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Thursday Thirteen the Vegas Edition

As you may have heard, I'm heading to Las Vegas in a couple weeks to hang out with some of my super amazing internet friends. I haven't been to Vegas in about a decade and there are a few things I'd like to do that I either didn't get a chance to do then, or would like to do again:

  1. One thing I'm definitely seeing this time is the Shark Reef Exhibit at the Mandalay Bay resort, and I might take in the Secret Garden/Dolphin reserve at the Mirage as well.
  2. I'd love to do a couple of the rides, like the Roller Coaster at New York New York or the any of the totally scary-looking rides at the Stratosphere!
  3. I would still like to get a tattoo, although I'm starting to drag my feet a bit on that. I haven't yet chosen a tattoo design or body location, nor have I done any research on Vegas tattoo parlors to find the cleanest place with the best artists. 
  4. I saw the awesome view of Vegas from the Eiffel Tower at the Paris hotel years ago when I was there with my friend DeeDee, but I might check it out again now that I have a better camera!
  5. Dinner with my friends at the awesome-looking Bouchon Bistro is already set for Saturday, but I'd like to try some another really cool, but not-as-expensive restaurant (that's NOT a buffet; I'm sure I'll be doing plenty of those!). Suggestions welcome!
  6. OMG, I totally have to stop by for a drink at Minus 5 Ice Lounge! How cool is that?!? (Pun intended)
  7. I'm not really planning to see any shows while I'm in Vegas, but if I had a sudden itch to do so, I'd probably go see a Cirque du Soleil show, like The Beatles Love, or something like that.
  8. Another carved-in-stone activity is Friday night at the Krave nightclub. I wish I had something super cool to wear, but so far I'm coming up really short and will probably end up just looking like a 40-something dweeb.
  9. I will definitely spend some time poolside! The Excalibur, where I'm staying, has a few different pools including an adult-only pool so we don't have to deal with any screaming, splashing kids! Oh, jeez, I hope I have a swim suit that fits!
  10. My chiropractor suggested the art gallery at the Bellagio. I didn't realize they had such a nice selection of art, so I might have to put that on the list, too!
  11. A little shopping might be "in the cards", so to speak, too. I seem to recall a fancy-pants mall in Caesar's Palace I believe, that might be fun to browse.
  12. Would going on the gondola ride at the Venetian be too corney? I mentioned the thrill rides above, but apparently the gondolas are considered "rides" as well. Certainly not thrilling, but perhaps relaxing. Then again, I"m not sure I'd be comfortable with all the people standing around watching me slowly be swooshed through the water by a guy ina striped shirt.
  13. Gambling. Honestly, I'm not really into it (well, I COULD be REALLY into it if I gave myself half a chance, which I won't! My addictive personality + gambling = not a really good idea!), but I might have to give myself $20.00 to play some nickel slots or something. Or maybe I'll just take all those bags of change to Vegas with me and periodically plop a coin into a slot. I don't know.