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Movie Theaters in Texas

November 30, 2012 // Posted in Friends, Future, Internet, Living, Money, Movies, People, Shopping, Thoughts, Travel (Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ) |  Comments Off on Movie Theaters in Texas

Years ago I worked with a real estate broker who had a contract with a large national chain of movie theaters. She would always be flying all over the damned country to scout new locations for the ever growing theater chain. The last trip that she took while I was at the company was to the Rio Grande Valley. So this gave me an opportunity to learn a little about the most southern cities in Texas, but just enough to be dangerous.

The area just north of the border with Mexico known as the Rio Grande Valley includes the cities of Edinburg, McAllen, Weslaco and Harlingen. If you include the cities just south of the border in Mexico, this area has a substantial population of over 2 million people. Harlingen is the easternmost city of the four, at the intersection of Highway 77 and Highway 83. This appears to be the retail hub of the valley, with retail sales per capita above $8,000. This is a very healthy number and made the area very attractive to the movie theater executives.

There is so much shit going on when real estate is involved, that so many people don’t even realize is going on, that It can and does, take years and years of research and meetings before any shovel (or other heavy duty equipment) hits the ground to start the actual building on the site. I learned so much at that job. If the market hadn’t taken such a fucking dive back in the fucked up year or 2007 I just might have continued on with that type of career path, with that particular company or gone out on my own by now.. Guess we will never know.

 

The World’s Gone Crazy

October 10, 2012 // Posted in Future, Internet, Living, Movies, People, Thoughts (Tags: , , , , , , ) |  Comments Off on The World’s Gone Crazy

Last night I somehow ended up on a website that actually lists what the prisoners on Death Row request for the last meal before being executed. What a creepy site that was, I can’t imagine why people would want to spend their time and effort compiling information like that. And some of the links off of that site were pretty odd also, not the type of shit that I would want to spend my time reading about, that is for sure.

It just fucking amazes me what excites and interests people. I don’t mind a good horror story, but I can do without watching one at the movies. I really don’t get what the fuck people get out of this shit. Give me a good comedy or an old fashioned love story any day. The world is full of violence and total madness and to think that there are people out there capitalizing on this type of violence just drives me crazy.

And now that we can find and see just about anything we can think of on the Internet I don’t think that we have any boundaries left. And don’t even get me started on all things that are going on with the ever increasing use of Facebook. I’ll save that for another day.

A Good Old Fashioned Kick In The Ass

October 1, 2012 // Posted in Living, People, Thoughts (Tags: , , , , ) |  Comments Off on A Good Old Fashioned Kick In The Ass

Back in the day, it used to be that the only time and place a kid would/could get a sticker as a reward for good behavior was either at school or the doctor’s and dentist’s office. But now a days I am seeing all kinds of stores that are handing them out and not necessarily as a reward for good behavior, they are handing them out a lot of times just to get the fucking bratty kid to shut up or to stop the crying or the tantrum that they are experiencing, which to me is just plain wrong. And I don’t think that I’m the only one that feels this way.

Now don’t get me wrong, I usually love kids, but I despise the little shits that are not trained to behave themselves while in a public place and it really gets my goat when they haven’t been taught to say the magic words of please and thank you.  For the most part I blame the parents but sometimes they are just plain BAD kids no matter what the parents say and do, but that is something that their parents need to address. Sometime a good old fashioned kick in the ass can works wonders.

 

 

Halloween

September 12, 2012 // Posted in Eating Out, Healthy, Home, Living, Outdoors, People, Thoughts, Travel (Tags: , , , , ) |  Comments Off on Halloween

With Halloween coming up here soon I’ve been thinking about many of the Halloween festivities of my youth. My own memories of Halloween are really of all the great fun, year after year as I was growing up in the suburbs on the east coast. We lived in an established neighborhood and the parents didn’t worry about letting the kids head out to go door to door for the night. We had to eat dinner first – it was always at 6:00 pm sharp. Then we bolted out the door to catch up with our friends and we had to be home before 10. We never had any trouble with other kids or any fucking perverts. It was always a lot of fun back in the day. We weren’t really thrilled with getting an apple put in our trick or treat bags, but at least we were not afraid to eat the damn thing for fear of a razor blade or some other type of shit being hidden in it.

Things have sure changed. There is no fucking way I would allow my kids to go out on their own, that is if I had any kids, which I don’t.  If they went out, I’d be right there along side with them. I worry about perverts but worry more about gangs of teens and even shootings in some parts of town. I’d walk the streets with my kids and carry the flashlight, and I’d stay at the end of the driveway to let them go to the door on their own. But we all would most definitely go out together and stay together the entire time, and if we don’t know who lives in the house we would just walk on by.

 

leap year

February 27, 2012 // Posted in Eating Out, Future, Thoughts, Wisdom (Tags: , , ) |  Comments Off on leap year

Fucking really? I don’t understand why they had to add one day every four years. Seriously what does that do for us in the end? Time doesn’t change. It still flows by at the same pace and it is just another day. Scientists are out of their minds, especially astrologists. They act like this really matters in the long run, but it doesn’t. There are only two constants in life. death and taxes. All the conjecture over where we come from and whats out there, or whatever is all bullshit. We are all going to grow old and we are all going to die. They should really spend their time and money on things that matter, like curing childhood cancer or something. If more people worked on it, then it wouldn’t exist.

Okay, I am done ranting about this stupid shit. I want to nibble on something right now. Do I want something sweet or something salty? I think I will go for something sweet with chocolate. That means a trip to Dairy Queen for a Peanut Buster Parfait with extra fudge and peanuts. I do believe that will take me out of this funk I am in, because I am bitching too much.