Today I finally wore my compression jeans…
These babies are skintight. I mean, they are tighter than Kate Gosselin’s new face. And yes, for those of you who asked, I did hear that she ran her first full yesterday in 4:59:21. The only thing is I thought there was a 4:30 cutoff time?!
Anyways, I slept in til 7:30am(!), took a rest day (the hotel gym costs $20, blarch) and then after donning my pantyhose pants, we went in search of some celebrities…
Gold & Silver Pawn from the TV show Pawn Stars.
There was a line out the door but it moved pretty quickly.
Marlie tried to get a pic of me under the sign but we got in trouble. Apparently you aren’t suppose to take pics outside but could inside?! That doesn’t even make sense. So I’m giving her the “Get back in line before they kick us outta here” hand gesture.
The real deal: pawn stores in general are pretty jank. This one is too. It’s in a crappy area, it’s small and besides the whole TV thing, there’s nothing special about it. But of course, you’re smart and knew that already.
Matti was embarrassed, but come on, we’re all in there just because of the show so might as well not pretend like we’re really interested in an $8500 cannon. No one was rushing to buy that.
What’s interesting is that the store isn’t that big but 2/3 of it is all Pawn Star merchandise that you don’t ever see on the show.
I bet they make more on the merchandise than on actual pawned stuff; everyone was buying souvenirs. And they weren’t really cheap either – a regular white paper notebook with Chumlee’s face was $7.99.
This is what I bought:
Who needs a notebook when you have a life-size cutout?
Jaymo actually enjoyed looking around at the artwork and different items for sale because he’s into the whole buying/reselling stuff on ebay, etc.
I think Matti thought the whole place was pretty lame. I think he better watch out because Chumlee could eat him… for an after-dinner snack.
We didn’t see any of the guys so we peaced out and went to eat at the Peppermill. It came highly recommended; it’s the quintessential old Vegas-type diner or so I read.
Big portions, good food but nothing TDF, to die for. I had a veggie egg white omelet:
I had a little of the hash browns and 2 pieces of JJ’s french toast and 2 pieces of toast. Girl was hungry.
Marlie and I got a free postcard:
How romantic does our picture look, just the two of us head to head.
In the afternoon we took Matti and Marlie to the airport; we tried to convince them to stay longer with us but Marlie has to work tomorrow. just call in
sick awesome. I do all the time.
On the way back we stopped at one of JayJay’s favorite fast food restaurants in the world, Raising Cane’s. He said tonight that these were the “best chicken fingers ever.”
We each got the combo platter – the girl at the counter couldn’t believe I could eat it all. Umm, it’s only 4 small fingers.
They have this secret sauce that’s like a peppery ranch/ketchup/1000 island dressing that’s insane. The chicken is really good; the fries are decent, the sauce puts it all OTT. over the top.
Looking back over the weekend, Hash House a Go Go was hands down the best meal we had. SOOOOOOOOO good.
Man, I feel like a food blogger with all this Vegas food!
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Vegas? Or even, best meal hands down?
Shannon just ran her first half marathon, the St. Jude Memphis half!
In January, I got the bright idea that I was going to run a half-marathon. Hilarious, right? I mean this was coming from the girl that could not run around the block one time. (I’m dead serious about this!)
And she did it, congrats Shannon!
Gaby B. and her sister-in-law Dalanna just run the Jingle Bell 4 mile Run in Wichita, KS.
It was 45*, raining buckets, and thundering and lightning, so overall….super fun. Ha! Actually it turned out fine and stopped raining and we didn’t even die or anything! And I got interviewed by a news lady so I will be famous tonight after the 6 o’clock news. But I will still be your friend if you want…
Congrats Gaby and Dalanna, especially since you’re famous!
Emily just ran her second marathon in the rain!
I just finished my White Rock Half Marathon; it was my second half marathon ever and I had a goal of finishing under 2 hours. Although I just missed it (2:01:09), I am still proud of my performance. It was raining the whole time and cold.