Heart Attack Grill: Las Vegas!

Ah, Vegas. I’m actually only on Day #2 still but realized this place needed its own post.

WELCOME TO THE HEART ATTACK GRILL! Wandering up Fremont Street on our way to the Pawn Shop we passed by this place and knew it would be a MUST SEE, of course in our world that turned into late lunch a few hours later because we were too excited to see what was inside!

I was happy to learn that despite being obese, neither one of us were close to eligible for a free meal. Phew.

As soon as you walk in you see everyone wearing hospital gowns.  So silly. Obviously right up our alley. I also spied an IV full of WINE at the table next to me, and despite not being a lover of Chardonnay…

Anyone who knows me realizes it is impossible for me to turn down an IV of wine. Our “nurse” Lola set it up for me…

I think it took HWMMS about 2 minutes to fall in love with Lola. I mean, he had a MAD CRUSH going on…as soon as we realized if you don’t finish your burger, well…

Spanking occurs! There was no way HWMMS was going to finish his burger now, not with the love of his Vegas Fantasy Life Lola there waiting to spank him.

In addition to the wine IV we may or may not have had jello vodka shooters out of plastic penises…and personalized prescription pill bottles filled with shots of jager. My oh my day drinking in Vegas is a lot of fun!

The burger was AH-MAZ-ING. I ate every last bit and might have licked the tray. So no spanking for me right? Um, wrong. You see I kept accidentally spilling out my IV of wine everywhere, so I ended up being punished for being a bad, bad girl.

And HWMMS got his spanking, well…because when in Vegas…

Ahem.

Naptime, we have WHISKEYFEST next!

Mardi Gras Buffalo 2014, REALLY?

HWMMS never attended a Buffalo Mardi Gras celebration before, so what better time than the present right? My oh my, not only am I older (Hello 40!) but Buffalo is older too. What happened to my fun party city? Sure it’s a TUESDAY. Sure it’s COLD. But, but…I went to this party for years and years and well, this one was pretty snoozefest.

Previously seen on All Things Jennifer:

2006: Mardi Gras? Eh?
2007: I *heart* Mardi Gras!
2008: Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras Buffalo Style!
2010: LAME Mardi Gras Buffalo Parade

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Or maybe I didn’t drink enough? But the parade was teeny tiny and a bit boring.

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HWMMS didn’t mind fetching the beads that were tossed…adorable photo, this makes up for the lame parade in my opinion.

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The best part of the evening of course was the company! Our gorgeous fun friends Meg, Brian and Caren joined us out. Colorful fun pictures with friends! Hurrah! Later on we were joined by friends Joe and Brian. And I made a new friend named Jen, but she never friended me on Facebook after so I guess our friendship was short lived.

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We started early for dinner at Gabe’s…and then headed to Colter Bay. Where as you can see above. NO ONE CARED ABOUT MARDI GRAS.

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And then we went to Frizzy’s (because several of my friends had never visited the photo booth before!) Where you can see…not only did no one care about Mardi Gras, but no one was even really at the bar. Sigh…

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Our next step was into the heart of Allentown to Nietzsche’s…and rounds of little orbs of delicious sweet lubricant…

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Ahhhhhh, shots. Although who am I kidding. I’m this girl sober too. :)

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Two more stops for the evening, over to Brick Bar and The Old Pink. HWMMS had a proper tour of my old haunts and they were all filled to the brim with people having lots of fun. By the time HWMMS crashed and told me it was time to leave, I was dancing with friends to Michael Jackson. Hahahaha. Who dances at the Pink? This girl.

Ah Mardi Gras…one of these days I still want to do it proper in NOLA.

Mac and Cheese of the Day: Hot Dog

The Buffalo Brewpub nailed it with their Mac and Cheese flavor of the night: Hot Dog.

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Are you kidding me? I’M 12 YEARS OLD AGAIN AND HAPPY AS CAN BE!

Three out of eight dinner participants ordered said dish. Sentiment ruled.

Although truth be told, all I ate out of the dish was the hot dog. Mac and Cheese came out COLD and we had our waiter take them back…meh. But still…HOT DOG. Brilliant.

March 15, 2014 – QCRG Roller Derby Double Header – Lake Effect Furies vs. Killamazoo Derby Darlins & Nickel City Knockouts vs. Suicidal Saucies

Originally posted on Literary Chick:

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Our fourth bout of our eighth season features the Suicidal Saucies and the Nickel City Knockouts in each of their second bouts of the season. Both teams are coming off wins in their inaugural bouts and are looking to keep their streak going. Who will emerge victorious this time? You’ve got to be there to find out!

Also on the line-up is the Queen City Roller Girls’ Travel Team, the Lake Effect Furies in their second bout of the season against Kalamazoo, MI’s Killamazoo Derby Darlins.

Doors will open at 6:00, with the Furies’ bout starting at 6:30, Knockouts & Saucies starting at 8:45.

Front row tickets are $20 each and general admission tickets are $15 each. Front row can only be purchased via our website at www.qcrg.net. And general admission can be purchased directly from any QCRG league member, at Rainbow Rink, or at Terrapin Station.

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All Things Vegas, Let’s Go!

WAKE UP! It’s VEGAS time!

Previously on All Things Jennifer: All Things: Why Not, Las Vegas?

Yep, I turn 40 and find that those 4am mornings of years ago are far gone, seeing that I couldn’t deal with the Vegas time change and was in bed by midnight.

So to start our first day in Vegas off on the right foot, HWMMS brought me Starbucks in bed, from the Starbucks at the bottom of our elevator. What a good husband.  I find it funny that I was bothered that the set of four K-cups in the hotel room would cost $10 if we wanted to use them, but had no problem getting a Starbucks fix which costs much more.

With no real plans for the morning other than wandering up Fremont Street in the daytime hours  we got dressed and ready for some adventure. Pigtails and wet hair always means a good time, right?

One thing I was not really aware about Vegas, call me naive, was the sheer amount of bombardment we would get while wandering. Holy jeez people! We fell into it hook, line, and sinker as soon as we walked out onto Fremont Street and the nice lady who started talking to us mentioned how we must be from somewhere cold because I had wet hair while she was wearing gloves. (Pretty sure the temperature was close to 60!) And then we realized, she wasn’t just being nice. Ugh.

We escaped because we saw a most excellent photo op just feet away (see above) and decided that for every 10th solicitation for a free show ticket we would stop and have a drink.

Which wasn’t really too hard because at every corner there was another person trying to approach us…and another outside bar! HWMMS and I especially liked the drink container options to choose from, since it was still um, 10am (and I’m old) the large plastic football would have to wait until later.

DAY DRINKING! It’s a lawn chair!

As we approached the far end of Fremont Street, HWMMS thought we should head up the boulevard to see if we can find the Pawn Stars shop from the History Channel.

Palm Trees. Drive-Thru Wedding Chapels.

And finally THE PAWN SHOP! With a long line! Can we meet Rick? Maybe Chumlee?

Nyah, but we did meet Auggie.

The inside of the store was much smaller than it looked to be on TV and the entire back half of the store was Pawn Stars merchandise. I also thought the store looked a bit classier, lots of cool stuff or at least lots of shiny stuff.

Like this incredibly gorgeous emerald and diamond ring I noticed sparkling underneath the glass. On a whim I asked to see it, and fell in love immediately OF COURSE. Little did I know HWMMS was planning on going BIG in Vegas—it would be a story we could tell our kids, we bought fancy things at the Pawn Shop that they can someday pawn after we die. I’m pretty sure I was in a state of disbelief and walked around with a silly grin for the rest of the day. The Pawn Shop sized the ring and we picked it up the next day. So. Darn. Pretty. Luckiest gal in the world I tell ya.

HWMMS also bought something shiny, he had been eying a fancy watch since picking out my engagement ring but was hoping for something more old-school traditional like a Rolex instead of a Tag. And the fact that I even know what a Tag is to blog about is blowing my mind right now.

And where better to find a somewhat reasonably priced Rolex than at the Pawn Shop? I’m still flabbergasted…We haven’t made the trip to an appraiser yet to make sure that we got a “good” or “fair” deal but HWMMS is certain that the Pawn Shop would not make it this far if they were shady. Plus, he’s been pricing them for a while…

Yes, our life is crazy.

.stay tuned…time for lunch!

There’s Always Room for Jello!

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When HWMMS was sick the other week he asked if I could make Jello. Er, Jello? Do I have any Jello in the pantry? I mean I do when it is cookie baking time, hello Jello Cookies, but in general?

Not usually.

His smartass response was “well, my mom always made sure she had Jello…”

My smartass response was to order four different flavors of Jello from Amazon Smile Prime to make sure we always had room for Jello. Ha.

I do love Jello. I even blogged about my adventures at the Jello Museum: All Things Jell-o Museum!  I mean if that doesn’t say love, what does?

You know the episode of Walking Dead where Carl eats the giant can of pudding…well…