Friday, November 6, 2009

My Vegas Weekend

Hello! I swear I'm not dead, just buried under a pile of school work. I've been very sad that I don't have to time to read anything except for books for school. I wanted to fit in at least a couple more Halloween themed posts, but I guess they can wait until my pile of homework is lower.

Here the very first pumpkin I have ever carved all by myself. I bought it on Halloween, so it was a misfit pumpkin that was practically triangular. But it's my triangular, misfit pumpkin. The mouth looks crazy because I kept cutting to far, but I think it gives it a special charm.

So, as you guys know, I went to Las Vegas last Sunday for Fangoria's Trinity of Terrors convention with a few of my friends. It was a lot smaller than I thought it would be, but it might have been because it was the very last day. A couple of awesome things did happen: I met Malcolm McDowell, which was amazing since he's in some of my favorite shows and movies. Plus he was a sweetheart.

I met Bill Moseley, from House of 1000 Corpses and Repo the Genetic Opera. And I bought this beautiful and macabre tile from a very talented artist, Calyn Williams, who sat and talked with my best friend Brett and me for a while. If you like this tile, you might like some of her other works. You can visit her here.

After that, we went to the Bellagio, the Venetian, and Paris. The hotels were beautiful and the replications of monuments were so detailed and grandiose. I gambled a bit and didn't really win anything. Mostly we just walked around, took pictures, and gawked. My favorite sight was the gardens and the fountains at the Bellagio. Pictures!!!


Zombie Girrrl said...

Glad you had fun in Vegas. I've been a couple times in the past, but I wasn't old to gamble yet, so it was sorta lost on me. The thing I remember most was all the SMOKE! I thought my lungs would rot from all the second hand smoke!
Did you see any Elvis'? I found there to be a surprising lack of Elvis impersonators. =9

titania86 said...

The smoke was pretty overpowering in the casino parts of hotels. In the ballrooms and shops, there wasn't any smoke at all. My boyfriend was really bothered by it because he has asthma and rested in the car a lot. :( That was the only bad part.

I didn't see any Elvises. I heard Viva Las Vegas by Elvis though.

vvb32 reads said...

awww, cute pumpkin! my first carved one was a cute one instead of a scary one too. love the pic of the tree. sounds like you had a good time at the convention. malcolm has played so many evil characters. i would be leary to get to close to him ;-D

E. Van Lowe said...

Hi Elizabeth! Glad you had fun.