Greetings from TAH HQ West, AKA my suite at the Palazzo.

| December 5, 2012

OK, the Palazzo is straight up redonkulous.  In terms of Zombie attack, I am on the 17th floor, so probably safe, but this room is larger than my house.  I have 3 TVs to chose from at any given moment, I think I like the one next to the jacuzzi tub the best though.

Anyway, for those that don’t know, I am in Vegas as a guest of the Armed Forces Foundation and Mr. Sheldon Adelson who should need no introduction.   The AFF is flying in wounded troops and their families from WRAMC to show them a good time, and just remind them how much America supports them and honors their sacrifice.  JR Salzman is rolling in later, and I am about to head out to meet the private jet bringing in the guys.  They are being met by a police escort, the LV Fire Department and a host of other folks, like the President (CEO?) of Omaha Steaks, which I am happy to say I purchased someone for Christmas.  (No, not any of you.)

To say they rolled out the red carpet is an understatement.  Seriously.  I met a lovely young lady bearing a placard with my last name at the airport and said hello.  She frowned at me initially and asked me my first name.  I kid you not, I had to think about it.  She later told me I was the third person to claim the limo.  (Heh!)  As with the two other Palazzo employees I have met so far, she was wonderful.  I felt like undercover boss for some inexplicable reason.  But when I told the lady what I do for a living (writing, not making pee pee jokes) she told me all about her son whose life-long goal it is to attend the USAFA in Colorado.  Kid is studying trigonomotry. In the 10th grade.  Wants to be a aeronautical engineer.  I even gave her my card and offered to give whatever meager help I could in securing him a Congressional.

Anyway, if you aren’t a friend of mine on Facebook, you should be.  Send me a friend request, I okay almost all of them, unless you are a clearly underage girl dressed provocatively.  (In which case you are more likely a steam pipe fitter from Pittsburgh named Phil or some other non-female.)  I will be updating all through the day on what we do.

Either way, I’ll have more in the next few days as these guys and gals get spoiled rotten.  (Myself included apparently.)

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  1. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    Tough duty. Must remind you of your Africa trip w/o mosquito nets, of course. 17 Red.

  2. Twist says:

    Have fun. It sounds awsome.

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    Go ahead, rub it in. Just keep it up.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I used to like you, TSO. Now? Not so much. 😉

    (OK, offering to help out that kid makes you semi-awesome again. Damn.)

  5. Hinton says:

    Not thrilled by their presumed use of funds to put you up in what seems to be a very expensive hotel. I’d rather it be a Motel 6 and have that money go to the purpose of the organization.

    I appreciate that you’re living large, but you’re doing it on their dime.,.. and their dime is supposed to go to other things, presumably.

  6. Anonymous says:

    @5: They’re at Adelson’s hotel – I don’t know for sure, but I’d guess the rooms were donated.

  7. CAs6 says:

    I befriended you on the Facebooks in hopes of “helping” you with a conference like this in the future.

  8. Tso says:

    Yes. Room donated.

  9. Scouts Out says:

    5 Let’s not say things we can’t take back, I’ve stayed in barracks nicer than Motel 6, surely TSO deserves better than that.

  10. PintoNag says:

    I’m waiting for someone to say something about The Beard, or teh pug.

  11. Ex-PH2 says:

    Well, TSO, if you’re really going to run it in, please include pictures. Thanks.

  12. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    @9. “…surely TSO deserves better than that.” Whistling. Whistling here. Little whistle. Whistling.

  13. Ex-PH2 #11: I ain’t so sure I wanna see pix of TSO lounging in the Jacuzzi tub watching TV? Otherwise I’ll agree.

  14. Mr. The Wolf says:

    Those ‘single’ ladies in the lounges?
    Yeah, they’re not so single. But available by the dozen…

  15. Chip@NASA says:

    @14 Mr The Wolf,
    Yeah and “Those Ladies” and the ones on the outskirts of town, they are NOT considered a Travel Expense on your Government AMEX card.
    /not that I know about that from personal experience or anything , mind you, just read about it on the internets.

    // {;-D

  16. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    @15. They’re bona fide expenses as Interpreters.

  17. Mr. The Wolf says:

    @14/@15- My Russian got LOTS better with their help…

  18. NHSparky says:

    Palazzo? Color me jealous. Watch a game from Emeril’s sports bar for us.

  19. Ex-PH2 says:

    Zero, I wasn’t actually thinking of pix of TSO, more of pix of the PLACE.

  20. Firefry12281 says:

    Just befriended you on FB. Nice to see some of the faces behind this masterpiece. Enjoy your stay

  21. headhuntersix says:

    Bullshit…u really want a pipefitter from Pittsburgh. Stop lying to yourself and TAH. “OK Phil show me on the doll where TSO touched you”.