Sorcerer please cast forever love spell for me
- Jul 16, 2007
Of COURSE I took your "poking me" in jest. That's one of the things I've always enjoyed the most about our conversations! I used to tell the guys at work 2 things - First - I KNOW if you don't LIKE me, you won't BUST me, you'll just IGNORE me. Sometimes they liked me a little TOO much, me thinks. Secondly - My ego is NOT that big, and my feelings are NOT that small. So - it's all good, and I always figure -- laugh WITH me, laugh AT me, I don't care, long as you're LAUGHING.Glad you took my comment as in jest, but that was such an easy only-in-fun poke; I'm sure I just opened up that door to be used on me (which is fine).
A.C. huh? It's been many years since I've been there. I do remember when there was no gambling and my family would stay at a Howard Johnson's hotel on the beach. Then a few years later NJ opened up the gambling and the landscape changed so rapidly that we no longer went for overnight visits. Well, there was one time about 20 years ago when my Dad and I went to see professional boxing at the A.C. Convention Center and stayed overnight at one of the Trump hotels (I forget which one).
My friends and I would stay at Harrah's and visit Borgata since the boardwalk wasn't as appealing as years past. Where is your group/ride going? Do they still offer vouchers/credits for in-house play? I'm not much of a gambler even though I've been to Vegas 5 times over the past 10 years (I enjoyed the free shows on The Strip). I have no idea what A.C. is like now (especially since PA has legalized gambling), but am interested to hear your feedback.
Speaking of feedback, I am eager to hear about your red meat in the air fryer experience (yes....I'm avoiding a steak/streak reference...LOL!). I have done pork rounds in it, on rotisserie mode, and they come out excellent.
I am also a "less is more" approach on my home decor. I don't like clutter (or the appearance of it) and take a minimalist approach. It makes for bare walls, but that somehow tricks my mind to think trinkets are non-essentials.
I'll definitely let you know about the steak, which I'm hopefully going to pick up Friday, so will make sometime Fri - Sun. Perfect timing - my heat resistant mat, which I want to have before I use the air fryer - wasn't originally expected for another week to 10 days - just got notification this morning, it's out for delivery. I ADORE my Amazon Prime, ESPECIALLY in my new more-isolated location!!! Not so sure UPS or USPS appreciate me, since Amazon doesn't delivery any of their own stuff here, but oh well.
Years back, when a friend and I used to go to AC for a few-night compd stay every few months, we'd go to Trump Marina almost exclusively - which is the same area as the Borgata, and Harrah's, if you remember. Even though Trump was not that big, they treated their guests VERY well when it came to comps, and was generally nicely kept up, great (though small buffet), and friendly/helpful staff, and great atmosphere/views, so that brought us back, time and again, which also increased my comps, so it was a definite win/win. That's where this trip is going this time too, which is pretty cool, since I have not been there since it became the Golden Nugget years ago, and I have always been curious. I've been to Resorts (not a fan, except for the food court being right by the bus lobby, since I've almost always gone to AC by bus), and Caesar's (too daggone big, but great buffet, and kept getting better) in the last few years. I also always preferred "the Marina District" to "The Boardwalk" because - as you said - totally different vibe. And a lot of times I'd be a woman alone, so needed to feel safe while I walked around. On the Boardwalk - sometimes even during daytime hours - not so much, and definitely not at night. This time I won't be doing much walking around, since it's just a day trip, but I'm thinking./hoping to make some return trips in the future Very much looking forward to the trip - both for the opportunity to just get out, and hoping to start making some new friends, or at least networking to get into.