Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"As Time Goes By" Part 3 of 7

With the winner of the Hula Hoop contest victorious, I have to share with you that Wes wanted a Gold Flamingo soooooo bad ( Its all he talked about for a week) and I was really happy he won. everyone headed back into the Drive-In to enjoy themselves.  We had cut the cake and not friend Michelle Insisted We open Presents!
Now upon arrival Micheal said to me "I have something for you!" to which I said "Fantastic I have something for you too!"  Well Michael's gift beat mine by a mile :)
He presented me with this lamp, which may or may not remember when he posted on about it on his blog "Cul-de-sac Shack" I flipped over,  Thank You Michael, I love it!  In exchange I gifted him a little planter, and a set of Official Casablanca Pink Flamingo's to take back to the Shack. (There are now 22 official Pink Flamingo's in the Flamingo Drive-in)
Friend Michelle gave to me this FINE piece of art work, she made herself :)  his name is Pete, and he is a Lackey Original that I will treasure forever, Thanks Michelle!

Friend  Zack (AKA The Pirate King) presented me with a bag of inside jokes, Including a picture of  a Giraffe that says "OMG Giraffe!", a very special birthday card, and 2 bags of animal crackers! To explain the extent of the jokes would be hard so to put it simply, these gifts are priceless. Thank You Zack!

I would also like to thank  Amber VonFelts again! Your records were fantastic for the party, and  if you listen closely during the hula hoop contest you can hear "The Chipmunk Song" playing that's one of yours!

As well as Roxanne over at Cheatvalor for the wonderful picture and print table cloth she sent. We had a green lantern that went perfectly with it, thank you so much!

My Mother, had a brilliant idea, before the party she gave me this huge frame with a large picture mat that makes an 8X10 size.  She even had letters cut out to say "As Time Goes By At Mick's Place" and explained that everyone could sign it and once I printed the group picture I could hang it out at the Casablanca. MARVELOUS IDEA MOM! Except.... for the fact she wrote "Happy 20th birthday! Mickey, you are my "Mickster" make your dreams come true! Love always Mom & Dad." Which is touching, shall we all heave a collective sigh? Alright now that we've sighed...  Mom sorta messed up her marvelous plan, because at the party 'Mokey see- Monkey do' and 18 signatures later everyone has written Happy Brithday...AND ITS NOT MY BIRTHDAY! Thank You Mom, I love you.
Only 3 people knew what the party really was, Michael, Michelle, and My good friend Dorothy.  Leaving the following comments...
"Congrats on 5 years of the Casablanca- Michael"

"To a beautiful man, and his beautiful house - Michelle" 

"Always a good time at Mick's Place - Dorothy"

(If you good readers would like me to post all the comments that were written on the picture let me know in a comment and I'll do it sometime!)

Even with birthday wishes I love it it! And will be hanging it in my room at the house in town. But mom had another surprise for me...
 This metal sign will soon be hanging above the front steps at the C.H&R...were Legit now! Thank you Mom <3! As we wrapped up the unwrapping of the presents the Olympians grew restless... So we threw together a halftime show.

 Please note the Giraffe and Hindenburg are both pieces of inside jokes.
Lydia (blue polka dotted dress) played the role of Mary Magdalene In  the production of Jesus Christ Superstar I was in earlier this year, and Emily (blue flowered dress)  played the role of one of the angels.  My friend Dorothy (who is singing and rocking in a lawn chair behind them) was also in the production, I was her escort up and down the set every night!

With the impromptu half time show over everyone  continued to lounge about as the days heat FINALLY started to break  and evening's cool breezes crept upon us. Huzzah for candid pictures of people in lawn chairs!
 (Left, The Missouri Michael of Cul-de-sac Shack, Right Cynthia Lewis)
(Kristen and Caleb)
( Zack/Pirate King, Lydia/ Mary, Michelle/ Maybelle)
(Jen and Tim)

 Tune in Thursday to see the cut throat Hokey Pokey tournament, and the sudden "Rock Around the Clock" death match that ensued...

Hope you readers are enjoying these posts!



Missouri Michael said...

I'm so glad that you like the lamp Mick!

Those candid pictures are the best. (Those chairs we were sitting in were the most comfortable outdoor chairs I've sat in for a long time!)

Also, I've had that song from Jesus Christ Superstar popping into my head randomly since Saturday night! Good times!

Zootsuitmama said...

Looking forward to more of the saga of the Casablanca! Hey, Michael, what part of Missouri do ya live in?

Missouri Michael said...

Hey Zootsuitmama! I live in southwest Missouri - about 40 miles or so north of Joplin.

Vintage Christine said...


Cheetah Velour said...

Happy REAL birthday, Mick!! :)

Decades a Go-Go said...

Looks like a ton of fun! I love the lamp and doggy! And the song was great too!

I wish I could have made it- if you can believe it my car is STILL at the mechanic's!