Friday, February 11, 2011

Las Vegas

Jack Skillingstead and I are in Las Vegas, at the MGM Grand. Even this (fairly) upscale hotel is a cross between luxury and tackiness. Incredible restaurants, fountains, and penny slot machines. Bright colors, constant loud music, cigarette smoke, a very lot of security. Non-gamblers, we tried a dollar in a slot machine, could not figure out what the succession of "Bets" and "Credits" meant, and were sure only that we lost the dollar.
There are other attractions besides gambling, however. Here are the MGM lions in their habitat:
We saw David Copperfield make a Lincoln convertible appear on stage and thirteen people vanish from it. His show was unbelievable. Enormous stage presence, amusing stories, and dramatic magic.
We also saw the Cirque de Soleil in KA, doing things you would not have believed possible to the human body. We rode the monorail, then walked miles. Here are the flamingos at the Flamingo Hotel, looking contented and gawked at:
The Paris Hotel has a half-scale copy of the Eiffel Tower. We rode to the top for an incredible view of Las Vegas. If I had remembered to rotate this picture before I uploaded it to Blogger, you wouldn't be looking at it sideways:
And here is the most important picture of all. Jack and I were married on Thursday. I am very happy.

26 comments:

Barbara Webb said...

Yay Nancy! Congratulations to you and Jack!

Bryan H. Bell said...

What a dashing couple. Congratulations!

Jane said...

Sissy, gorgeous dress and gorgeous you! I wish I had been there!

Love,
Sissy

TheOFloinn said...

Congratulations! I hope it was not Elvis who performed the ceremony! (I think there is a UFO wedding chapel....)

Seriously, Las Vegas is a fun place, I am told.(*) The shows and buffets and all the rest are reasonable because they make it up in gambling revenue. So have a happy honeymoon!

And say hello to the team at CSI. :-)

(*) I am told. I was last in Las Vegas in grad school, when the American Mathematical Association held their annual con there. Not much gambling -- we all knew the odds -- and old Wolfgang Thron, our mentor, was not into the shows. Oh, well.

Miki said...

Yay, congrats for you and Jack both! :D

MikeP said...

Congratulations to you both, Nancy! May you have many happy years together!

Mary Robinette Kowal said...

Felicitations to you both!

Deanna Hoak said...

Many congratulations and happy years to both of you!

Lucy said...

Many congratulations, Nancy! This is wonderful :)

David D. Levine said...

Congratulations to both, and best wishes for a long and happy life together!

Katharine Eliska Kimbriel said...

Wishing you both many happy years together!

JUAN DIEGO GĂ“MEZ V. said...

Congratulations. You both look so happy!

KevinW said...

Go forth in joy. Congratulations!

Oz said...

Oh, Nancy, that's such marvelous news! You just missed having some of TT2010 at your wedding, too. Lou Berger, Danielle, Hallie, Eric and George were all in Vegas for a workshop weekend.

Oz

Piet said...

How wonderful! Many congratulations to you both. May reams of inspired writing follow!

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Jude-Marie Green said...

Congratulations!

Jason said...

Congratulations!

MsGoblinPants said...

Oh my goodness, congratulations!

Norilana said...

Congratulations, Jack and Nancy!!!

:-)

Vera

Norilana said...
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Anna Feruglio Dal Dan said...

You brought tears of joy to my eyes. Congratulations and hugs

Amy said...

What a lovely end to your blog post -- caught me completely off guard! Congratulations to you both.

earthling said...

Congratulations to you both!! Absolutely love the dress!

Joe Iriarte said...

Congratulations!

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