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Friday, March 30, 2007

Sister sisterrrrrrr

Hee-hee's coming for a visit. I'm already excited! Las Vegans always say the only reason to go down to the strip or to do touristy things is when someone comes to visit. Luckily, Hilary's done the main LV crap (cirque show, pirate show, gambling, seeing most of the major casinos), so I get to take her to the cool in-depth tourist crap!
When she arrives Wednesday, i think we'll take a bar tour of really good beer and my favorite spots.
The Freakin Frog is a UNLV hangout so we can pickup young men and drink belgian beer. We'll head across the street to Crown and Anchor for an english pub atmosphere. Then drive over to the Divebar for a rock-n-roll scene and end the east side tour at The Double Down-the happiest (and dirtiest) place on earth! Maybe we'll hit up the Emergency Room themed bar, the posh looking Artisan,, the Art Bar, and the $1 PBR home-Slanted Clam on the way home.
On Thursday, very hungover, we will check into the Golden Nugget and bask all day in their newly renovated, completely awesome pool! Then we can explore Freemont street all night drinking dollar margaritas, gambling for cheap, going to the Beauty bar, Downtown, the Griffin-and maybe i can convince her to eat at a buffet.
Friday leaves the regular touristy stuff. We'll walk the strip, probably gamble at the Riviera or Slots 'o Fun for a nickle a game, drink a Scorpion at the Peppermill and maybe enjoy dinner at the Top of the World! We might catch a show that night too.

It will definitely be a hilarious and fun time. I'll get to go places and do things I normally wouldn't (and I'm assuming she wouldn't either), and it'll just be good to be with my sister sister again.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Viva Las Vegas?

Yesterday I went to yet another place to talk about renting out a room for an all ages battle of bands. And yet again-I got a no. I'm so discouraged that no one cares about kids and supporting them in this town. I'm over 21, I guess I shouldn't be complaining-i drinking whenever i can, wherever i can, i'm at the prime party time of my life at the prime party spot of the nation. I suppose it's a catch 22: it's constant drunk spring break in Las Vegas, but i never get to go back to regular non-spring break time.
In New York you can semi-escape by going to Central Park, or a zoo, or a museum. Sure, there's suburbs here, but say i'm speaking from a 16-year-olds view: there's nothing for kids to do here! I was talking to somebody about growing up here, telling them that Hanover didn't have anything special either. But we'd go to movies, malls, hang out the house, football games, parks-all things every small town or big city has! Why can't kids here do that and be happy?
Well when a city is based on partying-that's the only thing it really cares about. It promotes drinking, it promotes sex, it promotes being up all night to party-not thing kids need to start at age 13. Being a drug addict or having sex all the time or drinking at 18 doesn't make you a bad person, but what the affect the lifestyle has on people can.
No wonder Las Vegans are completely depressed about life and complain all the time-they've put so much shit into their body and their brain all their life. They don't learn that there's redeeming qualities about making your self and your body happy so they never will be. They never want to leave here because they don't realize there's an advantage to that. The next closest place is about 4 hours away so they haven't grown up learning there's more out there and there's different people to meet. Working service or retail jobs for their whole life is no big deal, cause those can be the best paying jobs here.
I really like Las Vegas sometimes, and everybody that said 'you'll hate it there'-never really had a reason. But i know why-the people don't care about themselves, each other, and it's lead me to realize there's no way it'll change. There's no future here that will lead to a good career anywhere else. I guess I should just come back on spring break.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Party Time

Our parties are always a good time. And everybody always gets real drunk. And we always have good themes. This time: 90's hip hop wigger/white trash

I went for a TLC-esque look

Including sweet tattoos and gold teeth

Stacy didn't have an outfit, so I thought my sweet velour jumpsuit would go well

Nick and Crum show up yelling yo yo yo

We put our dirtyass couch outside in the backyard. Which...made it look even more ghetto

A couple work girls roll in, completely wasted, and were the life of the party. They knocked on everybody's 40's and foam was everywhere.

My boy Vince was wasted and got in a super bad car accident going home, but luckily he's ok!

And by the end of the night, we put on rediculous jumpsuits and jumped all over the walls

A lot of people came, different policemen rolled up about 3 or 4 times, Liz walked into the glass door, I was pushed down the stairs, a broken 40 bottle slit my hand, and a fight broke out in our kitchen. And unfortunately, I woke up to my laptop screen shattered. Our house still smells like a lot of beer, but it was worth it.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Vegas Friends?

Maybe it's that I didn't "grow up" in Vegas-but half, if not the majority, of my friends are from here. They all think this is true, but i beg to differ on a few.


FRIENDS: Tell you not to do something stupid when drunk

Las Vegas FRIENDS: Will post 360 degree security so you dont get caught

FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs

Las Vegas FRIENDS: Call your parents drunk as hell and tell them about the fat chick you tried to pick up

FRIENDS: Hope the night out drinking goes smoothly, and hope that no one is late for the ride home.

Las Vegas FRIENDS: Know some wild shit will happen, and set up rally points and an E & E route.

FRIENDS: Bail you out of jail and tell you what you did was wrong.

Las Vegas FRIENDS: Will be sitting next to you saying, Damn...that shit was fun "

FRIENDS: Cry with you.

Las Vegas FRIENDS: laugh at you

FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.

Las Vegas FRIENDS: Steal each other ' s stuff so often nobody remembers who bought it in the first place.

FRIENDS: Are happy that someone picked up a one night stand and leave them alone.

Las Vegas FRIENDS: Will Crawl naked into the room with a camera and hope for the tag team.

FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.

Las Vegas FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that ' s what the crowd is doing.

Las Vegas FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds ass that left you.

FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.

Las Vegas FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, "I'm home!"

FRIENDS: Will try and talk to the bouncer when you get tossed out of the bar.

Las Vegas FRIENDS: Will buck up and go after the bouncer for touching you on the way out.

FRIENDS: Will wish you had enough money to go out that night, and are sorry you couldn't come.

Las Vegas FRIENDS: Will share their last dollar with you, drag you along, and try to steal free drinks all night.


FRIENDS: Will take your drink away when they think you've had enough.

Las Vegas FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place and say, "Bitch, you better drink the rest of that shit, you know we don't waste. That's alcohol abuse!!!"

FRIENDS: Want the money they loaned you back next week.

Las Vegas Friends: Can't begin to remember who owes who money after taking care of each other for so long.

FRIENDS: Will say "I can't handle Tequila anymore".

Las Vegas FRIENDS: Will say "okay, just one more..." and then 2 minutes later "okay, just one more!".

FRIENDS: Will talk shit to the person who talks shit about you.

Las Vegas FRIENDS: Will knock them the Fuck out!!

FRIENDS: Will tell you "They'd take a bullet for you."

Las Vegas FRIENDS: Will actually take a bullet for you.

FRIENDS: Will ignore this

Las Vegas FRIENDS: Will repost this

Maybe they don't know that you can have drunk, hilarious friends that will also be there for you and care about you. I havent seen somebody from Vegas like that yet.

Monday, March 12, 2007

The Yearly Mark

After graduating, moving to Baltimore, and realizing I didn't really enjoy it, I thought moving to a different city every year until I found a great job or my handsome, rich, wonderful future husband, would be a great idea! First was Baltimore, and then was Las Vegas. I've had a lot of fun here-I know a hell of a lot of people, I've had great opportunities, and I've been able to unleash my inner party animal almost every day of the week. Unfortunately, I don't have any great friends here or a secure job.

My roommate is ending our lease in August; he got orders to go to Korea. All the other roommates are gone to Austin, Portland, San Diego, etc. I thought I'd forego my yearly move because I'd been having a lot of fun here, but this is the push I needed to go back on my city-wide adventures.

Thinking where I'd like go next, I thought should I leave Las Vegas?
Pros: I know a lot of people. I get to play my oboe here. I get to set up shows (if things will start working out). I'm starting Punk Rock Karaoke! Things are really cheap and there's always somewhere to go and something to do. I love the weather.
Cons: I don't have any real good friends and I don't think I'm going to make any. I'm sick of the bars and people-there's nothing left to discover. There are a lot of opportunities, but they aren't stable enough to help me in the long run. It's really far away from my friends and family.

I've been putting a list together of other cities I might like to try. So the pros and cons of those are
It's a really cool and pretty city. Not too far from PA either.
But I don't know anyone there. It's more expensive than LV. I don't have any job prospects. And it gets way cold.

It's young and liberal. Morgan lives there and can introduce me to lots of people. Everything's walking distance. My car insurance will be cheaper. I can transfer Urban Outfitters and I have hookups with job prospects. A good, growing music scene. Some 24 hour places. Really affordable.
But I hate hipsters and it's pretty much the mecca of all. It gets really rainy. It seems like a very transitional city where I'd end up wanting to move again. It's still real far from PA.

San Jose/San Fran
I've never been, but Chade thinks I'll adore it. It's right by the beach. Great weather. A lot of music with some major companies in the area.
But it's really expensive. And the only person I know is an ex boyfriend.

The only reason it's on the list is because that's where my friends live. And i'd be near home which i miss a lot.
I don't love Pittsburgh-I think it's boring and I'd get sick of it real fast. There's no opportunity for me to grow in the music business career there, I'd just be working at some random job and wasting my life.

So as of now, 5 months away, Portland is looking quite possible. Though it hasn't stopped me from applying to cool jobs anywhere. I wonder where I'll be April 2008.