Playing Ketchup

Seems like I had a little longer than expected weekend or maybe it's all in my head. I've been meaning to come on here and update, but my sleeping habits are all over the place again. I can't seem to stay awake. It's like I eat, school and sleep.

Last week and this weekend seemed to all be bunched up in some kind of chaotic wind storm. I'm still wearing my socks though. With my friends visiting from Washington and having me parade down the Vegas strip drinking and eating everything in sight, I couldn't seem to ever get back on track for the rest of the week.

I got the chance to check out The Last Comic Standing tour. It was actually better than expected. I thought that they were going to do the same jokes from the show, but was surprised by some of the new material. I laughed from start to finish. Some of the people that I went with didn't seem to have the same emotional response that I expected them to have. I guess since I watched them for weeks on TV, it was a little easier for me to relate to what was going on. I laughed so hard during some of the jokes I worked myself into one of those uncomfortable moments where you have like 2 seconds to make it to the bathroom. Needless to say I made it and the waitress was able to hold on to her drinks. Sorry!

I also attended my buddies wife's birthday party. It was a change of pace from the usual. It was quiet and peaceful. There were no politics spoken of, just glasses of Sangria and some of the best appetizers floating around. It was slow I didn't even think to pull out the camera and take pictures. The night did end with a little drama when it came time to leave. I'm sure everyone has that guy that never wants to give up his keys. He was clearly drunk. As I watch him try so hard not to show any signs of intoxication, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the dude. Luckily we were able to get those keys from him and save his life and whoever he would have hurt on his trek home.

There is the rundown folks.

If you haven't seen the new James Bond movie or Role Models, put them both on your, "2 Do List".

Night @ Mist Lounge

Location

Mist Lounge inside Treasure Island Casino

Reason

Another group of friends visited from Washington. The two girls got free airline tickets and hotel accommodations. The guy is her for work 4 days a week and flies between LA and WA.

Events that Occurred

The night started out at Outback with dinner and continued across the street at the Mist Lounge. The Mist Lounge is a very low-key, chill and arguably laid back spot. All you need to do is was overlook the over sized lace panties that were visibly showing on a petite woman. Sure her friends probably saw it, but when they all seemed to look and dress alike it makes competing easier. As the shots got knocked back, the beers got downed and the appetizers were being eaten the good vibes flowed and old memories surfaced. Some memories were good and some should have stayed swept under the rug.

With the good vibes comes lightening bolts and thunderstorms. I wish there was some kind of weather warning of what was supposed to come. With alcohol comes politics and with politics comes arguments and with arguments comes unnecessary awkwardness. I should've learned my lesson from all the other times but I just can't help myself. Eventually we were able to get back on track and enjoy the rest of the night.

Lesson Learned

When friends come into town to visit, drinking is not and option.
Don't ever discuss politics.



Playing Around

As I said in the earlier post I'm going to start trying new things with the blog. It's been the same for awhile now and I thought it was time for a change. I got a new format for writing the post too. Some I came up with on my own and some I stole from other sites. If you seem some of your stuff on here, give yourself a round of applause.
I've been playing around with this blog all day and it's almost time for me to hit the gym for the night. I gotta burn all those burgers I ate this week somehow.

Hopefully tonight I'm able to get the pictures from the other night on here. I'm not making any promises because the DVR is full and I need to catch up at some point before it starts deleting things.

It's been a pretty slow week of me and I'm glad of that. Hope all is well out there. Keep the peace and if you happen to have some tequila, take a shot for me. Be Free.

Frown don't Smile. Keeps'em on their toes.
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Updating

It's that time again folks. The look of the blog is starting to bore me. I think it's time for a new look and a new format of writing. I need something that going to set my blog apart from all the rest.

I haven't put my finger on it, but hopefully some sort of vision comes to mind soon. If you have any suggestions shoot them my way. I'm not saying that I will use them, but fresh ideas from another mind always helps.
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Weekend Update/Visitors in Town (Nope, it's not Mo.)

I have visitors in town for the next couple of days so I'll be away from the blog. I've taken a lot of pictures to post so that should be good times. Hope all is well and that life isn't kicking too much ass.
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Robin Thicke @ HOB Las Vegas, Nevada

So last night I got to attend another concert. Two in one week I'm on a roll this week. I think I better slow down, I'm not sure if my back and knees can take all of this. This time around I got to go see Robin Thicke. He's probably a hand full of white guys that sing R&B and pull it off well.

The venue was basically full with people even standing on the stairwells. I would like to see what an emergency exit would look like in there.

We had general admission floor tickets. We stood the entire time but the performance was completely worth it. Robin Thicke didn't disappoint. He wooed and charmed his way through his roughly 80-minute show Saturday evening at the House of Blues.

Backed by a tight seven-piece band that Thicke often cued as if directing them.The happy-go-lucky numbers had many ladies singing along and getting their panties all in a bunch. Mostly he let his slick, dim-the-lights, mood-setting songs do the talking, but occasionally I think he thought he was at home with he off centered air grinding.

As the set came to a close, the singer naturally saved his best for last. The biggest response came from "Lost Without U" which Thicke wisely gave the crowd some lines to perform. He returned for an encore of 3 or 4 songs which included, "Brown Sugar" by D'Angelo, "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green and "A Milli" by Lil Wayne. Who knew the dude could rap?

I will say the night was "Thicke" with soul.

Check out "Lost Without U".
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Things of interest:
  • To the lady that stood behind me the whole time complaining. You could've letft and taken the your husband and his red satin suit and red alligator shoes home.
  • To whoever gets that $6.50 I spent per beer, your welcome.
  • To the 2 ladies who complained when someone walked by them, "Go to hell!". You were standing on the stairwell.
  • To the guy who was trying so desperately to pick up ladies. Having a Super Bowl ring on your hand helps only when people actually know who you are.
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Ludacris @ Hard Rock Las Vegas, NV

Last night I got a call while catching up on my DVRd shows and eating dinner. A friend of my was on the other end asking me if I wanted to go to a concert. I was a little reluctant since all the other concerts I've been to here have been bogus. After a little pleading and then saying that Ludacris would be there, I decided to get off my rump and go ahead to the concert. At least this way if it were bad I would definitely have a reason to not ever have to attend another one.

After getting lost and being about 15 minutes late I finally arrived at the concert. That's probably one of the best things about concerts, they never seem to start on time.

Ludacris hits the stage and starts pumping out rap after rap. Ludacris is renowned for his quick delivery and over-the-top explicit lyrics. Tonight he didn't disappoint. Sharp-witted delivery changes between Ludacris, his hype man and the DJ kept the pace chaotic and entertaining. He did a mix of old, new and some versus of songs he has been featured on. I do have to say I've never seen a rapper smile as much as he did. I guess when you got it, you got it.

During the concert he gives his hype man a chance to rap and his DJ a chance to show his skills and just when you think the concert is about to be over out comes Tommy Lee of Motley Crue and Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction to rock out to a few songs with Ludacris. I will say this one thing about the two of them, they didn't look like what you see on television. Tommy Lee came out pounded a bottle of Jagermeister and passed it out into the audience. Everyone wanted to get a sip for some strange reason. I just passed it along. At least you know where Tommy Lee's mouth has been part of the time, everyone else not so much. Dave Navarro couldn't contain himself. He kept rushing to the women in the front row and laying kissing on the ones which I assumed he felt where attractive.

The streamline through four songs, "Move B!tch", "Get Back", "Money Maker", and "Stand Up". It was worth leaving the house to see.
Ludacris and company did a solid one-hour set worth seeing.
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Things of interest:
  • I lost my keys while there, but was lucky enough to find them.
  • One of the girls I was with was lucky enough to catch one of those kisses from Dave Navarro. You would have thought he asked to marry her from her reaction.
  • 3 groupies from Venezula were escorted back stage after they kept grabbing at the hype man's crotch. It was his birthday. I know he had a good one later that night.
  • A random drunk guy was spilling drinks all over everyone. Ironically he ended up with the bottle of Jagermeister at the end of the concert.
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I haven't had much time to post recently. The doctors appointments got a little hectic this week, maybe a little overwhelming at times.

I don't want to put too many words on here, so I'll break the numerous things down in bullets.

  • Still have a ton of appointments left. While having my heart evaluated the doctors have found something on one of my lungs. I haven't gone back in yet, but I did a little research online and I don't have any of the severe symptoms mentioned.
  • The girl at the gym didn't work out, but I did decide to take the front desk clerk out that works at the gym. We've hung out a couple times, nothing too serious though.
  • Played dress up for Halloween and got a little wasted and pulled an all nighter. I was too drunk to take any pictures of anything. Damn you, Patron! The next day sucked because I didn't have any bread to soak up the alcohol. Serves me right for not allowing bread in the house.
  • Started a new book, The Soloist by Steve Lopez. It seems pretty good so far.
  • My computer crashed killing off just about everything on my computer. I never thought I would be one of those people. It also has caused my iPod to go haywire. I haven't been about to get a good workout in since.
  • Caused a ruckus in a hard rock bar by playing light rock and rap music.
  • Wasting too much money at the movie theatre on lame movies.
I guess this is all for now. I'll have more later today. I'll give a little more detail to the bar story.
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