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

April 20, 2011

Once you’ve lived in Las Vegas long enough, you begin to notice that many of the shows on the Strip are similar. Same gags. Same stunts. Same music. But in this episode of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast, we’ve come across a show that is uniquely funny, a little dirty, full of “how are they doing that” moments, and should be required viewing for all producers in the city. Show notes:

icon for podpress  Show #104 [46:21m]: Download

April 18, 2011

I’ve been working with Ted Newkirk over at AccessVegas.com to create a one-of-a-kind meetup/happy hour for all the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK viewers and Access Vegas readers (locals and tourists alike). Ted has outdone himself in that he’s arranged for us to host a very special "pre-Grand Opening Party" event at Nikki Beach, located at the Tropicana, which has just completed a $100 million makeover.

A full press release will follow, but here are the highlights:

  1. Date/Time: Thursday, APRIL 28th, 2011. 6PM – 9PM

  2. First TWO drinks are on us!! By sending your RSVP to HappyHour@VegasVideoNetwork.com, you will be placed on the guest list and receive two free complimentary drinks.

  3. You MUST RSVP: To receive your two free drinks, you must RSVP separately for each person attending (no "so-and-so plus one"). This means each person in attendance will provide their email address. (No, we’re not going to sell your email address — Emails will be used to update and remind everyone coming of the date and late-breaking info.)

  4. Location: The brand new Nikki Beach and Cafe at the Tropicana Las Vegas. (This event is one week prior to the big Grand Opening!)

The event will be hosted by Access Vegas CEO Ted Newkirk and yours truly. Also in attendance will be your favorite hosts from all of the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK programs (Living in Las Vegas, Pub Crawl, Golf & Other Fore-Letter Words, Awkward Silence, Let’s Bet!, and Getting REAL (Estate) in Vegas). Also in attendance will be hosts for two new shows that have not yet been publically announced. (Both are VERY well known here in Las Vegas.)

Looking forward to seeing everybody. PLEASE TELL A FRIEND and send your name and email address to HappyHour@VegasVideoNetwork.com. The new Nikki Beach looks amazing and a good time will be had by all!

Access Vegas / VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK MeetUp + Happy Hour
Date/Time: Thursday, April 28th, 6PM – 9PM
Location: Nikki Beach at the Tropicana Las Vegas
RSVP: HappyHour@VegasVideoNetwork.com


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May 16, 2010

I’m pretty sure if it weren’t for that chewing tobacco thing, I’d have been a cowboy. Oh, and the cows. And that smell. And all that dirt and stuff. And sleeping in anything other than a kind-size bed.

But I digress.

Today’s Living in Las Vegas Podcast brings out our cowboy and cowgirl side as we ramble on down yonder to the Hellodaro Days celebration in downtown Las Vegas. Show notes:

  • PHOTOS! (Git, now.)
  • Weather (THAT’S what I’m talking about) / LiLV Pool (400,000 BTU’s to the rescue!)
  • LiLV Stuff
    • Listener Line: 206.312.0105
    • Sign up of Email Alerts (form found on right side of our website)
  • LiLV Podcast Spring 2010 MeetUp Review
  • Long Weekend at Newport Beach
  • New Friends of the LiLV Podcast (well, pending (Bob!!))
  • Scott Gets Jury Duty
  • Jacob’s post on Immigration
  • Overheard on The Strip (visit. . .and SHARE!)
  • Helldorado Days

April 26, 2010

With a bar tap of $551.87, a limo, and the singing of Kumbaya at an Irish pub I’d never heard of, the Living in Las Vegas Podcast Spring 2010 Meet Up was a rousing success!

Here are all the photos! (Thanks to Sally for your contribution!)

Let the Party Begin

The festivities started promptly at 6:30PM at Brio.  Jacob, Sally and Cheryl were the first to arrive and secure the area around the fire pit (our favorite spot).  Neil, Sarah, Melissa and I arrived via cab shortly thereafter. (None of that fashionably latest stuff for our listeners!) It seemed that within 30-45 minutes or so, all the revelers were in place.  Some decided to dine on Brio’s good food.  All decided to sip from the adult nectar of joy.

The conversation and drinks flowed easily from the beginning and went well into the night.  It was GREAT fun hanging out with all the folks who joined us.  EVERYBODY was having fun, talking, laughing, meeting new people, re-connecting with folks we hadn’t seen in years. . .good stuff. 

Hey Bartender

And with good conversation, often there is good drink to be had as well.  In reviewing the bar tab, there was a wide variety of drinks being consumed during all the fun.  Here’s a list:

  • Captain and Diet
  • Bombay Sapphire Martini
  • Sangria
  • Corona
  • Bellini Martini
  • Wine (by the bottle!)
  • Mojito
  • Bacardi and Coke
  • Coors Light
  • Jack Daniels and Diet
  • Bombay Sapphire and Tonic
  • Bacardi Silver and Sierra Mist

(I leave it to your imagination which beverage was most consumed.  Interestingly, it appears I thought some form of flight was an option.)

Limousine Trip

So that we could drink without worrying about getting pulled over for a DUI, several of us decided to take a limo home.  As always, Presidential Limo delivered.  The car (super stretch) was great, there was champagne waiting, all the gals got roses and our driver Danny was outstanding.  Very classy.  Thanks Presidential Limo!  If you’re in the market for a limo in Las Vegas, give them a call. They’re fantastic!

When our limo pulled up outside Brio at 11PM, the party was still going strong! At this point in the evening, several of us felt we could go for something to eat, and continue with the fun a bit longer, so we decided to take advantage of our stylish transportation and had Danny take us to McMullan’s Irish Pub (on Tropicana).  I’d never been before, but David and Alicia recommended it. 

On our way to McMullan’s, Neil was kind enough to pour all of us a bit of champagne. 

From Italian (Brio) to Irish (McMullan)

Eleven of us ended up at McMullan’s.  We had a few more drinks but mostly chowed down.  (The Irish Nachos were as big as a bowling ball.)  We hung out there for a while and then decided to bring the evening to an end.

As we dropped off the last of our fellow limo riders, Melissa and I took the limo home and reflected on how much fun we had. 

It was a great time.

Personally, I felt that I had connected with all these people more than ever before.

I felt love.

And when I think love, I want to sing.  While holding hands.  With lots of other people.  Which explains what’s below. I leave you with video proof of the love that was in the air.

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present, Kumbaya:


April 21, 2010

For those of you who read this blog from outside of the Las Vegas area, you are missing out on a city-wide increase in energy that I’ve not seen since March of last year.  You feel it on the street corners, in the bars, and on The Strip. 

What’s all the buzz about?

People of all ages are uber-excited about the upcoming Living in Las Vegas Spring 2010 Meet Up!!

[queue thunderous applause]

In three short days, the who’s who of podcast listeners will gather at Brio in Town Square at 6:30PM to share stories and libations, meet new friends, and bask in the light that is magically created when we gather to celebrate this groovy little podcast.

“Who is going to be there, Scott?”

Just the coolest people evah!  Here’s some of the folks that have already RSVP’d:

  • Scott (Hey, that’s me!)
  • Melissa (Naughty Jelly Sweet)
  • Jacob (Blogs on the LiLV site with me)
  • Sally  (Wife of he who is Jacob and photographer of the stars)
  • Neil (from the UK(!) – LiLV is International Baby!!)
  • Sarah (from the UK(!) – wife of Neil and Melissa-level shopper)
  • Cheryl (Ph.D in smart podcast listening (and other stuff I can’t explain))
  • David (Listener Email theme? He wrote that.  Did our new logo, too.)
  • Alicia (Groovy gal, wife of David, and owes me chocolate)
  • Malya (not a vampire, muy funero)
  • Ira (new listener, often emailer, new in town)
  • Ted (AccessVegas.com bossman, Las Vegas insider)
  • Oprah (Not really, just checking to see if you’re really reading this)
  • Maria (Recognized Melissa whilst shopping! How cool is that?)
  • Ron (Best stylist in Las Vegas)

Are you coming?  Let me know!! Just click meetup@livinginlv.com and tell me you’ll be there!  If I already know you, I’ll add you to the list above, along with an insightful parenthetical comment.  And if I don’t know you, I’ll add you to our list, along with a less-then-insightful parenthetical comment.  Either way, you’ll be famous!  And your Ma and Pa will think you’re swell.

By the way, If you don’t live in Las Vegas but will BE HERE this Saturday, you should come by and say HI!!  Much fun will be had.  And you could probably use a break from your mind-numbing gambling loss.  (Thanks for that, however.  Our taxes are low ‘cause of great people like you!)

As a reminder, here’s the details:

LOCATION: Brio Restaurant, Town Square (South Las Vegas Blvd, by Fry’s)

See you on Saturday!!!  Come have some fun and bring a friend!

p.s. Mark G. from Georgia, who won our deer naming content, has asked that I take his winnings and transfer them to a Meet Up attendee.  So, I will buy the third person to arrive a drink – further proof that our listeners are all about giving.

April 11, 2010

While not for the faint of heart, sometimes, you just got to pick a letter of the alphabet and form an entire show around it. Lesser folks would shy away from such a bold move. . .but not your fearless hosts. In this edition of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast, we focus on the letter "B" — which is what "Melissa" means in Spanish (bee, that is)**. Show notes:

  • PHOTOS! (Utah girl’s snow trip)
  • Weather (Ahhh, that’s nice) / LiLV Pool (clear and slowly improving)
  • LiLV Stuff
    • Listener Line: 206.312.0105
    • Sign up of Email Alerts (form found on right side of our website)
  • LiLV
    Spring 2010 Meet Up
    Latest News
  • New Friends of the LiLV Podcast (Mike, Jennifer, Greg)
  • Bowling at Red Rock (Bowling #b1)
  • XS Nightclub at Encore (Beautiful People #b2)
  • Utah Ski Trip (Brrrrrrr #b3)
  • Le Reve / Stratta (Bird Poop #b4)
  • Listener Email: Elvis asks a question, Mark offers a drink
  • Hot and Horrible: BB King’s Blues Club (Blues, #b5)

** Okay, we really didn’t start off trying to create a show about things starting with “B”. I was just looking for a theme. Don’t judge me.

February 27, 2010

While there are certainly a few things making life in Las Vegas a bit tough for many of our fellow Las Vegans (unemployment and housing prices, for example), we love that we live in a city that was once our go-to place for weekend getaways. We’re just 30 minutes away from some of the best food, lodging and entertainment the country has to offer.

Which is pretty cool.

In this edition of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast, we review some of the touristy things we’ve been up to during the last couple of months. Show notes:

  • Pre-Bachelorette Party Chat
  • LiLV Stuff
    • Listener Line: 206.312.0105
    • Sign up of Email Alerts (form found on right side of our website)
  • Weather (enough with the rain) / LiLV Pool (blech)
  • Taxes
  • The next LiLV Meetup has been DECIDED
  • New Friends of the LiLV Podcast
  • We Select our Deer’s Name
  • Listener Audio: Congrats, Melissa’s Singing, “Man Pizza”
  • Living in Las Vegas, Acting Like a Tourist
    • A Great Show (ROAR)
    • Downtown Foodie Love
    • Pawnshop Stardom
    • Birthday Fun (Aria, Dining, Amazing Comedy)

February 24, 2010

It’s been WAY TOO LONG since we had our last official Listener Meet Up.  This travesty must be resolved!  Our first Meet Up was a thrill for us, and each subsequent gathering has been a kick as well.

So why the drought?

No (good) reason, I’m afraid.  Melissa and I are busy folks but that’s no excuse for not creating an excuse to meet up with groovy folks like yourself!

Details will follow, but I wanted to put this date out there now.  The plan is to have our Living in Las Vegas Podcast Spring Meet Up on SATURDAY, April 24th, 2010.

Time and location are to be determined.  If you have a suggestion, PLEASE let me know.

Melissa and I are looking forward to sipping a joyful beverage and hanging out with the greatest people on this earth.  In the meantime, why don’t we all hang out? (Those great people are so hard to talk to.)

LOCATION: Brio Restaurant, Town Square (South Las Vegas Blvd, by Fry’s)

February 12, 2010


Here’s a quicky video I took when Melissa and I met a few friends downtown for dinner, drinks and live comedy.  This video is from Firefly, which is located within the Plaza Hotel and Casino.  As you’ll see, they’ve got a GREAT view of Fremont Street.

For A TON of other videos, visit the new Living in Las Vegas YouTube Channel.

January 13, 2010

Today marks the FOUR-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast! In today’s special VIDEO episode, we review a few of our favorite things about being hosts of this “groovy little podcast”!

icon for podpress  #75 [25:10m]: Download

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