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1. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

...Following a very busy birthday month of May, Captain Isa decides that the crew needs a bit of R&R before they begin their journey into June. It has also come to her attention that someone had a (monumental) birthday in January, that she was unaware of (not on the manifest), but needs recognition (and now is on the manifest). So, as they say - birthdays last as long as the celebrations...

The captain gathers everyone around... "Who's up for a road trip and bit of relaxation?" The crew all raise their hands, "Ooohhh, ooohhh, we do!! We do!! Pretty please with sugar on it, pick us!!!" "Okay, the crew it is! Everyone pack for a long weekend. Oh, and it's hot where we're going." "Captain, why pack? Aren't we taking the ship?" Nope! We're taking the Mount Isa Martini Blimp. We're headed to the desert." "Captain, we don't like the desert. It's full of sand and scorpions." "You'll like this desert." And, with that, the crew boards the Martini Blimp to places unknown in an unknown desert...

"Captain!!!! Look at all the pretty lights!!! Is this Shangri La???" "Well, some call it that. The rest just call it Lost Wages. Errmmm, I mean Las Vegas." "Los Vegas?? We get R&R in Los Vegas? Show girls? Gambling? Siegfried & Roy? Wayne Newton? Blue Man Group? Celine Dion?" "No. No Celine Dion. She had to leave because Cirque du Soleil showed up. They only let so many Canuckistanis into Vegas at one time or it looks like a Canucki invasion."

As the Martini Blimp docks at Paris' Eiffel Tower, the crew disembarks and begins to comb the city in search of the (belated) birthday boy. Of course, no "invasion" would be complete without some type of song...

Bright light city gonna set my soul
Gonna set my soul on fire
Got a whole lot of money that's ready to burn,
So get those stakes up higher
There's a thousand pretty women waitin' out there
And they're all livin' devil may care
And I'm just the devil with love to spare
Viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas

How I wish that there were more
Than the twenty-four hours in the day
'cause even if there were forty more
I wouldn't sleep a minute away
Oh, there's black jack and poker and the roulette wheel
A fortune won and lost on every deal
All you need's a strong heart and a nerve of steel
Viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas...

HAPPY (BELATED) BIRTHDAY MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's hoping that you had a wonderful day (January 29th) filled with family, friends, showgirls, Cirque shows, poker tournaments (watching friends win, of course), and lingerie models (yeah, looked at your gallery)!!!
May 60 be a great year and may you have 60 more!!! (Okay, 120 years old is asking a lot but...) ;)

As the crew fans out around the hotels and casinos, Isa wanders off to Paris and Bali because she knows where the best martinis are served and where they hide the nickel slot machines as she has a bucket full of nickels...

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Congrats from Utrecht Mike! Hope you have a great day!

Uhm, January 29th Isa

[ Edit: Edited on 29-May-2009, at 13:04 by Utrecht ]

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting Utrecht

Congrats from Utrecht Mike! Hope you have a great day!

Uhm, January 29th Isa

As I said...

It has also come to her attention that someone had a (monumental) birthday in January, that she was unaware of (not on the manifest), but needs recognition (and now is on the manifest).

I can not be held responsible for the lateness of this thread. Someone thought I had magical powers and saw the actual dates. I don't. I'm magical but not that magical...

Besides, be happy - everyone got some R&R in Vegas!!!!!!! Oh, sorry, Celine is back in Canada. I know how disappointed you are, Michael. Guess you have to settle for Wayne Newton.

[ Edit: Edited on 29-May-2009, at 13:14 by Isadora ]

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting Utrecht

Congrats from Utrecht Mike! Hope you have a great day!

Uhm, January 29th Isa

As I said...

It has also come to her attention that someone had a (monumental) birthday in January, that she was unaware of (not on the manifest), but needs recognition (and now is on the manifest).

I can not be held responsible for the lateness of this thread. Someone thought I had magical powers and saw the actual dates. I don't. I'm magical but not that magical...

For all the good work here on TP...I forgive you;)
By the way, who generally starts a thread about your birthday?

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting Utrecht

By the way, who generally starts a thread about your birthday?

I'm not telling.

Actually, it's whoever gets there first. Usually Beerman, if he's not bogged down in hops and malted barley.

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

A belated Happy Birthday, Mike!!!

Hope you had a great one. :)

7. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 7y

............and in really no flash at all, because there's really no "flashing" in Vegas, descends Beerman from the Martini blimp, with three mystery companions painted head to toe in green and sporting the latest fashion speedo and luxuriantly massive chestwigs.......

Hallllooooooo Mr. Mike Wages person you, it is I, Beerman, here to make Most Happy at you on this, some considerable time after your Most Happy of Happy Days!!!! YAY!!!!!!

Oooofff, is May here, and is always this hot? Beerman made pilgrimage to this place as young Beerman with family in 19's of 60's, and spent most of time in Circus Circus being scared poopless by woman-turning-into-gorilla show and squirting gun at clown and making balloon go pop.....ah, back in the days of youth....and the pool was nice too. Lots of chlorine to make young growing chestwig to be luxuriantly massive as it is today. You like?

So, you are make puzzled type look at three companions dressed in green. You, Mr. Mike are in for special treat, as here on this very stage, for the first time in ever, you are to make witness to new Sooper Group of 20's 09's....please to make welcome and give many hand claps to........wait for it..........wait...........The GREEN MAN GROUP!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!! OK boys, please to hit it.....

Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads
A whale of a tale or two
'Bout the flapping fish and girls I've loved
On nights like this with the moon above
A whale of a tale and it's all true,
I swear by my tattoo

There was Mermaid Minnie
Met her down in Madagascar
She would kiss me
Anytime that I would ask her
Then one evening
Her flame of love blew out
Blow me down and pick me up,
She swapped me for a trout!

Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads
A whale of a tale or two
'Bout the flapping fish and girls I've loved
On nights like this with the moon above
A whale of a tale and it's all true,
I swear by my tattoo

There was Typhoon Tessie
Met her on the coast of Java
When we kissed I
Bubbled up like molten lava
Then she gave me
The scare of my young life
Blow me down, and pick me up
She was the captain's wife!

Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads
A whale of a tale or two
'Bout the flapping fish and girls I've loved
On nights like this with the moon above
A whale of a tale and it's all true,
I swear by my tattoo

Then there was Harpoon Hannah
Had a look that spelled out danger
My heart quivered when she whispered,
"I'm there, stranger"
Bought her trinkets
That sailors can't afford
(Sailors can't afford)
And when I spent my last red cent
She tossed me overboard!

Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads
A whale of a tale or two
'Bout the flapping fish and girls I've loved
On nights like this with the moon above
A whale of a tale and it's all true,
I swear by my tattoo!

Is nice, yes? Is always remind Beerman of days of travel world wide on Martini blimp.....

....and in another not-exactly-a-flash of anything, Beerman and the Green Man Group board the Martini blimp and head off to the offices of Steve Wynn for interview that will propel them to Sooper Stardom......stopping on the way to ask why game is called "craps" when it is played at table that is not in bathroom and there is no paper.......

8. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Gretchen,
Thanks for the birthday shout-out. A quiet celebration with family, friends. I must admit that the big 6 oh came a bit quicker than I would like. Having gone to several funerals of my classmates & contemporaries, it hits home how brief this journey can be. But, I soldier on with the theme song from 'Spamalot' as my mantra; "Always look on the bright side of Life". By the by, I have hundreds of photos from the porn convention, from the 80s & 90s. Decided not to add them to my gallery however! Thanks again G.

9. Posted by soupatrvlr (Respected Member 385 posts) 7y

Quoting vegasmike6

By the by, I have hundreds of photos from the porn convention, from the 80s & 90s. Decided not to add them to my gallery however!

I'm sure many of the boys will be disappointed you decided to censor your convention photos. In the meantime, Happy Birthday! Keep on enjoying the bright side life!

10. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 7y

Happy Belated Birthday Mike :)