The '73 Reunion and the BLAST
are now Past - -
THE 30-YEAR REUNION for the Class of `73 is now past
and The Blast from the Past party is now a fading memory.
One thing I keep hearing from those in attendance is
what a wonderful time they had. I agree. I attended
both and they were the most fun I have had in years.
It was great seeing people again that I’ve not
seen in years.
The cool thing about the Reunion is you can relive
the experience by buying the video from Steve Powers
here to get the Video - only 25 bucks). The Blast
from the Past can be relived through the pictures in
Section of this site and by getting a copy of the
Barracudas' and the Nat King Kong CD’s.
Quite frankly, I wasn’t sure about if I would
enjoy the Barracudas because the last time I heard them
they were a teenaged garage band. But, they quickly
washed those doubts away and I really liked listening
to their music. Karen Sorrell was circulating through
the crowd dispensing "light-up" party favors
that were a big hit with the crowd. I got a blue, lighted
goblet with a flashing multi-colored glowing ice cube.
Being the overgrown kid that I am, I loved the flashing
WE ARE GOING to be offering sweatshirts to members
(price as of yet undetermined) for the Winter season
as most of our members are in cold regions. I suppose
you could use them as Christmas gifts too. More about
the sweatshirts soon.
Speaking of Christmas, I noticed Wal-Mart started putting
out battery operated thing-a-ma-gigs playing Christmas
songs by the last couple of weeks in August, and now
they are in full Christmas swing. Come on now! This
is a bit asinine. You ought to try having "Silver
Bells" running through your head when it is
August in Florida and 100 degrees outside with 98% humidity.
No wonder I am sick of the Christmas season before it
gets here. There are now four more months to agonize
over the Holiday season, then there is the Aftermath
where they try to get you to buy all the left over crap
in preparation for the next time the whole thing comes
around too early. Okay, I am getting off my annual Christmas
griping. I do it every year and I’m sure I’m
beginning to sound like a broken record.
I MADE HUSH PUPPIES for the first time the other night.
Man, they were fantastic! It’s not because I am
a good cook, it’s because I had a great recipe
to follow (I did deviate from it on my second batch
by doubling the amount of minced onion and I added white
shoe peg corn.). I’m telling you, they were awesome.
While in town for the Blast From The Past, I went to
get my fix of barbecue at the Williamsburg Grill (formerly
Andy’s) on Williamsburg Road in Sandston. They
have great barbecue, Virginia-style of course. Some
people will say it is just Carolina-style barbecue,
but you know what? I got it in VIRGINIA, not North Carolina,
and it makes a difference to me that can't be argued
with. Anyway, the Williamsburg Grill has some pretty
good hush puppies themselves, so if you haven’t
been there yet, give it a try. The waitress is really
nice and the restaurant is owned and run by the Stewart’s
WE HAVE HAD A FLURRY of people signing up for the website,
which is a good thing. It must mean that Dan and I are
doing something right. When we were at the Blast to
the Past, they called us up on stage for an impromptu
speech about the website. I don’t remember what
I said up there. In those situations, my brain tends
to run my mouth in Auto-Speech mode. But I do remember
a lot of people staring up at us like we were from Mars
and we were announcing a group anal probing or something
equally bizarre. Anyway, it seemed to have some effect
on the crowd, as many people from the Blast party have
joined the website.
So the moral is, “Parties Good, Website Good,
All Good”, (in my best Neanderthal voice).
Until next time, I’m outta here.