Tagged: Las Vegas

Good morning 2012. Here’s my AWESOME life so far. #NewYearsDay 0

Good morning 2012. Here’s my AWESOME life so far. #NewYearsDay

While watching the ball drop in Times Square last night, I got to thinking about the time Shannon and I went to see that happen in person years ago.  This got me thinking about the remarkable life I’ve somehow lead over the past [insert obscure number to make my age...

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My wife’s @HardRock Cafe Teddy Bear collection (with pics!)

Last Monday I wrote a post about the spoils from my travels over the past few years: my Starbucks mug collection.  Today, though, is the collection in our house over ten years in the making… Shannon’s Hard Rock Cafe Teddy Bear collection. Atlanta, Georgia Atlantic City, New Jersey Baltimore, Maryland Biloxi,...

I drink a lot of coffee and (as a result) I have a large collection of @Starbucks Global Icon Mugs (with pics!) 1

I drink a lot of coffee and (as a result) I have a large collection of @Starbucks Global Icon Mugs (with pics!)

Going to conventions around the U.S. is time consuming, but I get to meet a lot of great people and eat some pretty intense meals (Man v. Food, baby!)  One thing that stays consistent, though, is my caffeine addiction – and the insane number of Starbucks locations in major cities....

The Vegas Vacation Part VIII: Pawn Stars! 0

The Vegas Vacation Part VIII: Pawn Stars!

For those of you that haven’t heard of it, Pawn Stars is a popular cable TV show on the History Channel about the goings on at the “World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop” in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The show’s popularity is based, in part, on the unusual things that...

The Vegas Vacation Part VII: Peepshow starring Holly Madison 1

The Vegas Vacation Part VII: Peepshow starring Holly Madison

The short version: We saw Holly Madison’s real fake boobies. That sentence, as strange as it reads, is correct. The longer version: I am not a big gambler, so when I go to Las Vegas it is usually to enjoy the resorts, eat the food and see the shows. Since...

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Hot N Juicy Crawfish in Las Vegas, Nevada…

(aka The Vegas Vacation Part V) Previous Man v. Food locations I’ve taken the time to visit: The NASCAR Cafe in Las Vegas, Nevada Shula’s Steak House in Miami, Florida Gladys Knight And Ron Winans’ Chicken And Waffles in Atlanta, Georgia The Jack-N-Grill in Denver, Colorado The Buckhorn Exhange in Denver,...

The Vegas Vacation Part IV: The Beatles LOVE 5

The Vegas Vacation Part IV: The Beatles LOVE

FUN FACT: I lived in Orlando for almost a decade and never once went to see the Cirque Du Soleil – La Nouba show at Downtown Disney.  I always meant to, but since it was always there I assumed I would just “get around to it” at some point.  Getting...

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The NASCAR Cafe in Las Vegas, Nevada…

(aka The Vegas Vacation Part III) Previous Man v. Food locations I’ve been to: Shula’s Steak House in Miami, Florida The Vortex in Atlanta, Georgia The Buckhorn Exhange in Denver, Colorado The Jack-N-Grill in Denver, Colorado Gladys Knight And Ron Winans’ Chicken And Waffles in Atlanta, Georgia What the hell was...

The Vegas Vacation Part II: The Luxor, Starbucks and The Strip 3

The Vegas Vacation Part II: The Luxor, Starbucks and The Strip

You should note that the shoes I’m wearing in this photo are my “lucky Converse.”  This has nothing to do with gambling and everything to do with almost dying on mountain ledges and canyons.  But I digress… LAS VEGAS.  A town so iconic that they have a parking lot set...

The Vegas Vacation Part I: NeonCon & The Tropicana 2

The Vegas Vacation Part I: NeonCon & The Tropicana

So how did I wind up in Vegas?  I’ll make this part straight to the point: Wasabi Anime appeared at Gen Con this year. Instead of a Wasabi Anime table in the dealers room, we opted to let the Mint Chocolate Chippies promote during the convention. Gamers, it seems, love...

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Thanksgiving, Hiking Recovery, and the recent Blank Blogness

Good morning! As I write this, I have just finished catching up on reading all the articles that accumulated on my Google Reader.  I didn’t have much idle time while in Las Vegas for reading, so it got pretty backed up.  Fun fact: Google Reader stops counting at one thousand...

Las Vegas is ALSO a Small World after all! 2

Las Vegas is ALSO a Small World after all!

Good morning. (It’s still morning here… though, in Vegas, you can never be sure.) We’re working on our plan for the day in Vegas.  Today is our last day spent on the strip before driving over to the Grand Canyon for a couple of days so we’re looking to do...

So I watched the movie Swingers on my flight to Vegas tonight… 0

So I watched the movie Swingers on my flight to Vegas tonight…

It’s strange, but I seem to have inadvertantly started a personal tradition.  The first time I flew to Las Vegas a few years ago I killed time on the flight by watching a movie about Vegas: Ocean’s 13.  It wasn’t the greatest film, but it certainly wasn’t the worst. The...