Friday, November 23, 2012

Music in the Heart.... of Vegas

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I'm joining Dazee Dreamer, from Crazy Daze & Nite Dreams, & Christy, from My Mad Mind, in their I Spy picture blogging fun.... you should too!  Each week there is a theme that you provide a photo, or photos for, and it's as creative as you want it to be with that theme. There is also a bloggers' choice photo op where you just share whatever your heart, or camera lens, desires. Your photos don't have to be professional, just capture what you think fits the theme & blog about it. You don't even need a camera per say, use the one in your phone.... everyone has one of those now a days right??  You then link up with the group each week to share your view. You can click on the cute froggie pic up there to be brought to the blog. Also, check out Christy's & Dazee's blogs, they always have some fun and creative stuff.  Ok, on with the picture show.....
This week's theme is MUSIC! So here is what I have for ya....


I was going to use some pictures from several concerts that I've attended recently but I hadn't uploaded them all to facebook & my home computer doesn't want to work for me so I can't get them off of there.  I hate that dang computer! There was some Motley Crue, KISS, Jason Mraz, Kid Rock & the Cirque Du Solei show that was in honor of Michael Jackson... just to name a few. Alas, since I couldn't get into there I had to check out the facebook files for what I had available & low & behold there was my trip to Las Vegas! So there you see the big guitar on the Hard Rock Cafe!  I wish I was there now, it's probably much warmer than it is here in Minnesota!


We of course checked out the wax  museum so here is the Prince of.... well, it's Prince:-)  I gotta say that as freaky as he is, I do love his music. More so from the older days however his last concert here in Minnesota was the AWESOME!



Now those are 2 musical talents you wouldn't think you'd see together right?? Snoop Dogg & Elton John. I have to say that Elton actually almost looks real there don't you think?  I always thought these replicas were supposed to look real and not so waxy but I actually found that most of them looked more on the fake side than the real. Oh well, it was an experience to visit. 

The highlight of this trip was being able to see the Jabberwockeez! I love to watch people dance, especially when they are spectacular at their style, as are these dudes!  Unfortunately no pictures were allowed but trust me they were awesome and if you ever get the chance to see them & enjoy dancing then you definitely should!  Since I don't have any pictures of them I'll share this one instead:


This was the free, live entertainment that we hung out to listen to during the afternoons on some days.  You know, to take a little rest from all the walking we were doing & to enjoy our slurpees from the 7-11 that happened to be right around the corner from where they played:-) I miss slurpees so much so I was excited that Vegas still has 7-11's and I could partake in a few of those yummy frozen treats! The name of the band escapes me now but they were great. There was another guy but I guess I didn't capture him in this photo. They sang a lot of stuff from all genres so it was very entertaining.

Ok, last but not least the blogger's choice:


Something you may not know about me.... I LOVE THE SMURFS!  If I could have pants like those I totally would rock those!! I walked behind this couple & just had to snap a photo, love the iPhone!!  This too was in Vegas and I wanted to ask the dude all sorts of questions but I'm shy so no go.... LOL! 

It was a fun trip, lots of walking was done and we saw lots of stuff. We even got in to see Terry Fator, ventriloquist extraordinaire. He was pretty great. We saw Carrot Top also where they panned the crowd so they could use footage for the Toby Keith song, Red Solo Cup.  So fun! Well, that's all I have for you this week. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, survived Black Friday and are now preparing or finishing up your preparing for the Christmas holiday.... well, those of you that celebrate all or any of that at least:-)  Tune in next week when the theme is FAMILY EVENT!  Oh & don't forget to click on the frog up there to check out the other musical entries!

 


Friday, November 16, 2012

Margarita Wishes and Vacation Dreams

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I'm joining Dazee Dreamer, from Crazy Daze & Nite Dreams, & Christy, from My Mad Mind, in their I Spy picture blogging fun.... you should too!  Each week there is a theme that you provide a photo, or photos for, and it's as creative as you want it to be with that theme. There is also a bloggers' choice photo op where you just share whatever your heart, or camera lens, desires. Your photos don't have to be professional, just capture what you think fits the theme & blog about it. You don't even need a camera per say, use the one in your phone.... everyone has one of those now a days right??  You then link up with the group each week to share your view. You can click on the cute froggie pic up there to be brought to the blog. Also, check out Christy's & Dazee's blogs, they always have some fun and creative stuff.  Ok, on with the picture show.....
This week's theme is WISH! So here is what I have for ya....



I would say I need a vacation but there are very few things in life we really NEED so I'll just say I would like a vacation right about now.... I WISH for one!  Up there I'm sharing 2 of my favorite pictures from vacations past. The first is my absolute favorite picture that I've taken! It's from my vacation in Jamaica and we were having a lovely spicy pizza for dinner as I caught that awesome view. I love it! I've framed it several times & it's my Facebook banner photo cause I just love it so:-)  The 2nd photo was a vacation in Cancun and it's not the best photo but I like it cause I captured a rainbow.... and it's Cancun!  What's not to like about Cancun right??  Well I'm sure there is plenty that some may not like but I loved it! 

Now part of any good vacation involves a little liquid libation right? Yeah, that's some of the fun for me. Time to suck up all those frosty, frozen concoctions as you lay by the beach or pool... or hell... just belly up to the bar!  Since I can't  do the vacation thing though it doesn't mean I can't partake right here at home right??  So my more realistic wish is: 


MARGARITAS! Hey, & those there are 2 for 1 pomegranate margaritas from Ol Mexico.  I feel that since Mexico is in the name of the restaurant & can almost qualify as a vacation for the short time I'm there... maybe... if I drink enough:-)  Alas, those are drinks from the past cause right now I'm trying to be good and stick to some healthy eating.  Hence the fact that they fit into the WISH category right now!  Once I get back into the swing of being healthy I can partake in those beauties again cause I'll have a little more control and will power but right now I just have to stick to wishing.

Ok so that's that for that... LOL!  My bloggers choice photo is this little lovely that sits on my desk at work:


Cute right? Don't you just love the hair? I totally want hair like that! Hair is the bane of my existence.... ok not really that bad but I hate trying to deal with & style mine. I think if I had fun hair like that then it wouldn't matter how I style it. It probably wouldn't go over so well at work or in some places I visit though cause I really don't like to draw attention to myself.  It's weird that I don't though cause I love strange things and I want to wear them just cause I love them so but I don't want everyone staring at me when I do. Geez... mind your own business people or be less obvious... like me when I watch you... LOL!! 

Ok, that's enough of my weirdness for today folks.  I haven't checked out the other blogs yet and I'm a little late with mine but I like to post mine before checking the others so I don't get influenced by the approach they take to the themes. It keeps things interesting ya know??  Anyways, click on the frog up there like I'll be doing & give check them out to see what they are wishing. Tune in next week when the theme is MUSIC.  Until then I'll be having margarita wishes and vacation dreams (probably after that too... LOL!)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Poles-a-Plenty

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I'm joining Dazee Dreamer, from Crazy Daze & Nite Dreams, & Christy, from My Mad Mind, in their I Spy picture blogging fun.... you should too!  Each week there is a theme that you provide a photo, or photos for, and it's as creative as you want it to be with that theme. There is also a bloggers' choice photo op where you just share whatever your heart, or camera lens, desires. Your photos don't have to be professional, just capture what you think fits the theme & blog about it. You don't even need a camera per say, use the one in your phone.... everyone has one of those now a days right??  You then link up with the group each week to share your view. You can click on the cute froggie pic up there to be brought to the blog. Also, check out Christy's & Dazee's blogs, they always have some fun and creative stuff.  Ok, on with the picture show.....
 
This week's theme is POLES! So here is what I have for ya....


Look at that there! I wanted to get all creative but I waited too long and then next thing I knew... it was time for the weekly photo blog and I had no creative thoughts about poles. Well, I did truth be told... I just didn't make it to the destination for the photo:-) So here I have for you the lovely American flag that is proudly flown outside the local Byerly's grocery store. We made an ice cream stop and there it was staring at me, just begging to have its photo taken:-)  It was dark out so luckily there was lots of street light provided. You see there in the distance a light pole also... a 2fer!

 
Ok, this picture was also taken tonight and I had the house light on and the garage light so that I could get a pic of the pole there. Of course I also used the flash so you see the dramatic light show there.... or maybe they are visitors.....  Hmmm.  Well, it's of course too cold out now for plants to be hanging from that pole so my mom, who lives with me, has all sorts of other goodies hanging from the hooks:-)  I thought the little circular one on the right turned out sort of cool as it spun and the light reflected off of it.  Ok, it's a Shepard's hook or something really right.... not a plant pole?  LOL... it's a pole!
 

 
Ok, these are some photos I dug up from this summer.  I recalled them earlier as I was snapping a photo of a more boring light pole. No, not the one in the flagpole pic... a different boring one that was deleted cause these are much cooler. You know, if you don't mind creepy crawlies... or fliers:-) That above there was the scene as we were leaving the River's Edge Fest. They are May flies. The light pole is pretty cool and all the little flecks around it are those pesky flies getting their nights worth of partying before they perished. They are so gross and they were all over the place!
 
Not so bad for being unprepared huh??  Ok, now for the blogger's choice. I have a joy for fun, colorful drinks and then I like to take pictures of them and post them on Facebook. I'm weird like that... I have an album of them all... LOL! Ok, so the point is....
 
 
I'm sharing one of those. Look at that beauty! I can't remember exactly what this one was called but I drank it all by myself at my birthday dinner. It was at Bennihana, a Hibachi grill. Look at the umbrellas and that pineapple... it's almost like that's the sun the umbrella's are to help protect ya from the sun and those cherries.... beach balls. The drink there is the ocean and those straws are the poles that mini me will use to slide right down in the heaven that is that drink.... LOL.... sounds like I've drank a few of those babies tonight huh??
 
Ok, that's the end of the fun here for this week folks but your fun doesn't have to end here. You can click on the froggie up there and check out the other entries to see what fun they have in store in the realm of poles. Come visit me again next week when the topic is WISH!

 

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