June 17, 2009

VEGAS FOOD UPDATE

We had the Bellagio buffet for lunch, which was quite good and which I preferred to the Paris one, I think.  (I vote Bellagio for food and Paris for dessert.)  They had some good curry duck and rack of lamb and stuff.  The highlights for me were the asparagus -- perfectly crisp; mine at home is always too mushy or too raw -- and the tiny cheesecakes for dessert.  Oh gosh were they good, and I am the type person who would normally choose seconds of the main course over desserts.

And afterwards in the bathroom, there was a girl puking.  Either she gorged herself, in which case I feel sorry for her, or she's a bulemic.  I had to think about that for a while: is Las Vegas a bulemic's dream or nightmare?  On the one hand, you get all these yummy foods before you barf, but on the other hand...you just paid twenty bucks to gag all that food up?  Weak.

We went to the gym this morning, so that totally counteracts the buffet, right?

Chuck Z suggests the Rio buffet.  Gourmet magazine recommends their seafood buffet as the best in Vegas, so it was on my list of potential things I want to spend $40 on.  I'm trying not to be a cheapskate and do one nice meal per day, and then cook something here or do something light for the opposite meal.  Tonight we will have a small dinner before heading to a saucy show.

It's hard for me to part with $75 each for show tickets, but I had a talk with myself this morning: In six months when my husband is gone, would we pay $150 to sit together in a dark room watching a sexy show?  Absolutely.  So why not do it now while we have the chance.

We're having fun.  Really, I don't need to spend money to have fun; I just like doing anything with my husband.  Sitting in the hot tub, being on the internet, riding on a movable sidewalk, all of these are even satisfying as long as he's here with me.  (And the movable sidewalk, that's one of the good parts of life!)

Posted by: Sarah at 04:04 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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I'm loving it that you are practically live-blogging your getaway...it reminds me: the other night I found an article online saying that families were spending less time together and internet use was increasing...so I sent an email with a link to the artcile to my husband who was surfing online in the livingroom (while I was on my computer in the home office). We chuckled...but he argued that the internet actually allows more sharing...he said, that before perhaps it was considered together time when a husband and wife sat on the sofa together and each read different books...while surfing the internet allows you to send links to people to share whatever you are just reading...so maybe it actually increases communication?

And the Rio buffet is pretty good. I've been there 2x.

Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at June 17, 2009 04:25 PM (irIko)

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the food court at Caesar's is pretty great and "reasonable" for Vegas Prices.  Also the Burger joint in the hallway between Paris and Bally's with the slutty French waitresses has stupid good burgers and fries.

Posted by: Sarah's Pinko Commie Friend at June 17, 2009 05:24 PM (P0BHB)

3 Me & She really enjoyed the Circqe's Love show--very cool if you like the beatles.  (Of course, we went courtesy of Wayne Newton.)

Another fun thing to do--get dressed up--businesslike--and go to the casinos.  People will ask you for directions.  always fun to give directions, especially when you've no idea where you are going.

Posted by: Chuck at June 17, 2009 07:09 PM (meX2d)

4 I vote for hot tubbing while live blogging about riding on the moving sidewalk.    Multi-tasking!! 

I'm glad you're having a good time.  It's your boyfriend's birthday today.  I told him you were with your husband in Vegas.  He whined (again) that he has never been.  I told him if he behaves, maybe you'll let him tag along next time. 

Posted by: Guard Wife at June 17, 2009 10:35 PM (UIGsI)

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