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I Have Failed!!

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I really tried hard to live up to what I  promised by resolution to do, but alas, I have failed.  I promised myself I was going to blog everyday for the entire year, but I missed blogging yesterday.  I have lots of excuses: 1) Being in Las Vegas 2)Spending time with my friend, 3) Eating wonderful food, 4) Sleeping in yesterday, because I knew I would be up late, 5) Going to a stage production of “Lion King“.  That’s the end of my excuse list.  I was just so busy I couldn’t get back to the hotel to my computer.  Oops that added one more.

I am now back home in Texas, totally wore out from all my fun and ready to sleep in my own bed.  It doesn’t matter where I go or how long I stay, or even if I’m having the best time in the world.  I am always ready to get back home and get a really good nights sleep.

Let me tell you about “The Lion King.”  It was absolutely wonderful to behold.  The music and costumes were spectacular in my opinion.  The way they created the costumes so the actors could move freely and you knew exactly what type of animal the actor was portraying.  The colors were bright and the African music awesome.

The show has been in Las Vegas for almost two years and I could see it being around for a long time.  I would give this  show four thumbs up, if I had four to give.  It is enjoyable for the adult as well as the two-year old.  If you get a chance to see it, take advantage of the opportunity.  You won’t regret it.  That’s my two cents for today.

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Hypnosis in Las Vegas

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Day 14:  I am so glad I am in Las Vegas, because I have made today’s post by the skin of my teeth.  It is 11:40 pm ,and I just got back to the hotel from a day of fun and games.  What I am going to blog about is my experience last evening at a show by a hypnotist, Kevin Lepine.  I have to tell you it was an experience.  I volunteered to go on stage with ten others, and participate in the program.  I was probably the oldest person on stage, and the ages of the other participates, probably ranged to the mid twenties.

We were all brought on stage and sat in chairs, male, female, male, continuing the alteration until we were all seated.  The lights were dimmed. Kevin began to talk, and before I knew it my arm was in the air and I couldn’t put it down.  He had people doing some strange things.  Napkins were one hundred-dollar bills in our minds.  I could see they were square and white, but that made them a hundred-dollar bill.

It was a strange feeling seeing everything going on, but not having control.  My girlfriend told me it was the funniest show she had ever seen.  I remember the show and I remember everything that happened, but none of it is funny to me.  It is not that it bothers me, I just don’t feel anything at all about it.  I remember when he released our minds, after telling us that what we did on stage was not going to bother us in any way.  We just had a good time with no embarrassment.  I have none, but I suspect I should.

I can recommend the Kevin Lepine show, based on the recommendation from my friend, and how everyone was talking after the show.  It must be quite a show to watch.  Make sure you have someone with you when you go and volunteer, to make them happy.  You will come away, just a little bit dazed but whomever is with you will still be laughing the next day.

I have one more full day left in Las Vegas which gives me another day of fun and games.  That’s my two cents for today

Watch Out Las Vegas

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This is day twelve of my daily blog.  Right at this pariticular time I am in Las Vegas.  At this moment I am sitting looking out my window onto the stip. The skies are bright and clear.  There is just a small amount of snow on the mountain peaks around the city.  The temperature is in the fifties.  It is normal dessert, warm during the day and cold at night.

When I was driving to the hotel where I am staying, I couldn’t believe how many different hotels there are here and that is not even counting the Hotel/Casinos.  The flashing signs for who is staring in what hotel is everywhere.  I think you could stay here two weeks and not see the same show twice.  This is definatley a facinating place and it attracks all kinds of people.

The strip was busy with people walking in and out of the casino’s.  The street was full of cars, cabs, and even a few limos.  Cars were honking with people waving out the windows to walkers on the sidewalk.

Las Vegas appears to be the meeting place for a lot of companies.  When I got to the baggage  pickup area, I counted ten people standing holding up signs with differnt company names of personal names written on them.  There were three people with signs for Chevrolet.  The person I was sitting by on the plane told me that Chevrolet is having a convention here in town.  I guess it will be fun and games for all. 

 From what I have been reading in the local paper, Las Vegas is having it’s problems.  It seems the housing sectors has really taken a hit here in Vegas.  The news is saying that the housing values have continued to be valued down over the past year.  This in turn has had an effect on the taxes that the county’s budget.  It seems housing has droped 60% since the mid 2000s’  The state of Neveda is having problems and the county is yelling that the state will balance thier budget on the backs of the county.  Don Burnette is the County Manager and he is reluctant to talk about specific cutbacks being contemplated, but he noted that over the past year Clark County has laid off more than 200 workers and another 1,400 positions are being held vacant. “All that’s really left by way of reducing costs is salaries and benefits, and people equal services,” he said. 

It doesn’t matter where you go in this country, there seems to be those budget woes.  That’s my two cents today.