Lot: Sports complex
Ryan and I practiced some music today. We tried a couple of songs on trumpet and trombone, and we also started writing out the notes for a song from the musical, "Sugar", called "Penniless Bums". Coincidentally, that title will describe us pretty well this winter.
The first crowd wasn't very big, but we did good business for the second show, even though it was freezing.
The one good part of the cold weather was that they left the generator on all night.
Wednesday, October 19: Ardmore, OK-Travel Day
Lot: Corner of Commerce & Veterans
I made good time on the jump today. I only stopped twice for gas, and I was doing a steady 65 mph for the majority of the drive. I made it to Ardmore around 11:30 a.m.
Today was my 28th birthday. Ryan and Tatiana gave me my gift when I got to the lot, and after receiving it I got this great picture of Nico achieving his zen moment.
Later in the day the circus children came around trick or treating. I was waiting for them on the steps of my trailer with all my goody bags full of candy.
As I was handing the children their treats, Ryan called out, "Hey kids, sing 'Happy Birthday' to Steve!"
As they were serenading me, Tatiana removed my glasses. My Spidey Sense started tingling, and I knew what was coming next.
I quickly removed my hat, and as soon as the kids finished their song, Delena nailed me in the face with a pie. Not a shaving cream pie either; a real lemon meringue pie!
Afterwards I told Ryan that it was my first birthday pie since my last year on Ringling in 2007.
The Fuscos had me over to their trailer after I had cleaned up where I was presented a birthday cake addressed to "Princess Steve". Ain't it the truth?!
Tonight Ryan, Casey, Radar, Nikki, and I went to the Gusher Lounge for drinks, dinner, and karaoke. Later in the evening Lucky, Vickie, and the Norths joined our party.
I sang three songs, none of which really fit the theme of the bar (country/western), but no one threw beer bottles or shot at me, so I considered it a success.
Hooray for good birthdays!