In the Morning//Junior Boys

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By far their best album – 2006, So This is Goodbye

Girl the night’s not over (Oh, too young)
We’re not getting older
They can chase forever
‘Cause in the morning there’s a million names to choose from
You don’t care just take one
Leave a place to rest on
Because you’re too young

There’s something about the breathy “oh, too young” and repetitive beats that makes this song soooo addictive.

Standing Next to Me//The Last Shadow Puppets

2008, The Age of the Understatement

The one you fell for makes it seem juvenile
And you’ll laugh at yourself again and again
And we’ll drink to the thought she’ll remember you maybe tomorrow
And your love is standing next to me, is standing next to me.
And your love is standing next to me, is standing next to me,
is standing next to me, is standing next to me.

Um, how the hell did I miss Miles Kane‘s solo album?? I’m just listening to it now and if you are a fan of  The Last Shadow Puppets or anything affiliated with Arctic Monkeys and Alex Turner, you will not be disappointed.

Weekend Rewind//Vegas Baby

I had a blast with the cousins. My weekend was filled with lots of entertainment, laughter, and food. We saw The Lion King one night and it was AWESOME! It did not disappoint. The production, the costume, the singing…oh my gosh soooo cooool!!!

Unfortunately visiting the Neon Museum is by appointment only. The boneyard is fenced off but we managed to snap some pics over the fence. There’s something sad about seeing these discarded old neon signs, all piled up and illuminated no longer. It gives us a glimpse of what Vegas used to be like, before obnoxious LED & LCD screens took over the strip.

There are also plenty of old signs on display in the Fremont East area.

We managed to make a quick stop at the Pawn Stars shop on our last day. It was busy inside, lots of people and the store is roped off to manage the customers. Things were totally overpriced in the shop. They even sell Pawn Stars water and beach towels, so ridiculous.

Has anyone ever been to the Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner in Yermo?? All the times I’ve driven to Vegas I have wondered about this 50’s diner. We mainly stopped here because I wanted pictures of the dinosaurs but when we stepped inside the diner we were pleasantly surprised by its charm. The food is so-so, your typical diner food. The chocolate malt was good but the best part of this diner are all the kitschy decorations inside and the little “dino park” outside.

That last picture is seriously my favorite pic from the whole trip, lofl!! So glad my cousins like to ham it up like me.

We were graced with the most gorgeous sunset on our way back home. Desert skies are really beautiful. What a nice way to end the trip.

Viva Las Vegas//Elvis Presley

Man, August was a hectic month for me and looks like my crazy work schedule is going to spill into September as well. It’s nuts but really good for me. I’m taking a little well deserved getaway to the city of sin this weekend (don’t know about relaxing though…) Vegas isn’t really my scene but this trip with the cousins should be really fun!!

This seems appropriate for our “oldie but goodie” post:

1964, Viva Las Vegas

Bright light city gonna set my soul
Gonna set my soul on fire
Got a whole lot of money that’s ready to burn,
So get those stakes up higher
There’s a thousand pretty women waiting out there
And they’re all livin’ devil may care
And Im just the devil with love to spare
Viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas

Hahaha, I want to dance like Elvis…have a grrreat weekend everyone!!