Tuesday, March 29, 2005

It's gonna be a good day, Tater...

After the lightbulb went on for me at school yesterday, I was looking forward to another day of actual learning and applying my newly-gained knowledge, so I was up and out the door early today after a pretty good night's sleep.

Turns out that I had an hour to kill before class, so I decided to drive over to one of my favorite places in Vegas--the restaurant at the Ellis Island casino--and have one of their dirt-cheap monster omelettes. I figured it would be better to have the big meal in the morning instead of coming home at 7pm and fixing a frozen pizza or a lasagna or something.

Anyhow, while standing at the hostess station waiting for a table, I noticed their daily specials. And today was a great one--Steak, eggs, hashbrowns, toast for $3.95. Sold! I sat down, ordered a tall OJ and the steak & eggs special, and started studying while waiting for my food. Most people would make fun of a two-dollar steak, but I gotta tell you, for the $5.37 it cost me with juice and tax, it was the best steak I've had in a very long time. And whoever they had running the grill knew exactly what 'medium rare' and 'over easy' meant, so as far as bang for the buck goes, Ellis Island has another winner. (Don't get me started on their home-brewed rootbeer, or their chicken & ribs special for $6.95...)

It was a great start to another great day in Vegas. The sun was shining, it was in the mid-seventies with a slight breeze going, and the girl with the nice cleavage and the low-cut wardrobe in my class asked me to hang out with her sometime next week--we're gonna play hookey from school and go downtown, play three-dollar craps, and drink margaritas all day. Should be another fine day!


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