It has been a long two months without a post of any kind. I can't really explain why in detail, except that it has been crazy busy. Let's see if I can catch you up to speed with a few highlights. So, the end of August was relatively slow, and not too busy, hence nothing worth writing about. Sure, I could have posted numerous cute pictures of Brendan (not a bad idea, eh?) but, I had nothing exciting to say about them, other than he is cute. September was pretty crazy!! Bryan and I threw a Labor Day party, then a few weeks later on October 1, had a family dinner to celebrate my brother Aaron's golden birthday. My baby bruttha turned 25!
The following weekend, we were in Las Vegas!!! This was a celebration with good friends for a 21st birthday! I haven't celebrated this way in quite awhile, and I tell you, it was a blast. Mr. Brendan stayed behind for this one with his grandparents, but he had lots of fun! Bryan and I however missed him terribly and called there a few times (uhm....maybe more than a few times...ok, like every few hours) over the weekend to check in and see how he was doing. I even made my mom text message me pictures of him, just so I could see his scrumptious little face!
We stayed at this luxurious MGM Grand hotel, in a room in the new West Wing. Let's just say, I am not a fan of the new rooms. They are pretty tiny to be honest and who needs a TV planted in the mirror next to the sink?? It's the size of a mirror on the visor in your car, AND it doesn't even get all the channels that the TV in the main part of the room gets. What do we call this?? Worthless, that's what! Anyways, it's a good thing we didn't spend too much time in the room, so I can't complain that much.
Our friends on the other hand, stayed in the luxurious, penthouse, apartment/condo things MGM is proud to call the SkyLofts ($5,000 to rest your head on that pretty pillow, per night!). These rooms are the real deal, when you stay at MGM. Our friends are gracious enough to let us hang out with them in their room when we go to Vegas with them, and it is a good time! The place is loaded! Remote controls to control, well, EVERYTHING!Want the shades in the windows drawn? Just press a little button on the touch screen remote. Oh, would you like to adjust the lights to set the mood? Just press a little button on the remote, and voila! Want something from outside of the room? Just press a button and a personal butler will come to assist you. Seriously, this is what you get when you stay at the MGM SkyLofts. As fun as drinking free alcohol and playing pool or foosball is in your room, so is going out of the room to all of the attractions and nightlife Las Vegas has to offer.Here's a couple pictures of the SkyLoft. These were taken courtesy of Bryan, and his HTC Incredible 2. They are a little dark, but considering they are from a smartphone, not too bad.
The evening upon our arrival, we dined at Shibuya, a sushi and Japanese food restaurant located in the MGM Grand. This restaurant has many awards from food critics and is very highly rated. Bryan is the food guy, and loves to eat a nice meal in nice places. Me on the other hand? I like different luxuries that I can hold onto and that last, like clothes, shoes, house decor, jewelry, yep...I spend my (ahhhem...our) money on tangible items. Anyhow, back to the restaurant review. I enjoyed eating at this restaurant. It is a bit pricey, but the sushi is very fresh and the dishes are beautifully presented. The ambiance is very nice, and romantic. The lights are set for the mood, and the service is impeccable. If you take a sip of water, you better believe there is someone there immediately after putting your glass down to refill it for you. Personally, I don't need that kind of service, but it is a quality this restaurant has, and it is nice. So, we ordered several dishes at the table, but I don't have pictures of all of the dishes.
Yellowtail tartare, with a quail egg on top, and crunchy-things. Delicious!!
Kampachi (amberjack) sashimi with tomatoes and sprouty things. Delicious and fresh!