What a wonderful week it�s been. Las Vegas was fabulous. It�s funny, I wasn�t really looking forward to going since I had a lot of work to do and not much of a bankroll to work with. But I had an extremely relaxing time (logged major pool hours), lots of sun (the raccoon eyes are back), and finished up $370. My card counting skills have improved so much. Too bad I don�t have the bankroll I used to. On one hand my winning could be five times as much. On the other, I�d probably attract too much attention from the pit crew and would be asked to leave more casinos.
After Vegas I went to Los Angeles for a Sony party. It was pretty interesting. There were lots of celebrities around. Here are the ones I can remember: Hugh Hefner, Tara Reid, Jaime Pressley, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, David Spade, Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and Crispin Glover. There were plenty more, but I wasn�t really paying attention. Celeb watching, while amusing to an extent, doesn�t really interest me. The after-party was more fun. It was far more laid back, and more my style. Tara Reid couldn�t get in and she threw an enormous fit outside the hotel (the St. Regis in LA–I love that place). She�s not nearly as curvy as she looks in the movies, but her use of profanity is almost artistic.
The best part of LA was that I got to see three of my favorite (real) women in the universe. Actually, that was probably my favorite part of the week.
And now I�m home again�and I can�t wait to leave. It�s not that there are so many places I�d rather be; it just seems like I�d prefer to be anywhere but here. So much of my heart stays in New York and Los Angeles, and to a lesser extent Las Vegas. I have no idea what the hell Tony Bennett was singing about in, �I Left my Heart in San Francisco.� I�m not certain it was ever here.