Skydive Las Vegas!

Day 2 of the #5thAnnualDestinationBirthdayPartyinLasVegas is well underway. We're miraculously not hungover, well-fueled on Croquenuts, and have the perfect level of nervous excitement as we leave the Cosmopolitan. Costas is…

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January 12, 2019: Day 2 of the 5th Annual Destination Birthday Party in Las Vegas

The clock strikes 9:30am. Normally, I would curse the default iPhone alarm tone for rousing me from my slumber and/or struggle not to roll over and fall back asleep. But not today. I’m in Las Vegas!

As I get out of bed, I’m pleasantly surprised by the absence of a hangover. While I’m still upset about the poor drink service last night, I’m also relieved that I don’t have to catch a shuttle to jump out of a plane with a discernible BAC or hangover; I’ll pay the fiddler later.

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January 11, 2019: Day 1 of the 5th Annual Destination Birthday Party in Las Vegas

When the alarm rings at 7:00am on January 11, I leap out of bed. The 6 hours of restless sleep I got last night don’t phase me; I’m going to Las Vegas!

Since I’ve got a 3pm flight, I don’t have to be to Omaha until 1pm. Which means I don’t have to leave until about 11:45. Which means I’ve got just over 4 painstakingly long hours to experience Einstein’s theory of relativity in action.

I shower and head to work, where I will accomplish just one thing: setting my out of office email.

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Preparing for the 5th Annual Destination Birthday Party in Las Vegas

Now that my Vegas hangover has subsided, I’m finally ready to reminisce about my #5thAnnualDestinationBirthdayPartyInLasVegas! It’s impossible to describe everything transpired from January 11, 2019 – January 16, 2019, but in the coming posts, I’ll try to give you a glimpse into some of the highlights.

Follow along to live vicariously through my blur of skydiving, fancy meals, degenerate gambling, a late night/early morning at a gay club (complete with a ride in the back of a van on a mattress), my fresh ink, tons of comped drinks, and even a missed flight.

But, before we can dive into all of that fun, we’ve gotta at least pretend that I’m a responsible adult, and lay the groundwork for the trip.

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Vegas Hangover

If the best part of a Las Vegas trip is the anticipation and build up before, the worst part is the come down after. The Vegas hangover, as I like to call it.

Or, as my mom always says, “it’s all fun and games until it comes time to pay the fiddler.”

Oh boy have I been paying the fiddler this past week. As if the physical/mental/emotional/financial toll of Las Vegas wasn’t enough, I got all four wisdom teeth extracted two days after returning. So I’ve been recovering in all senses of the word.

While dental work provides a convenient (and almost universally understood) excuse for my radio silence the past few days, it’s not the true reason.

 

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Sky High for 25!

Excuse the short post, but I’m currently kicking back on the 56th floor of the Cosmpolitan on a private balcony, with a Shock Top in hand, as Costas and Eugene shower and prepare for a night of debauchery on the town!

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First Casino Trip

When you turn 16 you get to drive.

When you turn 21 you get to drink.

And when you turn 18 in Minnesota, you’re legal to gamble at Tribal casinos. So, the day I turned 18, I drove up Grand Casino Hinckley with my dad.

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Degenerate Diaries

Degenerate Diaries will be the “Viva Section” of Viva Las Value, where it will serve as my personal blog of sorts.

My friends (only semi) jokingly refer to me as a gambling addict. I prefer the term degenerate.

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