Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What a lovely day...

I was so happy today. I loved the crowds; Cheney entering in a wheelchair like grumpy old Mr Potter; Aretha's hat; the fumbled oath; the inspiring speech; Malia's camera; Sasha's thumbs up; Bush flying away; the Get a Life Marching Band; will.i.am's "It's A New Day" at the Neighborhood Ball and Barack and Michelle dancing to Beyonce's "At Last" while everyone (including me) teared up. It was so lovely and perfect that I'm afraid I'm going to wake up tomorrow and it will all have been a dream. Please let this feeling of hope and inspiration and happiness that America has been swimming in today last.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Maggie's first snow...

It's been steadily snowing in Las Vegas for like the last five hours and the news says it's not going to stop any time soon. That is just insanely crazy cool. We even got to leave work early. Snow day!!! Awesome. I took my dog for a walk when I got home. It snowed a little bit here when she was a puppy but it was nothing like this. This is her first real experience with a walk in the snow. When I first took her out and she saw the snow she turned back around but when she realized her only options were snow or no walk at all she decided the snow wasn't so bad.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I'm so happy right now...

"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

"It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen; by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the very first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different; that their voice could be that difference.

"It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled - Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America."--President-Elect Barack Obama

Monday, November 03, 2008

I refuse to use the obvious title...

I'm on vacation this week so I went to see Jersey Boys at the Palazzo tonight. It was incredible. It has replaced Stomp Out Loud as my favorite show on the Strip. Stomp Out Loud had replaced Blue Man Group which had replaced Mamma Mia but then I saw Blue Man Group again after I saw Stomp Out Loud and I really loved Blue Man Group so I was questioning my decision to give Stomp the edge but Jersey Boys clearly wins. It was the most expensive show I'll probably ever pay for but I didn't feel cheated at all. All the guys in it are super cute, too. Shallow observation maybe but important to my overall enjoyment factor.

I'm going to see "O" on Wednesday night. Another show I've never seen before because it's super expensive. I don't know what got into me this morning. I just broke out the AmEx, got on the internet and went to town with the ticket buying.

Yesterday I went to Hoover Dam and Boulder City. They have this old train in Boulder City that you can ride for $8. It was fun. They have really happy volunteers dressed in period train garb answering questions and stuff. Then I ate lunch in the oldest building in Boulder City. Built in 1931. I do love an old building.

Tomorrow is going to be a super long day. It better have a happy ending. I honestly don't know what I'm going to do if it doesn't

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bet you can't guess who for...

In other news, The Secret Life of Bees is a really good movie. Much better than I thought it would be. I was expecting something depressing but it was very funny. The acting was great across the board, too. Dakota Fanning is ridiculously talented.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Because I'm obsessed...

100,000 people at St Louis rally today