Tuesday, March 17, 2009

GRAB YO'SELF YOUR OWN UNCLE JOE AND AWAY YOU GO...TO VEGAS, BABY!!!

Me and Uncle Joe...he's a great guy...brother to Cindy's late father...I've known Cindy's family since the early 70s...it was great seeing her mom again, and her mom's new husband (Virgil...what a wild ride he was, he was worth the entire trip).
This was shot at the butterfly garden in the lobby of the Bellagio...so beautiful....
This was from the tulip garden...also in the lobby of the Bellagio...
Thanks to my good friend Cindy who was kind enough to share her Uncle Joe with me and treat me to two days in Vegas...WOW....we had a blast...from the drive there (we solved every major problem known to man, which automatically solves every single problem known to WOman), to dinner at the Venetian, to $30.00 for chocolate-covered apricots (thanks Nancy *Cindy's mom*), to lunch the next day at Bobby Flay's restaurant (The Mesa Grill), to the drive home...total blast!

The thing about Vegas is its total surrealism. We totally forgot what day it was, what time it was, what season it was-the whole shebang. I understand how some people without moral compasses can buy into the whole, "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" thing....I mean, really....why didn't they just call that "Satan's Slogan"? It is definitely seductive...especially when you're being comped, wined, dined, and laughing and winning and riding that golden ticket all the way back to reality....so weird....

I went to use the bathroom....JUST THE BATHROOM...and while I was drying my hands, Cindy runs in saying, "Oh my gosh, I just won $200.00 on a penny machine!" Yea...Vegas baby....

And for the record....I didn't gamble once...not once....take THAT Satan....bwahahahahahah ;)

11 comments:

hi, i'm nancy! said...

i know this isn't the point of your story or the point of your pictures or the point of anything, but i couldn't help but notice how pretty you look in these pics, deb. :)

The Katzbox said...

Oh my gosh...thanks Nancy! That's so nice...and what a great way to start my day!!! WOOT!!!!!

Cindy said...

How fun it was!!! For the record, when you were in the bathroom, it was 200.00 I won on my first pull on the penny slot! Glad you needed relief at that moment in that place! The pictures were in the Ballagio lobby. The Venecian is where we push Virgil and Mom in the wheel chairs with uncle Joe.
I am ready for the next adventure!

The Katzbox said...

DOH!!! Dang...my bad memory...it's all a blur once you get in those golden mazes...really....I'm like a retarded hamster in some kind of guilded maze/cage...it's crazy....and I think I've actually got Peter talked into going to Vegas on a short trip...if you can believe it!!!...he must have caught my enthusiasm when I walked in the door...or maybe he was just glad to see me....whatever it takes...thanks again Cindy....what a blast!!!!

Diane said...

awww man....wish I could have come along.

The Katzbox said...

Diane-I've got big plans for you kiddo....next fall/winter...really...just plan on coming out here and we will take a road trip...A ROAD TRIP...we can go to Vegas and take in the strip...it's crazy girlfriend....we will go crazy with laughter...think about it....

Em Dog said...

oooo! can I come!?

Diane said...

I AM THERE, WOMAN!

The Katzbox said...

Em-sure!!!, but Diane gets to bring any combo of HER kids!!! How fun would THAT be????

DIANE-plan it!!!!

Em Dog said...

i just giggled thinking about it. .. FUN!!!

Diane said...

I'm leavin'...on a jet plane....

oh yeah.