OK so I've been in Dallas for a few days now. Staying with my friend Chris who works for one of the biggest radio jingle companies in the world. I read an article in an American celebrity magazine a few weeks ago saying how showbiz some of the hotels were and that 'Dallas' is a new celebrity hang out. The first thing I notice coming into town was that the place is not finished! There are tons of redeveloping going on. Beautiful skyline at night, with a tower that you can no longer go up unless you pay $10 min a drink!! Shocked!! REally not the celebrity hang out place that the magazine said. I arrived on Friday from Vegas, where even the bell-hop at the MGM Grand told me how cool Dallas was.....hmmmm. I went to a cool bar for dinner with my friends for the best Mexican food. The place was called 'Glorias'. I then noticed how many mexicans generally there are in Texas, the ones that speak English are the waiters and handy men. The resturant table cleaners are the maybe less legal and speak little English.
Saturday came around and I checked out where JFK got shot. It was not what I expected. It was right by the main road by a bridge and tons of stuff built around the road, which were not there 'back in the day', so it was genrally disappointing.
A thing I find great about America is they're excitement for Halloween. They have Halloween shops that pop up espeically, Walmart is full of Halloween costumes and tatt. BUT they have these things called Haunted Houses. It's a big thing to go to a Haunted House anytime in October. They open end of Sept and stay open till the end of the first week of November. These are not what you and I called Haunted Houses though. These are a Haunting experience!! I went to the biggest walk through one - according to the Guinness World Record book. It was full of masked men running around with saws, Indians, nurses, doctos even that girl from the RING movie looked dead on the floor then a flash of light and she was rela and in your face. Rooms full of steam, rooms pitch black, rooms like doctors surgerys, morgs, graveyards, garages, restrooms...whatever you imagine was in this old factory and in my face. At the end of the walk through bit there was a challenge we were all lined up and put into a maze in the pitch black with only a glow stick given to us. We had 5minutes to fin a door with the wording 'I want to live'. I didn't find it as all these kids got in my way for one....the lights went on and we were told to take a exit door. Then we were shoved like cattle into darkness into a mist maze...at the end of that there was a room maze full of bubbles/foam for you to try and get through....I tell you what American's REALLY REALLY do Halloween. I'm impressed. I have to say though during the Haunting experience if I did see any of the actors before they jumped out at me I did swear in their faces "Whatever - f**k off". They were filming a reality TV show in the Haunted House when I was there so expect some dodge footage of me hiding and swaering coming to your TV screens soon....doh!
I went to Fort Worth, which is a definate cowboy town. It's where they used to round up the cattle. Had a Rodeo with kids outside and ugly big adults having their photos taken on this big bull who looked like he'd been drugged up to the eye balls! Much better than any of the rubbish I was shown as 'real' cowboy towns up around the Badlands a few weeks ago!
Sunday I chilled I ate and drank Bellini's with my friends - thats how Sundays should be spent! We watched the worse movie ever later on in the evening 'Hes just not that into you'. Really bad film to make you feel bad about relationships if your in one or not!! NEVER watch that crap!
Monday Chris had to work, but it was Columbus Day. A holiday in the states so Andrea was off and we went shopping, had some healthy food for lunch! Gernerally shocked that there IS healthy food in this country!! Soup and a sandwich, was amazing! We made an neon cake...as it was my birthday the other week and althogh there were birthday drinks I had no birthday cake, so we made a stripe neon pink cake. Tasted great! We popped to 'The Londoner' a pup which was pretty close to being in London, we saw loads of guys who were having 'guy time' after work. My accent did not feel so special in the Londoner - so after bangers and mash, we left for cake!