Friday, August 10, 2012

Reno by the Numbers

After living in Reno for 15 years, I am breaking down my stats, in no particular order:

7 Addresses

5 Places of employment

1 Time crying on the first day of a new job (caused by this guy)

5 Times I met Sparks Mayor Geno Martini

2 Times I met Reno Mayor Bob Cashell

1 Time I waited on Sen. Harry Reid

1 Time I did makeup on former Gov. Bob Miller

1 Time I sat on the plane behind Gov. Jim Gibbons

1 Time I sat across a bar from Gov. Kenny Guinn

2 Times I was at a dinner with Governor Brian Sandoval

1 Casino family I consider part of my family: the Ascuagas

12 Nights that ended staggering out of a casino during a sunrise

10 Nights where those mornings meant a trip to Scruples or Gold & Silver Inn

3 New Silver Peak Breweries

1 New Great Basin Brewery

5 Different restaurants that took over that old weird Brewery on S. Virginia St.

0 Restaurants taking over the former Famous Murphy's

50 Concerts/Shows at Wingfield Park

12 Concerts at Reno Hilton/Grand Sierra Resort, including Nine Inch Nails which was easily one of the best shows I've ever seen. It was a stadium-style show in an 1800-seat venue.

4 Concerts at Lake Tahoe

5 Concerts at John Ascuaga's Nugget, not including free Rib Cook-Off Shows

13 Nugget Rib Cook-Offs

4 Photos with rib-eating champ Joey Chestnut
Fourth year in a row.

1 Giant riot during Hot August Nights

0 Hot August Nights events attended since

1 Marriage at a Chapel located on the Truckee River

11 Anniversaries celebrated at the bar which now occupies that former chapel (Sierra Tap House)

1 Dog

1 Child born

15 Playgrounds visited

0 Chuck E Cheese's visited

3 Different daycare centers

1 ER Trip for child

4 ER Trips for me

Infinite number of friends, colleagues, acquaintances and people who coerced me into joining ad/design/printing clubs with them.

I love you all. I'll miss you all. And will somebody please, for God's sake, either re-open Famous Murphy's or replicate their steak sandwich!


1 comment:

  1. dude,this makes me all teary eyed.. we almost left town last year and it is a love hate place, right??

    I love that you guys wed in a chapel...

    sending you guys an easy transition!!