I Can Hear it Since It's Vibrating in My Mouth (Second Night in Vegas)

Las Vegas Travel Blog

 › entry 3 of 9 › view all entries
Martini time baby!

As planned, I woke up super early to get some work done before enjoying a glorious afternoon by the pool with Lisa.  8am rolls around and boom, text from Melanie to check her Facebook status as she updated with comments related to the night before.  Hee Hee. 

 

It turns out I have to work longer than planned so Lisa and I head out the pool with laptop in hand.  I figure I can sit out in the shade, take advantage of her neighbors who don’t know how to secure their wireless networks, and get my work done there.  HA HA. 

 

We get out by the pool and as typical Vegas weather, it’s miserably warm, well over 100 degrees I am sure.

The girls - Michelle, Lisa, me, and Jess
  We hang out, catch up on stuff, and meet some of Lisa’s neighbors.  Now, for a totally random moment - Lisa is chatting with another Mom at the pool about stuff when the lady asks if Lisa has kids - which she does have a daughter who happened to be at her Dad’s this week.  Turns out the two have daughters who are the same age and ironically went to the same day care at one point.  What’s amazing is my friend Lisa’s daughter Emma, ends up being this little girl’s long lost best friend.  LOL! Lisa had moved daycare facilities and they didn’t think they’ve ever see Emma again.  What are the odds that in all of Las Vegas, they would end up living in the same subdivision and never knew it! 

 

Unfortunately, we had to go as it was getting late and Lisa and I still had to shower and get ready to pick up Melanie at 2pm for our sushi and happy hour date!  We were all going to another one of our sushi faves, Sushi Mon for an all-you-can eat lunch and then off to Blue Martini at Town Center to meet up with some more of my RLFs.

Mark and I
 

 

There was a bad accident on the freeway and for those that don’t know what Vegas traffic is like in an accident situation, yeah, it’s frightening.  You could reach your destination faster by walking on the freeway instead!  We finally get to Sushi Mon, about an hour behind schedule so it’s time to chow so we can try to get to the Blue Martini early since we were told it fills up right away when the doors open at 4pm.  We hurry hurry and of course, we are running behind and don’t get to BM until after 5pm.  As we walked up, I knew we were in trouble on seating since the place was PACKED.  We raced through, found no tables inside and then on the way back, spotted the last two together on the patio, but quickly figured out why they were empty…these were the tables that didn’t get relief from the misters!  Uuuuugh! 

 

Now, in addition to my RLFs we were meeting, I was RSVP’d in another social group that was meeting at the Blue Martini -  supposedly 75 people from the Meetup.

Jess, me, Steve, Mel, and Lisa
com group - Las Vegas Nightlife.  I spotted their tables right away but we didn’t want to bombard them since I had like 10-15 people with me.  While we were killing time, Melanie and I went and talked to Desiree about organizing her event there as we were thinking of changing the pre-meet venue to here for the September event Mel and I are co-hosting. 

 

Turns out Desiree is a HUGE travel buff and leads these adventure tours and trips through places like REI, etc.  She is obviously interested in TravBuddy and we are totally interested in her knowledge, expertise, and resources.  She invited us to several more events she is hosting and we hope to see her again soon as well as on TravBuddy! 

 

Outside on our inferno tables, my RLFs are slowly showing up.  One of my attorneys at work, Steve, is meeting us and invited some of the local well known plaintiff attorney firms in town.

Mel, Michael, and me
  Recognized some faces, and met some new ones.  My RLF Michelle shows up along with my teammate and friend, Mark, and Lisa’s friend Jess makes it as well.  It’s a pretty small group which was nice but it definitely was too warm outside and began to zap our energy.  After a few martinis (which I learned Pomegranate is my favorite now), we decided to head home around 8ish.  Lisa was driving Melanie and I back home and we said our goodbyes to everyone else and headed down to H & M to do a little shopping.  As we were checking out, my phone rings and it’s Michael (Magic_MNJ) from San Francisco  who was in town for work and was upstairs at the BM! Oh crap…what to do?!!?  Fortunately, he’s got a car so he can take us home. 

 

We decide on going to Red Rock as Blue Martini is beyond packed as the live band had just come on when we were leaving.

My Dead Red in honor of Tracy!
  First stop at Red Rock is guess where?!?!?  Melanie had to have ice cream! HA HA.  We stop by the food court and she stops by Ben and Jerry’s while I spot Capriotti’s.  Capriotti’s was my favorite sandwich place when I lived in Vegas and although I was not very hungry, I had to eat a Bobbie!!! Michael opted to get something at Rubio’s and we were off to the Lucky Bar which was the venue for the March Meet Up! 

 

Tracy (Tre69) and I had recently talked about the drinks we had there that night -  the Dead Red….oooooooo.  So in Tracy’s honor, I had to have one and since this was spur of the moment, we had to improvise our “drink signs”.  Since Mel was not driving, she was ok to have a Goose or two…..or three. LOL.  I quickly learned Michael was one of the funniest people I’ve met.  He’s from Switzerland, been in the States for about 6 months.

This Goose is for the Julz!! LOL
  We talked quite a bit and just hung out until about 2am when we decided it was time to head home since I had to be up in a couple hours for work and to check in our flight to KC for Friday! 

 

Mel was a bit tipsy from her shots and managed to rattle off quite a number of funnies that I tried to write and keep track of as much as I could but they were all coming so fast, I couldn’t keep up! LOL.  Here are a few that I remember:

 

- My head is one big heartbeat

 

- I left my leg in San Francisco

 

- I am laughing and I have no idea why

 

- What is going on here? I feel like I have a big monkey wrench between my head (how many heads do you have Melanie? LOL)

 

- This is my favorite I think.

Michael pointing out that yeah, it's only water in the shot glass!! HA HA HA
...We are headed home in the car talking about penguin sheets when Mel tells us her favorite animals are black panthers, penguins, and hippos.  She asks us what noise a hippo makes and then tries to imitate one (which Michael and I hear nothing).  When I tell her I didn't hear anything she says, "Well, I can hear it because it's vibrating in my mouth!"

 

- OMG, we are on a freeway and it feels like we are moving really fast

 

- This is how I felt in Los Angeles...like I am floooooating

 

- OMG, this is where I live!

 

- "Erin, I am wearing sunglasses and you know what that means, right?"

 

- "I want to sleep with a mushroom!  OMG, did I just say I want to sleep with a mushroom?"

 

- Did you say hi to my frog? You MUST say hi to my frog.

Hee Hee......
  His name is booger. 

 

And Michael had one too!! HA HA.  We were talking about his suits and ties and he says, "I have a hard time picking the right ties to match my skirts" :-)

 

What a fun night! I am so happy Michael called us and we got to hang out.  Looking forward to seeing him close to home here and at future TB meets!!

skosch says:
This is HILARIOUS. I can't believe you guys are having so much fun without me :P
Posted on: Jun 24, 2008
Magic_MNJ says:
Hi Erin,

Big fun to read again all the funny stories from that evening. I really enjoyed it and thanks for the story about the skirts! It will definitively make my life not easier here in San Fran... :-) Looking forward to the Berkley Meet Up on Saturday. Take care
Posted on: Jun 23, 2008
mellemel8 says:
OMG I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING AT THIS!!!!!
Posted on: Jun 23, 2008
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Martini time baby!
Martini time baby!
The girls - Michelle, Lisa, me, an…
The girls - Michelle, Lisa, me, a…
Mark and I
Mark and I
Jess, me, Steve, Mel, and Lisa
Jess, me, Steve, Mel, and Lisa
Mel, Michael, and me
Mel, Michael, and me
My Dead Red in honor of Tracy!
My Dead Red in honor of Tracy!
This Goose is for the Julz!! LOL
This Goose is for the Julz!! LOL
Michael pointing out that yeah, it…
Michael pointing out that yeah, i…
Hee Hee......
Hee Hee......
View from Blue Martini into Town C…
View from Blue Martini into Town …
Another angle into Town Center
Another angle into Town Center
The avenues of stores in Town Cent…
The avenues of stores in Town Cen…
Mel and I at Sushi Mon
Mel and I at Sushi Mon
Pepperoni Flat Bread
Pepperoni Flat Bread
WTF face is that Steve?!?! LOL
WTF face is that Steve?!?! LOL
Steve
Steve
Bradley
Bradley
Melanie and Mark
Melanie and Mark
One more of Mark and I
One more of Mark and I
Welcome to the Blue Martini
Welcome to the Blue Martini
Sliced Beef Tenderloin
Sliced Beef Tenderloin
Jess enjoying her martinis
Jess enjoying her martinis
Michelle and I
Michelle and I
Lisa and I at Blue Martini
Lisa and I at Blue Martini
Melanie and I at Blue Martini
Melanie and I at Blue Martini
Lisa and Mel...down shopping!! LOL
Lisa and Mel...down shopping!! LOL
Interior of Blue Martini
Interior of Blue Martini
The Band playing at BM
The Band playing at BM
Cappriottis sandwich - The Bobbie
Cappriottis sandwich - The Bobbie
Mel enjoying her Ben and Jerrys
Mel enjoying her Ben and Jerrys
Michael enjoying his burrito from …
Michael enjoying his burrito from…
Mel munching on my leftover sandwi…
Mel munching on my leftover sandw…
The Lucky Bar in Red Rock
The Lucky Bar in Red Rock
Michael
Michael
Me and Michael
Me and Michael
Melanie and Michael
Melanie and Michael
Coming up with spur of the moment …
Coming up with spur of the moment…
Cheers - our first drink together!
Cheers - our first drink together!
Melanie and her first Grey Goose
Melanie and her first Grey Goose
Kissing the Goose
Kissing the Goose
Mel, me, and Michael
Mel, me, and Michael
Oh no, stop texting Mel! LOL
Oh no, stop texting Mel! LOL
This was all Michaels idea!HA HA
This was all Michael's idea!HA HA
Do the first TB meet up folks from…
Do the first TB meet up folks fro…
Mel rocking out!
Mel rocking out!
Whiskers!
Whiskers!
Furry face! LOL
Furry face! LOL
Cheers..Michael where were you loo…
Cheers..Michael where were you lo…
Mel trying to do her pouty face
Mel trying to do her pouty face
Not being able to keep a straight …
Not being able to keep a straight…
Ok, I think shes got it now
Ok, I think she's got it now
Michael practicing his illusionist…
Michael practicing his illusionis…
Hee Hee Hee.... :D
Hee Hee Hee.... :D
Melanie almost tripping over the b…
Melanie almost tripping over the …
Melanie petting the blue snake!
Melanie petting the blue snake!
Mel and I with the blue snake
Mel and I with the blue snake
Me and my Mel
Me and my Mel
On the way to the car
On the way to the car
We are home Ms Giggles! LOL
We are home Ms Giggles! LOL
Meet Mels frog, Booger!
Meet Mel's frog, Booger!
Lisa at Sushi Mon
Lisa at Sushi Mon
Mel attacking her Hamachi Kama (ye…
Mel attacking her Hamachi Kama (y…
Mel and I after enjoying a great s…
Mel and I after enjoying a great …
Las Vegas
photo by: maka77