Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Vegas, baby, VEGAS!!

Vegas is a place where people turn off their social barometer. I think everyone has bought into “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” and therefore they go for whatever they can possibly get. Beth talked about the guys on the dance floor who didn’t understand our closed circle or wedding rings, and then they got offended when we told them to bug off. Kendra almost got in a fight with a girl who was purposely crowding her space, but she dirty looked her down and the girl and her friends scurried away, leaving the guy they were practically dry humping looking dazed and confused. I was watching, in case Kendra needed The Boot as backup. She did not. In the taxi line on the way home, some very old black man asked me if I wanted to buy a Rolex and when I said no, asked me if I wanted to take him home with me. Um, let me mull that ov -- NO. It’s not a pickup line I’ve ever heard before, and hope to never hear again. Becki had the best lines of the night that night though – one of my favorites being as we decided to leave Ghost Bar, she said “this place is dead anyway.” HA!! Get it? Ghost? Dead? Sigh. It’s no fun when you have to explain it.

No trip with us would be complete without some sort of major miscommunication. Therefore, there was some confusion around Beth’s arrival time in Vegas. Becki said she though Beth was arriving at 11 p.m. on Friday, and Kendra confirmed that when talking to Beth Thursday night. We were laying by the pool Friday morning when Beth called my phone. We had one of those conversations where each person thinks the other one knows what they’re taking about, when in actuality, neither knows. Finally, Beth says “so I should be there in about 30 minutes.” “What?” I said. “30 minutes from NOW??” “Yes,” Beth said “I’m in the taxi line at the airport right now.” And suddenly the entire confusing conversation began to make sense. And the sad thing was, none of this was alcohol-related confusion. We’ve just stopped listening to each other. But that was remedied as soon as Beth got to the pool and we all ordered ginormous tropical drinks. We still didn’t listen to each other, but at least we had an excuse. Kudos to me for using sunscreen both days, as I usually do not. But as a result, I wasn’t miserably sunburned and now I have a lovely tan.

I would like to say at this juncture how happy I am that I live in a place where I don’t have to rely on cabs for transportation. EVERY SINGLE cab driver we had creeped me out. Kendra mentioned our first cabbie, who said – and I quote – “do you girls want to see my new sex game?” Hmmm. Not sure what to do, especially since I was in the front seat. I just prayed he wouldn’t undo his pants or something or want to demonstrate on me. Gah GAAAAAHHHHHH!!! Kendra also mentioned our other cabbie, who complained about not meeting any “wild women”, and then commented that the size of my breasts coupled with the fact that I had a broken foot meant I must be a wild woman. Me and The Boot hightailed it into the hotel as fast as possible. The best part about that ride was when he ran over a cup and it popped out from under the tire and hit some girl walking down the strip. None of us actually saw it hit her, but we heard the “pop” and then a squeal. He was concerned, we couldn’t stop laughing.

If someone were to ask me what my favorite thing about Vegas was, I would say…earplugs. Yes, earplugs. You see, Becki is a petite flower in all respects except for when she sleeps. She’s got a snore louder than anyone you’ve ever heard. Thanks, sleep apnea. Anyway, the first night, Becki, Karen, Kendra and I were sharing a room, and right before we’re going to bed, Becki whips out earplugs. We’ve been friends for over 15 years and this has never occurred to me before. So that night, I slept so soundly that I didn’t hear Becki snoring and I apparently didn’t feel Karen touching my ass repeatedly. It’s ok though, because Karen’s hot. Friday night, after dancing for hours (with The Boot), the girls were going to check out the club in the Mirage, but I was done. So I put in my earplugs and heard nothing until morning. If you’ve ever spent time with us as a group, you know that we’re not quiet, so the earplugs must have been effective as I didn’t have to take anyone’s head off for waking me up. The same could not be said for Kendra, who grumbled loudly the next morning when we were going to leave for the pool. Karen said “Is the sun out?” And I said “Yes – except for apparently it is NOT out in Kendra’s room yet”. The earplugs also saved me from Kendra's ladylike yawns every morning. If by "ladylike" you mean "are there coyotes in here?" Oh, and check out our big pimpin' room.

Anyway, those are some of the highlights. Most of the others would involve us trying to tell the stories, dissolving into laughter and then a chorus of crickets chirping, since none of you guys would know what the hell we were talking about. Viva Las Vegas, baby!

22 comments:

Hope said...

Sounds like you had a blast. Also sounds like you did a lot more lounging than I did when I was there. It felt like we spent the whole time walking!

And that suite is sweet!

Okay... that was bad.

Jill said...

I'm happy that The Boot didn't stand in the way of you having a great time!

C. said...

Vegas, Smagas... I didn't get an invite.. :)

C.

Sass said...

what a fabulous time, thanks for the retelling of the entire story, felt like i was there with you.

i bet that girl is having nightmares about kendra's scowl.

and happy birthday again again.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a great trip. Glad the boot didn't slow you down. Sounds like you also missed the song stylings of Kendra's Filament Glowworm medley. I bet you're really sad about that...

The Husband said...

i'm glad the boot didn't prevent you from having a great time. are there pictures from this glorious event?

Whinger said...

Amber was such a freaking trooper with her boot. It was fantastic.

Yay Vegas!

Karen said...

Oh the stories it could tell, if only the boot could talk. I really think the boot needs to be referred to by its proper name. . . . BUSTA!
Cool that you found that pic of the room.
-also I've noticed besides the great tan and calories on my ass that I picked up in Vegas, I also have developed the need to say Cool in pretty much every conversation.

Marissa said...

I love it! Sounds like such a blast - I wish I was there dancing with you and The Boot! And I'm so glad this is one instance that what happens in Vegas DOESN'T stay in Vegas! :)

beckibee said...

Seriously people, there should be some sort of award for "Most Dancing on Broken Foot without Complaining" Trooper!

Mr. Fabulous said...

Sounds like the coolest trip ever! I'm glad it was a blast!

Alice said...

yaaay for tan instead of sunburn, VERY yaaaay for boot not holding you back (and potential use as ass-kicking device? i like, i like!), and also yay for general vegas craziness :-)

TrappedInColorado said...

What?! No pictures!?

The Husband said...

i'm single and ready to mingle.

Barry S. said...

Las Vegas is quite the interesting city!

I was solicited by prostitutes there once, which now that I think of it, might be a good blog post...

Glad you all had fun!

Jon said...

You gotta love Vegas!

Sounds like you were not effected at all by the boot. I'm glad for that and that you didn't burn. The old black guy on the other hand... crack me the F up. You gotta give the guy some credit. He has great taste.

Kris said...

This sounds awesome! Nothing like a weekend with the girls. And some creepy cab drivers.

Janet said...

Despite that I live approximetely four hours away from Vegas, the only times I have ventured down there was for the air port. This post is exactly why I hate Vegas, in exception to its hotel rooms. A chum has been threatening to take me down to Vegas for awhile now soley to see the Wynn, and I don't know, but I may be up for that.

Thomas said...

Have you retired, Amber?

Sass said...

amblur what are you doing? update this.

Kellie said...

Dude, you WERE big pimping. Love it!

Sounds amazing. I am jealous!

Leesa said...

You sounded like you had a blast - and the boot didn't hold you back at all!