Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Viva Las Vegas!
We stayed at the Paris Hotel/Casino, which was very nice. We hung out at the pool one day, where I burned the right side of my body due to my refusal to turn around/over. It's turning to tan though.
People-watching is the BEST activity. You have not SEEN sequins, glitter, cleavage, high heels and skirts that barely cover the crotchular area until you've spent some time here. We saw some epic mullets, clothing that I thought didn't exist outside of Frederick's of Hollywood, more silicone boobs than I could count, and much more. So much fun!
Gambling! I've always avoided the casinos here, figuring it might be an activity I'd like just a bit too much. I was probably right in thinking that. Cara supplied me with plenty of money to fuel the slots, and a few lessons on how to play after I told her I didn't know if I was winning -- the slot machines "baffled" me. We spent about 12 hours at one bank of slots as Car went on an epic winning spree; she ended up winning about 1300 bucks on a 40 starting pot. Well, as you can imagine, it was all Eiffel Tower cocktails after that:
Since we were there to celebrate Katie's 30th birthday, a show was on the agenda. Patty (big Tony's fabulous spouse, she's great) had been to several of the Cirque du Soleil shows and recommended "Zumanity", so we headed over to New York New York to the show:
Um, Patty? Love you doll, but this show was kind of horrifying. Billed as "the sensual side of Cirque Du Soleil", this one would be great for bachelorette parties. For parents/kids attending together? Not so much. I realized we might be in for a bit of an uncomfortable evening when our usherette was wearing an assless dress :-) The acrobatics were cool, though (if you ignored the t&a and the orgasmic moans and groans) and there was a lot of funny interaction with audience members, who were super good sports. And the drag queen Mistress of Ceremonies was great.
All in all, a very fun weekend hanging out with the people I love to hang out with best. We're already planning our next adventure. Rumor has it we'll be in the Dominican Republic for Thanksgiving. Can't wait!