Doodle Bug (minikin) wrote,
Doodle Bug

Nudie show and Steak

We left early for the afternoon show, which gave us time to hit the Tanger outlet mall first. Mom and Dad bought a pair of khakis for Critter at Old Navy while I took Tigger to Wilson Leather to buy a wallet. He found a nifty small one with a zippered inside pocket for only $5.

The show was a partnership between a magician and a ventriloquist. The magician had doves and macaws. He did a few levitation acts, dismembering acts, and quite a lot of misdirection and replacement schticks. Most impressive to me was the up-close sleight of hand demonstration with brass cups and mini baseballs (that grew at the end).

The nudie bit came in when the ventriloquist talked to his hand... "Aren't you supposed to be wearing a puppet?" "I'm nude." He had some very clever bits, and a wonderful singing voice.

The stagehands were also dancers, and we were treated to "All that Jazz" "Mr. Celophane" "Razzle-Dazzle" and the accompanying tap routine from Chicago. The ventriloquist sang a song from Les Mis, which I've yet to see, so I can't give the title.

After the show, we dropped by a VF outlet mall, and picked up decorating supplies for the bowling party, from the Paper Factory. Then we headed to Shogun for dinner. They serve the yummy veggies (carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, onions and zucchini), and don't bother with the cabbage or the bean sprouts. Our chef had fun playing with the boys.

Back at the room, I've found the nearest oil change place to get my car serviced tomorrow (they also recharge the AC there), and now I'm going to look up the IMAX schedule, and catch up on reading LJ.

I got to almost talk to Hippychicx while I was shopping, but we had a poor connection. And then, when she tried to call on her meal break, we were in the show. Ah well. She was able to take a couple of minutes later to call and wish me g'night. I need to point out to her that I'm an hour earlier here, and that she might try calling after work anyway. Oops.

When I get offline, I'm going to try calling Matt and then Knight and Ro.

Vacation is always fun. :)

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