Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Random Vegas news

Not much going on around town - the month of July is rather calm here. For some reason not many people want to visit Vegas in July. Oh well, room for us locals to roam around.

Exciting yesterday - we had some thunderstorms around town during the afternoon and into the night, more predicted for the next few days. Vegas does not get the same precipitation as I was used to back east, where the clouds move in and periodically or continuously water falls from the sky. Out here most rain comes as part of thunderstorms, fast wind, lightning off in the distance, then water falling on random places around the valley. One area might get three inches of rain in fifteen minutes while the sun is shining a mile away. The 'official' weather station for the valley is located at the airport. Yesterday it recorded 0.03 inches of rain; the first measurable precipitation in 97 days. (OK UK, feel free to send some of yours over here).

For those of you celebrity spotters, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas is giving a concert in the Pearl music venue at the Palms. Fergie is a favorite of the younger Los Angeles crowd, and expected attendees include the trouble-prone celebutante trio of Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. I don't know, just out of prison or rehab, they all are over 21 now so there may be some serious partying going on around town. Britney is also hosting the opening of the new club LAX at the Luxor next month, so they all might be back again. Don't ask me for direct reports, this old fart will be in bed asleep.

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