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#95: Returning to the Scene of the Crime

February 9, 2011

Interesting topics this week. . .one casino recovers most of the 1.5 million dollars stolen from it. Another is saved from public foreclosure in the nick of time. And more than half of all homes sold in Las Vegas were paid for in cash. In this episode of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast, Las Vegas locals Scott and Melissa wonder about the mental stability of a casino thief who returns to the scene of the crime (A LOT) and talk about money and casinos. Show notes:

  • Visit LASIK of Nevada (50% Off Premium LASIK + $200 more if you mention VVN)

  • LiLV Stuff
    • Listener Line: 206.312.0105
    • Sign up for Email Alerts (form found on right side of our website)
    • Get your questions answered: OnAirQ@LivingInLV.com
  • Weather (let’s talk about last Monday) / LiLV Pool (we killed it)
  • VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK News: The Amazing Johnathan interview was great! Let’s Bet! launches its first episode.
  • Melissa discovers a new drink (Pub Crawl, are you watching!?!)
  • Melissa files Southwest from LAX to LAS. Her bags? Good question.
  • Twitter chatter dies down
  • Hard Rock Casino avoids foreclosure
  • Bellagio thief caught
  • Over 50% of existing homes sales: cash
  • Station Casinos hires 1000
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85: UNLV Basketball – Go, Fight, Win!

November 21, 2010

You’ll hear time and again that Las Vegas lacks culture. Really? Besides the strong art and music scenes here in the valley, many forget that Las Vegas is home to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. There are tons of UNLV supporters of all ages, many of whom are feverish fans of the Runnin’ Rebels basketball team.

For today’s Living in Las Vegas Podcast, we join in the excitement and check out a great UNLV Basketball game at the Thomas and Mack Center. Show notes:

  • Weather (52 (-20 from last week)) / LiLV Pool (50.5 and leafy)
  • LiLV Stuff
    • Listener Line: 206.312.0105
    • Sign up of Email Alerts (form found on right side of our website)
  • Las Vegas Street Performers, revisited
  • Mortgages and Getting REAL (Estate) in Vegas
  • Get your story on Cup of Morning Sunshine
  • Listener Email: Christmas in Las Vegas
  • UNLV Basketball — Go, Fight, Win!

(Check the very end of the video. We solve the tomahawk motion thingy everybody does!)

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82: Special Viewer Email Edition

October 31, 2010

Just like other husbands, Scott sometimes struggles to get Melissa’s full attention. For today’s show, she just doesn’t seem to be there-there for some reason. Nonetheless, in this episode of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast, we spend much of the episode catching up on many of the emails we’ve received from our listeners/viewers. Show notes:

  • Halloween is upon us!
  • Weather (70 (50 in morning!)) / LiLV Pool (59 bone-chilling degrees)
  • LiLV Stuff
    • Listener Line: 206.312.0105
    • Sign up of Email Alerts (form found on right side of our website)
  • Melissa is picture-perfect
  • Miracle League of Las Vegas
  • Listener Email: Where to get free Las Vegas show tickets, Moving to Vegas without a job, Condo buying and real estate agent recommendations, Viagra?, Good furniture stores

A picture is not worth a thousand words. Believe me.

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September 2, 2010


Just as everybody in Los Angeles wants to be an actor, it appears that everybody building our secret project wants to be a Vegas entertainer. We’ve already seen Wade’s dancing skills, so now it’s up to Rip and me to audition as well.

For my part, I butcher about three seconds of a BeeGee’s classic. Rip’s death-defying performance is much more impressive. In both cases, I’d suggest you not try this at home.

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August 30, 2010

It’s been ten days since our last video, which demonstrates how busy we’ve been! It’s hard to shoot video when you’re a Builder Bob apprentice! And speaking of Builder Bob, let’s meet Rip Rippetoe, as he explains what we’ve still got to do.

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August 20, 2010

In this latest behind-the-scenes video, we take an over-the-shoulder look into some of the steps required to build our 288 square foot stage.  (We also feature the entertainment styling’s of one Wade Roberts.)

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August 16, 2010


Here is the latest video from our studio building project, which is happening just off the Las Vegas Strip.

In today’s video, we learn how to set off a fire alarm without starting a fire and see first hand that I have lost all track of time.

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August 12, 2010

On November 23, 1998 I jumped into the entrepreneurial waters.  Since then, I’ve started three successful businesses (website design, branded music CDs and Internet broadcasting).  For each of those businesses, I’ve been fortunately enough to have, on average, about a 10 foot commute to work. 

That is, until about ten days ago.

For some time now, I’ve been working on a concept for a new type of offering from PodWorx.  It’s an idea that I’m very excited about and one where the technology has caught up with the vision.  It’s never been attempted here in Las Vegas and based on the feedback I’ve received from a group of very smart folks who’ve been briefed (after signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement), there’s a lot to be excited about.

To create the environment necessary for this new concept, I have to expand beyond my existing work environment.  As a result, I have found myself in the land of commercial real estate.  After a relatively-short search, I was connected with a great guy/landlord and a great space from which to launch this project. 

After securing a small amount of funds from outside sources, on August 2nd, 2010, I accepted the keys to my first commercial property!  A wave of excitement, fear, anticipation and the unknown washed over me.  I’m not a Builder-Bob kind of guy, so I was nervous.  Luckily, I have two GREAT friends (Rip and Wade) who are helping me build what I believe will be one of the coolest video studios in town.   

The video above is the first of several I’ll be recording during the building process.  We’re still in stealth mode but I wanted to share the process as best I can. Ten days into the project, I’ve learned a lot, spend a great deal of time at Home Depot and Ahern Rental, and feel as if my credit card is beginning to melt.

Stay tuned. . .

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79: Cirque du Soleil Plus ELVIS – A Little Less Conversation?

June 27, 2010

Melissa and I are big fans of Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil and Elvis Presley.  So, combining the three into one big show has got to be fantastic!  Right? 

Today’s Living in Las Vegas Podcast gives you a personal account of our Viva ELVIS experience. Show notes:

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June 23, 2010

We’ve been sniffing around the residential real estate market lately.  With homes being sold for discounts of 50% from their high (we’re seeing million-dollar homes going for $500k), we wanted to see if it makes sense for us to make a move.

Although I’m very very impressed with realtor.com’s search functions (it does what those ‘sign-up-to-get-your-search-info’ sites do for free), I stumbled upon a cool feature in Google Maps.

GoogleRealEstate Under the MORE tab (found on the upper-right of the map), select “Real Estate…”.  Instantly, all homes for sale in your area pops up on the map.  Additionally, the column to the left of the map presents some simple criteria for the search (Listing type, # of bedrooms, # of bathrooms, square footage).  After narrowing the search, you get a clearer look into what’s happening in your area. 

When you click on one of the teardrop thingies, the property info comes up with a link to the website with the property’s details.

Pretty cool stuff.

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