Discussion in 'Telling It Like It Is!' started by Fillies Fan, Apr 16, 2013.
Do you go to Atlantic City or to Philly?
I have not yet been to Atlantic City. We go to Charles Town and Md. Live
I think I will be going back to Las Vegas in December/January. I mentioned in another thread yesterday that I live in Israel. Today, I was able to find a round/trip flight Tel Aviv-New York in Business Elite (which means lie-flat beds) which will cost me most of my remaining SkyMiles and $46.82. I can pass up a deal like that.
Of course, I will have to pay the regular price to fly on to Vegas (about $600) and will be sitting in Economy Class, but all together the airfare will not be very expensive.
I have just written an e-mail to the casino host at my favorite Vegas hotel to see how much the room will cost me this time out and will base my decision on whether to go to Vegas or simply stay in New York based on that. (I suspect that I will find that Vegas will be much less expensive, even with any gambling losses.)
I will arrive in New York about 5:30 in the morning on Dec 24. I will spend the day and evening with friends and then stay the night at a Hilton in Manhattan (paid for with points).
On Christmas Day, I will fly to Las Vegas and remain there until the morning of January 3. The casino host comped my hotel room for the entire stay, waived the resort fee (usually $20 per day), is giving me $200 in slots credit, two vouchers for $50 each to use in the hotel's restaurants, and four tickets to shows. She is also going to try to upgrade me to a suite.
On January 3, I will fly to Atlanta and spend four nights at another Hilton property (again, paid for with points), do some late Christmas and Hannuka shopping for five children, and then fly back to New York and on to Tel Aviv.
I figure that the three most expensive parts of the trip will be the shopping for the children, the ticket from New York to Las Vegas to Atlanta, and the car rental in Vegas. (Of course, I might be proven wrong by gambling losses, but that is part of the fun.)
Way back in this thread I mentioned somewhere that I use a number of different pen names when writing. One of these is "Josh Wilde" and I have just published my first book. (I am way too lazy to write an entire book at one shot, so this is a compilation of many of the satires, and a few short stories, that I have written in the past few years. Of course, the central theme of the book is gambling. What else would you expect from me?
Some of the book satirizes various aspects of gambling, especially at online casinos. Most others, however, use gambling as a vehicle for satirizing other things -- including politics, government, television, the movies -- even Shakespearian plays.
You can find it by clicking on my signature -- it is available both as a Kindle book (inexpensive) and a paperback (more expensive). The link, incidentally, goes through HCW's Amazon account, so the site will get a commission if someone buys either book through that link. (The book also mentions Hot Coupon World in two of the satires.)
People can now see what you look like. LOL.
With difficulty -- my picture is on the back of the paperback book, but I am wearing dark glasses and a hat.
Just got my copy yesterday. I look forward to reading it!
@jastwins, please do me two favors:
1. When you are finished reading it, write an honest review and post it on Amazon. Oops, that was a typo, I meant a "favorable" review, not an honest one.
2. In the first chapter there are four satires about a woman named Kathy. They are very different from the other satires and I don't know if I should have included them or not. Please let me know (either here or in a conversation), whether you think that they helped or hurt the book.
Hmmm.....your pic is on facebook too.
QUOTE="Fillies Fan, post: 3808096, member: 382023"]With difficulty -- my picture is on the back of the paperback book, but I am wearing dark glasses and a hat.[/QUOTE]
Here is a pic of Mr. F:
His first name is really Bob
Okay, I guess I have to show you my real picture:
Separate names with a comma.