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A Weekend With thecarve (Cosmo, 8/18 - 8/21, Live-ish...Hopefully)

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by thecarve, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    My Trip Report

    Hey gang. In roughly 12 hours, I'll board an A319 that will take me directly to fabulous...Harstfield-Jackson Int'l. :rolleyes2:

    But, an hour or so later, I'll hop a 737 to Las Vegas! :woot:

    I've never done a live TR before - never thought my trips would be terribly interesting to anyone but me. But live TRs do seem like a lot of fun and I'm always up for a challenge. (Plus, I'm a degenerate; anything that will slow down the pace of my setting Benjamins alight is a good thing!) So I'm gonna give it the old college try.

    The Plan:

    Gambling - A lot. Mostly VP. Usually DDB and Boner Deluxe with a healthy amount of STP/DSTP sprinkled in. Probably some BJ and craps as well. And almost certainly a few attempts to take down any fun-looking slots that catch my eye.

    Drinking - Yeah, I won't have too much trouble with this part. I'm open to any suggestions you good folks might have, re: favorite drinks mid-strip. But I'll do just fine with or without your help!

    Eating - In the real world, I really do try to eat reasonably healthy. But I tend to go a bit crazy in Vegas - gluttony is definitely on the menu. A few places on my list for this trip:

    Lunch at Milos
    Blue Ribbon
    Jean Georges
    Brunch at Bardot
    The rest I'll play by ear (and am receptive to any suggestions anyone wants to offer...)

    Other Activities - nothing planned yet. Guess I'll wing it. (Any ideas...?)

    So many live TRs end with the "Welcome to Las Vegas" pic at McCarran. I can offer no assurance that this one won't suffer the same fate. Nor can I say that this won't be an incredibly boring TR (I'm usually not a big picture-taker, so that's a challenge I'll have to overcome). But I promise to try to post as many pics and drunken ramblings as I can. And I'll humbly accept all the abuse you choose to heap upon me should I leave you hanging.

    Alright, enough chit-chat. Let's get this weekend started already!


     
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  2. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to pack today without the Badger getting suspicious. So, unless I want to face the guilt trip...
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    ...gonna have to be an early morning. Ugh. [​IMG]
     
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  3. WelshBlonde

    WelshBlonde Low-Roller

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    Good luck! Your kitty is amazing haha!
     
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  4. smartone

    smartone VIP Whale

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    Best wishes for the BEST trip ever!!! I too have a luggage guardian... I can relate!

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  5. Multifarious5

    Multifarious5 VIP Whale

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    Oh my goodness, I am SO excited for you Carve!!! Bdger is SOOOOO cute, she has MASTERED stink-eye.

    Have an amazing trip! Gambling, booze, great food, a great person, and great hotels? How could we NOT love that trip report?

    Have a blast, and I am looking forward to following along!
     
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  6. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    Good luck! I leave on Saturday! :wiggle:
     
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  7. ardee

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    Vegas pics, drunken ramblings AND abuse?!?...WE ARE SO IN!
     
    Thanksgiving in Vegas!
    Christmas in Vegas!
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  8. ardee

    ardee VIP Whale

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    Do we need to start a thread about kitties in (Vegas) travel bags? hmmmm....:ssst: Who's willing?
     
    Thanksgiving in Vegas!
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  9. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    I think they're fair game for ANY thread!
     
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  10. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    Have a great trip Carve. Looking forward to drunken pics and posts!!!
     
    Christmas at Cosmo!!!
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  11. mansam

    mansam Tourist

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    Have a Great time at the Cos! Drink a Verbena at the Chandelier. Win a lot of $ & be safe.
     
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  12. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Thanks for the well wishes, gang!

    The Badger took an after dinner nap on the porch and I managed to get packed. And she doesn't seem to be any the wiser - hello extra half hour of sleep! :woot:
     
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  13. emmas

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    Have fun and good luck.
     
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  14. ardee

    ardee VIP Whale

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    Dude.
    We broke out the cocktails for you!
    Manhattan and a vodka martini with habanero olives.
     
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    Thanksgiving in Vegas!
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  15. ardee

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  16. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    So jealous...cheap bourbon and a couple of Advil PMs here (getting to sleep before 10 isn't easy even without Vegas the next day!)
     
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  17. bridude98

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    "Gambling - A lot. Mostly VP. Usually DDB and Boner Deluxe with a healthy amount of STP/DSTP sprinkled in. Probably some BJ and craps as well. And almost certainly a few attempts to take down any fun-looking slots that catch my eye."

    Which casinos have Boner Deluxe? ;)
     
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  18. Geogran

    Geogran VIP Whale

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    Good vibes and karma heading your way @thecarve and remember no sleeping allowed in Vegas, well maybe a nap!
     
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  19. Kobra2848

    Kobra2848 VIP Whale

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    Good luck and following along. My wife loves that picture of your cat.

    Mark
     
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  20. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Ugh...zero sleep last night. Started feeling like shit after dinner. Queasy, headache and hot as hell - got up to turn down the thermostat twice and still couldn't cool down. And when I got the wrong number call at 2:45 I just gave up. :grrr: Hope I can catch a some zzzz on the flight or I'll have to waste valuable Vegas time with a nap.

    More importantly, I better not be getting sick, damnit.

    Ok, no more whining...sorry.