I woke up this morning to not a snowflake in sight and just assumed the meteorologists were wrong, again, or, at least, exaggerating about the intensity and amount. Now, I’m sitting at work, watching the snow swirl around, miserable that I’m out and not at home, cuddled in bed.
I guess Kuma is thinking the same thing.
I’ve been driving the exact same route to and from work for the last three years therefore I know, by heart, the pattern of the stoplight at Ladue and Lindbergh. It’s gotten the the point where I really don’t even pay attention to my light, when the cars start slowing down, I begin my left turn. I’m that good. In the last two weeks, though, I’ve noticed a change to the pattern which is messing with my timing. What do you mean that it’s not my turn to go after the northbound Lindbergh has gone through the intersection? I don’t understand!
Another change: for the past five years, all I have known at the the corner of Ladue and Warson was the faithful stop sign, never failing at clogging up traffic in all four directions. Now, with the new stop light (which was put into use this week), cars have been seamlessly flowing through that intersection. What? No 15 minutes of waiting to go through one stop sign? The city of Ladue just now figured out there needed to be a stoplight there?
This is all in preparation for the ginormous infusion of vehicles on my route due to the 40 shutdown. Damn you 40, why must you do this to me?
Will end up on this blog! As you know, a couple of weekends ago, I went to Las Vegas with Donna and Angie, my co-workers, courtesy of my firm and had a great time. Since it was my first time there, we HAD to see most of the casinos, all in two days! So, after checking in at the Mandalay Bay, we started our trek along the strip. You name the casino, I’m sure we saw it. Highlights from the trip:
-Getting lost inside the Mandalay Bay and not finding the exit for about 10 minutes.
-Getting carded when I went to cash my ticket winnings of $2.35.
-Seeing the Bellagio Fountain at night.
-Walking into the M&M store and coming to the realization that people really will buy anything.
-Sitting down at a table for the first time ever and playing “Let It Ride.”
-Getting carded as soon as I sat down at my first table ever.
-Winning $30 from a penny slot machine.
-Losing $20 in 2 minutes.
-Getting all dolled up and then having to wear a fleece because it’s too cold to walk around in a tank top.
-Not watching what I ate while I was there.
-Lots and lots of walking.
-Free drinks. And yes, I did take advantage of these free drinks and no, I did not pass out after the first sip.
-Taking a bath and watching TV at the same time. Flat screen TV in the bathroom, how cool!
It was amazing, an assault on your senses and your pocketbook. I do have to say, I did pretty well for myself, leaving home with $300 and coming back with $60 (I paid cash for everything, food and gambling). Hopefully, I’ll be able to get some pictures up soon for you to enjoy! If you have never been, you should go at least once, it’s a sight to behold.
Last week I rolled out a small website for a non-profit that my cousin is working with. The Sun Devil Halo Club provides donated season tickets to underprivileged youths in the Phoenix area. Check it out!
About three weeks ago, my boss asked if I was going to be here on October 5th because he wanted to schedule a meeting. I said that I was and then quickly forgot about it, it was two months away. I figured that I would ask him about it in September what it was all about. Well, today at lunch, he asked us if we remembered the meeting in October. When we nodded, he said, “Head Boss and I are sending you girls to Vegas.” WHAT!?!?!? Apparently, it’s a thank you from them to us! That means we are taking a three-day weekend on the company dime to fly and stay at the Mandalay Bay (we each have our own rooms)! So many exclamations points! Can’t you tell that I’m excited! I have never been to Sin City and Donna and Angie are so stoked to show me around. Donna loves Vegas and she’s already got the itinerary on what to do while there. It’s too bad Bob is not allowed to go, but I’ll try to have a good time without him. Tee-hee! AHHHHHH! Vegas, baby, Vegas!