The Real World beckons...

Well vacation is over and I am back to work in the morning after being AWOL for the last week and a half.

Las Vegas was indeed very cool, Destiny and I had a great time and didn't lose our shirts gambling. We didn't come home up money, but we both spent less than we expected to. We stayed at Treasure Island, which was very nice for the price and we both liked the casino there a lot. The pool at TI is apparently the smallest on the strip, but we didn't spend much time there anyway. Vegas if packed to the gills on Labor Day weekend and the streets and casinos were loaded with people on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The crowds were much thinner Monday through Wednesday. We won a bit at TI, MGM Grand and The Luxor. It took me four days to lose my initial $50 craps investment. And I drank more than $50.00 over the course of those four nights at the table so it's all good.

We went to The Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage. That was awesome. Unfortunately their Thai elephant Gildah died about 4 days before we got there. The dolphins were really cool and there were some great underwater spots to view them. Very wild to watch them play underwater, and swim upside down and basically just do their thing without a care in the world. The White Lions and Tigers were cool but they were pretty much just sunning themselves without doing anything to interesting. We also saw the lions inside MGM Grand and they acted a bit more playful. Rounding out the animal experiences we headed up to Mandalay Bay on Thursday and checked out the Shark Reef exhibit there. Indeed a nice beak from the hustle and bustle of the strip and transports you temporarily to another world.I was hoping some of the sharks in the main tank were a little bigger, and there was a sea turtle somewhere that I didn't get to see.

On Monday night we went to see Cirque Du Soleil's Zumanity at New York New York. Destiny and I usually catch a Cirque show once a year when then come to Suffolk Downs in Boston. So having seen three shows in the past we had high hopes for Zumanity and we were not disappointed. Obviously Zumanity is lighter on the acrobatics as opposed to other Cirque shows, but the sensuality factor is increased and it is nothing short of delightful. Recommended!

Started a new class on Saturday. History of Art. The great think about it is that school is two blocks away from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.So basically each week we are going to talk about a period of time for a few hours and then walk over to the MFA and look at some pieces from that period. We each then individually choose a piece and then write a two page paper about the work to talk about next week.

My sleep pattern has been all fucked up since getting back. We have been getting to bed around 4am each morning and sleeping until about 2pm. We didn't get out of bed until 4pm today. Hopefully after two days at work our clocks will be a bit more back to normal.

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