When dealers apply for a job, they call it an “audition”…basically, you go into a casino, into a live game and the pit boss watches you deal. Earlier this week, Jesse the school owner, asked if I was ready to try, he had a friend at a casino called the Rampart that had openings.Continue reading “First audition”
After the Secret Garden, we went to Paris to see ‘Jersey Boys’. I’ve seen the movie several times (too many actually…I binged for awhile…and it will be a little while before I want to see again) and I saw the stage play in Austin back in March. I had wanted to see last time weContinue reading “Jersey Boys!!”
In 2003, a few months before Roy got hurt, we saw Sigfried & Roy’s show at the Mirage. They did a magic show which included several animals. They even made an elephant disappear right in front of us! They did an amazing show and were legends and I was really glad we got to seeContinue reading “Secret Garden”
I always knew I’d look good with a million dollars!! Sadly, not ours to keep… Jan and me
I was at Lowe’s on Sunday buying nails and in their impulse purchase section as you stand in line, they have Pop Tarts. Who buys Pop Tarts at Lowe’s?
On Tuesday after I dropped Jan off, I moved to a cheaper hotel for the week until my apartment was ready on September 8. I found Boulder Station for $35 a night. In a worse neighborhood but actually a much nicer hotel than the Excalibur. Really nice valet staff took good care of my car.Continue reading “Just a few second week things…”
Tuesday afternoon, I started dealer school. So far I’ve learned to cut checques (divide chips), shuffle and pitch cards while playing blackjack. I’ve mostly got that down. Today, I started baccarat, a completely foreign game to me that is the next big thing. It’s a pretty easy and quick game but there are definitely rulesContinue reading “Dealer school”
We rolled in late Wednesday night and checked into the Excalibur Hotel. So tired!! I’ve stayed at the Excalibur before and it was never fancy but it was ok. Now it needs a huge facelift. It’s not a complete dump but it’s cheap for a reason. On Thursday we started on the task at hand.Continue reading “First week in Vegas”