Friday, January 31, 2014

random 5...


I am so happy to finally be home from all my travels since December. I'm not planning on jumping on an airplane for at least 5 weeks and that's to go see Jamie and Erik.
 Taking Frankie to Vegas for his birthday was a lot of fun. It was made more fun because we're at a time in our lives where we can just pick up and go. 
I waited until today to talk about Vegas and share over at

We haven't been to Vegas since we went to celebrate Jamie's 21st birthday. That was 7 years ago. A lot has changed since then. 
 ...we are not gamblers. It just doesn't make sense to throw away hard earned money into that one armed bandit. (and they WILL steal your money!) But, we decided to throw caution to the wind and take quarters from our change jars and play. Well, the machines ONLY take paper money, tickets and credit cards. What fun is THAT? AND... when you win the coins don't come pouring out singing that CLANGITY CLANG CLANG song. WHAT? bah humbug to that I say. Well, those quarters came home with us and will just be saved for our next trip to Europe! Hmph
 You can't go to Vegas being a prude! There are so many boobs, short skirts, tight pants and crazy a$$ hairdos that I commented to Frankie that Vegas is actually wilder and weirder than downtown Hollywood...or even Venice Beach.
Buffets aren't cheap anymore. You use to be able to grab a $2.99 breakfast buffet, $5.99 lunch buffet and under $10 bucks for a dinner buffet. I spent (cough 4x that dinner amt...on one of us!) It ain't cheap, but then how often do we do this? And it was for Frankie's birthday 
 I never get my money's worth at buffets anyway. 
This guy...
Marc Savard comedy hypnosis. ~OMG~ I haven't laughed like this in years. I'm talking tears rolling down my face, can't catch my breath kind of laughing. It felt so good.  I've loaded 3 videos for your entertainment. I know there are many skeptics out there on the whole hypnosis thing thinking "these people are acting." There is no way a group of people can get on stage and rehearse this stuff and act.
Now remember...these folks are hypnotized!

I sat and watched 2 hours of U-tube videos on Marc's shows and belly laughed for every minute of those 2 hours.

Honestly, I didn't take a lot of photos in Vegas. I did take this one of the fake Eiffel Tower.

Oh....THIS one surfaced...
...but Danbo's not talking!

Happy (what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas) snapping!


  1. That Danbo is full of mischief, isn't he?! I'm glad you had a good time in Vegas. (I'm with you about the whole gambling thing. It pains me to throw my money away.)

  2. Sounds and LOOKS like a good time was had by all, lol! :) And, no quarters, WHAT!! So, maybe the girl that came into Starbucks today that was a little x-rated was from Vegas.... loved the videos!

  3. LOVE! What a great time you had and love that you took your quarters back home, I would do the exact same thing.

  4. I am glad you have a fun trip....and that you brought your quarters home....I too am not one for loosing money....

  5. I'm so glad you had a great time in Vegas ... and lots of laughs. Tom is napping right now so I'll check out the videos once he's up....don't want to wake him up with my laughter. LOL
    That Danbo .... he and Gumby definitely have to meet some day!
    Mwah! ♥ **hugs**

  6. I've never been to Vegas, but sounds like quite the experience! We have a casino in town that we visit every so often, but I am NOT a gambler. David likes blackjack and roulette so I just watch haha. It is kind of a bummer when you just get a printout of a voucher at the slot machines! Would be more fun to get a load of coins. Love your shot of the fake Eiffel tower!

  7. considering i have never been to Vegas - so i can't say that as of yet. we will see if i can change that one day soon. ( :
    ha. ha!!!!!!!! too funny!! giggles!!

  8. It sounds like you had a wonderful time, Kelly.
    That Danbo is quite a guy, huh???
    Have a great weekend.

  9. Oh you make me laugh. That last shot was hilarious. - I've never been to Vegas but I'd like to someday. I enjoy slots even if they don't give coins anymore. It's the thrill of the possibility of winning that draws me in.

  10. And we all know that laughter is the best medicine! BRING IT ON! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend, Kelly! Aloha

  11. Our only trip to Vegas was to get married -- will likely will never return. Just not "us" -- glad you had a good time at the hypno show. Sounds fun!

  12. I love that fake eiffel shot! I'd take Paris over Vegas, but I've never done either! Sounds like you had a great time!


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