I spent my birthday in Vegas.
I was there for work.
I spent most of my time in interviews and meetings.
About two hours before I left for the airport, I laid out five crisp dollar bills as my gambling allowance. On my fifth quarter, I won fifty bucks. I used that fifty to putter around the casino losing money and drinking ice-cold beer for free. I ended up giving it all back to the casino.
I left Las Vegas two dollars in the hole, a year older, and both wondering and sorta knowing why people love the town so much.