I arrived in Oregon last night at 8pm. It took about an hour to get my luggage and drive all the way to Wilsonville to the hotel. I slept as much as possible on the plane as I had an entire row to myself in the United economy plus seats(extra leg room). Flying a bazillion times last year got me to their Premier status so it makes flying this year with them a breeze. I checked in without incident although there was a weird question during check-in on their monitor. I guess you buy airline miles for cash. It seems totally weird though since well airline miles really don't help with anything. I could've got 6K miles for $200. The really funny thing was the default button press on the kiosk would've been purchase. Luckily, I was somewhat coherent and pressed "decline".
Since I slept a little on the plane, I was somewhat rested when I hit the bed at 10PM. Well I woke up at 2:30AM and really couldn't get back to sleep. Oh well, I have tons of work to do so I just got up at 3AM. I thought about doing an hour on the indoor exercise bicycle at the gym but decided skip it. My first run in 8 days will be happening this afternoon. The knee is feeling better but it's still there. I can almost guarantee that I'm going to have a sore knee this entire season. Crap! Totally lame. I guess my running future is just destined to be injury prone. I've contemplated going back to the super cushion Nike Air Max shoes from my early running years. Basically sacrifice stability for cushion. I don't know overall it just sucks. Maybe running will make it stronger.
The only other great thing about flying these days is since I'm cheap it's like a built-in super diet day. I brought a breakfast bar for the flight and skipped lunch and dinner. That with the can of Sprite(caffeine free baby!) was only 270 calories. I had some cereal for breakfast so I think I probably ate about 700 calories yesterday. I know I have enough fat reserves to keep me fueled. I know there will be lots of eating this trip with the Super Bowl, a lunch at the Claim Jumper, Blazer game and for sure at least one movie it's good to start with a calorie deficit. Just call me Mr. Crash Diet.
I watched that movie, 21 the other day. It was a very interesting movie. I love gambling and I do like math so it was perfect for a geek like me. I think I might try a card counting system in my blackjack playing the next time I go to Vegas. It's pretty easy to memorize the standard playing blackjack system and counting cards isn't that hard since it's just +1 or -1. You combine the two and you basically tweak the standard system a little when the count is in your favor. You still have to get lucky here and there but it's nice to have just a slight advantage. Although craps is the still the game to rake in the money on but you need some hot shooters or really cold shooters. Plus Vegas is an eating paradise, I'm definitely hitting the Bellagio buffet this next trip no matter the cost. I wonder if they'll kick you out after so many hours.
Well back to work for me...
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