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Vegas Throat

I'm getting the legendary 'Vegas Throat'. It's primary cause is too much filtered casino air, combined with not leaving the building and seeing natural, unfiltered, daylight and fresh air for several days plus lots of talking and cigarettes. I've actually not had that many cigarettes this trip. Well under a pack ($6 a pack - that's about £3! It seems criminal NOT to smoke!!! :p).

The back of my throat feels like it's developing a flap and is sore. I've been drinking loads of water but need to drink even more I guess. Plus I need to get out and breath some non-recycled air! These hotels are so big though that you never need to step out into daylight if you don't want to.

It's especially bad at night (thus me being awake now at 4am.

Oh, on Friday I should be heading down to a gun range with Tom (Esdevoium Games) and Ross (Steve Jackson Games/PSI) as we're all being orphaned in Vegas by ourselves as everyone leaves the Show and heads home. I get to fire everything from pistols to AK47's!!!! :D

I've not fired a gun since I was 12 (on Day 3 of me moving to the States as a kid my uncle and cousins took me out shooting in a canyon and brought me my own gun :p). I'm sure 'm probably worse now than I was then!

I'm sure I shouldn't be so excited about firing off big guns... :p


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Apr. 26th, 2007 11:36 am (UTC)
Dude, what happens in Vegas can stay in Vegas. You don't need to make up a story about why you have a sore throat. ;)
Apr. 26th, 2007 11:49 am (UTC)
Someone's just exposed a bit too much about themselves or their past I think. I know exactly what you mean, but this one is just a air conditioned dry throat.

More's the pity :p
Apr. 26th, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
What happens in Hastings stays in Hastings.
Apr. 26th, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)
Well Yeehawww, bring me back a coyote when ye go hunt'n partner.

Mind you, if you are going to drink tequila in mexico, why not shoot guns in America? :-)
Apr. 26th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
I used to date a smoker in the 1990s. At the time, a doctor was being revielled for suggesting that smokers should be strongly deterred from smoking by upping the cost enormously: to over 3 quid.

Didn't work, did it?

Apr. 26th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
Very jealous about lots of con/USA stuff, esp. mountain dew, firing guns (first time for me was in Seattle with WOTC folk), wandering around cool places.

Saw the SLA hardback for the first time now that Jared is back in Glasgow.

Hope things go well at GenCon for you too and of course, sales of SLA stuff! :)
Apr. 27th, 2007 05:45 am (UTC)
Vegas Throat
Sounds like a Porn movie!!
Apr. 27th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
Man, I think Ross goes off to fire guns every year he's in Vegas.
Apr. 28th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, he seems to.

The team today was Paul and Will (from SJG), Ross, Tom (Esdevium) and myself.

It was certainly fun and I got to play with an Uzi :p

I think we'll be back again next year.
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