I traded in part of my weekend for some fun during the week in Vegas. My cousin's bachelorette party was a rousing success (even though I ended up working all day Thursday anyway, despite being out until 3 am - but it was ok, because I had to give up less of my weekend in exchange).
We stayed at the Golden Nugget downtown. It was really a great time. I had never even been downtown, and by now I've seen enough of the strip to not really care if I miss out on seeing all of the sights there. The Golden Nugget was really nice, had plenty of distractions, and there was a big shark tank in the pool. What's not to like? Also, walk out the door and you're on Fremont Street.
We went to see Thunder from Down Under. I have to say, maybe I hadn't had enough drinks, but I thought it was way funnier than it was sexy. Also, there were creepy men hanging out at the bar outside the show, waiting to hit on all the riled-up girls. Gross.
We also spent some time at the Mermaids casino, one of the few places where the slots actually pay out in coins! We thought that was pretty awesome, until I won some money on the nickel slots. What a huge pain in the ass to lug all the coins back to the cash-out station. I went back for the second night and the awesome cocktail waitress already knew my drink order. I love them over there.
On Thursday night, my cousin Liz and I drank some 7-UP out of bottles and then refilled with vodka. After several additional fillings while we sipped, I think the ratio shifted more toward slightly lemon-lime flavored vodka. Needless to say, we had a great time, which culminated in sitting by the pool on lounge chairs in the middle of the night, chatting about various inappropriate topics. Thank goodness I'm not especially hangover-prone.
All in all, it was good fun. Amazing food, drinks, fun and friends (well, technically family). Loved it.
I haven't uploaded any of my own photos yet because I'm supremely lazy and I'm too busy watching Farscape when not working. Hope your weekend was fun too!
Sidenote: I think I'm more interesting when I'm drunk because I got many more @ replies to my drunken tweets than I ever do to my sober ones.