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- November 15th, 2011
Got back from a weekend in Vegas! Was supposed to be there for an unofficial high school reunion but things happened and very few people were able to show and most of those that did were people I didn't know/never cared about. I DID, however, get to meet up with a friend of mine I haven't seen in over ten years which was awesome and over those ten years she picked up a Texas accent which was HILARIOUS.
We stayed with her friends who actually live in Vegas (none of whom i knew) and the first night we went to a buffet which was good but not worth the cost (maybe if i ate the crab legs they served. maybe if i liked crab...) the second day we went shopping (well, they went shopping, i just tagged along) and went to a video game bar that had various video games consoles for you to play as well as classic arcades. We played Killer Instinct, Burger Time, Turtle in Time, House of the Dead and at the table we played Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Mario Bros 3 which, we realized, we kind of suck at now.
On Sunday- my last full day there because I still have classes to go to -we went to the Shark Reef aquarium in the Mandalay Bay hotel. It was small and not nearly as awesome as the aquarium in the Academy of Science but it was pretty cool for the cost. It had sharks and sea turtles and some rays you could pet so I was highly pleased. We saw the volcano show at the Mirage which was nice if not just for the fact the fire was warm and it was a little chilly (especially when drinking a strawberry daiquiri) and then we went to see Cirque du Soleil Mystere and then went to a Korean BBQ buffet which was both good AND reasonably priced.
Then I came back to the Bay, stayed a night at my dad's watching MST3K movies and now I'm back home, needing to organize some photos and finish my assignment for class tomorrow and get some more character sketches done a collaborative project with people I'm meeting after class tomorrow. Busy busy.
In a nutshell: Vegas was okay though the entire premise of it doesn't impress me so if it weren't for the Cirque shows or some cool people I hung out with, I probably wouldn't consider ever going back there.