Monday, March 17, 2008

Greetings from Vegas

"You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen
Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine
You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the dancing queen"
So it's monday afternoon here in Vegas. Jacky gets in at 5:45 pm and we have been apart for 5 weeks and one day. Easily the longest we have been apart. I am very excited. We are going to see LOVE tonite at the Mirage. It is the Cirque show cast to the Beatles music. I have seen it before but I thought Jacky would like to see it so we are heading to the late show at 10 pm Vegas time. I am hoping to stay awake because I have not been staying up late or sleeping late. My first night in Vegas I was asleep at 8 pm. Last night I did better making it to 10:30 but that was because I went to see Mamma Mia at Mandalay Bay. The show is based on the music of Abba and has been running in Vegas for over five years. It is well acted and just plain fun. I had a blast sitting by myself sucking down my diet pepsi. If there is any doubt I am old my show line up for this week is based on Abba, The Beatles, Elton, and The Eagles. Elton being the only one of the four with a live actual member. We are seeing his red piano show at Caesar's on wednesday. I am also taking in an Eagles tribute band called Desperado saturday night in Mesquite.
So life on the road certainly presents challenges you do not see at Fitness Ridge. You actually have to order your own food, make your own choices and be responsible for your decisions. I have been living on turkey sandwiches, subway and pretzels. I did have two fried eggs, two pieces of bacon and dry wheat toast one morning and it tasted good. I am waiting on Mrs. T for the steak night most likely tomorrow. I have gotten out and walked both days and let me say flat ground is my friend. I don't miss the hill at all. I do miss a couple of my friends from fitness ridge but I know they are working hard, making me proud back in Utah. And to the Ridge staff that is reading this nice collapse by your BYU boys here in Vegas saturday. I got a little money riding on them this week vs. A&M. Betting on BYU; is this a great city or what.
We are staying at the MGM and let me just say that this place is huge. I will get plenty of exercise just trying to walk out of here. The strip view the check-in girl raved about is the front of the Bellagio, but not the fountains, just sort of part of the place. It's not as nice as the view from the canyon and my hill but Fitness Ridge doesn't come with room service and a sportsbook to go with that view.
Finally I have some issues with my hotmail account so I am switching to gmail. If you have sent an email in the last few days I have not read it sorry. Also there is a very good chance that I do not have a number of your emails. So if you are reading this please send me an email at so I can start the new process. Thanks for your help. Sorry you guys aren't out here, this is such a fun week to be in Vegas with March Madness, St Paddy's Day, Spring Break and spring time temperatures. I'm going to enjoy my little vacation but I'm looking forward to getting back to the ridge conquering the mountain and banging out 2 more weeks. Also Fitness Ridge will be briefly on Biggest Loser tomorrow night as a prize for one of the winning people on this year's show. Hope all's well in your hometown. Peace, JimmyT.

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