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Not Too Bright 7/31 - 8/4 & 8/7 - 8/16

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by tdhoier, Jul 30, 2016.

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  1. tdhoier

    tdhoier Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Folks,

    Captain Edward Smith knowingly navigating that large boat into a cluster of icebergs was a bad idea.


    Meg Ryan visiting the local plastic surgeons, bad idea.

    Legendary Francis Ford Coppola directing ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’, really bad idea.

    Iron Maiden deciding Blaze Bayley would/could replace Bruce Dickinson (albeit for a brief period), extremely sh_tty idea.

    The San Francisco 49ers and their decision to draft one Alex Smith over The Chico Kid (Aaron Rodgers), very bad.

    I can’t help but think I’m about to join this exclusive club of idiots.

    I have a two week window in between homes. The idea sparked in my lemon-size brain that I’ll just spend the bulk of that time in God’s Country (Clark County, USA).

    One of the deciding factors was that the hotel rooms there have really nice desks / work spaces.

    Another factor was that alcohol and casino gaming is extremely convenient while occupying these hotel rooms.

    Since this wasn’t necessarily a planned trip (The idea was not to return until latter October), I’m really focusing on going through my normal daily routine of simply working fourteen hours a day.

    The work is always there, so that’s a good thing. The problem is that when you have Las Vegas outside your window as opposed to the Blue Ridge Mountain Range, it can get relatively easy to get sidetracked.

    Very rarely (i.e. ‘never’) do I walk outside in Virginia and see half a dozen scantily clad 23 year old vixens stumbling down the street sauced to the gills while sipping a strawberry daiquiri. This hypothetical alone helped me make this decision.

    We’ll see how it goes, but I’m bringing my normal five day bankroll ($4 K) for my two week trek. I have two nights comped and a $100 resort cred at Mandalay before I move up to Treasure Island for two nights (don’t ask me why I chose T.I….I haven’t stayed there in a dozen years).

    I’ll take a brief, three day intermission to fly to Colorado to see my bestest buddies and big toes back in the college stomping grounds of Fort Collins. I’ll be taking this opportunity to personally monitor the progress of our new on-campus / state of the art football stadium, which will soon be hoisting up numerous NCAA D1 Football Championship flags.

    Then back to Vegas with five nights at The Signature (they have a kitchen and very nice desks…so I could legitimately barricade myself in there for 120 hours). Head North to the El Cortez for the final four nights.

    Only set plans are watching the season finale of The Bachelorette with a box of Kleenex on MON 8/1, going to see Melvins downtown at Backstage Bar & Billiards on WED 8/3, as well as my main man Kurt Vile at Brooklyn Bowl my final night 8/15.

    I honestly don’t know what type of trip report this is going to be…or if it’s even sustainable. If I show the discipline of the adult I am, it probably will be discontinued simply because I’m working the bulk of the time.

    Of course, if I have zero regard for that discipline because I’m a drunk buffoon and that lure of all of the monolithic castles just outside, there…………………………?

     
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  2. tdhoier

    tdhoier Low-Roller

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  3. spicole

    spicole Low-Roller

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    MELVINS! A man after my own heart. I saw them in Houston again a couple of months ago opening for Napalm Death. A+, would see again!
     
  4. Chuck2009x

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    So technically, you're going to be a homeless drunk with comps?
     
  5. tdhoier

    tdhoier Low-Roller

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    Napalm!! Barney!!

    I've seen them twice. They were much better in Chicago '13 than they were in Denver '01 for some reason.

    Never seen Melvins, but am looking forward to it (and looking forward to checking out this venue downtown).
     
  6. tdhoier

    tdhoier Low-Roller

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    I never thought of it like this, but you're not wrong.

     
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    DozerTheBulldog Low-Roller

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    Already epic in so many ways and you haven't even left Virginia yet. I can't wait to follow along!
     
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    I'm all in. Following.
     
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  9. LandryBalla9

    LandryBalla9 High-Roller

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    From one Virginian (nova) to another, I'm definitely Looking forward to hearing about this!
     
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    I love your storyboard in post #2. Have a blast in all of the chapters of your adventure!

    RICHARD
     
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    Irishkicker23 Low-Roller

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    I like your writing style and sense of humor. I am looking forward to following along. Good luck and win loads of cash.
     
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    This should be fun...
     
  13. tdhoier

    tdhoier Low-Roller

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    Can somebody let me know if they've heard if BWI was evacuated for any reason today?

    There was one other cat in the TSA line and gate agents are just randomly talking to each other over the P.A. uploadfromtaptalk1469987693298.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1469987704132.jpg
     
  14. Da_Nit

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    Odd. Have fun op I've enjoyed your previous TRs.
     
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    Oh this sounds like it will be fun! I have to tvo the Bachelorette finale, so don't give the ending away!
     
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    Very weird! Didn't hear anything about BWI. Hope you made it on your flight.
     
  17. Chuck2009x

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    Try a couple of TicTacs. :whistle:

    But seriously, IT'S A NICE NIGHT TO TAKE SOME DOUGH OFF OF MB!
     
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    Still trying to get the Bachelorette reference in my head..This from a guy? :cry:o_O
     
  19. DeadManHand

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    Have a great trip! Looking forward to following your escapades!
     
  20. tdhoier

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    Airport empty. Flight full.

    Was like a wild bohemian on the flight by not sitting on the righthand side of a Southwest flight into Vegas (you know, the conscious effort for the view upon landing). Probably the first time that happened in over a decade.

    Of course, when it was all said and done, I wished I had.

    You see, I don't get up and go potty on flights, really. So I cram my 6'4"+ frame into a window seat because, the aisle means I'm just getting up half a dozen times so seat A, B, E, or F can get up and jump into the crapper.

    Me sitting in the window seat is my first real gamble of the trip because you don't want...hmm....you don't want a really large person with gigantic arms-belly-thighs-glands (well, maybe glands) sitting next to you like loose pancake batter.

    Today wasn't atrocious, it's just that I sat next to Christian Okoye, basically. This dudes shoulders were so wide he took up the entire armrest and invaded me space. No lucky charms here, laddy,

    I just wanted a lonely, petite brunette to sit next to me...preferably a girl (can guys be petite?). This hasn't happened since adult mega-star Christi Lake sat next to me on a flight from McCarran to LAX about 15 years ago. She was a sweetheart and not only signed an artist rep directory for me, but personalized a picture she pulled out of her carry on of her squatting over some towels.

    Flight had to pull over when we taxiing and the Cap'n said he had to redirect the route (assuming bad weather in NM, CO, UT). 30 minutes hanging out and 30 minutes late getting in...but we landed. That's important.

    Read 3/4's of Lenny Dykstra's memoir on the flight. I make the effort to buy books about real people who were on top of the world and then lost it all through some sort of addiction and/or horrible decision making. Not just because I'm an awful person, but because I can learn from the mistakes of others and it's etched in my memory when I visit this city.

    Bag got out quick, no line at the taxi stand, nobody at the Platinum check in line at Mandalay (a long-ass line for the less fortunate....they were all looking at me like I was Charles or David Koch). The guy upgraded my comped room from a Standard Deluxe to an Executive King. MUCH more space in here and the gesture almost made me think that they truly care about me as a human being. I'm not a robot or an ATM machine with blood pumping through it's circuits (although I really am to these people).

    Going to order some food, bathe (no pictures....YET...it's too early in the trip) and then head out.

    I'm going to mix it up yet again and do something nobody does in these trip reports: I'm gonna whip down to the Hard Rock tonight. Only because I want to go to the Double Down Saloon. Usually there's punk rock in there, but the Blue Man Group drummers local band Uberschall is playing at midnight. I'll check them out and get some ass juice...maybe a bacon martini.

    I write too much.
     
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