6.29.2010

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts: Vegas Edition

This is a continuation from below.
  • We flew U.S. Airways and, amazingly, both flights were on time. (Although their counter workers look stressed and upset all the time.)
  • Ex-Cowboy Darren Woodson was on the plane - flying coach.
  • Stayed at the Venetian which has a canal running along high tone shops on the second floor which is above the casino. I have no idea how they do that.
  • Running a casino would be a monumental undertaking. They are little cities within themselves.
  • I had always thought of Vegas basically catering to people in their 30s and 40s. It seems more like people in their 20s and 30s now. Or maybe I'm just getting older.
  • Going to get the marriage license was a trip. The clerk's office is open 24 hours a day and there were at least five other couples there when we got our license. Kind of funny to see one couple come in behind us, spend about five minutes with the application, and then turn around and walk out.
  • Jumped in a cab right afterwards and decided to go to Freemont Street. The cab driver replied, "Uh, you're already here."
  • On that street we ran into the Fake Bret Michaels. Funny.
  • The next night we ran into two fake guys from The Hangover. Very funny.
  • The night club line at the hotel was insane (we didn't even try to get in.) It had to be a two hour wait and maybe more. No. Way.
  • I got up around 6:00 the next morning to walk around the casino. Never before have I seen so many couples and singles staggering back to their rooms like they had been run over by a truck.
  • After the wedding, we decided to eat lunch at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant at the hotel. One thing I don't care about, and am extremely cheap about, is food. But I decided to celebrate with a ridiculously priced lobster sandwich ($28). After my first bite, I might have pulled out a paraphrased John Travolta's "milkshake line" as he ate at the diner in Pulp Fiction with Uma Thurman.
  • Since I was wearing a suit and had a couple of minutes to kill at one point, I decided to stand in the casino and scan the place like I owned it. I was immediately bombarded with people asking for assistance. I bailed.
  • On the morning we're leaving, I'm up again at the crack of dawn walking around the casino. In kind of a secluded area (since the crowd wasn't up yet), I hear a voice from behind me say, "Hello, handsome." I turn around and it's a hooker! I almost spit out my drink because the whole scene made me laugh which prompted a "Was that that funny?" from her. I then ran away. (Well, walked, but you know what I mean.)
  • I'm not a gambler because I don't like the odds. But as we were leaving I decided to do something which I had never done: Put $100 on the roulette wheel for one spin. We couldn't decide on red or black so we flipped a coin. (See how scientific this is?) Having chosen red, I let Mrs. Liberally Lean place the bet. Man, it was so fun to watch her face. I expected to lose but moved closer to the wheel to watch that little white ball come to rest .... on .... red. Vegas, baby!

25 comments:

jim said...

Not the greatest of days but you deserve a break and a good grade as my congrats gift. Very happy for you Barry Boy.

A

Anonymous said...

Judging by today's (not so random) photo, I'd say you ran into Snooki's taller, thinner sister. "Meh" to her, as well. Pushed up hair, pushed up face...well, pretty much pushed up everything

Anonymous said...

Vegas is the best! Love downtown myself, and US Airways always delivers (no pun intended!). You bet like my husband on the roulette wheel, 'cept he'd never put down $100! maybe $5. And yes, that canal in The Venetian is pretty incredible!

Anonymous said...

Any bets on how long it lasts??

Judy said...

Vegas is crazy! We saw I don't know how many Fake Elvis's, Fake Yodas, Fake Darth Vadars...

I always play the "penny" slots. And I always win!

Blue Angel said...

Congratulations ! I'm so happy for you both ,I myself got married in Vegas and the marriage is a great one ,wish the same for you,loved the pictures ,thanks for sharing .

Anonymous said...

Barry,

I hope this one sticks and the two of you are happy together for a long, long time.
CEP

Anonymous said...

An early morning hooker in Vegas? Must have been the breakfast buffet that drew her in.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Congrats Barry and Mrs. Literally Lean!

That fake Bret Michaels...OMG!

I love Vegas, Venetian is the bomb!

RPM said...

I'm disappointed in the lack of Flying Elvi.

Congrats to both you crazy kids anyway!

Anonymous said...

Thinking that "red win" is a sign of only good things to come in your all's new life together. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

and one more thing...
Sili gets another case of swell Belly..
Keither has a baby...
Obi moves to the Promise land...
You get married....
Damn it....I cant take it any more, I hate change!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Barry!!! :-D

Anonymous said...

Better dead than red.



On second thought, better red than red+yellow.

Congrats counselor.

Anonymous said...

Is that the hooker posing as the random thoughts girl?

Anonymous said...

I love how backwards country folk think Vegas is so exotic and enchanting.

Live a little, rednecks.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Barry. Yall make a great couple.

The Backdoor Intruder

Anonymous said...

NOW, have some kids so we can all watch as your entire outlook on life changes!!! It'll happen!

The Devil said...

The only reason I vacation is for the food, I expect to have a 5 star meal on every meal the entire trip...it just enhances the experience. Anything less would be uncivilized! Yeah I go see the sights and historical places, but come dinner time it is on!

Danny Boy said...

um, this makes you a step-dad. Any coments on that BG?

Anonymous said...

11:41- just because we go to Vegas and enjoy our one or two trips a year hardly makes us redneck. We live quite full lives, thanks! Yes, it is intruguing. As BG says and I've said since the first time we went there--each hotel/casino IS a small city unto itself. Pretty amazing that all these years it has continued to prosper (even though the economy tanked and it was very evident there). So whatever your definition of "redneck", so be it. Perhaps you should venture out more and you might become a little more open minded and less judgemental!

Anonymous said...

That's funny. A person from Wise County telling someone else to be open-minded and less judgmental.

Tell me another one.

Anonymous said...

Barry, have y'all considered his and hers Banjo Lessons?

Anonymous said...

Had a buddy once in Vegas that went downstairs early for coffee and met a hooker in the elevator.Had to back to the room and get coffee money out of his wif's purse.What a guy.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Liberally Lean from the Land of Dairy Queen!