Tuesday, September 20, 2011


ok so i've been in reno for almost a week now. i haven't written anything since i left portland so this will just be some ramblings about my trip and may include a post about the Mayweather fight or it could get it's own post.

i said in my last post how i got some In n Out when i drove by. if that wasn't clear, i did. no way i could pass up that greasy goodness. it's been some two years since i've eaten there. paleo diet be damned. i had to have a double meat with some fries and it was good.

i had a four by four meat the day after with some fries. i think that was my first one ever and it was good. you poor people who've never had In n Out, get some if you can. better than any other fast food burger chain. i had a double meat again yesterday and now i'm thinking i may have to have one for breakfast to start my trip tomorrow.

so my first day in reno all i did was eat and sleep. the heat was a bit too much coming from my climate. i read everyone on FB complaining about rain. haha. sunny n hot here. next day i was able to take the dogs for a run. all i really did here was walk the dogs and drive my younger niece to school. the older one got rear ended the day before i came down so all she did was sleep. poor girl didn't eat hardly anything until saturday.

ah saturday. talked my brother into going out with me. he wasn't too happy and was quite all night. don't know whats up with that but i just tried to enjoy the time instead of making a big deal about it. don't worry about what you can't change.

so we went to hotel atlantis to meet my sis-in-law's friend. my god she was very well endowed. even thought i met here for bfast the same day, she was wearing a sweater so she had the girls hidden. i did my best to not stare all night. of course being a guy you just fail at that no matter what. we gambled, i should say the girls gambled while my bro and i drank.

next we went to the peppermill. they have a club called edge. they wouldn't let me in with my huaraches on. told me no flip flops. i lifted my pant leg and said these aren't flip flops. guy says no sandals. i said i'm a tourist and don't have shoes. he says put on some boots. i tell him i'm indian and am not wearing cowboy clothes. he smiles and looks away as i say come on how about some native love. i just smiled and walked away. the other girl was ready to take me to walmart form some cheap shoes until she said cover charge was $20. forget that noise.

off we went to downtown with another new girl in tow who's even shorter and nearly as well endowed as the other. wow i'm terrible. i can't remember the name of the place we went! i know it starts with an e and that's all i can recall at the moment. i know it's attached to circus circus and some place else. was cool in there. younger people walking around.

we were about to go into some club there but all went to eat instead. of course the server says he didn't hear me say no cheese on my burger so i had to wait even longer to eat. then i disgusted everyone by eating everything. after food i'm ready for bed. so we went home.

not too much of a highlight for a long awaited night out. i'm just not as energetic as i used to be.

i guess i can talk about the fight. i was trying to get my brother to go out and watch the fight but of course he didn't get ready until it already started. i had a feeling that would happen so i found a free live stream of it. i caught it from the second round. Mayweather was being his elusive self.

to the controversial and final fourth round. by the way, i used to be quite the boxing aficionado. unfortunately i no longer have cable and work every weekend so i can't follow fights like i used to. when i say fights i mean boxing. the sweet science, not the mma street fighting crap. i want to watch guys stand there and play physical chess, not wrestle and submit. that is boring to me. i have watched very few mma fights and even fewer have been worthy of watching. you can say the same thing with boxing but at least they will be on their feet and can have points deducted for being inactive.

so in the fourth Ortiz got some shots on pbf and backed him into the corner. once he couldn't hit him again he tried to blatantly head but him. the whole crowd saw him and booed him for it. he knew he was wrong so he gave pbf a hug and was apologetic. if i was floyd i wouldn't hug after such a blatant fowl. accidents happen that was beyond a cheap shot.

joe cortez, the ref, deducted a point for the head but. he told them to box and ortiz went to pbf, pretty boy floyd, for another hug and apology. pbf did it again, like i said, i wouldn't have. when ortiz backed away from the hug he took his eyes off of floyd and his hands were down so floydortiz got what he deserved and he knows it. people who say floyd took a cheap shot don't know shit about boxing. the first rule a ref tells the fighters is to protect yourself at all times. he told them to box and ortiz wasn't paying attention when floyd hit him. had it been me i may have lost my composure and fouled him back. good thing for floyd he didn't. he just got even by keeping his composure and knocking ortiz out.

Reno trip

once again plans change last minute and on the road. my step dad didn't drive down with me like he was supposed to. i woke up at 3am anyhow, when he was supposed to be at my place, and started getting ready. took just over two hours to pack up, make lunch, shower, and go. dropped off Mury at a friends after getting some gas and i was gone.

i beat all the morning traffic out of portland and salem, even eugene. i still drove fast as i wasn't able to get through to orange torpedo rafting co. and let them know i was coming down from portland. i had my sister-in-law look up the number for the office in Merlin and call them. they called me back right away as she told them i was lost. they said i would make it in time by 9:30am and not to worry. i thought they left by then so pressure was off.

i made it and went rafting with two women who were, let's be polite and say more than just friends. don't expect me to always be politically correct. one talked to me while rafting and the other didn't. when it was over they were gone. it was a fun trip and the guide was funny. young guy who's name i can't remember now. he lived in germany for a year and mm, wow, somewhere in the middle east.

it was fun to go rafting but was definitely better in the beginning of summer when the water level was higher. also found out when we finished that they were using smaller kayaks but switched to bigger ones because people kept falling out. pshh. wish i would've known that before hand as i had a lot more fun in the smaller one. i hit a wave and rolled into it like your supposed to. impressed the guide that i did it right and didn't get knocked out of the kayak.

after that was done i took a nap down the freeway. after a lovely four hour drive in the morning to go rafting it took me another six hours to get to reno. best thing was is that there's an In n Out burger two exits from my brothers place. yum. no other fast food burger can even come close.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

call me mr no plans

ask me what i'm doing this weekend and the answer is always the same. i'm going to work. the only time i make plans is if someone else makes them and i agree to them.

for instance take now. i mean right now. i've known for months that i had until september 15th to use this groupon i bought for white water rafting in Medford and i didn't decide to go until today. scratch that. i had decided a long time ago to go this past sunday until i loaned out some money. i know, don't loan it out right? not always easy when it's family. i almost always have money, not a lot but some.

so i called the place tonight to reserve a trip and they didn't answer. i left a message and they didn't call back. i called again and this is all during business hours, no answer. great. i'm just getting up about 4am and going. oh, so my step father needs to go to Reno as well so we'll be driving together. at least following each to medford where he will wait for me while i go rafting, hopefully. once finished the plan is to drive straight to reno.

see why i never make plans? life. things always happen to screw them up so i try not to plan for too much or too far in advance. i planned this out in june to go alone so i could go hike crater lake, raft, then go to reno to visit my brother and his family. one thing after another and here i am making last minute plans to go.

i was going to drive down to crater lake and hike around. get to see a true natural beauty. then i would camp somewhere and go rafting the next morning. once done rafting i was going to camp again or go to reno. my plans are always broad so that i can adapt to anything that comes up.

why did i wait until now? school. i bought three groupons for me and my girls to go rafting. my oldest said right away she didn't want to go. that changed when i told her my niece was coming along. good. now problem. i couldn't go while i was in school and when i finished the girls were still in. i signed up for summer school, a condensed course of physics, smart i know. with only a week off i had to go in that time. my girls wouldn't go because those were the last days of their school and they didn't want to miss out on the big party the school was planning. great.

now that i finished summer school i had to wait until i did the warrior dash. don't worry, race report will be posted in a few days. did that and like i said, i loaned out money. i do have a little bit of money on me but the problem is i don't know how i will pay for school next term. so far i've been denied by financial aid because i passed the credit limit allowed at school. i have appealed but that takes a month.

i almost made the trip last night but i was a bit tired to do anything. i went for a run today and felt great. minus my hip. i then went to pilates, worried that i wouldn't have enough time to pack if i did leave. i'm glad i went because it woke me up and i feel great from it. it's quite a work out if you've never done it. i do recommend it. so i get home and have the idea of borrowing a friends tent who lives out by my mom. good because i could get my oil changed there. new problem. i eat dinner and get tired. ugh. jiffy lube has already closed so i'll be getting the oil changed on the road sometime tomorrow.

fine. i call my sister-in-law and she tells me my niece is fine. i'm like what do you mean? oh, she was in a car accident and the car got totaled. poor girl. two years of driving and two accidents of being hit from behind by idiots who weren't paying attention that the car in front of them was at a complete stop! this time the car is totaled and she is in a lot of pain. so in comes the step father who will be driving down his spare truck to my brother because they need an extra car to get around.

great stuff right? maybe you can see why i've started this blog now? it's a way to complain and anyone can just move on instead of telling me to shut up. at least this way i won't know you're ignoring me.

Monday, September 12, 2011

i'm always late

is this from being raised by a mexican mother and puerto rican father? i can remember always being late for everything. being late is normal to me. i don't like to show up early and wait. in my family it's pretty expected to show up late. at my cousin's wedding a few weeks ago she told everyone it started at 4pm. people were still showing up close to 5pm, when the wedding got started.

here i am some what late, five years after blogging becomes popular i decide to start my own. i don't even know how long ago it became popular so please don't blast me on that to the one person who may read this.

if it wasn't for the bus system when i went to school, i would've been late all the time. i think the only reason i was on time when i started driving was i don't like to be in trouble. detention is no fun. i am on time to my classes now that i'm back in school some 20 years removed. i don't like interrupting. i tend to be considerate but do still wind up late once in a while.

i tried going to school out of high school but had no clue on what to do and no desire to do well. so after floating around and seeing myself with no savings or anything to pass on to my daughter. here i am later in life going back to school so that i can help set her up with a better life than i was able to take advantage of. life is a journey and i will continue on.