The Bruise Life

This is what’s left from Sunday eve at the hospital as far as needle damage. My blood is thin as hell from blood thinner for many years. I mentioned this recently. Another fine iPhone photo eh? 😂 I use Zinc Oxide on bruises to take them down much faster, try it, it works well.

In the centre of the megabruise, that tiny hole is what spat blood on the ER floor. Nasty…  😂😂
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What’s Left…

Bonnie Springs Ranch was a nice place to visit. Today, some former employees are possibly still searching for work. Thanks so much to those greedy land developers who will eventually build homes here. Last I checked, you can’t take your supposed wealth with you to Heaven…

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Waiting for The Green Flag

Las Vegas traffic lights and road markings are a bit different here than those back home up north. Black backgrounds too… On a personal note, the motoring public here is in my perspective more aggressive than drivers in other states, something I seriously dislike. I’m not attempting to be negative but is your clutch depressed yet?

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It’s Not Too Jiffy

There are a few different companies around the city that perform the smog testing on most everything with an engine around here but I don’t believe that doing this really helps very much. In winter the layer of smog hanging over the city seems persistent and never ending. During our windstorms, the smog seems to blow out of the valley.

Walk or drive to higher elevations around the valley and you’ll very quickly see that pervasive and nasty greenish cloud hovering over the valley easily. Of course, I’m no expert in this matter but from a resident’s perspective these very costly smog tests are not worth it.

Further, for my vehicle it costs me $500 every two years for that little tiny plate tab that tells the police that you’ve paid up. Is this nonsense really worth the costs…. And where does my five hundred bucks go?

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Scooter Train

So today I got my bum off this couch and took a ride into the desert. Such a beautiful day, I just gotta get outta here! I snapped tons of photos of course, here is the first set. I’ve seen these scooter trains as I call them out here before. They are likely great fun for the tourists but I am concerned for their safety.

The road is Charleston Boulevard which crosses the entire valley proper from east to west but continues for many miles west of the city into the Red Rock Canyon area. There are some seriously ignorant drivers out there once in a while, that concerns me for the scooters and the tons of bicycles riding the shoulders.

You would likely agree with me should you have seen the assholes on motorcycles riding wheelies at high speed, passing you thereby risking my life and truck. Here in Clark County if the police catch you doing that shit or similar, you just forfeited your bike. It’s going to be placed in a crusher and smashed into a small cube. And rightly so!

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Dumpster Rules?

Aye? Since when do these Bins as I prefer to call them need rules? Read the sign, someone apparently spent a bit of time removing letters from this sign. Duuh. It reminds me of those warm air hand dryers in the men’s room. People scratch off certain letters to have it say something different. Duuh. I noticed this duuh when photographing aircraft on approach to the airport this morning. Perhaps it was a crackhead or similar… Duuh. 😂

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In Permanent Dry Dock

Not too far from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway I passed by this poor boat looking all smashed up and broken. Honestly, this pisses me off on at least two levels. One, it’s obviously dumping your rubbish in the desert! Also, it’s sad that someone invested lots of money and time in this boat only to dump it in the desert. Who cleans it up?

I grew up with boating, this makes me sad.

Around The House This Morning

This is all I have this morning as I’m busy with phone calls and discussing taxes with my tax man. Honestly, I so despise this time of year, the time to Feed The Beast as I say every year on this blog.

The damned TV commercials make it worse for people by using Christmas music that says tax time is the best time of the year. Seriously? Who the hell came up with that bullshit?

And using wonderful old time holiday music, stolen to promote the feeding the federal beast. Piss off.

The Morning Photos

A few photos from early today as I headed for the doctor office to collect my records. Several years ago in Michigan I requested all files and information from a doctor office as I transferred to a different doctor. I did the same thing yesterday, I kicked this current urologist to the curb for a few reasons which means I have to begin the entire process all over again.

I was very angry walking out of that office this morning, those files are my property yet I can’t have them directly. I must have the new doctor office request them, then they are faxed to the new doctor. That’s bullshit. I am in no way violating the HIPPA laws with this request. It’s just a complete repeat of what happened many years ago in Michigan. I feel violated.

Riding The Ninety Five

Here are some 35mm photos from late morning today heading for a different doctor office. I have decided to kick the other doctor to the curb and go elsewhere regardless of this likely setting things back a little bit, it’s already been set back anyway. There’s more to this but I’ll not talk about that in this space. I used different processes for some of these photos, many were taken through the windscreen so they may look a bit crusty.

A Rodent Dog and A Lost Cat

Sitting inside Subway a couple hours ago the guy you see here and his little rodent dog were wandering around the storefront as he put the rodent down then picked it up again. Repeat sequence twice. He then wandered off out of sight. What’s in that bag? I’m not sure but it looks like rubbish that was picked up along his path.

I’ll never understand why people wear pajamas in public, it makes one look classless and shows disrespect for one’s self! The rodent is lucky it doesn’t get the crunch from a passing car, this is a busy road! Leash please, you know fella, they don’t cost that much. I’m not pickin’ on the guy folks, but please put some pants on! 😂

Note – In no way do I intend to insult those with small dogs, it’s just a goofy joke. 👍🏻

Construction Zones, City and Desert Views

I woke up at the usual six AM this morning and felt very motivated so I cleaned up the house and a few other things. After that I wasn’t ready to do nothing so off to the desert I go. For whatever the reason, my usual haunts out there were far busier than the last time I was out about a week or so ago. My guess is that folks are still off work due to the new year.

I’ll be bloody honest – the folks riding bicycles out there piss me off. They aren’t doing anything illegal at all but I’m always amazed at how close these dipshits ride to the white line as the group of guys riding did. They seemed to be racing each other and were wobbling all over as they moved along. Do they believe they are stronger than my 4000 pound truck?

In the other photos you can easily see that the nasty smog level has risen again, yuck! It’s a nasty colour too as well as being a reason that an online friend recently moved away because of a doctor recommendation. I again tried playing with the changes in elevation as I descended in a few of the photos. Some of the photos today are via my Tamron 10-20mm wide angle lens.

And how about that taco truck? Years ago working at the family business, a truck like this only larger and better would pull into the shop mid-morning with tons of food for sale, and an actual steel top grille to make fresh food! The behind the scenes joke was calling it the Roach Coach. I never saw or ate a roach thank God! I didn’t like the fact that there is NO English on the van I saw this morning.

On the way home I was going to hit a Jimmy Johns for a cold sandwich but ended up at Subway because of traffic. Inside waiting to order it quickly became obvious that the current shift spoke nothing but Spanish behind the counter but spoke broken English (in my opinion) when communicating with customers. Are you kidding? Honestly, this pisses me off.

So you want to live in this beautiful country with all of it’s wonderful opportunities but won’t speak our native language? Yep, like it or not immigrants and those not immigrants, English is indeed the language you should be speaking behind that counter. I am a man of many opinions and am not shy about expressing them, especially here in my domain but not that many people really give a shit right?

The Joy of Apartment Life

Imagine yourself living in a one bedroom apartment for over two years with this view being fairly common as people move out month by month. I can’t really explain the deep frustration I felt with this situation as it unfolded day by day. Not so long ago I was passing by this apartment complex and decided to have a quick drive through it. I didn’t see the bullshit you see in the photo but I’ll guarantee you that nothing has changed there. The management there are just thick… Seemingly uninterested in helping it’s clients with anything.

It was a wonderful life…

Site Restored

I put a bit of a dent in my day today by making the choice to try the WordPress Business plan. Words of advice: don’t try it. Now, I understand that not everyone will have issues with the plan but in my case it was a fact. Example: It broke the site by adding the Like button where it shouldn’t have been on the main page. It also messed up the photo Slider.

Another example: Jet Pack would re-enable and/or items I had either enabled or disabled if that makes sense? It’s frustrating! I spent a few hours both emailing and waiting for replies from WordPress too, I finally got this place put back right. Of the many themes we have available to us in the Premium package, this is the only theme that works just right for me.

Hence the site looks the same except for minor changes I make to it’s look that most probably wouldn’t notice. If you have tried the Business plan I’d like your thoughts on how it has performed for you. Further, are you able to purchase storage space? That option went away from my Admin pages long ago and I say it’s a serious lump of coal to be polite about it!

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I’ve enabled that damned Business plan from WordPress, and am having it removed. It’s a joke. It’s messed up the way the site looks and now every page loads incredibly slow. Do yourself a favor, don’t try it! I hope the site will go back to normal soon… Happy Christmas friends!

Pulling Posts

Thank you all around goes to WordPress.com once again for not making storage space purchases possible. Why did WordPress.com remove this option? Because they suck. Note: the image below is not my work.

Update: I’ve upgraded this site to the Business plan, I’m so tired of removing content. WordPress still sucks…

Encroachment

A few years back some rotten developers starting causing homes to pop up like pimples that were spreading toward the open desert as I call it. Specifically, toward beautiful Red Rock Canyon. Then, Bonnie Springs Ranch was sold, the large parcel will have guess what built on it – more pimples. This makes John a very unhappy camper seeing the beautiful Mojave Desert being turned under! Nothing is sacred today except profit… That profit came at too high a price.

Drugged

All those TV commercials tell me that America has a legalised major drug dealer – Big Pharma… And I’m one of their loyal customers. High blood Pressure and Type Two Diabetes are the main reasons I must swallow so many pills each day. It’s a bad situation, while I am grateful for the drugs I do detest the money these companies make and the constant, daily pounding they impose on the American public to use their drugs.

The Trump Roadrunner

I’ve never seen so much vitriol spew being puked at a president in my life. The so-called Democrats are so full of hate for President Trump that it’s despicable. What the hell is wrong with these people? Is it because we real Americans don’t want to shred the US Constitution? Because we don’t want to stomp out freedom of choice or have decisions made for us by people who believe in Socialism and believe this is how it should be in the United States? Here’s an idea – leave the country. There are other countries that would welcome your hatred.