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Billy Blues


I had been to Billy Blues before it was cool and the only cool thing about it then was the pictures they had up of Blues legends like Elvis (does he count?) and other greats whose names I can’t remember right now. Other than that, it (excuse the terrible pun) gave me the blues so I decided not to go back until recently it was all I could hear about from my more outgoing family and friends (read my younger sisters, all my friends these days are old.)

Eventually, on Friday, I ended up there after a fun filled night. (I only got two pics so deal with it.) First I went to Carlo’s and then we went to Arirang (where the pictures were taken) with Brenda (Chan, jealous much?) and Bren’s family and friends.

We then went to the Pyramids casino and I am now seriously berating myself for not taking any pictures because y’all need to see this casino. It is tiny and the minute you walk in, you feel like you have entered one of those Mob-movies and you start looking for the Italians. You know those basement-shit-load-of-money-buy-in for only certain people, that’s what it feels like except it’s well lit.

We then headed to Mayfair Casino which looks nice (again, what was I thinking and where was my camera except for on my phone?) It looks and feels like a train terminal complete with ticket booths and the announcer on the speaker thingies (in this case announcing Bingo numbers.) What I didn’t like was that on the slot machines, there was no noise from the coins clanging onto the tray because you don’t get coins. You sit on the machine and the man with the key comes and puts for you the amount of money you want to spend and when you’re done he comes back and pays you in cash, no clanky coins in this train terminal.

We decide to leave and go to Billy Blues after I was up 10,000 and Carlo was up 20,000. We walk down to get a cab and I see this (I remembered I had a camera for this.) I was so amused but it makes sense, no? I guess this guy doesn’t want to have to carry this stool home everyday but would also not like to see it stolen. It’s things like these that make me love walking around at night. So, we get to Billy Blues and its like I am seeing my long lost relatives. You know those friends you make at the bar and you only ever see at the bar? I had so many of those friends, let’s face it, I used to go out quite a bit. Anyway, Friday was a chance to catch up. I saw so many people I hadn’t seen in forever and we talked about everything from the race for the US Democrat candidate to the credit crash in the UK to what all this has to do with China. It was a really fun night but I am not planning to do it agan anytime soon. I was tired, the music was loud, along with the people I was glad to see, there were like 3 fold those I didn’t and I can’t think of the other thing but it was there.

All in all, fun night, not doing it again soon.


12 thoughts on “Billy Blues

  1. i was kinda expecting these two pictures you keep mentioning….

  2. Munange, blogger wouldn’t let me save my changes so I had to put it up before I could upload the pics. But there they are now.

  3. And all this while I was happy eating me a nice, juicy Rola, thinking I have it easy. :o(

    I wanna do some Chinee food. Or Korean, whatever. The Far Orient.

  4. It was so fun I had to leave you in the bar at 3am. Tsk tsk tsk. You know you’re ready for marriage when you run from a fun, wild, loud night at the bar and prefer to stay in with a good book. Tehehehe.

  5. ah. marriage! and since we’re throwing words around. tumwijuke!

  6. Yeah Dee.. I’m jealous…

    But seriously, u guys hit about 5 spots in one night????


  7. ha ha ha hayou have really described that small casino

    Cherie we did

  8. Someone up in here is using my name without the right to do so. I’ll be collecting my royalties, Dante!

    I remember the days of five joints a night … Actually, I don’t. Have always been a couch potato. Will always be.

    Billy Blues seems like a plot. Maybe one of these days …

  9. @Tumwijuke
    Hey Tumwi
    Do you even know why Dante is using your er erstwhile fully awarded name instead of the Insomniac of Ugandan Origin??

    Coz, then in that case, you might be asking me for royalties too…

    Hehehe @ being a couch potato…

    Yeah Mate!!

    5 spots huh!
    what were you drinking?

  10. @Tumwi: whenever that is, let me know. We’ll paint something red.

    @B2B: I actually nursed one guiness with coke the whole night.

    @Dante: Give it up.

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  12. Goodness, here I was on a roll with the comments till I saw mbu “webcam”

    *sigh* talk about being ticked by spammers.

    Totally feel the comrade. I’m eating ffenne.

    *double sigh*

    So where’s Billy Blues?

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