Trip Tales.Posted: 01/21/2012
#nowplaying Whiskeytown Pneumonia
I survived my Vega$ maiden voyage! We had a great trip and I’m happy to report that all of my aforementioned goals were met.. and sometimes I question my ambition, pshhh! There were lots of things to love and equally as many things to hate about LV, but I’m going to list my favorites:
1. Open Container Laws: First time in such a magical land. As I wrote to a friend, I had a silly girly drink in my hand whilst perusing racks AT THE MALL. Blew my mind, really.
2. Hotels: Sensory overload in these places! I was so grateful for MissMoa’s knowledge & understanding of where we were at all times because with all senses constantly engaged, my already weak notion of direction was totally shot. You don’t ever have to leave your hotel if you don’t want to & if you do, you can weave in & out of other hotels all the live-long day. Plus, where else will you see a giant sparkly horse sculpture underneath a ceiling of blown glass jellyfish-type figures?!
3. Shopping: No surprise here, eh? I loved everything about Vegas shopping, but mostly the surprisingly laid-back attitude in the high-end shops. I am always intimidated to go in such places because I clearly cannot buy anything and generally feel like a ragamuffin among such well-crafted duds, but the salespeople in LV must be used to tourists coming in & out all of the time, and therefore have an accepting attitude. Yay! I got very giddy about seeing some of my favorite print ads giant-sized on walls and “alive” in window displays.
4. Lady time: I love girls! Getting ready together, borrowing clothes & make-up, catching up on jobs and love and everything in between… it makes me so happy and definitely recharged my soul. We are all in such different life stages now but can still find common ground on which to relate- so important to me in maintaining friendships. The only lingering question is… where to next year?????
We did watch the Golden Globes, but meh, I don’t feel like commenting on any of that right now. My faves were: Laura Dern, Tilda Swinton, Kate Winslet, and Michelle Williams. Google at your leisure.
I came home Friday to this gem of a postcard:
Have a great weekend!