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The Vegas Report, Day 2

Sunday was our first full day in Vegas. We had a surprisingly good breakfast at the Luxor's cheap food court. I think it's called Nathans. They serve sandwiches and the like.

At about 11:00 we actually split up. H' went off to play some more slots. (She did not do as well as Saturday :) I went to a craps table that was offering lessons. If you're ever staying at a casino and are curious how a game works, find out if they have a lesson table. Basically, once a day a pit boss will come over to a table and spend about half an hour explaining everything about a game. Then they will open a low bet table and take things slowly. I played the able for about 15 minutes and went up about 10%.

We actually didn't really gamble alot today. After the slots/craps experience, we picked up lunch at the Luxor Deli and went to the sports book to watch the Colts/Patriots game. We were apparently sitting on the Patriots' side. H let her Boston side kick in and enjoyed clapping for the Pats. There was maybe one Colts fan in the room. The interesting thing about watching a football game in a casino sports-book is the realization that just about everyone in the room has a financial stake in the game. We made it through about the first half of the game and then our midnight arrival the previous night kicked in. We went back to the room and crashed for a few hours.

Now, the downside of the Luxor is that the hotel has a Pepsi exclusivity contract. (I have hated ECs and especially Pepsi ECs since college) Ever restaurant, bar, sundry shop, and the ilk... It's Pepsi Products and that is all. This means no Red Bull, no Coke, no 3rd party drinks not owned by Pepsi. Sigh.

On to the evening.

8:30 tickets at Paris to see "We Will Rock You". Surprise #2 for H. I managed to snag 2nd row tickets in the center. This theatrical musical is a futuristic, Orwellian look at a corporate controlled world, where Rock has been outlawed and the only music that exists is controlled by GlobalSoft. The show is written by Ben Elton and features the Music of Queen. Oh, yes. It's a Vegas Show. This alone could make anyone enter with trepidation.

We had a killer Sushi dinner at the Paris' "Ah Sin" pan-Asian restaurant. I mean with a name like that, we had to. It was pricey, but some of the freshest stuff I'd had in a long time. Service was 10 out of 10. Played some slots, lost some slots. then it was off to the theatre. Yay.... Theatre, not Cinema.

This is a fantastic and very tight musical. Stunning set work and excellent use of digital video combine to create a compelling environment. The 'special effects' that you might expect in a Vegas Musical are actually kept to a minimum. The show is incredibly engaging, the characters are incredibly likable and the show villain, "Killer Queen" will make even the biggest Cruella DeVille fan melt.

I really, really like Queen. H makes me look like a rank amateur. We both left the show utterly spent. H was absolutely toast. I made the mistake of wearing a suit jacket for the show. It felt at time more like a rock concert (though it was absolutely a musical). If you go... go more casually. You will want to cheer and scream :)

We walked back after the show up the strip. We hit a Walgreens. Yay! Re Bull for H and Diet Coke for me. We do have that refrigerator in the room if you remember ;) A quick cab ride back to the hotel and to the room.

I'd thought I might play poker when we got back. (Still haven't). H jumped into the jacuzzi and I sat on the bed to catch up on mail stuff. Bed... sit... bad idea. Well, there's always today.

Plans on tap.. I'm gonna play poker "comma damn it". :) Tonight's show... 10pm: Blue Man Group!!! WHOOOO. Granted, due to Blue Man Group's popularity. We have nose bleed seats. The H is still asleep, I'm going to attempt to do something about that. :)

I do have the SK on me. I may or may not respond as it depends entirely on what we are doing.

*WAVES FROM SIN CITY*

*kiss kiss*

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Okay, one more post before I wake the Jemmy

People have really been doing a good job with Guessing on the 15 facts meme that I posted over the weekend.

I have been posting scores whenever I see someone has made a guess. Some people (though I'd never name names, would I mrlogic?) have been able to play Mastermind. Trying to eliminate over a few guesses.

I will post the answers Sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon.

For now, some general hints I've given.
  • Be wary of multiple facts on multiple lines
  • Extraordinary facts do not necessitate falsity
  • I can be a rat bastard with how I word things
  • Everything I said may be used to help a truth or a falsity
  • It's just a game... have fun

Okay.. now it's time to wake the H.

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Poker Tourney

So, we played our first poker tourney. I'll post the grand details later to my Poker filter.

The short side of it. $25 to play. $3 for a couple extra chips. It was a combination of limit and then no-limit.

There were 100 players. I survived to the final 2 tables. And went out in 21st. (There were 11 each at the final table)

Edit: oh, yeah... jnanacandra did okay, too. ;)

More later.