Monday, October 6, 2008

What Ad Exec Came Up With This One?


Never been a fan of this ridiculous saying. Maybe it's because I'm drawing nearer to my mid-30's, my wayward, misspent teenage angst long over. Or maybe it's that I've never been to Vegas with a bunch of Crack Whores (and those gals know who they are--love y'all!), trolling the strip in a drunken state, searching for Crack Mutts. (That's "male slut," in case you didn't know.)

No...not a fan of this ad campaign. I wanted y'all to know. It's not a big deal, just something I needed to get off my chest. I feel better.

We are now back on East coast time, having spent five days in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. We ate a lot...walked a lot...played a lot of penny slots...won some...lost some...ate a lot...saw some good shows... and well, we pretty much had a great time. Before I share pictures and regale you with Sin City stories, today I want to take a moment and get all Hallmark/Lifetime Television for Women on y'all. Prepare for the schmaltz...'cause I missed you while I was away from the world o' blogging, and I think you need to know just how much. Witness:

*Our first full morning in Vegas was spent poolside...and the woman sitting to my right looked so familiar that I was guilty of staring from behind my sunglasses. About an hour into my stalking I realized..."She looks exactly like Swirl Girl!" Yep...thinking about bloggy pals while soaking up the sun. Good times.

*Also while poolside I finally read Dark Lover, the vamp book Kat's been begging me to read for the past few months. Then I e-mailed to tell her I'd read it...and liked it...good vaca reading. (Thanks for being my literary touchstone, Kat--especially today, while in the airport bookstore. We talked about Rhea during that conversation, too...started The Eight, and I'm loving it!)

*Heather, I didn't see your sister-in-law. But I did deduce that Scott & Joe can spend a weekend playing video nonsense while you and I take a casino trip somewhere...Ohio has those floating gambling barges, right? Let's bring Michelle and Becky, too. I'm a big spender when it comes to penny slots.

*Speaking of penny slots, thanks for the Hot Hot Penny tip, Heather. I was up $50 at one point! Also, thanks for the big, bad wolf (swoon!).

*On Saturday I couldn't get away from college football...no, I wasn't in my room watching, but every single store, restaurant, or casino I walked into had the games on. And, like a good friend, I made sure to check and see if Debbie and Tiffany's teams won. They did. Georgia was open. All's well in the world of collegiate pigskins. (And Debbie...your post today came from your head and heart, but I could've written every single word myself. I love you. And your public-schooled kids.)

*Julie, you know the second my phone died I panicked...because how could I go any amount of time without texting you? I mean, please...come on. Thank God I got my new one. My new pink one, of course!

*Insane Mama, tomorrow I'm posting the picture I took especially for me and you. Because we are cool. And I'm not embarrassed to be a tourist, standing on the corner of the Strip, taking photos of random things. All for you, my dear.

*Went into True Religion...thought of Sassy Stephanie. Ate a meal that Live. Love. Eat's Stephanie could've made much more palatable. Saw a frazzled mother flying with a baby and worried about Cara's flight with sweet Sophie. Spent half of my flight home on Sunday wondering if Amy jumped from a plane...she did...go read. Oh my head, it's so exciting!

*Our plane had monitors in each headset so that passengers could enjoy a movie (I watched the new Indiana Jones), television, trivia games, music, and even flight info--a map showing the flight's progression from Nevada to Atlanta. Jennifer P., I now know where Idaho is. And that makes me very happy!

*Kathy, I saw a tarty lil' thing strutting her stuff on a platform, in the middle of the Flamingo's casino, to the vocal stylings of Britney. For a moment I thought it was you. The I realized it wasn't. And I died a little on the inside. You were made for Vegas, girl.

And on and on and on...truly, I missed y'all while on my Vegas vacation, and thought of you while in the middle of neon & flashing lights. I've learned that I never truly leave it all behind. Because it just wouldn't have been fun if I didn't think of my bloggy peeps for a full 5 days. I kind of dig y'all in a very big way.

Do they have a Hallmark card for that sentiment? Let's make one, shall we? And you know Lifetime's next made-for-television movie needs to be about the love and support found amongst the blogging world. Who would play each of us?






34 comments:

Tiffany said...

Guess where my parents are? Vegas baby.

Again, I SO would've driven up!!!

Did you eat breakfast at the Peppermill? Probably not.. I think its a place only us long time Vegas frequent... but it treats a hangover.

Yes, all is right in the world of college football.. although I really need Debbie's Penn State boys to lose.

Tiffany said...

Oh, one more thing... Jared is totally a Crack Mutt.

Where do you come up with this stuff?

TattooedMinivanMom said...

What up! I just posted about my trip to Vegas too. Small, small world. Glad you had fun!

Amy said...

I missed you too!! Thanks for thinking of me. I'm glad you're home, safe and sound (glad I am too). I can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip!!

heathersister said...

Welcome home Lula. We missed you.

Caroline said...

So glad you had a good time but then again...did we think you wouldn't? I'm well into Eclipse now - they finally arrived on Saturday, otherwise I would have a new mailman after strangling the old one. Its moving a bit slow right now, but I'm sticking with it. Bella hasn't done anything too stupid yet...

All that might change later on this morning as I continue reading.

Heather said...

Ohio doesn't actually have the gambling riverboat casinos, Indiana does, but that's close enough. I've only been once. When we get together, we are so planning the next trip, girl.

So glad you made it home in one piece. I barely survived my weekend (work was fine, home, not so much).

This was a great post. If Hallmark hasn't made a card for this yet, I'll go ahead and design one. And send it to you. Email me your mailing address (I need it for Mapquest anyway...only one more month!!!)

Missed you, girl!

sassy stephanie said...

My parents just moved to Vegas. I need to go visit. The last time I was there, I was 3 months preggo, so you can just imagine how much fun that was. Didja buy some sassy jeans in there? Mmmm...love TRs.

Screw Blogher. We all need to do a SITS meet up in Vegas. That would be FUUUN.

sassy stephanie said...

Oh, AND...I am not a fan of the Vegas slogan either. I know it is all about going, having fun, etc. but that slogan is a bit much. Like it is promoting deep sin. I also hate the "priceless" Master Card campaign. Both are so worn out.

KimmyJ said...

That is sweet and sick all at the same time, swick! :) So glad you are home and had a good time.

Meaghan said...

Stopping by via SITS. Hope you have a great week!

-Meaghan

Jen said...

Just stopped by for a visit and read back over the last few post. I love it. Thanks for the laugh and your pumpkin dish looks amazing.

Vicki said...

You had a lot on your mind during your trip :) Glad you had a good time with one more shot of warm weather! Did you go on the dam tour again?

Mama Dawg said...

Sounds like you had a blast! Glad you're back!

Live.Love.Eat said...

So glad you had a great time AND thought of us too while doing it!!!! I feel very blessed that I was one you thought of!!!! I thought of you too because I made that Pumpkin Crisp yesterday. OMG!!!! And the leftovers are sitting just 20 feet away from me at work. Afternoon delight!!!!!

Brandy said...

How about this for a Hallmark card...
(Front)
What happens in Vegas does NOT stay in Vegas...

(Inside)
When you blog!

Errrr..okay not that great but at least I tried.

Welcome back!

Rhea said...

OK, what did you say about ME?! You and Kat are always talking about me, aren't you?! I just knew it!

Glad you had fun in Vegas! Missed you! I'm still lusting after those shoes you showed us.

Kat said...

I do the same thing. I am constantly reminded about things I have read by my blogging buddies. But talking about you guys in everday conversation is sometimes tricky.

So, you finished Dark Lover. And picked up The Eight. What else did you finish??

Glad you are home. Now let's see pictures with the shoes!

JourneytoFamily said...

I loved being able to share in your Vegas adventures in real time through your drunk texts. :) I'm kidding everyone... she wasn't drunk. I was.

* TONYA * said...

Isn't it funny how blogging becomes such a large part of our life that we think of our blogging buddies no matter where we are and what we are doing.

So glad you had a great trip.

Dawn said...

Thanks for sharing your trip!! I'm glad you had a good time!

Good N Crazy said...

Okay. Jyl from MommyGossip sent me your way.

She said EVERYone loves you? And I'm all..well if EVERYone loves you then I better come see why? And...I seeeeeee

all that name dropping, you rock.

Las Vegas? not so much. I was there a year ago while hubby was at a convention and I had the kids...um...NEVER take kids to LV. Dumb.

that friday picture rocks btw.

ParentingPink said...

Ok - you can steal super-fab from me if I can steal "crack mutts" from you! OMG! I can't stop laughing!

I've never been to Vegas - but now you've inspired me to go (that and the fact that I am secretly dying to see the 'flying Elvis's'). Sounds like you had a a great time...good for you! Hope you drank one for me!

Becky said...

That's great you had such a good time!
I have never been to Vegas...it kind of scares me after the HBO show "Taxicab Confessions"!!

Come over to my blog and vote for me!!

Karen said...

Glad you had a good time and survived 'Sin City' or 'Lost Wages' as others call it.

Welcome back :-)

Now that you have read 'Dark Lover' you need to read the others in the series and find out what happens to the rest of the Black Dagger Bros....

Heather said...

I picture Gale looking like the big, bad, wolf. I missed you too...although I feel like we really bonded on your trip. So many delicious emails containing our crack mutts of choice. We were born to take Vegas together. I would do a pole routine just. for. you.

Christie said...

I so want to get away...sounds like you had fun! I have to admit, I'm a little envious.

Good N Crazy said...

Okay. Miss famous blogger. Everyone telling I must read miss famous Lula! And I do. and I comment even. And oh joy of joys SHE reads my work. My blog, my baby.

But then.....

Oh my gosh, I can't reply to her comments. She is of the famous stinky NO-Reply Blogger!

If you care...and I hope you do...

See:

http://goodandcrazypeople.blogspot.com/2008/09/dear-no-reply-blogger.html

IT is my personal mission to get the word out about Mr. No-reply.

Can you help?

Insane Mama said...

I totally would have driven up to meet you too! We really are cool arn't we? I love that about us.

I wake up thinking about my blogging friends sometinmes and it makes me happy :)
XOXO

Marrdy said...

Glad you had fun in Vegas. You could have made a stop here in Utah and spent Saturday in the rain!!

Michelle said...

Just stopped by from SITS. Girl you are seriously entertaining....but I'm sure you hear that all the time! Glad I found your blog!

Debbie said...

Wow! You did miss us! I loved your shout outs to everyone...It was like reading a dedication on a CD cover which BTW I always read...I find them interesting...and Hallmarky...in a good way ;)

CaraBee said...

Just returning from my own blogging sabbatical - what a lovely post! Sophie was actually pretty good on the plane this time, although it was still exhausting. I miss the days of reading and sleeping on planes.

I feel so out of touch with all my blogpeeps. It'll take me days to get caught up. Glad you had a good time!

Angie's Spot said...

Isn't it funny how we carry our bloggy buddies everywhere? I find myself thinking of all my bloggy pals whenever I'm doing something fun.