Tuesday, October 6, 2009


One of the blogosphere’s favorite blogmeisters is paying George and I a visit next Friday. Archeologist extraordinaire and meringue pie specialist Homer will be spending the weekend at our humble casa. Let’s see what kind of trouble all of us together can “dig up.”

We already know his deep, dark secret what he likes for breakfast. No, we won’t tell. We will take his secret to our grave. Maybe some handsomely rugged archeologist, like the one paying us a visit, will unearth the secret in a few hundred years from now? It’ll be one heck of a find for a future society that will have rid itself of all things unhealthy and unnutritious.

Assuming, the human race haven’t scarfed themselves to death or blown this planet into bits and pieces by then.

In any case, we hope the weather will play along and we can show Homer some of the natural beauty surrounding this surreal place. Don’t get us wrong. We love Las Vegas with all its quirkiness and “travel-around-the-world-in-one-day” facades, but even we just want to get away from it all. That’s where these amazing places like Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire or Mount Charleston come into play. Those are hidden jewels that most visitors coming to Las Vegas will never see. And maybe that’s a good thing. Leave a few places unspoiled for us locals to enjoy.

This doesn’t mean that we won’t show Homer the “travel-around-the-world-in-one-day” facades which are all lined up along the famed “Strip.” There are plenty of other really cool and fun places, even if you’re not the gambling type. We just go the flow and see where the wind takes us.

I’ve been reading Homer’s blog for quite a while now and it’s exciting to finally meet him in person. In a very strange way it feels like welcoming home a good friend. We’re truly living in a small world these days. And blogs can bring people together in the most peculiar way.

I don’t know if this type of communication will eventually be a curse or a blessing for human kind. Sometimes it feels like all the texting, twittering, blogging, and what have you, is isolating people even more. Young kids nowadays already have problems to communicate on a personal level. Certain behavioral etiquette seems to get lost as communicative technologies are progressing further to become even more personalized. The internet can become a very lonely, dehumanizing and desensitizing tool at times.

Then again, it can help to keep us informed, to educate and to keep us in touch with family and friends halfway across the globe.

And incidentally, to also meet new people along the way. Or seemingly good old friends.

Now how the heck did this entry become so darn deep?

We’re looking forward seeing you “again,” Homer. Hopefully Henny-Penny won’t get too pissed at you leaving and lay an egg.


Anonymous said...

The "vegetarian" will be fed.

Jeff said...

Ha! I too have dropped in on Homer's blog. I'm sure you guys will have a great weekend!

And thanks for the offer of the "cosy guest room"! You never know, we just might take you up on it!

Cheers, my friends!

Brettcajun said...

I was JUST IN LAS VEGAS last weekend. I stayed at the Mandalay Bay from Thursday thru Monday. I absolutely loved the LION KING playing at Mandalay Bay. I had tried to encourage Homer to see that, but he will prolly be busy doing other things.

Have fun with Homer!

Doug Taron said...

Found your blog from Homer's link. Red Rock Canyon is a big favorite place of mine. I haven't been there (nor to LV) in years, but I really like it. Mt. Charleston is someplace I've long wanted to visit (they even have an endemic butterfly). I've never heard of the Valley of Fire. Off to do a Google image search...