Sunday, February 21, 2010

Viva Las Vegas

Ugh, busy season. I'm bad at blogging lately. Oh well.

I traded in part of my weekend for some fun during the week in Vegas. My cousin's bachelorette party was a rousing success (even though I ended up working all day Thursday anyway, despite being out until 3 am - but it was ok, because I had to give up less of my weekend in exchange).

We stayed at the Golden Nugget downtown. It was really a great time. I had never even been downtown, and by now I've seen enough of the strip to not really care if I miss out on seeing all of the sights there. The Golden Nugget was really nice, had plenty of distractions, and there was a big shark tank in the pool. What's not to like? Also, walk out the door and you're on Fremont Street.

We went to see Thunder from Down Under. I have to say, maybe I hadn't had enough drinks, but I thought it was way funnier than it was sexy. Also, there were creepy men hanging out at the bar outside the show, waiting to hit on all the riled-up girls. Gross.

We also spent some time at the Mermaids casino, one of the few places where the slots actually pay out in coins! We thought that was pretty awesome, until I won some money on the nickel slots. What a huge pain in the ass to lug all the coins back to the cash-out station. I went back for the second night and the awesome cocktail waitress already knew my drink order. I love them over there.

On Thursday night, my cousin Liz and I drank some 7-UP out of bottles and then refilled with vodka. After several additional fillings while we sipped, I think the ratio shifted more toward slightly lemon-lime flavored vodka. Needless to say, we had a great time, which culminated in sitting by the pool on lounge chairs in the middle of the night, chatting about various inappropriate topics. Thank goodness I'm not especially hangover-prone.

All in all, it was good fun. Amazing food, drinks, fun and friends (well, technically family). Loved it.

I haven't uploaded any of my own photos yet because I'm supremely lazy and I'm too busy watching Farscape when not working. Hope your weekend was fun too!

Sidenote: I think I'm more interesting when I'm drunk because I got many more @ replies to my drunken tweets than I ever do to my sober ones.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


The following things have trumped the completion of my Route 66 re-caps. I swear I will do them soon.
1. Being lazy and watching TV - a necessity during busy season
2. Panicking about my trip which is now about a month away
3. Watching lots of movies before the oscars/fangirl awards
4. The Superbowl and making yummy food for it
5. Work and trying to avoid work

In the meantime, here is an awesome poster to add to our collection of "Keep Calm" spoofs.


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