Archive for May, 2009

  • Obama-Reid Coliseum a night of joyous celebration
    Last night the Coliseum at Caesar’s Palace was filled with supporters of Sen. Harry Reid, but it was President Barack Obama that elicited the sheer joy and exuberance that electrified the air.  Broad smiles and glowing faces, strangers interacting like old friends, the mood was one of both relief and gratitude.  So many in that vast audience had worked...
    by at May 27th, 2009 at 12:05 pm
  • California Court upholds same sex marriage ban
    Back in the Midwest on that great expanse of prairie, we used to dream of California as a beacon of light and progress and everything that we considered forward thinking in American society.  We used to believe that as goes California, will the rest follow in time. I never thought I would see the day when Iowa was more socially advanced than the Golden State. The...
    by at May 26th, 2009 at 11:05 am
  • CineVegas 11, Las Vegas Film Festival, Jun 10-15
    I’m not going to go into a lot of detail here about the 11th CineVegas Film Festival that runs June 10-15 at the Brenden Theatres at the Palms Casino. They have a dynamic website that will give you all the information about tickets, showings and star-studded events. (see link below) When I am asked, which is often, about some of the greatest experiences I’ve...
    by at May 26th, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • Market Tea Room for delectable lunch or High Tea
    Tea Rooms have sprung up across the country and seem to be holding their own in the recession.  They play to the ladies who enjoy civilized touches like tablecloths, cozy ambience, cups of freshly brewed tea and, of course, irresistible desserts. The Market Tea Room at Antiques at the Market, with its High Tea of fresh scones, devonshire cream and assorted finger sandwiches...
    by at May 25th, 2009 at 05:05 pm
  • Create Reid’s campaign slogan and meet Obama
    If you’re clever with words and a Nevada resident, you could meet President Barack Obama Tuesday night at Caesar’s Colisseum.  The Harry Reid campaign has offered a pass to a backstage reception with President Obama, Sen Reid and other celebs to the Nevadan who submits the winning campaign slogan for Reid’s relection run in 2010. There are just three...
    by at May 22nd, 2009 at 04:05 pm
  • Buscando Estrellas – Looking for Latino Stars
    Buscando Estrellas es una oportunidad de darle a el talento local una platforma para hacer presentaciones familiares y que de esa forma se sienta la motivación para el desarrollo de todo la gente del medio artístico en Las Vegas. , Janet Revere de KMCC Ch 32 “Buscando Estrellas” quieria agradecer a todo el publico por el apoyo al talento local...
    by at May 22nd, 2009 at 03:05 pm
  • Facebook, Twitter and Shift Happens You-tube
    Are you are like me, not so young anymore, but struggling hard not to be irrelevant?  Does your heart race and brain fog when faced with conquering new  technologies and accepting invitations to join Hi5, Linked In, Plaxo, Facebook etc?  And now there is  the fastest growing of all – “Twitter.” To Tweet or not to Tweet?  That is the question....
    by at May 22nd, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • Gold Parties are fun, give cash and profit everyone
    One of the hottest new ways to cash in on surplus goods that you have around the house is to hawk your gold jewelry, coins and even teeth at home gold parties happening all over the country.  Patterned after every other home party except for the huge twist of selling instead of buying, you go not to purchase more stuff you don’t need just to please a friend...
    by at May 19th, 2009 at 02:05 pm
  • Some functions on site not working
    You might have noticed that is not totally reinstated.  Besides over a year of posts and many images missing, the calendar, newsletter and forwarding email functions are, well, non-functioning.  I apologize for any glitches.  We’re working on it.
    by at May 14th, 2009 at 11:05 am
  • World Affairs Council back with Ruan Zongze
    I’m happy to report that the Las Vegas chapter of the World Affairs Council is back in action.  They have changed their name and merged with the local chapter of the NCFR (Nevada Council on Foreign Relations) to form the Nevada World Affairs Council.  Their next major event will be an evening with Ruan Zongze, the Minister Counselor of the political department...
    by at May 14th, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • The M beer bar best in Vegas
    I’m going to change my mind about the 32º Draft beer bar at the M Resort Casino Spa, Las Vegas.  I wasn’t enthusiastic about it on my first visit because I didn’t like its location next to the Sports Betting area, in earshot of a cacophony of slot machines. But on the second visit, in the late afternoon, we sat at the bar and began sampling...
    by at May 13th, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • New M Casino Modern Chic Oasis
    The newest addition to the Las Vegas hotel scene is the M Resort Casino Spa, a modernistic, drop dead gorgeous oasis palace of hip pleasure with spacious expanses of marble, structured amber glass and lofty ceilings. First thoughts are why such a trendy palace so far from the Strip?  But on second thought, the M lies at the gateway to Las Vegas when traveling on the...
    by at May 11th, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • Blue Martini is local hot spot in Vegas
    Wednesday night and the Blue Martini is jammed.  What would it be like if there were no recession?  It’s refreshing to see high heels, sexy dresses and crisp shirts.  You get so tired of the slobby tourists on the Strip with their shorts, sloppy T-shirts and sandals.  This is Las Vegas, for *** sakes! The Blue Martini, across from the Rave Movie Experience,...
    by at May 7th, 2009 at 07:05 am
  • Did pornography or politics bring down my site?
    Now that I have vented over the deletion of my site from, I continue to speculate over what exactly happened.  Certainly the lame explanation from BlueHost does not shed any light on the real reason the entire database and all backups were erased from cyber memory.  The way I was so quickly shuttled from the customer service rep with a terse...
    by at May 5th, 2009 at 09:05 am
  • SandraOfftheStrip deleted from Bluehost database
    You noticed that sandraoffthestrip disappeared in March.  Recall you have always been cautioned to be careful about what you put out on the web, cause once it’s posted, it’s there forever.  NOT TRUE! My hosting server,, COMPLETELY DELETED ALL FILES for, INCLUDING BACKUPS, with only an email notice of 14 days and...
    by at May 3rd, 2009 at 03:05 pm
  • Why rural whites vote GOP
    The following article was posted mid-Nov 2008 during the 14 month missing (deleted) time period of my site.  I was able to reconstruct it and am re-posting now. With the election of Barack Obama, America selected not just a black President, but a visionary President with grand ideas for social reform and a better future.  Although there was some crossing of...
    by at May 1st, 2009 at 03:05 pm
  • 15 months of blog missing due to Bluehost site deletion
    The time gap in this blog from 02/19/2008 to 05/03/2009 results from the deletion of by BlueHost.  Articles prior to 02/19/2008 were reconstructed thanks to a saved copy in India.  Thank you Pramod! For more detail, please read sandraoffthestrip deleted from BlueHost
    by at May 1st, 2009 at 01:05 am