Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Best Little Whorehouse NOT in Texas......

Yesterday, I drove to Pahrump to visit with my good friend Gail.
We were both in need of an adventure so we decided to have lunch at one of the brothels in town.
The sign above claims to be the best little whorehouse in the west.

We didn't follow the signs to the Chicken Ranch even though they claim to be the best in the west.

Ha Ha!


We went right next door to Sheri's Ranch Brothel.

Ladies are always welcomed.

We ate lunch inside the sports bar and I had a french dip sandwich and Gail had a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup.  The food wasn't bad at all and the prices were decent.
The decor was like any other sports bar; sports memorabilia hanging on the walls,
TV suspended for your viewing pleasure, and pool table in the back of the room.
The only noticable difference was a curtain behind the pool table separating the bar from the parlor.

Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to take pictures inside, however, we were allowed to take a tour of the brothel.
We were guided by one of the working girls, Althena, who was clad in five inch heels, lingerie, and a sheer nylon robe for some coverage. 
She had dark hair, dark eyes and olive skin and she spoke with an accent.
She told us she was half greek and half dutch but she was from Los Angeles.

The first room she showed us was very small and the only thing in the room was a round table covered in white cloth, two chairs, place settings. It was like a fancy restaurant with fine dining for two.
Since the girls aren't allowed to leave the premises, this is where the customer would take her out to dinner on a date where they can order any kind of food and drinks.
Also, any kind of sexual act can happen here as well.
She was specific but since this is a clean blog I will let you all just imagine.

The next two rooms she showed us were jacuzzi rooms with a private bathroom.
One of those rooms was a budweiser sponsored room so everything in there was budweiser.
It was kind of cool actually.
The customer can relax in the jacuzzi with the working girl, have a glass of wine or beer and get comfortable.
Sex isn't allowed in the jacuzzi for sanitary reasons (even though they are required to wear profilactics)
But again, anything can happen.

Next, we were shown the bubble bath room which is kind of like the jacuzzi room except that instead of an actual jacuzzi there is a whilpool bath tub.  Attached to the ceiling is a machine that makes bubbles that float all around the room.
Sex is allowed in this bathtub because it is sanitized and cleaned after each use.

During our tour, we asked Althena all kinds of questions.  
  She was very forthcoming with her answers.  Can you believe she used to be a flight attendant?
We wanted to know the strangest request she's ever received, how many customers she's serviced in one day, how long has she been a working girl, what kind of things will she refuse to do, etc.
It was quite interesting.

We got to see the bondage room which was equipped with all kinds of contraptions for whipping and handcuffing, caging, etc.  It was all very intriguing and dark.  They even had a stripper's pole in this room.

We weren't allowed to see the bedrooms but we were allowed to see the grounds which had a large swimming pool.  Also out back were private cottages that cost $4,000.00 per night for clients who want the girlfriend experience.  The parlor lobby had dark colored harwood floors, very nice furniture and everything was so clearn and pretty.  It was kind of surprising, really.
This is also where the main menu for services is posted.
It's a poster size laminated menu sitting on a large easel.

I didn't notice any prices but I did notice the first thing listed was:
Straight Lay.

I really wish I could have taken pictures of it.

It sure makes you think though.
You might want to try new things with your husband or boyfriend, otherwise, they might just take a drive to a brothel and get everything they need there.
You'd never know it.

After we left the brothel, I spotted this tractor and thought it was the perfect photo op.
Here's Gail, the 70 something hot mama and very good friend.
She's fun and wild and I love her to death.

Here I am striking my best pose.

Gail wanted to make one more stop before returning to her house.
She directed me to the beautiful golf course where we took some more photos.

Oh, did I forget to mention that Gail told Althena that I was a photographer and that I may get a gig out at the brothel photographing the girls for their internet ads?

How cool would that be?

I've already created a business name and I've been working on a logo for awhile now.
I created one that I liked a couple of week's ago and then I didn't like it anymore so I went back to the drawing board.  But I promise I will let you all know when I have finished creating it. 
I want it to be just right.
I will also get my fictitious business name and a business license before letting the world know my DBA (doing business as) name.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

FMTSO: Black and White

Red Rock Canyon the day it snowed January 3, 2011

Spring Mountain January 3, 2011

Spring Mountain January 3, 2011

Okay I'm sure there will be lots of snow pictures posted for this theme so I'm gonna switch things up.

Town Square Shopping Center in Las Vegas

Waiter at Town Square. 

Bar Louie at Town Square

Outdoor restaurant at Town Square

Window display at Town Square


Well everybody,  thank you for stopping by to check out my black and white photos.

Don't just stop here though.  You'll find more brilliant photos by clicking here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Alone but not lonely

I'm posting this picture of my favorite city, Nashville because it is representative of country music.
Today, I went to the movies and saw Country Strong.
The movie was really good and I thoroughly enjoyed getting out of the house.
I went to the show alone because well let's face it, I don't have anyone to hang out with during the day.
But I'm not complaining. 
I'm kind of a loner anyway.
I do like social settings and being around people but I don't get bored too easily.
I rather enjoy my own company and lots of things hold my interest.
I've only been to the movies alone one other time in my life and I didn't plan it that way but I got stood up.
Man, was I disappointed.
I really liked this guy and I was expecting him to meet me at the movies but I guess he didn't like me as much as I liked him.
I didn't want to go inside by myself that day but I really didn't have anything else to do so I forced myself to go in and see the movie anyway.
I made it trhough but I was very uncomfortable and disappointed and a little embarrassed.
Today though, was completely different from all those years ago.
Today I was a woman who didn't need a partner to sit with inside a movie theatre.
No, I've matured since then and now I am empowered by my own independence and it feels great.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Beautiful, Wild and Free

Today couldn't have been a more perfect day.
The weather gifted us with temperatures in the 70's, beckoning us to come out and play.
Justin, Sasha and I were happy to take a drive and bask in the change of scenery that lay ahead.
We decided to take a drive up to Indian Springs where we knew the wild horses roamed.
We've been to this area many times before but we have never been lucky enough to glimpse the beauty of the wild horses until today.
Yes, today was our lucky day.

It was an amazing sight to see and I was in awe.
Of course,  it wasn't anything like what you see in the movies where the wild horses are running as fast as they can, their manes flowing backward against the wind, muscles bulging powerfully as their legs carry them at full speed. 
No, it wasn't quite that dramatic but still, it was awesome.

The horses are travelling to a higher level where there's a creek.
It was fascinating to watch them because even though they weren't running,
it was amazing to see how quickly they get from one area to another.

This little baby horse was a fiesty one.  He was very curious about Sasha.
I think he mistook her for a coyote or something because at one point the baby made a movement as if he was going to stomp his feet on her.
The little white baby in the background never took his eyes off of me.

We were able to get pretty close to the horses.
Apparently, someone has been dropping hay off for them to eat and so even though they were a little sketchy around us, they still didn't run away.

I edited this photo and I really love it.
This is on higher ground where there's a creek and a spring.

Here's your sign!
Just in case you were wondering where we were today.

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful, wild and free horses that I captured for you today.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


It's been a lazy day today.

Now that it's close to dinner time, I dread the possibility of having to go to the grocery store.
 It's inevitable though because I'm just about out of everything. 
I wish I had a bread maker so I could make my own whole wheat bread with oats.
I'd drizzle it with honey and eat it while it's still warm.

Now that would be the perfect treat to round out the comfort of my day.

Friday, January 14, 2011

FMTSO: Weird Things

I'm not sure if these are inch worms or what but I discovered this while on a trip with my camera club.
The wierd thing about this is that as your're driving down the road you see all these scraggly bushes covered in these white webs, which automatically you think are spider webs, that is until you get up close and can see they are some sort of cocoon or nesting area for these worms.  There were thousands and thousands of these for miles.  I thought it was wierd because I'd never seen anything like it before.

I love old cars but I thought this bus was wierd because it looks like it has a scary face, almost like teeth growling.

One thing about Las Vegas is that it has a lot of unique places to go, one of those being the Pinball Hall of Fame.  Justin and I went on Monday so that I could take photos for this shoot.  It was my first time inside the building and I transformed into a kid again.  It was so much fun playing old school pinball and I saw a lot of unsual games from the 1950's and 60's. 

This isn't really wierd but it is probably not known in today's arcades.

More baseball games!

I think I actually played this when I was a kid.

Another game I've never seen before.

This is Peppy the Clown.

Liberace Wall

I like this wierd angle.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I've been sucked in by technology

As much as I fought it, the generation of texting is now a part of my daily communications.
In a lot of ways it's good because you can keep things short and to the point and you don't have to get stuck listening to someone who jabbers on about nothing.

I'm a slow text-er.
It's nothing like typing on a computer.
I have a phone where I can handwrite all my text messages and I really like it.
It's still not as fast as typing on a computer but it sure beats the heck out of trying to learn all the commands of the cell phone.  You have to be really careful though to form your letters perfectly so that the phone understands how to translate it.  It can be a little frustrating at times.  I wish I could just send my own handwriting through the phone to make it more personalized.

As soon as the finger lifts off the screen the letter is translated.
It was very difficult to try to demonstate and take a picture at the same time because I am not left handed.
It was easier to demonstrate with my left hand than to click the camera with my left hand.

The following are examples of the kind of text messages I send

This was a message to Gayla regarding the wedding we shot.
I was letting her know that I would come by and drop off the CD that contained the photos I took.

Most all of my neighbors are really nice except for the old lady who lives next door. She is a bitter unhappy woman and she nit-picks at everything.  She is the neighborhood spy.  Her husband and grandson are nice though.  Anyway, she saw me one day coming back from walking my dog and she asked me when my husband was going to cut down the tree in our front yard.  I told her he said he would TRIM it real soon.
She couldn't leave it at that. She got real pissy with me and we had quite a few words.  It's a long story and I won't tell you what all was said, but by the time I came into the house I was literally shaking because she enraged me so.  I rarely ever get to that point because I'm nice and polite and I don't take things personally.
But she really pushed my buttons.
So I came into the house and sent this text message to my husband giving him a heads up of what to expect when he got home.

Responding to a text my mom had sent me.
They came up to Las Vegas one weekend and before they got here they had a blow out and had to stay overnight in Barstow.  Then right when they got into vegas they had another blow out on the freeway.  Justin and I went to help them and we were all just sitting in the motorhome waiting for the  tire to get repaired which was an ordeal because of the way it happened, the tire couldn't just be changed.
Anyway, it was an all day event and we ended up going to dinner with my parents.
It was late by the time we ate and then the next day when they left they had another blow out on their way home.  They didn't get to enjoy their get away at all.

I was feeling really lonely and sad this day and I was missing all of my old friends from California.
I was restless and wanted somebody to do something with and the the two friends I have in Vegas and my husband didn't want to do anything.  This was one of those rare update status I posted on facebook via my cell phone. I was feeling sorry for myself and I just wanted to be around someone with high energy and to have fun becuase my mind wasn't in a good place.  I drove around alone crying.

A good night.  Gayla and I had VIP press passes and we got to be down in the pit photographing the game.

By now you're probably wondering why I am posting my messages. 
There is a point to all this I promise you but you'll have to wait until the end.

Following are some of the text messages sent to me:

An ongoing situation in my family but I won't air the dirty laundry.
 My sister-in-law was asking me to please pray for my brother.

From Gayla. Quick and to the point and yes, I did help out at Toys for Tots. 
It was a great experience.

In December I helped out in a friend's business while he was away on a cruise with his wife.
He was letting me know that he sent me some forms for returning criminal and civil results from the courts.

Ah, from my friend and endermologist, Shelley. 
Every Sunday I go in at 1:00 pm for my treatments except when something comes up, like on this day.

From the president of Nevada Camera Club.
He wanted to talk to me about taking the position of Public Relations, which by the way,
I accepted.  I am looking forward to a new challenge this year.

This is from my sister-in-law up in Oregon.
We were planning a Christmas Surprise for my mother-in-law and she was updating me on the status.

From one of my very best friends from high school just touching base.

The above are just quick little messages that get a point across.
It's a good thing but also it can be a bad thing.

Text messaging is a way to connect without really connecting. 
You don't really have to put a lot of effort into communicating, etc.

For me, there are times when I really want to connect with someone, to look into their eyes,
hear their tone of voice, hear the inflection of their words, see their facial expressions, watch their body language, decipher what they are really conveying.
You can't have this kind of intimacy through a cell phone or email and I'm not even sure that the younger generation knows how to really connect intimately with anyone.
Isn't that what real relationships are all about?

We live in a world where everything is so fake, including our relationships and to me that is pathetic.


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