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Las Vegas Monsoon Season!

Blogs, Blogging, and Podcasts, Las Vegas, Nevada, Weather
Posted July 15th, 2008 by Christopher - 3 comments

When most people hear the phrase “monsoon season” they think of the famously rainy monsoons of India that they learned about in school. What’s really odd to me is how they always teach about “monsoons” in the context of some very foreign place to North America – there are monsoonal weather patterns every single year right here in the Southwest to learn about. I know that kids can “get” an illustration of a concept by examples of extremes – and it definitely rains like crazy in India during monsoon season, oftentimes causing flooding, et cetera – but those conditions, while perhaps not as widespread and extreme, occur right here in Las Vegas, Nevada, and much of the desert southwest.

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Guest Column: Nick the Cabbie – “Las Vegas Street Fight”

Blogs, Blogging, and Podcasts, Guest Columnists, Las Vegas, Nevada, Nick the Cabbie, Nightlife, Sin City, Stories, Taxicab Confessions
Posted April 29th, 2008 by Nick the Cabbie - 3 comments

Outside of my taxi there’s a man screaming obscenities at his friends… or at least the ease with which he insults them implies a long and deep friendship with the group of assholes that just won’t get into the cab fast enough. When they finally get to the taxi it is immediately apparent that this is the most unusual group of people that I’ve ever driven around: the original yelling man looks kind of like Kyle McLachlan …if he was on a diet consisting entirely of cheese. The woman that he lets into the front seat between us looks exactly like Mama Fratelli from the Goonies, and the beefy, high-school football player-looking guy that gets into the back, is apparently her son. He is sitting on one side of a very cute girl with a broken leg and on the other side of her is the biker from Erin Brockovich.

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I Thought It Was Just on Paradise Road in Las Vegas…

Blogs, Blogging, and Podcasts, Las Vegas, Nevada, Outdoors and Other Interests, Stories
Posted February 26th, 2008 by Christopher -

Starbucks Logo Las VegasLast night I was at Bucks #1 and the adjoining Kinkos, drinking my ritual coffee and taking care of some printing stuff I had to do. I saw a sign on the door of the Starbucks saying they would be closed tomorrow (today) from 5:30-9:30pm. I was a little dismayed because I’m always in that area and get one to two coffee drinks there daily (or nightly, as it were, because that’s when I’m out on the prowl.) Yes, the Starbucks on Paradise Road in Las Vegas near Flamingo is my regular caffeine dealer! My C hook-up, baby… You know you got one too!

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Did Las Vegas Police Academy Let Out Recently?

Blogs, Blogging, and Podcasts, Las Vegas, Nevada, Nightlife, Sin City
Posted February 25th, 2008 by Christopher - 5 comments

metro police badgeLately Las Vegas has turned into what seems like the damn pull-over capital of the West. I actually did hear that there was a police academy class that graduated recently.

I got pulled over – Liz did, actually, I was in the passenger seat – and this cop that was probably eight or ten years younger than I am asked every invasive, rude question he could think of that was irrelevant to why he claimed he pulled us over – a broken light on her license plate. He asked if either of us had ever been “in trouble,” where we were going, where we were coming from, how we know each other, why our driver’s license numbers are so similar, why our address is 7777 something – sounds fishywhat Liz’s vanity license plate meant??!

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