Monday, March 17, 2008

Broke and going home

Talk about a city of excess! I was sensory overloaded in less than 24 hours. I walked probably over 5 miles yesterday.

So we didn't end up going to the Playboy party. We were pretty wiped from the day, and decided to chill out, sit at some tables and play a little poker. Boy was that F'ing stupid. I lost 60 bucks in about an hour. Bastards set me down at a table of freakin experts.

Thus, I reinstate my previous decree about gambling. I don't do it. Casinos do not interest me in the slightest. The "free" drinks are nice, except when you put in perspective you just donated $60 to Las Vegas, you just spent $30 bucks each on those two little rum and cokes you had.


It was an eye opener though. We are going back at the end of April for almost a week. By we I mean Matt, Jeremy and I. It's for a gaming trade show for DG. Anyway, we'll be looking into all those hidden coupons, cheap buffets, and so on... because it took us over an hour last night just to find a restaurant that wasn't an average of $30 a plate!

Where's the glamor in being broke. That's Vegas for you. Makes LA feel laid back and cozy.


Lena said...

Las Vegas is expensive, but it's a good idea to look for the deal coupons and explore all the nooks and crannies of the casino hotels ... low-cost (fast-food) can be found there and if you walk off the strip, Bahama Breeze is somewhat reasonable as is Hard Rock Cafe if I remember correctly.

As for gambling, play the penny slots, then you don't feel so bad if you loose.

Just a wee bit jealous that you were there and get to go back again!

Don Early said...

Yeah, but I'm not going to gamble anymore. I never liked it, and I still don't like it. :) There's plenty of things to do in Vegas besides gamble... like, apparently... hookers.

Lena said...

Well, there's an abundance of coupons and flyers... ;)

Jenny said...

Lena's full of shit. The last time she went to Vegas she stayed at the 1)Wynn 2)MGM Skyloft Suites. I will cook her dinner if she can show me ONE coupon that she actually used during her last trip.


You want to know more affordable places? You give me and Kevin a call...