That's right. I'm meeting my high school chums in Vegas. So many memories. When wet graduated Ronald Reagan was President, Irene Cara had "What a Feeling" at the top of the charts, and Return of the Jedi ruled the box office. 4 guys were about to enter the UC system, Z was off to Harvard, A was going to Stanford, E somehow got accepted at The U, P needed to get a job and yours truly was off to South Bend, IN. So many hopes and dreams. Now we head to Vegas very different men with jobs ranging from a World-renowned expert in Atmospheric Sciences to the Leather Man in The Village People. Who'd have thunk it? It should be a blast but could turn into a huge abortion. There are 9 of us. Z suggested renting a big house in Vegas instead of staying on the strip. They all agreed and he got this 8 bedroom place. So Muggins here fell on his sword and will be staying at NYNY so everyone can have their own room. There has been little to no planning for this thing. Being the idiot I am, I have pressed for a bit of structure to what we're doing as I can see this disintegrating into a cat herding exercise. So Friday night we are scheduled to see Absinthe (no tix purchased yet) and Saturday night dinner at Heritage (I made resy). The rest will come together like a Beethoven's 9th (course it will). Of the 9 attendees only 3 really gamble. And I would estimate 3 are what I would politely call "thrifty". I will admit that one of my many faults is I'm not the most patient guy on this little blue globe of ours, but I'm going to make a massively conscious effort not to blow my top. I'm planning on at least one melt down. I'll be on the road first thing and hope to give regular updates. I'm planning on suggesting a high limit slot pull one night, and a double or nothing slot pool the other night so we can have a bit of camaraderie on the gambling front and involve those who don't have that Vegas Fever running through their veins. Did I mention one of the guys attending and I haven't spoken in about 20 years because he decided to shun me? It's gonna be a blast!!!!