Category Archives: Desert City

Desert City Update #6 – Why Benjis Are The Secret Ingredient

Desert City Update #6 – Why Benjis Are The Secret Ingredient

Final words on Desert City 2014 … You haven’t laughed until you’ve laughed at Benji as a dirty old man. Not just any dirty old man.  A miserable, ornery, cantankerous, crabby, crusty, dirty old man. A lecherous dirty old man. Who danced with Brandi. And things started flying off of him.  Unplanned things. First hisContinue Reading

Desert City 2014 Update #5 – Fanny-Pack Spins! Remote Control Cars! The Wave!

Desert City 2014 Update #5 – Fanny-Pack Spins! Remote Control Cars! The Wave!

What  is  it about the 80′s? There’s something life-affirming about the 80′s! The workout clothes, the big hair, the loud colors.   And most of all the MUSIC! I heard there were worries at Desert Swing about playing an entire night of 80′s music.  Maybe the young people wouldn’t know the songs, wouldn’t be able toContinue Reading

Desert City 2014 Update #4 – AWARDS!

Desert City 2014 Update #4 – AWARDS!

Just over! Scoresheets still on the walls, crowds of tired, happy people clustered around them laughing, discussing, taking pictures with phones. Great happy vibe in that sunny room with Arizona golden sunset light streaming in the floor-to-ceiling glass wall. Alfred, who just won Allstar, is beside himself, his glasses sliding down his nose backpack slidingContinue Reading

Desert City 2014 Update #3 – WHO MADE FINALS?

Desert City 2014 Update #3 – WHO MADE FINALS?

Sorry no update last night – no hotel wifi in my room, fought all night with it, and tech support, finally gave up.  They’ve just gotten me back online. I’m having bad luck with technology lately rghghghghghgh JACK AND JILL FINALS POSTED!   MASTERS Zo Carroll Mike Krause Mike Booth Don Law David Vichules GaryContinue Reading

Desert City 2014 Update #2 – Headlights!

Desert City 2014 Update #2 – Headlights!

Laaaazy day, floating lazily along on the lazy river, with a lazy fruity drink, lazing with friends, lazy chomping on lazy food at the cafe, lazing around on lounge chairs in the hot hot hot hot hot hot sun … … Unless you’re one of those dancer types of people, that is, who are spendingContinue Reading

Desert City 2014 Update #1 – NEXT YEAR LABOR DAY!

Desert City 2014 Update #1 – NEXT YEAR LABOR DAY!

Last night the wind blew so ferociously it rattled the shutters on my room. It sounded like the dark skies had opened and a rainstorm was battling against the windows and walls. But out on the deck there was no rain, just a dramatic black night and a fierce wind rattling through the palm trees,Continue Reading

Desert City 2013 – Update #1

What a fun event! Great new hotel! Ten minutes from airport! Thrilling skyscraper-high waterslide; “lazy river” with tubes to float along in the sun around the perimeter of the property; giant golf course; fountains and waterfalls, small pools, rows of hibachis and comfy chairs; waterpark; rooms with bathroom in the bedroom at the foot ofContinue Reading

Desert City 2013 – Update #2

Stories in a moment … but first! Jack and Jill Finalists! And last night’s AWARDS! By the way … Yes, I did take pictures of the score sheets and yes I would be happy to text them to you if you missed them. I always take pictures – on my phone so I can textContinue Reading

Desert City 2013 – Update #3

You might have heard that we had a bit of a mishap at Desert City. “Bit of” as in the entire Desert City staff (30 people? 50?) got food poisoning from undercooked pork served as Friday night’s staff dinner in the Hospitality Suite. I can only say that I feel sorriest for the poor cooksContinue Reading

Desert City 2013 – Update #4

An important correction! Tricia McLaws Reynold – the cook for Friday night’s Hospitality Suite dinner – tells me that she did not mistakenly serve undercooked pork. “I am the cook and have been for the last 3 years. In fact I have made that exact dish for numerous events many times. The fact is weContinue Reading