About to head to L.A.!

Just wanted to make a quick blog post about last night… I have a feeling that L.A. is going to be so amazing that it’ll be hard to remember all the awesome things from Vegas!

I went to Penn & Teller last night with a guy that I met here. It was a GREAT show! It was really, really neat. Since I don’t watch TV, I hadn’t seen that Bullshit show that they have (it’s really called Bullshit :))…. I remember seeing a video of them when I was in school…  but didn’t really know what to expect.

They had some VERY COOL tricks! One of them was where they were trying to prove that all psychics, fortune tellers, mind readers, etc… were full of crap. They passed around 3 different joke books and told people to just keep passing them around, and whenever they said “stop”, 2 of the people had to find a joke that had some personal meaning to them. Using “cold reading”, Penn was able to guess the first one (it was out of an entire joke book!). Using “warm reading”, he guessed the third, and using “hot”, he had the audience guess the 3rd.

That was SO cool!

I had another favorite trick, but in case you ever go to the show, I won’t spoil it. For that one, though… they tell you what they’re going to do anyway, so I’m not ruining anything. :)

I went to dinner before that, and that was really cool too! We went to this Italian cafe at the Rio. It was SO neat! They had these different lights in there that kept changing colors… and at one point, they dimmed all the lights and a bunch of TVs came on. They started playing the Sopranos… completely out of nowhere. After a minute or two, one of the women shoots her husband…. in the restaurant, the lights start flashing different colors, and they start singing “I Will Survive”. The waiters start clapping, there’s a singer on TV, and people were encouraged to sing along. Just a really, really fun place!

Before that, right inside the casino, there were singers coming out in different contraptions (a hot air balloon, a dinosaur, a bus) and being brought down from the ceiling… and they were singing and dancing as people watched from the sides. Loved it!

IN OTHER NEWS, it looks as if my trip is going to be extended!! Brian and I are going to John Carlton’s “Copywriting Sweatshop” in Reno, Nevada, on 9/22 + 9/23. This is going to be ENORMOUS for both of us, and I can’t think of a better person to be there with. It’s going to be an absolute blast!!

Okay… guess I should pack my stuff up and head out to Loooos Angeles!

I LOVE MY LIFE – Part Two

Cirque was AMAZING last night! Not only did I have a front row seat, but it was right in the center. I literally couldn’t have been in a better seat if I wanted!

I’m going to see Penn & Teller tonight with someone I met from here. Should be GREAT!!

I uploaded a lot of pictures… here are some of them:

Vegas:

One of the cool things inside the Bellagio:

The ceiling of the lobby of the Bellagio:

My camera doesn’t love me all the time…. Elton John at Madame Tussaud’s wax museum.

New hair from the fabulous J-Byrd! We’re going to stay in touch – she was so awesome!

Vegas at night :)

This was SO neat!!! It was pitch black outside… but the ceiling of the Venetian was painted like a sky, and it was so bright inside. SUCH a cool thing to experience!

The ceiling of the Venetian in another section :)

St. Louis (I really loved that city!)

Part of the Anheuser Busch tour:

The St. Louis arch:

They had those “Cardinals” champions signs ALL over. Maybe all cities do this when they win championships, but I would never know, since I live in Philadelphia.

Beautiful Colorado

Gorgeous Utah

I have about a zillion more, but that’s a good sampling. :)

In other news, Brian keeps racking copywriting jobs up for us! It’s VERY exciting! That WSO has propelled us into so many new opportunities!

I LOVE MY LIFE!

I’m in Vegas…

AND…

I scored a FRONT ROW TICKET to a Cirque du Soleil show today.

FRONT ROW!%$#@$!#@!#

There’s something to be said for going to a show alone. There’s all the “onesies” left over.

:)

Aaaaand I think I’m going to another show tomorrow with someone I met from here.

On Thursday, I leave for the Playboy Mansion! I CAN’T WAIT!

So, what else has happened since I last blogged…

I got to Vegas on Sunday!

When I first got here, I was kind of taken aback… it seemed really… not safe. I was getting bombarded by people asking for money… one of the hotels that I was going to inquire about had a sign saying “Go To Deli To Make Reservation”… It was so weird!

I ended up getting a great hotel though (from what I’m told, it’s on the “New Strip” – which is apparently a lot better than the “South” side where I had been), and have been having a blast ever since.

Vegas is AMAZING at night!!!

I went walking around yesterday at 9:30 pm (which felt like 12:30 am to me because I’m still in Eastern Standard Time mode) and before I knew it, it was 12:30 am P.S.T.!

There are so many AWESOME things to check out!!

The Bellagio had this beautiful water works demonstration with music…. and the Venetian is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!

I went to get my eyebrows waxed yesterday and ended up talking with a bunch of the locals who gave me some great tips on where to hang out, too. I think I’m going to hit up a bar tonight.

Annnyway… everything has been fabulous over here. I want to live in my car FOREVER! :)