Day 7 - Friday Oct 27 - part 1
For a desert, it seems to rain a lot in Vegas. Today looked a bit blustery and beautiful, with rain threatening. What did I care, I'd be spending indoors pushing buttons and getting loaded.
I've said it before and I'll say it again - it astounds me how a company that has made gambling devices for 40 years that rely on button pushes for customers to interact with them have managed to completely fuck up the buttons on these new machines. The ones in Starship Binions are similar, these big flat buttons that are almost new and basically work about 30% of the time. Astounding.
Not only that, but as I always say, "As I always say."
|New Cal lobby. Gorgeous, ain't it? They've though of everything, including the multi-positional senior sex couch, conveniently located in the middle of the action.|
We walked over to the Cal and played our tournament sessions.
|Technician with precision equipment hammers the new Quartermania into sweet, bright life.|
|The Cal's new carpet and ceiling.|
Hotel bill: $0.00
At least there was that.
And next, I had a hankering for some food, maybe some Country food, yeah? It was a little after breakfast time, and a little before lunch. How I wished there was a word that combined the two.
We walked the block back to Fremont, skirting the milk crate panhandler team on the way, and then headed down to the Four Queens to eat at Magnolias Veranda.
|CTUG Poster Meal.|
|They make a pretty good club. Not sure where the fries are though.|
|Who put the sprinkles on the brain, huh?|
I was on a roll!... I thought.
I had a great time for a long time and lost but $20. QQ had lost $60 at the bar and another $60 playing penny hundred play, which she loves for some reason. I also did a quick stop at Silver Strike, which I always seem to win at. I got one of the coveted sock drawer weights, but threw it back at the cage. Lost $10 in the exchange.
This was a chance to kick back, watch junky TV, have a few cocktails, a long hot shower, eat a bunch of snacks, and so on. Take a nap maybe.
It's a good thing I was well rested, considering the incredibly surprising events that were yet to come.
At the Nugget.
Where this tale is... to be continued!