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I'm checking out Pan American Center with my keys to Las Cruces, NM

If you were given the keys to the city, what is the first place you would unlock? There are not too many amazing places I would care to unlock; Las Cruces is not known, necessarily, as an entertainment mecca. Still, one place I've been to hundreds of times is the Pan American Center. So I would choose there.

The Pan Am is the stadium where NMSU plays. I love playing basketball on indoor courts and I've only played on the Lou Henson Court twice. Back then I worked at the arena and on our breaks I would run to my dorm, grab my basketball and run back so we could play. That was fun. And I'm sure getting a full court game going would be great!

This is a video from 1990. I think I was at this game. It is a bit hard to remember because I was a few months short how turning five years old. The arena has been updated a bit since then.

Neighbor Relations

I've never talked to my neighbors, ever. Twice I have seen who I believe to be the people living next door, but I can't be sure. If the people I saw are, in fact, the people who live next door, then they are two cute girls. They will never talk to me though.

One night I got off of work and it was a little while after one in the morning. She got out of her car about twenty spaces down from where I was parked. I got out of my car and put on my headphones because I can't walk fifty feet without music. Usually nobody is in the parking lot at that time so I was singing to what I thought was just myself.

As my neighbor sees me I'm singing, "You'd better run for life, little girl / Hide your head in the sand, little girl / Catch you with another man / That's the end, little girl." It's a Beatles song called "Run for Your Life." But I think I just looked like some crazy guy in jeans and a wife beater following this cute girl. She turned to go up…

My Stupid Face. My. Stupid. Face.

Image via Wikipedia My stupid face is rebelling on me. Just when I don't want to break out, all of a sudden I break out horribly. So my solution is to kill my face, take somebody else's and use that one for now on. Johnny Depp's face. Sorry dude. You seem like a nice guy, but I need it more than you do right now.

However, it may take awhile to implement my catching-Johnny-Depp-and-surgically-removing-his-face plan. That led me to buy some apricot cleanser thing, which is actually for human faces. It says it contains apricot and will clean your skin. But never have I thought, "Oh, man. My skin is feeling in need of exfoliating. I'll just rub this apricot all over my face for a bit. That will do the trick." That seems like it would be sticky and uncomfortable and a waste of a good apricot.

Either way, it smells good. So I ate some. It did not taste like apricots at all. In fact, I think there may be more stearic acid, decyl glucoside, cetyl alcohol, glycerin, gl…