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Jan. 6th, 2008 09:54 pm
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(Written Saturday)
I know I said I was done with the Vegas posts, but I keep thinking of little things. And I'm still sick(ish) so you have to bear with my whims, sorry! I've barely been out of the house for a whole week, for goodness sake. Apparently I have had the full-fledged flu - I had a flu shot ages ago but they said there's a strain going around that wasn't included in the shot this year, so that probably explains it. I am getting better, but slowly. I ended up calling in sick to work again yesterday so I sure hope I'm fit to go back on Monday. Seems like I ought to be, though.


For one thing, there turns out to be a Zumanity game online - you can see quite a bit of the "hula hoop" act if you're patient enough to mess with it - and more and more of "Julia" too, apparently. I wouldn't really call what I saw of it NSFW but it may get there eventually - I didn't get far enough along to be sure. I don't know that most people's work would approve much of that game - or at least of Julia's outfit! - in any case. Depends on your workplace, I guess. (You get an introduction by the lovely Antonio, for a bonus. And bits of the music, too.)

Also, apparently the Zumanity emcee is a guy named Joey Arias, who has been with the show from the beginning - four years - and is leaving as of the first of the year, so that means we saw one of his last performances.


Rob had on a Texas Longhorn shirt in Vegas. I had bought it for him at Kohl's, I think, a year or two ago - he could care less about football but he likes the shirt. The funny thing was that he got stopped a couple of times on Friday by men who either wanted to know the Holiday Bowl score or wanted to talk about Texas' fabulous victory. Rob didn't come up with much of an answer either time, not surprisingly. I answered the one about the score - I had happened to walk by a TV Thursday night and saw that it was 40-something to 20-something, so I was pretty sure that we had won. The man who asked looked sort of shocked when I started answering the question - I'm not sure if he was shocked that Rob didn't know or that I did! (It's funny, though, nobody pays much attention to that shirt at home.)

Another thing was that we said something to the shuttle driver on the way out about it getting more crowded for the holiday weekend, and he said nobody was flying in, they were all driving in, and that was why his business sucked so much. So I guess that influx of Americans I was talking about was mostly people driving over from California, or maybe Arizona or somewhere. We Texans don't much think of driving to Vegas as a possibility, it's too far - not unless you have a couple of weeks to spare, anyway.



The Aladdin

I found this picture of the Aladdin from our 2004 trip - it is almost unrecognizable from the outside as the same place. I don't really think they've done much to the upper floors other than tearing out that center section with the minarets and things, but the whole front facade has been completely redone on the lower floors. (Hmm, aladdincasino.com takes you to a flashier webpage than planethollywood.com does, for some reason, and it shows you the difference fairly clearly.)

Or, this one of my pictures gives you the idea, too:

Planet Hollywood

And incidentally, I think all the Vegas pictures are online that are going online, more or less - here.



(We are going to spend a night at Beau Rivage in April, when we go to Ohio, since we're flying Skybus out of Gulfport, anyway. I'm not holding my breath that we'll repeat our fabulous gambling luck, but oh well.)

Date: 2008-01-07 12:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrissa.livejournal.com
I initially read that as "Beau Ravage." Which is...a rather different idea, really.

Date: 2008-01-07 03:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] columbina.livejournal.com
Ooh la la!

Date: 2008-01-07 04:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
It's kind of a stupid name for a casino, anyway. They're in Mississippi, what are they doing trying to be all Frenchified and everything?

Date: 2008-01-08 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyloo76.livejournal.com
I think there was a fair bit of French colonization on the Coast. We have a lot of French named towns around here (although no one pronounces them properly).

Date: 2008-01-11 04:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
That was really what I was thinking of, the pronunciation thing. Cajuns somehow manage to mangle French charmingly. The rest of the South, not so much.

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