Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Warning, sock swap pictures.

Warning, sock swap pictures.

Maybe my sock pal doesn’t read my blog.

Here’s my progress, I am so psyched with this yarn (Knitpicks Sock Landscape in "Rocky MountainDusk."

And my mother’s socks are cooking, too. I am realizing that the cuff is the most time consuming part of knitting socks.

My latest travel crisis is my trip to Las Vegas in Jan. My friend at work is putting together a trip so I jumped at the chance. I have always wanted to go to Vegas.

Not wanting to go alone (boring) among a group of married people that I don’t know (never pretty), I asked my friend who has mentioned Vegas before to join me. He was all over the idea a couple of weeks ago. Today I emailed him the hotel choices. They are all nice, well-known places, on the strip, with a range of prices. I am not much of a gambler so I would like other stuff to do like shows, a spa, a pool.

But no, he finds the Lucky Lady Hotel and Casino on Travelocity. It’s downtown, not on the strip, and is $389 for 3-nights hotel and airfare. You get what you pay for! Now I am not a travel snob, but it sounds horrible and not what I want for my one and only trip to Vegas. The whole idea was to split the cost of a more expensive hotel and have FUN. Apparently that’s not what he had in mind.

I am not happy. He did not grow up in the U.S. and doesn't get a lot of the cultural nuances of America. Like Vegas. I am picturing pawn shops, 99 cent steak dinners, and a lot of white trash. He probably thinks he will find the "real Las Vegas" there. Yes he will, and it won’t be pretty.

And the kicker is money is not an issue w/him, at all.

So it looks like Vegas is a no-go unless I find someone else to go with me. Grrrr. This is where a boyfriend would come in handy.

1 comment:

Jenna said...

the heel flap can be consuming, especially if it gets messed up. It's always so satisfying when it's finished and nice and thick and sturdy. Plus, then you get to turn the heel and that's fun.

Bummer about Vegas. Why don't you go with a girlfriend, she may be more in line wiht what you wnat to do?