Less than 24 hours until wheels-up from Dulles (barring any delays, of course - I believe in you Southwest!). Flying out with a buddy from college, staying at Mandalay Bay. We stayed here in August and really liked it - glad to be going back! Main goals for this trip are: 1) Enjoy a long weekend out of the office and, as the great warrior-poet Aaron Rodgers once said, R-E-L-A-X 2) Gamble: Blackjack, foam-dice craps, sports bets, VP, slots and some carny games are all on my agenda. 3) Drink: I enjoy cold beer, brown liquor, and beautiful women serving those things to me. 4) Eat: Definitely will hit MGM's buffet and Puck's Bar/Grill (both via MyVEGAS) - beyond that, we'll see what happens. I'm not a picky eater as long as I get my money's worth. 5) Sleep: In August I found the beds at MB to be very comfortable. I may use them from time to time to enjoy periods of shut-eye. (No guarantees, though - if I'm winning, I'm keeping my butt in the casino) 6) Spend some time in MB's spa and recharge my batteries. Work has been crazy over the past couple of weeks and I'm in serious need of some premium laziness. 7) Visit some different casinos. Cosmo and MGM are at the top of my list. Beyond that, who knows? 8) Avoid stupid choices when drunk. (Easier said than done, but it's good to have goals!) Bankroll is approximately $1k, but I doubt I'll dig that deep if things get really bad.