Tuesday, July 1, 2008

tits and ass...by judi sadowsky

i just flew in from vegas and boy are my arms tired. seriously folks, vegas, or as the husband likes to call it "sin city", is the pits. it was only 107 degrees outside when we landed and 65 degrees in our room. vegas is nothing if not a city of contradictions.

there are ten million people, at the very least, in vegas at any given time, and eight million of them were staying in our hotel. you see a cross section of america in las vegas and i can honestly say that america is ugly!!! there are more people in spandex than at any olympic venue. these are people who should know better. these are people who should know that spandex is a privilege, not a right. we saw more naked and near naked people and that was just in the casino. the rule of the day seemed to be the less clothing the better - and everyone smokes.

it is a really strange place where you can go to an "all you can eat buffet" costing only $22 a person and then buy a small cup of gelato for $14. we came to vegas to see bette midler and she was terrific, but this being vegas, there were fifty half-naked show girls sharing the stage with bette. it was the first better midler concert i have ever been to where she wasn't the tackiest person on stage. i guess people come to vegas to see showgirls with naked butts, but i wanted to see bette and her special brand of tackiness. it was all a great disappointment and to top it all off, the forty-five minute flight is nothing but a turbulence machine.

i was very happy to get home. maybe i am getting old and cranky but when they took the coins out of the slot machines and replaced them with paper coupons i knew it was time to stay home. all i can say is thank god what goes on in vegas stays in vegas. can you imagine if it followed you home?