Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rude Awakening

Weird stuff seems to happen on my birthday. My last post featured one such incident (see here).  And in that post I referenced almost getting arrested on my birthday a few years ago (see here).

Today, as I post this, is my actual birthday. And as usual, I am celebrating it in Vegas. And as usual lately, I attended (last night) one of those crazy BSC dealers games to celebrate it, hosted by my pal Mike, who's birthday was yesterday (see here).

That was a fun time to be sure, and I will need time to write the 50,000 word post that the event deserves, so stay tuned.  This post here is about the way my birthday--the actual day--got started this morning.

As usual lately, I am staying in one of those hotel/motels that has a full kitchen, off the strip. Much cheaper for me to prepare my own breakfast and lunch (and sometimes dinner) than go out for all my meals while I'm in town.  And the rate is reasonable, especially for the usually overpriced weekends.

So I got to bed fairly late last night and was in the middle of a very sound sleep. when I was jarred from my bed by the sound of the smoke-detector in my room blasting away.  WTF?  It was about 5:15 AM!

I got up and checked around and saw no smoke, smelled no smoke and didn't see any fire either.  I assumed since it was the smoke-detector--at least that's what I thought it was--and not a fire alarm, it was just my room.  But as I became more and more awake, I began hearing people in the hallways leaving their rooms and talking.

So I had no choice but to throw on some clothes and get out of the room, and we all were exiting the building.  The alarm was building-wide.  Someone said that at the end of the hall, there was smoke coming from one of the guest rooms like nobody's business.

We waited outside for a bit and heard the fire engines coming and pulling in.  Oddly, there were some people still in the lobby so I went in.  

Apparently there was no actual fire.  A woman had been cooking something on her stove and fell asleep.  The fire department dealt with it and then put some huge fans around to clear the smoke.  Within a half hour, we were back in our rooms.

Of course, it was now 5:40 AM and I was wide awake.  I was just about to give up on trying to get any more sleep when, the next thing I knew, it was 10:00 AM.  So much for getting much done on this birthday.

Of course, as I had rushed to exit the building, it had suddenly dawned on me that this was my actual birthday, and this was how it was starting out!  This event would join my own personal birthday lore.  First a casino-robbery.  Then a near-arrest.  Now a early morning fire alarm.

Crazy things happen to me on my birthday!

Anyway, that's all.  I'm going to put some pics below that I like, because, hey, it's my damn birthday, right?  These are gifts to myself, because I was shaken from my sleep at 5AM this morning and I deserve it.

The first two pics were tweeted to me by my pal Judy, who apparently thinks I'm obsessed with bosoms.  I suppose she may have gotten that idea when I posted a pic of her cleavage on my blog (see here).  But I remind you that she and her cleavage-mates demanded that I take and post that picture.

Thanks, Judy!


















22 comments:

  1. Happy birthday May all your JJ and KK hands hold up on your special day.

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    1. Thanks, DreamCatcher. A great birthday gift would be not to have dreaded pocket Kings cracked!

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  2. You're in Las Vegas, and it's your birthday - go play!!! NOW..., GO!!! ;)

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    1. You make a compelling case, Coach......

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  3. BOOBIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! u r forgiven,sir. happy birthday.does denny's still do free food on yr b-day?

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    1. Thanks, anger, I knew you would appreciate this one.

      Dunno about Denny's but I don't feel like eating at Denny's is a great way to celebrate....even for free.

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    2. i googled free stuff and here r some choices if they r not to lo brow. firehouse subs free medium sub,dairy queen get a free blizzard if use there fan club,baskin robbins and ben and jerrys free ice cream SHOCKING just sign up with their fan club bs. same with del taco u get a milkshake and 2 free tacos just 4 signing up. TBC will give u free lesson on VBJ and VP too

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    3. UNO chicago pizza free meal sign up 4 their fan club bs too.and IHOP if IHOP isnt slumming.

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    4. Not a snob, I enjoy a lot of food at places "lower" than Denny;s, just not a fan of their food.

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    5. Thanks for all the suggestions, anger. Boy if I had known this when I was awakened at 5AM this morning I could have spent the whole day eating myself sick for free!

      Now....if only I could find a hooker tonite who has a birthday special of a free........

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  4. MOTORBOATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Yes. Fun for the whole family.....

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  5. You have the same link both times in your opening paragraph - the link to where you were almost arrested.
    And thanks for the fun pix!

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    1. Thanks, Jon.....I've corrected the error.

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  6. whew ... this indeed sounds just like you! At least you are consistent. BUT .... I have to say that while I was reading this post all I could think of is it could have been a very different scenario, that is, a scantily clad teeny bopper with very large boobies had to run out of her room as well and you were stuck waiting it out together ..... oh, and while we are fantasizing, you had to comfort her because she was scared of the fire. ;)

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    1. Yes, next time I'm in a fire drill at a Vegas hotel, let me be staying at the Hard Rock!

      As it was, there WERE scantily clad women, and disgustingly so. A few women who had seen even more birthdays than I have were wearing bathrobes (and apparently nothing but bathrobes).

      It was not a pretty sight.

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  7. TY TY ROB. i have just been signing up 4 all kinds of free sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit that i can get 4 by B-DAY.looking up medical MJ shops hoping they have like a free 1/8 of an oz. 4 birthdays and strip clubs with free lapdances and such. TY TY

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    1. Just one more service we provide at Rob's Vegas & Poker blog.

      It's value-added.

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  8. Enjoy your Birthday in Vegas. My Birthday is today April 24 so great men like ourselves must think alike. I am trying to win a satellite to WSOP this year so I can get back to Vegas. Happy Birthday Rob.

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    1. Well Happy Birthday right back at ya, Ed. Good luck hitting that WSOP satellite!

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