First: I asked if anyone knew anything special about the two buildings, Wynn & Encore. I was wrong in pointing to them. I was thinking of the Vdara:
The building is concave and when the sun hit it, it reflected ‘death rays’ (as the papers put it) and severely burned people around the pool. Much like using a magnifying glass to start a fire. Of course the problem is now corrected.
I have observed many folk in my life and some seem to be naturally lucky at gambling,games and/or sports. Me? At the age of 17, aboard the USS Vermillion, some old Salts offered to teach me to play poker. I lost my shirt big time. The lesson was worth it, I have not gambled since, except to buy a lottery ticket. I try to buy a lottery ticket in every state we go in that has a lottery. I once won $80 in Yuma, AZ. That is the most I have won.
I knew a sailor, Ed Metz, who seemed to win at every thing he played. I watched him play poker, shoot craps and a Navy game using 3 dice called: Ship, Capt and crew. The object (If I remember) is to throw the dice (usually from a cup or shot glass) and have them in sequence 1-2-3, 2-3-4, 4-5-6 etc. He was a consistent winner.
I have made money in logical business decisions and some have been lucky, but I am a loser at gambling for money. I said I had never gambled since I was 17, that is not exactly true. I have wagered small amounts in slot machines. I have won, but mostly lost.
Once on a Ferry from Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia I won $37 after investing $3. It was a new slot machine that has a lot of lights, no lever to pull, you push buttons. It doesn’t pay out until you ask. I did not know that. I started to leave the machine and a light was flashing, I pressed it and millions of quarters came out, well not millions, but 148 of them did. LOL so either I won or the guy before me did, not know about the blinking light. LOL.
Barbara Walters was interviewing a Billionaire once, she said, “You must have had a lot of luck to go from poverty to Billions, didn’t you?”
He smiled and answered, “Barbara, I have found that if you work 16-20 hours a day 7 days a week, you eventually have some ‘LUCK’.”
Well I did work 60-80 hours a week, I did not become a billionaire, but I was rewarded. Those vacations others talked about, we only thought about. Now We are on a permanent Vacation. LOL.
So, ARE you lucky?
I am fortunate (lucky) to have good health. Being deaf is a hindrance, but not the end of the world. So over all, working hard or being lucky, the end results is how you handle your winnings. Thank goodness we parlayed it into a good life. We can live like millionaires (ON MUCH LESS).
I found this neat dude on Sonya’s Back porch. I love it. Thanks Sonya.
This one too! Look at that hood ornament!
No I don’t know what they are, but I figure they are early 30’s top one and late 30’s early 40’s for the second.