Friday, June 30, 2006


Cirque du Soleil and The Beatles Music are combined in a great production called .LOVE at The Mirage here in town. According to my brother, who works there and as an employee, got to see it before it opens officially tonight, it is a great show and he is no fan of the Beatles. There are very high expectations for the show, since its been a while since a worthy du Soleil production, since "O" at Bellagio, at least in my opinion. Now we have 5 of them; KA, MYSTERE, ZUMANITY and the previously mentioned "O" and now LOVE>
I hope to catch it soon since I have always been a Beatle fan. I will let you know how good it is.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


I dreamt I was in Mexico City walking about with my digital camera, which was not my "real" camera, but something not so digital and bigger than a video camera. There were quite a few people around and I happened to know some of them. On of these people, was the front runner for the presidency of Mexico. Manuel Lopez Obrador He was just sitting there on the sidewalk with, I am assuming some of his assistants, while most people walked about. I asked one of his friends to take a picture of us. I sat right next to him and put my arm around him. Instead of looking to the guy taking the picture, I put my right arm around him and shook his hand with my left hand. I turned to face him and told him, "It is an honor. You are going to be a great President. It is in your destiny." Of course when the guy returned with my camera, I checked the pictures on the small screen and sure enough, no picture!
By then, he had walked off. The dream veered off into another direction, still dealing with the big ugly white digital camera.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


I guess if you are the V.P. of the United States you are exempt from hypocrisy. As the V.P. of the U.S. you are allowed to leak info on Covert CIA agents and get away with it. However, if you are the press, or anyone else for that matter, you cannot report on anything that the government is doing in the shadows of secrecy. Yes indeed. Hypocrisy!
Read more on: Huffingtonpost

Monday, June 26, 2006


Hello all.
It's been a busy and relaxing week at the same time.
As usual, work keeps me busy during the week and not being able to go to sleep early, then getting up at 6:00AM my time, to watch the soccer games has taken its toll. Though now that the games start a lot later makes it a bit easier to concentrate on everything else but soccer.
Yes, my team was eliminated by Argentina as I figured.....Also, as I predicted, the US did not get past the first round. You don;t have to be a genius to know that, anyways.
This past weekend, I took two extra days off and went camping with Melissa. I can't remember the last time I went camping and this was a great experience. We went to Duck Creek up in the mountains of Utah. a mere 3 hour trip from Vegas. Also about 30 degrees in difference. Not a major camping trip, just a lot of hanging out and relaxing. Took some games and books to read. Lots of bugs but hey, its nature..
We talked (She did more of it) more about the state of our relationship and where we are headed. Too soon and too quick to make decisions. Sometimes these life changing, altering decisions must be thought through and we still have a lot of it to do. I do love her do. I know I may not show it at times but I know I do.

Monday, June 19, 2006


Or is it?
There is this scene in a Woody Allen movie, where the main character-woman- comes back to her apartment after being out to see a "friend". She is confronted by her "boyfriend", an older man, played by Max Von Sydow (If that is how its is spelled) He looks at her and deduces that she has been kissed because her lips are red and she is nervous and on and on.
Then he breaks down and says, "I should have married you many years ago when you wanted to" or something along those lines. Because he knew it was inevitable that he was going to lose her.
Which brings me back to my case.
I think my girlfriend is finding out that she has a lot more in common with old friends and acquaintances than we do together. Yes we are great with our kids and enjoy each other immensely. However, my feeling is that it is dawning on her that we are not getting any "younger" but perhaps more mature in all senses of the word. The sticking point in our relationship is the marriage issue.
I do not want to get married and she does. Until we resolve this issue I don't think either of us is going to have peace of mind.
Does the fact that she is 26 and I am 41 matter? Clearly it is beginning to show. I am seeing some signs or changes in her demeanor. I do not believe that she is cheating on me, but I think she is considering her options (Not whether she cheats on me or not) but on whether it is worth staying together and what is good in her own life and for her own future.

Saturday, June 17, 2006


IN regards to the picture below, It says, PHO' KIM LONG.
Strange name. I am sure it means something in Vietnamese or other language, but when you read it in English, it does say, what it sounds like.
Lots of soccer games the last week; 3 a day to be more precise, exactly what the doctor prescribed. No big surprises there. The teams that no one has hardly heard of keep losing to those that are superior in the sport. It is like that in any sport I guess. Definitely a show of first tier teams; Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Italy, versus the likes of; Ghana, Iran, Serbia-Montenegro, Togo, etc. Not that they don't deserve to be there, obviously they played in regional tournaments where they beat other teams, but at the end, I see the perennial 4; Italy, Brazil, Germany and Argentina. You pick the winner from that crowd.
The way the standings are right now, Mexico may have to play Argentina in the next round and that will be the end of it. The US will probably not get past the first round.
IN the meantime, I'll keep watching

Monday, June 12, 2006

Driving around Las Vegas

I took this picture with my cell phone, so I hope you'r able to read the name of the restaurant.



So far a good leveled game. Japan already scored a gol against Australia. I think Australia needs to focus on playing better rather than play a dirty kind of game. Japan can handle the ball and move it around the field, despite their height disadvantage against Australia.
Australia will eventually score and make it a tied game or
Australia 2 Japan 1
--My prediction--.

Next game of course is the US.
Do Traditional American Networks know how much money they are giving up (in add revenues) by not showing the world cup games live on their networks?...
Univision is raking it in. Any person who wants to watch the game, knows that they just have to tune in to their local Univision channel to watch any game live. No matter their nationality (Even though the games are broadcast in Spanish.

Sunday, June 11, 2006


3 of them, versus 1 from Iran. Great Game. Not much else to say. Tomorrow it will be the U.S.' turn to impress everyone.

Saturday, June 10, 2006


I am watching right now the match between Paraguay vs England . It is 17 minutes into the second half. England is up by one, although it was a header by one of Paraguay's defenders. So technically, England has not scored.
However, it is hard not to notice the superiority of the English over Paraguay. Their game is very fluid and are taller than the other guys. That is an advantage, particularly when everytime someone hits the ball, it tends to curve up and up. England has kept more control of the ball and when they pass it, there is always someone who is open without a defender. Paraguay seems to just get the ball and pass it to someone who is alone without any support and the ball is quickly "stolen" by England.
As the game progresses, I can see England scoring and winning by 2 to 0. Unless the SouthAmericans get lucky and score 1. Still England will win.
Yesterday as was expected, Germany beat Costa Rica by a score of 4 against 2.
Argentina plays later today and of course. Tomorrow- Sunday here in the states- a perfect day for world cup soccer, Mexico, vs. Iran.

Monday, June 05, 2006


yes Indeed, 105 yesterday, today 107 and tomorrow more of the same.
It's the dessert, I's Vegas, Thank goodness for air conditioning..

On another note. World Cupis comming soon. A whole month and more of nothing but good football. Will it be Brazil again?...
As usual I will be rooting for Mexico

Thursday, June 01, 2006


So last night I went to the den to turn the computer off. After turning the light off, I was waiting for the "off" prompt, when out of the corner of my eye (left) I saw my girlfriend just standing there. I turned my eyes back to the screen and immediately turned to ask her if she needed anything. There was nobody there. (She was in the bedroom getting ready for bed. (As I am writing this, the goose bumps come back)
Was it a ghost?.. And I know I was not just imagining things.......