May 10th, 2009

Land Shark

Viva Las Vegas

I've been meaning to post for a few days, but this is the first time I've actually gotten around to it.

I flew into "Sin City" Friday for a class and then a conference. It's been about 10 years since I was out here, but some things never change.

I started by losing $30 to the video blackjack machines Friday night. (My budget was $35/day, so I was slightly ahead.) Saturday, I spent the whole day in class, then went for a walk down The Strip, looking for a place with $1 or 2 blackjack tables. (No luck, but I did get a laugh out of the people standing on the street corner, holding signs that said things like "Jesus washes away SIN!") On the bad side, my sandles rubbed a raw spot on my right foot. I have band-aids on it now. On the flip side, I won $2.25 at video blackjack.

Today was more class. Then I took a walk to buy show tickets for Tuesday night. (Not saying what show. "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." ;) On the way back, I stopped at a place that has $5 blackjack tables. I started with $40 and walked away with... $53! Including getting a blackjack three times in a row (5 times in all, once while playing for the dealer).

The test for the class is tomorrow morning. I'll study for it, but did pretty well on the review session we had.