A Parade…..And Someone Who Should Have One

October 31, 2008 -

John Heald

Normally when I write about my air travels, I talk about the strange people I meet, the rudeness of the airport staff or how flying turns my bottom into a crop duster.

On this flight to Philadelphia, though, I only have two positive things to mention. I shall ignore the fact that the plane was old and that the flight attendant was dressed like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. OK, it’s Halloween and its nice to see them getting in the mood and Dorothy serving my Diet Coke may have been OK if Dorothy’s real name wasn’t Gregg.

Anyway, I shall ignore all of this and instead concentrate on my new mate seated beside me Mr. Ray Bearcroft……or Major Bearcroft to give him his full title. Actually, it should be Major Ray Bearcroft, U.S. Marine Corps.
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PO Box Address

October 31, 2008 -

John Heald

Hello Everyone,

Here is John’s PO Box address in England:

PO Box 240
Southend-On-Sea
Essex
SS3 3 AF
United Kingdom

If you'd like to send packages or cards to Heidi please use this address.

Thanks!
Stephanie

PS

John's post will be up this afternoon

Philadelphia Event Information

October 30, 2008 -

John Heald

Here we are in Philadelphia and the whole city is completely nuts. In tomorrow mornings blog I will tell you all about what happened last night as reported by our driver and the hotel staff. One thing I can tell you is if you thought the beach ball thing was a massive success then as the saying goes “you ain’t seen nothing yet”. I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow. For now here is Stephanie to tell you about where the event will be taking place.
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Stockings and Wives

October 30, 2008 -

John Heald

Good Morning Everyone.

Well, here I am at Miami airport sitting in the “Business Class” Lounge (hoorah) typing away on my raspberry before heading to Philly. However, as I do so there is distraction from the plasma screen which is playing a channel called CNBC………….and the news is just horrible.

It appears that today’s young ladies have replaced their appealing thongs with pants the size of spinnakers, and now comes news that the sales of stockings are in free fall. Down from $10m sales in 2007 to $5m in 2008. ……….not even Victoria’s Secret has escaped the crunch of the credit thingy.
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More Videos from Dallas

October 29, 2008 -

John Heald

Interview with Big Tex, Carnival Fantasy’s Cruise Director Mom
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Live Q & A Session with John – 2 pm EST

October 29, 2008 -

News From Steph

To join the live question and answer session with John please click on the following link:

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Credit Me With A Quick Morning Blog

October 29, 2008 -

John Heald

Two nights ago I went to Publix. I needed to buy some bottled water (I refuse to pay $5 a bottle at the hotel) some toothpaste, a bag of Doritos (I know I shouldn’t) and some extra strength hemorrhoid cream. I paid $21 with my credit card and off I went.

Next door was a Blockbuster, so I wandered in and ended up buying Season 4 of the HBO series Entourage and a classic movie called Clear and Present Danger………….total cost $58.77………….that’s when the problem began.

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A Tribute To Doctor Plastic

October 28, 2008 -

John Heald

Well, we just finished another two-hour meeting about the Philadelphia thingy and it is going to be something very special. I will chat more about that later but first ……………… let’s talk music. It was decided that we would have amongst a host of entertainment features…………a Jimmy Buffet tribute band………and that ……………..got me thinking.

I am a huge Pink Floyd fan as I am sure are many of you and for me Dark Side of the Moon should be on everyone’s “must have” list of albums. I always lived in hope that a Pink Floyd reunion tour would someday be announced but these hopes were dashed recently by the death of the keyboard player Rick Wright. Oh, sure, the remaining members could still settle their differences, find another keyboard player and get back on the road but, and here’s the thing, would I go? Would I be watching Pink Floyd? Or nothing more than a facsimile of the outfit that provided a soundtrack to my life thus far?
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A Quick Update About Philly And Libby

October 27, 2008 -

John Heald

You are probably expecting me to be writing this brief blog from the comfort of my cabin onboard the Carnival Fantasy. ………..but instead, I am writing to you from Stephanie’s cubical here in the Miami office………….and that deserves a huge BUGGER.

Yesterday was a manic day involving just 10 minutes to pack from the hotel in Dallas and a late night flight back to Fort Lauderdale……not Miami………..and, oh boy, do I have a story to tell you about that flight.

Anyway, the reason for all this madness is the fault of a bunch of men with a spitting fetish who spend hours blowing large chunks of brown poo out of their mouth and occasionally try and hit a ball with a stick. Apparently there is something called the World Series going on where two different countries…………in this case Philadelphia Steak Sandwiches and the Tampa Bay Buccarays.

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Beach Ball Video's

October 26, 2008 -

John Heald

Here are some video’s from today’s record breaking event.  Enjoy!

John at the radio station: