BRB – in vegas for now

I’m in Vegas til Monday night. Got in saturday around 4. Went to Tao night club. Then gambled a little. Lost twenty bucks thanks to the lady. Then went to watch the Manchester city game at 530 am at a local pub off the strip with the homie mike who lives down here. Thanks for hooking it up mike. Went to bed at 730 am and woke up at 2 pm. Got breakfast now checking out what’s going on tonight.

Left off on Sunday afternoon. Spent the early afternoon shopping at the Caesars Palace Foru shops. Spent a bunch of money I probably shouldn’t have. That evening we went out to gamble since I hadn’t had a chance since we got there. Hit up Harrahs outdoor casino/bar Carnival Court, homie Gabe made out pretty good on the Blackjack table after Mike bailed him out when he was short some cash. Around 2 we ended up going to another Korean BBQ joint that’s open 24 hours, not as good as the first but still good. Dropped Gabe off at 4 am since he had class the next day and then went to The Orleans. Way off the strip but a big casino, tables were dead so I played a little roulette and blackjack. Was up a little after the blackjack game. Got back home around 6 am.

Monday was pretty chill. Got up and went to New York New York, played a little blackjack there and broke even. Then we went to the Aquarium at Mandalay Bay and did a little shopping at Luxor. Ended up going down to the FCUK store and a tie was purchased for me. Headed back tot he hotel room to pack up, played a few more table games before we called it good and left for the airport.

All in all a very good vacation/extended weekend.


Tesla Model S – finally some action

One day after posting those Fisker Karma pictures, Tesla comes out and shares a few action shots of their own.

It’s not as aggressive as the Karma, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s like a curvier E class. It will appeal to those who were looking at a E class, 5 series, GS350 or M35, and it fits right in there as far as looks and segment. I’m a fan of the car, and it’s supposed price point(~$40K) makes it much more attractive and attainable compared to the Karma. Like I’ve said in earlier posts, we will see how I’m doing in 3-4 years, I might find one of these in my driveway.

Fisker Karma – it’s alive, and lookin good

The Fisker Karma made its driving debut Saturday during the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races on the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Getting up to speeds around 100 mph, Fisker was sharing it’s speedy developent, saying they are as far along in 19 months as a company as GM is as far along on the Volt.

A 22-kilowatt-hour lithium-manganese Enerdel battery provides power to a pair of electric motors that deliver a total of 403 horsepower — and a stunning 959 pound-feet of torque — to the rear wheels. Fisker claims the car has a range of 50 miles on electric power. As the battery winds down, a 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection GM Ecotec engine will power a 175-kilowatt generator to keep the electric motors turning. The company says the car will deliver 100 mpg in combined city and highway driving.

“I wanted to design something that is timeless,” said Fisker, whose designs include the BMW Z8 and Aston Martin DB9. “If I designed another 7-Series, no one would buy it. I had to do something radical.”

I love the shape of this car, even it’s weird mustache. It has a great stance and proportions, it looks so fast standing still and absolutely stunning at speed. I can’t wait to see these on the streets.

source wired

Wednesday night golfing – Maplewood Golf Course

Last night I got to run out to Maplewood Golf Course in Renton and play 9 holes. After 6pm it becomes twilight rate, which is $15, a pretty good deal and it happens to be somewhat on my way home so it’s definately convenient.

View from the 9th tee box.

It is definately one of the better public courses I’ve played in the Seattle area. Very well kept grounds and a pretty challenging course with a good amount of water and elevation change. It also has some really great scenery. The course is in a valley and the hills on either side are covered with trees so it’s all green you see most of the time.

I started off great with a par on the first two holes. I kept the score relativly low through 6 holes, only +4 at the time.

Then the wheels fell off.

7, 8, 9 were all painful to play, and I triple bogeyed on each of them. I ended up with a 49 on the front half which isn’t good, but not too bad either (for me).

Eh, I had fun. Can’t ask for much more on a Wednesday night right?