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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. 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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