Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Live from Las Vegas!

I'm in Vegas all week headlining a series of shows at the Tropicana.  (You can see my name on the Tropicana board there.  And, uh, no, that's not _my_ butt above my name.)

It's a lot of fun, but there are three main problems:

1. I'm away from my family.  I know that sounds lame, but it's been almost two weeks now and I'm pretty sure that my son's first words are going to be "Cats in the Cradle..."  I miss the spud.

2. Internet access costs $12.99 a day!  How can that be?  How can I be at a hotel where I can get a buffet of prime rib and shrimp (_shrimp_... in the desert!) for like $4.99, but high speed internet access costs almost $13?  I know it probably has to do with the casinos preferring me out of my room and gambling instead of inside of my room and blogging, but it's still pretty annoying.  Don't they know that in this economy $13 is what you'd pay for a nice three bedroom in the suburbs?

3. Speaking of the economy, I think it's hitting the prostitutes pretty hard.  I mean, I've been in Vegas before, so I've been solicited (it's impossible to be a male by himself without it happening), but this week it's been ridiculous.  Last night I walked from the Tropicana to the Mirage and on the bridge there must have been ten hookers pressing their wares to every man who walked by.  I felt like I was fighting off vagina zombies.

Before I sign off, I'd like to welcome Allison, our new reader from Vegas.  Thanks for finding the site.  I think that means I officially have four readers... let the journey towards world domination begin!

Also, Megan was curious about the new blogging venture I'm a part of.  I haven't left TV Squad -- I'll still be banging out Office Reviews for them -- but I'm also writing for a brand new site called...

It's a neat new site that I think has a great amount of potential!  Please go on over and check it out when you get the chance!

All right, I'm off to the Tropicana employee cafeteria to eat some taquitos and take a real hard look at the choices I've made in my life.  


Megan said...

Jay, I know I say this a lot but you are just so effing funny. I read and love your blog because it puts an intresting spin on things and makes me laugh my ass off. Keep on keepin on.

Alison said...

Loved The Cats in the Cradle reference. Funny shit.

Yeah, 14 bucks a day for internet is retarded. Hell, McCarran is right on down the road and its FREE. But obviously you don't want to come to Vegas and spend time in an airport.

I hope you come back to the Trop in the future, I have been to that show numerous times (its such a fantastic deal, better then paying 150 bucks for Cirque duh SoGay) and you are definitely one of my favorites. I took my brother and his buddy who had just gotten back from Iraq and I don't remember the last time we laughed like that. I don't think it was just the tequila either. You are funny! Hope the rest of your time here goes well.