Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

Following the Carnivore's Feast we slowly cleaned up as well as finishing doing a few of the things we'd hoped to get done in advance of the party. I've pulled down the torn umbrella and swapped it out for a spare, for example. The dishes are done, the house is livable.

Since then we've seen Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume Two in the theater (fun; don't overthink it), had a few meals out, and recovered.

I spent several days in Las Vegas for medical education; the first few days without my spouse, but the latter few with. Before she joined me, I went out to see Penn & Teller at the Rio; reasonably fun show that. I also found a Chicago chain restaurant near my hotel, and Cliff joined me so we could have a stuffed pizza for dinner; very nice...Giordano's. Now I've eaten at the chain in Florida and Nevada. I wonder if they've hit SoCal yet? I watched a fair amount of Amazon Prime shows, too. The course was solid, and I learned plenty.

When forestcats joined me, we went to a pho place that squeakytina had highlighted on her FaceBook, called District One. Since they had pho with a whole lobster as well as pho with bone marrow, my wife and I had to try it, and Cliff joined us there again. Yummy! Follow that with dessert in the same strip mall at a place called Snow White and it's all Tina-themed!

On the Saturday night the two of us went to see a Cirque d'Soleil show (did I spell that right???) at the Bellagio called O, which was involves a pool onstage! I can honestly say that there hasn't been a Cirque show yet that I haven't enjoyed.

Sunday morning we had brunch at a cafe at the Paris casino/hotel, and then headed back home. It took forty minutes just to get out of the parking lot! There were traffic jams at several points, but we missed one by my wife's brilliant attention where we crossed a portion of desert to get from I-15 to I-40 to get into Barstow. It worked out quite well.

I had meant to take a couple of Netflix discs with me to the hotel that I thought my wife wouldn't have any interest in, so this weekend I tried to watch The Dungeon Masters, a documentary which was horrible and which I dumped maybe fifteen minutes into, and then I did watch another documentary called Reclaiming the Blade which talks about fighting styles of the sword and the resurgence of people's interest in the subject. Cool work.

And so into the week we go...
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