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Reality Hits You Hard, Bro

Let's get the title reference out of the way, click here for the YouTube where an Arizona resident reminds us that, sometimes, reality hits you hard, bro. The realities that hit you hard in this matter are convoluted but not complex. Aggressive Council Moves The City of Glendale City Council voted 5-2 to negate an existing contract with the Coyotes at a contentious June 10, 2015 special City Council meeting which had been scheduled one day earlier. Reasonable people recognize scheduling a voting meeting and giving your business partner one day's notice to prepare as an extremely aggressive move, especially given one of the two councilmembers supporting the Coyotes was out of town. Also of note is that the two parties had one brief, reportedly very confrontational on the … [Read More...]

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Winning Through Douchebaggery

The coronation by the Republican party of the creative hair comber and the exit of John Kasich herald a new era of politics nearing fruition in the United States. The remaining step is the election of a spectacularly unqualified person to the most powerful office in the world. Despite the smug confidence of Democrats everywhere, that apocalyptic result is a real possibility evidenced by the current success that was initially unexpected by political experts. Theories abound about how this result was possible. Disenfranchisement of the electorate, in one form or another, is the root cause when most editorial prose on the subject is boiled down to a single phrase. Disenfranchised … [Read More...]

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Life With a Neato Botvac Robot Vacuum

We have a Neato robot vacuum (a BotVac 75 to be precise) named Hazel, and we love her. We live in an under 2000 square foot single story home in Arizona on a dirt road with complete xeriscape (no water) landscaping. We have five kids, four of which have moved out and rarely contribute to the dirt in the house. We have two large dogs that enjoy the freedom of a large back yard and a dog door to go in and out as they wish. If you have dogs, you know that's a lot of daily ins and outs. Both of them shed hair prodigiously. We leave the windows and patio doors open as much as possible, so we get an extra coating of dust from the yard when the wind picks up and the dirt road when somebody … [Read More...]

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Reality Hits You Hard, Bro

Let's get the title reference out of the way, click here for the YouTube where an Arizona resident reminds us that, sometimes, reality hits you hard, bro. The realities that hit you hard in this matter are convoluted but not complex. Aggressive Council Moves The City of Glendale City Council voted 5-2 to negate an existing contract with the Coyotes at a contentious June 10, 2015 special City Council meeting which had been scheduled one day earlier. Reasonable people recognize scheduling a voting meeting and giving your business partner one day's notice to prepare as an extremely aggressive move, especially given one of the two councilmembers supporting the Coyotes was out of … [Read More...]

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How’s T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas?

We attended a Billy Joel concert in the newly opened T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, April 30. The show was great, Billy never phones it in and he played for about 2 ½ hours without a break. But, what's the arena like? We know hockey fans everywhere are wondering. Outside The exterior of the T-Mobile Arena is spectacular. The plaza area is inviting and spacious. The copper look cladding on the building contrasted with the stone, metal, and active screens looks REALLY cool. The park area outside the arena is well laid out, with vehicular traffic squeezed down to a twisty parklike road. There is plenty of room to hang out, lots of places to eat and drink, and enough shady areas to spend … [Read More...]

Older Verbosity

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How’s T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas?

We attended a Billy Joel concert in the newly opened T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, April 30. The show was great, Billy never phones it in and he played for about 2 ½ hours without a break. But, … [Read More...]