I'm just gonna throw out some
thoughts on our trip to Vegas. Jess's friend was
getting married and we got 2 nights free in a hotel
room. Ya can't beat that. So many little
-So our trip-tic from online
said 5 1/2 hours...we got there in 3 hours and 45
minutes. Ahem. You can't imagine how slow 100 feels
on a straight away in the middle of the desert.
Cruise control is a must. Even then, 85-90 was the
flow of traffic. So hard to gauge how fast to go.
The speed limit was 70.
-110 degrees is hot. Really
hot. I'm sick of everyone saying it's a dry heat.
Sitting in an oven would be a dry heat too, but
still not good. You're outside for maybe 5 minutes,
and you just want to lay down and die. It's
incredibly unbearable. Thank GOD for my camry.
It did a nice job.
-Vegas without money is like a
swimming pool without water. Yeah you can jump
in...but you're not gonna accomplish much, and
pretty soon you get bored. I mean playing the
nickel slots is fun and all, but you feel like a
bit of a loser even when you win.
-Moving up to the quarter slots
will make you feel like just as much of a loser,
but in a much shorter span of time.
-The $1 slots are plain gut
wrenching. Sickening. You look at 'em and it make
you puke. Oddly enough though, Jess won $5 on her
$1. She nearly peed her pants. It was
-The high-stakes slots are
simply incredible. $100 per pull. Now the slots are
all the same really. It all works on points. You
win 20 points...or 100 points. And a point is
dependent on the slot you're at. A point on a
nickel slot is...a nickel...and a point on a $100
slot is $100...and so on. I got 60 points on a
nickel slot. And all that makes you think is that
if it were a dollar slot you'd have had $60. So
this big lady with a purse full of hundred dollar
bills is throwin bills into these slots. The site
alone was enough to make you freak out. She once
won $200 and then proceeded to just put it back in
for more. It was nuts. But then the unthinkable
happened. She hit 2 triple diamonds. What that mean
was WHATEVER symbol she got last would be
multiplied by 9. The lowest symbol would've been
$20,000...then to $200,000 and if she had gotten
another triple diamond it was over a million
dollars. She hit blank. She got nothing. I almost
fell over. Jess and I were WIGGIN.
COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. I mean ANYTHING
would've meant tens of thousands of dollars. The
lady goes: "can you believe that?" And she just put
in another $100 bill. I had to leave. I've
been thinking about that moment for 2 days now.
Basically because she probabaly would've given us a
$100 had she gotten ANY other symbol. Who
knows. It's just too much stress.
-4tvs will work
there. Oh god how it will work there.
In fact, I made a video
of me playing the MGM
pretty cool. Pretty illegal too to
videotape in the casino, but I got away
with it. The bands playing were just
sucky. I could do all music sets there
and it would blend perfectly. The
comedy wouldn't work obviously because
no one would give a shit. But all my
music sets and Harry sets would fly
well. I'm making tapes as we
-I'm so happy I didn't
move there. If you remember last year, Vegas was
gonna be the destination. I picked LA at the last
second, because I figured there'd be more
opportunities. That was a good move. I would've
been so burnt out on Vegas by now I'd be back home.
It's just too much. It's like Orlando in a sense.
Too much bullshit. Cheap plastic gift shops
everywhere and just ugly.
-The strip is small. Like
REALLY small. The buildings are huge. New
York, New York is incredible...but the length is
hardly anything. Surprising.
-The food is not cheap. We went
everywhere. Those great $1.99 buffets? Uhm nope.
They were all $6.99 and up. I looked at every
casino and stuff WAYYY off the strip and still no
big bargains like everyone was saying. Not like I
could EAT anything anyway...sigh.
-Vegas on the no-carb diet is a
bitch. I did however break one rule but it's the
first in 23 days. I had a bud-light. But it was
FREE! In MGM. I put a dollar in the slot right as
the waitress was comin' round and she took our
orders, then when she left I cashed out. You
can only get free drinks when you're playing the
slots. A cheap bastard I am.
-I've lost 17 pounds.
-Driving back is always
depressing. I think you always think, even when you
play nickel slots, you're coming back a
millionaire. But you never do. We barely lost
anything. Maybe $15 between us both. But it was a
very fun $15. It was more fun spending $15 there
than it is anywhere else. Especially when you do it
nickel by nickel.
-Way to go Lakers. They'll lose
next year to Portland. Guarantee. They are one of
the worst Championship Teams I've seen play in my
life. They don't have that magic. They got lucky a
LOT. They lost 8 playoff games. One by 33 points.
Got taken the distance in the first round. The
Bulls NEVER lost a first round game. Even the
Spurs last year were better. I see Kobe going to a
different team in 4-5 years. Then again, with maybe
another year under their belt, they'll get
better...but I think Portland's gonna WHOOP on 'em
next year. They're PISSED.
Alright...that's about it. There
should be some good Movie Minded news coming up next
week. Let's hope.