Tuesday, March 31, 2009
"I just had to share with you that I can't get to your blog through my link sometimes at work, and here's what the message was when I tried today:
"The URL you are accessing has been blocked by the Barracuda Web Filter because it contains content belonging to the category of: Porn
If you believe this is an error or need to access this link please contact your administrator."
Congratulations. HAHAHA "
HAHA! My site has PORN? How bitchin. Where? No one told me. Does that mean I'm classified into the porn blogs? Eww, scary!
Thanks Merrie for bringing that to my attention. You just made my day! ;)
Monday, March 30, 2009
There's one about how he steals my words, or how he only chews HALF a piece of gum, and then there was the time he came home from work smelling like fish.
Here's one of our newest conversations....
Background: I'm sitting with my laptop, surfing facebook, and I notice the husband has just updated his page that very second. Then I hear the toilet flush, the air freshener spray, and then he comes strolling out.
Me- Were you just Facebooking while you were in the bathroom?
Him- Yea, so?
Me- You were Facebooking while taking a crap? Wow.
Him- Yea.....(pauses).......it's called shitbooking.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
We were right smack in the middle of Earth Hour on the way home, so the hubby and I made an executive decision to swing by Fremont street to take some shots of the lights out. Isn't this a fab picture? Look closely to see which lights are turned off- there are a lot of them! Want more local Las Vegan's perspectives on Earth Hour? Visit http://www.living-las-vegas.com/ later today. We're doing a special write up on Earth Hour with pictures, too!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Aren't I a great hostess? I make everyone pitch in. No one gets off for free. You gotta earn your shit around here.
That was a joke, by the way.
I tried to keep with the color and found some green roses....
Isn't this a cute picture of Ava and her daddy? I kept the party pretty non-alcoholic until the kids went to bed. I know, you don't have to say it, I'm such a good mom, aren't I?
This is a pretty amazing picture for our family. This is my hubby and all 3 of his siblings....together. They haven't all been in the same room since 2002. So cool.
As you can see, I fit in pretty well with the in-laws. I'm so lucky I married into such a great group of brothers and sisters. I hope they had a good time while they were here, because I know I sure did.
Jack and Ava happily got in on the fun. I'm sure they will have tender memories of their parents having their friends and family over and being really loud and boisterous.
I wouldn't have any other way.
Here's Jack and Sara hamming it up. BTW, Sara turned 30 this week! Happy birthday, girl!
I meant to take some pictures of the food- I cooked the 2 corned beefs for almost 12 hours! It was really good, but I was so busy getting everything together, I forgot to take pictures of the best part. (the food, duh) Oh well. Use your freakin foodie imagination. I served corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes, cooked carrots and the hubby brought home some loaded potato soup from work. YUM!
For dessert, I carried on my tradition of making The Pioneer Woman's Apple Dumplings. Oh.......mah..........gawd. These babies are a little slice of......well, imagine having sex in heaven. Yah, that's about how good they are. I recruited the troops to help me make them- they're so easy but oh, so fun! Sara loved them so much she was eating them for breakfast right out of the dish with a fork the next morning. It sounded so good at 8am, I joined her.
Bottle of Bailey's: $20
Watching your sister-in-law try an Irish Car Bomb for the first time: Priceless
I'm really not a bad influence...I just play one on my blog! Ha! For all of you proper drinkers out there- I left the whisky out of our shots this year since I had beginners to train. I wanted them to taste it, not throw it up....you feel me?
Want to see a great video on how to make (and drink) an Irish Car Bomb? GO HERE.
Stay tuned later today for all the juice (and the rest of my pictures) from my St. Patty's Day party. Better late than never, right?
Thursday, March 26, 2009
"Two window washers have been rescued with minor injuries after a cable snapped during high winds, slamming their platform into the glass face of a Las Vegas Strip casino.
Clark County fire spokesman Scott Allison says rescuers broke out a 15th-floor window of the 48-story Encore tower to reach the men and pull them inside shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday.
Allison says one of the men is hospitalized. The other was treated at the scene for cuts and bruises. "
I also hear there's a blizzard going on in Denver today. Heehee.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The Moody Blues - Your Wildest Dreams. This song introduced me to the Moody Blues, which happens to be my mother's favorite band of all time. She was the hypothetical woman in this video...minus the "relationship." She partied with the Moody Blues, more than once. I remember seeing this video as a kid and being mesmerized.
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive. Okay, I know I'm a loser. You don't have to say it. But this video is too cool. Plus, my husband and I love to put our fingers up and head bang to this song in the car while our kids watch us with utter horror. They don't make videos like this one anymore. This, people, is real footage of the Bon Jovi tour. No makeup or photoshopping, and lots of sweat, headbands, and hairspray. Ahhh, to be back in that year, with a tight spandex skirt and no underwear....oh wait.....I was only 12 years old back then.....
Richard Marx - Endless Summer Nights. You guys know I have a thing for Richard Marx. God....where did that come from? I dunno. Maybe it's the crotch pumping he does in those tight jeans? Maybe it's the feathered mullet? Or maybe it's the chick in the video with saggie boobs and no bra on? Whatever. It's hot.
The Police - Wrapped Around Your Finger. Think about how brilliant this video was back then. Lots of candles. Darkness. Sting (yum!), barefoot, in white. Perfection. More, please.
George Michael - Father Figure. 1987. Before he came out. Which means we chicks could still lust after him without being made fun of. And the model in the video....remember her? Holy crap. She's unbelievably hot. I'd totally fuck her if I was a guy. Remember the rough tongue kissing? The bedroom lovin? Those scenes were soooo risque back then! George Michael started the "rough-shaven" look in 1987, and it still rules the crowds today. I think this is one of the sexiest videos of all time.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
I cant believe I've been blogging for an entire year! Who knew there was so much shit to talk about!
I get all my headers custom designed by Toni over at Snips of Sugar. I highly recommend her and Kate. If you're looking for your own custom header, stop in and say hello.
Also, since I'm feeling so festive, I'm going to have another giveaway. It's another book- two of them actually! And the books are sent with love (and autographs!) from my editors over at www.Living-Las-Vegas.com. Speaking of Living-Las-Vegas.com, they have a new look. The pictures are bigger and brighter, and the navigation is more user-friendly. I think it looks fantastic! They're also bringing in some new bloggers, and their blogs will be different than the articles that we already have. The point? More great reading about Las Vegas, from a more personal point of view. So if you enjoy the site already, hopefully you'll enjoy reading it even more now.
Stay tuned- the giveaway and all the details will be announced tomorrow! Feeling lucky?
Upcoming blogs I'm working on:
Sysco Food Show
My annual St. Patty's Day party
Music I'm Embarrassed to Love (remember the first one?)
March for Babies Las Vegas hosted by March of Dimes
The Epicurean Affair 2009 (I'm so excited for this I might pee my pants!)
There will be a lot of my normal bullshit in between all of these blogs, so dont think you're getting away that easily. Thanks everyone for your support over the past few weeks! It means a lot.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Never trust a charity that doesn't tell the truth!
I wanted to give you an update on the incredible, amazing Club Renew.
Okay, here goes.....it's not a club at all. It's a freakin gimmick. A marketing plan that was thought up to sell an idea to club goers everywhere. And my opinion? The gimmick isn't going to sell the real idea at all, it's going to backfire in their face.
But who am I to judge? I'm just a little person. A simple blogger and nothing else (at least that's what they think heehee). Which means whatever I say or think about the "club" doesn't matter...right?
Soooooo, for your viewing pleasure I'm going to do a video blog later today to tell you all about the last 24 hours talking with Club Renew. It will mostly be me ranting, with lots of swearing, so be prepared. Put the kids in another room, and make sure you're not at work when you listen to it. I, too, have to schedule my kids around the video. In case you didn't already know, I don't say "fuck" with my kids in the room.
I save it for my blog.
I'm not letting my kids say fuck until they're at least 12.
That was a joke, by the way. Okay....13.
So stay tuned for a fucking video blog later on today. Fuck yea.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The St. Patty's Day party I hosted last Saturday went off without a hitch (more on that later). We stuffed ourselves full of corned beef and Carbombs. No one threw up, got into a fight or got naked. I'd say it was a successful party.
My hubby's siblings are here, Aaron, Tiffany and Sara, and that's been so much fun! There's been lots of laughing, beer drinking, conversations on poop (don't ask), and a shopping cart at my front door this morning (don't ask again!). I'll have lots of pictures to show you later. We've had a blast.
I've been helping my mom this week plan a memorial for her brother, my beloved uncle, John. He (very) suddenly passed away last Tuesday- which is most of the reason I've been scarce. He and I were close- my son, Jack, is named after him. I'm sad.
Exciting new: Club Renew opens THIS Sunday! I'm about ready to pee my pants I'm so excited to see the place! Their website (www.clubrenew.com) goes live on Thursday- the 19th. Did you see that they are offering $1 bottle service? Um, excuse me, WHAT? Wow. I don't even know how they're doing that! Hold on, let me get down on my knees and bowwwwww.........
Stay tuned for coverage and pictures of their opening night. Thanks again to owner Marc Watts for all the info and support! He's a effing rockstar. If you missed my interview with him, GO HERE.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I hope all you bitches and homies will hang in there with me. I'll be back soon.
Had to share this picture that made me giggle- if you've seen Gran Torino then you'll get it. If you haven't seen Gran Torino, then I highly recommend it. Seriously, it was a GOOD movie, and I don't even get off on Clint Eastwood. Go see it.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Just to prove my point, I'm leaving up the interview up I had with "Marc Watts" last week, owner of Club Renew. Pull up some popcorn, and enjoy the story of me looking like a total ass and falling for their scheme.
Want to hear more of the gossip? Watch my video blog on how Club Renew can suck it.
I've been invited to cover the opening of a brand-spanking-new nightclub here in Vegas. The details are being kept very hush-hush until the opening on March 22nd....the owner wants to tease us!
However, what he did tell me makes it sound like this is going to be a pretty spectacular place. Here's what he said:
What are your opening festivity plans like?
Our opening is going to be huge. Again, without getting into specifics, I can tell you we will be offering a drink special that has never been offered before, anywhere. This thing will be groundbreaking. Our original idea was to offer an open bar all night, but we're going to blow that out of the water. We've already recorded radio and TV to promote the special, so keep your eyes and ears open as we get closer to the opening. And of course, follow us on Twitter. (twitter.com/clubrenew)
No comment. :) (um yea, I'll take that as a yes lol)
Does the club have a theme?
Yes. The theme is Positivity. I think positivity is something that's really lacking at other nightclubs. For example, at most nightclubs the bouncers are jerks. The only time they talk to you is if they're in your face. Our bouncers are different. Don't get me wrong, they can take care of business when they need to. But that's not why we hire them. They are the face of our club. They are the ones directly interacting with our guests, and as such, they need to promote a friendly and fun environment. Not create an authoritative atmosphere where people are afraid to sneeze.
Another difference is that we will never make you stand in line for hours. I find it completely absurd that clubs still do this. It's like they're so insecure they have to prove their faux-popularity by making guests wait in ridiculous lines. I think it's a deplorable business practice, and one you'll never see me take part in. Of course, it's easy to take that approach when you have a nightclub like ours.
I tried to click your website link and it didn't work- is the site still being built?
It's actually finished. But we're waiting to launch it until right before we open, around March 19. When we do, you can check us out at http://www.clubrenew.com/.
Again, we'll be making the announcement on Twitter, so follow us there.
See what I mean? Sounds pretty amazing, doesn't it? The inner hippie is practically bursting, and the party girl in me is raring to go! I'm so exciting to attend this opening! I'll make sure to take lots of pictures and give you all the juicy details. Who knows what's going to happen?
Want more Vegas? Check out my nightlife.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Remember in one of my Deep Thoughts, I was bitching about Oprah always having to be on the cover of all of her magazines? Like, give someone else a turn for christ sake.
Well, now I guess I have to shut my pie hole.
What are she and Michelle like, best friends now?
What does Michelle Obama have that John Travolta or Jesus doesn't have? Just because her husband is the new leader of the free world doesn't make her special! Sheesh.
And what's Oprah doing here?
Ha! Looking like they were having a meaningful conversation or something?
She should have just had Jesus on the cover.
Friday, March 6, 2009
And thumbs up from a happy housewife, too! If you're in Las Vegas, and would like to host an Uppercase Living party at your house, contact Desiree at firstname.lastname@example.org OR head on over to her site and give her a call. If you host a party, you even get hostess goodies!
The sign will not come on the board- we want it to come without so you can put the word wherever you think it would look best in your home! The front door? Over the mantel? The hallway? It's your choice!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I saw this and had to post it.
It's totally hot.
Pieces o' Coconut Cake - She's one of my new friends... and I love her blog. I just want to EAT her avatar. Plus she wears totally hot, southern hats.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Yea, I'll give you a second.
This picture (which makes me laugh every time I look at it) pretty much sums up how Stephanie's (in white) bachelorette party went. Were all over each other, we look like total assholes, and we're laughing. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be doing here...maybe trying not to squish whomever I'm sitting on with my fat ass?
It was upgraded to a 2 bedroom, 2200 square foot, insanely beautiful penthouse suite with fab views of the strip. It was an incredible room....
We put beads, candles and chocolates all over, and the place looked pretty damn fancy by the time we were finished decorating.
We even had guests! Some random boys (I say boys because the younger one was 24 heehee) came and knocked on our door. They wanted us to "keep it down." Uh huh...you mean you want to come in?
Once that portion of the party was over, we put on our dancing shoes and hit the casino. Now this is where parts of the night start to blurrrrrrrr for me. I DO know we didn't even have to leave Mandalay! That casino is so fucking cool we stayed inside of it all night!
The best part of the night? The club Forty Deuce. Hands down. We walked by the door to the club, and made fast friends with the Director of VIP Services, Joel Grant. He kindly escorted us past the crowds of people to the very front of the stage... and gave us each a glass of champagne. Score! You're the best, Joel!
How do we look? We even got up ON the stage and danced to a song, but we were pretty sauced by that point and we're all surprised that no one fell off and broke a nail... or something more. They had a (stripper) pole at one end of the stage and even a pole that ran above our heads all the way around the stage! Lots of props to play with!
Check out the beaded curtain in the background. So hot! And dancers they had up on stage were amazing. Even the 'casual' dancer knew how to shake her ass better than any go-go girl I've ever seen.
In the pink picture you can see the burlesque dancer doing her thing- they brought out a sax player for her to dance to. It was such great entertainment, and the best dancing around.
If you come to Vegas, I strongly suggest visiting. You wont be sorry. Joel even promised me more champagne and free cover if I ever decide to bring people back...hint hint.
Want to see more of Forty Deuce? Watch this!
We spent the rest of the night at Rum Jungle. While I usually love this club (which now advertises NO cover!), it was pretty dead. The cage go-go girls weren't out, and the bartenders were ignoring us....maybe because we had had enough? Nah!
We returned to our room at about 4am. At least that's what the others tell me.
We awoke the next morning to lots of "where the hell did I get this?" bruises, sore feet, shit strewn all over the suite, and lots of giggly memories of the night.
This picture was taken on our way out of the room ... with a late check-out, mind you. Don't we look hot? Yea. We felt hot, too.
But the two-day long hangover was worth it. As I said before, I'm getting too old to walk around in cute heals until 4 in the morning. We agreed we'd do this again in about....a year.
Want to have a bachelorette party on the strip in Las Vegas? Give me a call, I'll help ya plan it.
Thanks to everyone at Mandalay Bay, and especially Joel Grant at Forty Deuce. We had an amazing time! And now Stephanie can get married with a clear conscience! Ha!
Portuguese, Dutch, British, Indian, Arab, Malay and Moor traders have all contributed to the diversity of Sri Lankan food. While in Colombo, Tony enjoys popular street foods, rides in a tri-shaw, samples lampreis, a local delicacy, and eats a heaping pile of kotu roti.
His journey doesn’t stop there. He continues onto the smaller seaside village of Seenigama and speaks to villagers about how they rebuilt their town after the devastating tsunami. Once the rebuilding was complete, the unity of the townsfolk led to other projects, like the creation of a culinary school to help Sri Lankan’s learn to properly prepare local dishes. It’s a must visit for Tony.
I’m going to stop there so I don’t reveal too much more.
Want to see more? Check out the video preview HERE! My mouth was watering just watching this...