Five days in Vegas and I broke even, Ryan walked away a winner, we consoled a fellow elevator rider who was in the hole $1500+, two job opportunities came up for me, and a friend from grad school called with news of a big break.
Check the shelves of your closest bookseller next Fall for the Best New American Voices because my dear friend, Jordan McMullin, will be one of the new stars featured in the annual anthology. This is some much deserved attention for a writer whose work I admire as much as Lorrie Moore and Amy Bloom. She's the real deal.
Needless to say it was a great trip and reunion with the in-laws. A lucky trip, indeed. Pictures start here.