Okay okay, it’s totally not my birthday yet. That would be March 18. But, let’s be real…
On Friday my week(+)-long birthday celebration started with a trip to a land far far away called New Jersey. Destination: Atlantic City.
We stayed at the The Chelsea – a trendy little boutique hotel right on the boardwalk, around the corner from Tropicana. There’s no casino there, which I prefer, but there definitely wasn’t a shortage of amenities with their spa, lounge, and restaurants.
Jessi and I decided to grab dinner at a sports bar instead, though, because why eat a fancy dinner when you can have chicken tenders and chili cheese fries?
Patti and Kristine arrived a bit later, and then our night began, where we enjoyed just about everything AC has to offer. I’m still not sure if that’s entirely a good thing or not.
Later in the night we got our mandatory club fix at Providence, which was actually a lot more fun than I anticipated.
(…although, I must admit I wouldn’t have gone if Jessi didn’t use her magic list of contacts to get us out of the $15 cover.)
We rounded out the night with some gamble-age, bopping around, making new friends, and almost getting in two fights with very scary girls. Naturally.
On Saturday we spent some much-needed time at the spa, followed by grubbing our faces off breakfast. Then we headed back to the casino where I finally got my gambling fix…for the first time in my life, actually. My game de choix:
Kitty Glitter may look like an innocent little one-cent slot…and I may be the most typical girl in the world for playing it…but guess who walked away with $159 on her $20 after pushing about three buttons?
And just like that, this first-time gambler paid off her entire trip. Lovely.
The girls hit a few more tables to win back the money they lost the night before (Patti successfully, Jessi and Kristine not so much), and then we hopped on a bus home. We quickly made plans to go out when we got back because…well, who needs to sleep when there’s a birthday to be celebrated?
We started at Catch and then headed to Stash for what turned out to be another great night.
Now the party is continuing in Pennsylvania for a few days so I can spend some quality time with the family…but this time the “party” consists of being as lazy as humanly possible. Oh, and lots of this:
Any other week-long birthday celebrators out there? What’s your favorite way to celebrate your birthday?