Pony Party: Las Vegas Edition

I went to a conference in Las Vegas this week. I didn’t gamble that much because I don’t generally win at games of chance, something I realized after trying a few popular Live22 casino games online before my trip. I dropped maybe 20 bucks on the slot machines but there was plenty of good people watching in the various casinos. I went solo and partnered up with another girl or two who were also going solo. I discovered that it is very common for bridal parties to go to buffets, a large percentage of people who go to Las Vegas have had a lot of plastic surgery. One night we played “find the boobs” and picked out all the women who had breast augmentation. I got to see what a two thousand dollar purse looked like.

Nobody looks all that happy while they gamble, they either look intense or zoned out like a zombie. Maybe Americans need to find new hobbies. Or maybe they need to find better ways to do it. Perhaps using CASHLib online for gambling would suit them better so they can stay comfy at home and try a myriad of casino options out. Anyway, maybe I also looked a little off. I didn’t sleep very well in my hotel even though the bed was very comfortable because the hotel didn’t provide dogs or cats to hog the bed. I was at the Las Vegas Hilton which I think was pretty middle of the road by local standards. And what is up with charging four dollars for bottled water that I pay a buck for in Tennessee? One night we accidentally stumbled into the employee area in the back of some hotels and found a vending machine with bottled water for a dollar so we stocked up.

I took a few pictures…..

I shot this from the top of the Rio Hotel…..

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This very attractive young woman was more than happy to pose since I was not a drunken middle aged man trying to paw her…. down on Fremont Street…

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A few more on Fremont Street….

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There is also a giant TV screen where images get flashed and drunken inarticulate people get a few minutes of fame while being interviewed….

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A woman and I on the bus tour decided the point of the ceiling was to make you think you were drunker than you actually were thus making you want to drink even more. The bus tour was primarily comprised of old people. So. I have seen my future… going on bus tours..

I took this inside my hotel…

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The best part of seeing this giant “David” statue inside Caesar’s Palace was all the people going ,”Hey man what is with the giant statue,” the woman I was with growled at them,”It is a reproduction of David” and they stared blankly…. It was a Palin moment. Isn’t America great!!!!

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More pictures later in the day…. Thanks for looking. Hang out and chit chat and then go read some of the excellent diaries on our recent and rec’d list. And please show me any pictures you have taken.

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  1. I am drinking coffee contemplating the meaning of existence and waiting for hockey season to start.

    • plf515 on October 4, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    once.  

    I fail to understand the appeal of the place.

    And, while I don’t oppose gambling, I’d rather do it on things that have at least some skill —  I used to play the horses a lot.

    • RiaD on October 4, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    you had a fairly good time.

    love your pictures!

    there was a pony hijack for you.

    • Robyn on October 4, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    …or sumpin.  You’re a much better photographer.

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