Yes, it's true: If you take the staff of Aces Casino away from the bright lights of the best casino night fundraisers and corporate events of the southland, and place them in an environment that mirrors something you'd see in an episode of "Survivor," well, as the saying goes, "you might be in for a bumpy ride. Please fasten your seat belts."
Hey, we freely admit this. We're good at some things (bowling, live poker, and softball), and incredibly BAD at other things (mowing the lawn, washing the dishes, and doing the laundry). But, when it comes to the #1 thing that THIS reporter really stinks at, that thing would HAVE to be camping. Without QUESTION.
Camping is one of the reasons that we took the job that involves working weekends in the first place. The way WE see it, If you're busy making a living on the weekends, you're one step closer to avoiding the remote possibility of having to go camping. I never really understood why camping exists in the first place. If the Lord had meant people to camp out, he wouldn't have invented hotels. And I've seen all the movies -- Deliverance, The River Wild, Troop Beverly Hills. Camping is NEVER a good thing. Hollywood never lies.
Just when I thought I had advanced to the age where the possibility of "camping" would disappear forever, I married late in life, and began to raise a family. A family that included two boys. You know, when they were born, they didn't LOOK like campers.
Then, they grew up.
Mom's to blame, here. SHE thought It'd be a good idea to "broaden the kid's horizons," and expose them to all kinds of new things. I knew I shouldn't have married that woman. I HATE new things. I despise my cell phone, my cable bill, the Teletubbies, Barney, and ESPECIALLY Dora the Explorer. That cartoon chick also helped create my camping downfall.