Though my time in Vegas was strictly for work, we managed to fit some fun in as well....and I happened to come back with a few very handy life lessons in regards to this sparkly little town:
#1 - People don't wear pants in Vegas. Anything over tights goes.....lingerie, panties, bathing suit bottoms.....if you can slip it over some hose, you're good. I saw more butts than a baby nursery.
#2 - People will take on any role for tips on the strip. There you are one day a contributing member to society, and the next day you're a 54-year old man wearing a feather boa out your backside.
#3 - "Vegas doesn't sleep" isn't something people say to sound outrageous or cute on their trip. Literally....people don't sleep. The words "coffee" and "miracle" become synonymous and the barista will be your new best friend.
#4 - Speaking of coffee, whatever you do, do not venture out into the streets of Vegas in search of
coffee Starbucks in the early morning hours. You will run into drugged up people who look like they want to eat your face off.
#5 - Even if you are not gambling, you can still get carded on the casino floor. I guess my diet coke on the rocks didn't exactly scream "I'm legal"
#6 - They say money can't buy love....but it can in Vegas...on every corner. (It can also buy you a hotel room you won't sleep in, a gross but greatly needed cheeseburger for $17 at 1am, a song at the dueling piano bar for 20 bones and the opportunity to withdraw money from your own account for just $5.95)
#7 - North, South, East, West.....everyone loves Journey.
PS - That is in fact a speaker to my direct left. I am now deaf on that side.
#8 - You will oddly miss Vegas once you leave (that is after you've gotten 12 hours of sleep)