January 26th, 2007

Halloween Cat

Viva Las Vegas

Three days & nights in Las Vegas with Mom went by very speedily!

Things I saw:

Two fellows from Scotland win nearly $2,000 on a single hand of Blackjack (they also lose that much without really blinking an eye).

Sharks! Lots of sharks! I could spend all freakin' DAY at the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. And now there's sharks up at the Golden Nugget, too. I hope some of my pictures came out; I forgot to bring the digital and as a result only have a cheap disposable.

I won $900 on the dollar slots; we won $300 on the penny slots (seriously!).

I bought a lot of keychains for my collection. And some designer shirts for reasonable prices (whoo!).

Apparently King Arthur has/had a son named Christopher (although I can't remember a single "King Christopher" in English history). Mordred isn't his son (or that's not mentioned at Excalibur), just an evil magician. Merlin, though, asked me to be his dinner companion. 'Tis fun to eat with one's hands. It's the only show we made it to.

We also somehow managed to continually miss out on eating at Nine Fine Irishmen, although I kept wanting to (it was closed two nights in a row for private parties). There was a construction convention in town, so lots of concrete dealers.

I missed all the news, the State of the Union, etc. Paid no attention to what was going on in the greater world.

I never bothered to sign onto the innernets while I was there, but I did manage to do a little writing, including while waiting at the airport - until the battery died, which it did suddenly and without warning. The first thing I had to make sure of once we checked in was that my portable drive wasn't damaged (it wasn't). So the upshot is, I'm behind on the ol' Flist, but I was skimming here this afternoon.

Something that must stay in Vegas: I laughed at a Carrottop routine. (hangs head) I am shamed.

Came back to town, bought Cinnabon at the airport, then rahirah and I stopped at an Estate Sale on the way home and found lots of little Phoenix Bird china things for her mom's upcoming birthday. Cool!

Cairo's scimitar-like back claws cut my finger on the Monday before I left and now it's swollen, sore, and infected. I need to wash and anti-biotic it now.

And now I have a weekend!


I want to do some of the memes I saw running around. I'll get to it. And updates on writing. Oh, and I finished The Prestige. WAY awesome book. Very, very, VERY different than the movie.