Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Thank you. Thank you very much...

Well, I'm back. Whew.

I have had a peak life experience. From the Wikipedia entry:

"Peak experience is a term used to describe certain transpersonal and ecstatic states, particularly ones tinged with themes of unification, harmonization and interconnectedness. Participants characterize these experiences, and the revelations imparted therein, as possessing an ineffably mystical (or overtly religious) quality or essence."

Words can't describe it. But since I'm a talker, I'm sure I'll try. I have a few themes I plan to expound on in the coming days:

  • Good casino smell
  • The changing nature of food and alcohol in Las Vegas
  • Mega casino theme confusion
  • Who is this "Elvis", and what does he mean to us?
  • The Hoover Dam is really, really big
  • "Progress", very often, sucks

In addition, the brave new science of narcozoology might be about to expand. More on that later this week.

Thanks, everyone, for all the nice comments and good wishes. I wish you all could have been there Sunday. It was a blast.

Now, a few pictures.

This is me on stage at the Elvis pep rally Saturday afternoon at the race expo. The media director for the race got me up there with all the Elvettes (female running Elvi). Being one of the only non-jumpsuit Elvi paid off.

Here's a bunch of the Elvi mingling at the race expo:

This is the Elvismobile. It's a cart with loudspeakers powered by a car battery that plays Elvis tunes. Loudly. And it's got some horns, and a cooler with beer. A big contingent of the Elvi run along behind the Elvismobile.

That's all for tonight folks. Time for sleep.


Anonymous said...

I'm loving the plural Elvi.

Dino aka Katy said...

it looks like you guys had an awesome time

Chris said...

Bubs, this is all so freaking awesome! You are the wind beneath my wings, buddy!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Dude, you are rockin' that gold coat. Congrats on having a peak life experience.

Doc said...

I gotta say: YOU LOOK SMASHING! Glad you had a grand time and I'm looking forward to the new posts.

On a side note, what was the breakfast that you had? I said eggs benedict with biscuits and gravy.


Bubs said...

Doc, close--country fried steak with sausage gravy, three eggs over easy, hash browns and wheat toast. And coffee.

Dr MVM, thank you. I was, honestly, really surprised by just how much fun I had, and I'm not even really joking about it being a peak life experience. Heh.

Chris, thank you. Thank you very much. I'm not sure how I'm going to cope with having to cut my hair now and shorten my sideburns.

Katy, we did indeed. Email me and I'll send you a list of places you might like to visit.

Dcup, me too. The first time I think it was ever used was in a Saturday Night Live skit where John Belushi and Dan Akroyd played a duo of Elvis impersonators called The Elvi.

Erik Donald France said...

Wow. Congrats, man! Sounds very cool and very peak.

Grant Miller said...

Congratulations and get some rest.

jewgirl said...

you are the campest fellah I know.

Hot Lemon said...

AH-HA!! A "peak experience" (or "peek X-perience", depending on where in L.V. you are) is what the late Spaulding Grey described as a "perfect moment." HA! Now I've got a Wiki page to go to!!

nonono, thank YEW!!

Bubs said...

Mr Lemon, yes indeed! It was exactly what Spaulding Grey was talking about!

Jewgirl, hah. No, if I'd run as Priscilla Presley I'd be the campest fellah you know.

Grant Miller, thanks. Already done.

Erik, thanks!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You are the shiniest Elvis ever! Well done!

Dale said...

Welcome back. It's all downhill now then is it? Great photos and glad it was so much fun.