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Vegas, Baby!

I’ve never been.

Can you believe it? I’m surprised I haven’t been thrown out of America.

Europe, Soviet Russia, a dozen of these United States … yes. Las Vegas … no.

Maybe the obligatory trip to Las Vegas is more of a West Coast rite-of-passage.

I am meeting two girlfriends there – we’re flying in from three corners of the continent: New Jersey, L.A., and Oregon. We worked together many years ago, and have seen each other occasionally, but never all three together at the same time. Yippee!!

We’re going to drink, gamble, and stalk Bono spend some time catching up and talking about our kids. Should be fun! We’re hoping to score some last minute tickets to a U2 concert. If we don’t, we’ll just continue to drink, gamble, and stalk Bono probably work out in the hotel gym and turn in early.

Because what happens in Vegas … you know.

I will have alone-time on the plane. Ahhh … decadence. For reading material, I’m packing: I Am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak and the first Maisie Dobbs book. I would pack Rebel Angels but the sheer bulk of it dissuades me.

I will, of course, take a notebook in case I am bitten by the writing bug. Note to self: do I still know how to write with pen and paper?

Portland weather forecast (synopsized by me, but verbatim from Accuweather): light rain, soaking rain, windy, breezy with occasional rain followed by a steadier rain. 45 - 52 degrees.

Vegas-baby weather forecast (as above): mostly sunny, pleasant with plenty of sunshine, sunny to partly cloudy and nice. 72 - 76 degrees.

Bye, peeps. I'm outtie!


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Nov. 3rd, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
Hating you! ;P

I hope you get tan lines and a phone number you can't explain!

Or, I could be sweet (it happens), and wish you the best Lady Luck has to offer when you hunt for U2 tickets and hit the slots. :)
Nov. 7th, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you and your wish worked!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov. 7th, 2005 08:35 pm (UTC)
Question is... WHICH wish worked...? ;)
Nov. 3rd, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Have fun! Win millions and buy me a Wee House!

I Am the Messenger is one of my favorite books. Enjoy!!!


Nov. 7th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)
Finished I Am the Messenger on the plane last night.

Am confused by the ending.

Am kind of stupid, though, so ... you know.

Loved it, though. Loved loved loved it.
Nov. 7th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
I'm stupid, too. I was very confused by the ending. Only I didn't really care because I loved the rest so MUCH.

Nov. 4th, 2005 12:46 am (UTC)
Ooh, I love Vegas! You will have so much fun! Make sure you find time to eat--you'll need energy to stalk Bono, and Vegas has some great restaurants.
Nov. 4th, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)
Beware of the buffets.
Nov. 7th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC)
Saw nary a single buffet.

Saw, instead, much overpriced food.
Nov. 5th, 2005 10:53 pm (UTC)
I did a girls' trip to Vegas with friends from all over the country in November of last year. It was fabulous. I hope you enjoy(ed) your weekend!
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