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The Long Goodbye

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Before I end my Vegas trip report. let me say that one of my least favorite things in the world is moving. I mean like furniture and stuff, not from point to point. And moving in Pittsburgh in December sucks to the nth degree. ‘Nuff said. OK, by now you’ve read 40 or 50 stories,…
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The Next, Uh, 50 Hours

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Reading everyone else’s posts you can tell who’s been to Vegas and who hasn’t (i.e., me). Here I am blathering about junk everyone knows about and everyone else is cutting to the drinking/gambling/eating stuff. Oh well, you only lose your virginity once. Well, most do, eventually. So we arrive at MGM and I can’t get…
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The First 17 Hours Or So

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

I wanted to go to Vegas, meet lots of fantastic people, and play a little poker. I went three-for-three. I knew there wouldn’t be enough hours in the day to do and see everything I wanted, especially with my body demanding a few hours shuteye every 30 hours or so. But, man, did I have…
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The Longest Day

Monday, December 12th, 2005

I’m tired. Just got home. I don’t know if I slept on the redeye, impossible to get comfortable. I fell asleep sitting at my desk checking email. I’ve had cottomouth since, oh, Friday at 3 o’clock. Tho if that was Vegas time or ‘Burgh time I don’t know. Here I am afraid to fly, both…
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As Ready As I’ll Ever Be

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

Went to the bank yesterday to withdraw some lucre, and the teller said I was the 3rd person that day to yank out C-notes for a trip to Vegas. We’ll all probably be on the same plane. I got a haircut, just a trim, leaving me sleek as an otter. Did my laundry, assembled my…
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Friggin’ Terrific

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

So my flight to Vegas leaves at 8:55AM on Friday. Guess what’s happening Thursday night? A goddam snowstorm. Awesome. Four to six inches overnight, meaning our trip to the airport at 5AM should be lots of fun, and God knows what sort of delays we might face. Shit. Fortunately I just got at least one…
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Ducks, In a Row

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Just about ready for Vegas. Not packed yet, but I bought a pair of shoes last night (and from the bargain bin yet, it does pay to dumpster dive on occasion) and I think I know what I’m bringing along. Maybe one last trip to the mall for something comfy to wear during long stretches…
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Bubble Boy Blues

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

Played a little SNG last night. Got down to four-handed, guy goes all in, chip leader calls, shortstack catches his card on the river. I ended getting blinded down and go out on the bubble. I then go to my Saturday night game. First game my nines run into aces, but then I go three…
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I’ve Grown Accustomed to Your…Is That Your Face?!

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Interesting responses to the pictures I posted yesterday, which I guess is better than shrieks of horror. What I found interesting was that everyone imagined me looking completely different than I actually look. Perhaps I should’ve waited and made Vegas my Debutante Ball, but all those plastic smiles and hushed whispers might’ve cracked my self-esteem….
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Who’s That Handsome Devil?

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

On the odd chance that I don’t handle the flight to Vegas with dignity and get stinkin’ drunk even before I check in, it might help if someone already there could recognize me by sight. You know, “Hey, isn’t that big fat hamhock staggering around over there Mean Gene?” And then I get rescued and…
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