I should probably get my hearing checked. This morning I was on the phone changing my address with a credit card company and the customer service rep asked me a question for security purposes, which I thought was just a little too personal.
"What's my favorite sex name?" I asked.
"Um, no, ma'am. Your favorite pet's name."
Oh. That's very different.
Anyway, yesterday I was in the most piss-poor, "I hate everything" mood but everything changed by dinnertime. My friend Warren, a great guy who struck up a conversation with me on a Southwest flight last year and hasn't been able to get rid of me since, is here from Albany and he took us out for a fantastic meal at The Bootlegger. Forget low carbs for a night--this place is worth every gram! The food is always delicious and if you're in town on a Monday night, check out their open mic cabaret. You'll be entertained by a variety of top notch performers, most of them coming straight from their acts on the Strip. You never know who will drop in.
After dinner we headed over to the Tropicana to catch a show at the Laugh Factory. (If you're a Vegas local and don't have a membership to Fill A Seat, don't wait another day. It will pay for itself in no time.) I have to give a plug for the opening comic, Andrew Norelli. Hilarious material and a likeable persona--the perfect combination. Mike and I were both like, "This guy has what it takes." He won The World Series of Comedy here in Las Vegas in 2010 and has made some impressive national TV appearances. Here's a clip from his performance on Craig Furguson.
BTW, the Trop is looking good these days. I don't think I've been in there since Mom and Stepdaddy got married in the chapel in 2006. It's an old property, but they've done a good job hippin' it up. Besides, there's nothing wrong with an old Vegas property, right?
Afterward, as the three of us walked through the outdoor parking lot in beautiful 70-degree weather, Warren said, "So this is just a typical Wednesday night for you. You two are so lucky." Yup, Vegas, baby. It's a fun place to live. And we are so lucky.
Hmmmm... my favorite sex name. I should get one.