I've been told that over time you adapt to the weather here much like anywhere else and when you were used to 20 degrees or below being cold or freezing or whatever eventually Vegas weather will prevail and the 50's will end up being the new "I'm freezing" point for you.
However, here I sit 6 years later and really still haven't gotten into the whole cold weather thing here. Maybe it's because I'm still fat and have all this extra padding on me and next year is going to make a huge difference after the loss of 80+ pounds? Who knows. What I do know is that I think everyone is crazy thinking that this is horribly cold weather which calls for a winter jacket.
This week is my Sunday/Friday at work and I have actually made plans for my Sunday.
I'm going to start by waking up early to clean the floor in the living room.
This is where I tell you that as a flooring salesperson I love Laminate flooring, but now that I have some in my own house I would probably never get it again. maybe it's because I'm in the desert and things get dirtier/dustier around here or maybe it's just this particular laminate that came with the house being all high gloss and such, but I'm no longer a fan of it.
After cleaning I've got a Strat game set up where my Las Vegas Scumdogs will be battling the Erie Colonels for possession of 2nd place in the division. We both sit at 2-1 while someone else is 3-0 currently and yes this is only the 4th game of the season but it would be nice to own that early tiebreaker!! Of course the next game is against the currently undefeated team and I'm hoping he suffers a tragic loss this week :)
After (and during) the Strat game will be football on the TV. I don't know what games I'll be watching currently but I'm looking forward to some good ones.
Once football ends (1st two games at least) I'm going to be making a trip down to Henderson to meet up with Linda Lou and we will have a few beers and discuss things comedy related.
I have no real expectations of how this is going to go down other than a few beers and a few laughs. Either way it will be a worthwhile evening and hopefully give me a few ideas on what direction I need to start focusing on. For those who don't know Linda is a great local comedian (meaning she lives here - she also performs elsewhere when it strikes) who has volunteered to help me out in any way possible to help make this pipe dream of mine a reality. So, I'm really looking forward to this.
(On a side note I also have one other person who has volunteered to help me out as well through discussions, emails, bouncing ideas off of her, etc - I'm truly blessed right now to have people in my life that support my decisions and are willing to help me attain them!)
After the meeting of the minds I've got a decision to make. I work late on Monday so I'm able to stay out late and enjoy myself but I don't know what direction I'll be heading.
I can visit a friend (and see the next topic that I'm covering to end my post) or I can head down to Bills Gambling Hall and Swap Meet to play a couple of hours of penny poker and looking for stories to regale you all with.
Last conversational topic. The Hobbit.
My date to the Hobbit has never seen any of the Lord of the Rings movies. She has agree'd to go to the Hobbit because I never argue about anything she wants to see or do. I brought up the fact that she should watch the LotR movies before hand and she agree'd.
I debated taking her to the all day showing of the Trilogy at the theaters but I didn't want to overwhelm her (though I'm thinking about attending myself).
So, what I settled on was forcing her to sit down and watch the extended editions with me.
Now, I do realize this is probably the wrong choice - but I have decided to treat them as 6 movies instead of just 3.
For those of you who don't know, the extended editions come on 2 discs. Broken up around the halfway point of each movie and (as far as I can tell) at a logical end point. So Sunday night might be the night to let her watch the 1st half of Fellowship and then Finish off the Trilogy Weds, Thurs and Friday.
I've already warned her that the 2nd movie will probably be her favorite because it has the most action but that she is going to have to sit through the 1st movie to get there.
In all reality I'm really hoping she likes them because I love re-watching these movies every couple of years!
For now, I need to play some video games or read some Deadpool in order to prepare for an evening of work!