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Back from Vegas

We're back home. My thoughts on the trip are to be in a later post. Puppy update: we have decided to name our new puppy April instead of eclipse. We both agreed that we had kind of a regular name theme going with our other dogs (Lucy & Bridget) and we thought eclipse was not only too masculine, but that it sounded more like a name for a sportscar.

Vegas, Baby, Vegas

we don't fool ourselves into thinking we live the ethic from which that phrase originates, but it's the only chance I'll probably have for a long time to say it because I'm actually here. We arrived Monday evening and Tuesday has been mostly taken up with getting the lay of the land. If nothing else, Vegas is GINORMOUS in scale now. Having been to a few well know landmarks around the world (Tower of London, Buckinham Palace, Eiffel Tower, St Peter's Basilica) I can easily say that Vegas wins in the large and sparkly category. Of course it's all mostly decorative and aesthetically engineered to draw in tourists and get their money, but I have to say it's a bit overwhelming just from a scale standpoint.

April Showers

actually the weather is quite nice today, but we did have some serious rain this weekend, so the official mowing season has arrived. And that's just FAN-FRICKIN-TASTIC, MAN!  Seriously. The annual milestone inspection has essentially passed at work and we did pretty well without any serious deficiencies. Everybody has probably breathed a big sigh of relief and returned to their functional levels of ambivalence. I know I have. (anyone from work reading this should disregard that last statement as me just trying to sound cool and get back to something more productive than reading my blog).  :)  Aeyoung and I are looking forward to two weeks of leave starting next week with 5 days in Vegas. We haven't traveled much since we've been married (not counting the work sponsored relocations) and since I'm going to be going on an extended leave of absence next year, we want to take advantage of the time we have. The sad part is that we probably won't be doing any gambling other than throwing a couple of coins in a hotel lobby slot machine. We're not so big on giving money away with nothing to show for it. We plan on checking out the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and whatever looks interesting in Vegas that week. We'll probably watch a few shows and just relax.