February 6, 2011

vegasthumb Man, am I looking forward to getting away for a weekend in Las Vegas starting next Friday. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I’ve always loved the energy of the place and the escape from reality its always brings. I like the fact that money is reduced to it’s lowest common denominator in Las Vegas – as long as you’ve got some it don’t mean anything and it’s fun to throw around for a few days. 3-4 days is about all I can take in Vegas – after that the whole scene starts wearing on you – but for the time you’re there it’s a blast. Great food, great action, great golf, and cute chicks. What else do you need?

What really makes a weekend in Vegas great is spending it with people you love being with and who love having a good time. I’m looking forward to seeing my Goodboys pals because the weather next weekend looks to be fantastic, they’ll really be able to enjoy it and thaw out from the awful winter they’ve been having. Unfortunately, the forecast for late Thursday and Friday doesn’t look too promising for travel. If it were me, I’d head out there on Wednesday just to make sure I get out!!

I’ve already set my golf stuff aside for next Saturday’s round at Angel Park, and I’m checking out the Vegas blog to get hip on the latest happenings out there. Good to see they’re giving the Year of the Rabbit some respect.

I was wondering what ever happened to that biker guy who stole $1.5 million in chips from the Bellagio – I still can’t believe he was allowed to drive off alive; as it turns out he wasn’t the smartest egg in the carton. What a doofus.

In keeping with the theme, something to whet the appetite

Filed in: Uncategorized by The Great White Shank at 00:22 | Comments (5)
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  1. I think the days of Vegas goons carrying out their own brand of justice are over. They let the police and their insurance companies handle it these days. What the guy stole was a pittance by Vegas standards.

    Comment by Rob — February 6, 2011 @ 10:51 am


  2. Oh how happy I am for you…in the warmth of the desert, playing golf, drinking with your buddies…while I will be hauling concrete blocks, dirt all a wheelbarrowful at a time in the freakin’ cold to satisfy freakin’ FEMA. Have a wonderful time!!!

    Comment by Jana — February 6, 2011 @ 5:55 pm


  3. What does FEMA want from you? Do tell!

    Comment by The Great White Shank — February 6, 2011 @ 9:11 pm


  4. Sorry for the delay in posting your comment, Rob. Must be some server-based change to WordPress – meaning everyone has to be re-approved. What a pain in the ass.

    But I think you’re right. Count me as longing for the good old days and frontier justice.

    Comment by The Great White Shank — February 6, 2011 @ 9:14 pm


  5. FEMA wants my mortgage company to force an addition 85,000 in flood insurance or get my own, or build the freakin’ retaining wall. I am 2 freakin’ feet below the newest flood plain elevations…thereby being in that 1% “chance” of getting flooded. 85,000 more in flood insurance will cost me an additional 860.00….
    Don’t get me started it is too early.

    Comment by Jana — February 7, 2011 @ 5:42 am


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