Tucson.jpgWoo-hoo! I’m going to Tucson again over spring break. I initially wanted to go visit my brother in Portland, Oregon, but even with a leftover travel voucher for $300 or so, tickets were still prohibitively expensive, sometimes up to $1,000! As it was, the ticket to Tucson was more than $100 more than last year’s price. Airline flights are becoming expensive, yet service and reliability has decreased. Someone’s profiting I suspect.
I hope to get up to Phoenix again for some margaritas with the girls, maybe do some snowboarding north of Tucson, but most of all get some more sun. I can’t complain this winter, it’s been a good year for getting some extra rays.
DJ Kitty Cat scratches Purple Rain album.
Scruffy college pole vaulter. I pole vaulted in high school too!
Deamy Crown Prince Haakon of Norway in recent interview with NBC News.
Leaders Meet To Address Gang Violence In Shaw Area.

“They’re fighting simply for a sense of direction. They’re fighting just to be a part of something. They’re fighting so people will be concerned about them,” says Tyrone Parker with the Alliance of Concerned Men.

Shooting each other for attention? I think that’s a stretch. No one is forcing the trigger to be pulled, there’s a lot to do in DC, and a lot of it is free. So far they’ve only been shooting each other, but someone outside of this “part of something” is going to get shot in the crossfire some day.
But at least there’s been police presence keeping watch lately. On Friday night I spotted District Commander Larry McCoy (with requisite cop ‘stache) at the 7-Eleven on Rhode Island. Last night I got home late from work and counted five police cars, lights a-flashin’, while walking home from the subway station. I also smelled horse poop too so a mounted unit was nearby as well. And the crack lighting unit has been at the Shaw station for at least a week.

5 Comments

  1. tony says:

    Ok, the third and seventh pages in that pole vaulter article are practically porn. The 9th page pic with the porn stache and mirrored glasses with urinal in background is an interesting choice for publication too… Hey, he does want to grow up to be a park ranger, Jimbo!

  2. tanworkboots says:

    Let’s talk about the other pole the scruffy pole vaulter looks to be carrying. Look at the third and seventh pages. Woof!

  3. henry says:

    the article begins “…doesn’t carry a big stick …” That must be a joke – what kind of expectations do they have at that magazine??

  4. Tim says:

    Damn that pole vaulter is hot! hmm army too!
    “”They’re fighting simply for a sense of direction. They’re fighting just to be a part of something. They’re fighting so people will be concerned about them,” says Tyrone Parker with the Alliance of Concerned Men.”
    What a load of crap, they are fighting for money and drugs. I don’t think they want to be mothered and worried over! Hope they clean up your neighborhood

  5. rodgerdodger says:

    Damn Jimbo…keep your eye on airline prices so you can make the trek to PDX sometime. It’s not always expensive and your brother misses you!
    Okay…actually I think it would be great for you to come birding on the island with us and we’ll even buy you a beer or two afterward. Think about it.