Tuesday, April 30, 2009 – Day Seven of Eleven
[This is part seven of an eleven part trip report. If you want to start at the beginning, go here.]
I get woken up at 7:30 am at the California, by a very useless text. I can’t fall back asleep so I go out and get breakfast at the Golden Gate coffee shop. And I lose $100. I’m all crabby because I touched those stupid tails-pennies I touched last night and now I’m losing AND it’s only 9:12 am.
My notes now have me confused, as I was writing them I swore I broke THREE one hundred dollar bills to fund my degenerate gambling but it seems I was only missing two. This is really not a bad thing to confuse I suppose.
I lost some of that money on Supertimes Pay. I don’t know what else I lost it on.
I played Treasure Chest video poker at Fremont and got dealt a straight flush.
I did not cash out.
Oh and since I’m in degenerate, I play FIFTY CENT Treasure Chest video poker after losing my straight flush win. Thankfully, after moving down, I got some full houses that brought me back up and I snapped to my senses and cashed out even.
I head back to my room at 11:00 to shower and nap.
I’m back out at 3:30-ish. The royal on the progressives at the California is now over $1500. I tried it and lost a $20.
Stop at the California’s coffee shop for the prime rib special. I had tried it years ago and didn’t think it was all that great. Now it’s probably my favorite out of all the prime rib specials.
After eating, I go over to Fremont for iced coffee and lost some money. I didn’t write what I lost.
Over to the El Cortez to use my 2x points coupon from a mailer. I give the progressive royal a try and nothing. I try a bunch of stuff and I get nothing. I remind myself that when I keep playing to get the most out of my 2x points, I lose twice as much so I leave and go back to Fremont.
I put $100 in Supertimes Pay and play quarters and (dun dun dun) ACES! no kicker, still psyched.
This machine is very degenerate gambler friendly.
I try Treasure Chest video poker again. I get four queens, but pick the chest that only has 140 quarters in it. Of course.
I stop at Binions to use the sandwich coupon and I’m told I need to go get a comp slip because the computer system is down. This isn’t fixed yet? The line for the slot club is soooooo freaking looooonnnnnnnnnnnng. I have to wait on THAT line? Ugh. I don’t. I refuse. I pay cash for my food which pisses me off, but not as much as waiting on a long line would.
I head back to my room with sandwiches and settle in to watch Survivor. I am down $225 for the day.
At around 7:59, my television FREAKS OUT and goes black save for the tiniest sliver in the middle that has a picture. Now I start FREAKING OUT. Oh my god, I’m going to miss Survivor? I pick up the phone and call the front desk. I am panicking (TELEVISION IS LIFE) because even if they send someone up, I will miss the show. I start maniacally pushing buttons on the television. When I hit the closed captioning button, the picture pops back up. Whew. WHEW. Now how do I turn the damn closed captioning off? It’s in Spanish. Oh god this is distracting. How do I turn it off? HOW DO I TURN IT OFF? Oh my god. TURN OFF. I SAID TURN OFF DAMMIT. Yay, that worked, It’s off. whewwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
<3 Survivor <3
After Survivor I should NOT have went back out but I did. I played everything I could find until I lost $200. One thing I played was the progressive quarter Double Double Bonus video poker machines. As I’m playing it, there was an announcement over the P.A. system that someone had just won $1199 on Treasure Chest video poker. So wait, it IS actually possible to do that? Wow.
I remembered that I was supposed to play $100 through a Megabucks at the California and oh hey, here I am. I put the $100 in and it’s going up and down and up and up and down. The lowest I got was around $50. I got all upset that I’m losing more money. But a few pulls later, I am up to $130. It goes up and down and up and down. When I hit $100, I cash out.
It’s also bothering me right now as I type this – that I lost how many hundreds this trip? And here I am on something I PLANNED to lose $100 on and NOW I’m going to show self-restraint?
Oh and I went to bed too.