I woke up at Four Queens very early this morning. I had originally planned to go to Sunset Station for breakfast since I have a free buffet from MyVegas. But I kind of didn’t want to go. But I kind of felt like I should go. I have not left downtown since arriving here Thursday. Today is Saturday. I do need to go to the Strip and take photos. I sit around trying to decide what to do and my final decision is to go outside and take pictures of Fremont Street before all of downtown wakes up. Then I will figure out what I want to do after.
Then there is this stupid stage thing that blocks you from taking photos of Las Vegas Club:
I end up playing some nickel Keno in California and win $70. I am now starving so this solves the “Do I leave and go to Sunset Station” dilemma. I have breakfast at California’s coffee shop, paying with comps.
I play some more Keno afterwards. Some guy starts yelling “YEAH BABY!” Much like me at the Orleans the other day, he has hit 8/9 and has won $900. I don’t know why, but I offer that I hit that the other day. He tells me “I hit it two hours ago.” He pulls out his wallet and shows me the $900 TITO he has in there. So just in case you were wondering if it is actually possible to hit $900 on a twenty cent bet, it happened three times on my trip. Only one was mine WAH.
I go back to my room to situate myself. I am now finally heading to the Strip to take photos. I cannot believe I have not done this yet this entire trip. Not even on the days I stayed on the Strip.
I go outside and wait for the bus. I am going to take the SDX to SLS and walk to the Riviera. After 45 minutes of no buses, I decide this is ridiculous and I will just take the 108. Big mistake. I ask the RTC employee there where the nearest 108 stop is. He tells me it is at the Stratosphere, which confuses me. I tell him that no, there is one closer. He insists there isn’t. I think maybe he is misunderstanding me. So I say “I know it stops at Bonneville Transit Center, and it turns around a bit past there, I am wondering what street that turn is on?”
Next thing I know, this guy and I are in a screaming match. He is such a fucking douchebag and he is so MAD that I dare to suggest he is wrong. I still want to know where the hell the bus stops so I don’t yell back at first. I explain that all I want to know is where it stops since there is no bus stopping here (where we are standing.) He then FLIPS OUT on me insisting that the bus does stop here. “Yes, but I have been waiting 45 minutes so I would rather take the 108.” He is FLIPPING OUT on me, so defensive “it isn’t my fault that you didn’t see the bus when it came.” Right now I am so confused. This guy is insisting the bus has come when I was standing there? It hasn’t. There are a million people waiting for it. They didn’t see it either? So now I start to get mad and I tell him the bus most certainly did not come and I yell to all the people that are now staring at us since he is screaming at me, “Did any of YOU see the bus stop here?” and no one answers.
Now because I am screaming back at this asshole, he then changes his mind and decides that the bus has not come because it is delayed. I am still mad and I am yelling at him “I DON’T FUCKING CARE. I WANT TO TAKE THE 108. YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE IT STOPS, WHICH IS FINE, BUT YOU ARE YELLING AT ME BECAUSE YOU DON’T WANT TO ADMIT YOU DON’T KNOW AND THAT IS NOT OKAY.”
Then he tells me I can take the SDX to Bonneville Transit Center to catch the 108. As I have already stated, I don’t want to wait any longer for the SDX. Now I am flipping out on him. I tell him I am walking to Bonneville, when I get there, I will ask them where the 108 stops and while I am inside asking, I am going to report his horrible attitude.
I storm off, he is yelling “Miss, Miss, MISS” and I do not turn around. I give him the finger behind my back and kept walking.
I am now so fucking livid. The entire walk to Bonneville, I was so angry and fantasized about clocking him in his face. I did not go inside and report him because I was never really going to. Who the hell has time for that when you are on your last full day in Las Vegas?
I get to Bonneville and the 108 is pulling in behind me, coming from a street that is closer to where I started. I don’t even ask the driver what street it stops on because I was already never coming back to Vegas after this, and now this asshole RTC employee made me change my mind to never EVER. Seriously, fuck that guy.
I take the 108 to the Riviera. I get myself a large Diet Pepsi at AM/PM and take some photos.
Then I go inside the Riviera. I love this casino so much. It is always dead, which bodes well for me because I hate people. I sit down at a progressive quarter Double Double Bonus video poker machine. I start talking to it, telling it about that asshole RTC guy. I am still so mad.
My baby takes pity on me and starts giving me lots of money. I got so many four of a kinds. At one point I got dealt tens and the next hand was dealt sixes. I kept hurrying the wins off my screen because for some reason, they scared me. I was not right in the head I don’t think.
After turning $100 into $350, I play some Family Guy. I won and won and won and won and won. Once my $20 was $150, it was time to leave. But wait! Just one more $20 in video poker. Okay one more $20 in Family Guy. But wait! One more $20 in video poker. Okay how about Cleopatra Keno? Okay that sucked, but one more $20 in video poker. This my friends, is how you lose your winnings.
I went outside and it is already dark. I hate that. I was up at like 5:00 am with intentions of hitting the Strip and now that I have finally made it here, it is dark already?
My beloved Riviera:
I walk to Encore. They have signage up across the street for Resorts World. I hope this opens. I would totally go back to Vegas to see a China themed casino.
By now it is completely dark outside. So much for taking photos of the Strip. I have failed as a blogger.
I go back downtown. I get some more pictures:
I went to my room to situate myself and decide what my budget is for tonight. I then brought that budget with me to Downtown Grand to play four card Cleopatra Keno. I played forfreakingever. Despite there being a penny on tails on the floor behind me, I doubled so many 20’s. I had to keep cashing out my TITO tickets because I would run out of cash. I finally left only because I could not keep my eyes open any longer.
I stopped at Walgreens for a Diet Pepsi. I had to stop at Fitzgeralds and try to win a quarter Royal. No dice.
Then finally bed at the wee hours of the morning. Las Vegas is so weird. I feel like I was only out for a couple of hours. Yet I had left my room by 6:00 am and came back at 3:00 am. I got nothing done today. Yet I had such a great day.