With 5,000 people moving here each month, somebody had to spill the beans!

73: Hip Checks and Short Skirts - Roller Derby in Las Vegas

November 22, 2009

Call me crazy, but there’s something to be said for watching a bunch of woman whoosh around a roller rink, kicking the crap out of each other. The teamwork, the strategy, the action. . .the Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.

(At least, that’s what Tomahawk says.)

In this edition of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast, we discover the joy that is Woman’s Flat Track Roller Derby, featuring the Sin City Roller Girls.   Show notes:

  • PHOTOS!
  • Weather (sunshiny) / LiLV Pool (you could die in here)
  • LiLV Stuff
    • Listener Line: 206.312.0105
    • Sign up of Email Alerts (form found on right side of our website)
  • Prepping for Thanksgiving
  • Living in Las Vegas Podcast Virtual Video Meetup
  • Next in-person LiLV Meetup
  • Listener Email: Is Las Vegas ripping people off?
  • Hip Checks and Short Skirts–Woman’s Roller Derby in Las Vegas
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November 20, 2009

Last Tuesday, I sent an email to all the subscribers of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast email list asking for a recommendation.

The reason?

The Living in Las Vegas Podcast Virtual Video Meetup beta test we ran last Friday was a success(!) and as a result, I wanted to get our list member’s suggestions regarding a good day/time combo for our upcoming series of LiLV Virtual Video Meetups.

About 10% of those who read the email responded and I wanted to both share the top day/time combos along with asking for your comments.  Because we see this as a great way to keep in touch with our listeners PLUS a groovy way to introduce our listeners to each other, please take a moment and give us your thoughts on the matter!  Thank you in advance!

In analyzing the responses (Excel to the rescue!), here’s the top 5 most popular day/time combos:

1. FRIDAY at 5PM Pacific, tied with #2

I may have influenced this as it was the example I gave in the email. 

2. MONDAY at 8PM Pacific

This had the same number of votes as Friday/5pm.  My concern here is for the EST folks.

 

3. SUNDAY-THURSDAY from BETWEEN 6 – 9PM Pacific

Several comments suggesting a mid-week break from the daily grind.

4. SATURDAY at 9AM Pacific

Starting off the weekend right!  Would also give our many European listeners a chance to play along.

5. FRIDAY at 8PM Pacific

Starting off the weekend early!

 

What do you think?  Please take a moment right now and add a comment to the website.

Thanks again!

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November 19, 2009

PodWorxLiveStudioCam Isn’t kind of fun to take a peek behind the curtain and see how stuff works?  I think so as well!  To that end, we’ve added the PodWorx Live Studio Cam page to our website.

From time to time (like as I type this), we’ll fire up the live camera so you can get an over-the-shoulder look into what’s happening in the PodWorx studios here in Las Vegas.

You might see me conducting a pre-interview with a upcoming guest.  Or be able to watch a podcast being recorded live.  Or see some post-production work being performed.  Or prepping to release a new customer podcast episode.  Regardless, you’ll see a working studio in action!

Here’s the link: http://www.podworx.com/about-podworx/podworx-live-studio-cam/

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November 17, 2009

Longtime Living in Las Vegas Podcast friend Cheryl just told me about an amazing deal that Station Casinos is running right now.  Called “My Vacation”, they have two great deals:

$125 for two nights, including a $100 credit for dining, bar, and lounges at all casinos except Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock.  For those two properties, they are charging $250 for two nights, including $200 credit. And they added spa use for the $200 credit.

Here’s the link to their website.

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November 13, 2009

Scott, are you planning a listener meetup any time soon?  We’re going to be in Las Vegas next week, and would love to meet other listeners to your show!”

From time to time, I get an email like the one above.  Melissa and I think it’s great that listeners to the show are interested in getting together, like we’ve done in previous meetups.  And while there’s nothing like seeing folks in person, there’s still many more people who’d like to attend but are unable to because their either busy, out of town, or not Las Vegas locals.

I’ve been trying to figure out a way to create a Virtual Video Meetup—where any of our listeners could join in for free, regardless of their location, and have some fun talking among each other.

After some preliminary testing, I think I’ve created such an environment on the Living in Las Vegas Podcast website!

Announcing the LiLV LIVE VIDEO CHAT ROOM

If you look on the Home Page of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast website, you’ll see a new graphic in the right-side column.  It takes you to our brand new LiLV LIVE VIDEO CHAT Room!  In it, we all can:

  1. Host an unlimited number of participants
  2. See and hear up to 12 Live Video Feeds from those participating in the meetup.
  3. Add content to the real-time textual chat window
  4. Engage in private text-chats with any participant

In our preliminary testing, we had five video feeds running at one time.  I’d like to push that a bit farther this evening, if you’re up for it!  So tonight I’m going to run a “beta” test of our new webpage: http://www.LivingInLV.com/VideoChat

Tonight at 5:30pm Pacific, you are invited to test out our new Live Video Chat Room.  I’ll be there with a lovely beverage hoping to talk with listeners from all over the place.  If you have a camera and microphone, come join the fun.  And even if you don’t, stop by anyways.  We had fun during our testing talking with people who just used the chat window provided for all participants.

Date: Today (11/13/09)
Time: 5:30pm Pacific
Where: http://www.LivingInLV.com/VideoChat
Why? Because I’m all about the Kumbaya, my friend!

Hope to see you tonight!

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72: Hanging Out on the Las Vegas Strip (and Why Las Vegas Locals Hate Doing So)

November 1, 2009

It’s a surprise to many Las Vegas tourists that a large number of Las Vegas locals hate hanging out on The Strip.  We, of course, do not belong to that category of Las Vegans.  We like visiting the coolest street in the USA. . .but understand why many locals don’t share our enthusiasm.

In this edition of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast, we talk about our last couple of visits to The Strip and introduce a new “cast member” to the Living in Las Vegas Podcast!  Show notes:

  • PHOTOS!
    (Halloween at Lavo)
  • Weather (huh, not too bad) / LiLV Pool (Hey pool, you are dead to me)
  • LiLV Stuff
    • Listener Line: 206.312.0105
    • Sign up of Email Alerts (form found on right side of our website)
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, introducing. . .T.R.
  • Playing nice with other Las Vegas podcasts
  • Palms, revisited
  • Listener Email: Real Estate, CityCenter, a Motivational Shout-Out
  • Hanging on the Las Vegas Strip
    • Hawaiian Tropic Zone
    • Tattoos
    • Value/Cost
    • CityCenter
    • Trash
    • Hard Rock Cafe
    • Halloween
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