Sunday, April 26, 2009
We met some of Alan's co-workers Friday afternoon at the One Six Sky Lounge. It's located on the 16th floor of the Eastside Cannery in Las Vegas. Amazing views of the whole valley. Unfortunately, it was SUPER windy so we didn't stay outside for very long, but we still had a great view from our seats. The party progressed into the evening with everyone enjoying half price Martinis. The best part was the people watching after the sun started to go down. There are some different characters that come out and play at this night club and I now know what my Grandma meant when she said you should always dress age appropriate.
Sally giving me a smile.
Rainy, Casey, and Nena
Neal, our waitress Sarah, and Landon trying to act like he was bored. He got Sarah's phone number later.
The two of us mugging it up for the camera.
Alan and I left first about 10:00 and met up with Chuck for some dinner. Everybody else went to see a band play but knowing we were hosting the poker party on Saturday night there is no way I can stay up that late two nights in a row!
Alan and I haven't posted a poker party since we had some lovely lovely friends in town. Actually, only about 13-14 people showed up which is a smaller turnout than normal, but quite comfortable for our small house. Alan was the grill master and cooked hamburgers and hot dogs and we all started playing poker about 8:30.
Landon got a ROYAL FLUSH!!! It's never happened at any poker games I have been too. I bet he wishes he was playing in the casino rather than at our $10 buy-in!
The happy boy and all of his chips. Needless to say he won the first game.
I was pretty happy though as I came in 3rd place and won back mine and Alan's buy-in.
I brought out the "party foul" hat as a joke but Crystal liked wearing it (and looked cute).
Sunday I made a goal for myself...don't get out of the pj's. It's been quite a while since we have had nothing going on Sunday and it will be quite a while until the next time. I decided to make a double batch of Monster cookies. These delicious cookies have peanut butter, oatmeal, peanut M&M's, chocolate chips and lots and lots of butter and sugar in them. I am bringing cookies to all of my co-workers tomorrow and I made up baggies of cookies for all of my favorites at Alan's job. Of course, to be fair he will also be bringing in two plates of cookies so everyone will be able to have one if they want.
Posted by Shelly... at 4:38 PM
My boss asked me if I wanted free Miss USA tickets (he gets them as partial trade for renting the pageant a copy machine during the weeks leading up to the event). I politely turned them down and later mentioned something to Alan about the event. Holy cow, you would have thought I turned down a million bucks or something. He couldn't believe I said, NO to free tickets and the chance to see 51 gorgeous women in their bikinis. Okay, I admit I wasn't really thinking about it from a guy's point of view, so being the good wife I called my co-worker and he was able to get us tickets. I'm glad we went. The event was on a Sunday so we got all gussied up and met the rest of my co-workers at Planet Hollywood at 3:00 in the afternoon. We had awesome seats, I saw Donald Trump (and yes, that hair is just as hideous in person), and one of my favorite celebrity bloggers was a judge. If any of you follow your gossip the way Alan and I do you know all the controversy surrounding his question and Miss California's answer. There was much booing from the audience. As a side note, I apologize for the quality of the pictures. You weren't supposed to take pictures during the pageant even though everyone was, but we didn't want to use the flash.
Alan and I waiting to get to our seats.
My co-worker Mike and his beautiful wife and daughter.
The opening act.
The swimsuit competition with swimsuits designed by Jessica Simpson. Kevin Rudolf played his hit, "Let It Rock", and honestly it was all a bit cheesy, but that's probably the point?
Next up was the evening gown competition and the Veronicas played their hit, "Untouched". They were actually pretty good.
Narrowing down the field. The suspense was to much...not.
All the girls had a chance to come back on stage in their evening gown. Not just the top 10. We are getting closer to a winner.
And the winner is...Miss North Carolina which wasn't a surprise at all after Miss California's answer and the audience reaction. It was a fun way to spend a few hours!
Posted by Shelly... at 9:41 AM