Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Viva Loss Vegas

I went to Vegas this last weekend; drove down there with a couple friends of mine.

Here are a few notes:
  • First morning at 4 am we had $4 steaks at a diner a few blocks away from our downtown hotel, The Plaza.

  • This was my first Vegas trip without drinking, and to my minor surprise, it didn't hurt my enjoyment.

  • Also, apparently, not drinking in Las Vegas mitigates any Fear and/or Loathing that one might normally encounter there.

  • I played 5-10 hands of blackjack, a few spins of the roulette wheel, one Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament, and a few other assorted games. Ended the weekend up $15.

  • My friend got an 80 ounce daiquiri in a plastic guitar that he wore all night (it came with a strap) and drank from all night (post-daiquiri he poured beers in it.)

  • Drinking 2-3 guitars full of alcohol may cause severe headaches and blood-vessel-in-face bursting vomiting.

  • For one hour Saturday night, most of the neon signs in Vegas were turned off in honor of Earth Hour. During that hour, there was a guy on Fremont Street with a microphone that played over all the speakers on the street talking about Earth Hour. In a moment of spontaneity, I commandeered his microphone and sang a heartfelt, a capella version of the classic Righteous Brothers song: "You've Lost That Loving Feeling".

  • I ate well all weekend.

  • I walked 3-4 miles Friday, and another 4-5 Saturday.

  • I haven't weighed myself recently, as I've been not exercising at all prior to a couple block-long walks I went on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. However, after all the Vegas walking I could tell by Sunday (from my face, and the way I was feeling) that I must have lost 15-20 pounds.
Great trip.

Good times.

14 comments:

  1. Well, I'm not sure if I can top the brilliance of Anonymous, but I'll leave a modest little comment anyway.

    Sounds fun! I want to go to Vegas someday.

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  2. woohoo! you are a stronger man then I...of course... I'm not a man, but you know what I mean. Thats a hard city to battle in terms of food and drink. You did awesome.

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  3. Sounds like a fun weekend. I'm glad you posted. Miss seeing how you are doing and I love your writing. You and Jeff were tied there for a while on not blogging. And I can't say much because I have not blogged regularly.

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  4. I love Vegas! Im not as great at you as eating well there :) for me it is a TREAT TOWN (good thing I go so infrequently).

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  5. I am headed there in 16 days for the first time. I can't wait.

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  6. lol love the idea of streetside singing...

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  7. WTG! Glad you got away and had some fun~

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  8. Sounds like you had an amazing trip. All the benefits of the sights and sounds without the burden of the hangovers (food or alchohol!). :o) Yay!

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  9. How was the Plaza? Downtown always seems a little seedy to me, but the rooms are definitely cheaper. I always wanna send my friends in town visiting to those hotels, but I'm afraid they'll get murdered. What did you think?

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  10. Your trip sounds amazing. I love the way you write - you share your spirit and soul. It's refreshing. You are really doing well. (check out that willpower in VEGAS of all places - impressive!)

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  11. Good to have you back!

    Very impressive that you were able to resist all the food/drink temptations on your holiday!

    Sounds like you enjoyed yourself.

    I'm looking forward to more posts from you, again.

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  12. Glad to see you back. Glad you had a good time in Las Vegas, I've never been, I'm envious. I'm sure you'll get back on track. Way to go on all the walking.

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  13. uh oh

    everything ok there?

    busy living NOT blogging I hope!

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