Las Vegas III
Friday: low-key dinner at Ledo w/ a Ray, a Steve, and a car with seatwarmers that is not an Acura Integra.
Saturday: taking quarters from kids at the yakisoba fundraiser.
Sunday: so glad that Crash and Brokeback took so many top awards :) Which reminds me, there are a ton
of movies I want to buy (including Crash)
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Day ONE Friday, December 16
Actually, the date was technically Saturday since I got there so late...my flight was delayed so I got there in the
AM. I was picked up at the airport by April, Aaron and Brian and taken back to our hotel room (Stratosphere). We
hung out in the room for a while before going out. It was then tha we broke out the Pravda and cranberry juice...I
hadn't eaten all day which, by the end of the night, proved to be a big mistake ;P
It was getting late and although we had no desire to go to a big club or anything we still wanted to do something.
That something ended up being the Crazy Armadillo. Six of us (Aaron, Andy, Brian, Maria, April and me) went down
to do some drinking (not me) and dancing (yes me). Maria (birthday girl) got a free birthdary drink from a bar girl
(she was a sweetie). You will not believe how difficult it was to pick out internet-safe photos.
I was thoroughly nauseated by the end of the night and spent a little time slumped over a toilet (I was, however,
lucid enough to put a toilet seat cover down) and all I wanted to do was lie down (which I did on the floor just
outside the bathroom). I didn't throw up until we got back to the hotel room, though. You know what the worst
part is? I remember just about everything relatively well, which means that I wasn't all that drunk. I was just sick.
Oh, and if you're wondering who those random guys are, they insisted that I take their picture. And now it's on the
internet. I hope they're happy.
Day TWO Saturday, December 17
Needless to say, I woke up hungover and still nauseated. It turns out that both Aaron and Andy were also vomity
the previous night but for some reason they seemed fine ;P And so did everyone else.
What I really wanted was some PHO. My lovely, lovely friends indulged my craving and we went to go look for
some after dragging Aaron and Andy away from the hold'em tables.
Afterward we split up for a little Vegas sightseeing and Steph pick-upping. We (Maria, April, Aaron, Brian) went to
the Wynn and walked around while waiting for the other group to get back with their precious cargo (Steph). After
they came we walked around a bit more and then split up again...Maria and I went to go see Wynn's private art
collection and the others went elsewhere.
Maria and I met up with Steph, April and Aaron after finishing up at the gallery and we headed back to our room to
start getting ready to go out that night. Unfortunately Steph's luggage was still in the other car so she had to
wait until they got back before she could start getting washed up and dressed. Anyway, they got back eventually
and we headed out to dinner at Roy's after getting dressed.
Now what sucks is that this is right about when my camera battery died. #$!4. Well, we went to Roy's and then to Tangerine at Treasure Island (for cheap thanks to Aaron :D) where Maria had a slightly humiliating (amusing for the rest of us) involving TI's squeaky clean bathroom and a hotel wheelchair =X We got back at around 3 and I went straight to bed and barely slept since I had to be up at 6 to catch my flight. I was in horrible condition the next morning but it was well worth it :)