Good morning friends, neighbors, and fellow adicts of the Vegas endorphins! For me, the vegas trip begins its life at the the time of conception rather than arrival so despite my Friday departure Ill begin laying the narrative groundwork now. As we sit here early Wednesday morning my upcoming trip has solidified despite all manner of attempts by the evil gods of anti-vegas tripping to keep me home. I first averted scheduling landmines to fit this quick little dandy into the plan. But who knew my biggest challenge would be the Armegeddon of flu, cold, and child care responsibilities that assaulted me like the Nazi Blitzkrieg. Now I know why my wifes family gave her the pet nickname "Rommel". But I digress...lets get back to the point. In order to clear my schedule I volunteered the wife a girls weekend at mall of america which she took last week. Little did I know I would be home with the flu and ; kids under H enjoying like symptoms. It was not a pretty site. Thanks to careful teamwork, a distracting 2000-piece Las Vegas puzzle, and an interminable I Carly marathon, we survived the weekend. My laserPlike focus kept my eyes on the prize: A first class American Airlines Fri night flight to Vegas Bellagio Limo to a Bellagio Penthouse Suite A nice bankroll with which to enjoy two nights of debauchery So now as the difficulties fell by the wayside, and the date neared, the only variable was health improvement. Flu and flying and Vegas dont mix and 48 hrs is the decision deadline. Tuesday morning I was at 50-50 on odds of this happpening after a REAL rough night that found me sleeping on various bathroom floors and couches. But last night, for the first time in over a week, I slept 10 straight, solid hours. So I think the corner has been turned and this thing is gonna be a go!