August 29th, 2000
"I got the ways and means, to New Orleans"
- Concrete Blonde-
Writing the new entry brought my thoughts back to the road trip and the day or so we spent in the Big Easy. I've been there for Mardi Gras before but it was actually better I think to go there when there wasn't a mass of drunken people stumbling around, throwing beads and trying to get members of the opposite sex to expose themselves. It wasn't calm and orderly by any means (I don't think that the citizens of New Orleans know what calm and orderly means) but it was a great time and I got the feeling that I was getting a glimpse of the real New Orleans.
Basically I wanna go back there.......
But not anytime soon, nope I'm still luxuriating in the down home goodness of living back under my own roof. You couldn't drag me out of here with a team of mules.
THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!
Oh here's something very funny. If you get a chance mosey on down to your local supermarket and grab a current copy of the Weekly World News. (It's the one with Elvis in his coffin on the cover) Turn to page 21 and check out the Thunderbird article.
Yeah, that's right, I've hit the big time, I'm in a tabloid!
Now this article, coupled with that new and mysterious thunderbird photo I received makes me wonder if 2000 is gonna be the year of the Thunderbird. Kinda like aliens were a few years back. You'll start seeing kids wearing thunderbird t-shirts, thunderbird photos showcased on TV sitcoms and to "go thunderbird" will be a whole new hip slang phrase.
. . . . .or of course I could just be letting my imagination get away from me again.
Speaking of that second thunderbird photo there's been lot's of interesting feedback in the discussion boards about it, (not much of it flattering) A reader named Eric had some interesting points to make so be sure to check it out.
THIS IS THE END, MY FRIEND
Gotta go, boys and girls, till next time....
Derek "Thunderbird copyright and patent pending" Barnes