This morning we woke up ungodly early, showered and got ready. We trotted on down to Neonopolis to the theater and got our tickets to see our girls in the Sex and The City movie.
As we were buying our tickets, the token gay SATC male fan came up to us. He was wearing tight white jeans, a white tank top and a white newsboy cap. He took one look at us and said: "You girls going to see Carrie?" He was adorable and if I lived here I would have totally exchanged numbers and become friends. :-)
We said of course and we discussed the benefits of seeing it at ten in the morning as opposed to the chaos that must have been the Friday premiere.
He was right because it turned out there were only five of us in the whole theater once the movie started.
It was, of course, wonderful.
It started out a little slow for me. I think it was because they have to give a sort of preamble to those who have never seen the shows. Kind of like the beginning of the Stephanie Plum novel. It has to be explained for those that aren't familiar with the past plot lines but I already know this part....skip to the good stuff would ya??
It got better and I think I teared up at least five times. Had I been watching in the the privacy of my own home I probably would have been flat out bawling but alas I had to hold it in.
The bad thing about the movie is now there is nothing to look forward to. They have covered everything they need to cover and there won't be another movie. Nor would I really think I would want one because it would just have to rehash everything this one did in order to be half as interesting, but...it's so final. The girls are retired. Don't get me wrong, I was looking forward to this movie and am so happy it was made. It's just kinda like...I didn't want it to end.
At any rate we left the movies and hit Walgreens for more soda for Rob and came back to the hotel.
We went downstairs and gambled a bit but I just wasn't feeling it. I had some luck on a wheel of fortune machine but I was just too tired. I left Rob and Renee to play and came up to the room to lie down. I didn't sleep but it was nice to write my last blog and lay down for a while.
Soon it was time to get ready and go to our complimentary tickets to Blue Man Group.
I have seen the show twice before when it was at the Luxor, but it's a phenomenal show, Renee had never seen it and the price was right. We had the front desk call a cab and then headed down.
I knew it would be a bad cab ride when the driver picked us up and promptly backed into a metal post, messing up the back end of his cab and just kept driving. He took the freeway, drove at a crazy speed and changed lanes often without using his turn signals.
Thankfully we made it to the Venetian safely and got our tickets to the show.
We had an hour to kill so we stopped at an Asian place to eat dinner. We had tons of leftovers but no place to store them during the show so we had to waste the food.
After dinner we stopped at a slot machine so we could smoke. I put five dollars in a nickel machine and promptly won 78 dollars. When I say promptly, I mean the first turn of the reels! I couldn't believe it but I cashed out right away! :-)
The show was awesome of course. If you've never seen it, it can't be described so I'll spare you the trying. It's just a kick ass show. I was glad to see there were some new bits that had been added since the first two shows that I had seen. Oh, and our seats were fabulous. We were so freaking close it wasn't funny. Did I mention I love the airline that gave us the tickets?? :-)
The cab ride home was less scary and cheaper so I tipped the guy more.
After resting for a few minutes it was time to head downstairs.
Renee said she wanted to see the enchanted forest at Fitzgeralds so we took her to where it used to be years and years ago. Alas, now it is just a bunch of slot machines. No room for fun stuff when they can be making money!
After that we found one of those giant Wheel of Fortune machines that you sit around. If you've never seen them it's a huge wheel that is covered in domed glass and chairs are put around several "stations" where the slot machines are. If you hit a bonus, the giant wheel will spin and show you how much you won.
I really like these machines, I've only seen them once before at the Venetian and am really pleased they are downtown now.
We played a 20 but cashed out at a ten when Renee lost her money.
For a little while no one really seemed to know where they wanted to go or what they wanted to do so we just milled around under the FMS canopy until the last show of the night started. We watched it as I taped it with my camera, but it wasn't very good.
After we spotted another wheel of fortune machine in the Fremont so we plunked down and put a 20 in. I got a couple of crap bonuses until I finally got the 5000 credit bonus putting my 20 up to 70 something.
We of course cashed out and then Renee said we should go to Four Queens and get a drink. So we put some money in some video poker machines at the bar and got comped a bunch of drinks.
At that point we were tired and somewhat drunk so we headed to the Chicago Brewpub and got some grub to bring back to the room. We got White Garlic Pizza, Cheese Knots, and hot wings and headed up to the room where we ate while watching that movie about the puppets from the south park guys.