Vegas, baby! An unexpected interview, plus mojitos

By | September 30, 2007

So there I was, at a party in Las Vegas on Friday night, talking with a woman who I primarily knew through friends and family. And the woman wrapped up an anecdote by saying, “…but I get enough freelance writing and editing work to support myself.”

“Excuse me,” I said. “Did you say…?”

Today we sat down together and recorded a great conversation about writing for pay, from the jungles of the Philippines to the neon canyons of Nevada. That makes two new episodes of WFP in the works! (I knew there was a reason I packed my portable recorder.)

Next weekend I’m driving down to Portland, Oregon where I hope to grab some time with another freelancer who’s agreed to appear on the show.

Oh, hey – if you’re ever in Las Vegas, I highly recommend that you try two restaurants, one old-school and one new-school. The first is the Omelet House, a beloved local joint that serves huge omelets stuffed with all sorts of delicious things. (Even the “baby size” versions are almost too large for me to finish.) My favorite is the Bugsy Siegel, which contains big chunks of tender roast beef and red sauce. Seriously. It’s good.

The second place is the Firefly tapas bar, which has some of the best macaroni and cheese you’ll ever find, and mojitos by the pitcher. Generally speaking most cocktails taste like paint thinner to me; but this stuff was GOOD.