Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I could really use your help with this. I'll babysit your kids, I'll do your laundry, I'll clean your toilets. Okay... I wont do any of those things, but we can pretend.
Click here to go to Top Momma, and click on the #1 Housewife (that's me!) button. It'll just take you right back here anyway, so what have you got to lose? Nada! And I'll be able to stick around the site for another day.
While you're at it, add your own blog to the list and try it out for yourself. Once you're up on Top Momma, I'd be happy to click on your picture, too.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
The husband and I even mustered up the courage to bid on a very lovely painting of two glasses of bubbly. We didn't end up winning, but it was still fun to get involved. We drank champagne and mingled with the other bidders. I even got to meet my editors from Living-Las-Vegas.com!
There were servers walking around with the cutest little hors'dourves. One of the the food dudes was even bold enough to agree to let me take his picture.
One thing I noticed was that the color of the night was PURPLE! Can you see it? I guess I wore the right color. Sweet.
Right before they invited the crowd into the dinning area (stay tuned for this blog!), Tom Moloney- the host chef of the night- introduced each and every chef to us. I think this is one of the few times during the year that we'll see this many signature chefs in the same room together! The site was absolutely amazing!
And, although we didn't win the painting we bid on, I know it went for a large amount of money. Which means that all that money went to a great cause- The March of Dimes.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I am recovering from last night's charity auction, so I wont be bloggin much today but, I just had to tell you guys....this was such an amazing event! I had a fan-freakin-tabulous time! Cant you see it in my face? I was as happy as a foodie can get......
One of the highlights of my night was that I got to meet the 'host chef' of the night- Tom Moloney. He's the executive chef at Aquaknox in the Venetian. So if you're ever at the Venetian, and you like seafood, go eat there.
He was very courteous and friendly. I'll give you more on his interview in the coming weeks. He gave me his email so I think I'm going to bug him some more and try to make friends. It never hurts to have a chef in your corner.
A special thanks goes out to Gary Fox (below), the director of communications for the March of Dimes Nevada Chapter. He hooked a girl UP. It was good to finally get to meet him in person, and he was an excellent host. I'm almost positive you'll be seeing more of him in the future, since I'm going to insist that we continue to work together on events like this. Who could resist? And it's all in the name of helping premature babies. Thanks again, Gary! You're the best!
P.S. What's with my boob in this picture? It looks like a have a bra from the 1950s on in this pic. Pointy!
More updates coming. Stay tuned!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
First thing on Saturday morning I'm going to vote. I vote early every election- it's the only way to go! No lines, friendly volunteers, and early "projected" results! Will you be voting this year?
Next, my husband and I are going to clean our very dirty house. It's in need of some heavy-duty TLC. Floors, bathrooms, dusting (I hate that part), windows and mirrors....the whole shebang.
And last but not least, the evening's activities are the best of the whole day. I get to go to this. It's a charity dinner and silent auction to benefit The March of Dimes. The Venetian is hosting. I'm going to write about the event in my new column, too, and thanks to some very helpful PR people (thanks, Gary!) at the March of Dimes, I get to meet some of the participating chefs that will be cooking all of our scrumptious food that night. I also invited my bosses, who are also my editors, from Living-Las-Vegas.com. They are celebrating 18 years of marriage this week! I'm looking forward to meeting them. I'm excited beyond words, and a tad nervous. So, to ease my nerves, I have been making rules for myself all week to abide by that night....
Rule #1: Don't drink too much. A tipsy columnist is never a good thing. I wouldn't want to spit/slobber/trip/say something stupid while I'm there. Nope. No good. Even though, since I never get to, I will probably let loose a little bit.
Rule #2: Even though I want to, dont eat too much. I don't want to walk around like a bloated cow for the last half of night. There will be so much incredible food there, this is going to be a hard one.
Rule #3: Practice discretion. Sometimes I will say something really crazy, just because I'm crazy like that. I don't want people to think I'm a freak....at least not yet. I'll save the freak talk for another night.
Rule #4: Buy something at the silent auction. This event for a wonderful cause! Who wouldn't want to help premature babies? Anyone whose a parent can sympathize with this cause.
Rule #5: Dont pee my pants. I know I'm going to be really excited, and really nervous....
So far, that's all I have. I'm sure I'll have 20 more by the time I get to the Venetian. I plan to take lots of pictures and blog all about it. Stay tuned and wish me luck!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Please tell me I'm not the only one who's gotten stuck inside of a shirt?
Women's shirts can be tricky. Some have layers upon attached layers. A camisole- attached. An under layer- attached. A top layer- attached. It all goes together. Somehow, you have to figure out which layer goes first, and then dig your way through to the head hole at the top. It's like you're buried, and you must dig your way to the sunlight....
And then, once you get it on, it looks cute. Really cute!
But... then you try to take it off. Ha.
Maybe it's my newly-acquired big boobs but, I seem to have a major problem with getting the shirt back off.
I was in the dressing room the other day, in this very stuck-in-my-shirt predicament, wondering what the hell would I do if I actually got STUCK in a shirt? Would I leave the safety of my curtained privacy to ask for help? Would my helper think I was a total freak? How would they help me, anyway? Pull out their handy, purse scissors? Ummm, no, I don't think so.
So.....have you ever been stuck in a shirt?
So let's band together, and say that YES, we will help our fellow stuck-in-their-shirt victims!!!!!
I feel a blinkie coming on.....
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I went all-out touristy. I looked at postcards, little trinkets, and made my brother wear funny hats so I could take his picture. I thought the Viking hat looked particularly good on him. By the way, he turns 24 this week- happy birthday, baby brother!
For lunch, we stopped at a local restaurant. We had homemade meatballs and red cabbage.
I washed my lunch down with a beer I had never tried before. My brother recommended it to me. It's a California-brewed ale called Firestone. I have one word: YUM.
I am a big beer person (in case you didn't already know), and I've tasted A LOT of beers. To give you an idea, when I was bartending, one of my bars had 120 different kind of beers. I happily tasted every single one. Even now, when I see a new beer, I buy a six pack.
Most of the beers I try aren't very good. This one, however, was spectacular. Smooth, light but not too, and flavorful. This beer comes from the Firestone family, AKA, Andrew Firestone The Bachelor (yuk yuk yuk!). Apparently, they makes beer as well as they do wine and tires.
It was a great day. We stayed as long as we felt like it. No schedules, no kids, no strollers. Just me and my shoes. I had an amazing time.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Have you seen this clip? I'm sure you have. For fun, here's a few more...
Here's my own version of the dramatic chipmunk (although I know now it's a prairie dog)! Don't you love my husband's "dun dah duhhhhh!" and then his old man wheezy laugh? I love it!
This is the kind of crap my hubby and I do when we're bored, in our PJs, and the kids are asleep...and yes, we did it more than once.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Anyway, my daughter, Ava, is into mermaids right now. We were at the library checking out books like we do every week - after I paid my ridiculous late fee. I swear the librarians that work there sneak into my house at night and hide my rented books under the bed, just so I will forget about them and then have to pay an unheard of amount of late charges.
Wanna know how much my last late charge was?
$22.00. Yep. Twenty two dollars.
Anyway, back to the story.
My kids and I were at the library, renting books, when I came upon The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson. I thought "wow, this is a children's classic- Ava will love it." Apparently, I'm ignorant and didn't know that this classic tale is NOT the same story as the Disney version. Yikes.
Did you know?
In this version, the mermaid doesn't get to marry her prince- he marries another. In order for Ariel to get her voice back and turn back into a mermaid, she has to KILL the newly married prince.
Um, excuse me......what?
Did I just read that paragraph to my 2-year-old?
Yep, I did.
So she has to kill her prince, and her sisters - who come to the surface - coach her on. Nice. But, alas, the mermaid can not bear to kill him, and so instead she jumps in the ocean and drowns herself.
Is this seriously a kid's story?
I can just see and 8 year old asking her mom "mom, why did the mermaid kill herself for a dumb boy?"
After I read that book and put Ava to bed, I was kind of traumatized by the whole experience. I'm 31 and I couldn't handle it, so how on earth could Ava? Thank god she's 2, and not old enough to realize what just happened. The Little Mermaid offed herself.
I need to be more careful about my kid's selected reading. And mine, too, apparently.