Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Leaving Las Vegas...
In about a month, I'll be moving back to Louisville. To do what? To live where? I don't know yet, but the time has come to put Las Vegas in the rearview mirror and go back home.

And you know what? Despite the frequent rants I don't always hate Las Vegas. First and foremost, I'll miss my brother and sister-in-law. More superficially, even though I rarely gamble I'll miss the local's casinos, where I could see a movie, eat a nice meal, have an after-dinner drink, and go to a club without leaving the building. Also, my job is boring but EASY and my boss is a good friend of mine. That probably won't be the case from now on.

In fact, for the next few months my life will probably be worse than it is now, but this is a move I feel I have to make. Ultimately, this isn't about hating Las Vegas, it's about loving my hometown, despite its many faults and shortcomings. I can almost taste the Nitro Porter at Cumberland Brewpub (and visions of feathered mullets are dancing in my head).

Of course, now I'll have to change the name of my fucking blog. I'm thinking Loserville or Kuntucky. Or perhaps Loserville, Kuntucky. If anyone has any better suggestions, please offer them and allow me to shoot them down.

There will probably be a hiatus or period of infrequent blogging when I move, since I borrow this laptop from one of my roommates, but I'm still here for another month. And when the blog changes titles, the URL will stay the same to provide a smooth transition.

That is all. More posts containing the word "cunt" coming soon.


45 Comments:

Blogger Phain said...

OMG!!! Whooppieeee for you ;)

Blogger Knitty Kitty said...

congrats, todd.
I hope the move is able to give you some great new opportunities..

hmm... not witty enough... lets try again..

Congrats, Todd.
I hope this move is able to give you some great new opportunities, to score tang.

Blogger Claudia said...

I KNEW IT!!!

Fuck yeah! bold move.

Blogger solethoughts said...

And here I thought you found a new way to say cunt. I think this may be a good move for you. Then again I thought cutting lines in my hair in 9th grade was a good idea so what do I know?

I'm happy that you're getting out of vegas but sad that I won't be able to visit you when I come down.

Blogger myboyfriendiscrazy said...

Good, I was missing your cunt.

haha... feel free to beat me

Blogger Karen said...

Good! I know you'll be a lot happier, Todd. :):) I'm also glad we finally got together for a drink and dinner! I wish you tons of luck and good fortune.

We are sure going to miss you bro. Even though it makes us sad, We'd rather miss you than have you be unhappy. We'll try to visit as much as possible. You'll be happy back home, and you can overnight me a La Bamba burrito Damnit! You can keep the visions of feathered mullets to yourself. Oh, and for what it's worth, my vote is for KUNTUCKY!

Blogger Lush said...

Gutsy move T! I love the new blog title. Cunt wait to see how it pans out.

Blogger katarina said...

I'm really happy for you. And yes, you are closer to me now. I'm saving, saving.

Just remember to lock the bathroom door when you need to "get away".

Blogger The Lone Rangers said...

Oh great now how am I supposed to find out exactly WHICH casinos are build on Indian graveyards??

Congrats dude!

How about:

Loserville Kuntmullets?
My Old Kuntucky Hole?

Just suggestions...

Blogger tlsd said...

Huraghhhhh!Guessed as much!
That's great Todd, I'm so glad the turmoil is finally over for you!

Now do you need a hand packing?

;o)

Blogger FRITZ said...

You're moving closer to me.

and closer to Ashland, KY, where Michael's parents live.

I don't really like KY. I think it's boring. And kinda sad.

But I think Las Vegas is cheap and tacky and very sad.

So, it's an improvement, in my book.

Besides, change is always good. So is geographical displacement.

Blogger Rachel said...

I knew it!!

Told you Os.


I'm happy for you hon but a little sad too.

Blogger Ćœbermilf said...

Wait! I'm halfway through soundproofing my basement!

I've only been to Louisville once, for work, and I thought it was lovely and genteel.

It's nice to have an adventure, but it's nice to come back to where your heart is. Maybe your soulmate has been waiting for you all this time. I live close enough to come to the wedding now!

Blogger Shelly said...

Congratulations, Todd. That's awesome. I hope you'll be much happier in Kuntucky! And yes, you'll be closer to me, too. : )

Blogger MsAPhillips said...

Todd,

Glad to hear you are moving back east. I did it, highly recommend it. There's no place like home, there's no place like home...

Well maybe I just like the ruby slippers and the heel-clicking. And the humidity.

Viva el Todd!

Blogger MsHellion said...

Viva Las BluegrASS

Welcome back. The town hasn't been the same w/o ya.

Blogger yournamehere said...

le chat,
thanks. More like a reserved "yea" than a whooppieeee, but at least it's a move.

knitty,
score tang? What am I, an astronaut? Oh, that's right, you're young and I've just made an old person's reference that you may or may not understand.
But get the ladies? Women from all areas of the country find me unappealing.

claudia,
bold or stupid? Only time will tell.

sole,
now you'll have to visit me during your big Louisville trip.

mbfic,
beat you? Never.

vixen,
thanks a lot.

vast,
too bad Impellezeri's went out of buisness. But Wick's is good. I'll send you a care package.

lush,
the blog title is under consideration.

kat,
save those pennies. I'm dyin' to meet you.

Blogger yournamehere said...

lone,
The sun shines bright on My Old Kuntucky Hole? Classic.

tlsd,
packing? Is that what they call it in England?

fritz,
My knowledge of Kentucky geography (non-Louisville) is pretty weak, but I believe Ashland is a coal mining town on the West Virginia border, so it isn't much like Louisville, a city of a million or so on the Indiana border.
And is there a town you do like?

rachel,
why sad? You have about a month to organize a Vegas trip. Chop chop!

ubie,
I usually end up in less than genteel places that sell Maker's Mark cheap. But genteel's nice.
And I plan to visit Chicago, perhaps late next spring to catch an early season Cubs game at Wrigley. Perhaps I could meet up with you and the hubby.

shelly,
I recommend visiting for the St. James Art Fair in October. Artists selling their wares and gay men with large poodles; very entertaining.

msaphillips,
I know Steve said you guys liked Louisville when you visited (probably because of the awesome tour guides you had), so maybe you two can visit again. Perhaps for Lebowskifest?

mshellion,
hasn't been the same? You mean people now take off their high school rings when they turn thirty-five?
I was going to call you on Sunday, but I was only about ninety-five percent sure. I didn't fully commit until Monday. See you soon.

Congrats Todd, I hope new opps are opening up for you!

You know, I'm SO excited for you. I hope this move does you a world of good. I know all about deciding to go home, and it is often a very very good thing.

Hugs and smoochies.

Congrats, I'm glad to see that town won't be eating you alive anymore.

Of course I will miss my definitive source of the side of Las Vegas that TV and Tourism Board that would and will never show. Not to mention your refreshing brand of cynicism that was the true "Surreal Life" and a whole lot better than any reality TV show from an entertainment point-of-view.

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

If you moved one state down, you could call it Viva TenASSsee.

Blogger Osbasso said...

Boy, I'm glad I didn't bet the toothless blowjob on this! Spend your last month fast and hard and leave your legacy on the place!

I like mshellion's title for the new place.

Blogger Carson said...

How about:
"Drowning in KY"

Blogger AWE said...

Stripper Mining

You needed to move back, they probably couldn't understand your accent anyways.

Blogger SRB said...

Good luck with the move. Moving's a bitch. Las Vegas will miss you.

Blogger Brookelina said...

I'm not coming to visit you in Kentucky.

Blogger Princess LadyBug said...

Todd that's great! Wish I had some contacts in Louisville so I could help you get a job.

Keep us posted!

Blogger Jo said...

Can't you at least stay in Vegas long enough to take me to the Borg Experience? I should have enough money to go in about 6 years or so.

Blogger Spirit Of Owl said...

Do you see yourself as Bildo returning to the Shire hankering for Rivendell, or Frodo returning to the Shire, hankering for the Grey Havens? Or, Sam Gamgees?

Blogger Spirit Of Owl said...

I mean Bilbo. As we all know last heard Bildo was mistaken for a dwarf and hired by Jackass.

Blogger Spirit Of Owl said...

By dwarf I mean midget, a term basically funnier in the real world, and yet not belittling.

Blogger da buttah said...

i think this is a good choice.

and why not call it "house of the kentucky waterfall"?

Blogger Livia said...

Why are you trying to be like me?

God Todd,... get your own life.

Blogger Kath said...

Congrats Todd! Making huge life changes is always difficult. I second Ms. Hellion's suggestion.

Blogger Melliferous Pants said...

Woot and yea! Good news Todd!

Blogger MoDigli said...

WoW! That is AWESOME! Good for you, Todd!

But, before you go back east you should get your fill of
In and Out burgers!

Blogger Blonde said...

I say Kuntucky.

I am so sad that you won't be there when I visit. Is everyone leaving Vegas because they don't want to hang with me????? I am getting a complex.

Best wishes with your move back home to where you love!!!

Blogger Nick said...

Whoopty Doo!

Blogger Tumbleweed said...

I think the new name will be great! Loserville, Kuntucky! Will you be living in a trailer with your cousin? he he

Blogger ChiroMum said...

Nice...moving back to the home of Maker's Mark (yum) and humidity. Another vote for Kuntucky!

Blogger Egan said...

Ah, I guess we won't cross paths in Vegas afterall. Well, best of luck with the move Todd. It sounds like you've put a great deal of thought into this. Vive le Louisville!

Blogger EEK! said...

Yay! The prodigal Todd returns!

Blogger Ilovebawlz said...

aww...I'll miss you!

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