Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Oh mama, I'm in fear for my life

Last weekend was interesting. I had the best steak dinner, and the worst dinner of my life (all in the same meal), saw Styx and REO Speedwagon in concert, bowled a 92 in my second game ever, ogled some sweet-ass cars, and left a casino with more money than I walked in with.

Let me take it from the top. I left Friday evening for Reno, with Justin, his mom Nancy, and her fiance Bill. After the 3 hour drive, we checked in, and went to that steak dinner. It was my pleasure to be introduced to Justin's aunt Judy and her husband. If I had known what I was getting into, I probably would have left.

Judy is...hard to describe. In fact, mere words cannot capture the essence of Judy. And I think that's a good thing. Let's just say that if I had to choose between having a conversation with Judy and having my nuts slammed in a car door, I'd have to think about it. The steak was great, the best I had ever had, and to this day, have ever had. But the whole dinner experience, with Judy, and her husband John, is an experience I hope I soon forget.

So after that horrendous dinner, I was ready to go back to my room and sleep for a day. But I only got about 6 hours. The next day, Nancy and Bill had to go to fabulous Doyle and take care of some business. So Justin and I had the whole day to do whatever. We didn't feel like gambling our hard-earned money away, so we went bowling. We both stunk up the first game (Justin won 63-54), but we tied with 92 on the second. Damn, that was fun.

So that evening was the concert. Styx rocked the house, REO Speedwagon, not so much. I enjoyed both bands, but Styx was definitely better, and they only had one original member.

The next day, before we headed back to Stock-town, we stopped at "National Auto Museum" or something or other. It wasn't Harrah's Auto showcase thing (which I understand is fucking huge), but most of the cars were donated by Harrah's casino. It was awesome. Bill took like 200 pictures with his digital camera. I can't wait to see those.

On top of all that, Nancy and Bill gave me a graduation present (100 bucks!). So when I walked into the casino, I had a twenty in my wallet. When I left, I had six twenties. So there you go.