I Was Thinking About Something Else

That pretty much sums up my life nowadays. I will be doing something, walking into a room or driving, and I will go askew. Someone will inevitably ask at that same moment, "What are you doing?". Which will confuse me and I can only respond, "Yeah, well...I was thinking about something else".

(formerly A Connecticut Yankee)

Location: Connecticut, United States

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Young Man,

there's no need to feel down.
I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town
There's no need to be unhappy.

Young man, there's a place you can go.
I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time.

It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

They have everything for you men to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys ...

This past Saturday for the first time in a longtime I had the wherewithall to be able to go out and I saw that the Village People were going to be at the Mohegan Sun Casino (about an hour from my house) for FREE! Well, with money as tight as it is I said free is good.
I had called a friend and said, "let's hit the road tonight, y'know, the open road, wind in our hair, (well, my hair anyway as his began bailing out years ago) etc". He said OK. When I picked him up, I said, "How do you feel about the Village People?" He replied, "I was thinking that's where we might be going."
A few words about the Village People and the Mohegan Sun Casino.
I love the Village People. Their songs ALWAYS REALLY crack me up. There is no social commentary whatsoever, just inoffensive entertainment. They are kind of like a gay ZZ Top (whom I also love). Oh, how their tunes make me laugh. Pure unadulterated entertainment. Since Saturday I found out that they have a bunch of albums, none of which I own, because it's just the three (four?) hits when they play on the radio that do it for me.
Well, in the mega-huge casino (there are two in Connecticut, the other being Foxwoods) you can park for free. I'm sure this is on the pretense that they're gonna get your money anyway. There are a few arena, cabaret stage areas where there will be acts that you have to get tickets for (the wife and I went to see Victoria Jackson and Norm Macdonald), and there are open spaces right on the casino floor where they would have something like the Village People for free. So in that situation you can continue to gamble whilst you get a floor show (free!).
I'll tell you upfront, the sound sucked, but despite that, they still put on a good show. They had 3 of the original six members and fortunately one of them was the lead singer that you hear on the hits from 25 years ago. It was very cool (and free!)
After the show was over (lasted a good hour) we wondered around the casino and got something to eat. I've gotten addicted to Celebrity Poker Showdown so i wanted to check out any poker tables. Unfortunately, the only ones we came across were tis type of poker called, three card, and four card poker, where there really isn't much skill involved, it's really just luck of the draw. So I watched that for awhile and felt good about knowing which groups of cards beat other groups of cards.
We took off at around midnight and I tell ya, it was a good night. Very relaxing. No stress from fucked-up work, the food was the only cost incurred, and it was good food, and didn't lose anything gambling (but I will go back and try to find the poker game that I know must be there somewhere.


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