So Vegas was pretty rediculous.
Started off low key and picked up toward the end of the trip.
Didn't gamble a whole lot while I was there. Played some O8 actually waiting for the 2/5 PLO games to go at the Venetian and did ok. I did pretty well in the 2/5 PLO game but was literally bored to death and realize why I hate live poker. Still though, it was cool to see how great some of those live games are.
Jess and I went and saw KA which is a circ show. It was alright, I mean the shit they did was absolutely amazing, but for some reason I just wasn't very impressed. I think my expectations were just too high and I saw a preview of the show that showed a lot of the stuff that was done. They did do one nifty little act with shadow puppets but I won't go into further detail and ruin it.
I think Shibuya at the MGM was the best meal I had there and probably one of the best I've had in my life. Also we got a bottle of cold saki and was really suprised because I didn't think I'd like it. Turns out I liked it more than warm saki.
We must of ordered at least 8 different rolls all together. This was part of the first order I believe.
Bellagio buffett was rediculous. We had some card to skip the line or else we wouldn't have been able to eat there and it was worth it. They literally have everything you can want. Literally, everything. We feasted on prime rib, elk, king crab and a whole bunch of other stuff I hadn't even tried before.
The buffett at the Venetian we had was much better imo. Can't remember the name of the place but it's located near all the shops and the gondola rides at the Venetian. They had a smaller selection but the food just seemed better for whatever reason.
The last night we were there Jess and I met up with Greg (mynameizgreg) at XS. I got ahold of him at like 11pm or so and had some people going to XS at Encore and invited us to come along. I also got to meet Matt (probability) and his girl (Matt's girl) which was nice putting a face to the screen name. The club was awesome. Everyone was outside partying around the pool and we got a few bottles of some kind of overpriced vodka and basically just got shitty. Also with us were one of Greggs students Joe and his buddies James and Ryan who were all from New York and just basically really cool guys. I also bumped into Chuck Lidell (sp) the UFC guy at the club which was fun. I didn't want to stop and bother him but he seemed cool as other people were approaching him for pics and shit and he was happy to stop and talk with the few people around him.
James, Joe, Greg, Me, Ryan
I think I got those names right, but if I didn't, I'm sorry. Greg was talkin' about how he couldn't bring back a girl to his room because craig was sleeping in there on account he was still in the main event and also talking about how good his game was to Jess and I. Needless to say we didn't believe him and started talking prop bets on if he could close any girl we brought back to the table. Jess and I set out to find someone under the right conditions (couldn't be fat being the only one, lmao) and failed miserably. About 2 minutes into walking the club and talking about the prop bet and the ideal candidate some guys overheard us and asked if I was a poker player (I think they heard prop bet and stopped dead in their tracks). I guess one of them lurked 2p2 and I think new me from the PLO forum. All cool guys, one was from Chile I believe and I didn't want to be rude but we had business to attend to and they wouldn't leave us alone. Jess and I tried to explain to them the situation but they just wanted to hang out and go back to the table and meet the other poker players.
Jess, Me and James
It was getting a little late and we were getting pretty drunk so we just said fuck it and I guess we went back. Memory gets a little hazy but I think a few of us partied till they started to kick everyone out. We had two beds in the Venetian suit and Jess slept in the bathroom and I slept on the floor. My last call on my cell phone was at 5:50am so we were out pretty late. Had a flight at 11am the following morning. Woke up at like 9:30am and in a still drunken hungover foggy haze, we throw everything into our suitcases and were out ther door in like 10 minutes flat. Had to run through the airport Home Alone style to make sure we caught the plane. 1 minute later and we woulda missed it and life woulda sucked.
But it turns out we had got there in the nick of time and life is awesome.
Vegas was fun for the most part. It got old pretty fast though and theres no way I could stay there over a month, let alone live there. Everything is overpriced and it seems to be littered with douchebag type people. I met a few locals who all seemed like nice genuine people but for the most part, it was one big dick measuring contest everywhere you went.
Also, good luck to the leggo players still in the Main Event. I know Clayton, Craig and Andrew were still in but I'm not sure anymore. Craig started today short and I know Andrew is still in as of 10 minutes ago. Be sick to see one of these guys make the final table.