Vegas nightclub or American Gladiator?
answers: 1. V | 2. A | 3. A | 4. A | 5. V | 6. A | 7. V | 8. A | 9. V | 10. A | 11. V | 12. V | 13. A | 14. A | 15. V
» On two consecutive nights, I woke up disoriented and peed on my left foot before locating the toilet.
» I was carded twice once in a sports book and once at a roulette table. I wasn't sure whether to feel flattered or dismayed. 25 going on 18…
» I won $215 playing roulette. I don't see how you can lose if you just play probabilities and bet colours, thirds or halves accordingly.
» Odd seeing Star Wars slot machines in the casino section of The Star Trek Experience.
» Are high limit slots profitable at all? Every room for high limit slots I passed was empty. Who in their right mind would wager $100 a spin? You're better off playing dollar slots and enjoying yourself before you're down $100.
» I counted more people inside my monorail car to the convention center than I counted inside the entire Monte Carlo casino.
» MGM Mirage is building a mixed-use complex called CityCenter between the Bellagio and the Monte Carlo.
On February 6, 2007, a 3000 pound steel wall used as a concrete mold fell from a crane, hitting another wall which struck four workers, killing two.
On August 10, 2007, a worker was cut in half when the counterweight for a construction elevator came down on him as he oiled the machine. [source]
» Save for Caesar's Palace, MGM Mirage basically owns one side of the Strip.
» Caesar's Palace could have expanded more harmoniously. Every building looks like it was designed independently of the others.
» Cirque du Soleil's KÀ is like a live-action Super Mario Galaxy. Its stage design is incredible. Also, I didn't expect indoor fireworks.
» The structure for Wynn staff parking is ridiculous. Rough estimate: 148,000 square feet, five, six stories high.
I spent $15 on a cab ride to Sonic.
Ordered a Bacon Cheeseburger TOASTER Sandwich (om nom nom), Tater Tots (wondered what kind of oil they were fried in) and a Watermelon Slush (Jolly Rancher watermelon flavour ick). Finished the meal off with some Cheesecake Bites.
Sonic's Cheesecake Bites… Good heavens! Deep-fried cheesecake with a cinnamon caramel dip… So unhealthy yet so delicious.
An hour after eating at Sonic, I sat down for a full-course dinner with my boss and his army buddy at one of Wolfgang Puck's restaurants.
What happens in Vegas stays around your waist for weeks.
I wanted to use the gym in my hotel but it cost $10 a day. Fuck that.
Two absolutes in Vegas: Everything's overpriced and everyone expects a tip.
I must have spent $20 just tipping the guys who hail taxis for taxi queues. "Here's $2 for blowing a whistle!"
Next trip: Either SXSW in March (to catch all the British acts I like who never tour the States) or the Seattle International Film Festival in May/June.
Then: Dark Knight weekend in Los Angeles.