Saturday, May 24, 2008

Papaya Dog

May 24, New york city, I had my favorite hot dog ever at Papaya Dog.

Monday, May 19, 2008

vinyl record

As I was looking at a house with Brandon (the best real estate agent I've ever had), the owner lady was going through all her old junk and found an 'antique vinyl record', i had her pose for this picture. I won't be moving into that house.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Tom Colicchio's $1000 kobe steaks

Table set for seven, and a $1500 bill. thankfully i didn't have to pick up the bill. i took a picture of the Kobe beef (which i learned comes from special japanese cattle) when nobody was watching because i don't expect to eat that ever again.

Vegas Randomness

On our journey to find a place to go bowling, and through a twist of events we ended up stumbling upon Heather Beers the star of the movie Charly by Jack Weyland (famous LDS writer and my former bishop up at BYU-Idaho). After Ashlee and I finished riding the New York, New York roller coaster, we decided that bowling would be a fun activity. We started asking people and information desks (only after i tried texting google to no avail) for directions to the nearest bowling alley. We came across a timeshare saleswomen at her booth that asked us if we were living together or something like that. We laughed and told her we didn't and that we were just looking for a place to go bowling. She laughed hysterically, almost mockingly and told us we are in Vegas (like we didn't know) and that we should go clubbing (ironically we had decided earlier to leave PURE, one of the nicest and most popular clubs on the strip, to find cleaner more wholesome fun- like roller coasters and bowling). She handed us an envelope that contained tickets to PURE, Coyote Ugly, LAX, and Tao (apparently the hottest clubs around). Instantly in my mind I thought about selling the tickets. I asked her how much the tickets cost and she said between $20-30 each. We had just struck gold. I told Ashlee we were going to go sell the tickets and she laughed and responded, 'that's hilarious'. I was trying to figure out if that was a good hilarious like 'that will be fun' hilarious, or like a 'Mike you are really crazy and I would rather not but I can't tell you because we are on a date and that wouldn't be proper' hilarious. So I compromised between the two interpretations of hilarious and decided to give them away instead of sell them. We started towards Coyote Ugly. After being lost in the casinos and teaching Ashlee how to play Craps (I had learned the night before), we finally found our way to the entrance of the club and we went up to the back of the line and handed the tickets to the last two people in line. They graciously and confusingly accepted and we walked away. Ashlee turned to me and said, "I think that was the actress in Charly." I told her it probably wasn't, and she affirmed that it was. So we passed back and forth a few times, trying to get a glimpse of her without being seen by them. As we passed they were still looking at their free tickets to read and see if they were valid and so they didn't notice us staring and passing. After a little deliberation, I decided that I wasn't going to wonder all night if it really was her, so as I approached them I thought in my mind to say "I'm sorry to bother you, but my friend thinks you are the actress in Charly and I just want to make sure that you aren't so we are not wondering all night," but as I tapped her on the shoulder, I knew that it was her, the one and only Charly/Heather Beers, and I said "hey, my friend Ashlee realized that you are the famous actress on the movie Charly and she wanted her picture with you, would that be ok?" She graciously replied and I waved Ashlee over, took the picture, and left.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

jazz/lakers playoff game

so i had the amazing opportunity to go see game 1 of the jazz vs lakers playoff matchup. it was incredible and i credit the awesome experience to heidi jo (and her mom for the plane tickets). i decided at 1230pm the day of the game to go see it. caught my flight at 4pm. arrived at 6pm, we got to the game at 7pm (just in time to see kobe bryant get the MVP). fisnished watching the jazz get beat around 11pm. got home at went to bed by 1am. got up at 430am. caught another flight at 7am, and was back to work by 10am. Thanks heidi!!!

Favorite Family

  • Linton

Me Sleeping up at Strawberry

Me Sleeping up at Strawberry
One of my favorite things to do, even with my shoe(s) on