While in the area for the Traders Expo Dallas, I stepped off the beaten path and back in time during a visit to the Fort Worth Live Stock Exchange. I’d arrived too late in the day to see the actual livestock but outside found some of childhood’s favorites: Coin-op ponies!
You can clearly see their different personalities. Look at this perky pet:
This guy is looking a little stressed out:
And check out this serious worker pulling the cart. He’s a far cry from the comical cow in the background. As a kid I wouldn’t have been caught dead riding that cow.
THIS is my idea of a serious steed:
Here’s why: a real stirrup. Giddy-up!
In 2010 I did’t post to this blog as often as I’d like. For 2011, will at least post a note on my travels. With this post, I actually go back to 2010 for the Las Vegas Traders Expo….
Even though I wasn’t presenting, I decided to go to the Expo and attend the sessions. As a bonus, my cousin Kris was in Las Vegas the same week and so my mother decided to come along. Here’s the three of us in the cafe in front of the Paris hotel:
Burbank Alamo, for reasons of their own, decided to rent me this Cadillac. Maybe they were out of compacts. Oddly, for this trip I had hastily grabbed a CD from my car on the way to the airport — Foghat’s Greatest Hits. Packed with enough classic rock to get the Caddy down the Ventura Freeway to Pasadena.
Would never have thought the two go together — luxury auto and 70s rock — but since Led Zep Rock ‘n’ Roll powers the commericals, I get the surprising message: this kind of car is supposed to be for me now.
Next day, I had a couple hours between show and airport. Took a ride up Mulholland Dr, because…why not? Maybe a better freeway car but I wanted to see the view from the hill.
Wound up at a Pinkberry on Ventura Boulevard, snacking on tart fro-yo there at a tiny table between the man with $800 loafers and the lady who maybe inspired the book “When I Am Old I Shall Wear Purple”. That’s L.A. and that’s okay.
In keeping with the mission of this blog to give a glimpse behind the scenes, here’s a blooper of a video on my new trading web site, www.truthaboutmacd.com . The funny bit is at the end of this 75 second clip.