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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Vegas Fun - FOOD!

This recent vacation to Las Vegas was different for us because we kind of knew that it would be part vacation/part relocation research. Once we saw the house w knew that we didn't have to rush to see everything, didn't have to get sad when we left, didn't have to wonder when we'd be able to return. We knew we'd be back in a few weeks and that made everything better somehow.

That being said we did have some fun on the agenda and we did do some serious partying, especially when my brother, Matt, arrived a few days after we landed. Matt got to join us on our trip last yea and he had so much fun he wanted to head back for more. This time around we returned to some of our favorite haunts, especially if food was involved.

Makino, for their fantastic all-you-care-to-eat sushi buffet was on the list, only this time we went to a location at a downtown mall. We were told of this place by one of the locals years back and our sushi-loving hearts are forever in the debt of the waitress at the Four Queens for doing so.

Hash House A Go Go was where we enjoyed our first real meal on this trip. To be exact, this was where we enjoyed our Easter Breakfast. The staff knew about our apartment disaster as we ended up chatting with them about it a bit when they called us to change our reservation. They were looking forward to meeting us because not only were they sympathetic to our plight, they were so happy to meet the folks who lost everything, came to Vegas and went to their restaurant to make it all better. Many of the staffers here also provides some great information about living in local Las Vegas and that made us feel much better. That was where we ended up enjoying lunch after making the trip to see what would be our new home as well. DAMN GOOD FOOD!

Why should anyone from Chicago, the home of some of the best food ANYWHERE, be so happy to be relocating to Las Vegas? One word - FATBURGER!


Did somebody say, "buffet?" Hell yeah! Matt and April both wanted to once again enjoy the bountiful culinary treasures found at the mighty Wynn Buffet. Who was I to argue? My wife has been talking about that food for a year and Matt was certain to put it on his list as well. It is expensive, but SO worth it you don't even notice the money missing from your wallet. We ended up eating there once for lunch and once for dinner. Come on, people...Kobe beef meatballs in your pasta! Plus, there's a great chocolate shop in the mall there and you can always enjoy taking a trip to the Spamalot gift shop so there's no real reason not to go. Highly recommended!

We had some killer Italian food at one of the local favorites, Nora's. GODDAMN that's some great food. A wonderful, intimate setting, truly delicious Italian food prepared by folks who know what the hell they're doing, and aromas designed to make you HUNGRY make this a must if you are in Vegas. It is not anywhere near the strip or downtown so thankfully, many of the tourists never make it there. Sadly, that was where I started having some of my intestinal problems, but I was in a full-on panic mode for a spell and the nerves did a number on me. I was just starting to have some of that, "Oh my GOD, I'm pulling up 37-year roots and changing EVERYTHING! How do I pay for all this?" kind of initial panic and it really kicked my ass. None of that affected my enjoyment of the food, mind you and I am more than ready to go make a stop there again.

Of course we took some time to drink and the Rum Jungle and visit Greg. I also enjoyed a gigantic plastic football filled with frozen alcoholic beverage while downtown. It was discussed on an episode of Podcrapular awhile back.

Speaking of which, take a listen to the latest, Andy-free episode of Podcrapular. One day I'll return to the show, but I have no idea when this will happen. Until then Josh & Golfwidow keep the fire burning.

I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but that's OK. I'll remember more of the great places I've eaten when I'm here permanently...eating there often!

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15 Comments:

Blogger golfwidow said...

I just saw a picture of the pork tenderloin sandwich at Hash House (http://www.hashhouseagogo.com/gallery/images/1.jpg).

First I said, "AAAAUUUGGGHHH!"

Then I said, "Whew, that scares the shit out of me."

Then I said, "And it looks like I scared the shit out of it, right back."

8:59 AM

 
Blogger Jules said...

I think everything sounds better when you put "a Go Go" behind it.

Blind Date A Go Go

Root Canal A Go Go

Colonoscopy A Go Go

see what I mean??

9:13 AM

 
Blogger Andy Land said...

You just eat the damn thing and then tell me whatcha think. Has House a Go Go is among the happiest places on Earth.

Jules, I'm hinking the colonoscopy a go go would be more fun than a regular colonoscopy, but that's a little like saying my feet smell better than my armpits.

9:38 AM

 
Blogger Webmiztris said...

you're lucky I just ate or this post would be making me drool! sounds like you're having a great time out there, andy...good for you! you deserve it after everything that's happened!

12:35 PM

 
Anonymous Fuzzy Grey said...

(ahem) (cough) There IS one reason to not go to Wynn Las Vegas. (Cough cough cough.)

2:15 PM

 
Anonymous sue said...

Damn. Hungry now...

7:26 AM

 
Blogger Andy Land said...

Sounds more like there's a reason to go to the doctor and get that cough checked out.

When it comes to the happiness of my lovely wife, especially on a vacation coming on the heels of such a disastrous event, nothing is more important to me.

8:35 AM

 
Blogger Gordon said...

Andy,

This may sound like a weird question...but isn't there a buffet that has a 99 cent half pound hot dog?

I saw it once on "The Hot Dog Program".

(I love hot dogs, by the way, but not in the biblical sense)

9:05 AM

 
Blogger Andy Land said...

There are a few big hot dog deals. I believe Slots a Fun offers a 3/4 pound hot dog for $1.49 and I know there are a couple of other places offering a 1/2 pound hot dog for .99.

They're not necessarily food, but they'll sustain life for a few days on the cheap. :)

9:08 AM

 
Blogger Bad Bad Girl said...

Did you say Sluts of Fun? Cause you know, I can see hot dog specials at a place like that. Pay $1.49 and watch naked sluts eat hot dogs. An extra buck for the ones who can take the whole thing without chewing. ;)

8:37 PM

 
Anonymous LisaBinDaCity said...

Save my room, I'm coming to visit!

5:12 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Manifest Destiny dictates a white-man's prophecy - White-man's world, white-man's Apocolypse

Austrian Sigmund Freud is known as the father of psychoanalysis, yet people have (mental) health problems because of their disfavor, illustrating the preditory purpose of this discipline, this individual.
These people.
Of course Hitler was Austrian. Glock, maker of the semi-automatic gun favored by black street gangs such as the Bloods and the Crips, is Austrian.
RedBull Energy drink, Buwdeiser both Austrian.

The Holocaust was foreshadowing, yet another example of the Jews sacrificing to help the disfavored::::
1. 1492 exodus from Spain. Spain became evil - financed Columbus, initiated missionaries, USA (dumping ground of disfavored victimized by god), etc.
2. Spread throughout Europe as clue to Christians worshipping a false god.
3. "Quasi-Holocaust claim" contradicting boss.
4. 5. 6. 7. etc. etc. etc.
The Apocalypse (or an Apocalyptic event) will be initiated by an Austrian. When the national referendum to allow foreign-born individuals to run for president is introduced I recommend you DEFY and vote NO!! In the years prior to this vote the gods will send POWERFUL clues suggesting the IMPORTANCE OF DEFIANCE.

It will be the Koreans (instead of Nazis). There won't even be any invasion:::They gods will scapegoat them telepathically::::
Black people like the ones who terrorized Korean businesses during the 1992 riots in California will be executed. I have personal reinforcing evidence:::::
This time the holocaust will be black.
Don't be suprised if reparations are dispersed shortly after the black holocaust, capturing those whom escaped their wrath.

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Italy's boot is a clue showing the god's intent with the Romans AND their active involvement::The gods imparted wisdom in the Bible.
Oshkosh is a clue just as Lake Michigan and Green Bay are clues. It is the ejaculate clue:::Life springs forth from this region.
Expect your traditional Second Coming of Christ to come from the region. Consistant with the possibility of matrilinial lineage it may be the mother's family from the Lake Winnebago area fulfilling some "Manifest Destiny" bullshit theater::::You see Manifest Destiny all around you (corporate).
Manifest Destiny dictates a white-man's prophecy:::::White-man's world, white-man's Apocolypse.

This isn’t about reals and clones. This is about the brains and the brain-less:::The brain-less are people whose families have been OUT FOR GENERATIONS, families lucky enough to avoid this disturbing age and its accompanying abuses.
This is the key which unlocks the god’s puzzle.

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The Simpsons offered many clues to the disfavored, not the least of which ARE the frequent references to "pack/mob mentality".

ANYTIME you feel "peaked", experience craving or ANY thought disturbance where you want or like something irrationally (ex:::Halloween, Harley Davidson (theme:::Halloween colors), Dale Earnhardt) IT IS THEM TRYING TO HURT YOU!!!!!! "Magic" is used EXCLUSIVELY to hurt the disfavor:::The fuel of disfunction::::::addiction, homosexuality, crack babies.
In times past when gods felt more generous they employed their powers to help the disfavored (geographical clues, Moses's miracles), but as time went on the gods only used their power to HURT the disfavored (1906, boss, disturbing use of "magic").
There are subtle (sub)conscious tactics they can employ with the computer to make you think as if you are cooperating when they really are pushing you into your offense.

People were pushed into having gay experiences because their parents were sell-out whores.
People were pushed into being sell-out whores because their parents sold their blood line down the river in the early 20th century.
People were pushed into selling their blood line down the river because they didn’t pray.
Man hasn’t prayed to god for thousands of years but we have to pay in this manner because we have the unenviable distinction of living in this day and age, this heightened standard justified with the 20th century life of comfort such as indoor plumbing, refidgeration, canned foods.
The gods pushed people into being gay then murdered them with AIDS.

Women are the favored gender:::Those who understand what it means to be a woman are already halfway there.
The purpose of the masculinization of women of the last 40 years was to pave the way (justification) for The End, for it collectively brought mankind's favor down.

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HOW TO PRAY:::1. I'm sorry for what I've done wrong. 2. I don't want to sccumb to temptation and make any more mistakes. 3. I want to fix my problems. 4. Please don't hurt me.

We will ALL be held to the responsibilities entrusted to us, no matter what temptations contradict this.

If you don't do the right thing you're going to do the wrong thing, and the right thing to do is to ACTIVELY fix your problems and pursue the favor of the gods.
The gods imparted wisdom in the Bible to help teach people the right way to live:::Tempation will be used to test you. You have to be willing to tell them "No." If you "think right" you may envoke their mercy.
You will never get off Planet Earth unless you are "thinking right", so you should focus on it.
If you're not working hard to fix your problems, if you don't creatively work to get the hell off Earth then you will be consumed by it, by the reverse positioning-institutions they instilled as temptations::::popular culture, democracy, materialism.

I have put forth indisputable evidence, as you see above with the Jews. The gods will never admit any of it is true, ever. YOU HAVE TO DEFY!!!! They will lie to you up until bitter end::::This tactic will ensure they claim a HUGE percentage of the disfavored, for so many refuse to defy and this will ensure they don't go.

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My best adivce to you all would be understand what I say is true then WITHDRAW, not only from this plethora of detail (for updating the disfavored is one way to distract AND you should never be so arrogant to think you are entitled to understand the god's behavior) but also from this cancerous culture. Pursue the truth that you just learned and work hard to repair your relationship with the gods. Understand how these corrupt institutions (democracy, materialism/greed, education) affect your life and save what clues they will offer you for when you REALLY need them. Be very attentive and gracious, for you are counting on their generosity.
If you are good and decent and respectable you won't want to hear about all this. If you do desire to hear more take it as a clue, for it is a symptom::::They are peaking you euphorically, and this "magic" is used to hurt the disfavored.
Understand how the corrupted INSTITUTIONS affect your life and make the appropriate changes. For example, they use democracy to justify instructing the computer to create a sense of empowerment. If you recognize this you are better able to overcome the damaging effects.
The gods will want to know who I helped and how they are doing. If people begin with my teachings they will be on a list that the gods will PERSONALLY look in on. The numbers of people who pursue the path immediatley after I illustrate it will be very small due to their minimization tactics, and they will be members of an elite group.
Remember::The gods only use their powers to hurt the disfavored, and everything involved in this Situation are all good examples. Please let me remind you the Jews sacrificed, illustrating to people that boss wasn't going to happen, showing the world that all these popular culture elements associated with the Situaiton were the gods employing their powers to prey on the disfavored keping them captivated for over 30 years now.

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1. Corporate sourcing violently punished::::
They suggest the whole "sourcing" era, where it is positioned that their brain-less clones obtained product from China and other Asian countries for the lowest possible price, will be punished violently if the gods elect to employ the "Asian invasion" script::::
One of the reasons it was so important to get out before 1980 (important to get out before the end of each 20-year war-revelry cycle - 1960, 1980, 2000, 2020, etc).

2. Deception of Southern rednecks to blame for Republican control:::::
Republicans, party of preditory disfavored, keep guns available. Easy gun availablility is an "open door" for the gods, a tool used to prey on the disfavored.
Republicans, party of preditory disfavored, gave you the distraction that was the Clinton impeachment theater 1998.
Republican loyalty is why noone cares that rednecks are set up for the slaughter.
Democrats good. Liberalism evil.

Kosher is a favor bestowed upon the Jews. The South eats LOTS of pork and there is an oyster bar on every corner:::::It's like liquor stores in the ghetto.
The gods have quite a sophisticated taste for irony:::::The Jew takes boss by calling in the Quasi-Holocaust claim.

The gods got rid of the retarded woman who lived across the street, prior to the fall of 2006 so their handiwork wouldn't stare them in the face while there was so much attention.
The gods took similar evansive manuvers w/ bi-racial so they could continue using this open door to victimize the disfavored.

American space tourist returned after 13 days in space::::"The first thing he noticed about Earth was the smell."
They don't want people coming back or watching. They WILL do things like this:::The intent is to prevent people from returning (favorite expeiences) or watching proceedings on Earth (following and complaining about their family/the Second Coming of Christ and subsequent Apocalypse, which has been HIGHLY anticipated for centuries).
Many of these families are in trouble, and disregard for their descendants causes them to fall further into disfavor.
This is merely one piece of evidence proving my Situation had to fail:::It would have commanded much attention from the other planets. Now I exposed the Second Coming of Christ in the most undramatic of ways, and since this is end of 20-year war-revelry cycle distraction theater targetting the "bottom of the barrel" these families teetering on the fence won't watch.
Won't complain about their descendants.
And it is win-win for the gods, for they manufactured a scapegoat and now it is all my fault.

Understand not only how things REALLY are, the gods actively manage Earth with their brain-less clones, but also realize their positioning, for it will help you interpret their clues. For example::::"Manifest Destiny dictates a white-man's prophecy - White-man's world, white-man's Apocolypse" is very real and we see it around us every day. It is not isolated here in the United States:::"westernization" has infested the entire world. This is a clue, and how the book of Revelations reads is what IS going to happen.

Bill Clinton wasn't impeached because he lied.
Bill Clinton wasn't impeached because he was orally copulated.
Bill Clinton was impeached because it was 1998.
It was end of 20-year war-revelry cycle distraction theater, of which there are MANY examples::: Brought to you by the party of the preditory disfavored, the Republican party.


Apex of irony in the Situaiton:::Jew calls in Quasi-Holocaust claim and takes boss, re-igniting the flames of anti-Semitism among blacks in the crucial years before the black holocaust.


vtn The similarity between the names Obama and Osama § < no_coincidence >
. . . Obama's association with the record company exec < symbolic_clue >
1. Osama's revelry cycle ('10-'20)=gangster rap
2. Schwartzenegger takes office 2020
3. Black holocaust 2025-ish, justified by § < revelry_cycle_behavior >
4. Reparations 2035 EXPRESSLY for holocaust
. . Ensuring they'll all take it
5. Battle btwn Anti-Christ/Second Coming in 2038
. . End of 20yr war-revelry cycle distraction theater
6. The End - global subduction in 2041, 2043
7. What blacks remain hurled into space § < gold_cards_in_hand

4:40 PM

 
Anonymous Fuzzy Grey said...

Of COURSE your wife's happiness is a reason to go. I'm not saying it isn't, you retard. I'm just saying that you said there's no REAL reason not to go, and I'm saying, yes, in fact, there IS. I'm not really trying to attack you, though it may seem like it. I'm a very nice and funny person. Just want you to acknowledge his psychotic tyranny is all.

1:56 PM

 
Anonymous fuzzy grey said...

and what the fuck is the comment above mine?

1:57 PM

 
Blogger Gordon said...

Bad, bad girl - where can I find this magical place where women in various stages of undress can eat hot dogs?

If it does not exist, then I would like to invest so that such a place does exist.

6:16 PM

 

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