TEQUILA TIMES
Volume 20 Issue 10 - October 2017
CAPTAIN YOGI'S USELESS
BUT IMPORTANT INFORMATION


Hello Everybody!
Well I would normally say welcome to fall but it looks like summer is trying to hang on for a couple of more weeks! No problem here. Looks like we’re in for a busy couple of months again.
Next weekend is our last road cleanup, hosted by the Hess’s and Breski’s, so we hope to see everyone out there with their LOUD orange and green vests and giving a hand. And of course, what road clean-up would be complete without a stop at the Blue Room! The more we have there, the sooner we get to the Blue Room!

Next would be the Meeting of the Minds. Once again, we have a good contingent going to the festivities this year, and contrary to the news reports, Key West is OPEN for business and awaiting our arrival. Most of the major damage was further up the Keys but still need our support, so spend your dollars on the ride down and a bunch when you get there!
Elections are coming and candidates will be announced at Octobers social and we appreciate Rick Clapper’s hard work in organizing and making contacts for the elections this year.
Yes, December is coming, crap! The one thing to look forward to is our annual Christmas Club Social with the always exciting gift exchange. Look for details in the next couple of weeks.
The 20 th anniversary of PHIAP is on and will be on March 10 th , 2018 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in West York (same hotel that the Spring Break was held last year). We plan to invite the PHIP Leaders Meeting on the same day and will be inviting all the leaders and any of their members that want to tag along. Sue McCaughey will be the chairman for the committee, so if you have any suggestions or things you would like to see. Details to follow.
On a final note, there has been a lot of tragedy over the past couple of months, we all were personally affected either directly or indirectly, by someone we know. There are many people that need our help and many ways to do so. Make sure when you do give, to be very careful and make sure you know where your money is going.
Pool IS STILL Open!!
Captain Yogi
PURSER REPORT
MEMBERSHIP REPORT
October 2017
Our current 2017 membership is at 88. 


Its not too late to renew your membership for 2017 
click here:   PHIAP Membership

The Parrotheads in Amish Paradise have a lot of great events planned for our 20th Anniversary Year, encourage your friends and family to join and we will all  "Party With A Purpose"

Have you checked out the newly designed PHIAP website yet? 



GRAB YOUR CALENDAR TO
ADD THESE DATES
There are changes!

Our month socials are going back to
Thursday nights!




Wednesday, November 1 - Board Meeting - The Cru Pizza and Deli

Thursday, November 9th - PHIAP NOVEMBER SOCIAL -
The Roadhouse Cafe



Wednesday, November 29 - Board Meeting - The Cru Pizza and Deli

Thursday, December 7 - PHIAP Holiday Party and Social -
The Roadhouse Cafe
(more details coming shortly
  JAKIE'S JOURNAL
OCTOBER 2017

Our current membership is 88
Remember if you haven't sent in your renewal yet, its now available ON-LINE - CLICK below


DOESN'T GET MUCH EASIER!!
Grab your friends, family, neighbors and join in the phun of Partying with a Purpose!

New Member's registration are now
ON SALE -50% off

Have a question about membership?

WELCOME TO THE PHLOCK!



SAVE THE DATE - MARCH 10th
for the
20th Anniversary Celebration
of the
Parrot Heads in Amish Paradise

Celebrate 20 years of our Awesome Amish Club. I'm sure Jimmy himself is proud of the efforts put forth by the PHIAP over the years... So.... we invited him to come!!!! He is looking into it and will get back to me. In the mean time, It's our 20th Anniversary, come celebrate with us... Current Members, Past Members, and Future Members we would be honored to have you. Sue McCaughey is our Chairperson for this awesome event. Please let her know if you would like to be a part of helping to organize it.


IS THIS MAN A GENIUS?



Here is an incredible breakdown of the most beloved and hated JB song!


Ask ten Parrot Heads what their favorite JB tune is and you will get ten different
answers.
Ask them what the least favorite song is and one particular song will win every time.
Ask any non-Parrot Head to name their favorite Buffett song, and this will be the one.
It is a staple of those guys with a six string and a barstool.
They dance a cha-cha line dance to it at the country bars.
It is ironic that the most popular JB song is also the one most hated, reviled, and
criticized by Parrot Heads.
I recently witnessed our resident minstrels hold a vote to see if the crowd wanted to
hear it, and the song lost.
JB calls it "the national anthem" and has named his empire after it.

Can you guess....Of course, it's Margaritaville. 

Why the dis­dain, I ask you, why, why, why? I think we should do a detailed analysis of this perky little ditty. Well, maybe you don't want to, but I love examining perky little ditties, so here goes.

The tune begins with a bouncy intro that is unique and unmistakable. Like the intro to Beethoven's Fifth Sym­phony, when you hear it, you know immediately what's coming next. You either smile in anticipation or groan in despair. However, it is the philosophy and wisdom of the song that makes it so important to our lives. Yea, it even forms the dogma for true happiness. The first line is prophetic to the meaning of the entire song. "Nibblin on sponge cake" is so profoundly subtle that some may miss it's wisdom entirely. Nibblin' is the process of consumption in small quantities that allows time for enjoyment of the flavor and makes the digestive process easy and gas free. Applied to life, we should take one day at a time and not worry about things that we cannot change, but deal with them as they occur. This will allow us to enjoy the beauty and pleasures that life offers without the discomfort of gassy buildup. "Sponge cake" symbolizes a light-hearted ap­proach to life and the ability to bounce back when the weight of responsibility begins to mash you out of shape. The rest of the first verse enhances this idea. Relaxing on our "front porch swing", we idly enjoy the simple pleasures of music, relaxa­tion and good food while the world bakes in the heat of worry about the next payment on the minivan, or envy of the darkest tan.

The second verse examines the expectations that society uses to judge whether our decisions are acceptable and to classify us as a success or failure. You claim that you "don't know the reason", but you are enjoying your life, so you stay "here all season". However, society's expectations lead you to real guilt for having 'nothing to show" for your life. In the race to accomplish some lofty goal or achieve some social or economic status, we often lose sight of what really brings us happiness. If you do what you enjoy and stop worrying about what everyone else thinks of you, life will become a "real beauty". Happiness will just happen, without a clue.

The third verse presents us with a way to overcome adversity or tragedy. Sometimes accidents like a blown out flip flop may lead to the tragedy of a cut heel. The disaster may be so great that you must abandon your current course of action and "cruise on back home". to reconsider the viability of trying again. But there is hope when you have the strength of faith to know that you can stand up to your trials and tribulations and that you will overcome. The blender symbolizes a covenant that promises if we put in the right ingredients, and do the right things, we will find the strength and courage to "hang on". Even though you may feel that your life is "wasted away again", hold on to the hope that you will find that "lost shaker  of salt"  and life will be good.  II is easy to deny responsibility  for our problems and blame others, though, as Freud conjectures about our mothers, there usually is a "woman to blame". Ultimately, we are responsible for how we deal with problems and how we let them affect us. Really, our life is our "own damn fault".

Or... Margaritaville could be a fantasy of a magical place where the living is easy, the women are cuties, and the te­quila and limes are abundant. Try this experiment. Take fresh limes, tequila, triple sec, and a little water and sugar. Zest one lime, roll and juice them and mix with the other ingredients. Inhale the pungent fragrance of lime zest and juice, and the sweet, intoxicating aroma of the tequila. DO NOT use a mix, Rose's lime juice, or frozen concentrate. Fill a glass with ice. Put the song on and turn up the volume. I prefer the live version from "You Had To Be There". Pour the mixture slowly into the glass and watch it flow over the sparkling rocks. Top it off with a floater of tequila. Kick back, close your eyes, sip slowly and you will understand what Jimmy meant when he said "Where is Margaritaville?....Anywhere you want it to be".

Contributed by Bob Weiner













CRASHER'S MONTHLY CONCOCTION

"There's Booze in the Blender
& Soon it will Render,
That Frozen Concoction
that helps me hang on!"

"CRASH" CANDY CORN SHOTS

1 part Licor 43
1 part Orange Curacao
1 part Reddi Whip

Layer each starting with Licor 43, then Orange Curacao (you can use the back of a spoon) slowly pour in 2nd layer, last is white layer (shake well then turn can upside down and slowly release whip into the shot glass) finally take a knife and scrap the whip level with the top of shot.

Garnish with Candy Corn... Of Course!

No Halloween party is complete
without this shot!

....and Me... Don't forget Crash :)

SHARK BITES
Trolling for Things To Do!
SCOTT KIRBY MUSIC

OCT 23rd 2017
 
SCOTT KIRBY - CHASING HEMINGWAY CD RELEASE PARTY

RAMS HEAD ON STAGE ---  CHECK IT OUT HERE

“Long Story Short" - a CD Review by Bob Hess

I haven’t written a cd review for a long time but wanted to share my thoughts of Peter and Brendan Mayer’s “Long Story Short”. I got a copy at the Mayer-Kirby-Mayer concert in Reading some weeks ago.

Jane and I have been listening to Peter for over 15 years since we heard the “Stars and Promises” concert in Lancaster many years ago. We have all of Peter’s cds and have spent many an evening listening to them. I even have a vinyl (what’s that?) copy of his 1st album autographed by Peter and Jim. Roger’s autograph is nowhere to be seen (he’s famous for that.) So, I would not expect anything but a great recording from them; I was not disappointed.

The cd has 13 tunes, 10 originals and 3 covers. Peter, Brendan, and other composers/arrangers from the Reefers had a hand in the originals. Covers included songs by Jimmy Buffett, Paul Simon, and James Taylor.

All of the cuts are great with two really sticking in my mind - “Long Story Short” and “Ghost of a Son.” Peter and Brendan have also released a video on YouTube of “Starting With You” which is done very nicely. Brendan sings most of the lead parts, but there are many duets throughout the recordings and, of course, Peter’s voice is prevalent, also.

Speaking of covers - “The Boxer” (Paul Simon) and “Copperline” (James Taylor) are done by Brendan and are definitely worth a listen. Buffett’s “Barefoot Children in the Rain” is the only recording other than Buffett’s that I know of.

I would recommend this cd to all of Peter’s friends and anyone else wanting to listen to new tunes and refreshing covers of songs we know.
Peter Mayer and son Brendan have given us a wonderful cd which we all can listen to and appreciate.




MEETING OF THE MINDS


"WERE STILL HERE!"

Last Call for Guaranteed Blood Drive Shirts. We Need Volunteers!
 I have received news that our shirt order needs to be placed by the morning of October 9 th . This will be a last call if you want to be guaranteed this year’s Blood Drive.    
After the deadline, I can’t guarantee a donor a shirt. I always feel bad when I have to tell someone who does show up to donate, that I don’t have shirt for them.    
We need volunteers to donate!    
Thursday  
           9 – SOLD OUT!!!
           10 – SOLD OUT!!!
           11 – SOLD OUT!!!
           12 – We have 11 appointments available.
           1 – We have 13 appointments available.
           2 – We have 12 appointments available.
           3 – Right now we will have very lonely phlebotomists! 
           4 – See the 3 PM slot.
Friday 
          We are wide open. I need volunteers for all hours between 9 & 12.               
I’m still looking for that SECOND club that wants to step up and “own” an hour! Have your own bloodmobile or share it with nearby club! We need 8 volunteers per club for the Thursday 2, 3 or 4 slots.    
What club wants to be second? The Parrot Head Club of Eastern Massachusetts ROCKS!!!    
The bloodmobiles will be parked in front of the Casa on Seminole on Thursday, November 2nd from 9 am to 5 pm and on Friday, November 3rd from 9 am to 1 pm.    
Please send an email to  MOTMBLOODDRIVE@AOL.COM  with your name, your shirt size, the date, and the time you would like to donate.    
Blood donation is the “Ultimate Random Act of Kindness”, we could really use your HELP this year!

Thank you,

Jeff Hoffman
“We’re Still Here” Service Chairperson
Isle of Iowa Parrot Head Club

P.S. We will once again be collecting unwrapped toys for the  Monroe County Salvation Army .

Also  NEW  shoes for " Kids Come First ".....

Calling All Parrot Heads!!! Put On Your Walking Shoes and Help Us Stomp Out Breast Cancer!!!
We're calling all Parrot Heads to come out and walk with us as "Team Parrot Head" 2017 to help raise money for a local Key West organization. The Zonta Club of Key West will be having their annual "ABC 5K Run/Walk" on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The event raises money to cover mammograms, thin-prep pap tests, and other diagnostic and preventive measures for women in the Lower Keys. The Zonta Club of Key West online registration link to participate in the 2017 ABC 5K Walk/Run is:  https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/KeyWest/ZontaABC5K
When asked if you are a parrot head, select "yes" and the drop down box will have a place for you to type the name of your parrot head club. Remember to put the complete name of your parrot head club on the registration form.   NEW THIS YEAR!! Want to donate on behalf of a parrot head or club? You can do that now on the registration page. 1.On the race registration home page, click the donate button. 2.Once on the donate screen, select to donate either in your name, anonymously or Other. 3. If you select other, you can then list the name of the parrot head or the name of the club in the space provided.  If you have questions please contact Susan Richardson at  jsrclearwater@aol.com  and put in subject line Team Parrot Head.

**Prizes are awarded to the TOP 3 parrot head clubs raising the most money and a prize to the individual parrot head raising the most money** 

If you are registered prior to MOTM for the Zonta walk/race stop by the Team "Parrot Head" Zonta Registration Table on Thursday November 2, 2017 (outside the Mini-Mart) and pick up your walk/race packet. You can also register here too, if not already registered. 

We will have our "Pink Wheel" again this year on Thursday at the Team "Parrot Head" table. You can "Spin" for $1.00 to win one of the prizes on the wheel, and get a ticket to be placed in the drawing for our "Grand Prize." All proceeds benefit Team "Parrot Head" 2017. 

If you are unable to walk/run(or planning to walk/run) and would like to get involved by assisting with the "on the scene" activities at the walk or on Thursday at the Casa Marina please contact Susan Richardson, Team "Parrot Head" Chair at:  jsrclearwater@aol.com  and put in the subject line "Team Parrot Head."
Early Registration Drawing Information: All parrot heads that register for Team "Parrot Head" by Saturday October 28, 2017 will have their name entered into the drawing being held on Thursday ... November 2, 2017 at the Zonta Club of Key West's Team "Parrot Head" Registration Table located at the Casa Marina Courtyard "You DO NOT have to be present to win". Winners will be contacted. **2017 Prizes (1) $500.00 Visa Card (1) $250.00 Visa Card**

Watch for updates on upcoming announcements by visiting our Facebook page link  https://www.facebook.com/TeamParrotHeadMotm2012
More updates coming....standby. 

Andrew Talbert

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DONATIONS FOR HOMELESS SHELTER
" BOXERS, SOCKS, TOILETRIES"

The Homeless Goodies this month: HOODIES

Please bring hoodies to November and Decembers Social meeting to be distributed to the homeless.

Thanks for Giving the Gift of warmth!!!

Of course as always we are collecting, socks, toiletries, chapstick, and any other hygiene products for the homeless shelter.

Any questions, contact Lynn Krieger

 
NEW VENUE




The new Venue for our Monthly Socials is The Road House Cafe Bar & Grill. 
For more information on our new venue check out their website.

This Month you can buy Margaritaville Shrimp!!!!


1031 Eisenhower Blvd.
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717)939-9915


Join us at The Roadhouse

Dennis McCaughey

Great Raffle Gifts to celebrate Oktoberfest!




 The Venue for our Executive Meetings is The Cru Pizza & Deli Restaurant. For more information on our Executive venue, check out their website : The Cru Pizza and Deli

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITY

Sunday Brunch at Hershey




December 17 - full


We will need groups for Brunches in 2018. 
 Sign up by yourself and make a few new phriends!
It easy, fun and very full-filing.

More details:

Please let Jane Hess know if you can help!





ROAD CLEAN UP

YOU can be a part of the last road cleanup of the PHiAP for 2017! All you have to do is show up at the former TMI Visitor's Center, route 441N, at 10 a.m., grab a bag and a vest, and pick up the trash!

And you can get your picture taken, then go to the Blue Room for refreshments.

October 14th 2017

Contact Jane Hess to Volunteer


OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

OCTOBER 09 -
MICHAEL GRIEB

OCTOBER 10
RICK STAMBAUGH
OCTOBER 18
BRIAN WHEELER 

OCTOBER 20
JUDY LEHMAN

OCTOBER 27
DON ISABELLA













OCTOBER ANNIVERSARIES


OCTOBER 5 -
MARY KAY AND MIKE KNOLL

OCTOBER 8 -
SUE AND DENNIS MCCAUGHEY

OCTOBER 21 -
JUDY AND JOE LEHMER

OCTOBER 25 -
DOLLY AND LARRY KMETZ

OCTOBER 27 -
DEB AND PAT FINK





WELCOME TO THE PHLOCK!





TRACI AND RICK STAMBAUGH

TRACEY ELDER

GEORGI WILLIS

LINDA AND NELSON BREISCH



What is a
Parrothead?
Have you ever been asked what a Parrothead is? Here is a video that will help explain what we are all about. Share the link with a friend and maybe we can expand the PHLOCK!
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CAPTAIN AND CREW
  CAPTAIN: Don “Yogi” Krieger

FIRST MATE: Scott "Crasher" Braasch

PURSER: Diane Clapper

SCRIBE: Deb Fink

CREW MEMBERS AT LARGE:
 Phyllis Harmon & Jane Hess

CRUISE DIRECTOR: Lynn Stewart-Krieger

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Sue McCaughey

NAVIGATOR/WEBMSTER: Adam Dawson

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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR: Ginny Isabella

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