As predicted, my weekend did not disappoint. So many adventurous things happened. Most of the time I was just an innocent bystander, laughing my boots off. Let me lay out a few of the highlights.
Hmm... where to start. It was SO warm, but most of us forgot what warm weather meant after suffering from below freezing temperatures for so long--so we walked around in long pants and shirts with long sleeves and contemplated shopping for summer clothes in the middle of winter.
Some of our group went to see LOVE, the Beatles Tribute by Cirque du Soleil. It was really good and the music was cool, but it must have been conceived in the same way that much of the Beatles music was... in the company of a wide assortment of hallucinogenics. When a little old woman walks around the stage with a train of junk... you start to wonder.
There was a delicious meal in a small deli that was plastered with pictures and banners and signs from Cleveland. Not even exaggerating, it looked like the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians used it as their own personal fan club. It felt like we'd just jumped halfway across the country.
I am fairly certain that I saw Charlie Sheen walking around followed by a man with flashing ears. Yes, you read correctly... there was a man with large earrings that flashed neon. He fit in perfectly with the signs on the strip. We also saw someone named Dr. 90210. I am not familiar with him, but others in our group were very excited to see him.
There was a party hosted by Snoop Dogg that some friends had purchased a table at. It was part of Planet Hollywood's one year anniversary party. Which I don't understand because I would swear it has been there for more than a year... but who am I to question Snoop?
There was a shuttle ride back to our hotel in which my incredibly crazy sister kept requesting the driver if he could drop us off at Del Taco on the way. When he ignored her, she decided to try in Spanish. Hearing her yell out, "Quiero ir a Del Taco, por favor!" had the entire bus cracking up. By the end he actually offered to drop us off there, but I suspect it was more because he wanted us off his bus than because he wanted to give her what she wanted.
There is the story from the picture. Yes, this is exactly what it looks like. My sister getting proposed to in a casino in Las Vegas. Did she say yes? She must have--it is the only explanation for their behavior as they proceeded from club to club throughout the casino and kept announcing they just got married so they could have their first dance. Did she know this man before that day? No. Were they actually married... if so, it was the shortest marriage ever, only 3 hours. Did they sing every Disney song known to man as they made their rounds? Absolutely. During one particularly moving rendition of "A Whole New World", they serenaded a shy looking Oriental woman. A horrified look crossed her face before she bolted like she was being chased by wild dogs. Literally pushing people out of her way on the escalator and throwing terrified glances over her shoulder as she ran. After that, the singing was a little more subdued.
One last one (a personal favorite, I might add)... as I waited for my ride to the airport I threw fifteen dollars around on the Three Card Poker table. In one hand I won $525!! That's right! For those of you who know what I mean, I played blind and got a straight flush!!! WooHoo! Now if that doesn't end the weekend right, I don't know what would!
Can you say Viva Las Vegas?