Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Do mine eyes deceive me?

That's right friends...a blog update! Due to my uninspired thoughts and just plain laziness, I've been lacking with the posts. Vegas has come and gone but I'm here to report of its events. My friends and I set out on the road May 1 after work. We only had one incident on they way to Vegas when our friend Julie got locked in the rest stop bathroom stall. While all of us deadbeats were lounging in the car, she had to rely on a complete stranger to come to her rescue and aid her climbing over the stall. Some friends we are.

We stayed at Imperial Palace. Jared and I got room #10 in the smoker's lounge/dungeon. It's a miracle we didn't get murdered. I also didn't get any cell reception in our basement room so I couldn't have called for help even if I wanted to. Besides our hole of a room, it wasn't bad. It's right in the middle of the strip and has the most amazing restaurant...Hash House A Go-Go. If you are ever in Vegas, you must go to this establishment to taste their "twisted farm food." You could feed an army with these over-sized portions.
Our first event was Barry Manilow. I thought I was a fanilow but boy do I have a lot to learn. I was concerned for the people surrounding #1 fanilow Ol' Big Bertha in the second row who looked like she was having a seizure when Barry came out. I was hoping Barry didn't venture within arms reach of her because she was likely to grasp him with her meaty claws. He, on-the-other-hand, was AMAZING. The voice still as clear and gentle as in his heyday. I could've listened to him for hours. The Paris theatre was awesome and intimate. Even seated where we were (2nd to last row) we were close enough to see expressions and all. I highly recommend this show.
The next day we went to Body World Exhibit at The Luxor. It was incredible and creepy all-in-one. The way these bodies are preserved are just unimaginable. I definitely learned a lot. We spent the rest of the day shopping along the strip. Made some great purchases at my fave store...MAC cosmetics at Caesar's Forum. From there Jared, Julie and I went to The Beatles Love Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage. Phe-nom-enal! Please please please take time to see this. Even if you're not a Beatles fan you will be completely mesmorized and entranced. I won't even elaborate because I wouldn't be able to put it into words. I can't even show you either because they are nazi's about no photos. Boo. It's definitely A MUST SEE!
After some shopping at the outlets, we made our way home after 3 days in Vegas. We stopped in Beaver to take a pic in "The Big Chair" for ~J and made it home safely. A memorable and fun getaway and I would be fortunate to return for a second trip in June (coming soon).

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A year ago today...

Exactly one year ago I was on a flight to Paris. My first trip out of the good ol' US of A. I loved every bit of it and wish I was there again. I miss it...:(

Sunday, March 7, 2010

All Purpose Condiment

While traveling the globe last spring, I noticed that Nutella was the condiment of choice in Europe. Tables are adorned with single packets of Nutella in place of the traditional jams or jellies. I've always enjoyed the delightful taste of this chocolate and hazelnut blend, but never realized it's full potential until then. I happily slapped it on anything that stood still. I'm sure I'll never have anything as delicious as my Nutella and banana crepe in Paris. Thinking about it makes my mouth water. I've introduced this lovely treasure to a friend and he's been testing it on everything. Here are our findings: Nutella pairs well with...waffles, Ritz crackers, chips and salsa, grilled cheese sandwiches, and just with a spoon right out of the jar. Have any other ideas? I've got a fresh jar on stand-by.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Can't Smile without Barry

I am delighted to report that Jared and I bought our tickets to Barry Manilow in Vegas. I can't wait to be lulled into pure bliss by his heavenly voice. I am definitely a Fanilow by heart. I just hope the 65-year-old menopausal women will keep the sobbing and howling to a minimum. Let the countdown begin...

Monday, February 8, 2010

2 Hours I'll Never See Again

Dear Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Collin Farrell fans:

I know you're thinking you'd love to see this movie since it was Heath Ledger's last film. Also, how wonderful it is that these great fellow actors stepped in to complete the unfinished film. I had high hopes for this picture and the lady at the theatre assured us of how fantastic it is. It saddens me to report that this was an excruciating two hours of my life wasted. The plot is incomprehensible. It's dark and all-over the place. You would seriously need to be on mind-altering drugs to interpret the crazy scenes in this movie. A good vs evil story that's never fully resolved. It's unfortunate that this is Heath's final work. I don't blame the actors because they are all talented, but whoever came up with these ideas, needs to find another job. Again, I strongly urge that you skip this movie.



PS Jared wants you to know that he is furious about this catastrophe.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Ridiculous Product of the Week

I have another product I'm annoyed with besides the Snuggie. Loreal has graced us with the new True Match Roller Foundation. Working daily with makeup, I'd say the number one concern with foundation amongst consumers is that it needs to be natural, not heavy. I cannot imagine that you would get a nice light, natural finish when you're rolling over your face like you would a wall of paint. And how does one get a smooth finish when a face is not flat and has many curves? It's just unfathomable to me that a product like this needed to be invented because brushes and fingers were just not cutting it anymore. I am really tempted to try this product out so I have some concrete evidence for this absurdity. If anyone has tried it already, let me know what your results were.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Things I Don't Understand

Paying extra for airline baggage

Clapping at the end of a movie

Cars at Inn-n-out drive thru at 9 am

The latest obsession over Jersey Shore