so i’m in vegas now, for the first time, and it is a crazy place. i’m solo tripping it here for the wppi conference at the mgm grand. i entered the hotel and was greeted by a choir or singing slot machines, notes, pitches and sounds of all types. the scene is one of excited people exploring their options for exploration, bored people hoping for a win, smoking cigarettes while pushing the slot buttons like robots (they don’t even have to look at the screen to see if they win or not… they just push, and push, and push), and rowdy (or about to get rowdy) eagers that keep telling me that alcohol soothes the pain if you lose money – that’s why vegas is a win-win.
well, i was scared off by the noise and crowds. i don’t even know where to begin my adventure seeking. i’ve heard bon jovi is playing right in my hotel! tomorrow! i’m all in for bon jovi. i’ll be the little asian rocker in the back enjoying my old favorites while sipping on a scotch. wow. i guess vegas is pretty great. but back to my ramble of hotel room productivity. i managed to escape the chaos and hustle and bustle that i know exists downstairs from my little cosy hotel room and put in a good 8 hours of work today. with the hills of nevada decorated with shiny hotels like the mandalay bay in my window, i made a long, satisfying date with my computer today. it feels nice to be posted up somewhere new, and work on some old things. it’s like a traveling office, with a world of possibilities outside your door… or your door to your hotel room and a short elevator ride away. i don’t know what awaits downstairs for a skeptical little solo adventurer, but i guess it’s time to find out. with so many possibilities and choices i’ll stick to my favourite way of making decisions. close my eyes, open the book and plop my finger down… wherever i land, that’s what i’ll do. it’s kind of like gambling i guess… see, i’m in the vegas spirit already.
just a note… this is the first trip in a LONG time that i’ve come without a camera. a true “get lost and then found” adventure awaits, without my constant need to document everything… so i guess everything that happens in vegas really will stay in vegas for me. bring it on.