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Thursday, May 15, 2008

RODNEY CARRINGTON AT THUNDER BEACH

On Friday, two weeks ago, Harley and I loaded the Glides, and hightailed it down to Panama City, for Thunder Beach weekend. The weather was clear and pretty, and I was looking forward to the nice three hour ride through our familiar roads, that we travel on often. This time of year provides a special treat for those of us who ride. As we made our way south, I would get hit with the most intoxicating smell of honeysuckle. I love that smell! It would seem like I rode through a cloud of honeysuckle every few miles or so. I was in heaven. Better than cow poo mixed with fresh hay, right Joker?

We have been going to the Spring and Fall Rallies for about six years now, and we always have a great time. I think it's because we're reunited again, with our good friends, Big Ed and Red Light Roxanne, who graciously open their home and always seem to have a vacancy for us. Most of our good friends, live in Panama City, so needless to say, we come here often. When we got into town, Big Ed, Harley and I met up with Lone Ranger and the Beav for couple of beers and unwind from our ride. I saw a few other friends and passed around some hugs before we decided to go to the house. We had to get ready for a big night. We were going to see Rodney Carrington!

Big Ed got us tickets to see Rodney Carrington that Friday night at the Civic Center. So, the four of us; Big Ed, Red Light Roxanne, Harley and I were in for a great evening. We went to eat a wonderful meal first, at Hunt's Oyster Bar down by the Marina. This little local joint has the best fried shrimp, with not too much breading and cooked to perfection. The cheese grits and hush puppies are so good, they'll make you wanna slap your momma! I have never had anything bad at Hunt's. It's one of my favorite restaurants there.

After sufficiently filling our bellies, we headed to the Civic Center to see Rodney Carrington, the stand up comic and country singer. Now, I have never heard of this fella before Big Ed told us about him, but he made me laugh so hard, I had tears in my eyes a couple times. He acts like a simple ol' country boy that just can't get enough titties and beer. Yep, that's him. The titties and beer dude! If you have never seen him before, check out Rodney Carrington - King of the Mountains. We all had a good time at the show and our cheeks hurt from laughing so hard. If you can't handle a little nasty mixed with the funny, this show is not for you. Especially when he sings, "Show'em To Me", you just might get a sneeky peeky of something good! I did. Woo Hoo! (see something, that is, not show something!)

I have to share this video I found of Rodney, doing an interview at a radio station and singing one of his songs. It cracks me up!


Our first night in town was great, as usual. We went home that night, back to Big Ed's and Roxanne's, musing over our next days plans. The boys were going to go play on the motorcycles and meet up with some other pals, while Roxanne and I were going to be at the Derby Party. Some of us girls have termed it "The Derby Challenge!" What's the Derby Challenge, you ask? Well, stay tuned and you'll find out! Ride on! Lady R

14 comments:

Ann said...

I've never heard of Rodney Carrington before, but he sure is funny! Sounds like a great time was had by all!

Can't wait to hear about the Derby Challenge!

B.B. said...

Sounds like fun!

FLHX_Dave said...

Honeysuckle, ahhhhh. I was reading the post and could almost smell it. I, however, enjoy the smell of cow crap. My grandfather raised cattle, My brothers and I would throw it at each other so it brings back fond memories. Sounds like a good trip and alot of fun. It's just amazing how great it is just to be alive, isn't it. "titties and beer". lol, that reminded me of a song by Frank Zappa. Now I am going to have to go out and find it. Thanks for sharing. You and Harley know how to live, enjoy!

Mr. Motorcycle said...

It sounds like you all had a blast. Rodney Carrington is a friggin hoot!. My cheeks still hurt from permagrin and laughing. Glad the weather was nice for your ride too.

Dave, what Zappa song do you refer to. I know a few of Zappa's twisted lyrics from my teenage years.

FLHX_Dave said...

The Zappa song it titled "Titties and Beer", if my memory serves me correctly. I'll email it to you if I find it.

Allen Madding said...

Don't look now mama's got her boobs out showing everyone around...

Dean "D-Day" said...

Dave, throwing cow crap at each other must be universal boy thing. I remember doing that with my friends when we were young.

Lady Ridesalot said...

Ann and B.B...He was hilarious! If you go to You Tube and type in Rodney Carrington, you can find several clips of his shows.

Dave, Thanks bro. My motto: Live each day to the fullest! Life's too short not to.

Zappa...cool.

Allen...sounds like you've heard of him before. LOL!

"Joker" said...

Mr. Rodney Carrington sounds like a Southern version of the Joker!

I hate to admit it Lady R, but I have no basis for comparison - I haven't the slightest idea what honeysuckle smells like. I'll take you to your word that it bests cowshit and wet hay!

Lady Ridesalot said...

It's sweet and fresh, and the bees love it. I have a jasmine outside my back door and it has a very nice aroma that fills the air. It reminds me of honeysuckle because it's got a sweet fragrance also. To me, it's a very romantic aroma.

Ronman said...

Hell I've not only heard of Rodney Carrington but I can tell you that clip was from the Bob and Tom show on Q95 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Granted they are syndicated these days all over the place. He's a trip.

Honeysuckle is wonderful. I have been enjoying that smell all my life. We would take the blooms and pull the stims out and eat the honey. I didn't realize everyone didn't know what it is. I guess one of these days ol' Joker is gonna have to come to the sunny South and get some culture.

Ronman

Lady Ridesalot said...

I hear ya Ronman! A little southern culture is good for anyone. Even ol' Joker. Maybe we can shake some of the Mass-hole out of him! LOL!

Mc Hog said...

I loved reading your blog. I am going to thunder beach next week sept.25 and will be looking for your pigtail helmet . hope to see you there

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