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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?



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:


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.


Monument Pass


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.