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NYNY - 4/24/2021. Gotta show mLife some love . . .

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by DaiLun, Apr 23, 2021.

  1. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    1. I am Chinese and loved the movie.
    2. Fantasy Girl Friend
    3. It is a HIGH volatility game
    4. Thank you!!
     
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  2. Cageet

    Cageet Low-Roller

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    Still not sure what this is. Is it a girlfriend from the show "Fantasy"? Or is it like a make-believe... but it can't be a make-believe girlfriend because you said they were out of town which implies they are real (in the sense that you actually have contact with them). Pardon the follow-up question. I am just really puzzled by this. Feel free to ignore it if you don't want to answer.

    Enjoy the rest of your trip!
     
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  3. JaDubya

    JaDubya High Roller? Nah...just a Roller

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    @DaiLun - I think we need visual aids on this FGF thing. A picture. A description maybe. “She reminds me of _____”
     
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  4. Maxbet

    Maxbet High-Roller

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    Thank you for clarifying FGF. The urban dictionary had a few other definitions that I was pretty sure did not fit yours. :rolleyes:
    Keep the updates and pics coming.
     
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  5. StrikeToWin

    StrikeToWin Tourist

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    I always assumed FGF = Future GirlFriend. Have a great and winning trip or at least a break even trip.
     
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  6. Gus

    Gus Low-Roller

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    fgf the old chris rock joke about your wife/girlfriend having that "Work husband"
     
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    I think they are his real life girl friend. He and she are interested in fantasy role play. That is what I assume. The sex must be off the chain.
     
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  8. _celticGreen_

    _celticGreen_ Tourist

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    Enjoying your TR - thank you!
     
  9. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    No, discretion is required since these are all "fantasy GFs". Sorry.

    I have been married once, and once was enough. I have no desire to be with ANYONE for an extended period of time. Hence "Fantasy". I only wish that I won't be around for truly functional robotic partners.

    Use them, clean them up, and put them away in a closet.

    FGFs are "just" to provide companionship during a meal when I'm in Las Vegas. I take them out for an evening to a restaurant that they probably wouldn't patronize, and they keep me company for the meal. Afterwards, we both go our separate ways . . .
     
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  10. Cageet

    Cageet Low-Roller

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    Oh my god, I am so dense. :poke:

    Thanks for the clarification! Looking forward to reading about the rest of your trip.
     
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  11. DaiLun

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    OK, so the morning didn't go so well. After clawing my way back, the morning session found me taking out another marker.

    Then, I went over to the Wizard of Oz machine and in three bonuses, went back to the cage to "buy back" a $1500 marker.

    So, I have roughly $700 to play with for the remainder of the day. I booked a table at 8 East (Circa) for BFF and his friend, but they ended up not making it.

    I played at Golden Gate and Plaza, for 4 more clad strikes. Got a mini bonus on a slot machine at Golden Gate
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    Ended up going to eat at 8 East by myself. I ordered Ramen. For those of you who followed my last trip to Reno/Tahoe, you knew my disappointment with the ramen that I got a Red Bloom. Now what I got at 8 East is what Ramen is supposed to look like.
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    Now that is APPETIZING!!! It was very good, a little on the bland side, but I didn't "spice it up".

    $15 and change for the bowl.

    I then decided to go over to the D and play my $1300-$1400 of Match play chips. I had been hoarding these for close to a year, and it was time to try my luck.

    I sat down on the main floor at a $15 table

    I broke $400 at the table, and put those $400 to my right. Anything that won would go to my left.

    I had an incredible streak of luck. Of the 25-30 hands that I played at anywhere from $50 plus $50 match to $100 plus $100 match, I only lost 3 or four hands.

    When I cashed out, it was with this . . .

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    Subtract out the $400 stake, and I netted $1325 (I found $25 in a pocket). So, now I'm back to down just a little for the day, and losing, but well under budget for the trip.

    Went over to Bellagio and bought some more gifts, and spent (lost) about $200.

    Time to rest for dinner. Don't know how early I'll go over to Cosmopolitan. Dinner is at Blue Ribbon with BFF.
     
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  12. cjcjcj

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    Nice conversion on the matchplay!!!
     
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    I’m glad you had some luck. It’s about time.
    Enjoy your meal at Blue Ribbon.
     
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    Maybe it's the lighting of the pic, but that filet looks way past medium rare. That looks a little past medium actually.
     
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  15. Robertb1

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    Nicely done on the match play, DaiLun! Good luck!
     
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  16. DaiLun

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    I went to the post office to mail a package home. I then went to Silverton and played my FP, ended up spending $40. From there is was over to Cosmopolitan.

    BFF was there waiting on the third floor. We were eating at the Blue Ribbon restaurant, which happens to be right next to the "Mystery Pizza" place.

    Here is the menu

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    We were seated, and we ordered the Butcher's Block combination of Meat and Cheese, which was very satisfying. In fact, it wasn't until we were over halfway through eating that I remember to take a picture. So this is the Butcher's Block about 60% eaten.
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    BFF had the Spicy Tuna crispy rice
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    I thought it was "OK", I found the flavor profile to be a bit "muddled".
    I ordered the Colorado lamb chops, medium rare.
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    I thought that these were fantastic, and even BFF liked them, because "It was lamb that didn't taste like lamb". Yes, the flavors were subdued, and Not even a hint of gaminess.

    The total bill was just over $150.00, not including tip.

    NOTE:
    YOU CANNOT USE GIFT CARDS TO PAY THE TIP!! YES, I KNOW THIS HAS BEEN DISCUSSED BEFORE, BUT THIS I CONSIDER THIS TO BE ONE OF THE "QUIRKS" OF COSMOPOLITAN. STILL, IMHO, THE FACT THAT YOU CAN GET TIER POINTS AT PURCHASE OUTWEIGS A MINOR INCONVENIENCE SUCH AS NOT BEING ABLE TO USE THEM FOR TIPS.

    We were visited by the senior hostess, a charming young Taiwanese lady who gave us the "lay of the land" at Blue Ribbon. BFF has some experience with Blue Ribbon in NYC, so they had a lot to chat about.

    Dinner finished, we went to the Talon Club, the High limit casino area on the second floor. It is open to the public. The single Blackjack table that was open was $500 minimum. They also had Baccarat and Roulette. No craps table.

    I was going to show BFF the CRA machine, but I couldn't find it again, and we may have been at the wrong end of the casino. Well, it's not the last time we'll be at the Cosmopolitan.

    BFF went off on his way and I took the car to fill it up with gasoline.

    Back to the room and finish the TR. My losses were well under budget, which is where they needed to be. Still it was a "fun" trip.
     
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  17. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    When is this trip ending? I don't think you mentioned that
     
  18. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    I go home tomorrow morning. Stick a fork in me, I'm done, but will be back in 9 days.
     
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  19. Cageet

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    Did you make Platinum at Wynn? Curious to see what your offers from Wynn become after you make Platinum.
     
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  20. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    No, I was playing catch-up so much at the other casinos, that I only put in minimal play at Wynn. Next trip or the trip after . . . .
     
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