reasons to move to Reno, NV

Reasons to Move to Reno:

  1. you can join the rest of the local yokles making reno eNVy puns (we even have a tourist shop that sells shirts around this theme)
  2. the weather is just as reliable and results in just as much hilarity as a well-thrown d20 that the DM didn’t plan for
  3. when Burning Man comes and The Burners with their Burnermobiles in a great, unending caravan descend upon the city to buy up every last drop of water and grain of granola before braving the Playa dust and neon, their very presence treats us all to a free, daily art spectacle
  4. you can hear gunshots across the belly of the valley on a clear night around 3 a.m. but you can hear the train call, too, lonesome and travelling somewhere new and every time you’ll wish you were on it
  5. The Lady in the Mountain announces herself with each snowfall. the silhouette of an etin visible from just about everywhere in the city where she lies graceful in the southwest as late as May. we miss her dearly in the ovens of July
  6. the sky here is a different shade of blue than anywhere else in the world; yes, different than Denver, too
  7. You haven’t lived until, after years of drought that panic Clark County (another bizarre but parallel world) and fire seasons that blanket the valley in ash with children at play in surgical masks with some adults going so far as to wear goggles to protect themselves, the wind grows chilled then it rains. It rains for twenty minutes straight out of the blue. The scorched earth greening before you can blink, drinks, drinks, drinks and you, too, stand outside shirtless under the sparse clouds spattering the still-hot ground with blessed water. Sterility and dust stink of the stinging rich stench of sweet, wet sage and you know with certainty: the drought is finally over.

That is why you should move to Reno.

rlb 4.7.17

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2 thoughts on “reasons to move to Reno, NV

  1. “you can hear gunshots across the belly of the valley on a clear night around 3 a.m. but you can hear the train call, too, lonesome and travelling somewhere new and every time you’ll wish you were on it”

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    1. @Coyote
      in theory, this will reply to you but I still don’t know how wordpress works despite having been on it for a while. which would also by why I didn’t see this for… months

      ANYWAY

      That line is one of the absolute favorites that I’ve ever written– because those sounds are also my absolute favorite sounds in the whole wide world. Which is a bit morbid but really there’s nothing that makes the world feel so big and small simultaneously.

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