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Humor in arctic drilling.

If you're flying, dear God, don't check your luggage. And this is only ONE horror story. Check out the last few days of the Bloggess's tweets. It makes me worry about flying, even on Southwest (whom I generally trust -- so far, at least).

I also had some various hot-under-the-collar commentary about the Republican War on Women, but just check out the NY Times or Wil Wheaton's blog for further (and more eloquent) overviews on that.

This has actually been a fairly relaxing week, but I've spent most of my time at home actually puttering around the house or reading tweets, as well as playing the cursed Fallen London. I finished reading the Bloggess's book, "Let's Pretend This Never Happened," which was hilarious and poignant; and now I'm reading several things at once. I actually made it to the gym THREE times this week (woot, new high!), although the problems and mistakes continue apace. I am officially "the voice" of our entire department and believe me, I sometimes re-write emails three and four times -- otherwise I would snap out "We're staffed almost entirely by inexperienced and uncaring temps because Corporate decided that was a good idea so stop expecting them to KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING!!!"

I'm going to spend a few days in Vegas with Mom starting Sunday, flying out way too early in the morning but it should be nice. Staying at MGM again; I almost dread seeing more of the remodeling, because I don't care for what I've seen so far, but hey, who can stop "progress"? :P Then we'll see what we'll do with the rest of the week, since I went ahead and took it off, so I could just GET AWAY, even if we just stay home and go hiking at Dreamy Draw.

I actually did some writing, but nothing worthy of posting yet. Sigh.

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wildrider
Jun. 16th, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
On the floors I've seen the remodel, it's just "plain fancy hotel" -- all the celebrity photos are gone, it's in muted blacks and reds, gone are the art deco beiges and fixtures. Admittedly at least it's upgrading the rooms significantly (new furniture, including flatscreen televisions, is LONG overdue there), but it's slowly losing that early 20th Century art deco charm. I don't know if they're going to extend that to the lobby and casino, as well -- they closed the Lion Exhibit in February.
cornerofmadness
Jun. 16th, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
that is very disappointing. people want and expect the glitz
wildrider
Jun. 17th, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
I know, but it seems to be happening everywhere. All the fun stuff is being phased out in favor of trendy. :P I suppose in a few years I won't enjoy it as much as I used to, but we'll see.
cornerofmadness
Jun. 17th, 2012 03:36 am (UTC)
yeah it's a little sad, like something's missing
wildrider
Jun. 17th, 2012 03:49 am (UTC)
Definitely. But I guess the high-whimsy was the 90's Vegas, and now they're trying to find out what the Vegas for the 20-teens is going to be. From what I've seen the last few times we've been there, it's slick, and cold, and pretty; generally made up of pretty young people. Usually dressed in high trends of fashion, sipping fashionable drinks in very trendy bars and eating trendy foods (those lollipops with the glittery sticks, Kobe beef hamburgers, etc.).

The changes probably started with closing the pirate show for "the Sirens," but it was a gradual change...
cornerofmadness
Jun. 17th, 2012 02:36 pm (UTC)
interesting. I guess I associate gambling more with the elderly than the young so I wouldn't have thought to cater to them
wildrider
Jun. 18th, 2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
Maybe at Indian Casinos, and some of the North Strip ones, perhaps (certainly Downtown), but on the South end of the strip, this area caters strongly to the all-important 18-35 demographic.
cornerofmadness
Jun. 18th, 2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
I guess i s houldn't be surprised. East Coast casinos cater to the over 50 crowd

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