Las Vegas Trip Report: A Very Boring Day, Thank You Radio Shack

Monday, December 20, 2010:  Day Seven of Nineteen

[This is part seven of a nineteen day trip report.  To start at the beginning, go here.]

This morning I actually slept until 9:00 and when I did wake up, all I wanted to do was go back to bed because I do not feel well.

I have a DVD player with me.  Once upon a time, I was flying Southwest Airlines.  They do not have an inflight entertainment.  This was fine by me as I usually just listen to music the entire flight.  My sister however, was horrified at the thought of me flying without anything to watch so she shoved her DVD player down my throat.  On that trip, I discovered that on longer trips, I actually like spending a night (or two) in the room watching movies in my pajamas.  Since I do not feel well today, I decide I want to do this.

I try to plug it in to charge it before going out.  Instantly I am livid.  The charger that I bought back in NYC the day I left (since I lost mine) was the wrong one.  Radio Shack gave me the wrong one.  I WILL KILL YOU RADIO SHACK.

I go outside to Binions for breakfast with a $10 food comp I got in the point swipe promo a couple of days ago.  Then I play and lose ten bucks.

Since Radio Shack ruined my day, I decide to get on a bus and head for Sahara.

Sahara hotel and casino Las Vegas Nevada

There I play nickel Double Double Bonus video poker:

$5-$15 Jacks

nickle jacks

$5-$0
$5-$0
Keno $10-$0

Invaders From the Planet Moolah slot:
$5-$0
$5-$20
$5-$0
$5-$0

Sahara has a free slot pull every day where you can win a prize.  I win $5 free play today.

Once I am done, I started to go to Target to buy a new charger but then found out there is a Radio Shack at Meadows Mall.  Since I bought the charger the day I left, I actually have the bag and receipt so maybe they will exchange it for me.  I go back downtown to my room to grab the bag.  I also grab the actual DVD player (even though I had it with me when I bought the original charger and that did squat) because I am not going to survive if I have to do this three times.

The bus to Radio Shack just left and now I have a 45 minute wait.  I get to Meadows Mall and suddenly am reminded that people go to malls at Christmas time and I should not be in a mall at Christmas time.  Oh the horror that is the human race.

I exchange my charger and am told that not only did the New York idiot give me the wrong charger, he overcharged me as the charger came in two parts and he erroneously charged me for each part when he should have combined them.   I got a partial refund.

It is pouring outside.  As I walk to the bus stop, the bus passes me and I go bolting for it.  The driver waits for me and I get on, only to realize I am on the wrong bus.  I stay on it until we reach a stop that it connects to the Sahara line at and then I take that to the Deuce, stopping at Redbox along the way.

This whole ordeal took me three hours.

Back at the El Cortez, I play some Cleopatra Keno:
$5-$10
$5-$0
$5-$10
$5-$10
$5-$0
$5-$5
$5-$0
$5-$0
$5-$10
$5-$0
$5-$0
$5-$15
$5-$0
$5-$30
$5-$0

Time to eat.  I’m up fifteen bucks!

Once again, dinner is at the El Cortez steakhouse.  I need to use this food credit up!

I get in some last play before heading to the room for the relaxing and movie watching I planned to do about eleventy billion hours ago.

The one Multi Strike Supertimes Pay machine known as “Crack” is taken.  Always.

All the Cleopatra Keno machines are taken.

I try some four card Keno that I won $200 on yesterday.

$25-$45
$25-$0
$25-$50

I am in my pajamas at 8:00 with a Diet Pepsi and movies.  Finally, ahhhhhh.

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