Monday, October 19, 2015

Anne Marie & more, part 2

 I think I've finally recovered from my 'big weekend'.

To recap, I worked on Fri from 9am til 4:30pm, then went directly to Dos Locos without going home 1st.  I met up with dear Anne Marie and her husband Todd and we got a chance to chat a little before the others arrived.  Eventually the rest of the gang trickled in:  Steven & Thad, Joe P, Derwin & Carolyn, and finally Spouse.  (He was late because he had to let the dogs out and feed them.)

Anne Marie & Todd started off with a pitcher of passion fruit sangria. 
Anne Marie
 
Todd
Next came the chips with salsa, guacamole, and queso.  I could have made a meal of those!  Everyone ordered and our food came out quickly - one of the perks of going to dinner early.
Carolyn, Thad, Derwin
Joe P had a classic margarita which looks to be about the same size as his head.
Joe P
Shortly after finishing my quesadilla I had to run to the Blue Moon to prepare for my show, but the rest of the gang stayed behind and celebrated Todd's birthday.  The staff placed a giant sombrero on his head, sung 'happy birthday' and gave him a complimentary dessert.
Spouse on the left of birthday boy Todd
Then it was show time!  I performed my Elton John medley and was joined by Pamala Stanley who sang 2 duets with me.  It was a lot of fun!!
Me in my Elton John costume
Then shortly after 10pm we started the 2nd show, in which I performed as Neil Sedaka.
The crowd was very responsive to my Legends in both shows, and I was asked to pose with patrons for photos.  It was lots of fun!!  I got home at 12:30am, which made for a very long day.

Sat I did it all over again, minus the dinner with Anner Marie & Todd.  The show on Sat was reversed, so I did Neil Sedaka 1st at the 7pm show and Elton John at the 10pm show.  Again, the shows went great and were well-received.  I got home at 12:15am, completely exhausted.

Sun morning Spouse & I met Steven for breakfast at the Crystal restaurant.  Afterward we stopped at the grocery store for a few items, then went home where I relaxed with my doggies and Spouse made an apple crumb pie.
Homemade apple crumb pie
I literally didn't do anything productive all day - just rested from my big weekend.  That evening we had dinner at Steven & Thad's and took the pie as dessert.  We came home, watched "The Leftovers" and went to bed at 10pm.

10 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

egad, sir, you are going to scare away your blog followers with my hideous mug front and center! ;-)

we ate local, we shopped local, we stayed local. it was FABULOUS!

Bob Slatten said...

@AM
You look fa-a-a-a-a-a-bulous, and, of course, with a cock-a-tail in your hand!

Sounds like a great weekend, and a run-around one for you, Mark!

anne marie in philly said...

@bob - you need glasses, dude! or a drink!

Michael Dodd said...

Totes a-mah-zing, all the way around!

anne marie in philly said...

@dodd - it WAS!

Ur-spo said...

these are wonderful photos!!

mistress maddie said...

Anne Marie never starts out with anything smaller than a pitcher. The evening looks like a hoot!!!!

anne marie in philly said...

@spo - ya mean I didn't scare ya?

@maddie - a glass just ain't good enough when I wanna git mah drink on! it WAS fun - mark's friends are my friends; and joe p. smelled so good (cologne)!

todd gunther said...

Thank you Sissy for a great weekend! Hmm...I don't look half bad in a sombrero!

Fearsome Beard said...

Warrior Queen front and center, yeah!
Looks like y'all had a blast.
The last time I saw Pamela Stanley was on the 10th anniversary RSVP Cruise in Puerto Vallarta. Eeek I just so realized how long ago that was.