Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Years

Drove up from LA today for Kathryn's wedding tomorrow. Jim and I are the photographers of record. Hopefully we won't mess up. Stopped on the Marin side to take this shot. I had to open the lens wayyyy up and set the exposure for 30 secs. Liked how it turned out. I was game to stay and take more of the bridge and the city but Jim was freezing and not appreciative of my artistic efforts.

Sunday, December 27, 2009


So the sun sets on Christmas 2009. Spent the week in Newport Beach with the family. Nice getaway. Had a place right on the beach, lots of lolling about and watching the surfers try out their new boards. Little blue without my dad but we had lots of memories of the beach and talked a lot about good times past. The weather cooperated as well and we had balmy weather all week.

Friday, December 18, 2009

you might be a red neck......

Stopped for gas on the way back from Tampa this afternoon and went in for some coffee. Almost came out with this deal.......

Thursday, December 17, 2009

'twas the week before Christmas

And I am on a friggin business trip. No presents for anyone this year. Maybe a unused sleeping mask from Jet Blue, a bag of uneaten peanuts from Southwest..... I am definitely not in the mood. Have had a cold for about two months and can't stop coughing. I know, boo hoo poor me! Looking forward to the start of next year and only have to travel on the West Coast. Started this week up in NYC, got a killer deal on a hotel on 42nd street. Got to see my cousin Nancy, have a hot dog and wander about Time Square in addition to getting some work done. In Florida right now setting up the Florida Gulf Coast opening. Beautiful weather today

Thursday, December 10, 2009

San Francisco

Just finishing up with meetings this week at the support center. Spent this afternoon playing tour guide to the Newark Partners.We trolled the city for photo opps. I forgot how beautiful the city really is. It was their first trip and it was nice seeing San Francisco through their eyes.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Thanksgiving, the holiday I give myself and this year, like others I seem to wind up in Vegas. I think in the past ten years,I've spent at least eight years observing the start of our national land grab from the native americans in Las Vegas.
I gotta admit, I do kind of enjoy it.I had to spend time there prior because of work commitments but now, it just seems like my own personal tradition. Not as crowded as you'd think midweek and well, Vegas is Vegas. Spent this year with an ex-stripper from LA going down memory lane. Definitely one for the books. You've gotta love someone who borrows money from you and says "put it on my tab".
This is Downtown on Fremont. I love the neon and the color.
Binion's is the best for $3 blackjack and their steakhouse isn't too bad either. Harrahs owns it now and it wasn't quite as Old School (seedy) as I remembered it but good.