Tuesday, October 23, 2012

5am in Las Vegas

There isn't any better place to be when you wake up. Who doesn't love loud nose,neon lights, smoke filled casinos and $8 bottles water.
I've been awake for a while, but I did get some good sleep once it finally hit me. I closed the blinds as tight as possible, covered the night light, unplugged everything with a light or led. I don't know how people can sleep in daylight brightness in the room
I have most of my morning workout done, had to skip the running today as I somehow managed to hurt my right leg last week at the gym. It's worse in the morning so I'll try and run/weave down the strip later today. Waiting on my buddy to let me know he is on the way to the gym so I can go finish up with the weights. There isn't any reason I can't get my workouts done on a work trip, even if I have to do everything via body weight on the hotel room floor.

Airports in general and just walking around a vacation spot like Las Vegas can make anyone feel in shape and skinny. I always forget how bad society has gotten, in regards to health, until I hit a major airport. If someone wants to be big and beautiful, more power to them, but it doesn't mean I deserve to be uncomfortable in my tiny airline seat. If the seat is just barely big enough for my frame, how did that 300 pound woman feel sitting next to me against the window? Not good I would imagine.... well either did I with her body mass spilling over the armrest onto me and her upper body taking up about 1/4 of my seat.

I would not want to live here, or even close to here. Not just imagining a shtf situation, but everyday life in a super hot climate with so many of me (tourists) invading constantly. It's nice to come here once a year on business, perhaps see a show and win some money. That's enough for me, I prefer the peace and solitude of Colorado Springs... at least at our place.

I dropped $20 into a .50 cent slot machine and my first spin ($2.50 per spin) won me $167.00! My bud and his wife were playing penny slots so I dropped $10 into one of them and my 4th spin ($2.00 per spin) won me $184.89.
That's how it goes for me whenever I am here. I never think I can do it the whole time or can win big. I just randomly hit a few slot machines and usually head home with an extra $800 or so. Perfect for a generator and freezer on the end of year wish list.


  1. Sounds like you are having a great time. Good luck on keeping your winnings!

  2. I was doing great until I decided to get some clothes for work. I'm not a suit guy but I still have a lot of corporate stuff to deal with, so I picked up some nice shirts.
    Combine that with the Nike store for running and workout clothes and I'm even. I have an issue with buying clothes, I hate it, fabric shouldn't be so expensive.

    Oh well, have to do it once in a while.