Posts tagged “Las Vegas”

#FridayFive: Favorite Places to Drink Beer

Of course, the best place to drink a beer is in the garage after you just finished mowing the lawn.

Postings will be sparse for the next few days. I’m in Vegas with my dad. We golfed today and will be golfing again tomorrow… and the next day… and the next day… This is my third or fourth trip to Las Vegas since I moved to LA in 2000. I’m not much of a gambler, but I think I have finally deciphered the game of craps. I turned $20 into $225 and had a blast hanging out with my dad at the new Hooters Casino. I’m taking a ton of photos and will update when I return to the City of Angels.

Bringing Down the House

What a great book! I just finished reading “Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions“, and I feel like I need to take a nap. It’s a thrilling, true account of a group of college kids that managed — in two years! — to fleece the

Honeymoon in Vegas

A review of the film Honeymoon in Vegas

“My grandmother was 81, she died at home in her bed, with her daughter holding her hand. It wasn’t a prolonged illness, but at the same time we had enough warning that we were all able to say our goodbyes. Honestly, I can’t think of a better way to go. Well, maybe some sort of elaborate mass suicide involving fireworks and showgirls and drugs and showgirls on drugs, and maybe showgirls on drugs on fire. Ooh, yeah, flaming showgirls! But back to my original point. The funeral provided …”
from (un)Lovely

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