I made it!!!!!!!!! I guess I can morph this into a Semi-Live TR Flight pushed back right on time, scooted down to de-ice and lost only 30 minutes there. Half full flight, plenty of room! Went to McCarran and got my rental from Enterprise, a chrysler 300. Nice ride (3.5 vro0000oms) Needed to pickup some goodies to bring home, so I stopped at the Sahara and had some $1 shots (U keep the glass) It turns out I never had a card there (really?) Got some FSP on the daily free spin and turned it into $10.00 Checked into the elco (where I am now) and got Cabana Suite 6213. A suite it is not...it is a room. But a very nice room, clean comfortable with a nice working area and a big tv with all HD channels. (3.75 ahhs) Had $15 FSP as part of my offer so I played some 9/6 JOB MSP STP Jacks or better Mutli-strike supertimes pay. (mouthfull I know) Had a nice machine mate next to me and had a great conversation. I was drinking plenty of southern comfort at that time, and decided to do the most degen thing that you can do in vegas. The ELCO Gamblers Gourmet. For those of you who dont know, they bring a room service trolley right to your slot machine. I had grilled cheese, cole slaw and a basket of onion rings. All was very very good. (3 forks) I charged it to my room (got $25 free food as well) Stopped by LOVO cigar on Fremont and got 3 maduro churchills, good draw and a nice finish (3.5 puffs) P.S. Later on the wrapper on one flaked off, the guy had no problem giving me another one N.C. Very fuzzy at this point, but this is what I think happened. Played craps at GG, nice table, shitty results -$80 Every year I say I will take a shot at some VP, every year I lose! Never again! Lost $220 playing at the 4Q in the brewpub while puffing and sipping hardway IPA (4 gulps) It is a ice crisp hoppy brew. Then I played every top dollar slot in the building trying to eek out small profits on each. I think I did, cant be sure....way too drunk. Went over to the Fitz and played spanish 21. At the Fitz you are allowed to reddouble your double downs twice, really neat rule variation if you have the stones for it. Great on soft totals. Can get pricey $10, 10 reg double down. Next double $20 Next double $40 Ended up winning $75 and had the whole table tipping the dealer, she was thrilled. End over to Elco and grinded through single deck blackjack for 3 hrs and lost 90. Went to PGP and there was this absolutely miserable dealer....didnt even thank for tokes!!!!!! I HATE THAT, IT GIVES GOOD DEALERS A BAD RAP AND CAN RUIN THE LIVELYHOOD OF THE WHOLE SHIFT. Her shitty attitude costs all the other dealers on the shift money. Ended up winning about $100. All told lost only $250ish on the day. Not bad Woke up this morning with the hangover from hell. Not cool at all. Had breakfast a cafe cortez (2.5 forks) pancakes and bacon. Syrup was served hot, a nice touch but service was a little slow. Got the car and went for a drive, went over to boulder station, I had never been there before. It has a nice layout, I did find the casino somewhat smoky. I played the Damn Crack Cocaine press your luck slots and dropped 240. Came over to Flamingo, went to Diamond check in. They didnt give me a go room, rather one of the "Executive", which is just a big room. After some pouting I decided to deal with it. Played Price is Right slots for hours and lost 100, its such a fun game with the different bonuses and such. Then moved over to Pai Gow poker and got my ass handed to me. I couldnt catch a cold. (Which I have caught by the way Decided to try to change my luck, went over to Harrahs. Played a little slots and lost a little. Went over to the diamond lounge because I decided that I absolutely could not live without some chips and hummus. Went over to the tiles table, played for about 2 hours and lost $100, I couldnt really get it going, never won a big bet. It's one of the worst feelings when you cant get any momentum. Took a walk over to the paigow poker table. Took my remaining $500 of my buy in and played. It was a nice happy full table. I banked from time to time, with varying degrees of success. Was a slow burn (as pai gow often is) then I put out a couple of $100-$125 bets which I hit to make a small profit. Get this crap. HET properties are now charging for premium drinks. That is BS. Trust me "premium" isnt even premium. They tell me diamond players can still get an upgraded drink, so I recommend leaving your card on the table. Morning bankroll says I am down about $900 total right now, so thats about $650 yesterday. Today I plan to check out cosmo, see Vinnie Favorito tonight, play some poker.