Looking for Elvis?
Posted by episode81 on October 14, 2010
I do not consider myself an Elvis fan. But that might be changing.
Just recently, Elvis has popped up in a number of unexpected places: as background music in a French restaurant and as a music request from Edison Pena, one of the trapped (now free, yey!) Chilean miners.
Let’s just take a moment to admire the name of Edison Pena. I wonder if he has a brother called Tesla?
Anywho, I digress …
My most recent encounter with Elvis came from an unexpected source. I colored my hair, ably assisted by a friend who did the back. As I sat waiting for the required 25 minutes, I turned on the live CNN feed to watch the miners’ rescue. With minutes left before I needed to rinse the color off my hair, another miner started on the journey to the surface. I couldn’t drag myself away until he was free, so I left the color on for way longer than I should. That was my first mistake.
My second was in not being very neat. I had slapped on the color to make sure that I didn’t miss any close to my hairline. You can see where this is going.
When I finally emerged from the shower after washing out the color, who was looking back in the mirror? None other than Elvis.
I now have rather impressive sideburns that will take several days to fade.
Thank you very much. I’ll be here all week.
UPDATE: Soon after I posted this yesterday, I attended a meeting at a business in San Jose. Guess who was standing outside the breakroom? Yep. He is following me.