CineVegas 2008 - Just Got Here



So if you don't already know, let me be the first one to tell you that I am not only a professional athlete, I am also a movie star. Film 101, a film company from Los Angeles, decided to make a documentary about beer pong and the World Series of Beer Pong. They asked me to be a big part of it. They filmed the majority of it in 2007 at various locations around the country including the 2nd WSoBP in January. In June of 2008, the film was finally completed and ready to be shown to the mass public, and the film made its debut at the CineVegas Film Festival on Friday June 13, 2008. I was debating on whether or not to go out for the movie premiere, but I decided that this was a once in a lifetime chance. How many times does someone get to go to a movie premiere in which they stared in and see themselves 50 feet tall on the big screen? A lot of people in Hollywood, I guess. But no one that I know, so I figured that I needed to be there. It cost me a pretty penny to get an airline ticket out there, and I had to call in sick to work (miss out on a day's worth of pay and get in trouble for calling in.) But it was all worth it, and I had the freakin' time of my life. The following is a pictorial covering my 2 crazy days in Las Vegas when I became a somebody.



The flight attendant must have known that I was a movie star, because she gave me some special treatment in the back of the plane. Before you start running your dirty little mind around, she just called me hun and sweetie and gave me extra snacks and soda.













My cousin Brian calls the Easter Island slot machine Ooka Ooka. Apparently he believes that is the name of the giant head that drops down and cause the lines to multiply by serving as the wild spot. We played it up North in Upper Michigan, so I texted him while I was playing in Vegas. He was immediately jealous of me.


The first thing that I did when I got into town was grab the most delicious burger in the world at In-N-Out Burger. It's the first thing that I always do when I get into town here. I normally only get 1 burger a year, but this year was special. 2 burgers - 1 year!




























I have 2 go to drinks in Las Vegas - Seagram's 7 and 7's and Corona beer. I started drinking those years ago when I was out here, and both just bring back some old memories. Seagram's 7 and 7's I get, because those are just damn good. But Corona is not a very good beer, not even if I am already drunk. So I don't know why I drink it, but every time that I am in Vegas I keep going back to the old school drinks. When I spent my last allotted dime on gambling, I took my Corona around the Luxor casino and took pictures with gnarly Egyptian painting and artifacts. People were watching me and didn't get what I was doing. That's ok though, cause I didn't even get what I was doing.














I played Reel O'Dublin for a good long time, and every time that HotHot Super Jackpot Bonus respins, I would clap and stomp my feet along with the giddy Irish music. Then I would yell Reels O'Dublin in my best Irish accent. These old chicks next to me loved it, but I wasn't getting hyped to impress them, I do it for me.

Now that I got my eat on, it was time to go and get my Sin on. And by sin, I mean drink, smoke, gamble, and look at slutty women. There's no better place to do it than in a Las Vegas casino. I chose the Luxor, because I think that it rocks. I sat down at a slot machine, pulled out a cigar, then hit on the drink lady when she brought me my Seagram's 7 and 7. Check, check, check and check. It's no wonder that my Mom is ashamed of me... Let the Sin begin bitches!!!













The film premiere was at 7:00 pm Las Vegas time, but I decided to make the most out of my 2 days there, so I left Milwaukee at 6:00 am to get to Las Vegas by 10:00 am. The cheapest flight that I found was on Continental Airlines, but I had to change planes in Cleveland, Ohio. It seems kind of stupid to travel an hour East to go 5 hours West, but I couldn't argue against the almighty dollar. I asked my brother James to give me a ride to the airport, since he's usually up at this time in the morning heading off to work. It was real early in the morning, but I didn't mind because I caught up with some sleep on the plane. Besides, what else is there to do on a plane anyway?