Thursday, December 14, 2006

Carpe Diem

Yes, my Vegas trip was quite an experience! There is no way that I will be able to fully capture this weekend for you, but I will try to provide you with a glimpse of my WPBT adventure....

Bloggers in Love

I left work shortly after 4 p.m. on friday afternoon to the John Wayne airport. Since my intended room mate cancelled on me, I decided to fly to Las Vegas instead of driving. This proved to be a very wise decision. Now I would be able to make it to the MGM in time for the cocktail hour with the bloggers. Wooo hooo!!!

As it turned out, I ran into my first two bloggers, Smokkee and LoveElf, outside of the gate for my flight. We chatted for a bit and soon were heading to the entrance to board the plane. They went ahead of me and then the attendant asked me if I was traveling with anyone. I thought that was a strange question. "No", I replied. To which she informed me, oh then you need to wait for your zone to be called. Doh! When I did get to enter, Smokkee and his girl were nice and comfortable in the first row section of 1st class. That sure looked sweet. I then found my spot in a middle seat. Soon I was sandwiched between two people and no room to move. Thank goodness this flight was just an hour!

Towards the end of the flight, I hear the annoucement. "We would like to congratulate, Smokkee and Elf (they used their real names of course) who just got engaged on our flight." I give out a little shout, which I'm sure they couldn't hear. Wow that is great! I know them.

As soon as I came off the plane, they were waiting with big smiles. I embraced the too of them in a big hug. Then I checkout the beautiful ring. It was a sweet moment to share with this cute couple.

Then I asked if it was cool to start spreading the good news. They had no objections. So the text messaging began. First to April. Then a few others. I was pretty excited to see two bloggers unite. And finally, a text message to the happy couple to offer another congrats.


Next to come....The Cocktail Hour

1 comment:

smokkee said...

we were both happy to see you at our gate. i'm glad you were there to whoop it up after the they announced the news on the plane.

next time you see us, we might be known as Mr. and Mrs. Smokke'