I’m spending the last two weeks of the millennium* in America’s two remaining hotbeds of sin:
–I’m going to Vegas for a few days right before Christmas, thanks to an airfare voucher that was about to expire and $20/night rooms at the Barbary Coast. Three days of colon-defying buffets, complimentary gin and tonics, and card counting (although not at the BC; they’re historically paranoid and I’d hate to get barred where I’m staying).
–Then after a few days with the fam over Christmas, it’s off to the Big Easy for four days. We can’t decide if the French Quarter is going to be more or less crazy than during Mardi Gras, or about the same. Either way, I think the French Quarter is as cool a place to end the 1900’s as any.
What can I say? It’s been a rough semester. When a med student gets a couple of weeks off, he’s wise not to waste them. All I know is, should the world end on 01-01-00, I’m going to have a lot of 'splaining to do.
I mostly just wanted to gloat, to see if anyone had any suggestions for either of my destinations (I’m pretty familiar with Vegas, but less so with New Orleans), and see if anyone else had any big plans coming up.
- I know, I know. I don’t care.