Last week I was in Vegas for my work's annual meeting. Much like the losers at the Oscars, my position is the same - I'm just happy to be invited. It is not common at all in the big huge company I work for that coordinators ever get to go to these things. I have been to every one since I've been here.
This was the first time since I've started that it hasn't been in New York. It was a crazy, busy, active, exciting, delightful few days.
Here's some of the highlights:
- Saw my first ever Cirque Du Soleil show - we saw Mystere the first night we were there. Lovely. Weird, but lovely.
- Watched all of my team ride the Big Shot - at the top of the Stratosphere hotel. Too cool.
- Had dinner and drinks at the Foundation Room at the House of Blues compliments of Dan Akroyd. Yep, you read that right - Dan Akroyd. Now, go out and get you some Crystal Head vodka, because it's delicious.
- Had cocktails in the Minus 5 ice bar.
- I drank $120 worth of tequila, but because I am me, and turned on the charm, I got them all for free. Now go out and try you some Don Julio 1842 and Sauza Three Generations. Expensive? Yes, but trust me.
- 113 is truly survivable because it's a 'dry heat'.
- and last but not least I RODE IN A HELICOPTER INTO THE GRAND CANYON. We landed IN the Grand Canyon and had drinks and walked around.
- See above - I rode in a fucking helicopter.
Today I'm taking care of a sunburn, due to the fact that I rode a float in Chicago's Pride parade yesterday. Another once in a lifetime experience! DANK Haus had a float, and I went along for the ride. Sure, I saw a lot of things in the crowd I wish I had never seen, but wow, what a crazy time.*
So, I live, the ankle continues its slow recovery, and it's back to business as usual.
I'm off to MI with Shannon and TheMarty for the annual rest/recovery/Freedom drinks/4th of July trip. We leave Wednesday afternoon. Not a moment too soon. We'll be back on the 4th. So, you may not hear from me until after that, but I'll try.
*Me? Nope, not a lesbian, I'm straight as they come, but I do support the rights of everyone. And Pride parade is a wonderful celebration of all things awesome, unique and diverse. I was proud to be there. Like one sign I saw said "Gay for a Day" sure, I'd say that was it.