Friday, August 31, 2007

Elaborate!

Tabbie tagged me, so here's my meme...

THE RULES: Elaborate on the words below.

Accent – This is probably a fucked up thing to say, but people with foreign accents sound stupid to me most of the time. Whenever I hear an accent, I immediately assume the person isn't very intelligent. Well, I'm just trying to be honest! I dated a guy with an accent once and he bored the living shyt out of me after a few weeks so I'll probably stay away from guys with accents. With one exception - I LOVE New York accents. Italian boys from Brooklyn - yummmmmm - total turn on.

I Don't Drink – This statement is true. I don't drink alcohol anymore. In fact, tomorrow marks 8 months that I've been sober. Pretty cool. I got a DUI when I moved out here to Vegas, I spent a night in jail with about 30 prostitutes, a few drug addicts, some violent chicks and a few other girls that had gotten DUI's that same evening. I hope I never have to spend another night in jail.

Chore I Hate – Ummmmmm - I hate cleaning the office. MiamiDon and I live together and we have lots of technology in one room. There's 2 desktop computers, 4 speakers, a printer, a scanner, a laptop, a flat screen T.V., and dog that sheds all over the place. You can just imagine how dusty that room gets. When we clean the office, it's quite a chore and there's tons of stuff on the desk that I have to remove just to get to the desk blah blah blah. I'm cleaning tomorrow and I don't think that room has been cleaned in a month - it's gonna be a real bitch.

Pets – Lucy!! The best dog in the World. Honorable mention goes to my mom's dog Sydney (a cute little pomeranian) and Doug's cat Smokey. She likes to bite me when I'm petting her. She'll be laying in my lap purring away and then all of a sudden she'll start biting me. It's like her way of showing love - so weird!

Essential Electronic – my camera! I NEED a new one since I dropped it and now there is duck tape holding it together. I really need a nice one with a fast shutter speed so that I'll be able to take my own pictures at the WSOP next summer instead of begging Craig to constantly head over to Table 21 Seat 5 and snap a picture for me. He has a great camera though and he totally hooked me up during the WSOP this year.

Perfume/Cologne – I love Simply by Clinique, but they discontinued it. I've been trying to find it, without any luck. So, I'm going to have to find a new one to wear.

Gold or silver – I like white gold. It's nicer than silver, but it's not yellow. It's very pretty with tanzanite.

Insomnia – Hell no! Thankfully! My mom has it, but I don't and I'm extremely grateful.

Job Title – Administrative Assistant - one of the stupidest jobs in the world. I hope the someday my job will be "writer". I hope that's my ONLY job and I make enough to pay all of my bills with just that one job title.

Most Admired Trait – Um, I'm outgoing. It's helpful when you want to write for a living.

Kids – Don't have any. I do want some, but I feel like time is running out. My clock is tick tick ticking away.

Religion – I was raised catholic, but I'm not practicing. I don't go to church anymore and I have no desire to.

Siblings – None! I'm an only child.

Time I wake up – 6:45 a.m. Sometimes I'm even up on the weekends at that time.

Unusual talent/skill – I can fold my tongue into a flower. Remind me to show you if you are ever in Vegas.

Vegetable I refuse to eat – I hate peas. Unless they are snow peas and then I love them. I'm not a fan of spinach either.

Worst habit – I'm a loud talker. My boss even said it's disruptive. People are constantly telling me to lower my voice.

X-rays – Ummmmmm - I broke my arm at cheerleading practice in the summer before school started back in 9th grade. I had to see an orthapedic surgeon and they put pins in my arms. I had to sit out the whole season.

My favorite meal – Basil Chicken from Jasmine's (thai restaurant on Flamingo and Buffalo). Honorable mention goes to my mom's chili and her pork chops.


So, who am I going to tag???? I think I'll hit up my new friend Bub, Jusdealem, and The Hoffster. I won't be offended if you guys don't have time to do this, but if you do I'd love to read it.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

More details to come...

If you are ever in town and want to hit up the Red Rock Casin, you might check out the private pool at Cherry! It's small, intimate, secluded and very relaxing.





Okay, so I finished Season One of Nip/Tuck last night and I'm so excited to start season 2. What a great show!!!!! I always knew I wanted to get more involved with that show, but I just never got around to it. The coolest thing is when you start watching a show late, then you get to have a marathon instead of waiting for a whole week to go by until you see the next episode. I have no patience, so I'm glad that I get to start watching season 2 next week when Doug comes back from Texas.

They are so creative on that show! Who would have thought to smuggle heroin in through breast implants? Not me!

How creative that they did surgery on a priest that molested young boys and they removed evidence that would have put him behind bars?

I mean, the story just gets juicier and juicier. Christian's kid came out black! Surprise! He's not the father. Good stuff.


Anyway, if you don't watch Nip/Tuck and you are looking for something over the top and edgy, check it out. There's lots of nudity and sex and hot cars too!

So, Jay pointed out a story to me yesterday that claims Owen Wilson actually tried to commit suicide because he was so distraught over the loss of Kate Hudson.





Really????? I wonder if that's really true. I thought she broke up with him because he couldn't keep his dick in his pants. I mean, the media made him out to be quite a player, so I was kind of under the impression that he was totally fine with the breakup. I also read that he used to use a lot of drugs and that he stopped for a while and now he started using again. Who knows. I was just shocked when I heard that he slit his wrists and took a lot of pills with the intentions of killing himself, he always seemed so happy and care free. I didn't see this one coming at all.

Why does Kate Hudson always date such ugly guys? This has been bothering me for quite some time.

She starts with this guy, Chris Robinson from the Black Crowes...



Um - yuck! He's so ugly! She even married him. How did that happen?

Then, she hooks up with Owen Wilson, who I also don't think is cute, but he's better looking than Chris.




And now she's with Dax Shepherd...



Again, not impressive. I kind of picture her with someone really HOT like George Clooney...





or hell, if she really wants to be with a comedian - why not Dane Cook?? He's quite a hottie...



I have a new adventure that I'll be starting in a couple of days, more details to come!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Mmmmm Brownies

Holy Crap - STOP THE PRESSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The moment we have all been waiting for - the new cast for Dancing with the Stars was officially announced this morning on Good Morning America. Why did they choose that show for the big announcement? I think Inside Edition or Entertainment Tonight would have been more appropriate - but whatever....

1. Melanie Brown - Yes, from the Spice Girls (also Eddie Murphy's baby's mama)

2. Jennie Garth - aka - Kelly Taylor from 90210 - woo woo! I hope she can dance better than Ian Zehring

3. Josie Moran - formerly appeared in the Swimsuit Edition of Sports Illustrated and modeled for guess and maybelline. She looked really ugly in the picture they posted of her, but I'm sure she is pretty in other pictures. The models always SUCK - so my bet is that she doesn't last long.

4. Sabrina Bryan - Cheetah Girl - I know nothing about her, I have no idea who the Cheetah Girls are except that I remember a friend of mine buying her daughter some cheetah girl outfit to wear to a concert or something like that. I think it's like a teenage thing. I'll be sure to do more research on this - Sabrina's very pretty though - I'll give her that. But the real question is - can she dance?

5. Marie Osmond - formerly of the Donnie and Marie Show. Wow! I remember that! She can sing I guess, we'll see how well she dances. She must be up there in age right?

6. Jane Seymour - Well, she's really aged well - I know she has some kids. We'll see.

7. Wayne Newton - Are you kidding me?????? He's like ancient I think.

8. Helio Castroneves - Never heard of him in my life, but apparently he's won the Indy 500 twice and he'll be paired with last year's winner - Julianne Hough. Love her!

9. Floyd Mayweather - Cool! I was wondering who the athlete would be. They usually do well with the exception of poor Clyde Drexler from last season.

10. Mark Cuban - Owner of the Dallas Mavericks. I'm betting on him to be pretty good cause he's Latin and they usually have rythm ie. Mario Lopez. I'm still pissed that he didn't win.

11. Cameron Mathison - Soap Opera Star from All My Children. Never heard of him.

12. Albert Reed - Abercrombie and Fitch Model - not bad on the eyes ladies!!!! I bet you he thinks he can dance because someone that pretty wouldn't get on TV and dance if they sucked. They wouldn't want to ruin the pretty boy image.

And there you have it - we return to our reguarly scheduled programming...




I really don't feel like being at work today. I never want to be here, but today I REALLY don't want to be here. But, what would I be doing if I wasn't here? So, I bring you...

5 Things I'd Rather Be Doing Today


5. Cleaning the House - I never feel like cleaning when I come home from work, but the house really needs a nice thorough cleaning. Not very exciting, but it always feels so nice when I'm done.




4. Watching TV - I'm behind on so many shows. I missed the past 2 weeks or Entourage (I plan on making those up tonight at Doug's house). I haven't watched Days of Our Lives in weeks - I've been reading them online to catch up and I also miss watching daytime shows like Regis and Kelly - they are so funny! So, I'd be happy to lounge on the couch today with Lucy and watch some T.V.




3. Baking Brownies - I never cook - however, I've been known to do a little bit of baking in my day. Nothing too fancy of course, but I can do some simple cookies, brownies and even whip out a cake once in a while. Today I'm in the mood for brownies with vanilla ice cream.




2. Playing Poker - I wouldn't mind sitting in front of the computer all day today and donking off some money on Full Tilt or Pokerstars or Bodog. I have money in all those accounts and they've just been sitting there NOT gaining any interest. Poker's been calling to me lately.




and the number one thing I'd rather be doing...

1. Laying in Bed - Usually I pop right out of bed, but today I was pretty tired and didn't want to get out of bed. I think I could have definitely slept a few more hours.





So, Doug is leaving tomorrow for Texas. He's attending a convention in San Antonio for 5 days and I have a long weekend to look forward to. I'm sure I'll do all of these things and much more while he's gone. I tend to let things fall by the wayside when I'm hanging out with him, but I'll have lots of time to myself this weekend, so I'm sure I'll be seeing all of my favorite bloggers online this weekend and we can all donk away some money together - maybe I'll play in Katitude's game on Friday night - does she still have that? I'm so out of the loop with the blogger stuff.

Notice - I didn't mention the mall. I'm not going to the mall for at least the next two weeks. My closets are literally so full that I have to throw something away everytime I buy something new. It's out of control.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Random Tuesday Rant

Traffic was so ridiculous today. I leave my house at the same time every morning and I'm usually the first person here everyday. Today I left a few minutes earlier than usual and I sat in the same spot for more than 20 minutes. I live about 10 miles from work and it took me about 55 minutes to get here today. I was late! I'm never late! And the worst part is that I didn't even see an accident. I thought for sure there would be some big accident. I think there was actually some sort of collision and it was cleaned up before I got there.

Traffic patterns amaze me. I'm constantly driving, moving along just fine, when all of a sudden everyone slows down, traffic starts crawling, we come to a standstill and then we start moving again. For no reason! There is no accident, nobody is stopped on the side of the road, no dog ran out in the middle of the street - I don't know why this happens, but it drives me NUTS!!!!!!! We need to keep moving. There is no reason for you to EVER have to stop on the highway. No reason!

Okay, enough about that. So, today I'm going to the blood specialist. A few months ago when I had a physical, I had blood drawn and found out that I'm anemic. I sort of knew that because a few years ago I tried to give blood and they turned me down because I was anemic, but I forgot about it. So, the doctor gets my blood work back and refers me to a specialist. One day I'm sitting at work and I get this call from a doctor's office wanting to set up an appt. for me. They didn't explain what the appt. was for, they simply said they were calling from the Blood and Cancer Center in Nevada. I'm like "Cancer center - what?" She's like "yeah, we just got a referral from your primary and we want to set up an appt." and I'm just like stuck on this cancer center thing. All I heard was cancer! I'm like "Why would I need an appt. there - do I have cancer?" After a few minutes of going around and around she finally explains that it's for my anemia! Sheesh! They should be more careful when setting up appointments - she scared me half to death. So, that was like two months ago. Apparently they are BUSY because today was the first day I could get an appt. I don't know what they can actually do for me, but it would be nice if I didn't have to bring a freaking winter coat with me everywhere I go even in the middle of summer. I'm always cold.

So, remember I was complaining about the MGM Grand Pool???? I actually took a picture of the dirtiness...




You would never see this at the Palms. I have no patience for casinos that don't take care of the pool area. If it looks like this outside in plain view, what are they doing with the sheets and the towels up in the rooms. ya know?


They did have a lazy river, but it wasn't all that impressive...



So, is anyone planning on playing in the Blogger Tourney tonight over at Bodog???? I'm thinking about it!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Back to work




It's raining out today! This doesn't happen very often in Las Vegas. I hate it. Everyone at work is talking about how loud the storm was last night and how much thunder and lightning we had, but I didn't hear a thing. I wouldn't even have known it rained, but my car was wet when I walked outside this morning. ha ha Oh well!




Well, enough about the weather patterns. This isn't going to be a huge post because I don't have time, but here are highlights from my weekend...

- Played poker at the MGM Saturday night - lost $50
- Went to the Red Rock and saw Invastion with Nicole Kidman Friday night - pretty good movie - not as good as Superbad, but I stayed awake through the whole thing so that's important
- Went to the Palms yesterday with Doug so that he could play in a Texas Tea Slot Tournament - basically that involves hitting the button frantically on the machine for 7 minutes
- Laid out at the MGM Pool on Saturday and was SORELY disappointed. YUCK! I'll do a writeup later, but basically it was too crowded and not very clean and they piled people in like sardines. It was worse than Caesar's Palace.
- Laid on the couch Sunday and had a Nip/Tuck Marathon!!! Watched about 5 episodes from Season One. FUN! I love that show. I have two episodes to go and then I'll be starting Season 2.




Well, I'll be going back to my house today, I haven't stayed there in a few days so I look forward to seeing my girl Lucy and I miss my computer a little bit too.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Who's NOT in the News??

So, the first thing I heard this morning when I woke up was that Michael Vick is not pleading guilty to killing the dogs, then I heard that Lindsey Lohan's lawyer worked out a deal and she only has to serve one day in jail after getting 2 DUI's, they aren't even charging her with the cocaine posession and then I saw a ridiculous picture with her POSING for a camera reading the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and as if that shit wasn't bad enough, I found out that Nicole Ritchie turned herself into the jail yesterday and served 82 minutes in the slammer (one minute for each pound that she weighs) and was released.

So, instead of focusing on all the fucked up celebrities in the news today, I think I'll give a shout out to the ones we don't hear much about because they have a little class, they choose to stay out of the drama and they work hard for a living.

Hello - Christina Aguilera!!



Okay, I'm a little bit obsessed with her. You can find a new picture of Christina on my site about once a month but it's because I love her. She's so talented and beautiful. She went though a little phase where she was a tad bit slutty, but she found a good man, she's pregnant now and she has the best voice in the business. Best of all - no drama!


Ever since Buffy the Vampire Slayer I've been a long time fan of Sarah Michelle Gellar...




I can't remember ever hearing anything crazy about her. Other than Freddie Prince Jr. (her husband), I don't even know who else she dated. She kicks ass on screen and the reason she's in my head right now is because the other night I caught a couple of minutes of Cruel Intentions - this scene is forever burned into my mind...



Remember Alyssa Milano from "Who's the Boss?" I've always had a thing for her. We don't hear much from her anymore, but she pops up in some movies here and there. I used to watch that show just because of her. Then, I watched Charmed only because of her. She looks pretty hot here...






Last but certainly not least - Reese Witherspoon - Love Her!!!!

I remember seeing her for the first time in a movie called "Man on the Moon" - I couldn't turn the channel because I was so taken with her - she was young and so talented...



She's been in so many movies and she hasn't let the fame go to her head - she's beautiful and she's a great mom and she's super intelligent!




I have a definite girl crush on her.


YAY - it's Friday! Love it. Have a good weekend.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Most embarassing moment EVER!

Okay, so myspace problem solved - I set it to private. If I still feel uncomfortable or it doesn't workout for me, I'll just delete it. My blog is my baby and I would never give it up - but myspace - I can take it or leave it.

Well, I've been debating about blogging about this for a few days now. I had the most horrible thing happen to me this weekend. Literally, I think it has been one of the worst moments of my life. But, now that a few days have passed and I look back at the incident, I can laugh a little bit and it doesn't seem like as big of a deal.

So - here's the scene...

I went to the private pool, Cherry over at the Red Rock on Sunday morning and I laid out for a few hours with Doug. For those of you that are new, Doug is my boyfriend, we've been together for about 2 months and he's a few years younger than me.

Here's a picture of us together...




So, anyway, yes, he looks young, but not like, THAT young. Anyway, after we laid out at the pool for a few hours and it was HOT, so I was in and out of the pool the whole time, I was tired and makeup-less. We go across the street to Costco so that he could buy some stuff. After he paid for everything, a girl pulls us aside and starts to give us this big sales pitch about how he should upgrade to a VIP membership because he spent so much money in the past few months. Appparently he bought his TV there and that combined with all of the groceries makes him eligible for the highest Costco membership. So, she's trying to do this sales pitch, but she sucks. She's foreign and I think she might have been new, but she wasn't getting the point across very well and I felt a little bad for her. She's not even telling him WHY it would be worth the 50 dollars for him to upgrade. I knew he was interested, so I take the lead and I start asking questions. I'm really trying to help her out so that she'll get the sale. Next thing I know she says to me "Oh, is this your son?"


Ummmmmmm - "WHAT?!?!?!" She caught me so off guard - she fucking asked me if he was my son. I thought for sure I didn't hear her correctly. When she saw the look on my face and heard the tone in my voice she quickly says "I'm sorry - did I offend you?" and I said "yes, you did offend me" and I walked out the door and burst into tears. You have to be kidding me. I've never had anything like this happen to me. I was beyond offended. I was mortified. I wanted to crawl under a rock and die.

So, needless to say, she didn't get the sale Poor Doug didn't know what to say. He just walked outside amnd hugged me while I cried for like 10 minutes. Oh my god it was seriously the most embarassing moment of my life. Not to mention, that this is like a new relationship - you know how it is in the beginning, you are trying to look good all the time and you still care about the small things. If I wasn't doing pool reviews as a job, he would never see me in a bathing suit. Trust me. I don't usually wear bathing suits in front of guys that I like. I'm very concerned about my image and how I look when things are new, so this little incident really threw all of my pride right out the window.

So, now that I've told you guys my MOST embarassing moment ever - I want to hear some stories from you!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

MySpace is EVIL

First and foremost - check out my Caesar's Palace Pool Review by clicking here.

Since Mookie and the clan is in town through tomorrow and they are staying at the MGM, I'll have a spankin new room key! So, of course I'm heading to the pool at the MGM this weekend. I'm so looking forward to it because look at this thing...



They have 5 pools and a lazy river - should be fun!

I'm a little torn about this myspace thing. I joined myspace a few months ago because a few of my friends are on it and they were bugging the hell out of me to join. They don't get much into the whole "blog" thing, but they love the myspace thing and after a few months of them coercing me, I finally caved in and set up an account.

I cannot tell you how many people from my past have crawled out of the woodwork and contacted me. It brings up a lot of uncomfortable memories that I'm not sure I want to deal with. I actually left Maryland for a very good reason, it was because I wanted to leave my past behind and start fresh.

There is also a side of me that has played the victim for a very long time. I focus on the negative thigns that happened to me and I forget all about the decisions I made and the awful things I did that brought these negative consequences on myself. For instance, I remember every single terrible thing that happened to me in high school. I remember what guys screwed me over, which girls talked shit about me, who dissed me, who made fun of me, who left me hanging, who picked fights with me, it's like I keep a scorecard in my brain and I carry that shit with me. So, now, I'm on this damn myspace thing and people contact me from high school and I'm thinking "you must be kidding me - you have the nerve to contact me like we are friends after what you did to me in high school". But, that was 15 years ago! These people probably don't even remember the petty shit that happened in school. They are married, they have kids and lives, and I'm the one who still holds on to that stuff. It's pretty crazy.

I've never been to any high school reunions, I rarely ever see any of my old friends when I go back to Maryland to visit my parents because I don't tell anyone I'm coming into town, I've done a really good job of isolating myself from my past, but now it's all coming back up - YUCK!

I also do this same thing in relationships. I keep a mental scorecard in my head of who calls who more often. I keep track of all the negative things he has ever done to me, even if it was totally inadvertent and he didn't even realize he did it. I remember every time I've been let down and then I sit with it. I let it fester, I let it build up and then I blow up one day about random bullshit that doesn't seem like it's a big deal, but because I didn't confront it and deal with it when it happened, it comes out in a totally inappropriate way.

So, I am undecided about this myspace thing. I'm thinking about shutting down my account because someone from my past just found me and when I say "found" I mean that this is a person I have worked very hard to get away from. This is a person that abused me phsyically and mentally for years and years and years. I'm so pissed that I let that stuff happen to me in the past and I'm MORE upset that he knows I'm living in Vegas now.

So, tell me, do you guys have any interesting, fun, exciting or scary tales about MySpace??

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Jacks three times?

Last night when I got off work I drove over to the MGM to meet up with Mookie and Mrs. Mookie - yay! I finally sat down and played some poker. The mookster and I scored seats right next to each other.



The poker room is really getting strict about cameras and people taking pictures, so I didn't get to take many. Oh well. I DID have a winning session and that's always a good thing.

I think I was dealt pocket jacks three times in one hour and I also scooped a NICE pot when I flopped a set of sixes.

Doug and I went to dinner over at Diego after we played. I used the comps that I've been letting build and build.



I will say that I wasn't all that impressed. I used to LOVE the food there and this time when we were eating I noticed that there was all new managers and the portions were even smaller than before! I mean, I ordered the chicken tacos and they cost like $22 and you didn't get much for that.

So, next time we are going to Fiamma for sure.

I might be boycotting another restaurant - let me tell you why. Last week we stopped in the Panera Bread over by my house to grab some lunch. I went to order one of the hot sandwiches and I told the guy I didn't want mayonnaise on it. He said they can't make any changes to the hot sandwiches. WHAT?????!!! What do you mean? Even freakin McDonalds and Burger King will take mayo off the sandwich if I ask them to. Your telling me that at Panera I have to eat the sandwich the way it comes? He's like "yes, the hot ones". I'm like "WHY?" and he goes on to explain that they don't use microwaves there. Um - okay. What does that have to do with me not putting mayo on my sandwich? I'm still not sure. Basically, what he was telling me is that everything is pre-made and sitting around for hours or days. If I wanted to wait 20 minutes for them to make a new one from scratch minus the mayo, I could do that. I didn't want to do that though. What the hell is wrong with these places? I certainly expected more from Panera.

I should really learn how to cook.

Who watches Nip/Tuck????? We got season 1, 2 and 3 on DVD. Soon I will be up to speed. I'm going to lay in bed one day and have a marathon. Love that!!!!!

Here's a little McLovin to get you through the day...

Monday, August 20, 2007

SUPERBAD!



Superbad is the SHIT! I wasn't planning on seeing this movie, I didn't have any desire, and yet somehow I knew I'd end up watching it. WOW! So funny! YOU MUST GO SEE IT! I really enjoyed it. I'm even thinking about seeing it again.




McLovin was the breakout performance in that movie for sure! Seriously, I was laughing my ass off through the whole thing. Go see it!

So, we didn't end up going to Bare and it was Doug's decision not mine. I have no problem with going to the topless pool with him, but it costs $40 for men to get in the door and $20 for women. So, if we are paying $60 to go there, we decided it would be better for us to go on a weekend when we have more time to spend there. At least get our money's worth right? So, we went to the Red Rock and laid out at Cherry. Nice pool! Much smaller than the normal Red Rock Pool area, more exclusive and more chill. We actually got a bed to ourselves! We got there right at 11:00 a.m. when they opened and we scored a round bed that was piled with pillows. Very comfy!

Here's a picture of the bed...



This is the pool...



I watched that stupid ass movie 23 with Jim Carrey last night. I started falling asleep about 15 minutes into the flick, it sucked ass, that's 2 hours of my life I will never get back.

I'm going to the MGM today after work to play poker with Mr. and Mrs. Mookie! GOOD TIMES! I'm so looking forward to it. I love the MGM and the moookie's and poker. This is the reason my Monday is somewhat tolerable.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Bathing Suit Tops Optional!

Well, last night was the Season Finale of "So You Think You Can Dance". I sat home and watched it and kept thinking about how I really did myself an injustice by not making a commitment to watch the show all the way through. The show is great and the dancers are truly amazing!!!!! Next year I will definitely follow through and watch it every week.

Sabra is the new winner - she is the female in this video. The top four finalists were all great, so it was really anybody's game.




I really wanted Lacey to win - but her brother was the winner last year and I had a feeling she wasn't going to win. Supposedly it's determined 100% by the voting and the public. Who really knows though?



Thanks for all of the comments yesterday on my relationship woes. I have the best readers in the world. You guys rock.

I managed to get a new article written last night - it should be up on pokerworks in a few days and the Caesar's Palace Pool review has been done for a few days. I hope to see that one published soon.

This weekend I'm going to take my chances at another topless pool - Bare at the Mirage.



Pretty isn't it? I'm looking forward to going there. I'm not a huge fan of the topless pools, but I like to lay out in luxury and I think we'll be taken care of like VIP's over there. Not to mention that Doug wants to go there and since I drag him to a different pool every weekend, the least I can do is take him to the topless one right??


Thanks kajagugu for this link. Now this is truly a pool that I do NOT want to review!

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Ugh Relationships!

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What is it about being in a relationship that makes me crazy????? I feel like I become a totally insecure, emotional and scared little girl when I'm in a relationship and I don't know why.

I was fine without a guy, I didn't even want to be in a relationship. I've always been happiest when I'm with my girlfriends and taking care of myself. But, then there is that part of me that gets lonely and wishes I had a man in my life. It's not an overwelming feeling, it's just a little piece of me that dreams about being in a relationship. The thing is, I'm never in healthy relationships. I've been abused both mentally and physically, I've been cheated on, I've been lied to, men have stolen from me - I always pick the WORST men possible.

So, I'm finally in a nice healthy relationship with a great guy and he treats me so well, and I'm all insecure now. I'm constantly worried that he's going to break up with me, I'm scared that the ex girlfriend will come back around and steal him away, I wonder where he's at and what he's doing when he's not with me, I obsess about the smallest things, I'm insane. I'm NOT like this when I'm just dating. I instantly become insecure when I'm in a relationship and I don't know why. It's really crazy. I mean, of course I'll be fine if things don't work out. I didn't want to be with a man in the first place. He totally pursued me and I never thought that it was going to workout. Now that it is working out, I'm all crazy in my head. Is this another form of self sabotage or what???? Well, my hope is that as time goes on I'll get a grip on things and allow myself to be happy.

Anyone else ever feel like this or am I just insane?

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After reading a lot of your comments, I agree totally that the key to keeping a guy around is to NOT act insecure. Nobody wants a girl that jumps whenever you snap your fingers. I don't actually tell him about the crazy thoughts in my head, I just wish I could stop the committee that is taking place between my ears.

At any rate, he knows about this blog so I'll be deleting this post later today. Thanks for the input!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

What Not to Wear

It seems that a lot of people are heading out here to Vegas in the coming weeks and, I've done lists in the past of what's hot right now, but I think it's time I get candid with you guys. So, I now bring you....

5 Things You Should NOT Bring To Vegas!!

5. Evening Gowns. They are pretty and shiny and fun to wear, but they are usually too long, they are a pain in the ass to lug around the casino and where are you going that requires evening wear anyway???? Unless you are coming here for a wedding or a prom, leave the evening gown at home. You'll most likely regret wearing something to over the top. It's somewhat of a myth that Vegas is all about evening gowns and runway clothing. The poker room is not glamorous, the slot machines are dirty, the craps tables are crowded and they pump air conditioning into every single venue and it's always freezing. Dress comfortably.



4. Stiletto's are HOT! In the bedroom, on a runway, in a movie or possibly when wrapping your body around a pole. In real life - not so much. They usually look trashy, they definitely aren't comfortable and they will HURT YOUR FEET. Even if you are sitting in a restaurant eating dinner, you still have to walk through the casino to get to the place you will be eating and that is a painful task. Heels are okay if you break them in beforehand, but don't make the mistake I did when I bought 3 brand new pairs of heels and didn't wear them until I came out here on vacation. OUCH!!









3. Tight mini shirts - they aren't hip or cool anymore. They are so 80's. Dress for your age - dress for your body and take my advice, cover up some skin when you are visiting the casinos. They are cold people!!!! Yes, it's hot outside, but most of your time is spent indoors. Flat stomachs are nice, but think about how bloated you are going to be after hitting up the buffet, drinking all of the alcohol and sitting on your ass at the pool and the poker table. You certainly aren't going to be losing any weight when you are out here. And really, does anyone really think this is attractive??









2. Skinny Jeans - this is a trend that needs to go away quickly. It takes a very special person to pull off the skinny jean and in my opinion there is only about 2 percent of the public that should even bother trying to wear these jeans. The rest of us need to work with what god gave us and stick to boot cut, flare or classic jeans - leave the skinny jean to the supermodels.





And the number one item you need to leave at home (or don't buy at all) is...

1. The Fanny Pack!!!! Yes, they are convenient, they make sense, and I'm sure the person that came up with the idea of belting a purse around the waste was very proud. But, I'm here to tell you they are a HUGE Fashion NIGHTMARE. Don't do it! I don't care how convenenient they are. I don't even care if you find yourself a Burberry fanny pack - it's a fashion Don't no matter how you slice it!!





Tuesday, August 14, 2007

OCD or what?

A curious thing happened at the Planet Hollywood Buffet on Friday night. We sat down and got our food and Doug notices that the guy at the table next to us took a plastic bag out of his pocket, placed it on the chair and then sat on top of it. He says to me "well, that's odd" and points it out to me. Okay, so I continue eating and keep my eye on this guy. He takes a few bites of his food, gets up, picks up the plastic bag, picks up his glass of water and pours some of it on his seat and then takes his napkin and completely wipes down the seat and then puts his plastic bag back down and sits on top of it. Now I'm cracking up laughing. I don't know why this particular scene has me in stitches, but it does and I CANNOT stop laughing. Then Doug's brother comes back to the table and wants to know why the three of us are laughing and I start laughing even harder as I'm trying to tell the story and nonchalantly point out this guy.

So, the guy gets up to get his 2nd plate of food. He folds his plastic bag (which, is really just a white trash bag) and puts it in his pocket, he takes his bottle of coke with him (he brought it in with him, he didn't order it) and he takes his jacket - basically he takes all of his belongings with him to the buffet, gets more food, comes back to the table, unfolds his trash bag and places it back on the seat and starts eating. About 2 minutes later he gets up, picks up the trash bag, pours more water on the seat, wipes it down with another napkin, puts his trash bag back down on the seat and sits back down and continues eating.

He did this about 3 more times. Every single time he sat down first, took a few bites and then got back up and did the water thing. I wanted to take a picture SO BAD because this was truly a blog worthy tale and I wanted to share this scene with you guys, but my camera sucks, and the flash is bright and he would have totally known if I was taking a picture of him and I started feeling a little bad for laughing at him. I mean, obviously he has some sort of OCD thing going on.

Here's the part I don't understand. Is it a cleanliness thing? Cause if it is, why is he eating at a buffet anyway? I think we all know that buffets are like the LAST place to visit if you are worried about germs. I mean, look at all the people leaning over the food, sneezing and coughing and touching the plates and utensils and breathing on the containers holding the food - it's really quite nasty if you think about it. I try not to.

Anyway, it was quite a scene.

Sunday I watched an interesting movie called The Prestige. It was about two magicians that were constantly battling and trying to figure out each other's magic tricks. I didn't think I was going to like it, but I was wrong. It was actually pretty good.

Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson were the main characters, but Piper Perabo and David Bowie and Michael Caine were in it too.

I never realized how hot Christian Bale is...



And usually I'm the first one to say that Scarlet is over-rated. I never could see what the big deal about her was. I think I might have changed my mind after watching her in this movie - she is quite lovely...




Upcoming news...

Boobs, Injuries and Dr. Pepper (Crystal) is coming to vegas in October. This is like the equivalent of my boyfriend meeting Jessica Alba. Um, no not really, but I love her! She is like the first blog I pull up every morning. She starts my day off on a happy note - she always makes me laugh and she's a great writer. I actually branched off into reading other blogs (besides poker) because of her. I'm psyched that I finally get to meet her.

AND -




Mookie and his clan of 11 people are coming to Vegas this weekend! Yay! I always look forward to meeting up with Mookie and Mrs. Mookie. They are staying at the MGM and that pleases me. I hope to get an MGM room key from them since I haven't done that pool review yet :)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Another Weekend GONE!

This weekend flew by like every other weekend. Friday night me and Doug and his brother, Orion (apparently I had his name wrong this entire week - I thought his name was Ryan, but no, it's Orion) and Vanessa went over to the new Planet Hollywood. Um - wow! I was IMPRESSED with the new casino. It's so modern and pretty and brand new and clean and WOW - they had all these cool flourescent lights and the poker room was pretty damn cool and um - can we please talk about the buffet? LOOK - I've said it before, and I'll say it again - I don't like buffets.
The food is usually sub par, it's never very good, I don't eat enough to get my money's worth and they just get on my nerves in general.



HOWEVER - the Spice Market Buffet at Planet Hollywood is THE SHIT! I couldn't believe it. I almost passed out when I saw how much Doug paid for the four of us. I kept thinking we could have gone to a nice restaurant where they actually wait on you for that price. But I was wrong. The buffet was GREAT.

I think this picture says it all - they made cotton candy for you! COTTON CANDY PEOPLE!!!!!!!




What restaurant do you know of that will make fresh cotton candy for you??????

They had the BEST dessert bar I've ever seen. I ate 3 - count them - 3 different desserts along with nice big tasty steamed shrimp and Alaskan King Crab Legs and Asian food, and Italian food, and Sushi and a salad bar and Prime Rib and well, you get it - they had a lot of food and it was good. GO TO PLANET HOLLYWOOD the next time you are in town.

Let's talk POKER! The Poker room was finally complete. No more construction - very nice looking room - very spacious and modern and open!




They also run "The Grinder" tournaments three nights a week and they have a Ladies tourney every Tuesday. I might do a writeup soon about tournaments around town, so stay tuned for that.







After eating, we headed over to see Hans Klok and Pamela Anderson in the magic show. Okay, I think I'm going to do a review for LasVegasVegas.com, so I'm not going to go into too much detail here - but Hans is a cheese ball. He's a total tool. I wasn't impressed with him. I liked the dancers and the costumes - the girls were HOT and the dances were fun to watch. Miss Anderson came on stage for a total of 8 minutes. It was a 90 minute show and she was on stage all of 3 times and didn't even make an appearance until an hour into the show.






I have to say it - DAMN she's HOT. Her body is so muscular and toned. You can see the muscles bulging out of her legs when she is on stage and she was very entertaining. I fell in love with her all over again.





We went to the Caesar's Palace Pool on Saturday like planned. UM - well - let me see - how can I say this? YUCK!!!!!!!!!!! I'm not kidding - it was the worst pool I've been to so far. I'll be doing a review tonight, but I was NOT impressed. I expected a lot more from this place and it didn't meet my expectations.

I got to wear my new bikini though...






Vanessa and Orion liked it...




They said I'm spoiled because they didn't see anything wrong with the pool. And, well, they are right. After going to a different pool every week, I'm kind of an expert on pools and yeah, I'm spoiled but whatever. I know what I like and I know that the little details are what will either make or break a pool. The one good thing I'll say about Caesar's is that they didn't ask for a room key. Anyone can walk in. This is good if you want to lay out at the pool and you aren't staying there. This is NOT good if you are a paying customer and you want to lay out and you get there late in the day. You'll have NO shot of getting a chair.

I saw Rush Hour 3 on Saturday night. I didn't love it. I remember loving the 1st one. I can't even remember what happened in the 2nd one, but I was just so so about the 3rd one. We had free tickets though, so whatever.

Well, that was my weekend. Hope you guys are enjoying your monday!