As I type this I'm in Myrtle Beach at a conference. A very sincere speaker is droning on about something or other...I should know I'm on the planning committee for this thing! However my mind is fast forwarding to Wednesday. That's when we'll leave behind bikinis beer guts and tattoos--and that's just on a grandmother I saw on the elevator this morning--for Las Vegas! It was cheaper to fly directly from SC than to go home to OH for a day/night. So an extra day in everyone's favorite city. I'm in a slot tournament on Fri and Sat at Mirage. I'm also a 50-some year old professional man pounding on the button of a slot machine for 15 mins while my wife yells sarcastic words of encouragement or chastises me--NOT sacastically--if I begin to fall behind the person next to me. A week or so ago another poster did a live report of his tourney run at NYNY that was enjoyable to read and I did one a couple of years ago too. So live report from the Mirage tournament here I come! Back to my conference though for now. Dinner w favorite customer tonight, fishing w my OTHER favorite customer tomorrow then karaoke (I do a mean Elvis) tomorrow night. For now I'll try to concentrate on trying to figure out what that guy's talking about 5 feet from me on the podium.