Friday, August 15, 2008

Gas prices and Elvis!

Color me shocked when I seen the price at the local gas station yesterday $4.01 for a gallon, Yeah! The prices are finally faling but I still am not happy about it. The price needs to come down even more. Does the goverment really think that it will quiet the masses for a few pennies. I say still bitch and moan and when it gets to a more reasonable price then I'll be happy. I don't think it will ever go back to under $3.00 a gallon. Damn I still remember the morning of 9/11, it skyrocketed to a whopping $1.99 a gallon by us, and I was like thrilled I filled up the day before because $1.99 for a gallon of gas was insane!

Yesterday afternoon my aunt and I took the girls to the fair again. I love the fair, I finally got my bloomin' onion. (yum) We spent a good portion of the evening there in the beer tent. Now before you go apeshit about taking two young kids into a beer tent it was Lillian who made the bee line for it. We were walking by it and Terry Buchwald was playing. A link to his site;
Yes he does do Elvis but that is just a part of it, he also sings country and rock it is just not an Elvis show. And he is not one of those cheesy Elvis impersonators either. He is really good.

Back to the story we are walking by and he is doing an Elvis set, Lilly starts jumping up and down screaming "Elvis, Elvis!" broke free of my grip amd started to run. I nabbed her and asked my aunt if she wanted to go in and see him play. My aunt being an Elvis fan said sure.

We go inand Lillian wants to go to the dance floor, so up to the front we go, her being so small makes it easy to maneuver to the front of the stage. Thankfully the people are nice and are gettinga huge kick out of a little girl screaming for Elvis and let me through no problem. Not that the crowd was deep or anything.

People were laughing their asses of at her as she danced and sang along, people were taking pictures of her, saying how adorable she is, giving her high fives. His set ended soon after we got there but that didn't stop Miss Lillian from dancing to what was played in the mean time. Oh no she tore up that dance floor by herself.

When Terry came out again she couldn't take her eyes off of him. More dancing and people watching her followed. She was almost as much of a hit as he was. During his last set of the night she was getting tired, she wanted me to pick her up, so I did. We were still at the front of the stage and he was walking across it. Lillian reached her arm out towards him as he walked by and he stopped and touched her hand. Her eyes were wide filled with such admiration, "mom he touched me" she gushed. You would of thought that Elvis himself had touched her by the way she reacted.

She had such a grand time that I bought her one of his Cd's that he was selling. As we were walking out and towards the exit we seen him by his trailer thing. I grabbed a pen out of my purse and asked him to sign the CD for Lilly. He said that he remembered that little cutie and would be happy to sign it for her. He talked to her for a bit, what a nice man he is. He then told us to wait just a second and he disapperaed into his truck for a second he came back with two stuffed animals and gave one each to the girls. He gave Lilly a teddy bear, (he gives then out when he sings Elvis' Teddy Bear), and to Madelien he gave a stuffed cow, (its from Build a Bear, not some cheap one that you might win at the fair). The girls gave him a hug and thanked him. Lilly named her bear Elvis and she has not let go of him since. He even replaced the stuffed dog that she has been carring around for awhile now.


Paige said...

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The gas prices have dropped substantially here to $3.95 but previously it was about $5.00 a gallon unleaded :O

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