Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Back from Vegas

Well I am back and totally exhausted. Vegas is fun, but there are only so many nights I can stay up till 4am. Luckily Starbucks was in my hotel - so when I woke up at noon I could at least kind of jolt myself awake with some coffee. The last time I had been in Vegas was 1997, so much has changed - tons of new casinos like the Bellagio, Venetian, Wynn, and Paris. Also the food and general price of this is much more expensive now. I lost $300 at a Blackjack table in about 3 hours - that didn't change. The new hotels are so gorgeous and made the old ones seem kind of crappy - like Treasure Island was the coolest hotel when I was there the last time and now it seems small and smokey.

I don't know what happens to be there, but every time I have gone to Vegas I get some kind of foot issue. Last time I got a blister on my feet from walking that got infected and turned my whole foot purple. It was nasty and really hurt. I could barely walk and had to buy new shoes because I couldn't fit my feet into any of the ones I had with me. Now this time I got a huge blister on the entire heel of my left foot. I could only walk on the ball of my left foot and my feet also got swollen (maybe from all the walking?) so I wore a pair of clogs the whole time. For once in Vegas I'd like to wear cute shoes and not have blisters! I still have the one the heel of my left foot and it hurts to walk on it. Annoying.

The stores are pretty good in the malls there - every possible store seems to be there - high end and regular stuff. I finally got the Jimmy Choos I had wanted (which I haven't been able to wear because of the stupid blister!!)

Overall (besides for my feet) Vegas was an awesome time. Next time I go back I don't want to wait another 11 years - next trip will be a lot sooner. Oh and the weather was fantastic. It sucks to be wearing a winter coat and boots again in Boston. Every day in Vegas was 75 and sunny - not a cloud in the sky.

Now I have a headache and feel drained. Somehow I have to get motivated and get to work.

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