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Facebook For President

Posted in Driving Basics, Hookers, Random Info with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2012 by HackingVegas

When your job is to be on the roads of Las Vegas for up to 12 hours a day, you see a lot of crazy shit.  I’ve seen a lot over the years and every once in a while I’m able to snap a picture. I wish I had a camera open and ready to shoot in seconds but the sad reality is that I can only get a few.  I’ve run across the TV show COPS filming a hooker being arrested….

and seen a woman dressed in all black from head to toe as she turned heads in the middle of summer walking the streets in 110 degree temperatures.

But the one that thing that has stood out the  most, is this guy

Why did he stand out you may ask?

I see him almost everyday. I don’t only see him on The Strip. I’ve seen him as far off The Strip as as about 15 miles off, in the residential parts of town.

It’s not his hat or the flag he has stuck in it that caught my attention. No, it was his shirt

Yes, acording to this guy Facebook is the President of the world.  Everyday it’s the same clothes, hat and flag. The only thing that ever changes on this guy is some of his accessories.

Not too long ago, I finally had a chance to try to talk with him. I was on a charter and while parked outside of a store he walked by. I honked my horn and waved him over. He stopped and looked at me with a worried look on his face. I’m sure he as good reason to be worried because I’m sure many people just give him crap and make fun of him. So to try and earn his trust I held out a bottle of water and a bag of craisens (that’s all I had left in my lunch). He stopped and walked over and in a strong accent he said, “thank you” as he grabbed them. I asked if I could talk to him for a minute. I explained that I had seen him all over town and was wanting to ask a few questions so I had answers for my customers who asked about him.

He said, “no understand, no no no”. He turned and ran with his flag tucked under his arm, waterbottle and craisens in one hand and waving to me with the other.

So I have a new mission. Yes, I will not be happy until I can get this guy to talk to me. Even if it’s a broken English conversation, I won’t be happy until its done. I’m good at communicating in broken English so wish me luck. If I run into him again I’ll be sure to update you all.

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Tweeting Vegas

Posted in Driving Basics, Home life, Random Info with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2011 by HackingVegas

I’ve been out of the social networking world for a long time. Before I started this blog I was nowhere to be found on the web. The last time I was on any type of social network was when MySpace was big and Facebook was still a baby and not very strong. I’ve fought against the trend of social media for years and enjoyed my privacy. But like all good things, that too shall come to an end. My life as HackingVegas has jumped head first into this modern-day form of communications. On September 24, 2010 I wrote my first blog entry, February 18, 2011 I launched my Facebook page, and on April 21, 2011 at 6:58pm I sent my first tweet.

I have taken a few days to Google everything I can about this tweeting thing to try and feel like I know what I’m doing (which I’m sure you’ll see I don’t). But from here on out you can fallow me @HackingVegas as well as my Blog and Facebook. I will share the highlights and low times of the day with you guys in ways that are best shared in 140 characters or less. I’ll also be giving you sneak peeks into upcoming HackingVegas blog adventures.

You can always direct message me to get info on what’s going on during the days you’ll be in Vegas. You can also submit requests for blog topics and ask travel tips about surviving your adventure in this great city we call Las Vegas. So no matter if you call it twit, twat, or tweet let’s get this show on the road.

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