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Over the weekend I read the site of Kellen Kjera – a guy who is biking 2,000 miles from Canada to Mexico. Its a top notch travel blog with plenty of logistic detail, stories, and great photos. Check it out while staring out your office window wishing you were alongside him. Here’s a photo of…

Obama, Mile High Stadium, and More.

Here’s some exclusives you won’t find on other local blogs. Thanks to a press pass and a great zoom lens Future Gringo contributor (by force,) M.P. got some incredible shots of the speakers, crowds, and atmosphere of last night’s Obama DNC acceptance speech at Mile High Stadium. Al Gore, Biden, Obama and his family, plus…

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The Esquire Theater’s midnight movies are still the best place to unwind come Saturdays at midnight. I haven’t been in about two years, despite living just a half mile away. Last night we watched “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.” (I’ve never saw anything Pee Wee related in my life.) Where else can you watch great cult…

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Happy Fourth of July. Per MSNBC young people like fancy cars they can’t afford. This causes many of them to remain living with their parents as they choose a hefty car payment over rent. If you’re going to show off a nice car, which nets you attention and status, (whether deserved or not,) wouldn’t that…

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As mentioned previously I’ll be participating in the MS Society Colorado Chapter’s 150 mile bike tour this weekend. We’ll ride from Denver to Fort Collins and back in order to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research. I won’t be posting anything new, or have my much loved Asus onboard my bike either. That “not posting”…

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Out of curiousity I did a Google News search for “gas prices” from April to May 27th.   The result netted me 70,529 articles –  from gas prices putting the brakes on everyday driving as well as camping and boating, to police upgrading their bikes for cycle patrol. I’m really over hearing the laments of high gas…

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If you haven’t read my “Free Ice Cream at Safeway tip” you still have time to stock up on free Ben & Jerry’s 3.6 oz ice creams. I popped in the Cherry Creek Safeway over the weekend and picked up a reasonable amount without emptying out their freezer.    On a diet?  No worries –…

Stranded by Skybus

Fortunately I’m sitting comfortably at home and am not one of the unlucky ones traveling on Aloha, ATA, or Skybus this week, as in the past few days all of these airlines have shut down – leaving many passengers stranded midway through a trip to fend for themselves, or attempting to book themselves in the…

Pesos vs Euros: A Double Standard?

I’m stumped today…  And here’s why:  Last summer Dallas based pizza chain “Pizza Patron” became the focus of U.S. news and water cooler chat nationwide when they announced that they would accept the Mexico peso.  This sparked outrage and the obligatory torrent of negative comments of Mexicans, illegals, anchor babies, soft guv’mint, and electric fences.  109…

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Microsoft now wants your health records.  According to Jon VanZile of Newsmax Microsoft HealthVault is shifting into high gear, and they ensure their program absolutely cannot be hacked.  Patients and doctors store all of their personal medical records at HealthVault, allowing easy access and transfer for both patients and medical offices.  Jon VanZile brings up the most obvious…