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Basil returns to Vegas- Mirage, WSOP, VP, Food Porn 6/9-14

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Basil, Jun 8, 2018.

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  1. Basil

    Basil High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    All right,
    stop what you’re doin’
    ‘Cause I’m about to ruin
    The trip reports that you’re used to
    I look funny,
    but I’ll be makin’ money see
    VMB I hope you’re ready for me
    Now gather round,
    I’m gonna master this town
    Get a bracelet from takin’ the tourney down
    I’ll drink up all the Maker’s they got on the shelf
    So just let me introduce myself….

    (With all due respect to Digital Underground)

    That’s right. It’s that time again. Probably a different kind of report this time, with more focus on poker. The plan is the WSOP millionaire maker even, playing day 1B on Sunday. Backup plans include poker tourney’s running at the Venetian, Aria, Wynn, and Rio, depending on what and when I’m feeling. “Downtime” will be filled with VP bars, good food, cash games, and a trip to the apothecary shoppe.

    Ford will be joining as usual, but will not arrive until Monday due to family obligations. So it’s a couple of days solo first. Staying at the Mirage in a suite this time (mostly comped, but paying for one night unless it’s back end comped). E-mailed my host for access to the VIP lounge, and was shocked she asked for my flight info so she could send the limo for me. First time getting picked up in a Limo (actually, first time in a limo period. I know, it's odd).

    The only firm plan at this point is the WSOP event. Other than that, we’ll see what happens. Land around 1:15 Vegas time tomorrow. First night is dedicated to degeneracy, which should start around 1:16.
     
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  2. Richard Alpert

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    Word!
    Have a great trip, @Basil! :D

    RICHARD
     
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  3. acccrow

    acccrow Low-Roller

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    Shame to hear that you're planning on wasting a minute. Perhaps degeneracy takes a little time to ramp up?

    Rungooooood.
     
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  4. Basil

    Basil High-Roller

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    Thanks!

    Third row of first class, have to wait for the first two rows to get out of my way :)
     
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    carolineno VIP Whale

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    Have a great time & win a bracelet! Will be following along.
     
  6. the nuts

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    ...your name is Humpty, pronounced with an Umpty. LOL! Nice!
    Good luck! I will be following along just to hear some more rhymes yo!
     
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    Have a great trip!!
     
  8. Basil

    Basil High-Roller

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    So, rather than start my second Vegas trip in 2 months by waking the wife up at 3 in the morning, I decided to get a room at the PVD airport Sheraton (free with points). Also lets me sleep until almost 4!

    But this is just odd- it's the bathroom mirror, and the power button is for the lights.

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    That just seems so... unnecessary.
     
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  9. Basil

    Basil High-Roller

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    First time I went to a karaoke bar, I had mentioned the day before to my friends that I could probably get through the Humpty Dance without the lyrics. Stupid me didn't think anything of it, so was actually surprised when they called me up on stage (especially since I was in the bathroom at the time).

    Turns out I was right. Didn't look at the lyrics once. Think the DJ was impressed :) Although,, my quality of singing still leaves quite a bit to be desired.
     
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  10. Basil

    Basil High-Roller

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    At the airport now, looks like the first leg to philly is on time for 6.

    A little motivational music for those headed to the WSOP

     
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    Niteshade High-Roller

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    Good luck and have a great time!!
     
  12. Basil

    Basil High-Roller

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    Good morning providence! (Well, actually Warwick for the locals)

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  13. Basil

    Basil High-Roller

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    Breakfast time

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    Basil High-Roller

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    And now... second breakfast? Bacon and eggs at Cibo in phl. 3 hours to takeoff

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    On the plane now. Yay first class! Boo, no power outlets. Hope to take off on time but it’s philly, so we’ll probably be 345th for takeoff.

    Hoping for a couple of woodford’s and a nap since I only slept a few hours last night

    [​IMG]
     
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    Basil High-Roller

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    Ahh...

    Hot nuts (insert 12 year old giggle here), a woodford rocks, and a back up

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    Currently watching Spaceballs. Haven’t watched this in years.
     
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    Basil High-Roller

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    I pour the backup and before I even take my first sip, the flight attendant is dropping off another nip.

    This could be a good flight

    [​IMG]
     
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    Have a blast Basil!!! Thanks again for the great tip on my "old school" cocktails thread...win big, have a blast, and try a new drink for me!
     
    Fingers crossed ..just need the time off work approved!
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    Some sort of orzo salad (still half frozen) shrimp (nice size, but bland) and corn dish with hot peppers (actually pretty tasty).

    Hopefully nap time.

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Basil

    Basil High-Roller

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    No problem-
    I love those kinds of conversations. May have a gimlet myself.
     
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