So last Friday, the 16th, I hopped in a cab and made my way to Tucson International Airport and made my way to Las Vegas to FINALLY meet a group of podcasters and a handful of listeners that I have only known by voice and picture. Normally, I would have been scared shitless, but for some reason, I was actually pretty calm. It may be that I was medicated, but I really think I was just so damn excited to see everyone, I didn't let my nerves get the best of me. The flight from Phoenix to Vegas was BLAH! Most of you know I am a fat girl, so I get hot easy. Well that, and it's a side affect of one of the pills I take. So I squeeze my ass into my seat, only to have a big boy squeeze into the seat next to me. Oh yeah, no air-conditioning. I was a sweaty mess by the time I got to the baggage area and looked for the darling Melissa. She very graciously came and picked me up and dropped me back off at the airport. Can I tell you what a gem she is? Well she is one. A pretty, sweet thing she is.
When we finally get to the Luxor, I start running into folks, new and familiar. All within 10 minutes I saw the Foul Monkeys, That's What She Said, Ramble Redhead, and one Cocktail and Cream puff. And this is also where Nessa got her first bong of juicy goodness! A giant slushie drink with booze! I was a toasted girl thanks to my BFF Waylon!
I got to my room, showered, and made my way to the podcasting suite where I met more familiar faces and voices. And as i looked around the room, I counted the penises I had seen. By the time the trip was over, I was up to six and one set of balls. I know, my mother is so proud.
Friday night, I did a little Casina with some pals and went upstairs to listen to Ricky snore and have him knee me in the butt several times. There was little sleep had that night, but I was fine with it. The lack of sleep probably contributed to my drunken state on Saturday, that and the large amount of Vodka I consumed. I couldn't feel my face at some point and it became the running joke. People continuing to ask me the next day if I could feel my face. After the shows, I spent some time with Christina and Nicole. Teaching Nicole how to gamble. It was tons of fun!
Sunday was a little sad because I had to say good bye to my roommates for the weekend. But I will be making my way to Chicago soon to see them! I promise! But I had lots of shows to listen to and participate in. I had a fabulous time. Then I started my goodbyes and started doing what I do best....Cry.
I didn't do a show of my own due to lack of time on the schedule and I was really going as a fan. But I was surprised and thankful that I got to make several guest appearances on other shows and the opening skit. Can I tell you listener pals how proud and happy I was to be involved in Pride48 this year? The enormity of it all, the very special, fabulous people I got to meet. And with a group that large, you would think there would be some drama. We really did all get along famously. I really feel like I made some great friends and look forward to interacting with the group and having more people show up next year! Oh yes listener pals, Pride48 2012 will be happening, and I will be in attendance.
I know that some of you want juicy gossip and want to know the details not available live on the stream. But you know what they say, What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
I do want to give an update on my health, mental and otherwise. I went to the doctors on this past Friday and I have lost more weight and my blood pressure was normal. Not high, not borderline high, but normal! I have been borderline high for the last six years. Also, my anti-depressant medication was adjusted so I am not so lethargic and unfocused. I feel good. I will say that the coroner did send my father's belongings to me that I am expecting any day. I am anxious about it, but I think I will handle it considerably better then maybe a month ago.