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Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by jasonargo, Mar 16, 2011.

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  1. BeeeJay

    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

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    A Warlock in an F-18 just emailed me these....WINNING!

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  2. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    It was a nice surprise to see you there last night, BeeeeeeJay. :wink2:
     
  3. BeeeJay

    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

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    It was really nice to meet you and finally put so many faces with screen names, it was a crazy and super fun group. Next stop--Binions!!
     
  4. keno

    keno obsessed with countdown timers

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    Just rolled out of bed and am on the WAX to go downtown. This bus is the coolest ever. Going home last night, we got a limo from cosmo to NYNY as the taxi line was like an hour long! SUCK!

    And when we got to NYNY, Emily insisted we go back to NFI but I was ready to fall asleep. We went in and ended up closing the place down again.

    I think I'm still drunk from last night.
     
  5. bighead1970

    bighead1970 High-Roller

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    I am also on the bus dt. Why do I this to myself.

    I keep forgetting that by law the bus can only go 1 block before it has to stop and pickup people. Kill me now
     
  6. DoubleUp

    DoubleUp Low-Roller

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    Had a blast at my first time in the MMVIII tourney... got eliminated when my pocket jacks ran into pocket queens. I should have realized something was wrong when my preflop raise was called so quickly! Anyway, it was awesome getting a chance to match up some people to the screen names! Next year I might try to meet up with some of you the night before.

    Beeejay gave me his cancellation prize when he busted out, which was a lottery ticket from Oklahoma. This was because I said I was going to Oklahoma next week. It turns out it I am going to Alabama. I was a bit hung over... so I guess I confused the middle states a bit .... I will keep the ticket on my bulletin board as a memento of a great time.

    Looking forward to next year!:beer:
     
  7. BeeeJay

    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

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    can't wait to see the poker pics, prizes and winners!

    Hey I've got a New Mexico powerball $2 winner from tonight. hold on I might need that money for food later this week......or hopefully so I can deposit $80,002 after I win that Flamingo drawing tomorrow!

    I'm expecting Chucke Lorre to win in a fixed "electronic" drawing.:nono:
     
  8. J-P

    J-P The Tastiest Balls From Holland

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    Poker pics

    One winner, 20 or so sore losers. It can only be the MM VIII poker tournament at Binions. :wink

    I've uploaded my Poker Tournament photos to a web album that you can access here!

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  9. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Thanks for posting those pictures, Holland. :wink2: They are great. Loved the chocolate too. You will be sending those to us on a regular basis, right?

    Such a great time at the tournament. My only goal was to not go out first. :) I thought I was doing really well because it seemed like I played for a long time. But I think Patti said I went out 5th. I thought I did better, but she's keeper of the list. She must be right.

    Sin did a great job keeping the energy going and Patti is queen of camera juggling. She must have had 7-8 cameras in her hands at one point, taking pictures for all of us while we were playing.

    I was sure Jersey Bill was going to be the newbie that won it all. Great effort!

    The bubble prize was fantastic. I hope someone got pictures of that too.

    What a weekend it's been! But I am exhausted. I have one more day in Las Vegas. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. My voice is totally gone and I'm sleep deprived for only getting a few hours sleep a night. I may just hang out at Monte Carlo and try to be nice to myself before phase II of my trip.

    I don't want it to end. This has been one of the best trips to Vegas I've ever had. I want to do it all again next month. Or maybe in 2 months. :)

    I can not thank Beach Crazy, Sin and Pattiinontario enough for all the work they do to make the party great and to Dougie for putting the tournament together. :nworthy: :blowkiss: I could write all night and still not be able to thank everyone for what they've brought to the weekend. You guys are the best! :thumbsup:
     
  10. Coaster Kikky

    Coaster Kikky Tourist

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    I'm so glad you finally got to experience what YOUR board has brought together, Sonya. I will be there next year, even if I have to sell all my belongings for airfare.
     
  11. sin

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    Wow so much fun is being had I haven't updated my tr or posted here.

    Friday night party was great, great, great! So many old friends, lots of new friends & lots of convo about those friends who weren't able to come this year. We miss you buffoons!

    Tourney was excellent-if a little quiet. some may think that's a bad thing, but it just means Friday night was really good! Sonya & I pumped some life into things, so its all good.

    I returned to my past tradition of getting shitfaced at the tourney so by the time we hit 777 Brewpub for the day's meal, I just didn't talk for an hour. Nodding & pointing at the menu is sufficient and is more understandable than my drunken lisping (which I just found out I do when shitfaced-thanks for telling me FINALLY). I ate so much I got sober & turned into a lumbering earth pig.

    Right now I'm listening to someone snore away while enjoying some yummy coffee in Big Vegas Mug #2. Today will be a good day!
     
  12. Sonya

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    Ack! I hit the wall. Sometime overnight, while I slept for 10.5 hours straight, someone came in a filled my sinuses up with a caulking gun. I feel a bit like death warmed over this morning.

    I've got a pretty complete pharmacy in my suitcase, so I think today will be recovery day. I'll eat soup, relax, have a couple Nyquil induced naps and get organized and pack for leaving tomorrow.

    I'm sorry I won't get another day with my new friends, but I am pretty sure that with as much as I've been partying, this was bound to happen. Now I get to go have my mom take care of me for a week, so that will be good too. :)

    If this hasn't come from me being bad to myelf, ie, skipping meals, not remembering to take meds on time, getting less than 3 hrs of sleep a night, being in these crowds here this weekend and drinks, drinks, drinks.... I blame Renee. :haha:
     
  13. IWannaBeInVegas

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    Sounds like you all are having a great trip. I wish I could have made it out for MM but I have to be budget minded when booking a trip and this week was much more expensive than the time I went. I will watch next years dates and see what rates are.
     
  14. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Start looking early and book as soon as you see a good one that doesn't have a change or cancellation fee. I saw some good rates several months out, but I didn't book. By the time I went to grab one, rates had gone up quite a bit.

    In fact, I looked at Tropicana and was ready to book, but when I hit the button it said that room was no longer available, but I could have another room for $40 more per night. No thanks!
     
  15. IWannaBeInVegas

    IWannaBeInVegas VIP Whale

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    I have already looked some but NO LISTINGS past mid Feb next year. Oh well, in a few months maybe.
     
  16. Sonya

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    While people are still in town is probably to early. :wink2:

    I would expect next year's dates to be announced in the next few weeks. You're right that most booking calendars don't go out that far yet, but in a few months some things will start to show up.
     
  17. Jersey_Bill

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    Ah, just arrived home in NJ and first thing I do is check the Trip Report thread... :D

    What an amazing weekend. I originally came to town to see a show and was thrilled with the coincidence of having a chance to meet everyone. Next time, my primary reason for being in Vegas will be to see you all...

    I am still marveling over the time I spent with each of you Friday and Saturday and just can't get over what a great bunch of people I tripped into here. I really had fun talking with everyone and getting to know you all - but the drinking and carrying on and sexual acts performed on inflatable animals weren't that bad either !!

    Sonya - it was so great to meet you and catch up. BeeJay - I really like your writing and wanted to meet up live some day so I am so glad you attended!! Sin - what can I say (I want those pictures!) Angy, Patti, Dougie, Darnae (both of you are amazing) and every one of you - thanks so much for welcoming the new fish aboard...

    Speaking of fish, I still can't believe I made it to the final table and final 7 in the tournament. Thanks for convincing me to show up despite my nerves - I might have skipped it because this was not only my first tournament - but my first game of Texas Holdem in a casino ever. And I don't really play online either - just the iPhone apps... :poker: I really am starting to see what people see in the game - I had a blast and will be back next year without fail...

    Anyway, all I can say is thank you for this great chance to get to know this community and to feel at home...

    See you at the next one !!

    JZB
     
  18. mikenhe

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    Vegas downtime... Rum and coke and piagow @ el cortez.....
    Still more time left here.... Starting to hurt now.
    I can drink that away.
     
  19. Coaster Kikky

    Coaster Kikky Tourist

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    I have absolutely no doubt that you did indeed see a show! :drunk:
     
  20. DonD

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    Another great VMB meet. We leave in a couple of hours for our trip home and in a very good mood. Last night my wife and I got most of our gambling money back that we were down.

    There's not much I can say that hasn't been said already. To those regulars that couldn't make it, you were missed. Don't let it happen again.
     
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