The Human Condition

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As some of you may be aware, but likely none of you care, I am in the process of relocating about half time to Reno, NV where a company that I co-founded is opening a UAV assembly and flight test facility. I asked a local what’s fun to do in Reno. He said, “nothing”, which was as I feared.

So do I decorate the Reno Commando HQ as if it was the Imperial War Museum, or do I simply put subtle things out, like a horse head pillow (think Godfather) which can be purchased HERE?

All the fun of a real horse’s head with none of the mess.
Something interesting in bed – for those of us who
are not very interesting on our own.
No, the frat house decorating genre doesn’t usually appeal to me, but just this once? In Reno?


I had lunch today with a friend who works at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. (He used to work there with me) We walked past a bum in downtown Santa Ana, CA and the bum said, “I haven’t eaten in three days.” (you know that’s a lie because soup kitchens feed them)
I replied, “I wish I had your willpower.” In the restaurant the waitress said, “Sorry about the wait.” I replied, “don’t worry, you’ll find a way to loose it eventually. Talk to the guy out front, he’s got it dialed in.”
My brother-in-law owns a Super Decathlon airplane that is used for acrobatics. He competes at events around the country and though he’s new at the game, he’s quite good. He’s a very nice guy, and if it was anyone else that owned the airplane, I’d be jealous. 
The companies that originally built the Super Decathlon (Champion and Bellanca) both went broke. American Champion Aircraft Co. acquired the designs and is building them again.
He says that flying upside down clears his mind. I suggested that it might also clear his stomach.
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled and upheld federal guidelines limiting water deliveries from the northern part of California to the southern part of the state — to protect an endangered fish called the Delta smelt. The ruling went against a lower-court ruling that overturned the 2008 guidelines from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

19 thoughts on “The Human Condition

  1. Smelt aren't bad if you cook them right. On the other hand, one tends to get thirsty….

  2. YeeHaw, The Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping Classic is June 23rd! The Richest One Day Roping Event!
    NRCHA Snafflebit (a personal fav)
    Wonder what you would get if all your blogger peeps sent you something to decorate with…
    Smelt on a beach bonfire are tasty finger food.

  3. I think that I'll end up defaulting to buying furniture at a local store and kitchen goods at Williams and Sonoma. Boring.

  4. Just 30 minutes west of Reno there's a few good fishing holes, all the ski areas you could ever want, and fresh non-LA air.

    Reno has a water problem too, but it's not fishy.

  5. Such a strange Bench the 9th Circuit. Just when one might start to see a glimmer of hope there with the two recent 2A decisions, down comes this decision proving that judges on that court still park their brains in their rectums.

  6. You actually shop at W & S, Salvation Army & Goodwill carry the same stuff.. some with the W & S tags still on'm…

  7. I detest shopping unless it's for a knife, firearm or truck. I usually over pay and just pick stuff up.

  8. It works in Liberal California, so long as conservative voters (farmers) are the ones going out of business. If Pelosi's personal fortune was in jeopardy, the fish would die.

  9. The real question you should be asking yourself is why are Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama NOT from California.

  10. I replied, "I wish I had your willpower." Well THAT made me spit my tea out. Brilliant retort!

    I think your brother-in-law should give you that plane so you can put it in the Reno Commander HQ.

  11. When my wife and I lived in Reno in the olden days, we found plenty of fun things to do in the area. The Truckee River runs right through town, and in the summer we'd go rafting and play on the water. Used to water ski at LaHontan (sp?), and Pyramid is supposed to be one of the premier trout fishing lakes in the world. Reno Air Race was fun, Reno Rodeo a kick. Plenty of cheap headliners down at the casinos, especially if you make a few connections with people working the hotel front desks.Played a little golf there, and a place called Supreme Courts used to be open 24 hours to play racquetball. Lots of good restaurants, and I discovered several used book stores around town.
    It's about like any other town; there are things to enjoy if you keep your eyes open.

  12. I have plans to buy an airplane of my own. What good is it to have a bat cave unless there is a bat plane to go along with it?

  13. I'll have to check out the whole scene there. I'm sure that I'll find things that I enjoy. I'm an avid off-road type with a very 'built' expedition type rig, and I plan to buy a dirt bike right out of the gate because – there are a lot of places to ride without people telling you "no".

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