Sandlapper ParrotHead Telegraph
Volume III, Number 11
March 2001
A Charter PHiP Club

Captain's Log

Greetings Sandlappers! What a long strange trip it's been. Here we are at 3 years young and the club is preparing to undergo its first leadership change in its history. On Tuesday, March 13th, the results from our election will be announced and a new President and Treasurer will be indoctrinated into their new positions. So with this change at the top, this will be my last Captain's Log for the Sandlapper PH Telegraph. I will certainly miss running the club, but will not be out of the loop totally as I will be stepping down into the Vice President's position. These last three years have been a fantasy come true for me. Actually getting the ball rolling wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. According to PHiP guidelines, to start a club, we needed to be at least 50 miles from a current club and, of course, the Charlotte club is only 25 miles away. So I had to get permission from Chad Penley, their President at the time, to go ahead and organize the effort. His blessing came at the Valentines Day 1998 pre-Buffett concert party in downtown Charlotte and six weeks later we had our inaugural meeting at Thursdays Too in Rock Hill. Thirty some-odd pholks attended that meeting and we were on our way. We've had some good times and we've had some rocky times (do I need to mention the mini-hurricane that wiped us out at the Come See Me Tail Gate Party in 1999?), but overall we have had productive times and done a lot of good for local and national charities. I urge you to embrace the new leader of our club and rededicate your loyalty to the future of the SPHC. The club will be in good hands regardless of the outcome of the elections. Thanks again for a wonderful three years and for your hard work that has made our club one of the best in the country, or the world for that matter.

Founder & Outgoing President

"Drink it up, this one's for you…It's been a lovely cruise…I'm sorry it's ending, oh it's sad, but it's true, Honey, it's been a lovely cruise"

You know you're from Key West when:

1. Your coworker has 8 body piercings and none are visible.
2. You make over $300,000 and still can't afford a house.
3. You take a bus and are shocked at two people carrying on a conversation in English.
4. Your child's 3rd-grade teacher has purple hair, nose ring, and is named Breeze.
5. You can't remember... is pot illegal?
6. You've been to a baby shower that has two mothers and a sperm donor.
7. You and your co-workers have Cuban bread and Bucci for breakfast.
8. You have never owned a car.
9. You know the difference between real and fake Key Lime Pie.
10. A really great parking space can totally move you to tears.
11. The Crime report is a source of daily entertainment.
12. Gas costs $1.00 per gallon more than anywhere else in the US
13. A man walks down the street in full leather regalia and crotchless
chaps. You don't even notice.
14. Unlike back home, the lady downtown wearing the baseball cap and
sunglasses who looks like Madonna is Madonna.
15. Your car insurance costs as much as your house payment.
16. Your hairdresser is straight, your plumber is gay, the woman who
delivers your mail is into S & M and your Mary Kay rep is a guy in drag.
17. You know where Jimmy Buffett lives.
18. It's barely sprinkling rain and there's a report on every news station
about "HURRICANE WATCH 2001."
19. The local bar owner is also mayor.
20. If it's 60 degrees, you break out the fur coat and space heaters.
21. It's barely sprinkling rain outside, so you leave for work an hour
early to avoid all the weather-related accidents.
22. Hey!!!! Is pot illegal????
23. Both you AND your cat have therapists.
24. Your power goes off before you finish reading thi.....

"But now he's incommunicado, leavin' such a hole in a world that believed that a life with such bravado was takin' the right way home"

Sandlapper PHC 3rd Anniversary Party

Sandlapper 3rd Anniversary Party will be held at the Rock Hill Jaycee Hut, just off of Hwy 161 (beyond my old house toward York about 4/10 of a mile, turn when you see the Serenity Club sign). We'll be turning this into a BBQ sale and benefit for Sandlapper member Ronnie Howell who is currently going through some serious health problems. Tickets are $10.00 each (in advance or at the door) and all proceeds from BBQ and ticket sales will go to Ronnie.

The RH Jaycees were kind enough to donate their Hut for the event and several of their members have a band (Plain Jane) that will play at no cost to the club. Another local band, one that doesn't even have a name at this point, will be making their public debut at this function, again at no cost to the club. And, if I get this cleared with the boys, the Rum Punch Bandits might even make an appearance. If you need more detailed directions, just let me know and he'll do what I can to get you there.

ParrotStock 2001 Southeastern ParrotHead Convention

Registration is now open for ParrotStock 2001, the Inaugural Southeastern Regional ParrotHead Convention to be held May 3rd - 6th on the Isle of Palms, SC, just north of Charleston. Activities will include the Marvin Gardens Memorial Mini-Golf Tournament at the Island Club House in Mt. Pleasant (Drink Beer and Knock Your Balls Around The Old Golf Course ;-); The Great ParrotStock Mullet Chunk (You'll hafta see this one to believe it); Beach Volleyball (The Windjammer Beach Club has four beach courts); and a silent auction of great Buffett/PH items will benefit mucho charities. We'll also have several ParrotHead vendors on hand in a Mini-Mart setup to sell all kinds of tropical/ParrotHead stuff. The entertainment lined up for ParrotStock 2001 is one you'll want to tell your Grandkeets about: A1A, Caribbean Cowboys (one of your last chances to catch the Cowboys with lead guitarist Matt Sluder who is quitting the band and moving to Nashville), Sunny Jim White, Hugo Duarte & the Full Sail Band, the Delta Riders (Jay Spell's band), Clark Hoyle, Erik Smith, and the Immortal Reefer Band Reunion Concert featuring ex-Coral Reefers Roger Bartlett, Greg "Fingers" Taylor, Keith Sykes, Jay Spell, Harry Dailey, Phillip Fajardo and Deborah McColl. Hotels are booking up fast for this weekend, so check our web site and make your reservations pronto….

"He was a fugitive with a pseudo name…lost his mind in a hurricane. Coconut upside his head…people said he'd be better dead…'cause his glory days are gone…sits on the shore with his saxophone and plays"

Augusta Lynx Margaritaville Weekend

Here are the details of the Augusta Lynx Margaritaville Weekend scheduled for this coming weekend (March 16th & 17th):

Friday March 16, 2001
The Buffett tribute band A1A will sing the National Anthem at the Lynx Game, at the Augusta Richmond County Civic Center on 7th St. Game starts at 7:30 PM.
Immediately following the game A1A will be playing in the Lynx Den, (Exhibition Hall of the Civic Center), There is no charge for anyone with a game ticket for that night, ($12, 10, & 8.00). Our club will be holding a silent auction during the game, and will have a live auction during a band break during the concert after the game. The proceeds are for our, (PH of the Savannah River), charities. PARTY TIME!

Saturday March 17, 2001
A1A will be playing 2 hours pre-game in front of the civic center. Game starts at 7:30PM. Immediately following the game there will be a auction for the special Margaritaville game jerseys in the Lynx Den. Money raised from this auction will go to the Lynx's charities.

At 9:00 PM, A1A will go on stage at Half Shell Harry's, (our club's home base), and will play until midnight. It is located on Washington road in the National Hills shopping center, across the street from the Augusta National Golf Club, (home of the Masters). Our club will be holding another auction there with some special items, such as one of our club t-shirts autographed by Mac McAnally, and a quilt made from Buffett t-shirts, etc. PARTY TIME!

The Lynx set up a special at the Comfort Inn on 1455 Walton Way, (not far from the Civic Center) at $49.95 for double occupancy. Any difficulties the contact person is Linda Mulder. This is where A1A is staying. Phone 706-722-2224, be sure to tell them it is for the Lynx game.

Half Shell Harry's has set a special at the La Quintal Inn at I-20 and
Washington Rd. at $39.99 double occupancy, 706-733-2660. Be sure to tell them it is for the A1A concert at Half Shell Harrys.

Hockey game tickets are available by calling the Lynx 706-724-4423, or at the door, (if they are not sold out by then).

"Vacantly occupied, sat on the beach 'til my body got fried. Dreamin' of your pretty eyes up in South Carolina I can't pronounce my R's or G's when I'm speakin' Southernese. Honey do, honey come and do me again"

Calendar of Phlockings

March 16 & 17 Augusta Lynx Hockey Weekend w/A1A
March 24 SPHC 3rd Anniversary Party
April 10 SPHC Monthly Meeting, Details TBA


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