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Friday, February 04, 2005

So How Have You Been?

Before I tell you about recent happenings, let me say thanks for the comments. It'd be cool if you signed up so that you had a non-anonymous name when you post. It doesn't take very long, and you can give me a name to refer to you as in future entries. As you can see, I am not using any names yet so that the anonymity for everyone will be intact. And so no one gets fired. So if you can, I think it would be cool and others have told me that they'd like that better too. Anyway, let me catch you up on the last few weeks since I haven't written much...

My wife's mom had some heart troubles, but she appears to be okay and improving. Although she did sprain her ankle pretty bad this week too. Along with her injury a few months back while putting up a shelf and falling, this should be the last of her injuries for a while. You know, as they always come in threes.

Last weekend I surprised my wife for our fifth anniversary by taking her to Vegas for the weekend. She had no idea, and was pretty floored. I thought I was pretty cool. When she got off work on Friday, she went to go and pick up our son at her parents' house, and when she was there I came in and told her to say bye to him because she needed to go home and pack for the trip (no way could I pack for her for Vegas, with us going to Spagos for dinner and to a Cirque de Soleil show too). I don't think she believed it was happening until we landed in Vegas and heard all the slot machines in the airport. That night we went to see the Second City perform, and it was okay. Not as good as I expected, and it was about twice the price that I expected. That, along with being pretty tired and the $4.50 Miller Lite bottles, probably didn't help my enjoyment. But it was good anyway. The next day was our anniversary, and we walked around a bit. As we were walking to the Monte Carlo to have lunch at their brewpub, we got stopped by a guy trying to get us to take a timeshare tour. I didn't want to go, but I thought Lulu did so we could get $75 for a two hour presentation that we would eventually say no to. I guess she thought I wanted to go, so we each decided to go for each other. Well, that really sucked. We had the worst salesman ever, who stunk like cigarettes and coffee, was telling my wife about what medication he takes for anxiety, and would scribble shit down on paper that was supposed to be some sort of math problem to show how much we would save if we went with them. The dude was a fucking moron. Eventually, we got to see a film about the program, and it was the typical Don Lupre-type infomercial where people lives "are so much nicer and they take such better vacations because they joined the program." This was the same type of sales pitch that the last company I worked for used, and it was crap also. But at the end of the video, our salesman goes, "That's so beautiful when the sun goes up and down over the water." Thanks man. That was pretty deep. That sold us. Well, after we told him no, and then told his "uncle" no, we told the last guy no (who responded to my wife's comment "The responsible thing would be for us to say no," with "That'd be the IRRESPONSIBLE thing for you to do!"), we got our $75 and left. We finally got to the brewpub, and the beers were okay. Well, some of them were. Their light beer was maybe the worst non-flavored beers (i.e. maple, chile, raspberry, etc.) I ever had. It was nasty. The food was good though. After that we went back to our hotel and watched the KU/Texas game. I put $20 on them to win by more than nine points, and they won by 25. So that was one of my few Vegas victories. After the game, we had dinner at Spagos, and it was pretty nice. My wife absolutely loved her meal, and mine was good although I wasn't too hungry from lunch. After dinner we went back to our hotel, and I played craps while my wife watched (she didn't want to play $10 Blackjack, and they didn't have any $5 tables anywhere that we could find). The next day I woke up early, went down to the sportsbook to make a few parlay bets (which I lost) and played more craps. That afternoon we went to see Mystere, a Cirque de Soleil show. I got us really good seats (fourth row) and my wife loved it. I liked it too, as it was pretty entertaining. I hope that doesn't mean I'm gay now. After that, we went to The Palms so my wife could look for celebrities. I thought for a second that I saw the guy who played Ryan's ex-girlfriend's fiance on "The O.C." but it wasn't him. And I'm not 100%, but I'm 95% sure that I saw Jamie Pressley walk by as we waited for our table for dinner. Think she was strung out, and she was a stick, but I didn't get the best look, so it might not have been her. We ate, went back and gambled a bit more, and headed to bead. Monday morning we woke up early, checked our bags and checked out, and I played some more craps. I ended up losing again (only $18 though), and I think I personally lost $100-150 for the weekend. When I was done, my wife finally decided to play $10 Blackjack. Good thing she did, because she ended up winning $135 in about 45 minutes. Love that woman. I just wish she would have been playing earlier in the trip! We left soon thereafter, and came home. It was a great weekend.

I just realize that I broke the "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" rule. So you can never say that I don't do anything for you guys. Have a great weekend!


  • At 9:05 AM, Blogger Doncock said…

    Yo Fist...If "your wife" (to whom I think you should refer to from this point forward as "Mrs. Brick") had won that $135 earlier, it would be long gone by the time you left.

  • At 9:18 AM, Blogger JP said…

    What? You didn't play Wheel of Fortune???

  • At 1:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I tried to play Wheel of Fortune, but it didn't work out for me very well. Mrs. Brick

  • At 8:57 PM, Blogger Silent Assassin said…

    Just checking to see if this worked, glad you had a good time.

  • At 5:34 AM, Blogger sixpat said…

    Dear Mr. Brick, it is a pleasure to hear from you. Even though I do not know you, I already feel like I have known you my whole life. All that after just two entries. You are a true inspiration to the working class. Stick it to the man!

  • At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Whoo Hoo!!!! You are back! I think I will now refer to you as Mr. Fisty.
    Happy Anniversary, screw those buttholes you work with, and I am SO looking forward to your commentary on the suprisingly entertaining Surreal Life 4. Perhaps you could catch us up with your commentary on the first few episodes??

    Pink Ladee


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