Mar. 30th, 2009 10:11 am
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I had the best birthday weekend. On Thursday I had a little party at the Redwood and so many people showed up and I was so touched! All my friends are too good to me. Curtis got me roses and made me a lemon birthday cake. He is the best.

Vegas was a blast but I am exhausted. The highlight reel:
-Dinner at Bouchon (Thomas Keller). I ate skate in a brown butter/veal stock sauce with fried squash blossoms and creme brulee for dessert.
-getting a 10% discount on our rental car as our "wedding gift" after we told the guy we were getting hitched to get out of paying the additional driver fee.
-Seeing old Vegas/Fremont Street for the first time and scoping out the neon sign graveyard (unfortunately we couldn't get in--appointment only--but Curtis took pictures over the fence).
-a bottle of Moet White Star and a beautiful bouquet of flowers waiting for me in our room courtesy of my dad and his girlfriend
-awesome pool and beautiful weather
-international soda tasting at the Coke store
-Winning $50 at Big Spin and the slots (and losing it all the next day)
-Seeing my sister and Steve!

I should used to it by now but I'm always amazed at how much fun Curtis and I have together. I just love being with him all the time and traveling with him is so super fun. As always, though, I feel kind of gross after a weekend in Vegas. All I want now are some fresh veggies, which don't seem to exist there, and a good sleep. It didn't help that our flight was delayed over two hours and I didn't get home until after 1am (and was at work at 8:40). The Vegas airport is the WORST.

Date: 2009-03-30 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moomily.livejournal.com
I know what you mean about fresh veggies. Ugh.

I like hanging out with Curtis too. He is hysterical. But, I know how you feel. I still feel that way about Steve. It doesn't seem to wear off! :)

Date: 2009-03-30 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] applehangover.livejournal.com
I always feel really crappy when I come back from Vegas. For me, I think it's constantly being surrounded by second hand smoke. I'm not a person who gets all bent out of shape about other people smoking around me, but damn there's a lot of smoke in Vegas. I love how restaurants have smoking and non-smoking sections and they're all IN THE SAME ROOM.

Date: 2009-03-31 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] applehangover.livejournal.com

I always used to stay at the Westward Ho (next to Circus Circus), which was pretty cheap and basic but not scuzzy. That place was like a chimney! Sooooo smoky! I don't think they could afford fancy air filters.

The (Westward) HO is gone now. RIP! This icon is a picture of me 'n' Elvis in the smoky casino.

Date: 2009-03-30 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donrickles.livejournal.com
Happy belated birthday! That sounds like an excellent celebration.

I am in need of veggies too. This weekend was all barbecues and excessive beer drinking.

Date: 2009-03-30 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joshc.livejournal.com
happy rental car engagement!

Date: 2009-03-30 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emily-hahn.livejournal.com
The only times I've been to Vegas were for meetings at UNLV and/or conference in a cheapo casino off of the Strip. So I don't think I've had the full experience. However the parts that I did see, kind of blew my mind. I definitely recommend visiting the Liberace Museum (on [livejournal.com profile] applehangover's recommendation. It's so cheesy and over the top that it's actually kind of cool.

However, ugh cigarette smoke in casinos. I have to say that's something I definitely do not miss one bit. Anytime I went to a work related conference in Nevada, I'd always have a nasty the headache the next day because they always hold them in casinos.

Date: 2009-03-31 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] squiggle.livejournal.com
happy birthday! how cool you got to take a trip with curtis and your sis and bro-in-law!


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