Thursday, June 01, 2006

Vegas Baby

I am not feeling overly inspired to write on the blog this week, I don’t know why. Probably because I should be writing on the book instead. But then again, I’ve never been very good at doing what I’m supposed to. It’s not in my nature. But it is in a contract. So perhaps I should finish the book.

Or perhaps I should go to Vegas for the weekend. Yes, that sounds like a brilliant plan, I’m so glad I thought of it. So yes, I’m taking off to Vegas tomorrow night to engage in some overpriced food, entertainment and alcohol. Actually it doesn’t really matter if the alcohol is overpriced, as it’s probably been 6 months since I drank, so I’m thinking I’m not going to spend too much money on intoxication efforts. Two drinks and I should be good to go.

So that leaves the food and the entertainment. Specifically the entertainment. What shows do I go see? They each cost over $100, so I have to be selective, because I have mortgage coming up, but how do you go to Vegas and not see a BIG SHOW, I mean come on. I’m not big on hookers or strip clubs, so what else is there to do in Vegas? My friend offered to go see the Celine show with me, cause he heard it wasn’t horrible and he knows that he needs a female to act like she is dragging him there, but I’m not really feeling Celine. Her performance-style makes me nervous, what with all of her flailing and chest pounding. And her accent drives me batty, so I don’t think I need to spend $200 to watch her and a bunch of acrobats go crazy for 2 hours.

Instead I’m thinking that I’ll just go see the acrobats by themselves. I’m hoping to check out a Cirque du Soleil show while I’m there, there are like 18 playing right now, so I should be able to get to one. I’ve never seen a Cirque show, but I’ve hear they are amazing and I’ve seen a little here and there on Bravo. Have you seen these crazy little acrobats flinging themselves through the air? It’s insane. They bounce and twirl and fly 100 feet in the air, do a flip then land on some other dude’s shoulders, while the other dude juggles fire or something. It’s ridiculous, but somehow hypnotic. And totally worth $150, right? Right.

But overall the weekend should be fun, a few of us from the Habitat trip last year will be meeting up and will be crashing with another guy from the trip. Best thing about volunteering your time with Habitat? You meet people who live in cool places who let you come crash at their houses. Hopefully this trip will prove a little less FROZEN than the last Habitat reunion we had in New York in friggin’ January. Good lord that was a good idea.

So anywho, I’m off for a few days, do try to stay out of trouble while I’m gone. And I’ll do my best to come back with fun photos of acrobats. Or at least some of hookers and strippers.


Chunks said...

Definitely see Cirque de Soleil over Celine. God, even Canadians don't want to have anything to do with her!

Enjoy your trip and stay out of trouble. If you want something cool to do, go to Hart and Huntington and get a tattoo!!! That's Vegas, baby!

Patricia said...

woo hoo, we're goin to vegas! and yes to cirque. i've seen the crazy bravo shows, too, and i sit there amazed and trance-like when they flip themselves up 20 feet and into an open window. insane! have fun and for goodness sake, forget that stupid motto they have going. what happens in vegas, does not stay in vegas. it gets blogged.

Pat said...

Hey Dawn,

Great to hear you are writing a book, raising a child and still able to do product reviews in the frozen food section. If you do a Cirque thing in Vegas, I highly recommend "O" at the Bellagio. In fact, I recommend at Lakeside suite, thats what you do when you want to really experience Vegas. Just kidding about the room but the show is incredible. And I've seen a number of Cirque shows, "O" is the best.

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