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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Vegas Vacation


There's nothing like an unplanned trip down to The City of Sin... except my experience wasn't filled with alcohol, strippers, and late night excursions.  Instead my trip revolved around sports cards, home cooked meals, and quality time with Mama and Papa Fuji.

You could call it the Vegas Vacation Trifecta.

#1.  My parents aren't getting any younger, so I try to spend as much time as I can with them.

#2.  I was in a dire need of a vacation.

#3.  There were cards that needed to be dropped off.  Plus I wanted to go through my collection and scan a few cards.


To top it off... I actually beat the odds and walked away with more money in my pockets.  Thank you Willy Wonka and Mr. and Mrs. Goldfish!


I figured some of the winnings would go towards taking my parents out to a nice dinner and paying for the trip.  I also decided to treat myself to a new PC addition, since there's a card shop a few miles from my parents' house.  It's a pretty nice shop with friendly employees and a great selection of wax products.  Unfortunately there wasn't anything I had to have, nor were there any bargains that caught my attention.

But that's okay... I found a few cards on COMC that I wanted.  Best of all... I finally had enough in my inventory to justify a shipment.  So Wes if you're reading this... after months and months of keeping you waiting... I'll finally be able to ship your package.


Don't worry contest winners.  I haven't forgotten about you.  By the time you're reading this post, I should have your packages in the mail.  There are also a few other packages going out to people as well.

There are only nine days left of summer vacation and I'm still haven't finished sorting all of those 5,000ct. boxes.  The good news is that I'm still finding a lot of cool cards.  Add those to the cards I just scanned at my parents' house and I should have plenty writing material for the next few months.

Happy Saturday and sayonara!

Wait.  I just realized there aren't any cards in this post.  Let's solve this problem with one of my favorite players off all-time who happens to be a Las Vegan:


Maddux might have been known for his time in Atlanta and Chicago, but I'll always appreciate the time he spent with my favorite team... the San Diego Padres.

16 comments:

  1. What a great time.# 1 and #2-I am with u on our parents-not getting younger and every visit is important. Gotta love the penny slots! Enjoy the last of your vacation before you have to head back.

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    1. My mom thinks it's crazy that I play those gimmick slots, but I was hooked by all of the interactive games. My favorites were The Walking Dead and Michael Jackson slots. Unfortunately, I lost big time on both of those machines.

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  2. Sounds like a fun trip. Nice that you get to see your folks, I'm sure they appreciate it too. Mine are gone now, and I miss them of course but I had a lot of good times with them while they were around.

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    1. It was pretty awesome. I'm trying to bank as many memories as I can... while I'm still able to.

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  3. Sounds like a great time..I still have my mom close by . Visit once or twice a week.

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    1. I WISH my parents were close by. However I'm sure I'd gain a lot of weight eating their home cooked meals.

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  4. The last time I was in Las Vegas a couple of years ago, I won enough money to buy my wife a necklace from Tiffany's and still get a good meal for myself at Mesa Grille. :-) I like Las Vegas. Great time, and always great to see parents and family.

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    1. Wow. That's awesome! The most I've ever walked away from Vegas is with maybe $300 to $400 extra in my pocket. Nothing close to a Tiffany's necklace.

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    2. Well, it was a reasonably priced for Tiffany's necklace (just a silver bean) so it didn't destroy my winnings and, at the same time, it made my wife very very happy.

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    3. What's the saying? Happy wife = happy life. Something like that.

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  5. Glad you got out to see your folks. Hope you enjoyed your vacation.

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    1. It was fun. Now I'm enjoying the rest of my summer break before I head back into the classroom.

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  6. A+ (and a smiley face too!) :) LOL

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  7. Sounds like a really great trip, Fuji. I agree with everyone else: it's awesome you get to visit *both* your parents!

    And having so many cards you have a collection in two homes in two states?! That's cardboard collecting inspiration, that is.

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    1. Lol... actually three homes, a classroom, and a storage unit. ;-)

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