Bonjour my friends! I am back! First of all, let me give a big huge thanks to Brookem for filling in (and writing the nicest, most lovely post that filled my heart with happiness- seriously, anytime a post involves Hills talk, I label it a 5 star event). She really is fantastic and our Hills emails should pretty much be filed under “A” for awesome.
Now. Vegas. There’s so much to say, it’s hard to figure out where to start. So, let’s do it this way. Below are 10 statements. Some are true and some are false. Figure out which ones are true, and you will have a pretty good idea of the awesomeness that was my trip. And if you are the first person to get them all right- I will send you a big, heaping pile of smiles.
1. I rode an elevator with a groom and a bride in her wedding dress. TRUE
2. I went to STOMP and am now a hand-clapping, foot-stomping lunatic. TRUE
3. I got the greatest picture of the fountains! FALSE. It was on our list of things to do but… it just never got done.
4. I rented a car, drove to the Hoover dam and took pictures of my friend in a plastic construction cap. TRUE! YEAH!!
5. I fell in lust with a Republican named Matt. FALSE. I COULD NEVER.
6. I made $6 by rating shampoo scents and a scary movie theatre trailer while drinking from a 16 ounce container filled with strawberry margarita love. TRUE. The movie is called “Creep” and is about the Nazi occult (I think??). When the creepy, gore-filled trailer comes out- don’t blame me. I gave it poor marks.
7. Victoria’s Secret screwed up my purchase and I walked out with a t-shirt I didn’t pay for. TRUE. Seriously. I’ve got mondo good luck when it comes with the free clothes yo!
8. I spent too much money on blackjack. FALSE. I gambled once on the last day. I lost $25, my friend made money, then we split her money and I won on that. I think we ended up $7 ahead. I’d much rather spend the money on clothes than gambling.
9. I stood at the top of the Eiffel Tower. TRUE. Paris Hotel, you are beautiful!
10. A strange man told his friend he wanted to suck my toe rings. HARD. TRUE. Uncomfortable in so many ways….
As for calling Vegas, “LV”- that was inspired from a conversation where it was decided that calling Vegas “the V” just didn’t feel right. And by that I mean, it didn’t seem correct to label a city that holds so many wonderful shopping centers and works of art a name that reminded me of the word vagina.
Now. I’m off to print photos, unpack, catch up on blogs (google reader- I’m refreshed! Your smug triple digit number of ‘unread posts’ does not scare me. I shall win this battle!), nap and dream about a time where breakfast was free and someone else made my bed when I left my room.
Sigh. Anyone want to plan a trip??
(Oh! Also… time to share a little known
dorky interesting fact about me. When I first went to the US in the late 90′s, I got a few quarters that had the states on them. For reasons I DO NOT UNDERSTAND, this idea of collecting all fifty state quarters settled into my brain and it became an obsession. Collecting these quarters while living in Canada was difficult because our dollar was always so bad that people held onto American money here like it was a piece of the Holy Grail- or the key to getting your hair to look identical to Jen Aniston’s. After the big LV trip however, I’m pleased to report that I’m much closer to my goal. States I currently have: Utah, California, Connecticut, West Virgina, Maine, Delaware, Rhode Island, Texas, Louisiana, California, Michigan and Wyoming. If you have any states that I don’t have and want to do some sort of trade, LET ME KNOW!)