Thursday, April 9, 2009

Diva does Vegas

Remember way back at the end of last summer during the Toronto Film Festival when Rob and I went to the fancy-schmancy charity fundraiser at Norman Jewison's Canadian Film Centre?

No? Well we did.

And though I didn't mention it at the time, while we were there I bid on an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas in the silent auction and....gulp...won.

It was a steal. It was when Rob was in the middle of a job that was due to last for several more months. It was before his mom got sick and before the headlines were trumpeting financial collapse and economic ruin.

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Taking off to Sin City is not something that would naturally occur to Rob or me right now, but the trip was paid for long ago and the deadline to actually take it was staring us in the face and so as you read this, I am likely playing the nickel slots at Caesar's Palace while sipping a margarita or stuffing my gullet at some all-you-can-eat-buffet.

Good times, my friends, good times.

My darling boy is safely ensconced at my parent's house and looking forward to taking that all-important first spring flight with his Grandpa this weekend. I'll be back here on Monday to recount my adventures.

Happy Easter to each and every one of you and thanks again for all your lovely friendship and support over these last few weeks. I'm gonna put a ten-spot on black just for you...

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19 comments:

Laura said...

Let it ride Baby! Have a great time!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

The timing is probably perfect for a getaway--enjoy it.

kgirl said...

It'll do you guys a world of good. Enjoy.

Chantal said...

Oh Enjoy! You guys deserve it!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Have a good break. And enjoy Easter...

Elaine A. said...

Oh how fun. Enjoy it, you both deserve it. Happy Easter to you too!

Parent Club said...

What happens in Vegas shouldn't stay in Vegas - be sure to write a post @ it!

Dawn said...

Have a great time!

Jen said...

Have a great time! We usually go to Las Vegas once or twice a year for work related stuff, probably not as fun. I watch the show schedules to see if I can find a must-see show at a must-do price.

zelzee said...

Vegas is so much fun..............
Love those free drinks..........

that only cost me about $100.00!!

Amber said...

I hope you're having a great time! Sadly the only time I have ever been to Vegas I was 7.5 months pregnant - I don't recommend that. No drinking, and a complete inability to walk very far at any reasonable pace. Oh, and it was raining. In Vegas. I should probably go again when I can enjoy the experience more fully.

Happy Easter!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Have a wonderful time! Happy Easter!

caramama said...

I hope you are having a wonderful time! Vegas can be so much fun. I hope you guys are enjoying it to the fullest!

Zip n Tizzy said...

Have a great time!
It was in the stars!

FrankandMary said...

Did I just read Norman Jewison and "all you can eat buffet" in the same post ;-)? Have a wonderful time.
Erin linked to you so I stopped by to read a bit. ~Mary

Heather said...

You are listed on the blog list of Angie at Keep Believing. You know that she lost her husband to cancer on March 17. Angie and Brian would have celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary on April 19. I am hoping that I can get everyone in her blog list to post on their blogs at 12:00 am on April 19 a post with the title “Keep Believing” so that when she opens her blog, her blog list is filled with recent posts all titled “Keep Believing”. I don’t know how else to arrange this other than commenting on blogs, so forgive my off-topic comment. I would ask that you keep the post up for 24 hours in case she doesn’t look right away, and you don’t have to publish anything with it, just the title will do. I am using the scheduled post feature provided by blogger so I don’t forget. Thanks so much. Heather.

Vered - MomGrind said...

Vegas is one of my favorite places. I love the energy, the glitz, the feeling that you can be anyone you want while you're there. Enjoy!

Melisa with one S said...

Hope you're having an awesome time!!

Teena in Toronto said...

I'm jealous! Vegas is on my list of places I want to go to!

Have fun :)