As a party favor at one of their fabulous gatherings - - I don't remember which one - - Alanda and Steve gave everyone a cd of eclectic, fun party music.
Not Kylie or Madonna party music. No, this cd had things like Dinah Shore singing "Whatever Lola Wants" and Mel Tormé singing "Puttin' on the Ritz."
It also contained an Elvis song that I didn't know at the time, but have come to love. Deeply, deeply love.
This morning, as I started walking to the bus stop, my iPod shuffled to Elvis singing "Polk Salad Annie" and not only could I not stop laughing, but I also strutted down the street to this song with a snarl on my upper lip, punctuating drum hits and horn solos with faux karate moves.
It was heaven.
Then, I get to my office and read that several photos of The King of Rock and Roll from a 1972 concert have been discovered by the official photographer of Madison Square Garden, George Kalinsky. They show Elvis in all his jump suited glory.
And as if that wasn't brilliant enough, the article discussing this photo find mentions an upcoming exhibit at Graceland entitled, "Elvis Jumpsuits: All Access."
This exhibit will feature more than 50 of Big E's famous jump suits. I can barely contain my excitement.
Today is a day for all things Presley.
Anybody up for a road trip to Graceland this summer? Do a little Walkin' in Memphis? Get our feet ten feet off of Beale?
Maybe a little Polk Salad Annie will get you in the mood.
P.S. I love me some Elvis, but does anyone else think that the first picture in this post - - one of the new ones recently "discovered" - - looks like Big E is about to have the biggest bowel movement of his life?
Well, I guess that's what comes from all those Peanut Butter and Banana sandwiches.