And this was after, I went into a deli across the street to kill 30 mins. It was 10 am and the joint was NOT overflowing. I got water and after 15 mins during which I was, apparently, invisible, I just left.
Then I stopped at McDonalds on the way home to get a conciliatory burger only to discover they have discontinued my favorite ones.
But all of this was peanuts in comparison... I did my daily check of the CES website (actually, this was the second time today) and they have the hotel list up!!! The CES rates are 50% of the normal cost so it's nuts not to use them. I clicked through to the Encore and then to the Wynn and both said that they had no available rooms for the event. WTF?????
So I called and got a really nice guy who said he thought they didn't go on sale until tomorrow. WHEW and he put me on hold while he checked. After a long while he came back and said, yep, tomorrow.
What a day.
And then... the bus turned... I went back to the CES site to get the exact wording to paste into here and BAM! Both the Encore and the Wynn were open for biz now!!! (I'm thinking my call triggered some dude in the back room "FUCK!! That was today, wasn't it!! Crap, lemme check that 'publish' box and save!")
Then I had to make the decision Wynn or Encore. I'd been pro and conning this since we got home last year. The Wynn is older but I thought it might be nice to try it. But reviews and details changed my mind. Every 'wynn vs. encore' discussion I could find voted for Encore and the rooms available have 200 square feet more at the Encore. So Encore it is. Booked it.
I feel better. Less pissed. Think I'll knit some bear.