Sorry I haven't updated in so long, but I was in Las Vegas for a bachelor party. Here's what I learned:
1. A lot of families take their kids to Vegas, and while I know there are lot of things for kids to do these days, there are still people handing out pictures of naked women touching their vaginas every couple of steps you take out there. Also, some families are still milling around with their kids at 2:00AM. My guess is the trip is more for mom's and dad's that really like to go there.
2. Contrary to popular belief, you can actually find a lot of cheap adult beverages out there ($1.00 or $1.50 beers) on the strip (albeit at crappy cheesy Casinos, which are fun for me), or if you're a gambler, there are casinos that bring you free cocktails while you're playing. Actually, one day we were just reclining in the chairs at a really nice sports book watching the Chicago Cubs ruin our afternoon, and the lady was bringing us freebies, despite the fact that we had no bets down. We didn't get up early enough to lay money down, and it was probably best that we didn't. But, if you go most anywhere else it's 7 bucks for a beer and like 10 for a mixed drink.
3. Money goes fast out there. The ATM's, we call them "cash machines" in Chicago, and I just figured out that people out there don't know what the hell that is, spit out 100 dollar bills. They don't even bother with twenties. Very scary.
4. If a random aging barfly says she will give you the ugliest men's powder blue jacket with an ugly pattern and an even uglier pattern in the lining for the price of buying her one bottle of MGD, she will make good on her promise one out of one times (100%) in my limited research. Also, when you're packing in a hurry in the hotel room and you have a newly acquired Mr. Furley jacket, there is no reason to pack the thing for the trip home as I did.