Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Don't Go To Vegas Without....

There are certain things I always bring to Las Vegas.

I never leave home without:

Eye Drops The smoke, late hours and lack of sleep plus the dry air equal dry eyes.

Comfortable shoes For nonstop walking.

A clip or a snap clothespin to keep the black out drapes closed.
Who wants to see the sun at the crack of dawn streaming in through the drapes?

Dollar bills, At least $25 in dollar bills in an envelope for tipping. And some $5 and $10 bills for tips and taxi's at the airport.

Slot cards. Gotta get those points!

Program your hotel, local car rental office and any other local Vegas numbers into your cell phone.
If you get delayed, you can call and let them know you are still on your way.

Antacids, cold pills and whatever over the counter medication you might need. It will save you tons of cash if you have it in your suitcase rather than buying it at the hotel.

A fold up zip travel bag. I throw it in my suitcase to put in my dirty clothes and any I can use the space for stuff I manage to buy or accumulate on my trip. Make sure you have your ID on the case so you can check it if you are flying.

Zip plastic baggies. Sometimes you just HAVE to snatch an extra cookie from the buffet. Sometimes you buy a bag of snacks and want to keep the rest of them fresh in your hotel room. They come in handy if you have wet stuff or if you have bottles that might leak in your suitcase. Or, if you are like my mom who totes all the bathroom toiletries home, you'll need 'em.

PUREL to get rid of germs so you don't get sick.


Hot and Fluffy Gabriel Iglesias

When my husband scored tickets to see Gabriel Iglesias in Las Vegas back in September, I was like WHO? Don't tell me its one of Julio's sons. I don't like his music.

As soon as I saw the billboard, I recognized him as one of the funniest guys I've ever seen on TV. He's on Comedy Central and was on the Last Comic Standing. The man is huge and wears hawaiian shirts and shorts on stage. He always has a huge grin on his face. The voices that comes out of this man will make you fall on the floor in tears. How did that kids voice come out of that person?

It just happened that we were there for his debut in Las Vegas at the Monte Carlo. He strolls out on the stage and starts talking about everything from his childhood to becoming a parent. He spent a lot of time talking about his mother, who it turned out she was sitting just behind us. That woman is a really good sport AND she laughs at all his jokes.

Gabriel is funny. Side splitting funny. While he does get a tad gross, he never crosses the line and the kids can see his show. There were a few Latino references I didn't quite get, but once I figured it out, I couldn't stop laughing.

What impressed me was that after the show, he didn't go offstage. He went down the steps of the stage and greeted his fans, posed for pictures and signed autographs until the last fan left the theater. His mother was proudly standing back grinning from ear to ear with a group of family.

If you get a chance to catch this self proclaimed "hot and fluffy" comedian in person, just go! You'll laugh until you can't laugh anymore. And you'll get to see a comedy star as it rises.