Me with my new matching martini! LOL
So, the plan was to meet up at Blue Martini for ladies night. The last couple times we had been there it was PACKED! Mel and I got our wires crossed about who's driving, etc but we managed to make it there around 4:15pm. Kristy (Melissa's friend) was already there so her and I scoped out tables while Mel was parking. OMG, Kristy is the greatest and funniest person and has ZERO problem speaking her mind. As we were walking in and she saw my dress, she says very very loudly, "OMG your t*ts are F'in HUGE" and the hostess starts laughing along with several patrons at the outside bar! Uhhh, thanks Kristy! LOL.
We got inside and found a big table right by the bar and dance floor. It took awhile to start filling up so the only noticable people were the group of married men several tables over who kept staring.
Wih Melanie and Kristy
Eventually, people started rolling in and there was a little better eye candy. I think because of the nasty weather today (monsoon seaon - it poured rain and lots of thunderstorms) people might've been inclined to hang at home. For awhile it was just Kristy, Mel, and I as Nancy backed out due to a migraine and Melissa wouldn't be there until 8pm. Next thing you know, Mr. Married from several tables over is between Kristy and Melanie. Whoa nelly! He wants to buy us shots. Hmmm, Grey Goose for Melanie and Kristy and I tried this purple something or other that was pretty sweet. He later told Kristy he was recently separated...uh huh, sure! LOL. But he was very nice, never said anything inappropriate, and I do completely appreciate him buying us all drinks - very nice gesture!
And it wouldn't be a normal night out for me if something odd didn't happen.
The gang - Melanie, Desiree, me, Melissa, and Kristy
Yeah....there was a guy walking around and I realized he looked very familiar.....hmm, where do I know this one from? Well, I realized he was a guy I met last October when I was out visiting. My friends and I had been in a PT's Pub in town and he ended up hanging with us for awhile, we bought drinks together, played pool, and had a great time. He happened to work for a big plaintiff attorney firm in town and I am obviously on the other side of that boundary in my hated defense world. I lost touch with him over the last year as he switched firms and I was never able to email him photos from when we all hung out. And poof, here is again...another random encounter almost another year later! Hopefully now we will become friends and make real attempts to run into each other, not just a fancy passing! LOL.
James, Me,and Mark
I also saw a few more other attorneys I know - one who I used to party with on our Friday night get togethers and I had not seen him since I left my last insurance carrier in 2005. He's now switched firms and is running for Justice of the Peace this next election! Wow does time fly!
Two guys came over and asked if we were using the other chairs and at first we said yes but felt bad since we knew our friends wouldn't be there for another two hours or so, so we invited them to sit with us. I am soooooooo glad they did - James and Mark were awesome people and I really enjoyed hanging out! Mark is married and we talked a lot about his wife and their lines of work and it was just a nice time.
Dennis and his Elvis impersonation
Next, Desiree shows up and Melissa is hot on her heels. Desiree is the organizer for several meetup.com groups in the Las Vegas area and Melanie and I met her the last time we were at Blue Martini. We want to get together and discuss some networking opportunities as she is heavily involved in the travel industry and actually travels for companies like REI and such, handling some of their more adventure like tours. It seems like there is nothing or nowhere this chick hasn't been!
I was set to meet up with my friend Kim (bundysmom) at NY NY and catch the rest of tonight's dueling piano show and might actualy score some seats sitting down! Whoo Hoo! Not much to report from NY NY - Mark from Blue Martini had met us over there and we all just hung out and chatted for a bit, watching the awesome show.
Melanie and I in front of the Vegas sign!
I am quickly figuring out most of these guys all know each other and rotate bars it seems like. One of the guys, Scott, who was playing tonight was at Harrahs on Sunday. I really liked Scott and Dennis perform together- great stage presence and just fun people to watch. Both of them are excellent singers and very engaging.
We hung around there until Scott and Dennis' last set around 1:30am and headed out and home to beddy by! LOL. I had to take Melanie back to her car at the shopping center where Blue Martini is. On the way we discussed stopping at the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign and taking photos! I never did that the entire time I lived in Vegas - how silly! As soon as we stopped, people started showing up and we couldn't get these people behind us to stop hogging the sign so we improvised as much as possible.
Mel and I
We were back off and I dropped Melanie off and 10 minutes back to Lisa's house. WHEW! OMG, actually home before 4am tonight..I might actually get some REAL sleep!!! Nah, I will sit up and blog for awhile as usual! :-)
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