10/29 Tuesday morning at The D I went to bed before 1 am last night. My room has a good view of Binion's time and temp display. Since I keep the curtains open, I always know what time it is. I think that weather has been great. I woke up a little after 6am and thought it might be a good time to play. The bar was deserted, but the progressives were good. I started playing at 7:00. At 7:12, I drew aces. At 7:33 I drew a 4th queen for $39.50. As I waited for the quads to exceed $33, the queens flashed their mirrors while the lone jack trumpeted. I like to let my cards celebrate. I quit at 7:42 up around $105. I had only run $630 through, but I had plans this morning. I walked to the Bonniville Transit Center to buy a 15 day pass. I think it was around $17. I'm normally happy with $1 reduced fare rides, but I believe that this will allow me to use the Strip buses and I want to make some coupon excursions. I also have to move for a 1 day Halloween Gold Coast stay. So I'm getting the pass for convenience. Otherwise, being the cheap bastard that I am, I would buy a day pass on a local southbound bus and then transfer to a strip bus at the transit center. The 113 to Jerry's Nugget pulled into its bay as I exited the building. The trip took about 20 minutes. I'm a Jerry's Nugget fan. I like the low roller atmosphere, the eclectic restaurant, the delicious bakery, friendly staff, decent VP, and low roller offers. Mine quickly dropped to $15 FP and a $5 food credit a week, but the first offer was lie $25/$15. I go on their senior Tuesdays so I get 5X points, a $5 MP, and a $10 food credit after 550 points. Last May, I took advantage of their absolutely fantastic new member sign up bonus. Even though I somehow lost $100 on the play, I came out rich in both experience and pastries. I won't repeat my last TR's rave for this place. I couldn't download my FP onto NSUD's, so I played it on a 9/6 slow progressive DDB. I turned the FP into $11.25. I started playing .25c NSUD at 9:50. I lost my $11.25 at 9:53 so I went home. NOT! I put my 1st hundred in. I hadn't played NSUD in forever. I tore out the strategy sheet from the American Casino Guide and referred to it frequently. I drew a Heart Wild Royal Flush at 9:59. It doesn't pay a fortune, but is a cool hand. The big payouts are really in the deuces and RF. There wasn't much suspense this session. At 10:24 I was dealt the red deuces and drew the black ones. The $250 in credits took a while to add up. I got a wild heart SF at 10:27, and 4 Jacks with a Deuce for a 5 OAK at 10:29. I got another wild SF at 10:35. I was amazed at the amount of points I earned, and cashed out for a $200 profit. The café couldn't find my senior food credit, so I went to the players desk. The players desk is actually the gift shop. One kind lady told me that I only had 400 something points. When I responded that I had over 2,000, the other kind lady reminded me that she had told me about the point multiplier. I still remember a time when I was smart. The times they are a changing. Back at the machine, I keep checking that I am playing Deuces because none are showing up. I get 3 quick SF's. Two are back to back. Ten minutes later at 11:30 I get another wild royal and another 5 OAK at 11:43. I'm pretty sure I have enough points, but I've lost a few dollars from my second buy in and played until I was back to even at 11:50. My credit showed at the café, but I could only use one at a time. I ordered a Buffalo chicken sandwich. This was a horrid breakfast choice. I would have found it a bit spicy for dinner, but it was over the top for me as a breakfast entrée. It came in a hoagie roll and had a bunch of salad piled on. I bit into it and was wearing sauce. It turns out that the roll is acting as a bowl for the sauce. I'd have thought that the bread would absorb it all, but their was a puddle of it still in there. That's probably why I found it so hot. Once I saw what I was dealing with, I switched to a knife and fork and things went better. Eventually my water got refilled. I left about a third of the sandwich, but ate most of the chicken and salad. It's possible that I ordered the only thing that I wouldn't like off the menu. I'm saving up my Jerry's comps, but there were other choices for under $10. I was also considering the Monte Cristo and the Western burger. Next time. After the meal, I went to use the $5 MP. I was going to play Black, but the roulettes wheel was closed. I bet it on the Pass Line instead. I thought that I had won when the shooter rolled a 7. Turns out that this wasn't a come out roll like I for some reason assumed. He had crapped out. I am 0 for 4 with Jerry's MP's. My smartness becomes an even more distant memory. It turns out I could use my $5 food credit right away, so there is now a delicious looking slice of chocolate cake in my refrigerator. Last summer made for messy eating, but this trip I borrowed a 4Q's fork. As I exit the casino, bus 113 is pulling into its stop. There is no waiting and I have a transit pass. It's a wonderful day and I decide to walk home. I hear the walk is about 2 miles. I'm not sure if I want to go down Main, or LV Blvd. There are a lot of people milling about and going about their business. Most seem to be homeless. No one bothers me and I decide to head down LVB which is the route I'm familiar with. It gets boring fast when I leave the people behind. A guy walking the opposite direction tries to enthusiastically engage me into paying attention to something in the lot beside us. I smile and silently walk on. A little later someone is warning about watching where you step. I don't know if he's talking to me, himself, or someone else. I decide that a response isn't needed and continue walking. I probably seemed out of place wearing a t shirt and carrying a Jerry's bag. This is more interaction than I expected. There isn't a lot to see on the route the sun felt nice after so much time in casino bars. I'm now up $2,000, but there is more Vue Bar gaming ahead. The day is very young.