My Vegas Vent

Welcome to my world. It's Vegas, baby! What the hell do you want from me?

Friday, February 10, 2006

drinkin' with the mouse

that's right kids, the big D. the Land, if you will. R and I are packing up and hitting the road this afternoon. a quick stop to crash with my rents in Cali then chillin' with the mouse tomorrow. I am VERY excited!!! it's my first time.........*blush*

let's admit it, it's been a tough month. esp for my R. he needs a serious break from all this and hey, how could the happiest place on earth NOT make it a bit better?? I know we're going to have a freakin' blast and I can't wait!!!! I've been singing that damn song all week and I swear I've seen that commercial with the kids too excited to sleep at least 47 times this week. yeeeehaaaaww!!

cuz I'm goin' to Disneyland!!!!!!!!!!

*note to self*
ears..........

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

who knew?

1. My uncle once: donned Elvis shades and sideburns @ Elvis-O-Rama
2. Never in my life: have i cheated in a relationship
3. When I was five: my sister tossed me a pop up that nailed me in the left eye. it was my 1st of many sports related injuries.
4. High School is: a learning experience that i never want to relive.
5. My parents are: wonderful people that have taught me how to be a good person.
6. I once met: a one armed juggler. damn carnies.....
7. There's this girl I know who: got so drunk she got on a table and stripped in a sports bar in Atlanta. no, wasn't me..........but i was there.
8. Once, at a bar: my pal G and i rocked "Paradise By The Dashboard Lights". that's the night our legacy was born.........
9. Last night: i sat and watched R and his pals drink and play poker while i tossed $20 into the penny slots
10. Next time I go to church: will be when i see one on tv.
11. When I turn my head left, I see: my nightstand covered in candles and pretty flowers.
12. When I turn my head right, I see: stacks of cds, pics of friends, more candles and my velvet Elvis.
13. How many days until my birthday?: 30. dammit...
14. If I was a character written by Shakespeare I'd be: Puck
15. By this time next year: R and i will have been together 18 months
16. A better name for me would be: Greta. i had a teacher named Greta in 2nd grade and i thought it was so fancy.
17. I have a hard time understanding: ppl living in OUR country who don't bother to learn english. that just pisses me off.
18. If I ever go back to school I: will obviously be insane.
19. You know I like you if: i tell you you're "fancy!"
20. If I won an award, the first person I'd thank would be: momma and daddy
21. Take my advice: tell the ppl you love how you feel about them.
22. My ideal breakfast is: anything cooked and served by someone else
23. If you visit my hometown: you'll wonder how and the hell a coolass chick like me could hail from there.
24. Why won't someone: tell those ppl on American Idol that they CAN NOT sing.
25. If you spend the night at my house: you're welcome to anything i have.
26. I'd stop my wedding: for nothing!! i've waited tooo damn long and dated far tooo many assholes to stop it.
27. The world could do without: war and hate
28. I'd rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: lick the belly of a snake
29. Paper clips are more useful than: dog shit.
30. If I do anything well, it is: love my boyfriend more than i could have imagined.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

4 things..........

4 Jobs You Have Had in Your Life
* costumed character, ice cream scooper, cotton candy maker, parking lot sweeper and various other acts of mischief @ an amusement park in the Dells
* care giver and teachers aid @ a day care while in high school
* coffee roaster @ the world's largest dairy store
* bookstore guru for the past zillion years

4 Movies You Could Watch Over and Over
* Coalminer's Daughter
* Wayne's World
* Major League
* any WWE stuff

4 Places You Have Lived (the last 4 for me. plenty more where these came from)
* Vegas
* Boston
* Delaware
* Louisville

4 TV Shows You Love to Watch
* Family Guy
* Roseanne
* Infomercials!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
* Monday Night RAW

4 Places You Have Been on Vacation
* baseball spring training all over Flordia
* baseball spring training in Phoenix
* Vegas/LA before i moved west
* NYC

4 Websites You Visit Daily
* people.com
* grouphug.us
* gmonkey's blog
* overheardinnewyork.com

4 of Your Favorite Foods
* ice cream
* chicken planks from Long John Silvers
* honey bbq chicken wings
* those chocolate sport bars i can only find ar Trader Joes

4 Places You Would Rather Be Right Now
* cheering on R at the poker table
* sleeping with R's arms wrapped around me
* running from the law
* on a cruise ship with my feet getting lovin' while a non-english speaking cabana boy rubs my belly and feeds me twinkies

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

instinctmag.com

i can admit it. if was cool enough to figure this out, i could just link it. but i can't. so i chucked the idea in the fuck it bucket and moved on. check out the Jan issue of instinct mag. that's my pal Ethan (no relation!) on the cover. actually, he works for me. so, if you like boys who like boys and want to see a hottie, grab your dick and double click. okokok, i stole that from Avenue Q. HA! still damn funny....

nana and the jacuzzi

R and I took our first trip together this weekend. of course, it was a quick 90 minute drive, but still, a night away is always a good time. Laughlin is an "older, wiser and a tad more bluehaired" Vegas. imagine Vegas minus the nightclubs, big fancy hotels and the 40 and under crowd. *BAM* welcome to Laughlin!! R snagged us "the best room in town" called the Nebraska Chief. what the hell kind of name is that? the selling point? the huge ass jacuzzi with sliding mirror doors to the bedroom. teeeheeee. let's just say that I went a wee bit overboard with the bubbles and lost R in them on a few occasions. btw we are SO getting one of those in our place! hands down, sold! we grabbed dinner at the Dining Car or whatever it's called and had a lovely table overlooking the nickel slots where the Nana's and Pappy's of the world rocked it hardcore. and the phrase of the night? "We are def the hottest people here". yeah, by a good 40 years.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

have you ever...?

all my accomplishments are bold...........

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside a castle
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said 'I love you' and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Done a striptease...i was young and needed the $$$
11. Bungee jumped
...i was 15 and 17.
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long, and watched the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game
too many to count
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Touched an iceberg.
20. Slept under the stars
21. Changed a baby's diaper.
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
23. Watched a meteor shower

24. Gotten drunk on champagne ask R about that
25. Given more than you can afford to charity
26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
28. Had a food fight.......college
29. Bet on a winning horse
Derby, baby!
30. Called in sick when you were not ill
31. Asked out a stranger it was a dare, he said yes and was a dick.
32. Had a snowball fight
33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier
34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can...........R?
35. Held a lamb

36. Enacted a favorite fantasy
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip
38. Taken an ice cold bath
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a street person
40. Seen a total eclipse
41. Ridden a roller coaster
42. Hit a home run
43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days...Australia in 98. i just couldn't leave.
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking

45. Adopted an accent for an entire day
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
everytime i go to sleep and wake up next to R.
48. Had two hard drives for your computer
49. Visited all 50 states/every county
50. Loved your job...when i was a trainer
51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
Christan on Cinco De Mayo in Boston. moments later he puked all over my feet.
52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied.......never
53. Had amazing friends I have friends now I would do anything for....can't count em' all on both hands
54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country......and the pics to prove it.
55. Watched wild whales........in Boston
56. Stolen a sign
it wasn't for me!
57. Backpacked in Europe

58. Taken a road-trip.....plenty of those
59. Rock climbed
never again......
60. Lied to foreign government's official in that country to avoid notice
61. Midnight walk on the beach
63. Visited Ireland
64. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love...damn you JL!
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them

66. Visited Japan
67. Benchpressed your own weight

68. Milked a cow.............I'm from Kentucky
69. Alphabetized your records........it's just the way it is, dammit.
70. Pretended to be a superhero.......everyday.
71. Sung karaoke....G and i rockin' Meatloaf like no other. we're what legends are made of.
72. Lounged around in bed all day

73. Posed nude in front of strangers...not that i know of
74. Scuba diving
75. Got it on to "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye.....R, this needs to change.
76. Kissed in the rain
77. Played in the mud
78. Played in the rain
79. Gone to a drive-in theater....not since i was a kid
80. Done something you should regret, but don't regret.
HA!
81. Visited the Great Wall of China
82. Discovered that someone who's not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog HAAAAAAA!
83. Dropped Windows in favor of something better
84. Started a business
85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken ....bastard.
86. Toured ancient sites
87. Taken a martial arts class ...judo when i was a kid
88. Got in a fight for the honor of a woman
89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
90. Gone fishing, and didn't care if you had any bait on the line.
91. Been in a movie.....a story for another time
92. Crashed a party
93. Loved someone you shouldn't have.
96. Shack up for a whole weekend.

97. Gone without food for 5 days
98. Made cookies from scratch
99. Won first prize in a costume contest
....i was ET in like 1983?
100. Ridden a gondola in Venice
101. Gotten a tattoo
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on
103. Rafted the Snake River
104. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
105. Got flowers for no reason
106. Masturbated in a public place........again, a story for another time
107. Got so drunk you don't remember
exactly!
108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug
109. Performed on stage
110. Been to Las Vegas....???
111. Recorded music
a snappy song titled "You Know It" way back in 1989 with brother Brett
112. Eaten shark
113. Had a one-night stand *ahem*
114. Performed a stand-up comedy routine or sketch

115. Seen Siouxsie
116. Bought a house
117. Been in a combat zone
118. Buried one/both of your parents
119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off.....just don't ask.
120. Been on a cruise ship

121. Spoken more than one language fluently
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
123. Bounced a check
124. Performed in Rocky Horror
125. Read - and understood - your credit report
126. Raised children
127. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
128. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour dierks 4 times this year. does that count????
129. Created and named your own constellation of stars
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country in the Grampians in Australia. AWESOME!
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
132. Called or written your Congress person/Member of Parliament
133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
134. ...more than once?
how do you think i got to Vegas?
135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge/Q E II Bridge
136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking ...and rolled down the windows to share.
137. Had an abortion or your female partner did
138. Had plastic surgery
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
140. Wrote articles for a large publication
141. Lost over 100 pounds
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback ...terrified
143. Piloted an airplane
144. Petted a stingray....which was cool!
145. Broken someone's heart.....nothing but a bloody trail behind me...
146. Helped an animal give birth
a calf when i was about 7.
147. Been fired or laid off from a job
148. Won money on a T.V. game show
149. Broken a bone my ring toe
150. Killed a human being....and would you really admit to it?
151. Gone on an African photo safari
152. Ridden a motorcycle
153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100mph
154. Had anything besides your ears pierced
155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
157. Ridden a horse
158. Had major surgery
159. Had sex on a plane
160. Had a snake as a pet
161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing LA to Baltimore
163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours after i got home from Australia
164. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
165. Visited all 7 continents
166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
167. Eaten kangaroo meat ...poor Skippy.
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground
169. Been a sperm or egg donor
170. Eaten sushi
171. Had your picture in the newspaper ...i was a star athlete back in the day.
172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime 173. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
174. Gotten someone fired for their actions scandal!
175. Gone back to school
176. Parasailed ......again, young and stupid. but damn it was fun!
177. Changed your name
178. Petted a cockroach
179. Eaten fried green tomatoes........i'm a good southern girl, dammit.
180. Read The Odyssey

181. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them ...i have a lovely peppermill from a fancy resturant in Philly.
183. ...and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
184. Taught yourself an art from scratch
185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating. Dove, quail, fish, rabbit etc.....a chicken on my grandparents farm
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt 1
187. Skipped all your school reunions
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
189. Been elected to public office
190. Written your own computer language
191. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream...being with R
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
193. Built your own PC from parts
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
195. Had a booth at a street fair.
196. Dyed your hair
197. Been a DJ
198. Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal
199. Written your own role playing game
200. Been arrested
201. Shot someone
202. Sang a solo in public, while sober ....damn dares.
203. Kissed a hummingbird
204. Given birth
205. Eaten some tree-bark
206. Baked your own bread, without a machine
207. Braided the bread

208. Foraged and eaten wild food, and/or used wild herbs as medicine
209. Climbed a waterfall
210. Walked in total darkness
211. Went snorkling in the Great Barrier Reef
212. Been mistaken as someone of the opposite sex, and they never realized
it
213. Had a supernatural experience
214. Performed at a poetry reading
215. Been to a fetish party...the same night i was invited to the Fuck Palace! i was 19 and NO, i never made it to the FP.
216. Been strip searched
217. Gone to a strip club .....Toy Tiger, anyone?
218. Gotten hate mail from something of yours that had been published
219. Met someone in person who you first knew on-line. that's how i found my one and only, R
220. Cross-dressed
221. Told off your boss and quit your job.
222. Held a Hummingbird.
223. Had a poem published.
224. Been in love with more than one person at one time.
225. Listened to criticism with an open mind and let it improve you.

226. Had unprotected sex and then fretted for the next three weeks about its possible consequences.
227. Truly fallen into a drooling, jerking, snoring sleep in public. .....on the T in boston
228. Told your mother about your sex life. NO, but she asks!
229. Worked for a government agency
230. Been a member of 4-H. ....and hated every second of it.
231. Had you parents kick you out of the house.
232. Dated a guy that wore more make-up than you did.
233. Been booed offstage.
234. Trainhopped. .......New Years Eve in NYC
235. Met a celebrity hero only to be sorely disappointed by their rudeness.
236. Dated a celebrity......only in my mind
237. Studied Wicca.
238. Cried like a baby in the dentist chair.
239. Wrote a published book.
240. Wrote a screenplay.
241. Googled exes. .......you know who you are.
242. Flirted with underage kids at all-ages shows.
243. Go-go danced on stage with a band. .......birthdays dancing in the cages. wonder where those pics are?
244. Dated a musician who then left you for a skanky groupie or another musician. he was a whore.......
245. Attended an event that recreated an era so perfectly that you actually felt like you travelled in time
246. Watched all the episodes of an old TV show in one sitting
247. Ballroom danced for three hours with almost no breaks
248. Looked at a city from the 92nd floor of a building ...Boston
249. picked up a dead rat off the street and chucked it at someone...OH but how it crossed my mind so many, many times in Boston
250. put up flyers that advertised nothing
251. been inside a crack house....to rescue a friend.
252. thrown up on a crowded street in broad daylight...wicked bad food poisoning
253. been in charge of 60 kids at one time, for more than three hours
hello--birth control!
254. been to an easter parade while wearing an outlandish hat
255. been in a chinese graveyard
256. made a sculpture shown in a public place
257. Admitted you were wrong about something. everyday....
258. Thought that Beck was your friend, and said hello to him in a public place, even though he is not your friend and is a celebrity
259. Seen someone die in a Shoney's....and never eat there again???
260. Hit someone in the mouth with a golf club.
261. Given a Hitchker a ride.
262. Been to an AA meeting. ....as a supportive friend
263. Had a fanclub. that would be.........my blog
264. Given a speech to a group of over 100 people.
265. Been offered crack by a street person
266. Had a random stranger grab your ass again please!!
267. Been betrayed by a former friend stress the word FORMER
268. Banged a prostitute.
269. Been on a rope swing. ...over the lake at the farm
270. Kept something important someone told you in confidence a secret.
271. Meditated so deeply you lost attachment to all of your desires--if even for a little.
272. Been on the actual astroturf of The Meadowlands. Stones concert......circa 1998ish?
273. Auditioned to be a bassist in a death metal band.
274. Been cow tipping ...dude, i lived in Wisconsin.
275. Been to Niagra Falls.
276. Been proposed to
277. Given up smoking
278. Gone on a bender
279. Been in a play
280. Made a 'zine
281. Had Chicken Pox
282. Been a vegetarian
282. Met a President
282. Met a Prince/Princess

Monday, January 02, 2006

Resolutions?

welcome to 2006! I hope everyone had a lovely evening ringing in the new year. I had the pleasure of finishing a bottle of champagne then going to the Junction with my R and his friend J. more champagne, Stephranger? but of course! the best part of the night? latching on to my fave boy and getting a big, wet kiss as we rang in '06. perfect.

resolutions?
hmmmmmmmmmm.
1. love my boy with all my heart
2. get out of debt
3. I don't think it's possible but, have more sex with R. :)
4. see #1

all in all, 05 wasn't so bad. as much as I was dreading it, turning 30 wasn't so bad. the dating scene blew, but all of those horrible dates lead me to meet R. the boy of my dreams and the love of my life. before I met him I was ready to pack up and get the hell out of Vegas. gawd only knows where I'd be writing this from it we hadn't of taken a chance and went on our 1st date. he has changed my life in ways I never knew existed. being head over painted toenails with a wonderful man is more than I could have ever asked for. so bring it on 06! rock my world!

Sunday, December 25, 2005

holiday........schmoliday

ya know, working in retail makes you hate f*in Christmas and loathe the gawd-awful, yet soulful sounds of holiday music. most years I muddle thru the customer bullshit and the whine of "whadda ya mean you don't have it? BUT IT'S CHRISTMAS...." seriously people, this is retail and no, we don't give 2 shits if you get whatever and the hell little Bubba Joe dreams of. I look at the 25th as a freaking day off. that's about it. we haven't been "home" to KY in years and honestly. it's been the 4 of us for as long as I can remember. but this year, things changed. R and his family welcomed the rents and I with open arms. last night we met up with my rents and exchanged gifts. as usual R thrilled both the rents with his gifts. I swear, I wonder if they would sell me on the streets for him. nice, I know.

R gave me the most beautiful necklace. I silver chain with a gorgeous aquamarine charm. he has good taste..........hell, he picked me didn't he?

Johhny who?

yeah...........Johnny F*in Traitor is more like it! no more talky about this. money talks, ya bastard.