I very rarely flip these assholes off anymore- choosing instead to suffer alone in my car while dodging debris on the shoulder- muttering things I learned in Butte as a child. This incident was uniquely special and as such, I offered a friendly "wave." There was a road sign a few miles down the road that implored drivers not to drive aggressively around trucks. No kidding.
So as I rolled into Reno, I noted that the place looks like a ghost town. There is a very significant number of "down and out" types in this city and those folks seem to be growing in number. The casino was practically vacant and the sportsbook closed at 6 PM.
I stay at the Silver Legacy. They even closed their poker room.
I come here once or twice a year. Honestly, I don't know how this town survives. Without Californians on the weekend- they simply wouldn't. When you see places like Reno and then hear politicians and economists telling you how the economy is improving...inherently you know somebody is full of shit. I always believe my eyes, I'm weird that way.
I note that Citibank today- in the midst of this great recovery we are having- is laying off 11 thousand workers. http://money.cnn.com/2012/12/05/investing/citigroup-job-cuts/index.html?iid=Lead I can't wait to see the job reports this week.
Today, I am headed about halfway to Tonopah and back while playing, "dodge the big rig." Hopefully, I can make it back here in one piece.