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Gettin' the Vegas fever...

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by HurricaneMikey, Nov 26, 2004.

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  1. HurricaneMikey

    HurricaneMikey A-List Buffoon

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    My Trip Report

    Hey Gang!

    Well, I think the pendulum of my Vegas attitude is starting to swing back from the 'Apathy' side to the 'Hopeless Addict' side once again. After the ass-kicking I suffered last March (my two-grand-plus bankroll getting wiped out, and staying about 36 hours too long), I feel myself slowly succumbing to the sickness we all share to varying degrees.

    Since my annual Caribbean trip is behind me, and I don't have another one planned until next October, it's hard to look forward to that. And up until the amazing deal LVDawn got me on a room a few days ago, I had no Vegas to look forward to, either.

    But now I do. [​IMG]

    So of course I'm spending my slack time (of which I have quite a bit today) reading old trip reports, doing Google image searches for all things Vegas, and figuring the budget for the next four months to see just how much disposable income I can dispose of next time around.

    In other words, I'M BACK, BABY! :D

    I'm at T-minus 110 and a little bummed at the realization that I gotta buy Christmas presents instead of travelers checks! I suppose I should feel somewhat lucky that I'm not in a serious relationship with someone who's favorite color is 'Diamonds', but I'd certainly be ok spending the holidays with a nice girl who's favorite color is 'green felt'!

    Anyhow...

    -I miss wandering The Strip at varying levels of sobriety
    -I miss eating steak & eggs at three am
    -I miss seeing the dusty outline on the craps table where the chips *used* to be stacked
    -I miss ogling and not having to be subtle about it
    -I miss Nevada's progressive open container laws
    -I miss getting a charlie-horse from leaning over a dice table for hours at a time
    -I miss singing Elvis tunes someplace besides the shower
    -I miss enjoying a thick steak, a nice bottle of wine, and a fine cigar with my buddies
    -I miss taking a flyer on some sucker bet and having it pay off for once
    -I miss those slightly-fishy tasting shrimp cocktails at the Golden Gate, and the surly gal who makes my sandwich
    -I miss Binions and the way it used to be
    -I miss the adrenalin rush of having split eights four times at fifty bucks a pop
    -I miss waking up after two hours of sleep, head throbbing, feet aching, eyes bloodshot, mouth dried out, but raring to get up and start all over again
    -I miss trying to guess my opponents hole cards, and raking a huge pot when I'm right
    -I miss bypassing all the people standing in line for a buffet, and then having them see me not pay for it, either
    -I miss waking up still wearing the same clothes I put on the day before, and finding black chips in my left pocket that I put in there when I was sober
    -I miss watching something funny happen, and immediately thinking to myself "Now THAT will definitely make it's way into a trip report"
    -I miss the feeling I have when I catch my first glimpse of The Strip as my taxi pulls onto Tropicana
    -I miss the taste of my first free drink. Hell, I miss the taste of my last one, too.
    -I miss the anticipation, the experience, and the aftermath

    I miss Vegas. But I'll be back soon.

    Mikey [​IMG]
     
  2. boxcars

    boxcars High-Roller

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    I miss Mikey's crazy Trip Reports. It's been too long, man.

    Only 110 more days to you, only 115 more days for me to read an epic! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Jack21

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    Hey Mikey, I see you are in the spirit....only 11 days until a double-digit T-minus.

    By the way, if you know any good offbeat non-commercial vegas sites by Vegas travelers/insiders, I'm all ears (or eyes)

    Jack
     
  4. Dougie

    Dougie I am IN!

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    I miss calling down the entire way to the river with a 6-10 offsuit [​IMG]
     
  5. doctor_al

    doctor_al VIP Whale

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    I miss watching horses running around in circles on a TV that is larger than my house.
     
  6. HoyaHeel

    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

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    Aw yeah, our Mikey of yore is BACK!!! Good to see you [​IMG]

    I'd like to take this opportunity to point out that I'll be back in Vegas before you [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. misterKeno

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    I miss shootin craps where i have ten bucks on the pass line & a point of '10' & the stick says 'get your odds down, we're payin 2 to 1 for--during the next hour only buddy!' 'a SPECIAL reserved only for our finest players'

    mK
     
  8. mesa

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    I hear ya. Just got a free copy of Showbiz weekly and really getting in the mood. Only a little bit longer :D
     
  9. enterpriser2151

    enterpriser2151 Tourist

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    I miss flying into Vegas after dark and seeing the beam from the Luxor cutting through the night.
     
  10. Gnarlymutt

    Gnarlymutt Low-Roller

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    I miss the anticipation of waiting for the crosswalk light to change to "walk" at the corner of Fremont and Main, so that I can get to the heart of Vegas!
     
  11. gtomew

    gtomew Low-Roller

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    I miss the words "cocktails" "cocktails" in all those different female voices..
     
  12. duffelbag don

    duffelbag don Low-Roller

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    "-I miss waking up after two hours of sleep, head throbbing, feet aching, eyes bloodshot, mouth dried out, but raring to get up and start all over again"

    I so feel your pain Mikey. It's like walking into a wall, again...and again...and again. Sweeeeeeettttt.
     
  13. Vegas Addict

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    I miss going to bed at 2:00am....can't sleep past 5:00am....and head down to the tables asking for milk and cookies as I double down my Jack with the dealer showing a 5.
     
  14. misterKeno

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  15. jenaphir

    jenaphir Low-Roller

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    mine came yesterday. i started looking at it and it just drove me nuts. want to be there NOW!
     
  16. Typhinie

    Typhinie Tourist

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    "-I miss watching something funny happen, and immediately thinking to myself "Now THAT will definitely make it's way into a trip report"

    I am so glad that other people do that, too!

    I too have the "Vegas Fever". Can't get my mind of it.... :rolleyes:
     
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