My interest in watching "American Idol" begins and ends with the first episode. Once the freak show of off-key, untalented, delusional wannabes is over, I shut the TV off and switch on my "Best Of William Hung" CD. And while I have not changed my original opinion of "American Idol", the fascination of having a hometown girl still in the running seems to be griping even moi. But Glendale is a party place and cheering on Jordin Sparks has become a weekly event.
Fans gather at the Disney-like Westgate City Center in front of the big outdoor screens watching American Idol, amid live bands and other entertainment, homemade posters in hand (on the off chance Jordin will be able to see them from the other side of the screen!) and have a good time. I'm hoping that the local FoxTV reporters will never interview me as I'd hate to admit that I'm not really paying attention to the show on the screens. I have more fun people watching. And I gotta admit, it's a hoot.
Stay tuned...with luck Westgate will be partying with Jordin for a few more weeks.
I’m in Las Vegas about every 4 months and have become quite the cruise director regarding local attractions. So rather than bore you with my adventures (which are required by law to stay in Vegas) or upload hundreds of photos (well ok, a few won’t hurt), I present…..
~ Kathy's Best & Worst of Las Vegas ~
Best Slots - New York, New York
2nd Best Slots – The Venetian…and they sound so pretty!
Best Hotel Exterior – Paris and Monte Carlo (tie)
Best Old School Hotel - Tropicana
Worst Snootiest Hotel - The Wynn…but who cares as it’s so cool.
Best Towel Free Hotel - Treasure Island. This had been my favorite, most fun hotel. However the management change has not been a good thing if service during my recent stay is any example. No towels for 24 hours? No way! WAY!! “Dear Mr. Lanni….”
Best Dining - The Capital Grill
Best Luxe Dining - Le Cirque
Best Cheap Eats – Canter’s
Best Drink - Champagne at night overlooking the Belliago fountain.
Best Drink I Can’t Make at Home - Ilsa’s Mojito
Best Biggest Drink - The 48 ounce margarita at Gonzalez y Gonzalez
Best Kitch - Hawaiian Village
Best Show (classic) - Wayne Newton
Best Show (contemporary) - Prince
Best “Trifecta” - Starbucks, Krispy Kreme & Cirque du Soleil…available in almost every hotel!!!!
Worst “Trifecta” - $1.99 margaritas, mud wrestling and a mechanical bull at the Frontier.
Worst Attraction - Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden. Very overrated. Instead, enjoy the free display as you enter The Mirage. The white tiger is always happy to see you.
Best Place for Air Hockey - Coney Island at New York, New York at 11am.
Best Unsung Sight - the aquarium at the Mirage.
Worst Forgotten Attraction - The Liberace Museum.
Best Fun Fact – the showgirls at MGM’s “La Femme” are required to have champagne glass size breasts. I have pretty much come up with every imaginable comment regarding this tidbit of useless knowledge, but please let me know if you think you have something original.
Best Weird Moment – Walking down Las Vegas Boulevard and seeing someone you know on the opposite side of the street.
Best Ride - the outdoor gondolas at the Venetian
Worst Best Ride - the roller coaster at New York, New York. Wheeeee!!! OHNOOOOOOO!!!!
Worst Idea - taking a cab.
Best Golf - How should I know? I don’t golf.
Best Side Trip - Hoover Dam at sunrise. So worth getting up early for!
Best Mausoleum - Bunkers Eden Vale Cemetery. Final resting place of Harry James and The Binions of Horseshoe Casino fame.
Worst Souvenir Since Cedar Salt & Pepper Shakers - Huge fuzzy dice pillow with the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign on it. Needless to say, my mom now has one of these in her den.
Best Greyhound in the Las Vegas area - my “nephew” Nate.
Welcome to my blog! I'm an artist living in the Catlin Court Historic District and share my home with 9 greyhounds. I do custom portraits of all breeds in addition to waterfowl and human portraits. I also co-host an Internet radio program called "Greyhounds Make Great Pets"