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Calorie Mate
06-05-2007, 08:02 PM
There's nothing to do here. It's hot, and way too windy. I miss the Bay Area. Friday can't come soon enough.

alexb
06-05-2007, 08:03 PM
Isn't Vegas known for its prostitutes?

poetfox
06-05-2007, 08:07 PM
When I went to Vegas, all I did was walk into every single casino and go "Holy shit, what a pretty Casino." Then I got a $1 chip and left.

Maybe you can try that.
Also, see Blue Man Group.

Calorie Mate
06-05-2007, 08:10 PM
alexb - I have no idea how to find them, and, uh, I'm sort of afraid to.

poetfox - I basically did that when work sent me here last summer. And my schedule and finances aren't exactly permitting me to see those Blue Men.

alexb
06-05-2007, 08:13 PM
What, you're going to tell me you're afraid of a little thing like the Mafia?

poetfox
06-05-2007, 08:14 PM
B-but they're Blue... and Men...

But okay, so you've done the sightseeing before. Let's mix it up. How about... SIGHTSEEING SPEED RUNS? Time yourself and see how fast you can visit every Casino on the strip, then post your time for the whole world to see!

Torgo
06-05-2007, 08:15 PM
I went gambling once. Starting with twenty bucks, at one point I was eighty dollars ahead. Then I lost all of it and the twenty I started with.

I guess it could've been a whole lot worse, and considering the venue, twenty bucks wasn't bad for a few hours entertainment.

Oh, Vegas? I've never been.

blitzchamp
06-05-2007, 08:23 PM
Why don't you just chow down at the buffets?

Excitemike
06-05-2007, 09:56 PM
You should go see that Star Trek show. And if anyplace in the U.S. has a bitchin' arcade, it Vegas.

Also: Prostitution isn't legal inside Las Vegas, just in the surrounding counties. I had this explained to me by an actual whore.

Vahn16
06-05-2007, 10:01 PM
That last statement has the makings of an interesting story behind it.

Excitemike
06-05-2007, 10:10 PM
I drove a taxi off and on for four years. I have lots of stories like that.

JCDenton
06-05-2007, 10:18 PM
http://img506.imageshack.us/img506/8526/vega7ft.jpg

He is kind of a dick.

Wait, what?

Maggie
06-05-2007, 10:19 PM
The last time I was in Vegas, I was still too young to gamble, but the Star Trek thing IS fun. They've got a borg one now, too, you know.

And the Luxor used to have a cool ride and stuff, but that's all I really know of. And the shark thing at Mandalay Bay, but I didn't get to go to that.

poetfox
06-05-2007, 10:24 PM
And the shark thing at Mandalay Bay, but I didn't get to go to that.
It was kind short, but pretty cool. You got these little phones that you dialed numbers up on at the different exibits, and they told you about what was in them. The coolest part, though, was before... because the line for tickets was, at the time, right next to a convention hall, where the ADA was having a convention that week. It was awesome. Dentists as far as the eye could see.

I don't normally like having my picture taken, but I demanded two pictures be taken during my Vegas trip. One was in front of the big sign for that convention. The other was in front of the ipod vending machine. Because seriously, why the hell would you sell ipods in a vending machine?

Vahn16
06-05-2007, 11:11 PM
The Transformers need food too.

philliam
06-05-2007, 11:39 PM
I went to Vegas and got a mutated STD

alexb
06-06-2007, 05:32 AM
A little cultural exchange, you might say.

R^2
06-06-2007, 07:09 AM
Bravo, sir.

jeditanuki
06-06-2007, 07:12 AM
I've not been to Vegas since 1984. I hear it's changed a bit since then.

I vote for more "Taxicab Confessions"!

marcalan
06-06-2007, 07:23 AM
I went to Vegas and got a mutated STD


Did it devour your crotch? Or did it give you some kind of sex based powers?

"Behold my might wang!" would take on a whole new meaning.

Zef
06-06-2007, 07:41 AM
I'm rather disappointed. I visited Vegas twice, but I was never the victim of a crime that would've required Gil Grissom's forensic expertise.

Healy
06-06-2007, 08:02 AM
I'm rather disappointed. I visited Vegas twice, but I was never the victim of a crime that would've required Gil Grissom's forensic expertise.

As well you shouldn't, because then you'd probably be dead by now.

Dampe
06-06-2007, 08:32 AM
Speaking of Vegas, I'll be there on Saturday to play in the World Series of Poker (not the main event that you may or may not have seen on ESPN, but a 3 day mini-tournament). I've played casino poker for over 5 years now, but this is the first time I'll be buying in for a significant amount of cash so I'm pretty nerve wracked.

Depending on the outcome I'll either love or hate Vegas by Wednesday.

Psyael
06-06-2007, 11:41 AM
I'm one of the people that live here. I know there's one or two more on Talking Time, I'm just more secretive about it. UNTIL NOW BWAAAHAHAHAHAH--, hm.

Moved here from the rural edges of the bay area. Living in an actual city with decent amenities like public transport that doesn't stop at 5PM is nice, the weather is bearable so long as you're willing to put up with a summer of $300 electricity bills, and not having to put up with the strange bizarre regulation of just about everything in California is nice too. Oh, and the reduced bureaucracy is nice, too. The DMV here isn't fun, but the CA one is like pulling teeth in comparison.

djSyndrome
06-06-2007, 11:48 AM
The DMV here isn't fun, but the CA one is like pulling teeth in comparison.

That's localized - the California DMV offices I go to (Folsom and now sometimes Auburn) have been nothing but helpful in my nearly twenty years of dealing with them.

Then again, everything in the Bay Area is smaller, more expensive, and generally more annoying than the central valley. They have more Fry's Electronics stores and Sunnyvale Golfland, and the weather's a lot cooler, but you couldn't pay me enough to live there.

Torgo
06-06-2007, 01:20 PM
I'll have to take your word for it, dj. I never hopped into the Folsom one, and every DMV I've experienced or heard things about in my life have reported nothing but absolute nightmares.

That said, you haven't had the true DMV experience until you go to Maui.

Calorie Mate
06-06-2007, 04:26 PM
What Star Trek thing do you speak of?

I love the Bay Area. I like how easy it is to have a car, and I love the weather.

I want more taxi cab confessions, too.

poetfox
06-06-2007, 04:34 PM
It's Star Trek: The Experience. It's at the Hilton. It's where that ipod vending machine was at, right by the door into it.

Lumber Baron
06-06-2007, 04:46 PM
There's nothing to do here. It's hot, and way too windy. I miss the Bay Area. Friday can't come soon enough.
HELL YES. I was escorting out of state friends around the Strip last night and we almost got knocked over. The Luxor looks like a sand dune right now.

As for free things to do, the aquarium in the Mirage behind the check-in desk has two puffer fish with a faces the size of a man's. And tigers and dolphins down the hall.

Psyael
06-06-2007, 08:43 PM
That's localized - the California DMV offices I go to (Folsom and now sometimes Auburn) have been nothing but helpful in my nearly twenty years of dealing with them.

Do you have to wait for your ID (or license, but I don't drive) to come in the mail? When I moved here I applied and got the card on the same day, something me, nor my parents, nor any of my friends during high school had ever seen happen in CA.

It's Star Trek: The Experience. It's at the Hilton. It's where that ipod vending machine was at, right by the door into it.
I'm not sure why people think an iPod vending machine is an attraction. They're everywhere. The local grocery near me (Vons/Safeway) has one.

Tomm Guycot
06-06-2007, 10:36 PM
You should visit Konami.

Lumber Baron
06-06-2007, 10:39 PM
The offices in Vegas? That's only the gambling side of the company, I'm nearly certain.

Squall
06-06-2007, 11:39 PM
All my fond Vegas memories are of clearing out rooms of terrorists with a crack team of commandos.

Calorie Mate
06-07-2007, 05:07 PM
1. I saw the iPod vending machine! The tales were true...I couldn't help but laugh.

2. A friend drove up for a day, so we saw the aquarium, walked around a bunch of fancy casinos, had a nice dinner, and topped it off with the big arcade at the MGM Grand. It was pretty fun.

3. Tomm - I totally got a tour of Konami in Vegas last year. It was right next to the place we rented our car from, so I wandered in, on the off chance there would be something game-related...no dice, but the manager there was very nice and offered a free tour, which was cool, since I got to see the process of making a slot machine and got to walk around in a huge warehouse full of 'em.