Sunday, August 19, 2007

The King is Dead! Long Live the King!

In honor of the fact that Elvis Presley died 30 years ago this week, there is all manner of Elvis-themed candy at Kroger.

And last night I was invited to an Elvis-themed birthday party at a biker bar. This being the South, it was a biker COFFEE BAR because you can't get a liquor license within a stone's throw of a church. The proprietor allowed us to drink our festive beverages in those classy red plastic cups until the place closed, at which point the event became a private party and no longer had to be discreet.

Despite my drinking a generous amount of vodka-based drinks, I did not participate in karaoke. (Vodka is a part of my heritage; karaoke is not.) I did answer the one trivia question that I knew the answer to (the name of Elvis's twin brother). And I only spoke to people who I already knew. In my defense, most people came in a group (I went alone) and only spoke to the people in the group that they came with.