I decided to give in and fly out because I couldn't get a ride, and I've found a place to stay too (so that people don't last-minute reply my last thread). Anyway, if anyone is also coming in at ~8pm on Thursday (my flight is from Des Moines 6:50pm to Las Vegas 7:56pm) and wants to split a cab to the Riviera, I'm up for it. I'll be the lost-looking 5'4" person with blue stuff braided into her hair and doubtlessly a t-shirt with physics equations on it.

Cheers and happy travels.