Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Speaking of Nuttiness

No Two Line Tuesday from me this week as I've only been revising and tweaking my query letter and haven't done much reading either, so you'll have to head over to Women of Mystery for that fix.

I do have some pictures from the Vegas trip.


From Left to right- Rob, Me, and Jerry. Notice the large white binder in my right hand. Yes, That is the completed manuscript of Plundered Booty and yes, I am anal enough to take it to Vegas to keep tweaking. This is a shot from the airport as we arrived. And that is my wife Jennifer peeking over Jerry's shoulder.





Jerry living out his conquistador fantasy inside the Wynn Casino.












The closest I've gotten to the the Big Apple thus far.





The following shots were all taken in Pampas Brazilian Grille which as I said before wasn't all that great, but that didn't stop us from cutting up, no doubt to the irritation of the other diners.



Janet was thirsty. I was hungry. And me and my TWO wives. Don't worry I'm not really part of that polygamist sect, but since my wife and Janet are seemingly joined at the hip that has become the running joke. In case you're wondering my shirt reads, Surrender the Booty.


And this one should sum it all up very nicely ...


25 comments:

bookbabie said...

Looks like a good time was had by all, two wives huh?

Laura K. Curtis said...

Looks like a great trip! On a recent vacation I saw a shirt that said "Surrender the Booty" and I was this --> <-- close to buying it for you.

Clare2e said...

I'm a big Vegas fan, and I'm not even much of a gambler. I like the spectacle and the eye candy, the entertainments, and now the many yummy restaurants. Sorry the Pampas Grille didn't quite make the cut (of meat). The whole LV aesthetic of excess kind of works for me, even the crusty, Elvis-y, ashtray-covered Vegas of yore.

Looks like you all had a blast and good! I'd worry about anyone who couldn't find laughs in Vegas.

deborah elliott-upton said...

Glad you're back home safe and sound...er, well, safe at least.

SUV MAMA said...

LOL! I so would have taken the same picture under the same sign.
What a great crowd to travel with!

Robin said...

What a group! I'm so glad y'all had a blast. There's nothing quite like Vegas.

Bubblewench said...

Woo Hoo! Looks like it was a total blast... can you send me your shirt?

Charles Gramlich said...

I think I'd just step aside if I saw this group coming down the Vegas strip.

That binder would make a good weapon as well if anyone tried to mug you.

Janna Qualman said...

Sure looks like you had a great time! And good job taking the manuscript with you; it's a true sign of a true writer, I think. :)

Bea said...

Yeah, you guys had a good time, especially at the Brazilian Grill! Of course, I was laughing because since I know most of the principal characters in the pictures! Yeah, y'all had a very good time!

yellowdog granny said...

texan's...can't take them anywhere..haha..
nice to know im not the only one that likes to be rowdy in resturants...im sure they've seen worse..last time i went to vegas i had a tshirt that said "if You ain't for Texas, you ain't for shit."..

Joshua said...

great pics

Marla said...

Awesome! Looks like a great time! You all look soooo happy!

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Glad you all had such a great time!

Terrie

Scott Lessard said...

Vegas is fun...pure and simple. I don't know if it is right and I can't take more than a couple of days at a time there (mostly because it is too expensive to keep losing at the tables), but it is always fun.

Rowdy is acceptable behavior there which may explain the "funness". While I was there, a group of very drunk party-goers jumped into a just about to be snapped picture of a couple of other drunk party-goers. They then proceded to invite EVERYONE ELSE IN THE CASINO to join them in the picture. Some did.

The result. The picture was snapped and everyone just staggered on their way.

Fun.

SL

sybil law said...

I am most impressed by the completed manuscript!
But that looks like a good time. Nice week for you!

Barbara Martin said...

Love the last photo, fits.

Looks like you had a great trip. Now that your brain is rested you can begin a new manuscript.

Robyn said...

Yes you ALL are a little nuts! But gotta love it! Great photos. Hmmm...the 2 wives things brings up a thought...since my hubby and his best friend are joined at the hip does that mean I have 2 husbands...oh that could be interesting...*wicked grin*! LMAO!
thanks for a great post...but have to ask what is the 'white binder' a script or book?
Hugs,
Robyn

Josephine Damian said...

Maybe you could work that into your query - taking your MS along to tweak? Bet you could come up with something funny. Doubt agents see a line like that very often.

AA said...

I spy veggies on that plate!!

Junosmom said...

So did you actually work on the manuscript? Looks like fun.

Melissa Marsh said...

Wow - you look like you had a blast. I need a vacation like that! And don't worry - I always drag my manuscript with me wherever I go, too.

holly said...

that bottle kicks.*ss. i so want *that* size bottle at my next party.

who am i kidding. i just want the party.

Danette Haworth said...

Ha, Travis! Looks like a good time, you bunch of nuts! Janet cracked me up.

BTW, I took my MS on vacation, too!

Michele said...

Ah, good times. I love Vegas. It's only about 3 and half hours away, but it's been too long since I've been there... Now, I'm ready to hop in the car and head on over!