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So-Called Professionals

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife employee that parked this truck was carrying a sidearm. Never mind the fact that the only reason a parks and wildlife employee should be armed is as a representative of an oppressive, authoritarian, fascist government, let’s ask an even more fundamental question:

If he couldn’t hit a target as large as a parking space with his truck, why should I have any confidence in his ability to properly use his sidearm?

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Big Boy

I spotted this Big Boy on Northern Avenue in Pueblo, Colorado. When we lived in southern California, we used to go to Bob’s Big Boy restaurants — which is why I immediately recognized this thing.

The setting didn’t make this any less surreal:

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I really have no idea what this place was, but the creepy Big Boy in front of the building doesn’t make me want to dig much deeper.

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Monument Pass

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Last Thursday some bad weather was rolling in as I drove to work. To get to Denver from Colorado Springs, you have to go over Monument Pass. The summit of Monument Pass is over 7300 ft (2225m) in elevation; the weather up there is often weird. It also sort of corrals weather to one side or the other.

Fog was rolling in as I crossed over the summit and the snow was blowing from the north, which gave that side of the trees a bit of frosting.