These 4 weeks, second week of August to second week of September, are when I usually go to Vegas the most. I can't go this year because of a $4K roof, a $4K back state tax and penalty, a $6K dental bridge and about another $1.5K assorted dental work ate all of my vacation money for the year. I am really feeling it now. My brain knows it should be packing and driving to the airport. Flying west and watching the landscape go from farmland to cattle land to mountains to desert. I should be seeing the green MGM and the gold Mandalay Bay out the window. I should be getting a taxi to The Mirage. I should be unpacking in my room, drinking 2 ice cold Bud 16's and doing my Vegas dance at the window. And on and on. I should be doing that right now. I can't even remember the last time I missed and entire calendar year of going to Las Vegas.