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On Saturday, before my co-worker, Mike, drove me all over creation so I could run the race, we made a trip out to Tombstone with our other co-worker, Steve.

Seeing as how Tombstone is one of my top favorite movies of all time, I was kinda excited.

Tombstone is a super small town filled with cute little cafés and shops that sell anything old west or anything with “I’m your Huckleberry” written on it. It’s about 35 minutes from Sierra Vista and the home of the world’s largest rose bush.


You read that right.

As exciting as I’m sure it is to see in person, I passed on that five dollar opportunity.

Tombstone is also the home what is probably the world’s last collection of previously viewed VHS tapes for sale, if anyone is interested.

We walked around for a bit and checked out a bunch of the shops. Steve posed with things and made random friends.

Steve made us take that picture twice so he could stand to the side and look skinner. That is some impressive hand-on-hip action there and he’s not even a blogger.

Tombstone is what made Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday famous. Or maybe they made Tombstone famous? Either way, it was the site of the shoot out at the O.K. Corral.

Mike and I only spent about an hour in town since we had to head to Tucson, but Steve stayed and checked out some of the museums, the rose bush, and the gunfight show they had going on at 11:30. (Is it just me or should they have scheduled that at noon? High noon shoot out? Come on. They are missing a prime advertising opportunity there.)

If I had more time, I would have definitely checked out the Buffalo burgers, taken one of the horse-drawn carriage tours to learn some history, and visited the Boothill Graveyard where Lester Moore was buried.

A lot of the people in town were dressed up in old West clothes, which was really cool. Can you see them standing in the streets?

I wish there were more tourists around that day because that would be some good people watching.

Just before we left, I found a swing set which entertained me more than it should have.

I even got the boys to swing.

That might have to be our new company photo.

Mike and I left for Tucson and Steve stayed and got his nerdy tourist self on for three hours. For the record, I did see Steve’s picture of the rose bush and it was really big. Like, tree big.

Oh, I checked out the Chamber of Commerce site and if you’re interested, you can get married in Tombstone too. Too bad they’re so stingy with the rules.


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WTF Arizona

I forgot to mention the day before I flew out to Arizona I got my hairs cut. Say hello to my new bangs.

I can’t stay away from bangs for long. I just don’t know what to do with the hair around my face if I don’t have them. Everyone else without bangs looks so good. About once a year, I think I can pull it off so I grow out my bangs, but I just end up looking homeless. Plus, bangs are good for covering up eye wrinkles that heavy photo filters can’t.

So far, I’ve been keeping up with exercise every day thing while I’m out here. On Tuesday, I did a workout using my Crossfit Deck of Cards app. (It’s for Droid, not sure if it’s on iPhone.)

Best dollar I’ve ever spent that wasn’t on a cookie. This app saves me when I’m on travel.

I’m starting to notice the weirdness that is Arizona. I didn’t know that Arizona is just one of two states that doesn’t recognize Daylight Savings Time (Hawaii is the other). I thought all of Mountain Time Zone did that. But no. Arizona is special and even has a time zone named after it. So, I’m in Arizona Time Zone, also known as the time zone when all TV shows come on an hour late.

I guess it wouldn’t be so annoying except that all the commercials still say shows will be on at the regular time. I was up till 12:30am just so I could watch the Sons season finale on Tuesday. Did anyone see it? It had one of the single most disturbing scenes I’ve ever seen on TV. And if you watched it, you know what I’m talking about.

There’s a Dairy Queen down the street from the hotel that is “closed for the season.” Now I’m upset that Arizona thinks there is a season for ice cream. It’s not like this is Alaska. It was 80 degrees out yesterday. I can’t even think of anything funny to say, because having a season for ice cream is no laughing matter. So all I can do is leave you with a picture of a bunny eating ice cream.


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Home for the next Two Weeks

I made it to Arizona.

I flew into Tucson on Sunday and my plane was 45 minutes early. I’m not sure what the deal is with me and early flights lately, but I’m kinda liking it.

I found my co-workers at the airport and we made the hour drive to Sierra Vista/Ft. Huachuca. This is my home for the next two weeks.

Once we settled in, a few of us (that are staying the full two weeks) made a trip to the grocery store. I bought the essentials.

I just wish I would have noticed that a couple were missing when I bought it. How’d those go missing?

My room is about four doors down from the gym, which I will need after that giant snickerdoodle binge.

The gym is pretty decent. There’s only one treadmill but it’s a really good one. Yesterday, I tested it out by running three easy miles since I was feeling like a giant, lazy turd after sitting on a plane all day and then eating my first Cinnabon.

I don’t get the hype. I was not impressed. It was way to gooey/slimy in the middle and the frosting wasn’t sweet enough. I ended up throwing out over half of it. Then I tweeted my Cinnabon disdain and they started following me on Twitter, so I guess I need to give them another chance.

My goal while I’m here is to do some type of exercise everyday. Not like I have anything else to do.  After work, I basically sit in the room and refresh my email every minute waiting for someone to talk to me. #loser

Tomorrow, I plan on getting an hour in the stationary bike so I can read more of the book I started on the plane.

I’m about 60 pages in and so far it’s good (but not great). The movie is coming out next year. I saw the trailer before the great American classic Breaking Dawn 2 and it looked really good. So I figure the book should be even better. Has anyone read this? I never heard of it until I saw the preview. But then again, I don’t read much more than the side of cereal boxes, so I’m not surprised.



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