I guess since it's nearly 3:30 AM (4:30 in A2), it technically is tomorrow. However. I choose to put the entire past 12 hours into yesterday so that I may look at tomorrow with a fresh eye!
My flight was scheduled to leave A2 at 3:53. I wrote this big long entry describing the details of what happened and decided to spare y'all and deleted it. Suffice it to say that the flight got delayed twice -- to 5:45, which meant I would miss my connecting flight. They (Delta) put me on a flight with Northwestern (in a completely different terminal!) that would get me in to Biloxi only about two hours late. It meant, of course, that I had to do security a second time. This time I got selected for the random search. They did the full thing -- went through my backpack, my purse, my coat and my shoes. Then they used the wand on me and then patted me down. What an ordeal!
This flight connected through Memphis, but I didn't have enough time to eat. I planned to study on the airplane, but my seatmate had to tell me his life story and then ask my advice on what he should do about his company and his job. I finally got to Biloxi three hours late and -- you probably guessed it -- they lost my bag.
They did give me $50 to spend for incidentals over night (assuming (and hoping!!) that my bag will arrive sometime tomorrow morning). You can only imagine how funny it is to pull up to Wal-Mart in a stretch limosuine. So, with the $50, I was able to get what I needed to get me through one day.
That detour (waiting for the bag and then filing a claim and the going shopping) cost me another 1 1/2 hours, so it was nearly 11:00 by the time I got here. I should have just gone to bed. But no. I gambled. I played blackjack and lost $350 in 30 minutes. Then I played video poker and was down $150, but managed to break even. Then I played some more blackjack and won $100. Then I went to craps where I promptly lost $200. But as I stood there the table got hot and I jumped back in. I won back the $200 and called it a night. So, as of now I'm down $250. Considering my luck these past 12 hours, I consider that pretty damn good!
Tomorrow -- a day of beauty and some serious gambling!