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Friday, January 7, 2011

Vegas On My Mind

An amusement park for adults.
Beautiful bodies in barely there bikinis.
Casinos full of eager players trying to keep their cool and their cash.
Dressed to the nines, dancing until the stilettos must come off and the sun comes up.
Entertainment everywhere you turn.
Fearless, foolish, fun.
Great friends getting together for a girl's trip!
Hot spots, high energy and hangovers.
Inhibitions revealed.
Jackpot. Jokers wild.
Seven come 11. Bet. Push. Stay.
Knowing you are going to hurt in the morning.
Lights, loud music, "LOVE".
Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo, MGM, Mirage.
Never. Coming. Again. Is what we always tell yourself, yet...
Once you're there, one night is never quite long enough.
Poolside cocktails in the hot summer sun.
Quick escape, dangerously only an hour away.
Risk. Roll of the dice. Reward.
Smoke-filled rooms full of sparkle, shimmer and shine.
Time stands still and taunts you to stay up later.
Under dressed, over exposed and within reach.
VIP all the way.

Winner winner, chicken dinner!
X-rated, overrated, under estimated, it's Vegas, baby!
earning for a shower. And a nap.

This post is for The Red Dress Club's writing meme, Red Writi
ng Hood. This weeks prompt is: write a short piece - fiction, non-fiction, poetry, whatevs - in which each sentence starts with the next letter of the alphabet. Starting with "A." So, yes, your finished product will consist of 26 sentences.

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Blogger Soge shirts said...

Wow Tonya I love this post. Vegas is one of my favorite places to vacation. Going there again next month even though I much prefer late september to go. K is the best. Knowing you are going to get hurt in the morning. Too true.

January 6, 2011 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Love it! I think I am the only 35 yr old who has never been to Vagas! I think that's a sin or illegal or something.

January 6, 2011 at 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Yuliya said...

You forgot the food....yum! Great job!

January 6, 2011 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

The first time I ever went to Vegas and I came home with son #1! =)

January 6, 2011 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Hee! I love this! So fun, and the way it's paced you can totally feel the energy!

That being said, I LOATHE Vegas. Altho, I've never been for a girls weekend. Hmm...

January 6, 2011 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger The mad woman behind the blog said...

Great way to work this prompt! And I think you did a great job of encapsulating the experience of Sin City!

January 6, 2011 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Karen Peterson said...

I'm not a fan of Vegas, but this kind of makes me want to go.

January 6, 2011 at 11:10 PM  
Anonymous Mandy said...

I hated Vegas last time we went, but this seriously makes me reconsider!

Linked through RedDress. Love your entry :)

January 7, 2011 at 2:47 AM  
Blogger Nancy C said...

This captures that energy so perfectly. I love how it brings me right there. Well done. And yes, I too hate Vegas after a few hours of "ping ping ping ping."

Visiting from RDC

January 7, 2011 at 3:50 AM  
Blogger Ash said...

"Knowing you're going to hurt in the morning."

Snort. So awesome, yet sadly true. I still want to go back after reading this!

January 7, 2011 at 3:54 AM  
Blogger Cristina said...

ha, this was great, I've never been to Vegas but reading this totally makes me want to escape :)

January 7, 2011 at 4:21 AM  
Blogger Sluiter Nation said...

this is awesome! I have never been to Vegas and have always wanted to go...this is not helping that want! :)

January 7, 2011 at 4:33 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

I LOVE Vegas! It's my hubby's "happy" place :) As soon as he is working again we are booking a trip!

Visiting from Red Writing Hood

January 7, 2011 at 6:02 AM  
Anonymous Nichole said...

I've actually never been to Vegas, but after reading this, I feel like I have!
Nice job, Tonya!

January 7, 2011 at 6:32 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

And now I want to go to Vegas!

January 7, 2011 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Not Just Another Jennifer said...

Very fun! DH loves Vegas. We haven't been since the kiddos were born, so I think I'm going to try to sneak away with him there for his 40th.

January 7, 2011 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger sara said...

Visiting from TRDC

And now I really want to go to Vegas! Good thing it's on the other side of the country!!

January 7, 2011 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Gigi said...

Calling hubs right now to start planning a trip. :)

January 7, 2011 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

This is so ironic b/c I was in Vegas a few weeks ago, and just had a dream about it earlier this week---which I wrote about in MY post today for the Red Dress prompt!! This is my first visit here, and I'm following you now. Happy Friday, and I loved this--especially "winner winner, chicken dinner" (one of my favorite lines ever)

January 7, 2011 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger varunner said...

Oh how fun! You definitely capture it!

January 7, 2011 at 9:26 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

I love the pace of this piece, it was overwhelming in exactly the way that Vegas is with the lights, sounds and emotions. "Winner, winner, chicken dinner!" Perfectly captures the wild absurdity of that crazy little town.

January 7, 2011 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger The Drama Mama said...

Very descriptive, it's like I was there. Love it. Great job on this prompt!

January 7, 2011 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Veronica said...

Awesome! You painted Vegas perfectly, at least what I've read, seen on TV and heard from friends since I have never been. One day I'll get there, have to go at least once right?!

January 7, 2011 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger "M" said...

I love Vegas! It's true one night is enough... but by the third night I'm ready for peace, quiet, and my own bed.

January 7, 2011 at 11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job! It's Vegas, baby - VEGAS! You're so money!

January 7, 2011 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Very nicely executed. :o)

January 7, 2011 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

I heart Vegas so much! Gotta get a trip planned this year already with the girls. We should go again together with our friends. We've only been that one time together with mom and dad and it wasn't exactly like our typical Vegas trips.

January 7, 2011 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Nadine said...

How fun was that to read! Haven't been to Vegas in forever .... ahhh.

January 7, 2011 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

I'm a day late getting here but man, now I want to catch the red-eye and go to Vegas, baby!

Great twist on the prompt! I loved how it flowed...

January 8, 2011 at 9:46 PM  

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