Buenos dias friends. And happy Friday of course. The Friday before Memorial Day that is...3 day weekend that is much needed, especially after my week. I flew to Vegas at 6am on Monday morning for a tradeshow for work (EMC World for those of you curious). This is my 3rd show in 6 months and we go to NYC in 2 weeks for another. If you've ever worked a giant tradeshow, you'd know that I feel like I was run over by a bus (and add Vegas to that!). It was a fun week considering my last 2 shows were in Santa Clara but I am tired.
(anyone else obsessed with Sister Wives?)
Of course I had to leave Vegas with a bang and ended up losing my ID, realizing it 7 hours before my flight was scheduled to leave. We had a table at Lavo and they were ID'ing us when I realized mine was gone. I think this was definitely a God thing because I was lucky to realize it hours before my flight rather than in the security line. I was walked back to my hotel where it was nowhere to be found. I am pretty sure it fell out of my bag when I was excitedly taking a million pictures of Adam Levine...
(I was about to show TSA multiple credit cards and my Costco membership card because it had my picture on it! Thank the lord for Costco)
EMC hosted a Maroon 5 concert on the last night of the show, it was insane. I somehow talked us into the VIP section (the ratio of guys to girls at these things are about 1,000:1) and we were no lie, 10 feet away.
It was an amazing show. I've seen them before and actually met the band in Austin. Does anyone else think Adam Levine is gay? I've had my suspicions and don't think I am alone on this one.
The wonderful thing about going to Vegas for work is the fact that you don't have to pay for anything (making the experience quite different than any other time I've been there). I lost other people's money, drank $25 top shelf drinks, and dined in a private room of Bobby Flay's restaurant. This is the way to do Vegas.
The show was at the Venetian but I stayed at The Mirage
Any freetime was spent by the pool reading Fifty Shades of Grey
The showfloor was open for 3 days which means my feet are about ready to be cut off. You can only smile, talk about your product, and give away free swag for so long before it becomes exhausting/annoying.
I could get used to these for lunch
There was a Kardashian store in the Mirage. You could buy pictures of each Kardashian on sticks...it was so weird
Overall it was a fun trip. I am over Vegas though. 4 days is a lot...Vegas plus a tradeshow. It was a great experience to be there for work but it isn't as fun not traveling with your hubby.
I am so behind on personal stuff, emails, comments, blog reading, etc but this weekend I am unplugging. A weekend getaway to the lakehouse is on our agenda. I would like to thank you all for the comments on my You Only Live Once post. It was awesome to hear many of you in similar situations and following your heart.
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Be safe!