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Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Pea, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. Headache 21

    Headache 21 Low-Roller

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    I will have a very difficult time focusing on work o we the next two days...
     
  2. bull1029

    bull1029 Low-Roller

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    I try and eat really well for a few weeks, so I can lose a few. Then once I get there, I eat and drink like crazy. I tell myself I'm getting a lot of walking in, but since we stay downtown, that's not even true. I call this the Vegas Cycle.
     
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  3. VegasGroove

    VegasGroove VIP Whale

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    The night before departure when I go to the garage and put my carryon backpack in the back seat of my car.
     
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  4. EastCoastVegasFan!

    EastCoastVegasFan! VIP Whale

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    When I go to the bank (locally) to pull out the cash!
     
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  5. M_ILIS

    M_ILIS VIP Whale

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    ... Notice the expiration date on the milk you're buying is on or beyond the date of your trip.
     
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  6. Housecat

    Housecat Low-Roller

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    Visit my local casino to hopefully augment my bankroll! Hey it's worked several times!!
     
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  7. Gaggles

    Gaggles VIP Whale

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    Weather forecast is a sure sign.

    For Canadians it's also checking the exchange rates in the weeks leading up.
     
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  8. Pea

    Pea Low-Roller

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    Well now Wednesday is only going to be 6 degrees warmer than here. :blah: I hate it when it's even nicer at home than in Vegas, drives me nuts for some reason.

    I was going to arrive next Tuesday but weather looked not the best & I have a lot going on here so I changed to arrive Wednesday. I need bookend days.

    That's another thing - I get panicky, but that's a whole 'nother thread! :blink:


    and I see my countdown timer and say "uh, I have to lose xx lbs. a Day now" :haha:
     
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  9. mike mc

    mike mc High-Roller

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    I start looking for comps and flights for my "NEXT" trip :hmmm:
     
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  10. Geogran

    Geogran gamblin grandma

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    I know it’s close when:

    I start counting wearable undies
    I weigh myself and realize I will never lose that 10 pounds before my trip
    I get my daily envelopes out
     
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  11. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    I'm in the exchange rate checking window now.
     
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  12. JRRestoule

    JRRestoule High-Roller

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    Trim my nose hairs and pluck my unibrow.
     
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    Givin' the ol' Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Grand some love
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  13. Gaggles

    Gaggles VIP Whale

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    It's under 75 cents I believe. Not pretty. And not going to be getting better.
     
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  14. insin

    insin Speed Spender

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    Wow! 15 years ago it was like 2-1 for you guys!
     
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  15. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Our $ was never at 1 Canadian for 2 American..it has been higher than the US $ but not at that ratio.
     
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  16. insin

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    I knew the exchange rate was really, really good for you guys about 15-20 years ago.
    I didn't realize it had gone down so much.

    Do you hold on to your USD for your next trip or do you exchange it back afterwards every time?
    I swear it seems like I always have a drawer full of money from places that I forgot about until I unpacked.
    One year I took all the Euros and Pesos from the junk drawwer with me to Vegas and exchanged them at the Casino....it was a couple hundred dollars!

     
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  17. epWick

    epWick Low-Roller

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    I start breaking $20 bills until I get like $50 in singles.

    I look all over Google maps at all of the places I want to go.

    We are going with friends this year so I'm emailing them "tip of the day" with practical stuff and humor.

    I make jerky to hand out to street beggars that are "hungry".
     
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  18. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    We have a US fund bank account so deposit our US dollars when we return.
     
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  19. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    I know it's close when I print out my final list of restaurants I want to try, gaming specials I want to take advantage of and extra curricular activities that made the grade...usually mentioned on this board or LVA.
     
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  20. TwiceTheJava

    TwiceTheJava Low-Roller

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    Yes, for the CWs. That's why I always bring $100 in singles. For tipping...waitresses. Not go-go dancers or strippers. I wouldn't do something so sordid in a fine, cosmopolitan place such as Las Vegas.

    No but seriously it's amazing how many $1s I burn through in a week in vegas.
     
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