While visiting Phoenix this weekend I had a chance to stop by the Phoenix Art Museum. I’m usually a big fan of art museums and always have a great time taking in the culture and beauty they often offer. I was especially impressed with this museum. I would have paid the extremely reasonable $15 entrance fee just to get out of the heat, let alone enjoy one of the finest museums I have ever been too.
I’m spending some time in Phoenix this weekend and not knowing the area or having visited in years I relied on the Internet to find a hotel. If pictures are worth a thousand words then you have to have an asterisk at the Metro Center Plaza Hotel website they may not all be true. I originally planned to stay at this hotel all weekend but I found another hotel in Midtown Phoenix that is more conveniently located and very reasonably priced. The Metro Center Plaza Hotel is old, dirty, run down, musty, and their website is one of the worst misrepresentations of a business I’ve seen in a long time.
I’m seeing a lot of chatter and shout outs to Throwback Thursday. NPR was talking about it in one segment I halfway heard and then I got an email from Pandora about some 80′s playlists they were featuring. I don’t know if this will be a “thing” on here on MDB but I have been sorting and cleaning up years of photos in my media folder that I’ve posted before. So I thought I’d reach back in the annals of history and features a photo I posted many moons ago in a galaxy far, far away…
So it occurs to me that I haven’t posted enough pictures from my Shasta backpacking trip. Here is one I really like of the sun starting to dip behind the majesty that is California’s second highest peak.
I finally pulled the trigger and picked up the new Phablet (phone and tablet in one) from Microsoft. The Nokia Lumia 1520 boasts a big 6″ screen, Windows 8.1, and a 20 MP camera. I’ve only had the new device for a few days and it’s even more impressive than I thought. The list of features and the power it has under the hood makes this the most powerful phone-tablet combo on the market. It’s also give you the most bang for your buck.
So if you know anything about me personally you know that I’m a word hound. I love words. I love etymologies. I love vocabulary and all things Scrabble. I had some really good teachers growing up, 5 years of graduate school, and I’ve been running a gay blog since 2002. I learned a brand new word today that I’ve never seen or heard used, like ever. I like to think I have a pretty good vocabulary so learning a brand new word is very exciting stuff for me.