Right now I’m in a parallel universe. I’m in a super-posh room with a giant bed in a contemporary, well-styled room.
I’m in Auckland for a social media conference (that rules), which is being held at Sky City so work has put me up in the same hotel. It’s nice. Really nice.
I had dinner out with my friend Carol (we met at art school) and then we went to the Casino to a) stare at people and b) walk around in a daze looking at the lights. We each had $20 to spend and after a quick lesson from the floor cashier in how exactly to play the pokies (yes, I am that shameful) we got to it. I won $8! Actually I won $20, put that in my purse to break even then blew the rest until I was down to $8.
Playing the pokies is a bit boring – no chance I’ll be hitting the pubs any time soon.
Carol and I also got asked for ID when we went in – you need to be 20 to enter. Score!