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Then Came Saturday

After waking up (for some reason, after 5 or so in the morning, it finally quiets down and I was able to get some sleep), Mom and I hit the gym for a bit, and more importantly, the spa, allowing me some time in the steam room and the hot tub, before we wandered a bit, played a bit, and then went to the early David Copperfield show.

I was overjoyed to find out he's still just as hot as he was back when he did all that wowzer stuff on television and I had a big-ass schoolgirl crush on him; plus, he's funny as hell and still amazing as an illusionist. It was a very small, intimate theatre and he did a lot of stuff with audience members and fewer of the big "smoke and lights and wind in his hair" (as he said the papers called his illusions), and it was thoroughly awesome. He invited everyone to follow him on Twitter, and those with smart phones were able to Tweet him immediately and he randomly selected someone for a meet-and-greet. Curse my lack of a smart phone! Alas, no photography allowed.





Baby lions, two of them! They were playing and feeding, and having a nice time in their little room -- this time they were offering "time with the cubs, depending on their mood," but I didn't even ASK how much that cost!






While, of course, the moms slept.






The front lobby of the MGM Grand.


Then after the show, we walked down to the Cosmopolitan to have a drink at the amazingly gorgeous Chandelier bar, which I swear to God, looks like you're sitting INSIDE of a chandelier -- and we asked the bartender, it's like 2 million Swarovsky crystals strung around the place. I didn't bring the camera with me because I neglected to bring its case, but I took some pictures with my phone, if I can ever figure out how to upload them or send them or something.

When we got to the Bellagio, I actually bought a little disposable camera to take some shots there of the summer layout in the arboretum, but I have NO idea how or if any of those will come out. Curse the digital age.

Walking back we went into the Planet Hollywood mall (which used to be Aladdin's Desert Passages) and ate at a little place called Ocean One, where I had the BEST seared tuna and steamed veggies EVER -- it was amazingly delicious, as was Mom's pasta dish. We actually talked about walking down there again because the food was so freaking good! (The tuna was a compromise, since of course I wanted to go a little further to Todai Sushi buffet, but Mom hates that place, alas!)


Close up:





More later. We're off to the pool.

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fenchurche
Jun. 19th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
Love the baby lion!!!

Vegas is possibly the most bizarre city on the face of the planet. In a kinda cool way, but still bizarre.
wildrider
Jun. 19th, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
It is very bizarre, but such fun sometimes -- I didn't have my camera with me last night when we passed the storm troopers posing with the kids (why so many kids this weekend? I could not tell you!).

sillymagpie
Jun. 20th, 2011 02:05 am (UTC)
Father's Day, maybe? Although a quick jaunt to Vegas doesn't sound like a Father's Day celebration to me, who knows?
wildrider
Jun. 21st, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
Maybe kids taking Dad to Vegas... I just don't know!
evil_little_dog
Jun. 19th, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC)
I ALSO HAD A HIGH SCHOOL CRUSH ON MR. COPPERFIELD.

My boyfriend in high school and I went to see him live (I think my bf also had a crush on Copperfield, mind you, though I didn't realize it at the time), and they said at the end of the show, he'd be doing autographs, so somewhere, I have a photo of a very tired Mr. C, signing my program for the evening. The BF was very upset I wanted to stay, but I forced him to, and he was very happy afterward to get Mr. C's autograph. XD

Mr. C was a very gracious person, though I'd figured out a lot of his sleight of hand by the angle we were sitting - it didn't ruin the performance, but took some of the 'wowzers!' out of it for me.
wildrider
Jun. 19th, 2011 09:34 pm (UTC)
Some of the sleight of hand and the "disappearances" were pretty easy to figure out, but a random-folks-from-the-audience-predict-the-numbers stunt was pretty mind-blowing, as was the car appearing on the lift above the unsuspecting folks also from the audience.

Plus, he's still really cute AND funny-- I like a guy who makes fun of his own image. :) (I think that's why I like anyone who's willing to appear as him/herself on The Simpsons.)


evil_little_dog
Jun. 19th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
Yes, he was very witty and self-depreciating in the show we saw, too. He was also very cute. One of the few brunets with dark eyes I prefer.

I had an elf based on him, back in the day. XD
wildrider
Jun. 20th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
Ah, the elves based on people! :D

evil_little_dog
Jun. 20th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
*cough* yes. *cough*
wildrider
Jun. 21st, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
I'd probably have Doctors Ten and Eleven now, if I were still writing elves...! :D
evil_little_dog
Jun. 21st, 2011 04:12 am (UTC)
cornerofmadness and I have talked about FMA characters we'd elf if we still did that. XD
sillymagpie
Jun. 20th, 2011 02:07 am (UTC)
You weren't the only one who had a bit of a crush on ol' Dave, my friend. Glad to hear he's still looking fine and is a great performer.

BABY LIONS! Squeeeeee!

You didn't bring your camera? For shame!
wildrider
Jun. 21st, 2011 03:54 am (UTC)
Yep, still a cutie!

Well, I left the case in Phoenix, and it's a heavy camera to haul around for miles in Las Vegas in June. But I got another bag it fits into nicely...
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