Saturday, September 26, 2015

Dirk Vermin aka The Energizer Bunny!

When I was finally able to “corner” Dirk Vermin, actually set up a time and place and get an interview with him, it was a very pleasant surprise. I wanted the interview to focus on his book and never expected to listen to him talk about so many other things.

Yes, we did get eventually get a chance to talk about his book, “The Devil and Dirk Vermin?!” which is now scheduled for publication in early 2016.

On October 22nd, Dirk shared that he is launching a new beer called DirkHaus in collaboration with Crafthaus Brewery located right here in Henderson, NV and will be available starting that day at the Double Down Saloon, Frankie’s Tiki Room and the RI RA Irish Pub at the Mandalay Bay Place.

Also, in February 2016, Dirk is launching a new cigar brand called El Vermin Cigar while at the same time getting ready (early 2016) to start up his brand new band named, what else but, Dirk Vermin and The Hostile Talent which he describes as “ high-octane rock and roll."  

And finally, a brand new TV show casting in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas—WOW!

Now, I know Dirk Vermin is obviously a multitask guy, but I really didn’t expect to find him involved in so many diverse ongoing projects. Just imagine writing a book, launching cigar and beer brands, a new TV show and starting up a new band!  It’s like riding a bicycle, while swimming and playing basketball all at the same time!

Now as If ALL this were not enough, Dirk is ready to launch two more projects that I cannot tell you about yet, but will share with you next month. In order to make sure I didn’t miss anything regarding Dirk’s projects, I recorded and uploaded two videos on YouTube.  

Here are the links so you can see for yourself that I am not kidding:

Dirk Vermin on Beer and Cigars

Dirk Vermin New TV Show

Dirk Vermin is the father of two princesses, a guitar player, producer, tattoo artist, business owner, author, and soon-to-be TV Star again. Follow him at Google Plus  Facebook  and Twitter   Also, be sure and check out his website


Friday, September 11, 2015

Xanterra at the Grand Canyon South Rim

by Sally Kuehn
We booked a room at the Xanterra Parks and Resort on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It’s a very convenient place, only about a mile from Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Beautiful alpine scenery all around, great for walks. Also, the free shuttle service which runs all over the area is very efficient and regular too, making it all a very accessible and enjoyable place to visit.

The twin room which we stayed at was clean and appropriate, and the great condition of the bathroom was a definite plus too.  The elevation is nearly 7,000 feet, but the temperature is typically 25 degrees cooler than the desert. 

There is a free bus service within the South Rim Area. The shuttle took us all around the canyon. First, we went to the Desert View Information Center, whose staff told us how the Grand Canyon continues to inspire a variety of people. It is located at the park’s east entrance, 26 miles from Grand Canyon Village on hwy. 64. at Market Plaza. 

We were also at the Verkamp’s Visitor Center, located within the Historic District on the canyon rim just east of the Hopi House, which is one of the oldest buildings in the park. The National Park Service rangers and Grand Canyon Association staff will answer any questions you may have regarding the park and its natural and cultural resources. The hours vary seasonally; check the current schedule at the park.

Any visitor can plan to visit the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and see a park film and view exhibits. This Visitor Center is located near Mather Point and is within walking distance to the canyon rim.  Ample parking is available and you can ride the free shuttle bus from any of the in-park lodges.

We also visited the Tusayan Museum and Ruin to see original artifacts, which included split twig figurines and ancestral Puebloan pottery. And the Yavapai Geology Museum is a unique historic building located just a short walk or  shuttle ride from the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. It features gorgeous canyon views from its panoramic windows. Exhibits help park visitors to see and understand the complex geologic history of the area. 

Finally, there is a General Store located at the Grand Canyon Village Market (928-638-2262) that carries a full line of groceries as well as hiking equipment.  A tourist can purchase anything he needs and also buy gifts at this General Store.

Please click here for more photos.

Friday, September 4, 2015


by Bea Taylor
I got a flyer and it said "100% Free VIP entry and free drinks”  Yes, it is for real! Last Friday, I went with two friends to the Ghostbar to check it out.  

Chris Hornak (Las Vegas Guest List) took us to the VIP line and we really passed in front of all these people who were waiting to get to the elevators. 

At the Ghostbar, Chris invited us for drinks and about a half hour later, we went back to the bar for more drinks. There he was and before we opened our mouths to order drinks, he ordered for us. It amazed me, how he could memorize other people’s favorite drinks. Not only ours, but customers that arrived at the bar at the same time we did.  

Originally from New York, Chris Hornak has been working in a variety of professional fields, doing a little bit of everything - from being a webmaster, to a professional poker player for 2, 3 years. "It's fun, but it is not a real job. I eventually went a little bit crazy and went to get a real job so I sold websites for a little while for a company up North and doing that I met some nightclub promoters and they got me into the game."

Since then, Chris has been working as the most popular promoter in Las Vegas, filling nightclubs, from 50 to 1,000 people a day. 

"My services are open to every single person. It doesn't matter if the person is tall, short, fat or skinny, it doesn't matter. I take anybody. Because I move so many people, the clubs always accept my clients as long as they are in dress code; we will love to have any type of person."

“Sometimes, for special events, there will be a special dress code. So, GBDC is a winter day party at the Ghostbar and for that people are encouraged to dress crazy. People wear crazy colors and crazy costumes; it's a super-high energy party. You see people dressed like horses, hippos, cows and everything. It's a fun party. I highly recommend it”.

Chris says, "When I wake up in the morning there are anywhere from 100 to 300 emails and text messages from people getting into clubs. It's very important to people. They take it seriously, so I wake up and go through all the messages, making sure everyone and everything is taken care of. My hours are from noon until 2:00 a.m. every day and usually until 4:00 a.m. Whatever anybody needs, I make sure it will be taken care of. We can resolve most any issue right away. All our clients need to do is bring any issue to our attention as quickly as possible so we can fix it."

Here is how to be a VIP at the best parties in Las Vegas for free:

Las Vegas Guest List
(702) 518 2582
Twitter: @VegasClubHost

Click here for photos we took at the Ghostbar