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  • Apr 30, 2010
    Bienvenidos a Miami.

    Yo.  We're in Miami.  Day started with a walk around town in search of morning sustenance with Walt, followed by an hour or so here in the back lounge of the bus catching up on some journaling I've been meaning to do, tallying up some receipts for next year's tax write-offs (fun times!), and basically avoiding the mid-day sun at all costs.  My German/Scotch/Irish/English heritage blessed me with a predisposition to turn all sorts of exotic shades of pink and red from my natural translucent epidermal coloration anytime I'm south the North Pole.  Perhaps after sound check, I'll go for the run I've planned on.  Sorry, sorry, upon which I've planned.  (Sorry, everyone.)

     

    Every store here that sells sunglasses, jewelry, and electronics is LEGIT, a conclusion at which Walt and I arrived earlier.  No need to check with the Better Business Bureau when you pull into town; you heard it here first.  LEGIT.

     

    Oddity of the day:  the mannequins in store-front windows in this city are - how can I put this best into a PG-13 context? - proportionally enhanced in particular pectoral regions, which is intended apparently to attract a similarly, structurally altered clientele into said place of business.  

     

    Time for me to load into the venue (The Gusman Theater), settle in, catch up on some 24/Lost action on Hulu (say what say whhhaaattt), and eventually "make loud noises," as our tour manager Richard likes to say.  Until the show later tonight, Miami (or "Mi-AM-uh" as my Nana says all Florida-like), lateness on the menjay.

     

    PS - Will Smith, if you're in town, maybe at a Starbuck's on your Mac over a no-whip Chai tea soy latte (I don't know, maybe you're a Caramel Macchiato guy), on Straight No Chaser's website catching up, and you want to come to the show tonight, let me know and I'll reserve my comps for you plus one.  

     

    Party in the city where the heat is on, all night on the beach 'til the break of dawn,

    Ryan

     

     

     

     

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Ryan_5's picture
on 30 April 2010 - 1:38pm

Yo.  We're in Miami.  Day started with a walk around town in search of morning sustenance with Walt, followed by an hour or so here in the back lounge of the bus catching up on some journaling I've been meaning to do, tallying up some receipts for next year's tax write-offs (fun times!), and basically avoiding the mid-day sun at all costs.  My German/Scotch/Irish/English heritage blessed me with a predisposition to turn all sorts of exotic shades of pink and red from my natural translucent epidermal coloration anytime I'm south the North Pole.  Perhaps after sound check, I'll go for the run I've planned on.  Sorry, sorry, upon which I've planned.  (Sorry, everyone.)

 

Every store here that sells sunglasses, jewelry, and electronics is LEGIT, a conclusion at which Walt and I arrived earlier.  No need to check with the Better Business Bureau when you pull into town; you heard it here first.  LEGIT.

 

Oddity of the day:  the mannequins in store-front windows in this city are - how can I put this best into a PG-13 context? - proportionally enhanced in particular pectoral regions, which is intended apparently to attract a similarly, structurally altered clientele into said place of business.  

 

Time for me to load into the venue (The Gusman Theater), settle in, catch up on some 24/Lost action on Hulu (say what say whhhaaattt), and eventually "make loud noises," as our tour manager Richard likes to say.  Until the show later tonight, Miami (or "Mi-AM-uh" as my Nana says all Florida-like), lateness on the menjay.

 

PS - Will Smith, if you're in town, maybe at a Starbuck's on your Mac over a no-whip Chai tea soy latte (I don't know, maybe you're a Caramel Macchiato guy), on Straight No Chaser's website catching up, and you want to come to the show tonight, let me know and I'll reserve my comps for you plus one.  

 

Party in the city where the heat is on, all night on the beach 'til the break of dawn,

Ryan

 

 

 

 

Comments

shimano fishing's picture

"Hi, Really great post and it was so Humorous . I love the way you wrote this post and I want you to keep post these kind of topics " Shimano Fishing
JD_2's picture

Awesome show in Miami ! Walt's " Golden Girls" priceless.....Got all my siblings tickets for your shows..... finally got to catch one myself. The best birthday since I was about 11. You guys are amazing live. We need to get you to the Kravis Center in West Palm.
SheriS's picture

It appears as though SNC guys had some fun after the Miami show last night! A little downtime with the bros will help keep the spirits up!
Paula_7's picture

Wow...Ryan...step away from the Starbucks now...'cause it makes you talk all crazy and junk :-)). Hang in there for a few more miserable, sunny days in Florida. We'll see if we can't muster you up some cloud cover in Oklahoma for next weekend...deal? By the way, what is up in The Sunshine State? Miami, especially, is thought to be extremely hip, yet I have noticed that there have still been seats available at the SNC concerts there. This would seem to indicate some slippage in their hipness level, would it not? ;-))
astonehans's picture

I had one such spot on my thigh for quite awhile & after an aquaintance saw it, he said he knew someone who had one that looked the same & ended up cancerous. Mine did too.
S. Brandon's picture

Ryan, I love the way you write. Thanks for the post with a distinctly humorous take. I can use a smile after having a $500 auto repair bill on Tuesday, a nearly $400 plumbing job on Wednesday, and tonight my oven sounds like it's going to blow up.
nikki24's picture

Oh Ryan! You crack me up!! I love it! You're so witty! Which I'm sure you get from your English relatives! Those bloaks say the funniest things! Too bad you're married! You always make me laugh!! P.S. Do you have a brother?
Kathy Mendoza's picture

I remembered the song but forgot that Will Smith had sung it.
Betty897X's picture

The sign-off of this blog post AND the hashtag from Ryan's tweet from earlier today are references to the Will Smith song -- which once I was reminded of, I had to go look up again on youtube. I don't know that it's my all-time favorite Will Smith song, but it's one of my faves. And a nice song to listen to when it's 80 degrees here in Indiana today. ;-) And add me to the list of those who turn all kinds of red shades from small amounts of sun exposure. It took me until adulthood to grow to love sunscreen (honestly, I still don't *love* sunscreen, but I know it's necessary) or just plain staying inside.
Diva Donna's picture

I should have specified that the last line of Ryan's post is from the song.
Diva Donna's picture

Kathy, the reference to Miami & Will Smith is because he did a song way back when, happens to be my fav Will Smith song, called Miami. The last line is from that song. Ryan, please, take care of that light skin, I have the same problem, & even my dark skinned Italian father had a cancerous mole on his back removed. Everyone knows about those moles, but what I didn't know was that even a small patch less then the size of a dime that just looks like dry skin needs to be checked. I had one such spot on my thigh for quite awhile & after an aquaintance saw it, he said he knew someone who had one that looked the same & ended up cancerous. Mine did too. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer, & 3 out of 10 caucasians will develop it in their lifetime. It is malignant but will rarely kill, but it can cause significant destruction & disfigurement. It's very simple to get removed, requiring only a 15 minute office visit.
SheriS's picture

On a day when there is little to smile or laugh about, Ryan, you provide the reason to smile and have a chuckle. I can relate to your sunshine problem as I have the same heritage as did my brother who had terrible problems with skin cancer. You are very wise to be careful and use plenty of sun blocker. Glad you had some time to have a little fun today and explore the strange city of Miami! Stay well and have a great concert tonight for all your fans!
cindy_13's picture

::passing you the zinc oxide paste:: being of the lighter shade of pale myself I understand hiding from the high noon sun. I am going to assume that the mannequins mentioned above are of a female nature. ::whistling and looking around:: I wonder if the male mannequins are also enhanced and not in the pectoral region. It's Maimi i just figured an equal opportunity market lol. Ryan we do appreciate the updates from on the road. I must admit I sometimes have a hard time with some of the wording you all use. I guess I will attribute it to the fact of the age difference. Stay safe and healthy.. treat your voices gently and have a PRODIGIOUS day. ::wink:: God bless you all and keep you in His grace.
Shaina's picture

Oh, Ryan. Thank you very much for making me smile today. Sorry that you happen to turn so many exotic shades of pink; I'm afraid I can't empathize, since I've never been sunburned (I just tan). But try to enjoy the warm; you'll be in sun territory again in a week or two, right? :)
Kathy Mendoza's picture

I laughed out loud on so much of this. Your pigmentation issues, your poor preposition stuck at the end, the mannequin enhancements etc. What up with Will Smith? Does he live in Miami or something? Is he a fan on here?! Thanks, Ryan, for keeping us abreast of everything. We much appreciate it!
amy.isabelle's picture

MMMMMMMMMKAY PUMPKIN?!? :)
Sarah Liz's picture

wow, you're special. :) Seriously, thanks for keeping us updated!!!