17 July 2011

The Plains

Yup, I spent the weekend in Vegas with BangsMcCoy.  I really, really needed to get away, I've been feeling burned out working so much this Summer.  I was due for a vacation, don't believe me?  Thanks to my stat obsessed baseball player side I can tell you that in the last 14 months I have spent all but one night sleeping in my own bed, and it's been almost exactly 23 months since I left the state of Utah.

It was really nice to do absolutely nothing for three days and two nights.  Usually when I Vacation I like to explore, see the sights, etc. but I've been to Vegas so many times, whether it was for baseball, just passing through, or actually vacationing there there isn't really anything to see.  

I did get my much needed seafood buffet in, it's pretty much a must anytime I go to to Vegas or Mesquite. 

I gambled some, I always take a certain amount to play with(that I count on losing) and play until it's either doubled or gone.  

I may have gotten a tan, I said I did absolutely nothing, which included spending at least 30% of my time in the city at the hotel pool.  I hope it sticks because I think I'm exponentially more attractive with a little bit of sun.

I slept normal hours and got caught up it's been about 3 months since I was up so many consecutive days and asleep so many consecutive nights.

I got accosted by some bums in an IHOP parking lot.  It just wouldn't be Vegas if I wasn't stopped by some old guy giving me some story about how he has diabetes and hasn't "had Insulin in over a month."  Considering he was still living, and not passed out seizing somewhere I figured he didn't really need Insulin, that combined with the fact that I recognized some tell-tale signs of opiate use, and even more so the fact that I rarely carry cash other than my emergency $20 bill.  I had to apologize that I couldn't help him.

I got a Tarot Card reading.  I've always been interested in Tarot and how it works.  It's mentioned in so many movies and TV shows that I wanted to see what it was like.  Want to know what I was told?
  • December will be a big month for me, I hope this is true, there could be something really big happening in my life in mid-December but I'll wait to say what until it's more likely.
  • I have a male figure/person/presence watching over me.  BangsMcCoy and I agreed this could be BioDad.
  • My love-life is good the way it is now.  Confusing.  It's good in that I am currently single at this moment?  Or that waiting for Hannah is a good idea?
  • I will be a leader over people.  This stuck out in my mind because she mentioned it two different and distinct times during my reading.  I'll admit I am a good leader when I step up and lead, but most of the time I'm happy to defer leadership to people with more knowledge, experience, or desire to lead, until they do something dumb.  Maybe I'll fulfill the middle school vote of being "Most Likely to become President"?
The lady giving the reading was pretty cool.  She didn't put on some mystical show, she just flipped over the cards and spoke very matter-of-factly.  It was kind of eerie.

The road-trip itself was pretty fun.  It was nice to learn some more about Bangs, we both had a good time.  The trip definitely helped make a few of my last several days waiting for Hannah enjoyable, as well as making them pass quickly.

Less than a week to go!


Anonymous said...

Question: When you road trip with a girl, how do you handle the sleeping arrangements? I'm not judging just sincerely wondering. My boyfriend wants to go to Disneyland and I've been trying to figure out a sleeping arrangement solution that wouldn't break the bank and also keep "For the Strength of Youth" standards.

Waiting On A Sister Missionary said...

For one, I would get a room with two beds instead of one.

But really it all comes down to willpower.

The question is, how much do you trust yourself with the person you're with? Heck, you could share a bed, get two beds, or you could get two rooms in two hotels across town from each other, in the end the only barrier is the one your mind makes.