Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Last Saturday night, Annette and I attended a Valentine's dinner put on by our church at Ventano's, a wonderful Italian restaurant in Green Valley with a sweeping view of the Las Vegas strip. We were entertained by our friends, Whitney and Marianne Phoenix, who were just terrific, and by a special appearance of one of the top Elvis impersonators in Vegas, Brendan Paul. Brendan owns the Graceland Wedding Chapel on the Strip, has appeared as an Elvis impersonator in a number of films (including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas with Johnny Depp), and is a friend of ours from church. His wife Deedee is a doll, and they have two boys around Connor's age. You always know when Brendan is at church, with his height, and abundance of jet black hair.
For a while we had two Elvis impersonators attending the same church service, sitting on opposite sides of the auditorium. I imagined that they would glance at each other in a competitive sort of way, and give each other the Elvis snarl.