After writing this morning, I decided to go for a long walk. On the way to the Hilton, I noticed a bush with small purple flowers, not unlike a lilac bush. The scent was faint, but it smelled of a candy I remember eating as a kid. I don't remember the name of the candy. I mention this not because I have a fondness for horticulture, nor any interest in making them think (you're welcome Cullen), but one of my neighbors said he'd move back east in a second because everything here is brown. I think he is just jaded. I like knowing that when I get up in the morning, even before I open my one set of window blinds, that the sun will be shining. I am so over the "seven months a year gray" that is New York.
I walked past the Hilton (after making a bet for tonight) and on down the north end of the strip past the Stratosphere and The Sands. It was a pleasantly warm day of about 70 degrees and lots of sun. This was the first time that I have bothered to venture over to the strip, and it wasn't even the good end. Nevertheless, the walk took a couple of hours and was nice enough.
I was a bit tired this evening so I relaxed and watched more basketball. I know most of you aren't interested in the NBA, but I can't help but like it more and more than college ball. In fact, I didn't even watch a single college game this season and I can't say as I am all that thrilled about the NCAA tournament. I highly doubt I'll be placing any bets on those games since I am too unfamiliar with the teams. I'd go on a rant as to why I like the NBA better than college ball, but I must remember my audience. I will say for one thing, the NBA games are easier to bet!
Tonight, I wagered on the Phoenix Suns to beat the Portland Trailblazers. I didn't like the spread of -4, so I played the money line of -180. Which means I had to lay $180 to win $100. Actually, I played $360 to win $200. I fully expected the Suns to cover the spread as they have been playing well the past couple of weeks and they have a lot to play for given the tight playoff race in the western conference, but I was worried they might win in a close game. As it turned out, I need not have worried, the Suns won quite comfortably making my bets 3-0-1. For now, I am $400 ahead.
I am not in love with any of the games for the next few days, so I will likely take a break from the betting until this weekend.