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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Time to Par-Tay

Sunday I had a booking in the early afternoon, which completed a Friday through Sunday round of gigs for me late in May. May bookings are usually very scarce and I seemed to have a pretty decent month of May this year. So that has cheered me up considerably. I like knowing I don't have to scramble to pay rent & other bills ya know?

I'm also pretty pleased because this means I have some spending cash for my BIRTHDAY TRIP, which I'm currently on as you're reading this.

Sunday night found me and April heading to the greater Cincinnati area. (I am writing this actually on Sunday before we leave so pardon all the tense switches and the lack of actual info to share. )

My own personal Little Blue PenguinWe went to the Cincinnati Zoo last year and plan on returning again this year if time allows. They have Little Blue Penguins there and they're too adorable to see just once. However the trip will be filled with many things I've never done before and that's the really fun part for me.

We'll be heading to Kings Island for thrill ride fun. Cedar Point was just a bit out of reach financially for us this time around and since I've never been to Kings Island it seemed more than a worthy substitute. If it was good enough for the Brady Bunch, it will be good enough for me!

We also plan on heading into...KENTUCKY (Lord help us) to check out the Newport Aquarium. There, we'll see even more penguin goodness. Apparently they have an exhibit very much like the one at the St. Louis Zoo (my current all-time favorite penguin display). Naturally there are many other wonderful critters to enjoy and I can't wait to see the place.

If all goes well we may even see a few other things. I'd like to stop off and visit my dad's grave and maybe even gamble a little bit at a casino or something. No matter what I'll have lots of stuff to tell you about when I return.

I'll either post a Ten Things Tuesday list when I get back late Tuesday OR simply make a "Wednesday Edition" of the list. I'll decide when the time comes.

On Sunday morning I also got another bit of El Rey news and plan on compiling a few El Rey posts very soon. I've been in touch with Bob Martello, who worked at the club and has many a story to share. I consider myself very fortunate to have begun to make acquaintance with a few of the family members and I'm looking very forward to not only expanding my collection of memorabilia, but expanding my knowledge of life in Searchlight during the time of the El Rey. This is all too exciting for me!

Anyway, you're about as up to date as I can get without actually having a computer with me to update you with. If you need me, I'll be ogling penguins or barfing up corn dogs from the top of a roller coaster.

As my new link partner, Victoria, would say, Ciao!


Blogger Bud said...

Hey, set up a meeting with Michael Manning if you're ging to Cincinnatti.

5:17 AM

Blogger Webmiztris said...

blue penguins???! no freakin' way!

3:17 PM

Blogger Bud said...


5:07 AM

Blogger Gordon said...

Happy birthday, dude!

7:36 AM

Blogger Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Andy! Hope you having a wonderful trip!!

10:10 AM

Blogger Kelly said...

OK Andy~~ it's 8:54pm Tuesday May,30th~ by my computer time ( I don't know what time this post will say it is)

I'm thinking this is probabaly the EXACT time of day you were born~~ so HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ~~ YOU BELONG IN A ZOO!! WITH BUNCHES OF PENQUINS~~~ ALL MARCHING FOR YOU!! {to be sung to the tune of ~~~~uhhhh Happy Birthday~~~ duh)

6:06 PM

Blogger Kelly said...

Darn I need to lay off celebrating your birthday~~ can't spell with a poo.



I'm real anal about spelling~~;)

6:10 PM

Blogger Spook said...

Happy birthday!

7:44 PM

Blogger Andy Land said...

Wish I'd have known sooner, Bud and I'd surely have tried to meet with him.

Dawn, they are indeed tiny little penguins that have a bit of a bluish quality to their feathers. They are also adorable.

OK, Kelly, I don't know for sure when I was born. I'll have to look that up. Supposing you're right, how would you have deduced such a thing. Moreover, what are you drinking cuz I want some of it!

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!

6:33 PM


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