Tag: Las Vegas

Another Day At NIFS

Today was the big day. The first meeting was at 730am at the buffet. Yay buffet and that in turn was followed by the show from 9am to 4pm. I did a quick lap (about 5 hours) and near the end though it odd nobody called me. I opened my phone and I had 5 […]

One Day Down

Today was a busy, busy day. Sleep? I do not understand this word and wish someone would explain it to me. The day started with our first meeting at 830 am and we moved it to another venue due to crowds but were done in by service. I got a really, really, really awesome gift […]

Hobbling About

Hobbling was the word of the day. Still not adjusted to the time. Up at absurd hour, and then sent Karen an email to let her know I was awake. We went to the cafe and had a vastly underwhelming breakfast. We went for a walk on her bad leg via Mandalay Place, Luxor, Excalibur, […]

What Happens In Vegas, Stays in Vegas (Part Two)

At the same time Karen and I were at the ER, a dozen people were at Caesars Palace when their escalator malfunctioned, hurling them off. Coincidentally they were all taken to the hospital we were at. Read all about it here. Readers of Terry Pratchett all know CMOT Dibbler — he’s a fictional character in […]

What Happens In Vegas, Stays in Vegas — until you read this post

Flight got in last night on schedule and the luggage some 45 minutes later (typical for Vegas). All was in order. Cab line went quick, but asshole cab driver took us for serious ride. Very pissed. LAS to Mandalay Bay is a $10 cab ride at best and it was $20. I even said something. […]

Hello There

First, a special ‘hello’ to Nucor Steel’s corporate office in Charlotte who’ve made several visits to my blog in the past few days. Guys, you know I actually check my logs, right? I’m not looking for you specifically, but I do see you – you folks leave a large digital fingerprint every time you visit. […]

Meat. Yummmmmmmmmm……

First, some prep-work for this anecdote: http://www.digitalcity.com/2009/02/19/diner-vs-dinner–biggest-steak-challenges-across-the-country/ (Reading this will put you in the right frame of mind for this post. It will probably also make you hungry.) PETA – People Eating Tasty AnimalsSupport PETA — more meat for me My record is approximately 40oz achieved at Kokomo’s at the Mirage in Las Vegas — […]

Elton John’s Red Piano: The Review

Red Piano. Yay. I’ve wanted to see Elton’s Red Piano show since it opened but Elton never checked his schedule with mine and every chance I ever had to be in Vegas, Elton was elsewhere. I usually missed him by just a few days. Finally, courtesy of Greg and Gaby, we had tickets for the […]

Vegas Trip Summary

As you know it was a trade show that brought me to Las Vegas on Saturday morning for a stay until Wednesday. The weekend was Greg and Gaby’s 15th anniversary, and perversely, they invited me and Austri to spend it with them. We met up with them around 5pm Saturday for an early dinner at […]

Why I want to own a Casino 2.0

This will be my third annual why I want to own a casino post in which I marvel at obscene amounts of money and rip on Donald Trump. Previous posts are here: 2006 and 2007. Today we’ll use the Wynn as our example. The Wynn is a lovely place, though they do not get my […]