Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lessons Learned in Vegas

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. 
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#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. 
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#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. 
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#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"
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#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)  
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#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)

XO, A


32 comments:

Jenna said...

oooooh Vegas... everything on your list is so spot on! I had gone a lot as a child and wasn't expecting anything spectacular when I went again after I turned 21, wrong! It turned out to be sort of amazing in a weird sort of way! I think it's because there's literally no where else like it in the world!

xxx
Jenna

Faith said...

So true! Hubs and I are obsessed with Vegas! We go again this year and I can't wait!

Glad you were able to have some fun! I mean, it is the adult Disneyland :)

Katie said...

never been to vegas and can't say your post really makes me want to go. : )

Young and Fabulous said...

AHH!! I am now dying to go back!!!

you're right...NO ONE wears pants hahahah these life lessons are perfect..perfectly describe las vegas especially the buy you love lol!

:-)
xoxoox

Rissy said...

hahaha I think you had the perfect Vegas experience. I am actually a little scared for you though on the coffee one... yikes!

I'm with E... I want to go!


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Michelle @ The Vintage Apple said...

I have NEVER been to vegas but I want to go SO BAD!!!! Maybe a vacation after I have this baby!!!!!!

jayme said...

my heart flies away on wings when i think about vegas. i love it so hard.

megan said...

Ha, love it. I went to Vegas in the 10th grade with my family but I don't remember seeing so many crazies. My dad was probably covering my eyes the whole time.

Ashley said...

I've never been, but the whole 'Vegas doesn't sleep' thing is what I have heard from every single person who has gone!

Sarah said...

Ok so I've never been to Vegas and since my trip didn't go as planned earlier this year we should have a girls trip. Just sayin' and since you're now a veteran (yep, you just earned that status) you will have to show us the ropes. :) And you think Starbucks will deliver? Cauuuuse that will be crucial.

Erin said...

Hoping to make it to Vegas this August for my first time EVER, and I cannot wait!!! :)

Katie said...

yay for mixing work with pleasure! :) I remember getting kicked out of a casino area when I was younger bc I tried sitting at a slot machine underage. What?! why not? It's a diff world there!! Glad you had fun chic!

Ashley said...

Um I get carded everywhere I go in Vegas. Its soo annoying! If I have a drink in my hand, Im legal, ok?? Actually Im 6 years past legal ... glad you had a fab time! love me some vegas!

Christianna said...

Hahahahaha, this post made me laugh and is so true!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

hahaha - hilarious post! #1, #2, #5 craaaacked me up. i'm not really the gambling type, but i do want to go to vegas one day. just to see it!

let's add this to the list of things we want to do with blog money - ha!

KatyK said...

The last time I was in Vegas it was the airport and I was like 8 (and I met TLC after they set off an alarm). This sounds like fun though. Booty everywhere and constant carding/money spending. Sign me up!

this hive. said...

haha! you are sooo right. i live in phoenix aka 4 hour drive to vegas. it calls my name every now and again and i must go spend a stupid amount of money gambling and get roughly 3 hours of sleep. its a fun place!
xox

arianapia said...

ok sounds like you had some fun on this work trip and learned a LOT!

i've never been to vegas but after this post i definitely think i need to go. not a big gambler but it just sounds like GREAT people watching territory!

Shannon said...

Andy & I have been to Vegas several times (even when I was pregnant). We don't gamble and rarely drink, but we love the shoes and the fooooood. It doesn't hurt that Andy's friend is a sales rep for Planet Hollywood and we get the VIP suites whenever we go. (We stayed next door to NIN one year, Gwen Stefani the next!)

Lindsay said...

Very funny! #6 is hilarious. I learned my lesson getting off the plane and needing to use an ATM in the airport..ouch.

Sami said...

These are all very useful tips for my trip to Vegas in a few months ;)

Tabitha Mahoney said...

I do miss Vegas when I leave.

I always bring cash and then do my best to stay away from ATM machines.

Tab

Aimee R. said...

I went to Vegas on a business trip and was so sick so I have bad associations with that place but this post cracked me up because it is SO true! Btw, I wanted to let you know that I retired my old blog and started a new one @ www.elitewithoutwheat.blogspot.com. hope you will connect with me over there too!

Alex said...

I have concluded that your job is super stressful...but at least not sleeping is the cool thing to do in Vegas! Now you need to go back on a NON work trip.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh girl, you make me scared and excited to visit Vegas some day, haha!

Taylor said...

So much fun!!!! I absolutely love love love vegas!! my cousin works in Ceasars so comped shows are always the best!!!! I am glad you hada good time...and uhh please tell me that is your benji's in that hand....AMAZING!!!!! I think my 2nd wedding I will do it in vegas! then all my bloggy gf's (you) can be my bridesmaids!!

Katy said...

I have never been to Vegas, and I can't say I really feel a burning desire to go. I always enjoy looking at the pictures of Vegas though; your trip looked fun!

Whitney said...

I grew up in Vegas (thanks, air force!) and ABSOLUTELY love it there...only for about 3 days though. Then I'm over it! I'm going this year for my 25th bday and bringing friends who have never been...can't wait to bring them to the strip :) I wish work would pay me to go!

Tiffany said...

We were in Vegas for my brother's wedding and I took my 5 year old nephew to the M&M Store. We were walking back down the strip to the hotel and he says, "Hey Tiff, a lot of girls in this town only wear panties." I almost died!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

meghan said...

my favorite. I love Las Vegas. Oh goodness it's my favorite.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I never used to want to go to Vegas but lately I feel this pull. It just sounds like so much fun!

Sara Louise said...

If I ever decide to give up on the whole, wearing pants thing, I know where I can go :)