Had a wonderful time in Vegas. I flew in Friday evening, and met up with the Marquis, Crest, and PetDander. I spent Friday night through early Saturday morning playing a 10-hour session of drunken poker with PetDander. The games were extremely soft, and so we both ran over the tables. We played sober poker on Saturday afternoon, and made a few more bucks. On Saturday night, we played a profitable session at the new Wynn hotel. Then, I decided to give back a little over half of my poker winnings playing some negative expectation games including Blackjack (no counting), Caribbean Stud, and Roulette.
Also, while in Vegas, I caught part of the National Spelling Bee on TV. That was really some ridiculous stuff I saw. The words were ridiculous, but even more ridiculous was that these kids were actually able to make use of the etymologies and figure out their proper spellings. Seriously weird words. I looked a few of them up and many of them only show up in unabridged dictionaries.
Anyway, I caught one of the first flights out of Vegas on Monday morning. I then proceeded on to work, where I was reasonably productive. Then I crashed hard when I got home. Today was a much better day for both me and the market, although EBAY is down about a buck from my poor entry. The rest of the market moved pretty solidly today after oil prices backed down a bit and consumer confidence had a strong showing. Constellation Brands (STZ) is going to join the S&P500, which is pretty awesome. Not too much else to report.