Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bellagio Gardens, Chinese New Year theme...year of the Hare

We went for a walk on the Strip last night cause Jay wanted to see his fountain show.  It is fun to watch and free, so that's what we are into, free entertainment.  We might be going to "Echoes of the 60s" at Planet Hollywood next week. I have a music contact to network with who plays for that show.

We are workin on the job search every day, yesterday we lost our internet for a few hours so we watched "West Side Story" and had some popcorn.  The best musical ever written in my eyes, by far.

It seems my whole family back east is sick as dogs with a bad, evil pukey awefulness.  Sorry guys and hope it passes fast.

Congrats to cousin Erica who just had her baby yesterday!  Woooowhoooo, 2 days of painful labor, but out came a beautiful baby girl...7lbs 11oz!  Happy Birthday Isabella!

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Frankie and Edweina sunbathing

Ah, Los Angeles!

We were sooo spoiled at Posh Palm Springs bed and breakfast, it was heaven.  Jeff, Jenn, Suzie and Pam were the best hosts. I'm tellin' you, check out that website and book a stay if you are thinking about heading to Palm Springs.  They have 11 rooms a great pool right in the courtyard outside your door and they feed you well...all inclusive.  Yummy, and I'm soo lucky that my boyfriend is best friends with the owners, SCORE!

Anyway, now we are in LA at my brother's house chillin' with the three dogs, Frankie, Golda and Edweina - they are all little weiner mix dogs, very cute.  We've seen all my pals except one, but tonight we all go out to a comedy club and will catch up some more.  I do miss it here, and Jay loves it too.  I think that Las Vegas will only last 6mnths...but we will explore all around and take full advantage of our surroundings. 

We head back to Las Vegas tomorrow and will get back on the horse for jobs Monday.

Enjoy your weekends!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday and still no TV!

HA, yes, we don't have the cable hooked-up, mainly because the package we want needs a 2 year contract and we are not committing to that.  So, we've been watching tv episodes on the computer and using our instant que on Netflix for the big screen.  We've probably been watching a movie every night after our long days in front of the computers, job hunting.

Let's see, Sunday was the Superbowl and we watched it over our parent's house the A's - adopted parents.  It was great.  Food, commercials and some nice ball playing, HA.  I did watch the game too, it was a good one.

Monday, our job hunt began...Jay was doing a few tests online and I was searching Craigslist and local websites.  We did our Rockstar karaoke for the first time, and certainly not our last.  My cousin, Denise invited us to a friend's birthday party at Ovation, which is inside the Green Valley Ranch, which is down the street.  They do the karaoke every monday, so we will be back.  It's done with a live band...which is the best ever.  It definitely made me miss the band back home.  I did "Walking on Sunshine" then I did "Feels like the First Time".  Many of the singers had some chops too.  There were barely bad notes amoungst the group.

Tuesday, back to job hunt.  We woke up late and then discovered our kitchen sink was clogged and the water was coming up.  Raoul has been here three times now and he still needs another part.  So, thats 3 days without a sink to use.  We drove around atnight and found Sunset Park where...I found HOOPERS!  Yep, every Tuesdaynight they meet there.  I'm excited to see them next week.  We watched Zombieland - pretty funny.

Wednesday, the same ol...except we took a drive to Sunset Park again, this time in the daylight.  We walked around the pond and feed millions of ducks.  It was a bit chilly out, but we jogged and ran around the track.  Then we watched "Biggest Loser" and some highlights from "american Idol" on the computer, then 2 movies on instant que...both good, Wedding Daze - with Isle Fisher and The Ugly Truth - with Kathleen Heigel.

Today...dragging on the computers and finally went to In-n-Out Burger!!!!  Wooooowhooo!  Well. we went on our first day here, but had to go tonight.  Yummy...Jay was so excited cause he ordered the double double animal style, which is when they grill it with mustard and add pickles and extra sauce.  He was like a kid in a candy store, you have no idea.  You should've seen his eyes light up, LOL.  I was cracking up.

Now, another movie.  Oh, and we are driving to Palm Springs on Sunday to stay with Jay's friend Jeff at their family's sooo nice.  Check it out online.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hoover Dam today!

It's only 25 miles from our place.  We walked over this new memorial bridge that just opened in's about 1,000ft above the water.  More vertigo for me, but I still venture across and catch my breath when we get off.
We went to the first fridays art walk last night and we were like the oldest most conservative people there.  The majority of the peeps were young 20s with tattoos, colored hair, peircings and really cool mohawks, in all directions.  Mostly wearing black, and here I am wearing my furry-collared blue plaid coat, funky and cool, but overdressed in comparison.  We did see some fun art in the galleries and Jay said it was eye-opening. :) 

Friday, February 4, 2011

We have electricity!

OK, we are all moved in and almost every box is unpacked. We even have pictures on the walls. Wednesday we moved our stuff in, which was pretty painless, Big Ernie supervised us and put a couple tables together, Marianne helped us carry a bunch of lighter things in, AND she help us carry that stupid couch, thank you A's...they are our new parents out here.  They have been wonderful and continue to be. 

We have no gas yet, which is the stove, hot water and heat, so no showers, no cooking and a really cold apartment.  The A's gave us a little space heater to plug in which has been extremely necessary because it has been the coldest the last 2 days here, we wake up to 24 degrees. Today the gas gets lite...we also get the internet connection. The only utility left is the cable for TV. We've watched some of our DVDs the last 2 nights.

We went out for lunch on our first day of moving to Grimaldi's pizza, ya know the famous pizza place in Brooklyn where pizza started. Well, our waitress Toni Anne is from Brooklyn and the hostess from the Bronx.  There are so many transplants.  We went grocery shopping last night and ran into our first aquaintence Toni Anne there.  It felt great running into someone who knew us, she remembered our names and introduced us to her husband.  It was nice.

Tomorrow night we will see Denise, my cousin, and hang out at her place.  And I just got an email from my other cousin, Donovan in Colorado, who said he and his wife are coming to Vegas for a short trip and we could visit with them.  I haven't seen him since the Germano's 60th anniversary (my granparents).

More later! Caio!
Oh, we still have not been over to the strip, but tonight we are going out with Samira and friends (Jays friend) to downtown Vegas where there is an artwalk the first Friday of each month.  

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Couple Days Rest...sort of

So, we got into Vegas Saturday night about 10:30pm. My sister's in-laws greeted us and showed us to our room. They have been the best hosts again, every meal and lots of great conversation and laughs...coo coo la la, Big Ernie's favorite thing to say.

Sunday we drove around and scoped out the 5 or so properties from our list and stopped in a couple.  And we took a 3hr nap mid-day.

Monday, we actually walked through and spoke with the leasing agents and made our decision.  We keep waking up @ 7am, which is fine, but we have been also going to bed at like 10pm.  I think this is also the day we skyped everyone. Jay can do it from his cell, so he is excited about that.  Let us know if you have an account, so we can video chat.

Yesterday morning, Tuesday, we went to Horizon Ridge in Henderson, and handed in out application and GB processed it in like 5 minutes.  We are near lots of things, my favorite is the Super Target on the corner, I know! Woooowhoooo! Also, both of our banks are right there, the library is down the street, an outdoor concert space and The Green Valley Ranch Casino, where my cousin Denise works, she also lives on our street nearby AND just told me we are near an awesome bakery. The Disrtict is at the casino, its like the grove in LA without the fountain, higher end shops and a bunch of restaurants. 

We move in today, I just woke up @ 7am again, and thought I should update the blog.  We will have pictures to follow, of course when we unpack a little.  The wind gusts are supposed to be like 40mph, so I hope we don't lose anything. We got a one bedroom on the first floor, so the move should be pretty painless, our hosts are gonna come supervise and check out the place.

Random thing, we were looking at all the stores and banks and gas stations everywhere, but we didn't see any movie theaters, we found out they are inside the casinos.  I just thought that was odd.

I hope you Northeasters are staying put after another snow storm and the crazy ice layer, yiks!  Be safe!