Open Mic – Las Vegas Week

BP Vegas logo3This Open Mic post will be here until we return from or B&P Goes To Las Vegas trip on Tuesday evening.

There will be a few posts each day and I’ll try to post from Las Vegas a little, but don’t be expecting too much.  I’ll probably be adding comments here more than posting.

You can talk about anything you want here.  It’s your forum.  You’re in charge until I get back. 

Have a great week!


Are You Going To Las Vegas?

BP Vegas logo3It’s time to get serious about creating our list of attendees.  If you plan to go please leave a comment here with the number of people attending in your party.  Also if you don’t mind, let us know where you’re staying and how long you’ll be there.

I’ll be sending out an email in a few days to those who commit to going and we can do some serious planning.  P{lease make sure the email address you put on the comment window is accurate.

We’ve  added a countdown timer in the left sidebar.


8,000 calorie burger in Las Vegas

Heart attack grill

Who’s brave enough to try this?

You can’t say you haven’t been warned if you order up a gut busting 8,000-calorie burger meal at the Heart Attack Grill.

If the name of the restaurant isn’t enough to make your arteries quiver, the Quadruple Bypass Burger should be all the clues you’ll need.

It contains four half-pound beef patties, cheese and bacon and comes with a milkshake containing the world’s ‘highest butterfat content’ (with an extra pat of butter) and ‘Flatliner Fries’ that are deep-fried in pure lard.

The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas is the third restaurant in the chain with the slogan – ‘A Taste Worth Dying For’.

The rest of the story

We’ll have to go there, at least for a picture anyway.

Thanks Janet

B&P goes to Las Vegas

We’ve firmed up the dates for the Bits & Pieces Las Vegas gathering next year. 

BP Vegas logo3The official dates are June 1st – 3rd, 2012
Some may go a couple days early or stay a couple days afterwards, but lets set that weekend as our official gathering.

We need to know approximately how many people might be attending.  This will determine if we’ll try to get a group deal or just let people book wherever they want to stay and just meet up once or twice while there.  It might be hard to try to plan shows and outings for everyone because of the different tastes in people. But first, let’s try to find out about how many might be able to go.

So, we’re wanting to know if you might be coming, and how many in your party and any ideas as far as what you want to do while there.

Looking forward to meeting you at B&P in Las Vegas 2012.

Open Mic Saturday


Las Vegas 2012:  We’re still working on plans for a B&P gathering in Las Vegas next June.   We’re tentatively planning on the weekend of June 8–10, but that could be changed.  A music festival / carnival called The Electric Daisy Carnival haven’t announced their dates yet and they draw upwards of 80,000 people which would make hotel rates skyrocket.  We’ll probably adjust our date accordingly as soon as we know the EDC date. Here’s a trailer for last year’s Electric Daisy Carnival.   Looks like quite an event.
Barb is gathering information about side trips also which we’ll pass along when we get a little closer.

Contest prizes:  I’ll be getting some T-shirts in the next couple of weeks that we can use as prizes for contests.  We can always use them as prizes for caption contests but it would be nice to come up with a different type of contest.  Anyone have any ideas?

Website ideas:  I have a few things on my list to look into as far as B&P is concerned.  Things like making B&P more accessible  on mobile devices, some slight formatting changes, a Facebook page etc.  I had a request to have links open in another tab.  If you have any suggestions I’d like to hear them.

Gus & Trixie update:  Gus has been coming in the door much better recently.  There seems to be a lot of activity (construction) on our street lately so that may have something to do with it.  He’s still reluctant to go outside easily.  I usually have to get Trixie all the way to the street before Gus will come out.  Then I have to walk back to the house and close the door.  Trixie is about the same.  She loves to play with her toys.

This weekend I’ll be working on a trivia night that’s coming up in 2 weeks.  I’ll also be keeping an eye on the news with Hurricane Irene battering the east coast.

That’s what’s going on in my world.  What’s going on in yours?


B&P goes to Las Vegas

Las Vegas signI think we’ve come up with a date for a gathering in Las Vegas next year.  It seems like the weekend of June 8–10, 2012 is the time. 

What we need to figure out now is about how many people might be able to join us.  So, let us know what the likelihood that you might come might be.  We’d also like to know how many would likely be in your party.

So if you could leave a comment here with one of the following answers it would be helpful.  We’re not asking for a commitment at this time just trying to get an idea of about how many might be there.

Definitely              Probably               Possibly               Doubtful                Can’t Make it

Number of Attendees   _________