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Monthly Archives: July 2012

RiverCat Journal: Preparations

Current Venue:  Las Vegas, NV Campground: Riviera RV Park I’ve talked to a lot of folks that seemed to really like my idea of working in the Grand Canyon, North Rim.   In fact, I was really getting pumped up about it.  Before calling back HR, however, I double-checked my Mountain Directory West atlas to make … Continue reading »

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RiverCat Journal: Laid Up

Current Venue:  Las Vegas, NV Campground: Riviera RV Park Oops!  I did it, again.  I wrecked the scooter. Last Year… I was cutting across a vacant parking lot on the way to work, spotted an RV for sale, made bee-line towards it (just out of curiosity), and had a head on collision with a curb.  … Continue reading »

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RiverCat Journal: Signs of Old

Current Venue:  Las Vegas, NV Campground: Riviera RV Park One thing I gotta’ say about my location is that I’m at a terrific junction with  “straight shots” to pretty much everywhere.  If I take a left on Sahara, plenty of shopping.   If I take a right on Sahara, it takes me directly to The Strip.  … Continue reading »

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RiverCat Journal: iPhone Ghosts?

Current Venue:  Las Vegas, NV Campground: Riviera RV Park Last night I got the ghosthunting bug and went on an investigation for the first time in months.  The destination was Arizona Charlie’s.  I’d read a blog months ago, something about a decorative mask at the entrance that gives people the heebie jeebies and makes for … Continue reading »

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RiverCat Journal: Crinkly Fries

Current Venue:  Las Vegas, NV Campground: Riviera RV Park The shoebox may become a permanent fixture… While moving sidewalks at airports are fairly standard these days, there’s something about the one at Bally’s Casino that feels exceptionally futuristic to me.  I think it’s because it feels like you’re being transported through a cavern.  In the … Continue reading »

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RiverCat Journal: Signs of Life

Current Venue:  Las Vegas, NV Campground: Riviera RV Park It’s finally over!  The grind, the late-night shifts, an upset cat, and very little sleep.  Now I’m starting to feel like myself — a little more vital, again. As an added bonus, I made a few bucks winning a poker tournament on Wednesday.  That, more than … Continue reading »

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RiverCat Journal: The $50,000 Cat

Current Venue:  Las Vegas, NV Campground: Riviera RV Park Over the past 7 years my cat has cost me about $50,000 in lost wage opportunities (and petsitting fees). Before I explain, let me preface by saying Jeepers is my best friend and everything I could want in a pet.  He’s playful, gentle, funny, adventurous,  affectionate, … Continue reading »

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RiverCat Journal: Home Stretch

Current Venue:  Las Vegas, NV Campground: Riviera RV Park Today The World Series of Poker introduces the first-ever million-dollar buy-in tournament in the history of poker.  There will be 48 players and first place pays out a nifty $18,000,000. It’s the first time this entire summer I’ve ever been tempted to volunteer for one of … Continue reading »

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