Warning: this trip will be heavily influenced by Percocet. I really hurt my back on Wednesday. Thursday I frantically went to the doctor explaining that Vegas was this weekend and we could NOT let my back screw it up for me!!! Thankfully she hooked me up with the good stuff. Flight this morning was uneventful. I was jammed in there next to a very large woman who barely fit in the seatbelt. Just on the verge of needing an extender. She was friendly and our bodies kind of merged together during the flight. Took 3 Percocets during boarding/the flight and was in a warm and fuzzy happy place the whole way there. Took Bell Trans shuttle from the airport. Faster than usual. Actually, everything was faster than usual. I was one of the first ones to baggage claim and everyone's luggage was already piling up when I got there. Was at NYNY to check in before 11. I asked for a room on a high high floor with no connecting door. Highest floor with no connecting door was floor 8. She upgraded me to a Madison Ave room on floor 18. Connecting door - but it's in a weird place in the back where it would be hard to hear anyone in the next room. Went down and redeemed $25 Freeplay from MyVegas - made $20 with it on VP. I decided to go to Freemont street, a place I usually avoid. Why? I don't really know. I took the SDX. I boarded it going south thinking it would just turn around and come back up the street. Didn't realize you had to get off and wait for another one to come. Took forever. An hour and a half after I bought my ticket I got off on Freemont St. Played some Pai Gow Poker at MSS. Friendly dealer, but no good. Lost $60 and said screw it. More to come soon my dinner just got here.