Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Viva Las Vegas
Last week my husband had a business conference to attend in
, and I went along for the
ride. And it was fun! Plus, I actually got some research and
writing done. Las Vegas
We saw three shows while we were there: Piff, The Magic Dragon, which I wanted to see because I had viewed him on
Got Talent--plus Piff, the dragon-magician, had a little dog named Mr. Piffles
who was somewhat in the show. Mr. Piffles
is a small and very quiet America
and I hope he enjoys what he does, although he's mostly carried around and
hugged and not much else. Chihuahua
Next, we saw Carrot Top, and I enjoyed the show despite Carrot Top's potty mouth and risqué act. Or maybe partly because of them. He did a lot of prop humor--grabbing props and finding ways to make jokes out of them. He made fun of a lot of different people, which somehow was enjoyable. Plus, Carrot Top is getting a little older than he was when he started out, so his bright red carrot top has faded somewhat--and I, a former brighter-haired redhead, can identify a bit with that.
Finally--and best of all--we saw Terry Fator, the most fantastic ventriloquist. I'd seen him on
's Got Talent, too, many
years ago and actually saw and enjoyed his live Vegas show a few years
back--and he's gotten even better! He
has a much larger and talented background group, he sings sometimes on his own
and not as one of his puppets, and his ventriloquist voice ranges from lowest
bass to fine tenor to high, female soprano.
And no, he still doesn't move his lips.
Great show! America
Then, during the day, I visited several fun venues--the Shark Reef at
and the Siegfried and 's
Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at the MGM Grand among them. And, delightfully for my writing and some
research, I participated in CSI: The Experience at the MGM Grand and got
everything correct in my test at the end.
I also visited the Roy and learned not
only about gangsters of old but also organized crime of today--which may be
very helpful in writing research. Mob
And speaking of writing--yes, I had a day in which I mostly did edits and wrote a bit on my small laptop computer, which I'm not adept at but it all went well.
So, yes, I'm home now and back to writing, but I'm delighted that I went!