Thursday, July 5, 2007

Las Vegas

   Las Vegas is only as bad as you make it for yourself. Honestly, once you get a few blocks (if you've been, you know what I mean by a Las Vegas block) off of the Las Vegas Strip, it's really just a normal  town. People go to Walmart and target, drive normal cars, eat at In-N-Out, and live normal lives.

   But some people let it take hold of them. I've seen it rip some people apart. If you have a problem with gambling, don't even go. At the end of the day when you've lost your whole life, it's nobody's fault but your own. Have some self restraint, some dignity, some control, and set your limits. Stick to them.

   That being said, my experience in Las Vegas was fantastic. I got to learn the city both as a tourist and as a resident. I stayed for three months, the perfect amount of time to really learn a town. I had an empowering experience interning on Cirque Du Soleil's KA. I increased every aspect of my craft significantly and learned what it means to be a professional. I grew personally, psychologically, and emotionally. I learned how to be away from familiarity. It was this internship that sprung my life forward and defined my path.

   Oh yeah, there's some fantastic food in Las Vegas too. CraftSteak. Wonderful. Bellagio Buffet. To die for. Eating in Las Vegas with Charles Jones. A colossal feat.

   It's just way too damn hot.