First Trip to Las Vegas: Day 2

First Trip to Las Vegas: Day 1

Saturday, July 1, 2006

Woke up to sound of someone exiting the shower. Practically jumped out of bed because I thought it was at least 10am. “Who wants breakfast?” Looked at clock and saw it was 5am, only an hour after I went to bed. Quickly settled down and went back to sleep. Woke up around 9:30 and headed to the pool. Ordered a large strawberry margarita in a football cup thingy. Didn’t use any sunscreen and burnt my back and shoulders.

After changing, played some video poker waiting for the girls. Took off down the other side of the strip on our way to the Venetian for Blue Man Group. Some neat little shops there. Does M&M really need 4 floors? Stopped at the Alladin buffet to eat. Getting there at 4pm allowed us to catch the lunch and then also get dinner as they made the switch. Ordered 2 Red Bull and vodkas at Blue Man. Cost $20 but they were good. Much better than those weak casino drinks. Blue Man Group was a great show. Some very neat things. They overdid it a bit with the toilet paper shit and the Twinkies routine. Not sure I’d pay $120 to see them again.

Started back to the Excalibur after the show because Julie’s eye was bothering her. Got there close to midnight after checking things out along the way. Girls were making it another early night. I took off around midnight for the MGM again. Played some more $3/6 limit and I think it was the only session of poker I finished ahead. Walked out shortly after 5am. Holy shit the sun is coming up! Sat down at a video poker machine on my way to the elevator at Excal and put in $10. Played 5x 5cent bets for an hour and a half on that $10! Hit quads four times and went through 2 coffees and 2 bottles of water. Made it back to the room at 7am.

First Trip to Las Vegas: Day 3

First Trip to Las Vegas: Day 4

First Trip to Las Vegas: Day 5

First Trip to Las Vegas: Day 6

First Trip to Las Vegas: Final Thoughts

First Trip to Las Vegas: Day 1

Friday, June 30, 2006

I woke up at 4:15am on Lindsay’s couch. Our flight was scheduled to leave Detroit at 7:00am, so we cleaned up and were on our way. The flight to Minneapolis/St Paul went off without a hitch, but the flight to Las Vegas wasn’t quite as smooth. The plane had an oil leak in the right engine, which took the mechanics awhile to pinpoint. After an hour delay and the deactivation of a reverse thruster (apparrently a plane is only required to keep one opperational) we were finally on our way to Las Vegas. It wasn’t the end of or delays though. Once the plane landed in Vegas the pilot announced we weren’t being allowed to exit the plane yet. Apparently there was some sort of security breach in the airport and no planes were allowed to unload. Of course everyone on the plane was antsy to get out to the casinos for some gambling and fun in the desert heat. After 30 minutes we were finally allowed into the airport.

The rest of the trip reports will be in turbo mode. I just don’t feel like typing out every little detail of the trip. I’ve already lived through it once!

Room at Excalibur$10 round-trip shuttle bus to the Excalibur. Got to our room and it was like, “What now?” Decided to eat quick at the Excalibur’s buffet. Started walking the strip. Damn, the strip is hot when it’s over 100 degrees around 3:00pm! Definitely won’t go out walking in the middle of the day again. Legs finally got sore and we walked across the street to Harrah’s. Found poker room and played $3/6 limit. Girls came to poker room at 11pm just wasted and were on their way back to the Excal. Played another 45 minutes. Caught them on the walk back…somewhere near New York, New York I think. Left them to sleep and went to MGM for more poker. Left around 4am. Lost $ in both poker rooms.

First Trip to Las Vegas: Day 2

First Trip to Las Vegas: Day 3

First Trip to Las Vegas: Day 4

First Trip to Las Vegas: Day 5

First Trip to Las Vegas: Day 6

First Trip to Las Vegas: Final Thoughts

No WWW

I posted a couple of months ago about dropping the www from URLs and have been a supporter of it for much longer. All of my sites have been www free for as long as I can remember. The http://www.xxxx.com URLs will redirect to the one without www. If you’re using WordPress and have been afraid to try out the .htaccess method Matt released the no-www plugin last month. Visit no-www.org for more information on the subject.

World Series of Poker (WSOP) Live Updates

For this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) it seems the Rio has made some changes in regards to live updates by the media. Last year I was continually refreshing Pauly’s Poker Blog to get the most up-to-date information about the WSOP, not to mention his top 5 lists. Today I’m following the events of the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event and the best live updates I can find are from CardPlayer. If anyone knows of a site with more current updating, please leave a comment.

Tiger Woods is not Lebron James

…I just read that LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers signed a new three-year contract for $60 million. Obviously, that’s a great deal, but I wouldn’t trade places with him. Most NBA players only have two options: a team contract and a shoe deal. That’s the only exposure they get.

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I bet there a few athletes in other sports that would be willing to trades places with Tiger Woods. He gets to play golf for a living, has a beautiful wife, and is one of the richest athletes in the world. What a dream!