Monday, October 15, 2007

Sand People Arriving

As I write this the distant roar of the hogs is getting ever more distant. I know they bring lot of money into the island economy but I have to tell you it is a huge relief to both me and Peach when all those loud machines start heading back over the Causeway.

The sand people have already started to arrive and I am very happy to see them. Work on the demo sculpture commences on Tuesday, with the contest proper starting on Thursday. The only judging this year will be done by the spectators, so I hope all of my friends will come out tot he Sheraton on Saturday, carefully and thoughtfully peruse all of the great sculpture that will be out there, and then VOTE FOR MINE! (Just kidding... sorta.)

By Sunday it will all be over for another year, except for the traditional wrap party at sandy feet’s beach retreat - aka The Sandbox Inn. This year there is a whole bunch to celebrate so everyone - and by that I mean everyone who finds him/herself on the Island Sunday night - is invited. It will be a great opportunity to meet and mingle with the visiting sculptors and check out the Sandbox’s newly landscaped back yard - 117 E. Saturn.

Furthermore, Sunday night will kick off a weeks-long celebration of my 50th year on this planet. (Actual date isn’t until Nov. 8 -- but with a bunch of friends in town, I reckon it’s okay to start a bit early.) Presents are neither expected or desired; however, I am requesting guests come prepared to briefly entertain me in some small fashion. Sing a song, read a poem, juggle sandballs, electrocute a pickle, etc. etc. In other words, do whatever you think might entertain yourselves and the other guests as well as me. Silly is good.

Things will get going early with a special command performance by South Padre’s own Bongodogs starting sometime around 7 - so don’t arrive so fashionably late you risk missing them! We plan to have plenty of dips, dunkers and adult beverages on hand, but feel free to bring something to add to the mix if you are so inclined.

Hope to see you!

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Blogger sandwoman said...

Again, we have a project at the same time of this contest. Still not sure I want to be a part of it after what 'they' did to the SOBs anyway. But, I hope you have a great time at the party and post lots of photos of what everyone makes on flickr!

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