets better through practice.

Today, I don't have much going on in the way of big plans.  Of course I'll watch the playoff games all afternoon, but in the meantime I was hoping to get a three-and-a-half mile hike in down on the local town greenway.  However, it's been pouring down rain all morning and my rain gear leaves a little to be desired.  If I went now, I'd come back looking like a drowned rat, and that doesn't really thrill me.  If it lets up, maybe I'll do a shorter walk around the neighborhood.  My goal has been to walk at least a mile a day, with longer hikes on my days off, and I've been pretty good about it, although I slacked over the holidays.  There's a good mile-and-a-half loop at my office park that I try to do every day on my lunch hour, but like anything else, after doing it so many times, it gets boring. 

On the other hand, this weekend I can be glad I don't still live in Vegas because I would've gotten my ass handed to me yesterday.  I would've totally picked the Broncos and Packers, and well, we all know how that went.  I still can't pick NFL games to save my life, so I guess it's good to know that some things never change.

Peace out.



Contriboy said...

Good to have you back!

Liz said...

Glad you're back Mikey!! I look forward to reading more of your adventures. Vegas days were fun to read about but I've been wondering what you've been up to lately. I'm glad to hear you picked the Packers but so sorry that they sucked donkey balls. :-)