Wednesday, 7 July 2010

And I'm Out Here Banging My Head After All The Dancing And Spilling Beer All Over The Place

It is only Wednesday and I feel like I'm about to collapse. A million things are happening this week and I'm excited and I'm exhausted and I would love nothing more than to sit down with a proper mug of tea and write a coherent post but all I've got is a paper cup of espresso and bullet points.

- Robin is home from Africa! Her schedule got a bit mangled by situations she couldn't control so she hopped on a plane and came home early. I was trying to not get too excited because she didn't know exactly when she'd be able to come home but her flight landed last night so I am officially pee-my-pants excited.

- In exactly 2 months I will be in Vegas recovering from Cat's bachelorette party the night before and looking forward to Cat's wedding the following day and I am beyond excited and happy. I love Cat and I cannot wait to be there when she marries her fella. Shawn and I are staying in Vegas for a bit of a holiday after the wedding - what should we do while we're there? I've only been to Vegas once before so I'm still a rookie.

- Two of my favourite bloggers are asking for help to achieve awesomeness. Emily is trying to win a dream honeymoon and LiLu is attempting to become MTV's Twitter Jockey and if you're so inclined, voting is quick and easy and would mean so much to them.

- I have not bought new running shoes yet. Some of you suggested that I go to a running store to speak to someone about which shoes I should wear and that was a very logical suggestion. I'm not so logical though (understatement of the year) so I'm hesitating. I used to run. I wasn't a runner but I used to run. I'd get my shoes from the Running Room and I'd go on the group runs and I'd talk to people about shoes and blisters and chafing. I think I'm scared to go back now that I haven't run in a shameful amount of time. Like they'll know I'm a fraud or something. And yes, I know how crazy that sounds but hi, my name is Hillary and I am a little bit crazy. So I have no shoes.

- Shawn is playing at the Pillage at the Village festival in August and it's kind of a big deal and I'm ridiculously excited for him ... and I kind of don't want to go. It's not that I don't want to see him play at a big venue (umm ... one of the bands opening for Bif Naked!) it's just that it's on the island, in the middle of nowhere, and I won't have anything to do or anyone to hang out with when he's off doing band stuff. Plus it's a serious hassle to get to and we'd have to sort out dogsitting for the pups and I can't take any time off work so I'd be going up Saturday morning and coming home Sunday morning and ... I really don't want to go. I'm a bad wife is what I'm saying.


  1. I'm one of those rare humans who love Vegas. I don't quite know what the says about me, but there you have it. I'd go once a year if I could. The dry heat, the cheap drinks, the lights, the gambling, I'm always better dressed than half the room. Just love.

    So! I'd suggest if you have a nice to splurge on dinner go to Nine Fine Irishmen in the New York, New York hotel. AMAZING. Also, the Bellagio buffet is great, but I'd go for breakfast or brunch instead of dinner. Same spread, cheaper cost. Mandalay Bay is a great hotel, kind of quieter and calmer than the rest and we like to go there to sort of breathe when the strip is getting to be too much.

    Have fun!

  2. LOVING the site redesign!!

    You HAVE TO go to the piano bar at Harrah's. So, so fun. One of the best parts of our trip. :)

  3. Thanks so much for the mention, I need all the help I can get!! :)

    I wish I could help with Vegas but I've never been. You're going to have a blast though.

    Ooh ooh and your redesign is GORGEOUS!!

  4. 1. Hurray for besties!!!
    2. I'm a bad person, never been to Vegas (or out of Canada for that matter)
    3. I'll go vote now!
    4. GO BUY SHOES!
    5. You're not a bad wife. Wish I could help with the puppy sitting!

  5. I'm so glad your Robin is home! That's awesome!! :)

    My only suggestion for Vegas is to go see a show & see if you can tour the "Neon Graveyard", that's where all the old neon signs from the strip are, it looks amazing and was closed when I was there last year.

    And when I do things that are out of my comfort zone (re: shoes) I always preface - "I have no idea what I'm looking for, and I'm a total newbie, an I'm in desperate need of your help" is a totally disarming and cute way to get someone to help you. That's my approach at least - blurt it out, and then smile and let someone else do the talking! lol

  6. Love the new site design! Looks great!

    And seriously. Go buy shoes. They won't care if you've never run in your life or if you run 40 km's a day. Trust me. They'll want to sell you shoes. :)

  7. LOVE the new look! Love! Love love love!

    I know nothing about Vegas. I was there for a couple hours once mid-day on the way from Utah to San Diego. I lost a bunch of quarters at the slots. That was all. Looks like fun, though.

    I totally understand on the running shoes. I get very intimidated by stuff like that and I avoid.

    Also, you are not a bad wife. I wouldn't want to go in that case either. I hate when I have nobody to hang out with, and if I'd have to figure out babysitting, I personally would just use that as my excuse. It's a huge hassle.

  8. hmm.. i've been to vegas twice now, but both were pretty similar drink-lots-and-then-gamble-and-then-go-dancing sort of events. i would suggest that if you want to gamble at all, go to one of the casinos that's really full - casino royale is certainly not the classiest of places, but it's always FULL of people, and playing craps with a bunch of other people = WAY more fun than just you and two friends being the only people at the table (ahem circuscircus).

    you're totally not a bad wife :-)


  9. The new design is absolutely GORGEOUS.

    I'm heading to Vegas mid-August for an entire week. I can't wait to go back, and I'll be sure to give you my thoughts between the time I get back & your departure!

  10. I've voted for Em every day! If only my twerples could keep voting :-(