Trip Report- MM3 Well it was one year in the making. I planned on being at MM3 after watching the clowns from T2V online last year parading across Main & Fremont. It just looked like fun. Mike, Derek, and I left Midway at 2:40pm on a flight that took almost 5 hours due to 120 mph headwinds. Are we there yet? Derek drank up a couple SWA coupon books while Mike and I abstained. Got our rental (van) and checked into the Plaza. They had recently moved check in to the 3rd floor. Found our rooms after grabbing a beer and gussied up for the meet down at the Keno Bar. No one was there right away so we wandered around checking on the lines for tomorrow’s games. Called Buck. He and Futty were still in MSP hoping to beat the snow. Went back to the bar and saw Mikey, Cyndi, DonD and Jenn, Angy, CK, Drea, Chef, Keno and Emily, Patti, and Sin. This was the first time meeting everyone except DonD and CK, so it was great to finally meet all the people whose stories and pictures I had been viewing for the last couple years. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed. DonD used a bunch of comps to buy us many rounds of drinks down at the Bar. Some of the girls started playing a game where they take pics of peoples faces and then of their chest and try to match. When they got around to snapping pics of the guys, they aimed for our crotches. DonD was a man among boys when that happened, if you know what I mean. Too funny. Derek and I went up to Cyndi and Mikey’s suite to party with the gang and that was fun. Jer soon joined us, and everyone took turns talking and drinking and getting to know each other. We headed to LVC to gamble but not much was open. Patti tried to use her influence and womanly charms to get them to open another BJ table, but no dealers could be found. She and I decided to play at a $25 BJ table using my bankroll and we did alright. We moved over to paigow with Mikey after that, and then things get real hazy. I remember going back to Plaza and hooking up with Buck and Futty when they got in. I lost track of Derek and later found out he was passed out in Cyndi and Mikey’s place on that comfy roll away. The next day I had headed down to breakfast and saw CK playing Paigow. She invited me to breakfast and we went to Binions and it was great.Thanks Becky. Saw Mikey picking up the sled at valet as we headed out to golf. He told us about Derek and we laughed some more. Golf was ok. Inconsistent is the name of my game, but we had a blast. Derek, who booked his trip at the last minute hung back, watched games, and drank like a fish. When we returned we ate at MSS buffet with Filet Mignon. That was awesome for $14 a piece. Derek did not want to ruin his buzz so he kept drinking. When we got back Buck, Derek, and Futty stayed at the bar and Mike went to play some machines. I crashed from 9-12 and Buck called me and said some of your internet buddies are down here. I came down and everyone from the board was gone. Buck said Cyndi saw Derek and she came over and introduced herself and Terry to my friends. One of the funniest lines I heard retold was of Chang the Bartender that night at the Plaza. Derek had been feeding him a buck for every beer during his shift. Buck said Chang was calling Derek a “professional”. In his best Chinese broken English he said, “Most people drink four or five beers. Not him. He professional. He dlink over forty beers”. Nice, like that didn’t go right to his head. I played BJ for the next 3 ½ hours and picked up a nice $400 win. During that time I saw Doc Al talking to Larry at the 3 card poker table. I tried to send over a drink to Larry, but the cocktail waitress was a real ditz, and would not do it. I shut it down around 4am. We had a short meet up a DonD’s suite for the pick 6 the next morning. Met Al and Larry in person this time in addition to Don’s friends. I had to leave early because we are golfing again today, only this time Derek played as Buck had a trade show to attend at Wynn. Again, inconsistency was my name, although the course, Angel Park-Palm was really great. Thanks for the tip Terry. Before we were done, Angy calls and asks if were coming to IP? I tell her I will call when we are done. Mikey calls right as we are leaving the course and tells us to come on over. We get there an hour or so later after looking for that room like mice in a maze. WTF. Who designed the 19th floor of the IP, Allgernon? While it was a maze, the cheese was the party at Angy’s and it was rocking when we got there. Introductions were made and I got to meet Terry, Bill, Chicago Cyn, George, and Prince Paul and reintroduced to Sticky and Tonya whom I met last October at Carnaval Court. Whoever brought the Captain Silver, nice call, cause I put a nice dent in it. Shortly after we arrived a bunch left for the limo ride that CK arranged. I wanted to go CK, but we had just arrived about ½ hour earlier. Then everyone else left to take Sticky home. Buck had decided to head back DT so here we are in Angy’s place, just me, Mike, Derek and Futty. We drink for a while and then the limo riders return. Did the maze thing again while looking for ICE with Tonya, and I am still not sure how we found the suite again. I spied the ROBE in the bathroom and decided to try it on, while it did not fit right, there was something about it that I liked. My friends took off for DT and I hung out with the T2V gang. We were on the casino floor at IP while Angy got keys made for her friends, and then in line for cabs with some drunk chick in front of us barfing all over. Al gave her some pointers on technique, and we cabbed to the Plaza. Who was in the cab with me? Terry? I don’t remember. We met up with Guilt. We all went to MSS brew pub for some late night eats which totally sucked. Cold eggs and gristled steak. Yuck. But as Mikey said in his TR the company was quite good. The boys were at there favorite waterhole at the Plaza, except Derek who somehow found us at MSS. I must have gone to bed shortly there after because I don’t remember much after that. Oh and I was still wearing the ROBE. Got some pretty strange looks, but I didn't care at that point. There was one woman dice dealer at MSS started laughing when she saw me coming. When we left after eating I shook my robe tail at her just to make her crack up again and it worked.