#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


I was minding my own business when….

…I blundered at the Thunder Down Under show.  :)

Friends Renae Kinsey and Bill Francis took me to see this wild male-stripper show at the Excalibur in Vegas.  These guys (the performers, not Bill and Renae) are kids, really, albeit very athletic and well-built ones, and since they’re Aussie’s, they have that dry and rather irreverent sense of humor.  And do they ever strip.

So, okay, I really was minding my own business, bundled in my fake fur coat with the light-up Santa Claus pin, being a sport and ever so grateful that the room was essentially dark and absolutely packed with screaming females who wanted nothing so much as to get up on stage and make a fool of themselves.  Me, I was keeping a low profile.

Well, here’s what happened next.  The MC was frolicking around in the audience, looking for victims, and I made the mistake of yawning.

Even then, I thought I was safe.  I mean, it was dark, and all the rest, and he spots little ole low-profile me?

Of course he did, because that is God’s sense of humor.  The MC pointed at me, I was bathed in light, and then he demanded good-naturedly, “Did you just yawn?!”

Gulp.

Well, yeah, but I didn’t mean anything by it.

Honest.

Long story short, the only romance writer in the audience gets hauled up on stage, and that was when the fun really started.  (For the audience.)  I was a sport and I played along, and the funny thing is, all the while this young MC was gyrating for the crowd, he was saying the most gentlemanly things to me, sotto voce.  Like, “Relax” and, as he was helping me down from the stage, at which time I was completely blinded by lights and practically deafened by the delight of the audience,  “I’ve got you, love.”

What a show.  My friends will probably never let me forget the experience.  Thank GOD no cameras were allowed! 

My take on Thunder Down Under?  It’s truly worth seeing–there’s a reason these guys have been on every big-time network TV show.  They’re gifted athletes, they’re dancers, and they’re charming Aussies.  Above all, though, they are showmen.

We took in the Titanic exhibit at the Luxor, and  that was a little more my speed.  The exhibit will be in Vegas for a while–another nine years, I think–so do see it if you get the chance.  I was near tears the whole time, looking at people’s belongings, miraculously retrieved from the site where the great ship settled–some 2.5 miles below the surface.  They had an actual iceberg in the exhibit, which was touchable, and gave one a chilling (no pun intended) idea of just how cold the North Atlantic would have been that fateful April night in 1912.  I felt sad, as I’ve mentioned already, but I wouldn’t have missed that experience for anything.

Now, for last week’s winners!  NO, I did not forget.  They are Eileen Kolick and Lynne W, and they will each receive a $50 giftcard from either Barnes and Noble or Amazon, along with a signed book by moi.  And the contest isn’t over, so be sure to comment, comment, comment!

More adventures in Vegas later.

90 comments to “I was minding my own business when….”

  1. Mary Goodman
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 4:08 pm · Link

    Wish I could have seen that .Hope you and your friends are having fun



    • VICKI WHITLOCk
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        · December 17th, 2013 at 11:04 pm · Link

      wow…sounds like a blast!!!



  2. Hillary Harshbarger
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 4:13 pm · Link

    So jealous you got to see thunder from down under!!!!



    • Renae Kinsey
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        · December 17th, 2013 at 6:06 pm · Link

      The show is good! Chippendales is classic…if you go to either one… make sure you get a table near the stage…or you won’t enjoy the show as much.



  3. marilyn hurst
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 4:17 pm · Link

    I’ve been to see the Thunder down under revue and the guys are great! It was a lot of fun!! As to the Titanic exhibit, I hope to make it to Vegas to see it next year, as you are an empath, I’m not surprised that you were saddened by the exhibit. I know that when I go I’ll have to take a few crystals with me or I’ll end up sobbing my way thru the exhibit.

    Have a good trip home and a Merry Christmas.



  4. Marianne W
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 5:57 pm · Link

    I loved hearing about your visit with the Aussies! 8-) We were at Cirque and my poor husband just knew he would end up on stage. Luckily he didn’t. I think he would have had a heart attack!



  5. Renae Kinsey
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 6:04 pm · Link

    It was CLASSIC….when asked if you were yawning you said, “No.. I was faking it”….I couldn’t be so witty.. You are the cutest person ever and we truly enjoyed ourselves!!!

    The Titanic exhibit was one unforgettable experience. Bill and I did that in Vegas and also in St. Petersburg.

    Get some rest and get all the new rocks organized! Lol!

    I had a wonderful Time at the luncheon. Looking forward to my Richard Petty driving experience.

    Love you



  6. Kathy Andrews
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 6:06 pm · Link

    What a fun story! Thank you so much for the smile. A rough day made brighter by your charm and wit. Merry Christmas to you and yours.



  7. Ruby Norwood
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 6:08 pm · Link

    I would love to see a” Thunder Down Under Show “. Sounds like you and your friends are having a wonderful time.

    Ruby



  8. Suzanne Mongan
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 6:10 pm · Link

    I’ve never been to Las Vegas, I hope I get to some day. I have seen a Titanic exhibit, a smaller one that I’m sure is in Vegas and it really made me think. I got a boarding pass with a real person’s name on it and at the end of the exhibit, I got to look up this person’s name to see if he made it off of the ship. He did. I am glad that you had a great time in Las Vegas. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



  9. Ida C
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 6:19 pm · Link

    Would love to have been there to see “your” show with “Thunder”. It would be my worst nightmare to have somethin like that happen. Glad you could ‘enjoy’ it and share the experience with us! Love your posts!! :oops:



  10. Eileen
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 6:25 pm · Link

    Thank you! :)



  11. Penny Culberson
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 6:31 pm · Link

    I saw Thunder Down Under while in Vegas. When I went they drew a seat number..well mine was drawn. I was really embarrassed at first then I was like will never see these people again go with it and have fun. We had a blast glad that we went.



  12. Betty Hamilton
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 6:32 pm · Link

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!



  13. Cecelia Kelsey
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 6:37 pm · Link

    It sounds like you are having a wonderful time in Vegas! I would love to see the Titanic exhibit (might enjoy the Thunder Down Under show too!). Have a happy and healthy holiday season!



  14. Tia
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 6:52 pm · Link

    You had me smiling through this entire post. I so hope that your adventure finds its way into a book.



  15. Sherry Wallace
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 7:09 pm · Link

    Oh how hilarious that show must have been, starting with your yawn



  16. Debra Wright
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 7:12 pm · Link

    Lol I wish i could have been there to see you with
    those strippers!



  17. Darilyn Larsen
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 7:19 pm · Link

    I loved your story about Thunder Down Under! I would love to see something like that. My friends were supposed to take me to a male strip club back almost 34 years ago for a bachelorette party but ended up giving me a surprise bridal shower instead! Talk about embarrassed when I walked in with a bag and found my mother, my future mother-in-law and both future grandmothers-in-law sitting there with my friends. Your experience could not have been more embarrassing than mine, since you were with friends! Love your books and can’t wait for the next one!



    • Gloria
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        · December 17th, 2013 at 7:35 pm · Link

      I may be dumber than dirt, and I’ve never been to a strip show, but, I have to ask…What did you have in that bag that embarrased you so becasue your mom and future in-laws were there?



      • Renae Kinsey
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          · December 17th, 2013 at 7:48 pm · Link

        Yes I’d also like to know what was in the bag??!
        You peaked my curiosity!!!



  18. Pam B
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 7:21 pm · Link

    Sounds like a blast! Great way for a bunch of girlfriends to spend time in Vegas.



    • Marlene Kubick
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        · December 18th, 2013 at 1:42 pm · Link

      Pam it sounds like as good of an excuse to go to Vegas. Plus, it’s always a good time to go the Gatlinberg, TN if you ski. The Pigeon Forge Exhit. is in the area. :-D



  19. Delorse Leeper
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 7:21 pm · Link

    Man some prople have All the luck. lol



  20. Delorse Leeper
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 7:23 pm · Link

    man some people have All the luck.roflmao.



  21. Gloria
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 7:38 pm · Link

    Linda, all I can say is…Better you than me. I would have been mortified to be chosen, and even more mortified trying to keep from being dragged to the stage and…they would have had to drag me. :lol:



    • Lea Williams
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        · December 17th, 2013 at 10:34 pm · Link

      I am would have to been drug kicking and crying. Loved your story though Linda as long as it wasn’t me.



  22. Connie Collins
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 7:43 pm · Link

    It seems I am pretty unsuccessful about sending comments. Every time I attempt to send one I get a message saying that I said that before. I know I am redundant, but always try to be creative so I can draw attention to my comments, hoping to catch your eye as you say you read them.
    I do not understand how your contests work. Can that be explained to me?
    Once again I love your books, especially the ones named for the old western 1880’s characters.



    • linda
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        · December 18th, 2013 at 7:40 pm · Link

      Well, this one got posted. :) I choose the winners at random., kind of a name-out-of-a-hat type thing.



  23. Betsy Nulton
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 7:48 pm · Link

    OMG my face would have been beet red but I’m sure the sexy accent would have helped me cope!!

    Merry Christmas!



  24. Sue McCormick
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 8:29 pm · Link

    What a wonderful story! I shared it with my husband (he accidentally introduced me to your books, so he knows your name very well). We both had a much needed laugh. Thank you again for sharing the fun!



  25. Lois Rotella
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 8:31 pm · Link

    That is some story. I am sure you had fun lol. I am looking forward to your book coming out at the end of the month.



  26. Pat
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 8:45 pm · Link

    Reminds me of years ago when 4 friends and I went to Dallas for a getaway weekend. WE WERE GOING TO THE COWBOY CLUB. ( MALE STRIP CLUB ) We got all the way to the door and chickened out. :oops: It was still fun! Bet it was for you too!



  27. Terri Shortell
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 8:50 pm · Link

    I have also been to a male strip show. My friends took me for my bacheloret party many years back. It was great fun. I mainly loved watching my friends make total fools of themselves. :lol: We almost got kicked out because one got a little (lot) carried away. I would love to see the Titanic exhibit. We have one in Branson, MO but haven’t made it yet. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Be good and avoid those naughty strippers. :roll:



  28. Sharon Jesse
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 9:03 pm · Link

    Sounds like you had a blast but let me ask you this. Just how many shades of red did your face turn? :lol: If it had been me I would have died right there on the spot. So glad you had fun.
    Merry Chrostmas and a very Happy New Year. :wink:



    • linda
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        · December 18th, 2013 at 7:41 pm · Link

      At least thirteen shades. :)



  29. Emily
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 9:05 pm · Link

    I laughed and laughed about your trip to see the “Thunder from Down Under”! What a “hoot”. Would loved to have seen that! :lol:

    We were to go to NFR this year, but sickness stopped that. Maybe next year. Now we have a sick relative, that is not expected to make it. God has a plan.

    Stay well and as always, enjoy your blog!………………….



  30. Jeannette Garand
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 9:15 pm · Link

    Hello Linda: It’s great thet you are having fun.



  31. Jeannette Garand
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 9:21 pm · Link

    Hello Linda: It’s great that you are having fun. :-P My daughter got caught like you. Only she scratched her nose. She was so embarassed but the guy was really kind. :) These are professional men, so they know how to relax a nervous person. Hope the rest of the trip goes well.
    Jeannette



  32. Terrie Fulk
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 9:23 pm · Link

    Sounds as if fun was had by all. I went to see the Men Of Las Vegas a few years ago. They were awesome. To bad cameras weren’t allowed. Would have loved to have seen the fun.



  33. Maryjane Hoffman
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 9:27 pm · Link

    How awesome to be a part of The Thunder Down Under show!! Who would think a yawn would be the surprise factor! Nice too, to know they are a great group of gentlemen especially in that line of work. So glad you are enjoying Vegas too!



  34. judy
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 9:37 pm · Link

    So glad you are enjoying Vegas. I have not been there in about 20 years. I know it has changed and there is alot more there.
    Take care going home. Merry Christmas.



  35. Kathy
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 9:42 pm · Link

    That’s hilarious! I think that’s the beginning of a romance novel! I think I would have died right on the spot! : )



  36. Diane Sallans
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 9:59 pm · Link

    I’ll be watching for a mention of a male stripper show in one of your books! :oops: :wink:



  37. Marlene Kubick
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 10:09 pm · Link

    We seem to have some of the same experiences. I, too had an experience at a stripper show. Several years ago I met this guy when we were out one night. I gave him my phone number but didn’t hear from him that week. The next weekend I went to a Male Strip show for a bachlorette party. I’m sitting there right in the front row and here he came, down the runway. He came over to talk to me afterward and asked me out. I just couldn’t see going out with him.
    I went to the Titanic exhibit in Pigeon Forge, TN. I agree that it is a MUST SEE. We were fortunate to see the violin and satchel that the Band leader had with him when they found him. It was only on exhibit for a short time and has since been auctioned off. I would like to see it stay with the exhibit. Did you get a boarding pass as you entered? It really got you involved. We felt like we were actually those people for awhile. I went into the children’s room and was looking at the photos and I was so excited when I found their photos I said “look here are my children”. Everyone seemed to be the same way. And the cool bridge of the ship with the iceberg! I’m glad you had the chance to experience that. :)



    • linda
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        · December 18th, 2013 at 7:43 pm · Link

      We did get boarding passes. My passenger survived, but she sure had an unhappy life afterward. Plus, she lost her little dog when the ship sank. That would KILL me.



  38. Glenda M
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 10:10 pm · Link

    Loved the Thunder Down Under story! Ha! Been to Vegas many times but haven’t seen this show. I have seen the Titanic exhibit. It is very moving.



  39. Margaret
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 10:26 pm · Link

    Remember–what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas–except for whatever you tell us!! Glad you had a good time, I love Vegas for a quick getaway.



  40. Jennifer Damone
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 10:45 pm · Link

    I couldn’t help but laugh at you being pulled on stage. Sounds like it was fun though! What an exciting time!

    I have always been interested in the Titanic. Such a terrible tragedy. I would love to see an exhibit like that. Hope you have a wonderful week! :-D



  41. Kathy Bubb
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 10:46 pm · Link

    Wish I could’ve worked that show into our Vegas trip. Missed out on the Titantic, too. But did see LeReve and absolutely loved it.



  42. Sara
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 10:47 pm · Link

    I live in Vegas and would love to meet you! I’m a special education teacher and almost on break, maybe I will see you this weekend.
    Enjoy and have a fabulous time.



  43. Roberta Giordano
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 10:55 pm · Link

    Seems like you had a good time ! Never be low profile when you don’t want attention ! Lol



  44. Diana E
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 10:56 pm · Link

    Sounds like your having fun! Good for you.
    Blessings.



  45. Leisa Sellers
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 10:59 pm · Link

    Oh My Goodness! I would have died right then and there!!! But of course someone would have to get me in the door in the first place!!!!!!!! Have never been to a show like that! Have been to Vegas years ago and imagined it has changed tremendously!! Thanks so being so forthright and sharing even the embarrassing stuff!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas to everyone!!! :-P



  46. Jane Hall
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 11:00 pm · Link

    Well those who try to hide in the dark always come alive when the light shines upon them. The following rule might apply. My girlfriend and I are not allowed to oogle men younger than our sons. (I suppose it is a tough rule to follow if you do not have children…..:-)



  47. Nikki Ward
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 11:11 pm · Link

    Glad you had a good time. Everyone should experience Vegas at least once, it’s not only gambling! Merry Christmas! :-P



  48. harriet vick
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 11:38 pm · Link

    Oh my goodness! You are so lucky! I’ve always wanted to go to Thunder Down Under but I’m I would be mortified if I ever got called up on stage! Well done, my dear, well done!



  49. rosemary
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 11:45 pm · Link

    Some girls have all the luck! Thanks for sharing.



  50. Donna D
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      · December 17th, 2013 at 11:47 pm · Link

    I’ve always wanted to go to a male strip show — wanted to see the movie Magic Mike, too, but haven’t gotten to do either. Think I’d want to be in the shadows tho, as I’d probably be a bit embarrassed.
    Several, like a lot, years ago, there was a Titanic display in OKC and we went to see it. I remember I was amazed at what had been recovered.



    • Renae Kinsey
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        · December 18th, 2013 at 7:20 am · Link

      You had me at Magic Mike!!! Haha
      It’s a “cute” movie filmed in my home town area.
      If you want to see great dance
      Moves you must see this guy Tatum.
      Better moves than the Thunder from Down Under!
      Only not enough dancing in the movie!!
      Thunder from down Under is a Las Vegas show production not a strip joint. Strip joints (yucky) haha. Okay so now go rent Majic Mike and report back to us!!’ Xox



  51. Sherry Marks
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 12:32 am · Link

    Sounds like your having a great time in Vegas! Safe travels home and Merry Christmas blessings to you and your family.



  52. Jan Buckles
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 12:40 am · Link

    I think I would have died of embarrassment to be hauled up on stage at that show! Sitting and quietly watching is one thing, but to be up front? I don’t think so! :) However, it sounds like you had a blast, good for you!



  53. MsJoyce
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 12:59 am · Link

    :-P :-P I bet you got some material for a good book. I have never seen a strip show before and at my age I probably won’t but enjoyed reading about yours. Wishing you and all your readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



  54. Gail D
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 1:10 am · Link

    Thanks for the smile…that would probably have been me yawning!!! I’m glad you’re having a good time.



  55. Sandra Wheeler
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 1:43 am · Link

    I just don’t think I could sit quietly in the audience of a show of male strippers. First off I would be glowing at 20 million watts, from embarrassment, my eyes would be so wide open I would look like a very large raccoon, and my mouth would be on my knees, from the shock of it all. But then again I might be just drooling out the side of my mouth. I am old but not quite dead yet. I would really like to see the Titanic exhibit, my Mom was ten years old and remembered all the news about it. So glad you had a great time and so enjoyed you post, thanks for the laughs.



  56. Janet Clark
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 2:02 am · Link

    Wow…sounds like you had a once in a lifetime experience, Linda!
    I have never been to a strip joint…maybe I am missing something?



    • Renae Kinsey
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        · December 18th, 2013 at 7:14 am · Link

      It’s not a strip joint it’s a Las Vegas show production!! lol!



      • linda
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        True! I didn’t mean to give the impression it was a strip joint–these performers are professional to the max!



  57. KateS
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 6:07 am · Link

    A family in my home town had a connection to the Titanic. Their grandmother was a survivor! Thanks for the years of great writing that I’ve enjoyed!



  58. Becky Carter
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 6:59 am · Link

    Glad that you had a great trip. I look forward to reading your blogs everyday. They are always so funny and interesting. I have never been to Vegas but it is on my “bucket list”.



  59. Cathy Ingles
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 7:04 am · Link

    I have seen Thunder from down under and they are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad you were able to fully enjoy their attributes and fun. :)



  60. Tonja Jasinski
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 8:12 am · Link

    Wish J could of been there to see you on stage, sounds like a good time! Hope you have a very MerryvChristmas!



  61. Andrea Lammly
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 8:34 am · Link

    LOL! Funny story; my eyes were watering from laughing! Can’t wait to hear more of your Vegas adventures. And I for one would love to see your “Little Joe” portrait. Hoss and Little Joe were my favorites. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.



  62. Tinna
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 8:44 am · Link

    Sounds like a first hand book experience to me. Glad your having a good time! As always thanks for sharing!



  63. Teresa Fordice
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 8:47 am · Link

    sorry but had to LOL at the thought of you being on stage – would have been “just my luck” as well – so glad that it went well and is not being publicly displayed all over the internet!!



  64. Pam Brewer
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 12:44 pm · Link

    My children went to the Titanic exhibit when it was in Cincinnati. I’m sorry I missed. Maybe it’s a reason to go to Vegas? I’m glad you had fun!



  65. Jaime Brooks
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 1:12 pm · Link

    I saw the Titanic exhibit last summer in Grand Rapids Mi, It was so somber, but very educational also.



  66. Deborah Rae Nelson
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 1:38 pm · Link

    What a good time and a great story!



  67. Patricia M Hann
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 3:22 pm · Link

    Sound like you are having a good time. I once was ask to help a magician. He put me in a box to saw me in half. Very neat. :-P and a little embarrassed. :oops:



  68. Leanna
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 3:40 pm · Link

    i love to heat about your adventures. Last year my sister offered to get me a stripper for my birthday. I declined.



    • linda
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      Smart lady. I got one for my birthday once, and it was so embarrassing. My mother and daughter were traumatized. :)



  69. Sherry Tannert
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 5:17 pm · Link

    Glad your stripper experience was less expensive than mine. Had a girls night out at a male strip show. It was great, awesome actually, but don’t remember much of it. I was drinking Tequila Sunrises and THOUGHT I only had 3, but I didn’t know the “friend” next to me was pouring her drinks in my glass and another friend bought me like two more. All told I don’t know how many drinks I had. I was SO drunk I lost my Mother’s ring that my oldest son had got me for Christmas AND had to call him to come get me! Embarrassed much! He thought the whole thing was hilarious! ME, not so much!



  70. carole
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 5:34 pm · Link

    Wish I would of seen you with the stripper, and seen your face…I was put on the spot like that at a friend’s 50th birthday party, we all went to see the Chippendale dancers and what a night that was. Congrats to the 2 winners, wish I could win so I could get a few books that I want to read. Merry Christmas and have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends!



  71. mai
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 5:40 pm · Link

    Too funny! I went to a Chippendale show while in college. Was so focused on watching the audience going crazy and laughing at a particularly enthusiastic woman that one of the dancers came over and yelled at me.



  72. Norma Stanforth
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 8:21 pm · Link

    Linda, sounds like you are having a blast. I hope the rest of your time in Lost Wages is great.
    Congratulates to Spleen K. and Lynne W.
    Blessings to everyone.
    As always your friend,
    Norma



  73. sandy haber
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 8:50 pm · Link

    Have been to Vegas several times but haven’t seen this show yet — hubby won’t sit through it (now if it were females…). Many good shows there. Have heard the the pirates will be leaving Treasure Island tho, that’s such a fun show and it’s free. Oh well, there’s always the Bellagio fountains!



  74. shelley ray
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      · December 18th, 2013 at 11:57 pm · Link

    Loved thunder from down under.My daughter worked in Las Vegas. Her sister an my self went to a visit the lovely man stood on the table right in front of me pouted eater on himself shook it on me then jumped down and hugged and kissed me, my daughters thought it was great. So glad my one daughter is now home and works in cage at our own Northern Quest Casino with her dad who also works there. Thanks for the memories.



  75. Kimberly Dawn
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      · December 19th, 2013 at 2:43 am · Link

    I would love to see the Titanic exhibit! I can only imagine the feeling that comes over you as you view the exhibit and imagine what they went through.



  76. Tammy R. Dodson
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      · December 19th, 2013 at 1:07 pm · Link

    I love that you were the one picked to get up on stage with the Aussies! Something tells me this may end up in someone’s romance novels down the road …. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. :lol:



  77. Debbie
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      · December 19th, 2013 at 10:47 pm · Link

    Enjoy your stories, the ones you live and the ones from your imagination.



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