Subject: Mike's Recession Fest
2010 trip report
Recession Fest was for me was too short of a really
But an early riser flying in from the east with
the three hour time difference has a biological disadvantage.
ĎCause I got tired early. Nine oíclock
in Vegas midnight back home. If I do one of these again (and Iíd
Iím gonna acclimate my ass to Pacific time for
a week before going. Live and learn, eh?
Meeting up with people you donít know can be for
me at least, kinda scary. I deal with people all the time,
working in a grocery store at the full service
meat counter. We give people what they want wrapped in white
butcher paper. I say, ďMay I help you?Ē
maybe a hundred times a day. But these are relatively short interactions.
Vastly different than hanging out with people
youíve never met for who knows how long. But once I finally met you
and the gang, Bart, within a minute or two all
that anxiety disappeared, because it was all for nothing. What a
group of people. I was at ease, in
a good mood, already down sixty bucks playing the f-king slots, meeting
who all share a common bond.
And then I lost another fifty bucks, coming in
fourth, at the Monday afternoon sitínígo, one away from the money,
and still had a great time. And I laughed when
I saw myself in the mirror later - wearing my Bobby Orr No.4 shirt.
I laughed for about a minute. Later on with my
last $20 bill Iíd allotted myself to lose, I hit a poker machine that
cashed me out seventy bucks so I lost a hundred
and thirty instead of two hundred.
Pinball was awesome. I hope you have pix
to post of that place because it was like a treasure room of childhood
and youth memories. I love really old-style
pinball games. Will Cheesy Americana will someday be seen as fine
I hope so.
Up in your room, drinking some of godís Nectar,
The Chinaco, was like the whipped cream and cherry on the
chocolate sundae, man. I hadnít had any
in a couple of years or so. It was a happy time gathering up there.
How Ďbout Aruba next time? Or Jamaica?
I hope itís not too too long till the next fest,
I think Iím already looking forward to it.
Thank you for the work you do. Keep aí
Best to you and Mrs. Bart.
Mike from New Hampshire
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