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Enjoy Every Sandwich

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Sep 24, 2015.

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  1. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    For all the continued whining and grousing and infighting about resort fees, $25 taxi routes when the $20 option was ignored, drink limitations, strippers not putting out, kids, crowds, management, buskers, IDs, drunks, four-putts and snaphooks, bad grammar, smokes or no smokes, quirky spouses, hosts, pornsnappers and a whipping post of some note lately known as Caesars Palace ...

    We learned last week that a friend has some insanely rare form of cancer, and every prognostication is that he has the same chance as someone on Mars lacking a pressure suit and supplemental oxygen.

    Sympathy and kinds words are not necessary, he'd say. Instead, let's remember to heed those words of Zevon from time to time, and maybe, just maybe, keep silly First World Problems in context.

    Pause ... pause ... pause ...

    OK, as Coach Cutty Sark might say, you may again feel free to Bitch On.

    (Way to go, Stanford!)
     
  2. Nick61

    Nick61 High-Roller

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    Well said sir. It's a saying that is probably overused, but true nevertheless, "if you have your health you have everything."

    And it doesn't matter how much money you have, if you don't have the blessings of God and good health. I was shocked when Steve Jobs of Apple passed. I remember thinking, how can a guy such as he with the world by the tail die so young? But for the grace of God go all of us.

    But I'll be honest with you, we're staying at the Cosmo in December. And we'll be paying $30 bucks per night for a resort fee, I'm not sure if that includes tax or not--as it matters. That is basically highway robbery, lol. Yes, of course we have freedom of choice whether or not to stay there, I get that part.

    I don't blame the hotels, they'll continue to do as much as they're allowed to get away with. Those in charge of overseeing are not doing their jobs. Because they're the same ones in bed with them, benefitting in the revenues derived from those fees, thus a conflict in interest. I don't see a solution.
     
  3. Champ

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    You never know when you'll be called home, or how. Best you can do is enjoy the time you have, the company you keep and the life you lead.

    My prayers are with your friend that he and his family find peace and enjoyment in the remaining time they have together.
     
  4. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Thanks for that opening sentiment.

    And thanks SO much for bringing in two things that just don't mix with everyone universally, religion and politics.

    I'm just back from a two-week road trip, my wife flew in for part of it. Needless to say we dropped a few bucks. I could pull out every hotel folio and find all sorts of charges beyond what the room cost, be it some absurdly high hotel taxes in some jurisdictions to parking fees to resort fees. I just don't give a fuck. I really don't. The bottom line of life was not negatively impacted an iota due to a few more shekels expended on some line items.

    We benefitted immensely from a whole host of new and wonderful experiences and memories. We choose the upside of travel.

    Oh boy, another resort fee diatribe thread. Special.

    Enjoy. Every. Sandwich.

    Thank you, Warren.
     
  5. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I like sandwiches. I enjoy every one. I love rice better.:poke:

    And I understand and agree 100% as to what you are saying. Sometimes we need a reminder as to what is important in life.
     
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  6. Breeze147

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    Since I broke my leg 3 weeks, just being able to go outside is an incredible thrill. My buddies took me to lunch today at the local diner where I had the hot turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans. After 3 weeks of soup and pizza deliveries, I loved that turkey sandwich like it was a prime rib from Carnevino.

    5 weeks ago I was in Las Vegas after a two year layoff. I loved every second of it, from the grossly overpriced room at Mirage to the Safe Sax guy on Fremont. Playing Craps and winning and cheering and high fiving. Banging out a nice win by sitting at 3rd base and sticking to my basic strategy guns in Blackjack, high fiving guys 40 years younger than me when we spied each others Flyers caps.

    I was somewhere, and my sarcastic trip report notwithstanding, I had another bite out of that sandwich and it was good.
     
  7. Snidely

    Snidely VIP Whale

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    There used to be a billboard on the Atlantic City Expressway that said Best Rooms In AC: AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. A bed in the dumpiest motel in AC is preferable to a hospital bed.

    Sorry to hear about your friend.
     
  8. breanna61

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    Everything can change in the blink of an eye; we need to be mindful of that! I am very sorry to hear about your friend Ken.
     
  9. joesmom

    joesmom Low-Roller

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    Sorry about your friend - cancer sucks to say the least. I know that since I am currently in the survivor portion of that fight I have a whole new appreciation of lots of things. Cancer creates a new normal - some is a bad new normal - but some is good. Stupid things that used to bother me don't at all anymore. I look forward to small things and live a lot more in the present now. I have tried to remove all the negativity from my life - that means I can't watch the news anymore LOL. Hope your friend can find some peace and happiness in the journey.
     
  10. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    CONGRATS on your recovery and to your continued good and positive health, j'mom!!!
     
  11. pebbles

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    Sorry to hear about your friend. Cancer has decimated my family recently. I currently have five relatives receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

    I hope the outcome is better than expected.
     
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