Notes from Quarantine: Day 331 (at least if feels like that):
The hours between my morning coffee and afternoon cocktails have become fewer and fewer. Can you blame me? My hair is graying, my eyebrows and eyelashes are back to their natural states (gasp!) and my forehead needed Botox two weeks ago – I’m a monster!
The only soothing salve I have right now is the sauce. That, and some wonderful tales the spies and I have picked up from social media. And I am going to share those with you right now, I’ll take payment in root touch-up or street Botox.
So put on your fanciest pajamas and dive on in!
Erdman narrowly escapes Baskin, thanks ‘Rona
Local musician Eric Erdman got dangerously close to playing near Carole Baskin of “Tiger King” fame.
One of our all time favorite local musicians and multiple Nappie Award Winner Eric Erdman may have barely escaped being put in a meat grinder and fed to tigers.
Yep, that’s right!
It seems Erdman was scheduled for a gig in Tampa. And apparently it was right down the street from the tiger rescue of the infamous Carole Baskin, one of the biggest characters in the streaming hit of the quarantine, “Tiger King.”
Baskin was suspected of killing her second husband, who mysteriously disappeared, and her “competitor” known as Joe Exotic spent many years accusing her of such in video and song. This is a major part of the documentary.
Erdman, having fun with his Facebook followers, wrote the following on April 19:
“Of course all my gigs have been cancelled (same as every musician). But the one that was supposed to transpire last night is of special interest. Would’ve been across the street from Ol’ Carole herself. So maybe the ‘Rona has inadvertently saved my life?”
You never know what might have happened to Eric if he had played that gig! We, too, thank you ‘Rona for saving him! We can’t wait to see him out playing live again!
“Man” rescued from Mobile Bay
One of my spies sent in a very strange tale.
Apparently a family who lives right on the bay (Eastern shore side) lost their blow up doll. We really don’t why they had such a doll or how they managed to lose it. We didn’t ask those questions, as that’s their business. But he was rumored to be the life of the party, especially around Christmas. Ho ho ho!
But all was not lost, as apparently another family who was out boat riding and socially distancing found the doll floating in the bay and picked him up. They posted photos of their find on social media, and luckily, the doll who was affectionately known as “David” was recognized and returned home to his family. See, miracles do happen! Even in a pandemic!
Well, kids, that’s all I got this week. One day we will be back in the bars again and there will be more shenanigans for me to share but until then, just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous or some plain ol’ David lovin’, I will be there! Ciao!
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