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Jan. 1st, 2008 09:31 pm
mellicious: pink manicure (Las Vegas sign)
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I called work and left a message saying that it was very probable I won't be in tomorrow, unless I make a miraculous recovery. I still feel like crap. I suppose at some point I'll have to think about going to the doctor if I don't start getting better, but I'm gonna give it one more day, at least. I have no real reason to think it's more than just that same cold that Rob had a week ago - except that he was only really sick for one day, and I still feel terrible after four. I'm coughing and hacking, and I feel totally exhausted, which is the thing that's worrying me a bit. One of my co-workers was diagnosed with mononucleosis before Christmas - but his doctor said that it's actually not very contagious, and unless we'd actually been kissing him we shouldn't worry. Which of course I have not! But honestly, that's kinda what I feel like. And I've been home from Vegas for four days, so that shouldn't be it, and I have literally not been outside since then. I have been too tired. I haven't so much as been out on the patio. All I have done is sleep (quite a lot) and read, and goof around on the computer. I haven't even finished unpacking or thought seriously about taking down the holiday stuff or anything like that. Well, so anyway, we'll see. I felt less tired earlier in the day today, so maybe tomorrow I'll feel a little better too.

So I've been getting some of the pictures up, gradually.
Here's one:

Conservatory at the Bellagio

I was interested in the holiday decor they had up - some of it was very restrained (Caesar's) and some, not so much (the Bellagio, above).


I was making lists in my little notebook, so I'll share... for one thing, how many casinos we gambled at least a little bit in:
TI, Wynn, the Venetian, the Mirage, Paris, Planet Hollywood, MGM Grand, New York-New York, Excalibur, Monte Carlo, Bellagio and Caesar's

We didn't go in...
central Strip: Flamingo, Imperial Palace, Bally's, Harrah's (and some smaller ones)
south Strip: Tropicana, Luxor, Mandalay Bay
north Strip: Stratosphere, Circus Circus

How many places have the fake sky:
Venetian
Forum Shops (I guess they're the original one)
Miracle Mile Shops
and Paris! (how could I forget Paris!)

We wandered into the back of the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, looking for food, and found that last one – an unremodeled section, minarets and fake sky and all. I guess they figured it'd be too much trouble to redo it. And then plus those three, there's that whole fake town section of New York-New York, which is the same idea minus the sky. (I read someplace that there is also a fake Central Park somewhere in NYNY, but we never found that part.)

Also, I had the list of hotel prices that I was working from when I made my reservations (some of these came from hotel websites and some came from Travelocity or Orbitz, as I recall).
(This was for the dates we ended up going, December 25-28. The prices went way way up over this weekend.)
central strip hotels:
TI $109
Paris 130
Caesar's 140
Flamingo (unclear – either $130 or 80, which makes a lot of difference!)
Mirage 139
Venetian 200
Bellagio 259
Wynn 279

other:
MGM Grand 130
Stratosphere 59
Tropicana 90
NYNY 119
Palms 128
Hilton 66
Mandalay 140
Luxor 100
Hard Rock 119

(I've heard since that the Flamingo is having sort of a renaissance and has been remodeled so that it's really nice now, so now I'm sort of curious about which price was right! And it makes me a bit sorry that we didn't get in there to check it out.)

Date: 2008-01-02 04:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] platypus
I got mono without kissing anybody, or even knowing anybody who was diagnosed (bizarrely, two of my internet acquaintances got it around the same time, but I'm pretty sure it can't be transmitted via TCP packets). I was in college at the time, and the best theory my doctor had was that I got it from sharing keyboards at the computer lab where I worked. It seemed mostly like an ordinary cold, but with massive, intense, lingering tiredness. I wasn't extremely sick, but I was falling asleep every night by 8:30 or 9pm, no matter what. The exhaustion would just hit me by mid-evening, really abruptly, and I had no choice but to go to bed. I had a mild case, though, so mild that the doctor told me he was sure I really didn't have it. He actually kept asking me leading questions about depression, because I kept complaining about how lethargic I was and how disruptive it was becoming, and he just ran the mono test to cover all his bases. (I was like, "Um, I actually know when I'm depressed.") He was a bit sheepish when the test came back positive. Of course, the treatment for mono? Sleep when you feel like sleeping, and don't expect it to go away quickly. I hope you don't have it!

Date: 2008-01-02 07:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ursulahitler.livejournal.com
I had a KILLER case of mono that lasted for a year, but that's kind of the worse case scenario. For most people, it's more like a really annoying cold. And yeah, I got it without kissing anybody.

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