Blog of a Million Dreams

Monday, June 30, 2008

Vegas Baby

I came back from Vegas last week. I went with 6 other women. We had so much fun.

First, we stayed at the Flamingo. That is the best location because it is centrally located on the strip. If I could've afforded it, I would have stayed at the Venetian, though. The Venetian has a new 'section' to their hotel called the Palazzo...

The Venetian is beautiful. I could've shopped all day. First I'd shop at the Venetian, the Paris, then Caeser's. And the prices were not bad, compared to the Bay Area. Of course, people from other areas of the country might have sticker shock.

At the Venetian, they have fantastic jazz bars off of the casino. Plus, you can stop off and have gelato at one of the little vendors. It is just gorgeous.

New York was pretty fun too. The little shops and delis. If you like meat, sports and roller coasters, the New York is the place to go.

We had drinks at the Bellagio one night. That was fun. You can sit out in one bar on the terrace, with drinks, and watch the water show. Of course, you will pay a minimum of $10 per drink and there is a 1 drink minimum.

MGM grand was kind of cool, with the tiger show. And the Rainforest shop was like a Disney Shop gone wild.

Then there was Paris. Paris has a great buffet restaurant. The food was delicious and all you can eat. The hotel has a restaurant that you get to by going to a elevator in the middle of the casino. The restaurant has a dress code. But I liked the atmosphere of the Paris restaurant better than Bellagios.

Bargain Style

I recently went to the Goodwill and found a silk Tahari camisiole (price tag still attached of $85, I think) and another similar camisole-looking top of cotton.

They were really big on me. But I loved the colors. The silk one was a raspberrry-reddish-pink, with violet undertones. The cotton one was a deep, rich chocolate brown that looks fantastic with this linen, oatmeal skirt that I found.

So I decided I would look for a tailor. So I treked out, going to the drycleaners (who do alterations). The Drycleaner Lady took one look at the shirts, which have side zippers, and said no way. The lady at the drycleaners said that because the shirts have an invisible zipper on the side, that they were impossible to be altered.

I didn't believe her. Anything is possible. And I really like those shirts. I could wear one of them to work and one to parties.

I went to a place that advertises under "tailor"...

And for $64 (choke) I am getting my shirts altered. They will fit perfectly. I just keep telling myself it's worth it.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Summer Dreams

I took off from work on Thursday, after cleaning out the classroom. Couldn't get out fast enough. Actually ran to my car after I turned in the keys.

What have I done in the meantime?

1) Cleaned out Big G's room.
2) Knitted a baby hat.
3) Worked on the yard.
4) Shopped. Grocery Store, Goodwill, Walmart.
5) Cooked. A real dinner. A really good couple of dinners.
6) Got a manicure/pedicure.
7) Did a lot of laundry.
8) Celebrated Father's Day, making a special dessert and giving a gift.
9) Visited with K.
10) Finished the baby blanket and gave it away, along with a baby hat.

What do I need to do next?
1) Finish the clean up and store stuff.
2) Work on my room.
3) Apply for jobs. A lot of jobs.
4) Take down the loft bed.
5) Arrange the garage.
6) Sell the stuff you don't need.
7) Get a job.
8) Start a book.
9) Clean out my closet and get rid of things I no longer want.
10) Start Exercising!!!

It's on to Sacto tomorrow. Then, I'm back and organizing again. Plus getting ready for my trip. I'm getting the next couple of Weeds episodes from Netflix, probably on Wednesday. I'm so looking forward to them!