I'm trying to figure out how much to bring to gamble in vegas. So I figure i'll just go w/ the flow and see how much you guys are bringing.
... I can always hitch hike my way back to texas if things get real bad
Simple process, here, really.
Take whatever you could spare out of your paycheck to take a really hot woman out on an expensive date. Assume she's waiting to be impressed, as she hasn't so far, and the likelihood of your getting laid.. or even a second date.. are slim to none. Plus she said something that pissed you off once, and now you're not sure if you'd do her even if only to get the anger out.
Now, take however much money you'd be willing to put into that, and blow that on gambling. Not a red cent more.
If you win money, go you. Repeat process as necessary. If you like, go to random Vegas strip bar and help put braces on some stripper's kid (or pay off boob job if she just started). Don't buy into the whole "I'm in school" shtick. Assume the need for therapy for daddy issues overrides, and will be avoided anyways.
... Blow on horrifically priced alcohol in the actual bars in Vegas.
Buy a ticket or two to the Cirque du Soleil show 'O' at the Bellagio. Learn to understand why they call it 'O' when you find out what tickets cost. 'O' is what you'll say.
If you need to know more, find me in Vegas. I'll be the guy reeking of vodka trying to find out if the girl sitting alone at the bar is
A) actually a regular girl and just alone for the moment, therefore ripe for some skeevy Quagmire-like approach
B) a hooker out to spread herpes to the world, therefore to be avoided.
Bear in mind, attempting to spend money at any establishment in Vegas I have previously visited may or may not bear fruit, as the possibility it has been torn down for some reason is likely.
Re: Sahara, etc, ad nauseum.
(Raises glass of bourbon and Coke) Cheers! See ya there, mate!