Monday, October 13, 2008

Elvis, is that you?


My friend Miriam invited her friends to help celebrate her birthday this weekend with one of the most unique parties I've ever had the opportunity to attend. In addition to the family, friends & food found at most parties, this party included a combination of arts & entertainment I am likely never to see all in the same place again... While enjoying food and conversation, we each had our photo taken with the birthday girl and then made two 6 x 6 scrapbook pages to leave behind for Miriam's memory book.

But it was Elvis (or was it?) who stole the show. Actually it wasn't the real Elvis - my first clue was when he told us his computer had "crapped out on him, (he'd forgotten to pack his Mac power cord) so he had to go back to CDs." My second clue was his wife/assistant...no, not Priscilla --but the Number One Female Elvis Impersonator in Europe, who performed the warm-up set. I wanted to be impressed with her title, really, I did, but, I mean, how many other female Elvis impersonators...in Europe... did she have to beat for that title? Two? Maybe? I don't know. Maybe there are dozens.

Nevertheless, in true Elvis fashion, he girated and sweat, and curled his upper lip, and worked the crowd as best you can when you're competing with printed papers and glue stick and ribbons and punches and a cheese platter and baked ziti.

But one of the other party-goers asked the question I now ponder, as I remember this one-of-a-kind party...

"I wonder if they have real jobs?"

-- Thanks Miriam. May you have a wonderful year!!!

8 comments:

Laura said...

Sounds like fun, Kerri. You raise some very good questions! I was at a function with an Elvis impersonator about a dozen years back and was amazed at how much fun it was!!

lizness said...

How funny/fun! That is a party you're not likely to forget! I'm still cracking up over the female version...how...well, European!

DJ said...

Wow, I didn't realize that there were any female elvis impersonators! How cool that you got to see the best one!....in Europe.

Debbie said...

This is very funny Kerri. I was really tired when I logged onto my computer. Because of the small screen on my laptop I only saw the top half of the picture. And in my mind I thought that this was a picture of the person dancing on your table before it broke. I definitely need more sleep...

fran p. said...

Great commentary, Kerri! I, too, attended Miriam's birthday celebration and agree it was much fun . . . from the memory book to the Red Hat Society Madame to the unsurpassed Elvis, himself! The only part that was disconcerting was hearing Elvis and seeing a women standing there singing into the microphone . . . But I was very happy to be included in Miriam’s circle of friends and it was great sitting with you… there were laughs-a-plenty!

Marilyn Rock said...

Wonderful party for Miriam. I am so sorry I had to miss it. I would have coughed on Elvis and that would have been it! Great pictures and thanks so much for sharing. Happy Birthday Miriam!

julie king said...

i wish i could have been there! and the question!!! what a hoot!

Robyn said...

No dancing on tables at this one I hope. Looks like fun!