Monthly Archives: September 2008

Amulet of the Annoyed Grunt +5

Here’s a little trinket I bought impulsively in Las Vegas last week. It’s supposed to be a variation on Mardi Gras beads but I immediately thought would be perfect in our gaming group. The player (or DM) has to wear … Continue reading

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RIP Paul Newman

Paul was more of a movie star to my parents’ generation. To people my age, he’s the guy on a salad-dressing bottle. To my nephews, he’s the wise vehicle in Cars. As a hockey fan, he gave us the greatest … Continue reading

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Vegas V: Day Seven – Wrapping it up until Vegas VI

Like all good things, they had to come to an end otherwise we’d be pretty sick of them and they wouldn’t be good. I’d say my Las Vegas itch has been scratched until the end of the year. We get … Continue reading

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Vegas V: Day Six – Meandering Around, Taking Pictures

Due to the late (and awesome) evening before, we took it much easier and there really wasn’t much to report back that was new, so this will be heavier on the pictures. In the end I did lose our Video … Continue reading

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Liam Finn with EJ Barnes in Las Vegas

This once in a lifetime opportunity was courtesy of my awesome friend Chip! Why Liam isn’t coming through Austin for his debut solo tour is beyond me, he would do pretty well if booked at the Cactus Club (ideal) or … Continue reading

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Vegas V: Day Five – Fremont is Still a Dump

Sunday was the big day for Vegas V because we traveled to Fremont Avenue to see this trip’s centerpiece event, Liam Finn at the Beauty Bar (much like Prince was for Vegas IV). The concert is covered in the Music … Continue reading

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Las Vegas in less than 100 words

Leave it to Las Vegas to break the dry spell on funny t-shirts for Picayune. With all the softcore ads around this town, this shirt on display at the New York New York, summarizes 90% of the expectations of people from … Continue reading

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Vegas V: Day Four – Taking it Easy but There’s Pictures

Breakfast at Paris is a must whenever you come to Vegas. You have to eat there to understand it in my opinion. Maybe I’m just easily impressed by crepes made to order, pate and all I can eat salmon. We … Continue reading

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Vegas V: Day Three – Talk Like a Pirate Day 2008

One mixed side effect of hanging out in Las Vegas is the time difference. The awful part is me waking up two hours earlier than the general population and then having it compound with my anxiety-induced sleep disorders…means I am … Continue reading

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Overdue IRS money arrives on time, coincidence?

FINALLY! The IRS directly deposited our Economic Hail Mary on Thursday evening. It came as a surprise because their site claimed it would be sent by mail. Personally, I know the $1200 won’t do squat to rejuvenate the economy but … Continue reading

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Vegas V: Day Two – Lucky Asher

We kicked off Day Two with a cost-saving measure, taking the special shuttle bus to the grocery store. Brunch in our room has proven to be the most expensive meal this entire trip thanks to the MGM-Chase Vouchers. Starbucks every … Continue reading

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Vegas V: Day One Point Five – Immediate Impressions

Shortly after posting, we had to scratch the itch to hit the Strip even for a little while. I did “risk” life and limb to get to Las Vegas via flying, I deserved some action in addition to the steak … Continue reading

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Weclome Asher

Today our friends Leah and Adam had their first child today. The father kept calling the baby a John Hurt moment…reference to the actor being the first victim in Alien. I know, I tend confuse this actor with William Hurt … Continue reading

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Vegas V: Day One – Arrival!

Good evening from Las Vegas! This will be rather brief right now since the first day is always spent settling in, adjusting to the different time zone and (once again) recuperating because the flight was bumpy. The weather here is … Continue reading

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Off to celebrate Vegas V (Five)

Now comes the period of incommunicado until we find wireless hotspots in Las Vegas, other than their the airport. There might be one near the time share. If not, I may check out the recently opened Apple Store in Caesar’s … Continue reading

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Where have I been lately now?

No, we haven’t left for Vegas yet and Ike had no effect on us…unless you count the hundreds of evacuees Austin took in. We didn’t even get any of the rain! Somehow, it hit the Houston-Galveston area and then hooked … Continue reading

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