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Back From Vegas! - Jessie T. Wolf
April 29th, 2006
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Back From Vegas!
So, I are back from Las Vegas. Tim had to do an animation training seminar there, and so I tagged along for fun and support. I will say that Las Vegas is just how they show it in the movies. Yup. Lots of noise, lots of lights, lots of cigarette smoke, and about a million and a half casinos. And no, I didn’t do any gambling. :-P

It was an interesting trip, to say the least. I liked the different hotels that were amazingly decorated. Loved all of the different themes, like New York New York, and Paris Paris, and the Belagio. The Belagio was very pretty. ^^ And the MGM Grand hotel is friggin’ HUGE!! O.x Very pretty big gold lion at the front of the building, too. :)

Aside from the sight seeing, there actually wasn’t a whole lot to do… unless you like casinos, which I don’t really. Tim and I spent the first day lounging around outside by the pool, which was very nice. And the roller coaster at NY, NY was very cool. I wanted to do the Star Trek Experience, but we had to leave early that night because one of the people in our group got sick (which was kind of blah, since I had gotten food poisoning the previous night while we were out as well, and had to call it an early night). But we got to eat in a restaurant that looked like the inside of the ship, and they had people walking around as various Star Trek characters, and entertaining the diners.

We also spent quite a few hours in the Hard Rock Café. I do like that place’s atmosphere, and music videos kept me entertained while everyone else talked about 3D stuff which I have only a very little bit of knowledge of. :-P I really also liked the buffet at the hotel we were staying at! I wish I could eat that much all the time. ^__^

The animation training classes lasted two days, and were about eight hours each day, with Tim and Larry Shultz both teaching at two-hour intervals. I tried hard to pay attention, but found myself falling asleep every now and then because I’m not used to sitting still and staring at a screen for four hours at a time. O.x But the training went extremely well, and we got to meet a lot of really nice people who are into the animation and special visual FX business. It was a good experience. :)

Tim also made the trip on the plane a bit less scary for me by bringing along his PDA full of movies. :} *hates flying in planes… ish scary*

When we got back to Toronto, I had to go to a photo-shoot the following morning. The hair salon next to my clinic was looking for volunteers to get their hair done for free and participate in a photo-shoot, to help with advertising their salon. The lady I knew from the shop had to close it down for a few months because of legal issues she was having with her last business partner, and so now that she is back up and running, she wanted to create her own, original advertising through posters, pamphlets, flyers, and website design. She flagged me down one afternoon while I was on my way to work asking if she could do my hair, and I said sure. Thought it might be fun to get all dolled up for a day, especially after the Vegas trip. :)

When Tim and I got there at 9 am, they immediately started on my hair. I find it odd that people gush about how amazingly curly my hair is, yet guess what they decided to do with it? Straighten it!! They were following some Tyra Banks hairstyle that they clipped out of a magazine. Half an hour later there were about eight other girls, and student makeup artists all squeezing their way into the salon. Each girl had a specific hairstyle picked out for her, and a lot of them came out extremely beautiful!

After my hair was mostly done, I had my makeup done, complete with fake eyelashes, (I remember when we had to do volunteer makeup gigs in my Special FX Makeup class as stuff to add to our portfolio, and this was the case with these three students, who were all very nice) and then I had to slip into a couple of different dresses. After they did finishing touches with my hair, it was off to get my photos taken.

The photographer was this 60-year-old Queen, extremely dramatic, and sometimes a bit intimidating. He did his best to try and make you feel comfortable at the beginning of the shoot, but would quickly get frustrated when the girls weren’t posing the way he wanted them to. I guess he forgot that we were just volunteers from the neighborhood, not professional fashion models! O.o But the photo session went by quickly enough, and when the hair-stylists were finished with the girls, they had a little bit of time left over to play with Tim’s hair too! :-P His is just as curly as mine is, and he was curious as to how his would look straightened as well. I think he pulls off straight hair pretty well! :) Though he reminds me a lot of Ozzy Osbourne in the pics we got taken together. ;)

I SO do not look like myself. It was a fun experience, but I don’t think I’d ever do this on a regular basis. I usually hate getting all fashioned up like this. So for your viewing pleasure, here are a few pics from the photo shoot. Please be nice and don’t tease!! :-P

Me and Tim all dolled up.

And I found a cool pic of Ozzy and Kirmit. :)

Ozzy and Kirmit.

In other news, I have developed a cold of some sort and have been trying to get over it as best as I can. Not the usual stuffy nose, but more of just a really sore throat that makes swallowing anything extremely painful, and I feel like someone jammed a tennis ball down my throat. O.x That combined with headaches, and well… just aches in general all over, chills, and the inability to talk much, I just spent most of today sleeping. Hopefully this thing goes away soon. I no likey being sick! *sad, gets some chicken noodle soup*

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From:catwoman69y2k
Date:April 30th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)

Awesome!

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Hawt!
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From:wlfdog
Date:April 30th, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)

Re: Awesome!

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*blush!* ^__^
From:delphi_of_clf
Date:April 30th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
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*laughs and smiles* Sorry ya got ill after coming back from Vegas. And I hope the food poisoning didn't come from one of those huge buffets. That wouldn't settle very well if it happened a lot over there, I'm sure.

The pics really don't look like the you I remember, but then sometimes just having your hair worked on can do that to some people. I'm sure I would look different if I HAD hair again :P. *laughs and smirks*

That pic of OZZY and Kermit is just cute :p.

But yes, get well soon and I hope the trip was educational as much as entertaining.
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From:wlfdog
Date:April 30th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
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Thank you!!

And also, your commission is almost done. Just need to shade your character, and work on the blades of grass, and it shall be done. :) Did you want me to mail it to you, or will you be going to AC this year so I can give it to you in person?
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From:ebonytigress
Date:April 30th, 2006 03:56 am (UTC)
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Woman, you are so incredibly gorgeous :)
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From:wlfdog
Date:May 1st, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
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*eeeeee* Thank you! I'm so not used to this kind of fashion stuff. Blah. I just like being the little boring normal me. ;)
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From:wlfdog
Date:May 1st, 2006 03:50 pm (UTC)
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*snugs!*
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From:acrothdragon
Date:April 30th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
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Vegas can be and interesting place, I much don't care for the casinos say for playing on a nickle or dime slot machine, and learning how to play the various card games at those casino game tortoals. I did enjoy the New york New York Casino as well as the Belagio lovely glass lobby and the dancing fountian was always a treat. You look very beautiful Miss Jessie ^^ and I can't believe it Tim does look like a younger version of Ozzy he needs to buy the purple sunglasses hehee.
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From:wlfdog
Date:May 1st, 2006 03:51 pm (UTC)
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I really like his hair straight! Too bad it only lasted us about two days. :-P And by the way, thank you very much for the greeting card! ^^ *hugs*
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From:_patches
Date:April 30th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
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It took me a few minutes, but some of those remind me of Sarah Jessica Parker. Well, minus the dark hair and all. :D Hawt! :D

Hope you feel better though.
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From:wlfdog
Date:May 1st, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
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Thanks hon! I want to be all not-sick for AC! ;) *hugs*
From:whitehorse79
Date:April 30th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
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You're a very attractive young lady, Wolfbutt. I give your photoshoot a three-flehmen salute!

*flehmens* :3
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From:wlfdog
Date:May 1st, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
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*wrooos* ^^
From:kutztowndragon
Date:April 30th, 2006 05:37 am (UTC)
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What type of Jessie art does $3.50 at AC buy? I have seven of your quarters and that $2 coin. Will it buy a 30-second doodle on the side of my video camera?
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From:wlfdog
Date:May 1st, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
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Sure sure, why not? ^^ Looking forward to seeing you at AC! :) *huggles*
From:kutztowndragon
Date:April 30th, 2006 05:44 am (UTC)
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The straight hair gives you a resemblence to Pam Grier in Jackie Brown; a very hip thing.
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From:frocta
Date:April 30th, 2006 05:47 am (UTC)
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You're so sexy in those photos.

On a side note, I wish I could go to AC, but I won't have the funds for that. I also wish I had the funds to comission you again.

Anyhow, hope you get to feeling better.

Till next time,
Frocta
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From:wlfdog
Date:May 1st, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
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Thanks hon! Maybe next year? :)
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From:bloodhoundomega
Date:April 30th, 2006 08:25 am (UTC)
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O.O *blinks* Is it teasing if I say... man... you're pretty! I love the top most right one, where one can see your eyelashes so well. :D

But... ahm... Timothy with ironed hair reminds me of Byron from Babylon 5. XD That's just... nooooo! *snickers* No Byron. Argh! *rolls around*

*calms down* I am glad your trip to the city of CSI seems to have been a success. I was about to ask Tim about it, but now I know I know. ^^

Oh and... I so hear you about being afraid of flying. >_>'''' <-- *was crying for an entire hour out of fear in the plane, when she left a friend in Quebec lst summer*
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From:bloodhoundomega
Date:April 30th, 2006 09:03 am (UTC)
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P.S. Inhaling the steam of salt water around five times a day over a certain amount of time might help diminishing the pain in your throat.

Take a large bowl, put two large spoons of salt in it and fill the bowl up half with steaming hot water, then bow your head over the bowl with a towel covering both (heand and bowl).

When you feel it's getting too hot or if you start feeling dizzy make a little break. 10 minutes of inhaling per "session" should be enough.

That's really simple and easy to do and it helps. :)
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From:nemfx
Date:April 30th, 2006 10:55 am (UTC)
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Very sexy :3


.. Your necklace is on backwards though ^^;
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From:wlfdog
Date:May 1st, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)
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I didn't put the necklace on... the hair stylist did. ;-P
From:reizar
Date:April 30th, 2006 11:14 am (UTC)
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Whoa.....VERY beautiful. ^_^
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From:darklilith69
Date:April 30th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
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Tease you? Hardly. You are georgeous! Even in those photos I can see the "other" side in you. Very nice. :)

One of my sweets SO wanted to take thoses seminars but we just couldn't swing it this time around. Maybe next time.

I'm sorry you're not feeling well. I know that kind of sore throat. Though it's only temporary, I've discovered that deep gargling with hot salty water actually eases the pain of that kind of sore throat for a few minutes if you want to try it. I hope you feel better soon.
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From:wlfdog
Date:May 1st, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for the compliment! And sorry your mate couldn't make the seminar. It would be nice to meet all of you. :) But yar, maybe next year, though I think that they're planning on changing the locations each year, so it might not be in Vegas next year.

I hope my throat is feeling better soon, too. I've tried the gargling thing. The Dr. told me today that there are no physical signs of redness or swelling, and thinks it could all just be stress-related. O.x

And just as a side note, I did read that story you sent me. Very well written, very beautiful! Thank you very much for sharing it with me. It hits rather deeply. I really appreciate it! *howls softly*
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From:iguanaartgirl
Date:April 30th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
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omg Jessie u look hot!!1 can u b my lesbian luver?!? lolz :D~ <--drool
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From:wlfdog
Date:May 1st, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC)
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*LOL* Blah, I think I like the natural boring me better. ;) Will you be at AC this year?? :) *wags an' huggles*
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