Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Day two hundred and forty three ... Exit, stage left.

Hi there.

I've been getting pretty good at waking up early these days.

That said, I have to do it again tomorrow, er ... I mean today, as it is 1:03 in the a.m.

I'm going to Washington, D.C. with my pals and musical cohorts, The Young at Heart Chorus.

We're going to play at the A.A.R.P. festival. You can find more info here.

I'm going to be posting something each night, as the hotel we're staying in says something about having free internet. 

In the meantime, though, I've put in some pictures I think are either amusing, or engaging, or both.

Thanks for reading and I'll see you all tomorrow,


Above: hot dog design contest. On tour with Drunk Stuntmen, Sanibel Island, Florida, 2007.

Above: Mr. Lenny Fontaine, Singer, movie star, cheeseburger enthusiast, and apparently a silver medalist in body building. Taken at Look Park at the Young at Heart Chorus' annual barbecue, 7/08

Below: an uncluttered pic of the front page photo. I took it in Berlin in 2006 when I was on the road with the Young at Heart Chorus at an afterparty the theater company threw for us.

Below: a picture I took at Auschwitz concentration camp when I was there in November 2006. I squeaked a couple of extra days in at the end of a tour with the Chorus and stayed with my cousins who live in Poland. I'll write more about it in the future. For now, I just wanted to make this photo public. It was, as you could expect, a very emotional trip. My mother was ecstatic that I got to travel to her favorite country (she is very much a Pole) before she passed away. I even got to see my relatives and enjoy some serious Polish food. 

Below: My aunt, Lynda J. Johnson, at the New Bedford Chowder Festival held last August. 

Another lady, like my mother, in the truest sense.

And finally ... last but not least ... I can't tell if this was done on purpose or not. Either way I think it is hilarious and reflects the vibe of the Southcoast where I have been entrenched in for some time now.

And there you have it.

I'll be back tomorrow night with a run-down on the ride, the food, the amenities, and the state of the union.

All the best,


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