Monthly Archives: September 2012

Curmudgeon Alert — Time to whine about emails again

My quarterly screed about emails is upon you.  I invite your comments. 1. Forwarded emails. OK — I really don’t despise forwarded emails. Cute kittens and beautiful BBC scenes of mother earth make a welcome break from the political diatribes … Continue reading

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Hotel Doctor — Who Knew?

I caught this column in over at hospitality net. The chap is a ‘hotel doctor.” I guess this is like a “concierge doctor” – you know, for rich folk as seen on “Royal Pains.” His opening paragraph: Approaching the entrance … Continue reading

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Standard Gets DOJ Approval for Central Merger

Standard Parking said today that it had received Department of Justice approval for its purchase of Central Parking. The new giant company will have to divest, sell, or allow to expire only about 100 lease/contract locations. Wow!  I was expecting … Continue reading

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Parking Trade Show Season

Fall is in the air — you can ‘feel’ the change in seasons.  Trees are turning, maybe a sweater in the evening, that unique crisp smell of weather just around the corner. And Parking Associations and vendors are holding their … Continue reading

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Recasting the Discussion — JVH Style

OK — I got slammed a bit over my comments about egalitarianism and planners who want to put us into what they consider appropriate living conditions. Fair Enough. Let me put it another way. The New York Times has a … Continue reading

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Space Shuttle Lands at LAX

The Space Shuttle Endeavor landed at LAX on its last fight this afternoon around 1 PM Pacific Time. Here are some shots.  The 747 with the shuttle on board did two passes over LAX before landing.  Here’s the first pass … Continue reading

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Egalitarianism in Word, Deed, and Parking

Egalitarianism is a trend of thought that favors equality among living entities. Egalitarian doctrines maintain that all humans are equal in fundamental worth or social status. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the term has two distinct definitions in modern English.[3] … Continue reading

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Avast Ye Hearties

Today, Wednesday September 19th, is “Talk like a Pirate Day.”  You didn’t know?  Shame on you.  The day even has a web site. Go here. I’m even told that if you talk like a pirate or wear an eyepatch at … Continue reading

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Should we use Parking to Alter how we Live?

Friday (Sept 21) is PARK (ing) Day. Its the day when activists across the globe take over on street parking spaces and turn them into mini parks. They put down grass, install potted plants, and invite people to sit and … Continue reading

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A chuckle

From Tom over at the Parking Smart discussion group on LinkedIn: The Parking Officer’s Funeral As the coffin was being lowered into the ground at a parking officer’s funeral a voice was heard screaming from inside: “I’m not dead, I’m … Continue reading

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