I had a SWA frequent flier ticket to use up and 3 free nights at the Plaza, so I cleared it with my wife and went to Vegas. Day 1-Played blackjack,craps, and 100 play VP until 2am after arriving at 9pm. Check in was easy. Room was perfectly fine. -450 Day 2- Played BJ till noonish and was now up 200 for the trip. Met up with Becky for lunch at Chicago Brew pub at 4Q, and then Jer joined us. We found a 2 deck BJ game and played for an hour I guees with me losing my buy in of 200. They were going to dinner and I needed some down time so I left and tried to nap. I hooked up with Jer, Tonya and Becky around 8? and we went to Jer's kick ass suite where they consumed lots of drinks before we went to play blackjack. We played a bit and then I played craps at the table next to them for a while.We decided to leave arond 1030? and I left them at the entrance to 4Q as I was not feeling too great. By time I got back to the Plaza I felt a little better and played BJ for an hour before calling it a night at midnight. Day 3- Played BJ, and bet 3 college football games in the morning. My streak of perfection on college games continues, as i am now 0-10 the last year and a half. In the afternoon I made a run down to Binions to play craps for a while and then hit Vegas Club for some craps before the World series started.I talked smack to anyone with Astros paraphenalia on Fremont street all day, which was fun too.That was a positive trip and had a nice beer buzz going for game time. I saw some Sox fans and we went to the book at the Plaza and watched the great 5-3 Sox win.Sent Kikky a text and they were still at CC so I cabbed over. Met the attendees, Kikky, Jer, Tonya, MNVegasgal and her husband, and Sticky and her husband, and ordered a rum and diet, which was really good. We chatted for a while and then I joined Jer and Kikky for some 6-5 BJ fun with the smokin' hot Jessica, who was really fun. we were having a blast, and I don't remember how long we played. Cece and Sticky left earlier and Jer, Kikky and Tonya wanted to go dancing in the mass of humanity. i declined as I look like Elaine Benes when I dance. I talked to some Sox fans who were milling around and then played BJ with Jessica at her new table. I escaped CC with a $200 win. Back to Plaza to play drunken craps, because i was pretty toasted by now. Lost $600 in about an hour, and then played more BJ for another hour and won $200. Crashed at 2:30am quite happy with my birthday trip. All told I had spent $750 over 3 nites and that included cabs, meals, and gambling losses. Had a great time meeting everyone, (even though we couldn't find a limo to go meet Mikey) and they helped make my 42nd birthday a memorable one.