How do YOU deal with post-Vegas depression?
Started by saharalv on Monday, 9th September 2013 9:34 am
Just got back from Vegas on Friday and I am dying here. Worse case of depression/withdrawal that I've had since I've started making trips.
I think the severity is due to the fact that I don't go every 4 months or so anymore, more like every 6 months since the baby came. The next trip is most likely in March, but I would love a trip wedged in there (not gonna happen).
I don't know if podcasts, some eBay Las Vegas postcard shopping sprees, etc. will help or hurt.
How do YOU deal with post-Vegas depression?
Last response by motoman 29th September 1:07am
Chuckmonster responded on Monday, 9th September 2013
anawas responded on Monday, 9th September 2013
I go to more local casinos or a poker home game to get the gambling "fix."
And I plan a night out in major cities for the dining/drinking/hotel "fix." But note my word "fix."
I know it's hypocritical for me to be preaching to you, but perhaps the best way to end the blues is to enjoy a few activities that are the polar opposite of what Vegas offers.
Blakjackkid responded on Monday, 9th September 2013
Usually I'm so physically (and financially!) exhausted after my trips that I'm actually happy to be home recovering for at least a month or two before I start planning for the next one.
n580564x responded on Monday, 9th September 2013
I usually get over the Vegas hangover by beginning to plan my next vacation (usually 4 to 6 months later). I start looking for cupons, meal deals, 2 for 1 offers as well as reading Hotel reviews/photos and looking for things I haven't tried yet. I have found many great deals and new places to eat (example: $7.77 steak and shrimp meal at Hard Rock Cafe, not on the menu ask your server for it) and visit (example: Pinball HOF). Hit a local casino, but dont bet the bank just try to get some of that Vegas energy going. Good luck!
n580564x replied on Monday, 9th September 2013
BTW the longer between trips the worse depression you will feel! I try to go as often as possible, twice so far this year and the last visit was in late July. My next scheduled trip is a quick 4 day/3 night vacation the week before christmas.
Chuckmonster replied on Tuesday, 10th September 2013
you really need to come to vimfp. make it a quickie.
n580564x replied on Tuesday, 10th September 2013
I would love to go, the D is really nice, but I can't get the time off of work. Plus, I hate going for less than 3 or 4 nights, so a weekend is no good.
levans responded on Monday, 9th September 2013
The first day back I seldom unpack or even leave the house since I am still on Vegas time. Before I go I stock the fridge so I have something to eat or I hit Earl of Sandwich before getting the shuttle and get a few sandwiches. I book my Vegas trips so that I am there for one week then have a week to decompress before heading back to work. And as Chuck suggests vodka works.
chrisrobbins1980 responded on Tuesday, 10th September 2013
Black tar heroin and moonshine
jinx73 responded on Tuesday, 10th September 2013
It's gotten better for me over time, but I can appreciate your issue, this is the first year in 5 or 6 where it wasn't every four months for me. I actually found that taking a break from some of the Vegas info. helped a bit, made reading it a bit fresher when I did get closer to a trip.
wpsteel66 responded on Tuesday, 10th September 2013
Visit a local casino about once monthly...read Vegas websites to keep up with the happenings and learn from others' trips and comments... Check out websites of places interested in visiting next trip to plan for next trip.
stevie responded on Wednesday, 11th September 2013
I go to Vegas every April and August, so I have a long time to wait. Drinking heavily helps, as does my annual Thanksgiving trip for 4 days of horse racing at Churchill Downs (with a trip across the river to Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino). Of course, this website and the Vegas Mate iPhone app keep me up to date on what's going on in my favorite city when I can't be there.
motoman responded on Wednesday, 11th September 2013
As some mentioned, I'll start window-shopping (web shopping?) for some dates when a next trip might happen.
And I have a weekly addiction to the 360Vegas podcast (recommended by Hunter as a Sure Bet on the Vegas Gang podcast.) I make sure never to have a beverage in my mouth while listening to those loons, or else it's coming up my nose! Very informative yet NC-17 irreverent.
Keeping up on the Vegas via this blog, Vegas Gang & 360Vegas, and formerly, the late lamented TwoWayHardThree, makes everyday life possible. (I'm only barely kidding.)
motoman replied on Sunday, 29th September 2013
.... well, 360Vegas is usually very NC-17. If this week's "Vintage Vegas" special was your first time listening, note that it was a special, and the regular weekly podcast plus occasional reviews are full of inappropriate humor and ad-lib commentary, in a surprisingly tightly structured format including chaptering and relevant photos (in the Enhanced version).
(Disclaimer: blatant fan plug. I do not know or have any relationship to the folks at 360, and know of them only because of Hunter's mention on Vegas Gang.)
adztheman responded on Tuesday, 17th September 2013
I read all the Vegas Newspapers and magazines I bring home, and start writing trip reports..including a phone version for Five Hundy..
I also go over any notes I made..did I use my time wisely? Did I hit a majority of the things I wanted to do? What time management techniques can I employ to do better the next time...
I also look at pictures and video I shot, maybe watch a Vegas movie..
kayday responded on Wednesday, 18th September 2013
I kind of do the opposite of the others here. I basically go into Vegas Lent mode when I get back from a trip. I take down the Vegas photos and postcards in my work cubicle, hide my lucky Mirage chip, and deny myself any peeks at the local papers, this website, etc., just generally trying not to remind myself of it for as long as I can. Usually I can't hold out for longer than about two weeks, but it seems to work as a "reset" to help me focus on looking forward to the next trip rather than mourning the end of the last one.