I didn't gamble much, so I didn't really win anything... but the good news about that is that I didn't lose any money either. *grin* What was really cool is that our hotel room got comped, so I didn't owe a cent for spending three nights in the Mirage! It sure was at a great location, too. I got pictures with my digital camera... I'll have to download those, then upload 'em to my Web server and link 'em when I get the chance. They'll probably be in my next post, unless I decide to edit this one to add them or something.
Damn, I'm hungry... I feel like I did last night after my very first swing/salsa lesson. This really cool guy who I met at a local bar/lounge (awesome place called the Fourth Street Tavern... there's live music there every night) offered to teach me and some other people, so I took him up on it. It's kind of ironic when a person realizes how easy it is to dance freestyle... it's completely different to learn steps to a dance. In a way, it's kind'a like first learning how to play DDR... but much more difficult for a ton of reasons. Leading a partner alone takes a completely different level of focus... but couple that with quick rhythmic (and very specific) steps, and you've got quite a challenge on your hands.
Hmmm... I should go into the oddities of Vegas more when I post those pictures of Caesar's Palace and other various stuffage on the strip. Such a different world... there are no laws against open containers so you can drink anywhere you want and even take it with you, smoking cigarettes inside restaurants... I dunno, it's just so different. I still get amazed thinking about it, even though it wasn't my first time there. I feel like I'd enjoy living there, but I know better than to actually do such a thing. There are better places to move, anyhow... I'd rather move to New York, but of course I have my reasons for that. ;)
I'll have to post some of those DDR songs I've recently become obsessed with soon. I absolutely adore dancing to Vincent de Moor's remix of Ghosts, the Perfect Sphere remix of So Deep in DDR MAX, and DJ AC-DC's cover of the Never Ending Story theme. I had just recently watched that movie again, a couple weeks before I headed to Vegas... so I was determined to figure out how to pass it. I finally did, along with Ghosts, towards the end of my trip. I also played Era for a while until I figured it out, too. So Deep sort'a came naturally after I had worked on those. Woot, I can pass most any 6-step difficulty song now! I feel so special!! *lol* Ah well, I still suck... but just you wait, I'll be passing 8s some day! :)