Joseph and I have this couple...Tom and Nucel....long time friends.....I've known them for 20 years...yah....20 years!!! Joseph's known them for longer....when I met him...I inherited his friends. We enjoy each others company, we've had kids together and our kids have grown up together and go to school together. We're godparents to each other's kids as well and we celebrate all of life's events together and that includes birthdays. Now that our kids are older, we get to go out sans kids and stay out till ungodly hours. Tee hee! Joseph & Tom's birthdays are 2 days apart, so they always celebrate together. And for Nucel & my birthday, we always organise a night out as well....dinner and usually casino for a spot of fun. Nucel and I have long leisurely coffees while we have our catch up chats. And the men bond over their alcoholic drinks. It's always a good night out...almost tradition.
Tonight, we started off late....about 8.30pm.....and went into the Crown complex for dinner at Margo's and then went into the Teak Room for a bit of a look see and then for a bit of play on the pokies where I put in my $20 budget and came away empty handed. LOL...sooo not a gambler!! Then comes the memorable bit....Tom & Nucel have managed to borrow their brother in law's VIP card ....the card that lets you into the Mahogany Room!!!! It was Joseph & my first time there. It's sooo nice. Spacious....well lit.....bright.....gorgeous sparkling chandeliers....and the bathrooms are gorgeous!!! Very clean, real towels for wiping hands (one use only)....nice hand lotion, beautiful make up mirrors and plush chairs! And while you are in the mahogany room, free food and drinks. Yah....free cognac, free whiskey, free alcohol of any sort, free cocktails, free soft drinks, free juice....did I mention the drinks from the bar and waitresses are all free? tee hee! And there is even free food.....waitresses walk past with big platters of free sandwiches and hot entrees (mini pizzas/quiches, chicken satay, sausage rolls, springrolls) every so often. Even the cigarettes are free!
And I was pleasantly surprised that the gaming tables up there don't have scary mortage busting minimums. $5 and $10 roulette. $25 baccarat etc.....even some 5c, 20c and $1 pokies machines. They had a high roller section in another open section ....but I didn't go in there....I didn't want them to hear me gasp when they plonk down $10,000 for a hand of baccarat. I would be too tempted to say to them 'no, you look like a loser, just give me your $50,000 and go home'. LOL
Joseph and I didn't play, Tom and Nucel played a bit.....we just hung around....chatting....drinking.....eating.....drinking etc for a few hours. We didn't want to leave...tee hee...where else can the guys indulge in cognac for free? And Nucel and I had lattes until our systems couldn't handle anymore caffeine? So here I am....awake and buzzing at 4.30am....yee haah!!