Thursday, July 17, 2008

Viva La Home!

I'm back. Later, I'll post some pics and what-not but for now here are a few tid-bits from Sin City.

It's not always wise to try and get revenge on casinos for losses incurred at the gambling tables at the buffet table. Sure I ate my weight in crab legs and it was tasty at the time, but I paid later.

Vince Neil of Motley Crue fame has a tattoo joint right on the strip. While watching a woman hoist her top and reveal what used to be called love handles but now is often referred to as a muffin top, I turned to my friend Jerry and asked, " Think she's getting poppy seeds inked on to complete the look." Yes, I'd had numerous rum and Cokes at that point.

I played two tournaments getting in the money in one with an 8th place finish out of 83 players. The other I made it to the final two tables before getting knocked out in 13th place. Nope, didn't get paid for that one.

Went to the Crazy Horse Paris show at the MGM. Not spectacular, but not bad either unless you are offended by topless dancing French women. The rest of my group also went to Le Reve a Cirque Dy Soleil show at The Wynn and they all loved it, but I played poker so can't tell you anymore than that.

Also at at a restaurant called Pampas Brazilian Grille. It sounded like it would be right up my alley, since it was all you could eat meat that the waiters carved right off the skewer for you at your table. But it was a bad case of good idea/bad execution. The meat mostly sucked with the exception of the lamb in Balsamic vinegar sauce. All the beef tasted rancid to me.

And it rained every single day. Not a lot, but enough that no one could say, It's a dry heat.

Overall, we had a lot of fun, but I'm tired and glad to be home. Next month I go back on Union business for work and will be there an entire week. I'm not sure my liver or my checking account will survive.

21 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Glad you made it home safely. Sounds like you've got a few stories to tell. So, did you get a tattoo?

yellowdog granny said...

welcome home sweety..texas always looks better after you've been away for a while..all you can eat crabs?...oooh lordy...

Monnik said...

poppy seeds on a muffin top.

Travis... You slay me.

Monnik said...

how'd you get your blogroll to do that thing where it pops the most current posters to the top? that's cool!

preTzel said...

Welcome home Mr. and Mrs. Travis. Now Trav - did you let Mrs. do some shopping? I hope so. :D

I'm glad you're back.

preTzel said...

Monnik said...
how'd you get your blogroll to do that thing where it pops the most current posters to the top? that's cool!

July 17, 2008 10:09 PM

Monnik:

Go in to your "Layout" settings, click on the blogroll list and then Sort by "Most recently updated."

Bea said...

Glad you guys made it home ok and that you aren't wearing a barrel or had rent out the kids or anything.
I liked the muffin top comment.....too funny!
Did your wife get to the Department 56 store for some new Halloween stuff?

Robin said...

Goodness! It rained in the desert! Kinda like home huh?! (how was your lawn!) Can't believe you had that heat AND humidity...yowza!

Glad you survived and did Texas proud at the "tables"...(you did well!)

Now quit partying and write!!!

I'm checking the waistline for poppy seeds...

Joshua said...

sounds like fun was had by all, and the poppy seed comment was funny as hell dude

Junosmom said...

Yes, that's my idea of a vacation - heat combined with rain, losing lots of money, and eating putrid food until you're sick. I'd imagine you can't even write about it now, since what happens in Las Vegas.......stays in Las Vegas.

bookbabie said...

Vegas is always fun, I'm a lowly slot player, although I've started playing video poker lately. Just not a high roller like you!

Melissa Marsh said...

Poppy seeds! ROFL!

Glad you had a good time - and it sounds like you took advantage of everything Vegas has to offer. Well, ALMOST everything. ;-)

Marla said...

Welcome home! Rain every day. That sucks.

The tattoo story is a riot. Did you stop and get one? I just did a rough design for my husbands first tattoo. Waiting for the tattoo artist to tweak it. J is nervous. I can't wait to see it.

God willing it won't involve a poppy seed look. Ugh.

Topless dancing French Women. Wow. You did have a good time!;)

Patti said...

maybe she had a lemon muffin...no poppy seeds required.

we are trying to fit in a trip there and all i can think of is that hot dog joint off the strip that sells a pound og dog for a dollar! A DOLLAR!

i can't even use the excuse that i've been drinking....yet.

March to the Sea said...

totally stealing the poppy seed line...

WordVixen said...

On Poker: Congrats on the tourny where you ended in the money!

On The Muffin Top: Poppy seeds! *lol*

On Not Going To Cirque: I'm going to have to slap you. Cirque du Soleil is the most freakin' incredible thing. At least go watch La Nouba while you're at WDW. Please? You'll never beat the experience.

And, welcome back!

SUV MAMA said...

Welcome back, T!

Travis Erwin said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again, No tattoos for me until I sell my first novel and then I'll get one.

And Patty the one place that use to sell the mega dog, The Westward Ho is no longer there, but maybe there is somewhere else that you know of.

Nicole said...

I'm glad you made it home alright. Talk to Rob & we'd love for you to return to Vegas with us in November!

Barrie said...

What? You didn't return independently wealthy?!

Barbara Martin said...

Poppy seeds will never be the same again. Glad you had a good time, Travis.