Okay, let's get this out of the way first. The Ravens lost. They got outplayed. They looked like shit out there. I'm not gonna lie. They choked and the Steelers looked great. They deserved to win that game. We had a good season and there's always next year. Nuff Said.
Besides that devastating lost, I had a GREAT weekend. I went to meet up with my cousins at the Roxy's diner at the Stratosphere on Friday night. It's a really cute diner with yummy milkshakes and live entertainment. Yes - that's right - the staff gets up, sings and dances. At one point they even pulled out some hoola hoops - very cute and the portions are huge! Vic ordered an appetizer that I could have easily eaten as a meal.
Saturday I WAS going to go shopping to spend my $200 Bebe Gift Certificate, but then I got a $25 coupon for Bebe and it isn't good until Thursday of this week. So, I had hold off on the shopping. Why spend $200 and only get $200 of merchandise when I can spend $200 and get an extra $25 for free? Right! So, I played poker online instead. I had a little upswing in the poker this weekend. I doubled my money, which was very much needed. I was almost busto. So, hopefully, my streak will continue and I can keep doubling up.
Late Saturday I headed over to the Stratosphere to pick up Deb, Vic and another couple they came to Vegas with. We then valeted over at the Mirage and walked over to the Venetian to meet my parents for lunch. If you ever have a chance to eat at the Grand Lux Cafe at the Venetian, do it! It's a great place and the prices are reasonable and the food is great. My mom had a patty melt over there a few weeks ago and she hasn't stopped talking about it all month. So, we had to eat there on Saturdasy so she could get her beloved patty melt. Again, she loved it. Everyone was happy with their food.
Next, we headed to the Mirage because it's the only place in town that I know of that spreads 7 Card Stud games. Unfortunately, they only had one stud game running and my parents sat on the list for more than an hour and then they finally left and went to Aliante Station (their favorite local joint) to play HoldEm. They are old school and they like 7 card stud better, but it's really hard to find a good stud game in this town. I stayed at the Mirage and played 1-2 No Limit for a few hours and then I went to my Saturday night meeting to see Hilary. She even saved me a seat. Once I saw her and we gave each other a big hug, bit was like there was never even a fight. I felt very comfortable and at home back in my favorite meeting with my girl sitting next to me. I know that ultimately I belong in meetings, but it's so easy for me to catch a resentment, build a case against someone, start hating meetings and decide that I'm fixed and I'm better and I don't need meetings. It's really a pattern that I go through. I can't even count how many times I've strayed away from the program because someone pissed me off.
Anyway, Sunday rolled around and I met roomie over at the sportsbook along with my parents and we watched the slaughter. It sucked. After dinner, we had dinner at the buffet cause my mom had 2 for 1 coupons. Jesus! Talk about a line! I always laugh at people that stand in those long ass lines for the buffet and last night I found myself waiting in that damn line. What has this world come to?
Anyway, roomie and I went home and watched the Office which was a perfect capper for my evening. I love love love The Office and it looks to me like both Dwight and Andy are both done with Angela! Right? I mean, that's what it looked like to me and I wouldn't blame them if they were.
I keep hearing really good things about 30 Rock. Does anyone watch that show? I love a good comedy and I have never seen 30 Rock, but they won all kinds of awards at the Golden Globes and my boy Adam Corolla loves the show and Tina Fey is a hoot, so why am I not watching that show? I'm going to start. And then of course Big Love premiered last night too, but I'll have to catch that On Demand this week.
Why am I at work on Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday? Isn't this supposed to be a holiday? Sheesh!!!!!!!!