Friday, December 17, 2010

Busy pre holiday week

It’s been a busy week here. We have had a three day conference at work – after a year searching I finally found a job with a firm that processes credit cards. It’s not very big, just five programmers here and another three scattered across the country. My boss had all the technical and program managers come here for a few days just to get everyone together and review plans from a higher level. Mainly it was sitting in the conference room with fifteen people trying to stay awake during the presentations, but it did take up a lot of time, along with the after work social activities that were scheduled. Two of the kids, along with granddaughter E, are coming out on Sunday to stay for the holidays, so that has involved house cleaning and preparation. Tomorrow will be cookie baking day, with quite a few dozen being produced.
Around town the Cosmopolitan resort opened a few days ago. It looks rather impressive, squeezed between the Bellagio and the new City Center. The price of City Center was around $8,000,000,000 covering an area five times the size of Cosmo, but Cosmo cost is about $3,900,000,000 so for the price per foot it should be fancy. We’ll probably go down next week with the group to see what it looks like, catch the Bellagio Christmas display in their conservatory, and hit City Center again (they are all side by side). To get in the mood, here’s one of the floors in Aria

It’s a modern structure, no carpets, lots of slots, and really fancy floors.
And since I haven’t posted videos in a while, let’s see if this one stays up (they keep getting taken away). From Rocky Horror: oh, Tim Curry.


Will said...

We saw the premier stage production of The Rocky Horror Show when we lived in LA. It was at The Roxy in 1974 ... Curry strutting on a stage runway and we were maybe 20 feet away ... it was an incredible performance (and experience)!

Virginia Gal said...

I can't wait for your posted pic's of the Bellagio gardens - what have they done for this year's holidays??

ps - congrad's on the job!

Don said...

You keep inspiring me to visit - it feels like there are more casinos than days in the year! Happily we are going to hang out here for quite a while. Thanks for the recommendations.

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