I Think I am Drunk...Drunk on Sushi (First Night in Vegas)

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The flight was fairly uneventful - I had a nice lady from Las Vegas next to me and the hot guy from Nebraska on the other side.  The three of us chatted about Vegas stories and next thing you know, we have landed.  I text message my RLF Lisa (Lisabrook21), and also my RLF Lance who works for Southwest.  He was going to be working on Tuesday and I was hoping to make my way to whatever gate he was at on my way to meet Lisa. 

 

I am chatting with the hottie from Nebraska off the plane and stop for a minute at the gate to rearrange my luggage when I hear someone complaining that I stopped with my luggage in the walkway.

Awww...Toto fans reunited!
  WTF?  I look up and it’s my friend Lance!  Now, I must point out that Lance may look familiar to you - yes, he is one of the famous Southwest Employees featured on the first “Ding” commercial a couple years ago.  He is the first or second person and even says “Ding” on TV. Whoo Hoo!  I only roll with celebrities baby!

 

I have to admit though the first time I saw that commercial, I was hopped up on a significant amount of IV antibiotics in the hospital and my friends thought I lost my mind when I said Lance was on a TV commercial.  LOL.  It drove me crazy until I was discharged a week later and could go home and call him to prove my friends wrong.  HA HA. 

 

The more probable reason Lance might look familiar to some is he’s on my Toto blog. HA HA Lance is an even bigger Toto fan and is the one who took me to my first show in Las Vegas back in 2005.

My RLFs - LOL
  And it will always be a special show to me because it was our only show and now that Toto has officially broken up, there are no chances for any additional tours! 

 

Anyways, Lance gives me a BIG hug and Mr. Nebraska probably assumes we are together and *poof* he’s gone! LOL.  Lance is the biggest sweetheart and takes all my luggage to walk me out to baggage claim.  He had to get back so we only had a quick hello and goodbye, long enough to snap a couple photos of course and my friend Lisa called to say she just parked and is coming in! 

 

Now, being back in Vegas, I have priorities.  Number one is sushi!  Lisa and I are headed straight to Osaka to see our chef, Hiro, who I called earlier in the day and advised a small group of us were coming in.

Spicy Sashimi Platter
  John (JPChoi), Melanie (Mellemel8), and my RLF Peter are on the way to join Lisa and I!  Sake, beer, good sushi, and great friends - can’t go wrong there!  And the highlight of this visit - the Laker game was on and my girlfriend Lisa is a Boston fan…yeah, uuhhhhh, hmmm, feel sorry for me sandwiched in between Lisa and Mel as they each showed their team some love.  As everyone already knows, it was not a good night to be a Lakers fan. 

 

We ate quite a bit but not enough to make me feel like a bloated whale as I usually do when leaving sushi.  Hiro made a lot of new things for me like he usually does when I bring new friends and everything was delicious.  As we finished our sushi and desserts, we discussed the plan for the rest of the evening. It was already after 9pm and we had been invited to Pure for some dancing but ultimately decided us girls were a little tired.  We opted instead for the Drop Bar at Green Valley Ranch.  It’s the sister and almost look alike bar to the Lucky Bar at Red Rock Casino where the first Vegas meet up was held last March.

My TBFs - HA HA
 

 

The Drop Bar is dead for a week night and we settle in to one of the couches and order a round of drinks. Up until this point, Melanie had nothing to drink but water.  It was time for her to get Goosed!  HA HA.  We goofed around at the bar and Melanie wanted to take a picture with my Lemon Drop martini which was not good since Melanie and stemware are a bad combo! LOL. Let’s just say I ended up wearing some of my Lemon Drop which was incredibly sticky" on my arms, legs, and even my feet! HA HA. 

 

It was a fun night that came to an end too quickly!  John had to be at work at 7am as did my friend Peter.  Lisa took a vacation day and Melanie, well, we all know she never sleeps! LOL. 

 

As always, there were many highlights of the evening and crazy TB and RL antics.

Us girls
  Some of my favorites,

 

John saying he’d “eat it, enjoy it, and die” in response to Melanie’s food allergies. 

 

Lisa and Melanie being drunk off sushi as they giggled and swayed without so much as a sip of alcohol. 

 

Melanie, "Can you feel my tips?"  Me, "Can I feel your WHAT?" LOL 

 

Peter spilling everything and Lisa keep saying, “Peeeeeter, you are such a mess” 

 

Melanie's gracious attitude when her Lakers lost and Lisa was cheering as Boston sealed the deal!

 

Melanie and I in the bathroom (after the spilled Lemon Drop) as she first tells me to stick my foot in the sink to clean it and then heck, why not try the toilet instead.

The first night partiers - Lisa, Peter, me, Mel, and John
  That was followed by the loudest Melanie cackles ever.  From that point, everything and anything that wasn’t even funny, then became funny as we couldn’t stop laughing. 

 

It was a fun night and I think we were home by like 1am or so which was good since I was getting up at 6am to get some work done!  Lisa and I had planned to hang by the pool and relax a little before another night on the town!

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Lance - Super SWA Celebrity
Lance - Super SWA Celebrity
Awww...Toto fans reunited!
Awww...Toto fans reunited!
My RLFs - LOL
My RLFs - LOL
Spicy Sashimi Platter
Spicy Sashimi Platter
My TBFs - HA HA
My TBFs - HA HA
Us girls
Us girls
The first night partiers - Lisa, P…
The first night partiers - Lisa, …
What is that face Peter?!!?
What is that face Peter?!!?
Lance and I - supposed to look at …
Lance and I - supposed to look at…
Hi Peter!
Hi Peter!
John (JPChoi), Melanie (Mellemel8)…
John (JPChoi), Melanie (Mellemel8…
Kan Pai
Kan Pai
That is the unhappy Lakers fan loo…
That is the unhappy Lakers fan lo…
Lisa and Peter
Lisa and Peter
Uuuuuh, think Boston just scored a…
Uuuuuh, think Boston just scored …
Oh yeah they did!! HA HA HA
Oh yeah they did!! HA HA HA
Heee....photographic reminders for…
Heee....photographic reminders fo…
Mels WOW face
Mel's WOW face
Peter looks possessed! LOL
Peter looks possessed! LOL
Chilean Sea Bass - marinated in a …
Chilean Sea Bass - marinated in a…
Look at the good foodie taking pic…
Look at the good foodie taking pi…
The later the game, the worse the …
The later the game, the worse the…
Kissy! :-)
Kissy! :-)
Theres the REAL pouty Mel during …
There's the REAL pouty Mel during…
Look at that stud John!
Look at that stud John!
Not sure what this was called...so…
Not sure what this was called...s…
Mmmm....Beef Tataki!
Mmmm....Beef Tataki!
Escalor - super white tuna
Escalor - super white tuna
Dessert - coconut bread pudding
Dessert - coconut bread pudding
Dessert - chocolate bomba
Dessert - chocolate bomba
Get your fingers out of there Mel!…
Get your fingers out of there Mel…
John, me, Hiro, and Melanie
John, me, Hiro, and Melanie
Me and Hiro!!! :D
Me and Hiro!!! :D
OMG....had to take a pic of this f…
OMG....had to take a pic of this …
Lisa and Peter at Green Valley
Lisa and Peter at Green Valley
Whoo Hoo...Me and John
Whoo Hoo...Me and John
Mel, put that dang phone down, wil…
Mel, put that dang phone down, wi…
Awwww.....Cute
Awwww.....Cute
Hmmmmm........we are a close group…
Hmmmmm........we are a close grou…
Awwww....she still manages to do t…
Awwww....she still manages to do …
John licking off my lemon drop tha…
John licking off my lemon drop th…
Mel preparing for her first shot o…
Mel preparing for her first shot …
Bottoms Up!
Bottoms Up!
Whoo Hoo Peter!
Whoo Hoo Peter!
Rock on! LOL
Rock on! LOL
Still on her phone!! Who received …
Still on her phone!! Who received…
Melanie getting her groove on
Melanie getting her groove on
Lisa NO! Dont be sucked into the …
Lisa NO! Don't be sucked into the…
The Drop Bar at Green Valley Ranch
The Drop Bar at Green Valley Ranch
Boogie on Mel!
Boogie on Mel!
Mel and John...cute!
Mel and John...cute!
Part of the Vegas TB Crew (we need…
Part of the Vegas TB Crew (we nee…
Johns Harem
John's Harem
Now Peters Harem!
Now Peter's Harem!
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