AUTHOR: Knitti-me TITLE: Fun Weekend DATE: 12:55:00 PM ----- BODY:
Friday night we celebrated my son's 15th birthday with a fun-filled Laser Tag party. Once again it was a success and his friends showed up in force with gifts ($$) in hand. (You may or may not remember my rant of 2 years ago for Gabriel's 13th birthday.) I have to say that I love laser tag and I was the only female in a sea of swarming, mostly adolescent, males and I ROCKED (personal high scores and my team won both games)!!!! Who says life ends at 40? I say, "bring it on!" This also was a benchmark for my recovery. Six months ago I could not even attempt any physical activity, much less running around a bi-level laser tag arena. Go me! Graeme's company treated their employees and spouses/significant others to a weekend at the Gold Country Casino. Where I was expecting gaudy Vegas, the casino/hotel was actually quite tastefully decorated with touches of Native American artwork. Our room was amazing! It must have been at least 900 square feet - enough for me to comment that the bed didn't look like a king-sized bed because the room was so huge. AND THE BATHROOM! OMG! A sunken tub, with jets, that you could do laps in. I was in heaven. I wore my Klaralund to dinner and dancing, but now it's airing out from all the cigarette smoke. I can't believe how spoiled we are in California with all the non-smoking laws (however, one can smoke in the Indian casinos) -
[after being in a coal mine for a day] Derek Zoolander: [high-pitched cough] ... I think I'm getting the Black Lung, Pop. It's not very well ventilated down there. Larry Zoolander: For Christ's sake, Derek, you've been down there one day. Talk to me in thirty years.
It was interesting watching Graeme's boss make a fool out of herself - 50 going on 18 if you know what I mean. And this creepy old guy doing the Roxbury on one of Graeme's co-workers. All in all, it was a wonderful weekend of fun and relaxation. AND I STILL HAVE NOT DONE ONE LICK OF CHRISTMAS SHOPPING... Photo was taken in December 2004 during my trip to Vegas (The Conservatory at the Bellagio).