Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Las Vegas Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving ham was on the table.
The turkey was behind it in the form of an old machine from the Castaways Casino.
Thanks to Ms. May and Mr. & Mrs. Wells for once again inviting me into your home to share the day with you.
I appreciate it.
Everything was GREAT....and I have 5 extra pounds to prove it!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Aurora Borealis in Las Vegas?

Yesterday was a rainy and dreary day is Las Vegas.
I spent the day at Drift Spa at Palms Place. I took advantage of a 50% off offer for employees/friends/family and got a massage. It's been a LONG time since I treated myself to a massage. Before the massage I spent an hour in the Palms Place fitness center. I regret not taking any pictures during my work out. You have view that stretches from downtown on your left to well beyond Mandalay Bay on your right. It's an incredible view that almost makes you forget that you have sweat dripping off of your nose.
When I returned home last night it was still dreary and drizzling rain. I took these pictures off of my balcony. If you look closely you can see the top of a portion of NYNY.
The green glow comes from the MGM Grand.
I'm off to a friend's home for Thanksgiving dinner.
I hope everyone takes a few minutes today, in spite of the econony/world outlook, to think about what we all have to be thankful for.
I'll be thinking about the family feast back east while enjoying a suitable substitute here in the desert.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Poker, Playmates and Me

Gene, my old poker room manager and current special events coordinator at the Palms is out of town on a cruise to the Mexican Riviera. In his absence, I got to TRY to fill his shoes today by coordinating an invitational Poker and Playmates poker tournament.

In addition to Stacy Fuson (Miss February 1999) and Alison Waite (Miss May 2006) there were several dozen Baker's Babes dressed as naughty school girls. They carried rulers (the better to spank you with), played hop-scotch and went up and down and up and down and up and down on a seesaw.
Sometimes life in the desert is pretty damn good.

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