Sorry for being Missing In Action but I’m hoping this update brings your eyes back to the blog.
For some reason, jet lag hits me hard even on a trip to Vegas. My sleep patterns become sporadic and I get out of the blogging zone.
If you recall, on day 1 I shot out to an early lead, only to be followed by the death of variance — since then, I’ve been riding the blackjack roller coaster, but have been able to actually enjoy the ride rather than merely screaming my head off.
Wednesday started off great with a first hand blackjack…however, I would then lose or push the every hand for the rest of that 2d shuffle plus the next 2d shuffle – I was quickly down another 1200, bringing the trip to -5k
Rather than clear my head by taking a walk, I climbed right back up in the blackjack horse and proceeded to play
Magically, variance reappeared and I won the 1200 back in half of a 6d shoe
It was then I took a break for some breakfast and caffeine
Hand of the shoe honors went to two hands actually: two blackjacks in a row with 200 and 300 up respectively
Jet lag hit and I ended up taking a 2 hour nap in the afternoon followed by just relaxing. I got ready and head back for more blackjack, only down 3800 at that point
Sat down to play with an Asian lady who I had played with and fought the good fight with over the past day and a half and we both battled hard (she was more of an instinct player and was inconsistent with her variations from basic strategy but I didn’t mind) – after about an hour of play we had both regained 1k each towards our respective losses
At that point I took a dinner break:
Amazing filet mignon cooked medium with a side of potatoes roasted in duck fat. Despite my cholesterol now being 1million, I opted in for a dessert of vanilla ice cream wrapped inside toasted pecans – pure decadence.
Not wanting to sit down and lapse into a food coma, I wandered out onto Fremont Street:
then found my way to a lounge chair by the pool
before sitting back down to a nice 2d game wherein, over the course of 45 minutes, regained another 2400
By the end of the evening, I was only down 1400 for the trip and decided to celebrate: