Monday, February 20, 2012

Glad to Be Back

Well, I'm back from Vegas. Learned a lot of great things at the conference and made some good contacts. But, as far as Las Vegas itself, not for me.

If you're a fan of Vegas, sorry. I just didn't like the vibe. I did make it to the casino, just to be able to say I played Black Jack there. I've never lost $20 so fast in my life. I hit the mall to buy Hubby and the kids some gifts and fended off some very aggressive sales people. (Thanks, pushy guy selling $200 face cream, for saying I need collagen for my laugh lines; why are you surprised that I walked away? Really??)

The images in Vegas run the gamut. At one point, this was following me down the street:
Elmo then started to rush up behind me and all that's going through my head is, "I'm about to throw-down with one of my son's favorite characters. Bring it, muppet!"

Alas, he was just running to cross the street before the light turned green. Did I feel stupid? Yes. But, in that town, there is the reality that you could be accosted by a Sesame Street character, so I was justified in my fright.

I did enjoy my plush hotel room and room service, which made for a nice getaway. By Friday, I was more than ready to return home. My parents brought the kids to meet me at the airport and that was a wonderful sight.

Anyhoo, back to the grind today. Hope you had a great weekend. Oh, by the way, just had to share my latest and favorite purchase, Chanel's Chance Eau Tendre perfume.

Love this scent!

Happy Monday, friends. Hope you had a great weekend.
Image from Chanel; personal photo property of JMW A Place to Dwell


Suburban Princess said...

I have heard Vegas is an assault on the senses. I think that's why vacation packages are only 4 days long!

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

I hate Vegas! Sooooooooo not for me and that is perfectly stated is an assault on the senses! Ick. Ick. Ick. But happy you got to retreat to a nice hotel room. I'll take that any day. Also, aren't you glad you got to see it at least once? I was happy, too, to see the Grand Canyon while there.

Amy R. said...

Oh, this post is just hilarious! I was laughing out loud when I read it. Watch it Elmo! I have been to Vegas once and I had a good time. I just stayed by the pool, had a spa treatment and enjoyed the food.

Amy R.

Mariette said...

Dearest Jen,

Well, after a couple of days you do want to return to the quiet again. Don't blame you for that!
Please do check my post from Saturday, about how to get this nasty word verification off...
Hope you will manage!
Love to you,


bellamia said...

Hilarious! I would've thought the same thing about Elmo! My dream bedroom is to have a plush "hotel" bed. Glad you enjoyed it, and glad you're back!

teresa-bug said...

I am glad I am not the only one who doesn't like Vegas. I went once and that was enough for me. I felt dirty while I was there...I think it was because it was so smoky and dark.
Glad you made it home safely!