rollin' VIP: DO'S and DON'TS in las vegas

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DO'S and DON'TS of a girl's trip to las vegas march 2011:



DO be prepared to eat:

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and eat:

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and eat:

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and eat:

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and eat : (and eat.)

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DON'T be afraid of getting reallyREALLY close together to get a glamor shot:

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DO go to an awesome concert headlined by one crazy lady:

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DON'T be shocked by the insane amount of crazed fans that turn out. in FORCE:

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DO recognize mark from sytycd and get in on some sweet photo op action:

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DO bring multiple pairs of shoes to wear. and pose in:

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DON'T
worry about taking off your shoes and walking through the casino at 2:00 a.m: (your feets hurt too bad to really care that you are a dirty, filthy, filthy girl.)

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DO seize any and every opportunity to straddle glass objects:

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DON'T turn this guy down when your waitress peer-pressures him into buying a round of drinks for your table:

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DO see beatles LOVE. it will change your life:

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DON'T get used to staying at a way cool hotel--they will eventually kick you out:

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DO insist that your husband installs a chandelier like this in your living room:

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DON'T self park in las vegas. that's only for commoners:

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DO realize that, after arriving home, your life is really going to resemble THIS:

thankful thursday



things i am thankful for this week:



**that a photo like this exists in the world:


they just don't make 'em like rick james anymore, do they? bless his little corn-rowed heart....



**more little shopping lists created by the creative-spelling genius of a 5 year old mind:



{translation: get cosmic brownies at wal mart. get pop tarts!}



**the chance to embrace my inner-freak this weekend with peoples i love love (plus jentix) watching all of the outer-freaks watch a woman who has been known to wear a dress made out of raw meat.

but she has ALSO worn a dress made entirely out of hello kitties. which is pretty freaking awesome:



**speaking of hello kitty (or kitty hollow, if you speak mia) i heart the feline-themed gifts people bestow on me--one that i've enjoyed has been my crazy cat lady action figure. it sits on the shelf in my kitchen, watching over all:




**& finally, for this video which made me so incredibly happy--i would TOTALLY be a band geek if we played this stuff. AND had that totally dope teacher.

this is my favorite rage against the machine song. it brings out all my inner-grunge-angst as i'm pedaling my bike up a hill. and the fact that it's being covered with such intense JOY only makes it that much better:

{courtesy of wwMd}






the old man's still got it.


i've made no secret about the unhealthy love i have for dave gahan from depeche mode--it's been a relationship that has gone on for nearly 30 years, (yikes!) stemming back to the first time i laid my grubby 9th grade hands on a cassette tape of black celebration.


so, naturally, i was thrilled when he was named as one of the "godfathers of glam" who can still rock a skinny suit in this ny times article.




also appearing in the article who was NOT worthy? iggy pop:

hb mom!



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hb to my wonderful mother, who taught me every good thing i know (but may not retain? hmmm....) and is the center of our family's universe.


i hope your day is wonderful--may it be filled with songs of your praise, treats in your honor, and not having to send any e-mails for dad.


i love you! thank you for enduring my antics all of these years~ xoxoxo!


thankful thursday



things i am thankful for this week:


** yahoo weather--



it allows me to hop on roughly ten times a day to check current conditions.

i remember, growing up, that my dad would watch the news every single night to just catch the sports and see the weather.

but when did i become such an old person? i NEVER used to even give the weather a second thought--it was something that occurred AS it was occurring.


merely one more sign of my turning to the geriatric side.....




**speaking of weather, there just couldn't be a thankful thursday post during this time of year without me praising the weather--mid 70's this week? well, okay..... if i HAVE to:






**guilty pleasures. such as my current favorite, holly's world:



it pleases me so. judge not.




**speaking of holly, i love THIS song by josh strickland:


perhaps it's because i fancy myself one of the sexy people? or maybe it's the fact that it's sick beats require, nay, MANDATES that i report.

to the floor.


yes, it's totally formulaic--which reels me in hook, line, & sinker.




**friends who allow my daughter to live the high-life with them in las vegas all week:


chandi may never return.




**a person who would spend money outfitting their ride with this:


{LOVE them.}



**& finally, for alec baldwin:

thankful thursday




thing i am thankful for this week:


**our sweet STAR student of the month:



february's student was chosen for empathy & love--true, that.


i wuv hers.

git 'em.


i love when my girls are just learning to read & write--the way the brain processes is an amazing thing.


mia wrote this note for her daddy--translation: "when russ you go to harmons get waffles."


she spelled the whole thing herself while sounding the words out loud-- i only helped her put the 'a' in harmons and the 'l' in waffles after the fact. (as well as decided that 'get' makes SO much more sense spelled as 'git'.)