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And so...

My mom will be 78 years old this March (March 15, to be exact). She got up this morning at 4 am EST to catch a plane to come out here. She was delayed an hour. We got to MGM Grand at around 3 pm PST. We have been going ever since. It is now 1:10 am PST, which means it is 4:10 am EST, and she has been awake a full 24 hours. She's sitting over there finishing her drink and reading her Kindle, which died on her during the flight (she didn't know she should leave the WiFi turning OFF most of the time, so her battery drained).

Tomorrow we go to the Super Bowl party. Woot. This time we're in the Ka Theatre -- might be smaller than the last time we went (or, as I expect, it's actually LARGER and they're using the other theatres for overflow -- and Mom will gripe about it because we're not in the Arena like last time). Mom's having trouble with the fact that everything changes in Vegas at a breakneck speed and none of her favorite machines are where they should be.

I won a few bucks on quarters, played a little on the Monkees penny machine (why is 5 Davys in a row worth 5000 credits, while 5 Mikes is only 500, and 5 Mickeys 250, and 5 Peters only 200? Seems very unfair).

Somewhere between here and home Jonathan Strange (my old computer here) has finally lost that loose "down arrow" key. Dammit. I took Jonathan instead of the new boy (whose name I've forgotten--obviously not as memorable) for several reasons; but now I'm regretting it. I'm assuming the key dropped off at the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport, as that was the last place I saw it.

It's time for bed.

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ljs
Feb. 3rd, 2013 11:12 am (UTC)
Your mom is clearly amazing!

(But the Monkees machine does sound troubling.)

Hugs!
wildrider
Feb. 4th, 2013 06:55 am (UTC)
Yes, she is. I discovered today that being a little drunk helps a lot. :)

Yes... I'm not sure I'm happy about it.
cornerofmadness
Feb. 3rd, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
your poor Mom at least you both got there safe.

Have FUN! Hell I can't keep up with where my favorite machines go in my local casino
wildrider
Feb. 4th, 2013 06:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, they moved all her quarter machines and her dollar machines and she's very put out....
cornerofmadness
Feb. 4th, 2013 04:31 pm (UTC)
no doubt. Over christmas mom dragged me all over our casino looking for a game (it was removed)
wildrider
Feb. 5th, 2013 01:24 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's looking like a lot of the old three-reel sorts are being phased out for the new, touchscreen models. (Which, honestly, can be a lot of fun...)

I think Barb's right, though. Mom is a Terminator.
cornerofmadness
Feb. 5th, 2013 02:36 am (UTC)
hahaha I'll believe you

and yes I love the touchscreen models. Heck I mostly play pennies, not because I'm poor and cheap (well I am) but because I like playing the games/bonuses
wildrider
Feb. 5th, 2013 06:43 am (UTC)
Yep, love playing the pennies games. Trying for those bonus rounds is fun - and some of them are really awesome (the Ghostbusters and Elvis games were great, and I had a ball with the Monkees one -- made $13.75 with a screen full of Mikes. :D ).
cornerofmadness
Feb. 5th, 2013 02:54 pm (UTC)
hahaha that's fun. The local casino back home has all those games as well. Well, maybe not Elvis. I don't remember Elvis. We have the Dark Knight though
rahirah
Feb. 3rd, 2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
Your Mom is actually a Terminator of some kind, I'm starting to think!
wildrider
Feb. 4th, 2013 06:58 am (UTC)
That's a pretty fair guess, I'm thinking... she does want to do a vacation for both of us -- what would you like to do? (Before she just up and chooses Vegas again...)


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