Dear The Wife and Shaun (pictured left), and Chris (oh yeah, and Kev, Alison, and any other yahoo that ain't skydiving on Saturday):
You guys are missing out.
Let me tell you a story. Back in 2003, I went to Las Vegas with my friends for my bachelor party. I told them, "As long as I don't need to organize the damn thing, it sounds like fun." But, since it's my job to organize stuff, I organized my own fucking stag. I hate you all. Fuckers. Wait, that's not the story I wanted to tell.
Anyways, So my friend Anth was unemployed at the time. The rest of us were still fairly young, and at varying degrees of poorness. But none of us had been to Vegas, so we scoured for the cheapest travel and accommodation rates, and ponied up. But, you can't blame Anth, look at him, he's got zero cashflow.
That all changed the day before the trip. You see, he just got offered a job. So he calls me, and gives me the news, and tells me he wants in on Las Vegas. He's asking about prices and availability and whatnot. This is great, I think to myself. It kinda sucked that he wasn't going.
So I look up rates, and booya! The prices have gone up almost triple for the flight. "C'mon Anth" I told him, "just take the hit now, and pay it off later ... everyone else is going to be there!" He hums, and he hahs, and then tells me that maybe he'll just go to the airport and look for a cheaper flight the next day. Long story short, Anth doesn't show up in the any of the Vegas pics (aka pwn3d).
So what's the point, Aesop? The point is that you don't want to regret missing out on this experience. For some of you, fear is the barrier. Grow some cojones, padre! You don't think that I'm scared? For the rest of you, money is the barrier. But just look at Anth. Look at him! The next time we reminisce about Vegas, look at his face, it looks like he's about to cry. And then he tries to change the subject. You don't want to be that person. You don't want to have that face.
Living is overrated tour 2K7. Just a few more days until Saturday. You know where to reach me if y'all change your mind.