Sunday, January 01, 2006
I was awake but not at the casino due to the fact that we were too full of fine food, too tired, and too in need of a good cup of coffee and our pjs. We might have managed (maybe) to hang on until 2006 had the "Special New Year's buffet" at the Grand not taken a much larger wedge out of our night's budget than we expected, all due to the scrawny lobster tails that they'd added to one of the buffets. Anyhow, they used those little tails as an excuse to jack up the meal price by a good 40%. After a short gasp at the bill, Jerri and I, for the first time in history, managed to put away more than the value of our meal (that'll learn them, durn em). I believe Bubbie and James were perhaps a little embarrassed at the pile of crab and shrimp shells left over from our feasting. I had quite a little stack of mussel shells lined up on the edge of my plate too.
Afterwards I was able to bend enough to sit in front of the nickel machine as it gorged itself of almost 30 bucks before I finally hit enough to get 20 of it back and headed upstairs to a quarter poker machine where I finally lost it all. I think I only ended up feeding the machines about 40 of my hard earned dollars (I lost 10 at a quarter slot in a record 10 minutes first off).
It was a little after 10 pm when we arrived back home where I quickly found my way into my pjs and prepared myself a cup of coffee and let the New Year come in as I watched a rerun of CSI Las Vegas accompanied by the snores from Zach and James.
This morning I slept until around 10, (and might have slept a tad longer had the phone not woke me up) did a little house work, had some fine peas, greens, jalapeno/cheese cornbread muffins, and cheesy fried taters, and ham for our first meal of 2006. Now I'm near 'bout ready for a hot bath and bed in order to rest up for my first day back at the tax office tomorrow.
I hope everyone entered gently into 2006 and that the year ahead only brings the very best to all!