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Travel: What Happens in Vegas!

Travel: What Happens in Vegas!

Secret: Whenever I plan to drink any amount of alcohol I usually eat a fine, piping hot meal of Eba and whatever soup. Laugh if you will, it's the truth. Lol. I've found that it keeps me from getting easily tipsy. Well, guess who didn't have Eba in Vegas. Yours truly.

 Next thing you know, you wake up and one person is missing 

Next thing you know, you wake up and one person is missing 

Therefore the drinking was kept to the minimum, the starkest minimum.  The point of Vegas was to celebrate our amazing friend's birthday and it was so much fun, it also coinsided with the 4th of July weekend last summer. It's definitely a city worth visiting, complete with torrid weather conditions, all the souvenirs a tourist could dream of, bubbly traditional cabbies (no uber, take note), too much food, way too much and first time opportunities to try and discover new things.

There were many instances that I'd say to myself, "hmm, that was a first!"  Vegas  was a great bundle of new experiences for me. Here's to new experiences, Eba and the birthday boy!

FIRST GAMBLE  

Gambling is pretty addictive.  

My friends and I were stuck on some titanic-themed slot machine clearly targeted at women and Leonardo Di's fans in general (there were some men there too *blank stare*). I won $10, then lost it and more. Everytime you win something the machine bursts out singing the bridge/chorus of My Heart Will Go On "Near, far, wherever you are......" and the clanking of coins overwhelm you, causing so much euphoria. Then in two minutes you plug your winnings back in and it's all gone!

Conclusion: Last time gambling ever

 Making Hugh Hefner rich. Tsk

Making Hugh Hefner rich. Tsk

FIRST CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

 Cirque du soleil is special. They create stage performances inspired by circus activities, street entertainment and some other mysterious (very very mysterious) elements.  I had no idea what was going on most of the time. Lol. All in all, the experience is the value added. When I was done though, I felt like I had experienced a different aspect of life. The bizarre aspect and it was quite sensational.

Conclusion: Maybe I'd see another cirque show, one less abstract. Good luck to me finding that.

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FIRST  SINGING TAXI DRIVER

Imagine it's 3am, you are in a taxi and your extremely chatty taxi driver decides to break into a song at the top of his voice-then he sings another-then another-then another.  Half way through, he pulls out his harmonica (mouth organ) and it's now a full-fledged concert! It was quite entertaining, maybe not suitable at 3am. At the end he demanded a fee for his performance! Lol!  

Conclusion: Everyone is Elvis in Vegas. 

 

HIT ON BY A GIRL FOR THE FIRST TIME

Words failed me indeed. I was at a pool party so we were all minimally clad. She begins to chat me up. I just always imagined I'd be off limits to lesbians. Why? I don't know. Maybe because they say they can tell if you are straight. Maybe she's a beginner, still getting that sensor tuned. 

Conclusion: *blink*

FIRST TIME WEARING A CROP TOP

Crop tops make you very ab-conscious, i think it's a good piece as long as you wear it to appropriate places. Definitely not to meet his parents.

Also, maybe more suited for others than some of us though. (Tip: if you are self-conscious, try them with a pair of high waist bottoms)

Conclusion: Haven't worn it since. I'll try again next summer

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FIRST KARAOKE

While I have a video of considerable length showing this extraordinary incident, I will be unable to put it up because there were other participants involved. Lol! It's safe to say we were the backstreet boys and girls for the night and everyone thought we were awesome!

Conclusion: karaoke is best served sober. Then you have no excuse for your behavior. Nope, no blaming it on alcohol, all your innate issues spew forth lol! And forth they did spew that night.

Have any fun Vegas experiences; karaoke experiences, fun taxi driver experiences? Share below!

 Aridly beautiful

Aridly beautiful

 Ed, Demi, Me!

Ed, Demi, Me!

 Weeeeeeeeee!

Weeeeeeeeee!

 Dancing in the colonnades

Dancing in the colonnades

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 World's largest chocolate fountain- The Bellagio

World's largest chocolate fountain- The Bellagio

 Photo II with flowers; Vegas turned me into a flower-backdrop kinda gal

Photo II with flowers; Vegas turned me into a flower-backdrop kinda gal

 All you need for fun in Vegas, this fab lot

All you need for fun in Vegas, this fab lot

 All God.

All God.

 Big Win for the birthday boy! ......which we proceeded to spend on a good(bad), greasy dinner

Big Win for the birthday boy! ......which we proceeded to spend on a good(bad), greasy dinner

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 Chances you'd be married by night fall with a chapel in the hotel basement

Chances you'd be married by night fall with a chapel in the hotel basement

  Brides dressing room (Photo credit: Demi Eni-Olorunda)

Brides dressing room (Photo credit: Demi Eni-Olorunda)

  Groom room (Photo credit: Demi Eni-Olorunda)

Groom room (Photo credit: Demi Eni-Olorunda)

 Shot down the aisle! (Photo credit: Demi Eni-Olorunda)

Shot down the aisle! (Photo credit: Demi Eni-Olorunda)

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