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Linz Turns 30 in Vegas

L to R: Me and Linz

She actually turned 30 about three weeks ago, but her birthday celebration was this weekend in Vegas.  Lindsay is one of my favorite people in the world.  I met her my freshman year at San Diego State in the dorms.  It turns out we grew up in neighboring home towns.  We quickly became friends and stayed friends ever since.

In college we took many memorable road trips to Vegas, and some of my favorite memories in that city have Lindsay in them.

Lindsay is the kind of friend you can always count on.  She is supportive, caring, generous and fun. I was lucky to have her as a bridesmaid in my wedding and even though she lives in LA now, she came down to almost every single one of my fund raising events when I was walking the Breast Cancer 3 Day.

When she invited me to her birthday weekend in Las Vegas, it was a no-brainer!  I got to Vegas on Saturday morning around 11 a.m. and left Sunday at 3:30.  It was a short trip, but it was big on fun! We spent much of the day at the pool and then rallied at night to go to Studio 54 at the MGM Grand, where we used to go in every time we went to Vegas in college (Linz has VIP hook-ups there).

As long as I have a say, Lindsay will always be my friend.  It was so great to see her and have fun in one of our favorite cities in America – VEGAS!


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What a Girls’ Weekend Looks Like at 30

Two of my oldest friends, Laura and Christine, and I went away for a girls’ night to Palm Springs yesterday.  Being that the three of us met our freshman year at San Diego State it is fair to say that we’ve seen each other through a lot of different phases in our lives (happy, sad, stupid, smart, sober, drunk … and everything in between).


Christine is married with a 22-month-old daughter, I’m married with two dogs, and Laura is dating.  These variations in our lives don’t make a bit of difference.  We all get along as well as we did when we first met eleven years ago.

I’ve racked up major Hilton points so we got a “comped” room at the Palm Springs Hilton for the night.  When I arrived, Laura and Christine had been at the pool for about two hours already – cocktails in tow.  Still being as cheap as I was in college, we brought our own liquor and mixed drinks in our room.  We stayed at the pool for another two or three hours, making friends with the other vacationers and college kids there on spring break.

Hotel Pool

Around 5, we head up to the room to prep for dinner.  More cocktails, a shower and some war paint, and we were off to Las Consuelas for some Mexican food.  Dinner ends, we come back to our room; call the husbands and then – bed.  Yep.  Bed at 8:45 p.m.  Such wild women.

Christine – forever the degenerate gambler of the group – is up at 7:30 a.m. and off to the casino across the street for some black jack, where she hustles and gets us three free breakfast buffets.  Laura and I roll over at 9, pig out and then leave Christine for more gaming.  I am on the road by 10:45 to head home and Laura goes back to bed.

We are a mere shadow of the women we were when we first met, but we get along just the same.  Old friends never change.  And while what we consider a good time changes a bit, it is still just as fun.

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