Life is still in full living color, life will again be normal. There is no new normal. Only normal.
This iPhone photo from 2017 shows a place very dear to me. The property in the foreground is where I lived during my high school years in Michigan. I grew up just down the road, on the same lake. My sister now owns the home which is great as the home is still in the family.
I was in Michigan to attend my daughter’s delayed wedding reception and I chose to forego the Nikon on this trip which I now seriously regret. Top this off with having missed her wedding due to severe thunderstorm complexes in and around Chicago O’Hare. I’m still pissed about this, she is of course so disappointed.
Regardless, a wonderful time was had by all attendees, some of which I had not seen in a very long time. Not seeing them again would have been OK too! Take my advice, when it comes to very important life events, ditch the iPhone, and use something much better if possible. I could possibly write a book about my years growing up here.
Since the first day Las Vegas Photo blog, or Photoblog, was on the internet, I have had a standing set of rules that I operate the blog by when it comes to follows, both businesses and what I consider spam follows. Businesses are always deleted as soon as I find them, period.
These site owners are only seeking free advertising for their own bank accounts, and are not true followers. Click, you are gone. The other sites that are removed are those that are obvious spammers and trust me, there are several that try to follow this blog over and over.
Others that have no About page, or have a few as two or three “posts” are removed. Why? I’ve tried hard to keep the Follower count as close to actual as is possible. If you find your Follow has been removed, consider the above. This is how it will continue to be.
I’ve operated this site like this since 2016, although the posts here don’t reflect that many years. I’ve had to remove hundreds upon hundreds of posts, thanks to WordPress’ greed and not offering individual storage space upgrades. WordPress sucks it.
I routinely remove anywhere from five to twelve spam and business follows each day. It’s tiresome and it’s a bullshit hassle I don’t like to deal with, but as long as this site is an active domain on the internet, these will be my standing rules.
Last week, I renewed this domain for one more year which is something I wasn’t sure I would do, I do hope to continue blogging with my wonderful friends here for another year though, and see less spam in the year to come. COVID 19 be damned.
This morning I headed out the door to the party store for some adult refreshments for later today. Of course, I had to remember that my favourite local taco shop is very near the store, so I caved in and headed there too.
This time, the tacos were a bit more stuffed with extra shredded beef and cheese too. Yum! Sorry Taco Hell, but your tacos just pale in comparison to the real thing. Some years ago, there was a rumor going around that Taco Hell (bell) was using horse meat in their food.
I still doubt that was true, but those tacos still suck regardless! I pay nine dollars for these three tacos, and I’ll guarantee you that it’s worth every red cent. Yum!
On a very different note here, on the way to the store, I came upon a really horrendous sight. Under a completely cloudless and sunny sky, and almost zero traffic on this particular four-lane road, two vehicles managed to have an unbelievably violent head-on crash.
Seriously? How the **** did this happen? Occasionally, I will snap a photo of an accident, but this one was sickening, and there were fire and police all around of course. No photo. My reaction was both one of dismay, and of anger as well.
One or both of these morons must have been seriously intoxicated in one form or another. All of this got me deep-thinking about my decision to remain in Las Vegas after divorce number three, the final divorce. I’ve drawn one very large conclusion from what I’ve seen today.
And that is that there is an inordinate number of assholes living in Las Vegas. That accident never should have occurred in the real world. There’s just no ******* excuse for this. And it’s not the first time that I’ve seriously questioned my decision to stay here. I stayed in Nevada for the wonderful year-round climate.
And not to be so close to the multitude of freaking morons that live here. I am sick to death of these people. I am tired of seeing so much ignorance on full public display, almost daily in so many different ways. I could easily write a full post, complete with photography on this subject.
All of this said, do I sincerely want to remain here in Las Vegas? The answer is yes, for now. I may reconsider this in time to come after the CORONA virus has run it’s course and is gone. Never thought I could say this actually as I really do like the city and the beautiful Mojave Desert. But these people will be the end of my life here.
The only place I would consider moving to is Michigan, my home state. Back to the friendly people I left behind seven years ago. To a life that I’m of course familiar with, it’s a big matter though, of readjusting to life under gray skies, snow, icy and salty roads, and a summer full of biting bugs and mosquitos. Another big decision in this life.