I just uploaded the 20th episode of The Jeff Kay Show podcast, over at Patreon. It went well, I think. Some of ’em go better than others. This one flowed, in some kind of highly amateurish way. The title: The Swirl Was Starting To Sag! And the description:
In this one, I power through several topics I had scribbled in my big notebook o’ nonsense. Including an update on the brand new Dairy Queen near our house, the reason I can’t return to the KFC near my job, a crazy man with a dog inside Costco, our son who likes to run up restaurant tabs, a man who’s reportedly never burped, and a Beatles-themed Whistle Dick of the Week. There might be other little tidbits in there too that I’m not remembering, but those are the “highlights.” Enjoy!
I’m getting mixed signals on the podcast. On one hand… almost no feedback. That indicates to me that it’s not very good. However… the Monday episodes are being downloaded in large number. So, I don’t know. I’m not sure what’s going on. In any case, I’m having a blast doing them. It’s fun, and I’m frankly surprised that I’ve been able to pull it off so far. Twenty episodes already! That’s crazy.
Anyway, this is a Thursday episode, available to Patreon supporters only. But there are five episodes available at all the normal podcast places. Including — as of just a few days ago — Spotify. They’re the most difficult, requiring a lot of hoops-jumping, etc. Even more than Apple, if you can believe it.
So, there you go. I’m loving the podcast so far. I hope you guys are getting some enjoyment out of it too.
This is my last update for a while. Toney and I leave on Sunday, for our big Las Vegas trip. I told her I’m only going to care about two things next week: Carrot Top and roulette. That’s a joke, of course. I have no idea how to play roulette and no interest in learning. If there’s any gambling at all, it’ll be twenty bucks in a slot machine. And even that probably won’t happen. With twenty bucks I could go full-all you can eat somewhere. Ya know?
And Carrot Top… I sneer at the man because he pulls a trunk full of props onto the stage. Right? And that screams hack. But the thing is, he’s a pro and I’d probably be laughing my ass off. I won’t be finding out, however. There will be no Carrot Top in my near future. You know, as far as I know.
No, it’ll be all about food and beverage, a day trip to the Grand Canyon, the Neon Museum, a few other odds and ends, and some more food and beverage. Follow me on Instagram and I’ll keep you updated on our whereabouts. Should be fun!
When I lived and worked in California we had multiple “meetings” in Las Vegas, and always stayed at Treasure Island, for some reason. My boss’s boss LOVED going there and booked as many so-called meetings in the city as possible. After his best friend dropped dead at an early age, he took an early retirement and moved to his beloved Las Vegas. He planned to travel the world, and not squander his remaining time working. And… he was promptly murdered. At a Vegas car wash. And how’s that for an uplifting story?
But I’m hoping to understand his love for the place. I’ve been there multiple times, and it’s… interesting. But I never fully understood why he was so enamored. He’s literally one of the smartest guys I’ve ever met. I’m hoping to unlock the mystery next week. We’ll see what happens.
For a Question, I’d like to know your favorite tourist traps. You know, places that attract massive numbers of tourists… but are just super-enjoyable regardless? Myrtle Beach jumps to mind. It’s the definition of touristy, and hipsters turn their noses up at it, but I have a blast every time. Without exception. I’m hoping to add Las Vegas to the list, but it’s still undetermined. What do you have on this one?
Also, what were the most disappointing tourist destinations? The automatic answer for me: Niagara Falls. I was bored within the hour, and everything felt kinda… seedy. Help me out with this one too, if you’re so inclined.
And I’m going to call it a day here.
I’ll be back on September 17, with a new Surf Report update and a new podcast episode.
Follow me on Instagram for ridiculous travel updates, as well as my world famous #baseballweirdness photo series. And I use the term “world famous” loosely, very loosely.
Have a great weekend!