OMG, I am having SO much fun having Courtney and Hazel here! Yesterday we paid a visit to my stylist/magician and fellow comic Lynn Yafchak, who trimmed and highlighted Courtney's hair and gave me a trim as well, which I didn't think I needed until she started poking at my head and telling me how flat my hair is getting. I love Lynn--sometimes before I go on stage, she'll be like, "Get over here!" and then start fluffing up my hair like she's my Nana, except for thank God she doesn't spit on her fingers first.
Afterwards we met Mike for lunch at I Love Burgers in Town Square, where we collectively ingested about 4 million calories and 70,000 grams of carbs. Not good for the waistline, but the salmon burger and coffee milk shake I had was delicious and held me over for the rest of the day and night, unless you count the five Girl Scout thin mints and three Sam Adams Alpine Spring ales I had for what I guess you could call dinner.
Before then, though, Court and I played a game of Scrabble (because that's what people do when they visit Las Vegas), and we cracked ourselves up with my first word: lezbo. Then we hit another Ross, where I bought her a super cute sundress that I tried on when we got home and now we're going to have to go back for another one for me.
Then last night was Day 2 of our Kath & Kim marathon. Longtime readers know I have been nutty over Kath & Kim for years--it is so deliciously white trash, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. Courtney had never seen it, and I had been dreaming of the day when the two of us could watch it together. A while ago, I ordered the first season DVD, and finally Tuesday night we popped open a couple of beers, had Mike set up the PlayStation because I still don't know how to operate that goddamn thing, and settled in on the sectional couch in our master suite.
I was so hoping that Court would enjoy it as much as I did, and within a minute she was laughing her head off. Tuesday night we watched three episodes and then last night on the way home from Ross, I asked her what she wanted to do and she said, "Well, why don't we pick up some beer and watch some more Kath & Kim?" I couldn't have been happier. Because that's what people do--watch TV--when they come to Las Vegas.
Tonight Courtney's going to do a couple of songs at an open mic (music, not comedy) at 9:00 at Money Plays on West Flamingo, a few blocks west of The Palms. I've never been there, but it looks pretty cool. They specifically look for original material; cover songs are discouraged. If you're not doing anything tonight, stop in and see her. Court will be there with Mike; I offered to stay home with Hazel.
Fun, fun, fun! I am loving every minute.