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All these comps are turning me into such a prissy little bitch. I walk into my complimentary 35th-floor suite and my first reaction is LOL only a 32" CRT. Of course then I laugh at myself and flop on the bed because really after the last couple of days I wouldn't give a shit if it were a Motel 6, or the semi-abandoned roach-infested ghost hotel I slept in a couple weeks ago. Just as long as it has working heat. Which our new house doesn't. God I hate moving.

I stopped in the gift/sundries shop before coming up to get a $3 20oz soda and a $7 bag of Doritos. Imaginary money, of course... The employees there have nametags which also list where they're from, as with most casino employees. "Eritrea? Don't see that every day." "It's in Africa", they helpfully inform me. They then notice that the white boy is carrying a couple of Cantonese-language newspapers. "Where are you from?" I smile. "California."

Date: 2011-11-11 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
heh. I'll be in las vegas this upcoming week for a conference. In, I assume, a cheap-ass hotel room. No comps for me ;-)

Date: 2011-11-11 07:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You know that Thai place we went too, in a strip mall? Not the usual WSOP destination one- the new one we tried. I think it got featured on Food Network last week.

Date: 2011-11-13 05:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I should hope it's not the one across the street and down from the Palms a bit, next to the head/cigar shop, because that place is not that good.

Date: 2011-11-12 01:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Alas, hotel room is stuck (vendor is paying, believe it or not.)

That said, I'd love to get dinner...maybe Tuesday night? email me at my pobox addr, and we'll figure out details :-)

Date: 2011-11-11 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Whenever I see "Eritrea" I have to mention this story.

Date: 2011-11-11 07:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm not sure if it's the same incident, but a bunch of quizbowlers from UChicago supposedly got themselves in trouble by joking a bit too loudly whether something was Ethiopian food or Eritrean food. Eventually, the restaurant told them "There is no more food. We cannot serve you."

No idea whether they made the obvious followup as a parting shot.

Date: 2011-11-13 05:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Yes, you guys took all of Ethiopia's coastline. And I have an unfinished book in my car I was reading about all the various wars that you've had there."

I suck at geography, but I'm way better than most USians.

Date: 2011-11-13 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I believe this is the book in question:

The cover of mine (hardback, thank you 75% Off Books!) is quite a bit better, though looks a lot like one of the other books that comes up if you search "Eritrea" on Amazon.
Edited Date: 2011-11-13 05:51 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-11-13 06:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know. Just flexing my ego again. It's why you love me!


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