Touchdown

May 20, 2003 - 2:30 am 5 Comments

Here we are in Las Vegas at our suite in the Treasure Island – 950 square feet of decadence for $170/night. We just walked the couple of miles down to the Luxor (for a map of the strip, click here because when we were there a couple of years ago we won hundreds of dollars on this kiosk of slot machines. We located the kiosk and fed it. It was very hungry and didn’t even burp in return.

Our hotel has a Ben and Jerry’s in it. Or you can order a pint from room service for the low low price of $9.95. For a pint. Yeah.

Hub’s about to run over to In-N-Out Burger to get some grub. This burger chain is located in the West, and is insanely great. They actually cut French fries out of potatoes and fry them themselves. They hand pick lettuce and hand slice tomatoes and make shakes out of real ice cream and none of the meat is ever frozen. As a bonus you get a Bible verse on every napkin, wrapper, and cup. Ok, maybe it’s not a bonus, but with food like that I don’t mind being preached to.

After all the walking I did today, I imagine I’m going to be confined to a blackjack table tomorrow. (Oh damn.) It’s always my luck that our airport gate is diametrically opposite from the entrance we go into. IAH is doing some renovation and the jetway we came in through was probably 1/4 mile long.

We don’t have net access in the room so I’m scarfing up our wireless minutes and using my Treo as a wireless modem.

By the way, I took a Xanax about 15 minutes before boarding and was very happy all through our flights. I highly recommend flying medicated. Thanks to my aunt for the tip. Hub didn’t take anything and he was white-knuckled the whole way. They played About Schmidt on the plane and I dunno if it was because I was dopey or because it was a touching movie but I cried and cried and cried at the end and embarrassed hub. Luckily the woman across the aisle was crying too so I didn’t feel alone.

5 Responses to “Touchdown”

  1. Kenneth G. Cavness Says:

    Strangely, I’ve heard of In’n’Out — there’s a “thing” involving In’n’Out’s advertising bumper-sticker. These bible-thumpers did this:
    http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/sleuth/sleuth2.htm

    Hee.

    Anyway, I want to try Culver’s Butterburger before I die.

    http://www.butterburger.com/ButterBurger.htm

  2. Missy Says:

    Oh goddess, but I do love to fly! I’m glad you’ve made it in one piece!

    Here’s some news for you: FP’s been sold!

    http://www.dotregistrar.com/notice.html

  3. Amy :) Says:

    If it makes you feel even better, I wasn’t medicated or on a plane when I saw About Schmidt, and I cried at the end too. And it wasn’t even because of Jack Nicholson’s acting!

  4. michigan Says:

    i think jack nicholson has jumped the shark.

    also, i am insanely jealous of you for having a big suite and being in vegas. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  5. Carrie Anne Says:

    As long as you don’t soak the carpet in the suite down with ether I think everything will be fine…and damn you for having the time/energy/$$ to travel. Xanax or no Xanax, I can barely get the laundry done.