THE THANG: IT’S ELVIS’ BDAY! (#83)
Mosey to FB field
11 SSH IC, Elvis’ first guitar 11 years old
12 TTT IC, asked to sing on radio when he was 12 years old, too shy
14 IW IC, Priscilla’s age when they met
18 LBAC IC F, then R, 18 years old paid $4 to make first album for his mom’s b’day present
31 LBCs IC, number of takes to record Hound Dog
31 squats OYO, number of movies in which he was an actor
Teams of 3, 1 pax on each side of the field while another pax runs across field, switch, rinse and repeat. Complete the following:
100 merkins x 2, 100 diamond merkins x 2, 100 hand release merkins x 2,
55 burpees x 2, 50 T-plank merkins
600- LBCs, 600 flutter kicks, 50 4 ct AH, 50 Iron Cross, Hold 6” until teammate returns
50 counts are for the concert played in 1960 at no charge & he donated $50k to finish USS Arizona Memorial
55 counts are for the $55k he paid for the Potomac (FDRs floating Whitehouse) later donated to St. Jude
100 counts are for the $100k he paid for Graceland in 1957
600 counts are for the 600 songs he recorded (did not write any)
In the 1960s, Elvis had lost popularity because of the Beatles, Rolling Stones and others. He walked down a busy street in Los Angeles in the late 60s and nobody recognized him. He decided to do a television special and that relaunched his career.
YHC can’t help but think that Elvis’ life would have been better had he not got career going again. Be careful what you wish for!
Fuel Open tomorrow
Shades has Q on Thursday
Reaper on Friday
Shade’s co-worker’s friend died during childbirth w/ twins. Twins are healthy. There is a 19 month old sibling. Pray for the dad and 3 kids.
Prayer by Shades of Grey