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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Preparing for the Storm Ahead

The next 9 days will be a test of both physical strength and mental character.  I'm not quite sure I'm up to the challenge.  I should have spent more time preparing.  I should have rested the entire month of May.  I should have hopped on the wagon weeks ago.  5 days of sobriety, clean eating and 5 mile runs is simply insufficient preparation for what's to come.  Should things go south, I'll have no one to blame but myself . . .

It begins tomorrow night, with an after work drive from D.C. to Philadelphia.  I'll be arriving late, grabbing dinner and a frosty beverage or two at last call at the hotel bar, before getting up at 4:30 am the next morning for the flight to Vegas.  Nothing like rolling into Paradise, Nevada, already sleep deprived.  The count is 0-1 before the bat ever comes off my shoulder.

I'll be at the MGM for 5 days.  5 days of too much sun.  5 days of too much booze.  5 days of too little sleep.  5 days of steaks and burgers, interrupted intermittently by a supply of sashimi, oysters and other raw creatures from the sea.  Gambling will prove the least of my concerns . . . the healthiest thing I do . . .  My bank roll can be replenished; the damage to my liver, however, could prove permanent.  Between us, lately, long weekends in AC -- even solitary nights out on the town -- have proven difficult events from which to recover.  I'm not sure I'm ready for a run of this proportion.

And, Wednesday night, when the Vegas bender comes to an end at 10:50 pm, and assuming I can coax the boarding agent to permit my access to the redeye given what will assuredly be an overly-intoxicated state, the real test may only just begin.  I'll fly 4 hours . . . have 3 hours of my life stolen from me . . . hopefully pass out for a spell . . . and land back in Philly at 6:30 am . . . presumably still drunk from the evening before.  I'll stall at the airport . . . eat . . . caffeinate . . .  get sober  . . . and then drive up the AC Expressway, arriving at my favorite Jersey shore town mid-morning. 

Three additional days of moral, physical and spiritual racketeering will ensue with a few partners in crime from up north.  More libations . . . continued sleep depravation  . . . more gambling . . . Mets baseball . . .  impure thoughts of David Wright . . . 

If all goes well, I'll return to the seat from which I currently write ten days from now.  Hopefully, no permanent damage will be done.  Optimally, a good time will be had.  True, I've done this sort of thing before.  But I was younger then . . . better physically prepared.  At some point, this type of debauchery will have to end.  But that time is not now. 

See you on the other side .  .  .       

-P3

11 comments:

  1. the definition of first world people problems. LOL.will u b seeing the PROTARD on this journey,counselor??? if it is too breezy mayb u can jog the strip? any mcdonalds trips planned?i hear the mcrib is back 4 a limited time.remember yr poker tourney. CONSUME MASS QUALITIES,BLACKOUT,GET ACES,WIN TOURNEY.also, check the hookers for adam's apple. KCCO.MOFO

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  2. I'm practically in tears...

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  3. eat a fried oreo/twinkie 4 me,counselor.

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  4. Very funny post. If your debauchery lands you in jail while in Vegas, give me a call and I'll see if I can scrape together bail.

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    1. Thanks Rob. Hopefully it will not come to that!

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    2. the latest odds on P3 landing in jail while in vegas are +2000.P3 drinking a miller lite -2000,eating a Mcrib sandwich at Mcds +2000.jogging the strip on a breezy day +1600,meeting a cougar and having random no strings sex +800,the over/under on eating a 4 star restuarant and the bill including tip being 150 dollars.(tip is based on 20% of the bill NOT i repeat the actual tip) under even over -120.what game/activity will P3 do first in a casino. VP -120,VBJ+130,live BJ -110,live poker(holdem,omaha,razz,u know what i mean biiiiiiiiitches)-110,slots+300,keno+1000,craps+300,order a 3th rate beer at rhythm with killer fight -500, or field -110.

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    3. eeeeeeeeeeeeeek. lot of typos. bartered some THC edibles 4 some labor today.Happy Friday MOFOs.

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    4. I love the new Colorado economy . . .

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    5. *Landing in jail -- will not happen (closest I ever came was a drunk and disorderly and a ride back to the hotel in the cruiser during a Penn State home game weekend).

      * Drinking a miller lite. Bet already cashed (at the hotel bar in philly)

      *eating McRib - better shot cashing arrest at -2000

      * jogging - will happen. Prop depends on breeze

      * Couger - if I'm honest . . . lay the juice . . .

      * dinner >$150 . . . lay the -120 . . . easy money

      * first casino bet . . . again, lay your salary on the $120. The odds makers blew this one. Should have been -1500.

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    6. LMAO.this just in. a new prop bet from the 420 sportsbook.com . which will b higher at the end of P3s vegas trip. TBC sockroll or the total amount of money P3 spends/donks on food,drink,whores(joking),and poker tourney entry fees.both r -110. KCCO counselor

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  5. Poker is a card game that has been in play for ages. Some believe poker is a descendent of the game of ‘As Nas’ which is supposed to have been played in the Persian region many centuries ago.

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