What are the pro’s and cons of living/growing up in Las Vegas?
1. Always having something to talk to cabbies about. In any city in America, you tell a cabbie that you're from Las Vegas, and they have a story will last the rest of the ride. Either they go there every other month with their cabbie club, or they've never been but think that Shreveport is just as exciting, or their cousin drove a cab there for a few months and got stabbed eight times.
2. I can walk into a grocery store on a Sunday morning at 5 a.m. and buy a handle of Vodka. This is important to me.
3. Cheap eats. Arizona Charlie's--a locals haunt, but worth checking out if you're hungry--used to offer the Gambler's Special between midnight and six a.m.: Eggs, toast, and bacon or sausage for just fifty-nine cents. They've since raised the price to seventy-seven cents, but it's still fabulous. Think you're hungrier than that? Just order four breakfasts.
4. I can walk into a casino on Christmas Day and watch a movie or go bowling. This is important to me.
5. Slot machines...in grocery stores? Check. Gas stations? Check. High school cafeterias? Check. McDonald's PlayPlace? Check. Most churches are slot-free, and my mom hasn't put one in her quilt shop yet, but I'll probably buy her one for Christmas.
1. Contrary to popular belief, prostitution is not legal in Clark County. The closest house of ill-repute is, I think, in Pahrump. So you're basically stuck with the free-range hookers unless you feeling like making the two-hour drive four or five times a week.
2. The question/comment "You mean you're really from Vegas? I didn't think anyone actually lived there!" being asked/said as if it's never been uttered before. But just to set the record straight: For the most part, you're right. Nobody really lives there. It's just me, two strippers, and a blackjack dealer named Dan. Everyone else is just in for New Year's.