Monday, January 01, 2007


You know people want to tell you the truth but they really dont because they know you don't want to hear it? Well, that was the case with New Year's on the Strip. Barb, one of the spinners kind of sort of said it would be miserable as did WHN, but they didn't really convey it to me. You know how you get into one of those frames of mind where you really want to do something so much that mere hints against it aren't enough? So since no one grabbed me by the shoulders and shook me, New Year's Eve we were on the Strip for "America's Party"

And America was smelly, drunky, touchy, pushy, barfy...

There were also crazy religious people out there. I almost felt sorry for them because as they are yelling at the fornicators, people are running up to them and dry humping them while a friend takes a picture.

I found out that they have a policy on New Year's to only write incident reports if there are broken bones. Evidently it's a toss up for working on New Year's. It sucks to do it, but then they get to take out all their hostility from the past year. That's a lot of freaking leeway by The Man if you ask me..

The guy's sign says "SHOW YOUR TITS!" and people did. Finally some girl tries to take it from him and he said get away you uptight dyke! And she said FUCK YOU and he said FUCK YOU too! That was one of my favorite exchanges along with hearing people on their cellphones say:
"You're in a bush? What bush? How did you get in a bush"
"I'm standing by a fountain" (The Strip has a ton of fountains along with...)
"I'm next to the treee"
"A guy just pissed on my leg"
"I can't find a bathroom... I'm takin' a leak here"
"I can't find my bra"
"I can't feel my tongue"
"Some guy just licked me"

By 11:38 I had enough of America and was reminded that once midnight strikes they are going to get kissy huggy The idea of the unwashed masses germs... I was convinced if there is a way to get gonorrhea non-sexually, this would be it. Only some of the hotels were letting people in. It took us what seemed like forever pushing our way against the wave of people but we got out. We left the Strip just in time to watch fireworks with other locals on the Desert Inn overpass.

Afterwards we drove to our locals casino, got to skip the queue in because we eat there THAT much and had a peaceful meal.

I wanted to present one last FO of 06 but I couldnt find the pins to block it, so instead, I will present a scarf I made for my SIL. I plan to make it exactly the same again as a Chanukah gift as soon as I re-order the yarn (SIL and friend have same taste) I had close up pics of it but I can't find my camera... so instead you just get the happy recipient wearing it.



Blogger The Crafty Weasel said...

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL I almost fell off the chair laughing!!!!!!!!!!! One of the best photos ever.

Oh man do I feel guilty... the yarn I am mailing you (this week I swear) was supposed to be your SIL's Xmas gift... oh man, I suck!

7:10 AM  
Blogger Jinann said...

Those scenes in Vegas are exactly why DH and I spend a quite evening at home eating a "junk food dinner" (cheese, crackers, salami, pickled herring, hummus, chips, dip, salsa, shrimp cocktail, etc.) and watch the ball drop. (Not all of it is junk food, but it's not a "traditional" dinner......our reward for avoiding the New Years Eve crowds!)

9:09 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Celebrations on the strip sound pretty crazy. Things are a little more sedate here. We generally don't have the religious crazies out picketing, but we do have the drunks and the cops deciding to wait out the minor stuff and worry about the major stuff.
We avoid the drunks by staying in, eating good food, playing cards or board games and watching all the fireworks from across the country on t.v.

All the best in 2007!

11:17 AM  
Blogger wupperbaer said...

I wish you and your family a happy new year 2007 with all good wishes to you. Very nice photos on your blog, its pity I was never in the States...maybe in the future, I hope so.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

Wow, that sounds insane. Just the sort of thing you have to do one time, just to say you did it. And then you're done.

8:44 PM  
Blogger Javajem said...

Hehehehe! Looks like quite the party!

So - did you ever get your bra back ;)

8:28 AM  
Blogger Heatherly said...

lol. whoohoo happy new year! boy are americans classy?!

6:57 PM  
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