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The Swan Song / Live TR (10/18 - 10/26, 11/3 - 11/15)

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by tdhoier, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. tdhoier

    tdhoier Big Time

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    My Trip Report

    Folks,

    Back in the early 1970’s when I was a wee laddie growing up in a small borough of London Town, I can still remember hustlin’ suckas on the sidewalks.
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    Whether I had the token Chinese boy bowl haircut or visited the local gamblin’ hall when I sprouted into my Gene Autry dressin’ days, I always just loved to be involved with the action.
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    I learned that sometimes you win some and most of the time you lose a lot. You gotta know when to hold ‘em…and know when to fold ‘em. You never let them see you sweat and you’d best make sure you have a classy dame by your side at all times (even if you have to pay them to be there, it’s not really a big deal, honestly).
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    Through the ages I’ve partaken in the entire gamut of the gaming industry. I’ve laughed. I’ve cried. I’ve creamed my Jordache. But there has been one constant to it all, people…I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself (except for the dozens of times some asshole hit a lazy ground ball when I needed a 3 Run HR to complete a parlay or when a horse-jockey-sized little chump nails a 45 yard FG when I needed him to shank it five feet to the left or to the right, but never mind that).
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    Although I can’t imagine a life without three annual visits to this dusty old town they call The Las Vegas, I have imagined that I can take a hiatus from writin’ up more of these TR’s for 2019. I’m taking a leave of absence and will see where my attitude is at come my Super Bowl trip of 2020.

    My main rationale is that I feel these all pretty much end up being the same. There’s a pattern to my reports that must make everyone feel like the Bill Murray character from The Groundhog Days movie. @Sonya, maybe change my user name to Punxsutawney Phil, please.
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    I get an Audi, I’m drunk, I bet on a lot of sports, I eat, I’m drunk, I drink, I gamble, I walk, I get drunk, I have a 23 year old girls booty cheek rub all up in my face at the Palomino or in my hotel room, I gamble, I’m drunk, I go home.

    You can probably stop reading this TR now, because I’m pretty certain this will be the pattern for this venture as well…but I DO appreciate when y’all read, interact, support, or completely mock my activities, and I shall miss that, so thank you.

    Nobody ever put their arm around me and accused me of being smart, and I doubt it will start now. I’m going out there this weekend because my buddies newly-turned-21 year old daughter wants me to be in Vegas with her for her first time. The thing I can’t wrap my head around is that her mom (aka my buddies ex-wife) is coming out, too. I’m not sure how this dynamic is going to work because I know mom can’t stand buddy, but I believe there will be time where five-six of us will all be together. In fact, mom and 21 year old blondie will be picked up by me and my Audi at McCarran about an hour and a half after I land…and they’re staying in my suite tomorrow night at Le Mandalay (buddy doesn’t show up until FRI).
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    Just the three of us. Two attractive blondes. One mother. One daughter. One drunk guy. I’ve seen this exact scenario play out on Pornhub, Xhamster and Spankbang thousands of times, believe me…so my mind is wandering. I am not animal, however. I’m a human being.
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    THU 10/18 – TUE 10/23 – Mandalay Bay (comp SUN & MON)
    TUE 10/23 – FRI 10/26 – Golden Gate
    FRI 10/26 – SAT 11/3 – Los Angeles (Packers game 10/28)
    SAT 11/3 – SUN 11/4 – Luxor (comp)
    SUN 11/4 – FRI 11/9 – Planet Hollywood (comp)
    FRI 11/9 – MON 11/12 – Brothers fucking house
    MON 11/13 – THU 11/15 – El Cortez (comp)
    THU 11/15 – to Seattle for another Packers game

    The music scene is looking a little bleak during the three weeks I’m in town. I think I’ll go see Blink 182 at the Pearl Theater at Palms the weekend I’m at my ‘Brothers fucking house’ (get away from those children and those dogs…and the tacos. Why are they always eating tacos? I know I’m going to have to make them actual dinners when I’m there. God damnit). I loved Blink’s first album in 1995 (have you heard the song ‘Touchdown Boy’? Go listen to it now. Go on.)…I can’t say I’ve paid too much attention since then, but it’s loud rock music and I dig on that.

    Will go to T-Mobile to see a Dark Knights game either next week or in two and a half weeks…and can only hope it’s as gratifying as the only other ‘Knights’-related form of entertainment I’ve ever witnessed (my favorite Tony Danza movie….even better than ‘Going Ape!’, which was fucking brilliant, believe you me).
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    There will be a Game 6 of the National League Championship Series with my beloved Milwaukee Brewers FRI Night and it will be nice to be on the west side so the game doesn't end at 2:30 in the GOD DAMN morn like Game 4 did here on the east side today.

    I'll be a Nervous Nellie, but I'm bringing my lucky Brewers / Paul Molitor school-grade 2 pocket folder along for good luck. I can keep all of my important notes, documents, receipts, and brochures/pornography I collect from the smut peddlers on LV Boulevard in that bad-boy.
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    Will be in touch.

    XO
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  2. tdhoier

    tdhoier Big Time

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  3. rooster42000

    rooster42000 Patriots #1

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    We are in for a good one , Good luck.
     
  4. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Have fun.

    I know how you feel about writing the TRs. I write them much less often now because I too felt like it was the same story every time. So write as much as you like. A trip this long, it may be a good way to change things up. Hope it goes well! :thumbsup:
     
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  5. jayperiodsmith

    jayperiodsmith Low-Roller

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    I agree with the writing, but your very amusing and writing style is fun to follow and read along! I hope you continue to write and don't think of it as a chore or same old thing (gambool, drink, etc... rinse and repeat!). :)
     
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  6. Richard Alpert

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    @tdhoier's storyboards belong in the Smithsonian! :trophy:

    I've had all of my shots, so I'm along for the ride! :thumbsup:

    As always, I hope you find time to get in a nice walk.

    Happiest of travels to you! :beer: :D

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  7. Eleven99isFine

    Eleven99isFine High-Roller

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    Agreed, think I'll be changing things up on my next trip report too.
     
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    Hey man, I’ve been a long-time fan of your TRs, though I totally understand you wanting to back off from them a bit. I look forward to this one and wish you (and your Brewers) lots of luck.
     
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  9. martinr

    martinr VIP Whale

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    Even though I did think I heard "I Got You Babe" at times while I was reading the last couple of your TR's, @tdhoier, I was sitting on the edge of my seat for every installment.
     
  10. breanna61

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    Looking forward to your report!!
     
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  11. unomas

    unomas Low-Roller

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    Have an awesome trip and I really hope we cross paths when you're at the gate! Once I had the room we call the "murder scene" @GG It was at the end of a cruddy hallway and the bedroom window (which opened) was under the speakers of the canopy of fremont st., spooky and marvelous it was! :beer:
     
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    Bad news @tdhoier you signed a VMB contract on keeping us entertained. Think Pacino in the Devil's Advocate doesn't let people go? You haven't met us. Too bad so sad...you're on the hook for many more TR.

    And anyone that puts up a picture of Ash, from the Evil Dead? You absolutely have to keep writing!

    Unless of course, you decide to behave and just don't want to go wild in Vegas anymore...then we'd always support you.

    But if you're still going wild? You better be bringing us along!

    Wild or mild, you'll always be fun, and always be a VMB favorite!
     
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    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Who's laughing now!!!
     
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  14. IM ALL IN

    IM ALL IN High-Roller

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    You are an AWESOME WRITER.
     
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    TrewBrew High-Roller

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    Mrs Brew said our just completed trip was going to be our last (ha we will see) I was down but thought well at least I will gave @tdhoier trip reports for 2019.

    Now what!

    Good luck on the trip. Definitely following along.
     
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    Always a great TR intro!
     
  17. tdhoier

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    The love, encouragement and support brought tears to these eyes as I was sipping on my last crystal flute of Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label Prosecco...or Champagne. I don't know the difference. It's bubbly, is the thing.

    Off to take a quick nappy napper before a 6 AM EST departure.

    Thanks for the kind words and, what the hell, I may as well start it up now with some of my favorite introductory music in picture show history:

     
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  18. eliza

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    Good luck. Looking forward to the drinking, gambling, sports betting, drinking, gambling ... and even the adult shenanigans. Thanks for giving us one last TR to tide us over.
     
  19. Nola2Vegas

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    Definitely following!
     
  20. MikeOPensacola

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    Wishing you a great time on your west coast swing. Bring some luck to Chavez Ravine for game 5, pivotal game for the Brew Crew. Great start to your TR already, looking forward to following along.........

    :peace: :beer:
     
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