Friday, May 25, 2012

Vegas & life updates

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!



18 comments:

Michelle P said...

Sounds like fun!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Good grief I am worn out with ya. I kinda of like mr Adam and I don't have gaydar so for now I am gonna say he likes me. I am so glad your home and on to a much needed rest. And tell Jon he def has the duck face down. I tried . I fail .

Amanda said...

Glad you had a great work trip to Vegas! And sorry that you lost your ID, fortunately you realized that it was gone sooner rather than later :)

Jessi said...

Sounds like you had a really great time! And I'm glad to hear you were able to make it home!! And I'm with you, over Vegas. Man, 4 days.. try 12 years! Man am I over that town ;)

Cara said...

Sounds like it was a fun work thing! Did you find your ID or did you actually show TSA your Costco card and it worked? That is amazing if so. Some guys I work with say that before all of the security at the airport, they used to be able to walk in the line, show their Oracle badge from work with their name and picture and walk on through. Crazy.

Sandra said...

I know exactly what a tradeshow in Vegas is like! In fact, we are headed there again in October. The worst part for me is how bad my feet hurt by the end of the trip!

Karla said...

Wow my gaydar must be way off because I have a huge celebrity crush on Adam!!
Wait the Kardashian store is a merchandise store?! Umm ok.. do must really love themselves!

Daisy said...

It looks like so much fun! Ugh I can't stand the Kardashians anymore. I want one of those desserts!!!

Jen said...

looks like so much fun! Though I have to say I'm growing extremely jealous of all your Adam encounters. Even if he is gay, I still want him. In the meantime I will live vicariously through you and these photos.
I hope you get some rest this weekend!

Ashley said...

Did you find your id? I am gonna say that Adam isn't because I have a big ole crush on him. :)

Heather said...

i've always thought he was gay too! i've seen him in concert a few times and o.m.g. can we say conceited? he pretty much stripped on stage!
i'm so glad you had a great time! i miss business trips :) kinda!
love ya girl xo

Dani said...

Ha ha I sure hope that Adam is not gay cause he is a hottie!! How are you liking 50 Shades of Grey?? And OMG I am excited that I actually won the book!! Unless there is another Dani W....lol

Courtney B said...

Going to Vegas on someone elses dime is the BEST way to do it :) It sounds like you had an amazing time even though you were there for work!

And I used to live a few minutes away from the sister wives family when we both lived in northern Utah! I may or may not have done a drive by past their house....

Kristin said...

2 nights in vegas is usually enough for me lol

andreakstout said...

Ruthie! This reminds me of doing tradeshows in Vegas for NetQoS. I feel ya! I'll be in Chicago next week for one. I'm tired just thinking about it!

Abbey said...

What an amazing trip...and on someone else's dime makes it that much better!:)

Julie Keller said...

I've been to Vegas a few times (I think six), and am in the mood for a trip back there. Lately it's all I can think about. So seeing your pictures just get my craving revving up! It does wear you out though, and I can't imagine having to stand on my feet, being nice to people when I was worn out like that. Kudos to you Ruthie!

Mason's Mama said...

How fun! How was Bobby Flay's restaurant?

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