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Vacations. . . what an interesting concept

Well, finally broke down and made a decision on vacation plans. Not being terribly imaginative, decided to stick with what worked last time and run away to Vegas. Only this time, with money. Life is good.

Went to go see one of the Cirque de Soleil traveling shows, Delirium, the other day with accioayla. Had a GREAT time, although I would be forced to admit that sitting 10 feet from the stage, for a show that size? Perhaps not optimal. That close, you can't actually see the repeater screens on either side of the stage. On the other hand, the view of the stage itself really is pretty cool from up there.

So, decided to run to Vegas and see KA (which was opening the day AFTER I was there last time, so I got to see all of the ads and none of the show) and O, and Phantom and Blue Man Group. Figure I could take a lot of money and blow it all gambling in about an hour (no fun), or I could just spend it and watch shows (more fun). Whee! Plus it gets me out of the muggy heat of Washington DC in July, and drops me in the much greater dry heat of Vegas in July. Fair trade.

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accioayla
Jun. 27th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)
*hides in your luggage*
recran
Jun. 27th, 2007 12:21 pm (UTC)
there are places where you can gamble cheaply! there's casino royale on the strip. if you're going towards stratosphere from luxor, it's on the right next to harrah's.

if you want something easy to do, play roulette. bet the minimum on a bet that's almost even odds (like "evens" or "red" or half of the numbers). if you win, great - you doubled your money. if you lose, double the bet. we have been pretty successful with that strategy. we won almost all the chips in our colors one time, and the pit boss stood there and stared us down for ~45 mins. hysterical. it takes ages to win anything, but it's pretty low stakes. you might want to set a breaking point for yourself tho'. even a $2 min can get kinda exciting pretty quickly. $2 - $4 - $8 - $16 - $32 - $64... it seemed crazy to me to bet $64 on one spin of a wheel! usually $32/$64 is about my breaking point. and i'll only go in with, say, $100-200 so if i lose it then i'm done.
griffdog
Jun. 27th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
That sounds like an awesome trip. I'd love to see Blue Man Group in their new gigantic theater. We went before they moved.

We loved our vacation. Everyone should take them. ;)
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