Monday, November 30, 2009

Mo Day!

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Today's My Day, and I got the proclamation to prove it! And nothing represents Las Vegas better than this iconic sign and Me in my favorite UNLV Rebel shirt.

Here's to all of ALVDP's readers without you there wouldn't be a ALVDP.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hizzoner Sez...

This one caught me off guard, it's a proclamation from Hizzoner Mayor Goodman proclaiming tomorrow November 30, 2009 Maureen "Mo" Brundage Day. That's right I've got my own day, Mo Day if you will, because of ALVDP! So I will be working half a day because, well for crying out loud it's Mo Day in Vegas baby!

Special thanks to Larry for emailing Hizzoner's office and making this happen. Thanks to Hizzoner, Fabulous Las Vegas and of course all of ALVDP's fans.

As always click on the photo to enlarge!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Another Black Friday Bargain?

Wow 2-4-1 Couch Dances at Little Darlings! I'm not sure what a couch dance is but I'm sure it's of the lap dance variety. So if you get tired of the mall you could bogo some lap dances .
This photo of this card was taken on the Strip, the 2-4-1 card is tucked in pillar at the Mirage.

Hey, come to think of it, this is like one of those coupon thingys you see in the supermarket. Wow, a coupon stand for the t*tty bar what will they think of next?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is the day when we spend time with our loved ones, give thanks for all that we have, as we eat, drink and watch football. As I reflect about the past year I think about the many things I am thankful for so I thought I would mention a few. Indulge me will you, I'm thankful for my family, friends and you my loyal readers. I am also thankful for Facebook, yes Facebook. This year Facebook was the a catalyst for reconnecting with family and friends I haven't seen or heard from in too many years.
So this brings us to out photo, Turkey Lane, what else would you expect from me on Thanksgiving? Turkey Lane is out in the northwest side of the valley.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Waterfall at Discovery Park

The waterfall at Discovery Park. I like the droplets of water captured here. This waterfall is a popular backdrop for many family portraits and wedding photographs. That's it for now for Discovery Park.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Out of His Shell

I managed to capture this little guy sunbathing along the pond right next to yesterday's Ducks in a Row. Contrary to popular belief, the turtles I saw were really quick! I had a hard time photographing them, they would dive into the pond when I approached them. I must have come up on it's blind side.

*NYNY update Blue (Don't be a schmuck) Vinny was the winner of the NYNY spokesman contest.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Get Your Ducks in a Row...

It's Monday again the start of new work week. Here in the US itwill be a short week, with the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday.

Shot this as Discovery Park, I couldn't have planned this one even if I tried.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

For the Birds

Out walking Miss Suzie at Discovery Park in North Las Vegas, she gave these pigeons quite a scare! Their scare turned out to be a pretty cool pic. Hope you're having a great weekend.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Twice as Nice!

Today my friend and ALVDP fan Claudia is here celebrating her 30th Wedding Anniversary! But wait it gets my friend and ALVDP fan Venice got engaged! What a day! Congratulations to both happy couples.Today's photo is of the Little Church of the West Wedding Chapel, where Pete and Claudia were married as well as Elvis and Ann Margaret in Viva Las Vegas. We decided to run by there and take a few quick shots after lunch today.

The Little Church of the West is on The Strip between the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign and Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Deja Vu

Yesterday's post featured the Pole Dancing Mobile Billboard, today I wanted to give you a feel for it's location! Here's to a great weekend.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Only in Vegas

Here in Las Vegas we have mobile billboards that drive up and down the Strip, day and night advertising all sorts of things Shows to Hoes. This mobile billboard is by far the cheesiest, yet brilliant advertising schemes to hit Las Vegas, since "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas."

Deja Vu Strip club, I mean Gentleman's Club, had this truck engineered with a Stripper Pole and
had scantily clad pole dancers, dancing while it cruised the Strip between 10pm and 2am. This lasted about a week before it proved to be too much even for Sin City. People complained it was dangerous, not for the dancers but for the other drivers on the Strip.

The mobile pole dancing billoard now sits parked on Industrial in the Deja Vu Love Boutique, with a bikini clad skeleton instead of a dancer. Everyone is still talking about it, now that my friends is pure marketing genius!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Very Deceiving...

How cool is this? Like the 3D effect? Guess what it's a sticker, yup a flat 1 dimensional sticker. I found this on an empty building's window downtown on Sixth Street and Fremont Street, not far from the El Cortez Hotel and Casino.

I love when I find something unique like this!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fremont Hotel & Casino

The Fremont Hotel & Casino entrance at Fremont and Fourth Street Downtown. I love being on Fremont Street at night when it's all lit up, there's nothing quite like it.

I haven't yet heard who the winner is of the Vinny New York New York race yet I will post it sometime today when I find out the results.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sin City Roller Girls

Without hesitation Saturday night, I walk past the Bikers and smokers standing out in front of the entrance to the Las Vegas Roller Hockey Center. I hand over my unwrapped toy to a guy with a crazy black and orange mohawk, in an orange and black pinstripe zoot suit. I can hear the music rockin' at that moment I knew I was destined for a good time.

The Fabulous Sin City Roller Girls have cool names like 100% Beef Patty, Pearly Gates, Punkin Π, Shawna Th'Dead and this Jammer D.V.S. Dicer (pictured). D.V.S Dicer scored the most points for the Tommy Gun Terrors. Next month's match Slay Bells Ring on December 12th, when the Sin City Roller Girls take on the Atomic Assaults from Central California.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tommy Gun Terror vs Notorious VIP

usy night last night here in Las Vegas, at the MGM Pacqauio beatrs Cotto by TKO, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels annihilate Pittsburgh State and the Sin City Roller Girl's Tommy Gun Terrors out skate the Notorious VIP at the Las Vegas Roller Hockey Center!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Workin' for the Weekend

Restocking the arcade machines at New York New York's Coney Island Arcade. Getting ready for this busy fight weekend. Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao takes on Miguel Cotto tonight at the MGM Grand. Things get pretty crazy here during a fight weekend, this weekend will be no different.

Friday, November 13, 2009

New York New York's Spokesman

Last night the polls closed for the NewYork New York Hotel and Casino's Spokesman Vinny. I voted for the Vinny with all his hair, not because I am that shallow but because he used the word Schmuck on the ballot. Schmuck is a New York word and a word that I love. Besides if your gonna represent you need to talk like a New Yorker.

Let's see if Friday the 13th will be lucky for Vinny the Don't be a Schmuck guy. I hope that Friday the 13th will be a lucky day for all of you.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Nuclear Survivor

I convinced Larry that we had to get a photo of one of these Deep Fried Twinkies and taste one so that I could critique it for the blog. So here's how the story goes, we go into the Mermaids Casino and walk all the way to the back. In the back of the casino the have a snack bar with some of those tables you stand at. So we get in line, a line that was quite long and wrapped around the stand up tables. Are you getting the picture? The overpowering smell of grease hanging heavy in the air, standing in line on the tile cinemuck floor that your shoes are sticking too . I look over and see hot dogs on the hot dog spinner/warmer upper and I see a hot dog that looks like it's been there since 1962. I turn to Larry and say I just can't do it, he tells me he knew I would lose it with the smell of the grease. Sorry ALVDP fans we just got the sign maybe next time we'll get the real thing.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Honoring Our Fallen

Today is the day we honor our Veterans. This is photo is part of the Fremont Street Experience's Viva Vision for Veteran's Day. The memorial tribute listed the names of fallen soldiers too many to fathom.

Thank you all American Veterans who did/do a job I could never do.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Big Man

Another tribute musician, this one plays the heavy hitter Clarence Clemons from the E Street Band. I saw the Big Man in the early '80s on New Years Eve at Nassau Coliseum where he stole the show wearing a red and white Santa hat playing Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Little Steven Tribute Guitarist

Bruce in the USA's, tribute guitarist Little Steven, Fremont Street Saturday night. He doesn't look like Steve Van Zandt but plays pretty good.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Double Take

Last night we went to check out Bruce in the USA down on Fremont Street. Bruce in the USA is a tribute to the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Bruce in the USA evolved from the Legends in Concert show at the Imperial Palace on the Strip. Lead singer Matt Ryan's likeness to Bruce Springsteen is uncanny.

We had a good time and they sounded great. Special thanks to my friend and ALVDP fan, Eva for turning me on to the band!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Going Green

Here in Vegas we realize people come to Sin City to do a lot of things you can't do at home. I know that people come here to let their proverbial hair down. That doesn't mean you have to do this.

Las Vegas is embracing the going green lifestyle, however chuckin' your empty Rolling Rocks in our fountains is not exactly our idea of going green.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Magicians of the Century

There they are Siegfried and Roy with their signature white tiger, immortalized in bronze on the Las Vegas Strip. I am sorry to say all of the years that I have lived here I never did go to see them perform. Just goes to show you that your live can change at any second, you have to take advantage of every moment. With that said, make sure you take of advantage of this weekend.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

S & R Star

Hollywood has it's Walk of Fame, and here in Las Vegas we have our very own Walk of Stars. This star is front of the Mirage on Las Vegas Boulevard or better know as the Strip. The Las Vegas Walk of Stars is on the Strip between Sahara all the way to Russell Road. Currently there are only 36 Stars.

Hey maybe I should have a star! I think my loyal readers should nominate ALVDP, the star comes with a hefty price tag, a $20,000 price tag. Maybe we could have a bake sale to defer the cost...That's a lot of cupcakes.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Big Cat

You'll find this bronze tiger along with magicians Siegfried and Roy's busts along the Strip at the Siegfried and Roy Plaza. The S & R Plaza is in front of the Mirage.

Many of you know that Siegfried and Roy no longer perform since Roy was attacked while performing on stage by one of the show's white tigers who proceeded to dissect his carotid artery.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Speed Bump

A speed bump inside the Palazzo's parking garage. It's actually pretty big, so when drive over it you know it. Yesterday I felt like a I was a speed bump being driven over and over and over. Today's a new day, here's to life's little bumps, they may slow you down for a little while but not forever.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Talkin' Trash-Literally

This is my trash can, defaced by a crazed Yankees fan. Ok so here's the story... my husband (Angels Fan) apparently emailed or told our friend/neighbor to bite him after the Angels lost to the Yankees. So this is what he did to our trash can it's really pretty funny.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Theme Day Doorways

November's theme is Doorways, how would you like to go through this doorway? Not me! I really couldn't believe my eyes. This was actually like until recently. I shot this out in the Northwest on Decatur. Check out the rest of CDP's doorways, (I'm sure they'll be glamorous compared to this!) here:Click here to view thumbnails for all participants