January 1, 2004

Viva Las Vegas


Bright light city gonna set my soul

Gonna set my soul on fire

Got a whole lot of money that's ready to burn,

So get those stakes up higher

There's a thousand pretty women waitin' out there

And they're all livin' devil may care

And I'm just the devil with love to spare

Viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas

How I wish that there were more

Than the twenty-four hours in the day

'Cause even if there were forty more

I wouldn't sleep a minute away

Oh, there's black jack and poker and the roulette wheel

A fortune won and lost on ev'ry deal

All you need's a strong heart and a nerve of steel

Viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas with you neon flashin'

And your one armbandits crashin'

All those hopes down the drain

Viva Las Vegas turnin' day into nighttime

Turnin' night into daytime

If you see it once

You'll never be the same again

I'm gonna keep on the run

I'm gonna have me some fun

If it costs me my very last dime

If I wind up broke up well

I'll always remember that I had a swingin' time

I'm gonna give it ev'rything I've got

Lady luck please let the dice stay hot

Let me shout a seven with ev'ry shot

Viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas,

Viva, viva Las Vegas


--- Elvis Presley, Viva Las Vegas

The next time you hear from me, I'll probably be drunk, broke and basically a complete and total degenerate. Yes, that's right, I'm going to Las Vegas!

In honor of my 21st birthday (which happens to be on Saturday) I leave for Vegas very early Sunday morning and get back late Friday night. That means you'll have to suffer through an entire week without me. Don't worry though, I have some very entertaining guest writers lined up to take my place.

In case I don't make it back from Sin City alive, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has stopped by to read this website this month, as well as everyone from other websites who have been kind enough to link to me.

There were more visitors this month than at any time during the 17-month history of Aaron's Baseball Blog, and it wasn't even close. For the first time ever, this website topped 40,000 visitors in a month, which is pretty amazing considering I took several days off for the holidays and many of you were probably much too busy to stop by here everyday.

Yesterday I made a list of "The Top Eight Things I Want To See In 2004." I would like to add a ninth thing to the list, which is to see this blog reach one-million total visitors. We're at right around 320,000 now, so that means there would have to be an average of about 56,000 visitors per month to reach that number by the end of 2004. It's probably a bit of a far-fetched goal, but I would have said the same thing about getting 40,000 visitors in a month this time last year.

Once again, thanks to all you guys who come by here everyday and to all the bloggers out there who have helped me out in various ways. It's been a whole lot of fun and I look forward to starting another year of blogging as soon as I make my triumphant return from Las Vegas.

Wish me luck and make sure to come here all next week to check out the awesome guest writers. I'll see you bright and early on Monday the 12th, with a full report on all the goings on in Vegas. Well, maybe not a full report...my mom reads this blog too you know.

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