Saturday, November 07, 2009

I'm on Vacation Bitches!

I so wanted to scream that out when I left the office on Friday evening. Of course, since it was Friday evening (7 pm to be exact), there was no one else there. Kind of loses the whole effect, don't you think?

Regardless, it is true. We are leaving for vacation tomorrow and headed to Sin City. It is our go-to vacation. When B and I started dating we got into a routine as to vacations due to our work schedules. The routine involved a vacation in October/November and then another in February or March. If my memory serves me correctly, the first one was to Vegas. I wasn't so sure about that as a destination, but B talked me into it. Little did I know that inside me lives a secret slot jockey. B could barely tear me away.

So, naturally, when we decided against a big wedding and when we started thinking about destination weddings, it was Vegas. And so we got married there 2 1/2 years ago.

A picture of us in front of the Bellagio fountains:



You wouldn't know it from that picture, but we were crowded by about a million people. The only way we were able to get up to the banister was to promise two ladies we would take our picture and hustle out of there. In exchange, they decided to become the "wedding dress protectors" and screamed at everyone to STAY AWAY FROM HER DRESS. They showed so much enthusiasm that I didn't bother to tell them the bottom was completely trashed anyway. As a matter of fact, I still think there is a bug stuck to it. Well, at least its skeletal remains that is.

How about a GQ pose of us:



That was about the 150th picture my brother took. He was trying to get one with the fountains going off just right. Why? Because naturally we got engaged in front of those very fountains the November prior:



The above is what happens when you let complete strangers take your picture. I swear I did not add any effects. At least half of B's face is preserved for history.

So off we go back to our city, not as an engaged couple, not as a married couple, and not on a family trip.* Just the two of us - B the poker stud and, I, the slot jockey.



Miss me bitches!** I will miss you.




*That family trip was pretty awesome. Read all about it here.

**Or bastards if you prefer. For you non-swearers, it will be bunnies.***

***That is an inside joke I have with...myself. Yep, I need a vacation.

****My profile picture is also from my wedding. I am laughing in it because right before I had to leave the dressing room my phone went off telling me I had an appointment - to get married. I apparently set it while in Vegas in November when we picked the date and forgot about it.

*****Some posts will be posted throughout the week, all written in advance and probably completely random. They will not, however, have 5 sets of asterisks.

8 important things being said:

j'lynn said...

Enjoy your vacay girl...you guys so deserve!! I'll see you Friday!!!

Patricia @ Bloom Where You're Planted said...

Enjoy your vacation and I hope you win BIG!

I won $80 in Colorado (playing poker on the machines) and I pretty much think I'm the shit now :)

And I spent all my earnings on cheesy COlorado souvenirs and a hearty meal at Olive Garden upon arriving home. That's how I roll :)

J said...

I pretty much hate you right now but I say that with love. I have never been to Sin City but my first vacation after I get a job that has vacation? VEGASSSSSSSS!

Have a great time!

Andhari said...

Have fun in your vacation! So jealouuuus, I wanna go to vegas too, take me alonggg lol

Debi said...

I miss you already and also envy you too. I LOVE Vegas!!!
You both need this, so relaxe , have fun, WIN and don't forget to take a picture by the fountain ( maybe this stranger will do better LOL)

Blaez said...

oooooooooooh vegas :)

enjoy!!! you two look so great together!!

"****My profile picture is also from my wedding. I am laughing in it because right before I had to leave the dressing room my phone went off telling me I had an appointment - to get married. I apparently set it while in Vegas in November when we picked the date and forgot about it."

I do too. I have our wedding date set in my blackberry along with when I need to start doing certain things. I've already created a timeline of alot of shit and now its all in my phone set to remind me when to start!!! I feel so much more relaxed after I did that!

Jennifer said...

Have a great trip! I am so jealous!!! I want to play the slots with you!

*~Dani~* said...

jlynn - Thanks girl!

Patricia - $80 is pretty good. Cheesy souvenirs and hearty meals are also not a bad score.

J - you let me know when that is and I will be there to help you celebrate!

Andhari - you could probably fit into my suitcase. Of course that would require you to come here first. Details, details.

Debi - next time you are coming lady!

Blaez - thanks girl. The funny thing is, that was the ONLY date I put into my phone (nonblackberry at the time) EVER to this date.

Jennifer - not the same without you!

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