were so many tacky things and people I didn't have a chance
to take a picture of in Vegas. While there wasn't nearly
as much big har as I remembered, there were leather pants
during the day, skimpily clad cocktail waitresses offering free
drinks to gamblers at 9 am and all other manner of oddities.
one thing I wanted to see, besides lots of Squishite
love, was the Liberace
Museum. I figured it would be the Graceland of the
desert. While Elvis is still the King in terms of volume,
Liberace made Elvis' taste in clothing and furniture appear
almost conservative and dull by contrast.
thought Jennifer was exaggerating when she mentioned the 200
pound suit. Mr. Showmanship, indeed. Unfortunately,
the only picture I managed to get inside the museum before I
got busted for taking pictures, was of one of the two pianos
decked out in mirror tiles.
also had a Rolls Royce and a Volkswagen Beetle customized with
mirror tiles along the bottom half. Then there were the
sequined and fur costumes, the little dog statues everywhere,
the jewelry. He was so fabulous, I don't know how
anyone was surprised to learn he was gay, gay, gay.
we went back to the Strip to sample Cokes from all over the
world, but the tasting area is closed, permanently. I
guess I'll have to go to Brazil to taste the difference in their
we headed next door to M & M World. Now there's a
planet I wouldn't mind visiting.
were a ton of these parody movie posters. The Saturday
Night Fever one was my favorite. Huge childhood crush
on John Travolta, anyone?
main attraction at M&M World is that you can get unusual
colors of M&Ms, both plain and peanut. Jennifer bought
really pretty ones -- turquoise, cream and I believe pink. I
chose black and purple for Fang and black and white for myself.
Those seemed like the most unusual colors to me. I
started to get more colors, but I already had a pound and a
half, which is more M&Ms than any one person really needs.