Saturday, September 16, 2006

Sunday, October 8th Lunch 12:30 @ Hofbrauhaus

A slight change of plans...we are going to meet at a restaurant on Sunday, October 8th. Rather than going to the brunch/show, we're going someplace where we can sit together and talk. Hofbrauhaus (near the Hard Rock) at 12:30 * Please add your name to the list if you will attend *


Several of us are meeting for dinner at the Mirage (Kokomo's) on Saturday, October 7th. Please let us know if you would like to join us so the reservation can be increased.

Afterward, Jamie & I will be at the 7:30 performance of LOVE if anyone else is interested or wants to meet for drinks later.

This Vegas info from The Dallas Morning News - Free stuff worth seeing:

The Bellagio fountains water ballet

The Bellagio conservatory & botanical gardens - autumn harvest exhibit begins September 25th.

MIX bar at Mandalay Bay - Free before 10pm ($20-$25 cover after) A $750K chandelier made of 13k pieces of blown glass. The ladies' toilets and mens' urinals overlook the skyline. Kind of an odd selling point, but sounds like the view is good.

The wildlife habitat at the Flamingo hotel/casino - Yes, flamingos included.

The Fremont Street Experience (downtown) - every hour after dark until midnight.

Places (some free, some not) that were suggested to be a bit lackluster:

The view from The Stratosphere $10 (MIX has a closer view of the strip & it's free if you get there early enough).

The Sirens of Treasure Island - free, but it's a 15 minute show meant to lure you into the casino & requires a 20 minute wait to get a decent spot, but no good vantage point from which to see the whole thing. 5:30, 7, 8:30 and 10pm.

Siggy & Roy's Secret Garden tour $12-$15 (but it does includes the dolphin habitat) - The audio tour is voiced by S&G "rambling on about what great conservationists they are...no note of the incident, and it's a bit of a touchy subject when you broach it with the animal handlers."

68 Comments:

Blogger Jamie said...

Here is the list of Vegas Sunday Brunch Buffets to review and vote on your preference.

Mandalay Bay looks good to me. Other votes requested please.

2:23 PM  
Blogger crawfordslist.com said...

how about we meet at a Vegas beer garden at 12:30p on Sunday Oct. 8. I made a ressie online in case it appeals to everybody:

Hofbrauhaus LasVegas

2:43 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Here is a guide to The Las Vegas Monorail stations. The Hoffbrauhaus is on the MGM Grand stop which makes it very convenient no matter where everyone is staying.

5:38 PM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

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12:37 PM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

Sounds good! Gonna have to remember the time change.
If that's good with everyone, I'll update the main page with that info next week.

1:49 PM  
Blogger tiptoe said...

OK, good. Is this a....a....a final decision?

I'll need 2 reservations.

tt

8:08 PM  
Blogger tiptoe said...

I see it's close to UNLV. Can you imagine college weekends in LV?

tt

8:10 PM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

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4:55 AM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

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4:56 AM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

tt brings up a good point.

Craig - Did you just reserve one table for your group of four?

If so, can you please bump it up to 10, assuming that eprof & Dolores re-appear, so we don't have the same seating issue?

If we need to make our own rez, please let us know.

Thanks.

4:59 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Craig,

While you are answering questions: Will you have any of your books with your for your appearance. If so, I want to buy one and get it autographed. Let me know if I need to buy it here.

4:36 PM  
Blogger tiptoe said...

Good question, jamie.

tt

8:48 PM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

I actually have a question about the cover. On the main ATM page, the picture looks different than it does on my book. Am I dreaming?

ps - to j & tt, There's an Amazon link on the main page.

4:56 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Blue,

Saw your note about 10/7 being John Lennon's birthday. I wonder if they will do anything special at the show?

7:18 AM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

Maybe. It should at least get a mention if it really is on Saturday.

7:25 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Blue,

Blame It On Blue not only won at Calder (Florida), she won gate to wire as a long shot paying $18.20 for a $2 ticket.

12:57 PM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

eprof - Are you & Dolores still coming to Las Vegas next month?

I hope so!

3:06 PM  
Blogger tiptoe said...

Thanks, blue. I have it and have read it. Can a book that's actually been read be autographed? It is considered used. ;-)

I'm waiting to get my hot little hands on the new one.

*Craig got a spare galley?*

tt

10:36 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Blue, John Lennon's birthday is 9 October 1940, but I still hope "Love" will do something special the weekend before.

8:28 AM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS RELAXED

9:23 AM  
Blogger tiptoe said...

Thanks for the travel update.

It's just beyond ridiculous.

Meanwhile the cargo under your seat hasn't been checked out.

tt

10:01 PM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

tt - My only consolation is that I would sleep through it. I'm like a baby in the backseat of a car once the plane gets going.

Just got word that my football game doesn't start until 7pm central on Saturday, so 9pm Vegas time. So, guess I will be free about noonish. (Hope I can catch the last half of the game somewhere.)

9:43 AM  
Blogger tiptoe said...

blue, there's sports book all over there. If it's college or pro you should be able to find the game in a casino.

Your times confuse me, though.

tt

8:21 PM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

Yeah, after I thought about it, my times confused me, too. 7pm central is 5pm pacific, so we will be at dinner. Guess I will just call friends before the show to check the score. Not gonna see this one at all. Oh, well. I wonder if I could go four days without a TV, a newspaper or the net? Now that is something I would NOT put money on if I were you.

Anybody want to meet around noon at the Venetian? If not, I'll some of you at Kokomo's for dinner.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Blue,

Do we have more than 2 for you, possible 2 for me, and 1 for tiptoe for Kokomos? Have we heard any news of eprof?

9:18 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Forgot to ask. What's going on at the Venetian at noon ... lunch, gondola, stroll on the Piazza San Marco?

9:27 AM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

No news from eprof - Maybe he will show up next week when Craig's new site is up. (Man, did I just tick off Sheila. Didn't mean to, but oops.)

Two for me? Do I look hungry or something? Just one for me. I thought two for tt, but maybe that was just for Sunday.

Still haven't figured out if Craig rez'd a big table or just for his four.
Guess I'll just show up & if they can't seat me, I will go elsewhere.

Why can I click on some names on the new site & get to their blogs, but not mine?

9:50 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Did you enter your URL on the new site and then tell it to remember you?

9:54 AM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

It's just a really pretty place & they have cool shops and there's a cheap, little food court if you just want a coffee or snack. Not sure if a person can get seasick on three feet of water, but if it's possible, I'm sure I would so will be avoiding the gondola. Would be happy to stand on a bridge and snap a pic if you want to ride. Now that I have no game to watch, it just frees up more of my day. They never even pick the times until about 2 weeks out & we usually end up w/an 11am or 1pm draw. Not this time, because ABC is carrying it.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Venetian for lunch sounds good. Because of my back, I can't do a lot of strolling but I'm sure they'll have good espresso and lots of pretty things to see.

It will make a good meeting place for a friend who is house sitting in Vegas, then we can trek off and then do dinner with you later.

Let me know our final count for Kokomos by the fourth so that I can adjust the reservation.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Blue,

Don't know if you saw the message, but EProf2 is starting a new job in Palm Springs. He and the Mrs. won't be going to Vegas.

So where does that leave us on people?

9:24 PM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

And then there were four??? Not sure what happened to witchy & marisa & ty. I think it's just you, tt, bear & blue. However, there have been alot of viewers in the past week, so maybe people will just show up. Oh, well. It's still vacation & I will enjoy meeting those who do show up.

Had to re-read yesterday's comments. Still not sure how it was taken that I was dumping everyone into the same bin with the Jesus campers; I was just talking about the people in the movie.

Can't believe it's good to get a 4th-grader to agonize over abortion, homosexuality or their own supposed persecution to the point of tears. They're kids, for Pete's sake.

4:52 AM  
Blogger tiptoe said...

Yes, I can meet around noon at the Venetian.

One of me @ the Venetian @ noon.
One of me @ Kokomos that evening.
Two of me for Sunday brunch.

Who's bear?

What game is that, blue?

tt

9:55 PM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

Bear is a guy who just moved to Texas. I think he finally got his avatar back after being Beta'd. Not sure if he's still going, but hasn't said he's not.

Nebraska football game. Blue loves the big red!

We need to pick a spot at the Venetian. It's a big place.

4:57 AM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

There are so many entrances at the Venetian. Maybe we should pick a place to meet; not to do anything there, just to hook up.

pick a spot

10:24 AM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

There's a shop called Welcome to Las Vegas. Maybe that would be an appropriate place to meet?

10:27 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Welcome to Las Vegas looks fine for the venetian. I'll try to confirm Bear for Kokomos.

Blue, I don't think anyone took your comments about the movie wrong once the initial comments had been amplified a bit. You would think that the group that doesn't want sex educaiton taught in the schools, opposes condom distribution etc. wouldn't be assaulting children with subjects such as homosexuality and abortion. Disgusting!!!

1:48 PM  
Blogger tiptoe said...

Welcome to Las Vegas is fine for me too. We have cells. We're in business.

jamie, they're such hypocrites!

tt

2:58 PM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

I guess we probably need a rez for Sunday, too, as Craig didn't respond. Hope they can get us tables together if we can't be at a large one. How many are we?

3:07 PM  
Blogger tiptoe said...

blue, I just checked the weather in LV for next week, & it'll be 30 cooler there. What a surprise!

tt

12:24 AM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

Wow, the weather forecast has changed considerably in a week.
It was daytime 90s, nights 60s. Now it looks like 85 for daytime highs (a dry 85 - yeah!) and upper 50s to lower 50s at night. I guess it's time to think about packing sweaters or jackets.

How many do we need to rez for on Sunday? I have a feeling Craig only rez'd for his 4. Hope we can get tables together.

10:35 AM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

Make that upper 50s to low 60s at night.

12:53 PM  
Blogger crawfordslist.com said...

are we cool with Hofbrauhaus LasVegas 1230 next sunday? if so, was going to do a posting about it on the new site

1:30 PM  
Blogger crawfordslist.com said...

sorry guys, i've been lame about responding to your questions. Yes, i did reserve a table for 10 at the beer garden sunday 10/8 at 1230p, can call for more if we need it.

i'll stuff what books i can in my luggage for you guys

1:33 PM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

Yes, we were about to make an add'l rez. Thanks for bumping it up.

It seems like everybody is happy with the beer garden, so should be OK to post away!

Only a 3-day workweek for me. Now I am excited!

1:39 PM  
Anonymous julia said...

Hey, put Corey and I on the list, we'll both be there! Looking forward to seeing everyone!

9:35 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Julia,

Will you be joing blue, tiptoe and myself for lunch, cocktails, or dinner or Saturday or just the Sunday event?

Blue, In case you didn't see it, Bear is out.

10:37 AM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

tt - That's the best thing about cell phones; you don't need a watch to know what time it is and it adjusts to the time zone automatically. I think we should be OK if we rely on our cells and don't try to do time math in our heads. At least I shouldn't do it.

11:27 AM  
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12:22 PM  
Anonymous julia said...

Jamie,

Corey and I will both be getting in on Sunday morning. He's coming from Michigan, I'm coming from CA. Sorry we'll miss the get-together Saturday nite, but looking forward to Sunday afternoon! =D

12:25 PM  
Blogger tiptoe said...

blue, I don't have your cell number. E-mail me at tiptoe21@comcast.net and we can exchange them. jamie & I have already done that.

I won't be wearing my tin foil hat so we'll have to try to figure out who we are at Welcome to Las Vegas.

I did that once on the steps of the Met in NYC. That'd be the Metropolitan Museum of Art not the opera

The last person we were looking for there wore a beanie with a propeller on top. Easy to find that one!

It's always interesting to find the usual supects when you've never seen them.

tt

8:06 PM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

tt - Well, jamie's picture is on the "We're All In This Together" video (with the owl), but only the back of my head is shown. My photo is posted on an earlier thread on this blog...and I will either have a giant, round, white purse or a giant, brown suede purse (think Pony Express).

9:47 AM  
Blogger crawfordslist.com said...

we need to get a count for Sunday. my group is four peeps, and i reserved table for 10. lemme know if that is not enough

4:49 PM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

Craig + 3
tt + 1
Corey + Julia
Jamie + Blue
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10 confirmed so far

4:29 AM  
Blogger tiptoe said...

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9:02 AM  
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9:03 AM  
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9:45 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Craig,

When is your speaking engagement and are we welcome? Also, is anyone from your group joining us on Saturday at any point:

Lunch - Venetian
Dinner - Mirage
Show - Cirque at Mirage

7:28 AM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

I'm on vacation tomorrow trying to get ready for the trip & traveling on Friday...so, see y'all soon!

2:15 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Blue, If you check in, I left a message on your cell phone. I'm traveling on Friday as well, but get in late. I'm meeting a friend for breakfast and will see you and tiptoe for lunch at the Venetian on Saturday.

7:17 PM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

jamie - FYI - It's on Tuesday.

Have a good flight & we'll see ya when we see ya. Hope I can get over to the dolphin habitat before I leave on Monday.

10:26 AM  
Blogger crawfordslist.com said...

we are arriving after 11pm saturday night, so 1230 at the Hofbrauhaus will be our first event. looking forward to ti

11:10 AM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

~ fin ~

5:01 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Time to do another blog, post all your pictures etc.

5:44 AM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

Someday, someday. Ciao for now.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Anon-Paranoid said...

Hi Blue....

I still check out this site too see if its updated and even though its not I want you to know I haven't forgotten you.

So I would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous Happy New Year.

God Bless you.

8:34 AM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

If we have another get together next year (and I am so excited to ring in 007), maybe this blog will gear up, again. If I have anything to say, I just say it on Craig's blog.

Peace, Love & Merry Christmas!

11:30 AM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

Let's see if I can remember how to do a new page for the NYC get together.

9:44 AM  

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