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  1. Becky
    April 24, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    I’m just gonna leave this right here…


    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      April 25, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

      An Elvis JUMPSUIT pen!! I need that!!!!!!
      Then I was like what????? $2,000??? I guess I’ll take this as proof that loving Elvis is more highbrow than I thought? I mean, how many people can this be the target-audience for?

      I’m sure Paul will thank you when I tell him what I want for Christmas.


  2. Kim
    May 10, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    You’re hilarious! I actually write Facebook posts about you. And talk about consumable information..we want more posts here! So great! And also? I live in a small condo, but does it have non-sensical marble flooring? Yes. Antiques? Of course. Because I also like fancy things.


    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      May 10, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

      I wish there were a way to describe how much I love you. You ABSOLUTLY made my day.

      I would love to just turn this into a blog where I tell you anything that comes into my head… and never bother with another garden or bath-remodel post.

      But it’s hard for me to gauge what percent of my readers are here for the information about toilets… and who is here for my sparkling personality.

      Happy Weekend! Amen to the fancy things!


      • Toots
        July 13, 2013 @ 9:39 am

        From all the comments on every post, I would gauge that most of us are here for your sparkling personality. On any topic you choose. This pyramid thing has gone viral. I have passed the word and gotten quite a few people hooked on your blog and likely on you, and the idea we have of the wonderful Paul. Exponentially, I see much higher numbers in your future. I mean, really, just the kingdom mirror post has a ridiculously high number of comments!
        I know there’s only one of you, but hurry up with another post. Please. I really, really need it.


  3. Sarah Bonn
    June 25, 2013 @ 9:57 am

    I have a 4×6 postcard of a nice portrait of Elvis framed and sitting amongst other family photos. (Well, it was there in the old house, in the new house I only have 2 of 3 of my children’s baby photos on the wall and none sitting anywhere. Maybe I should be unpacking instead of reading blogs…nah) ANYWAY, I had many people say “Oh, who’s that?” and then give me a quizzical look when I told them. If anyone ever recognized him, they never said anything. If I didn’t just fall in love with you/your blog this morning after I found it, this post would have sealed the deal.


    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      June 28, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

      I’m pretty sure the internet was invented for the only purpose of giving you something to do OTHER than what you should.

      I think I need to frame a picture of Elvis. Actually, no. I’m CERTAIN.


  4. Terry
    June 26, 2013 @ 11:48 pm

    Girl, you just crack me up. If I had half the enthusiasm and humor that you have, I would be rocking it. You will love to know several things. 1/ after seeing your Craigslist mirror post on facebook, I am now a subscriber. And 2/I named my daughter Lisa Marie! No Kidding! Come by and visit me at my blog…but I might just be too tame for you!


    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      June 28, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

      I named my (girl) cat Elvis… not quite the same dedication as a real child, but still.

      Going to check you out now… xo


  5. Christy Keyton
    June 30, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    Okay, Victoria, don’t die of jealously, but I married a guy who does an Elvis Act – with his own white jumpsuit. We ADORE Elvis! One of our first dates was watching him do this performance at a dental convention (in real life he is a dentist) in a gold lame suit. He ALWAYS sings “Can’t Help Falling in Love” directly to me during his performance. You would LOVE my man, but you can’t have him – he is mine? 😉


    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      July 1, 2013 @ 1:55 pm




      Also? WHY do you not have a blog where I can go and stalk you? Please start one. Immediately.

      Are you going to Elvis Week? We’re on vacation that week… and Paul says we cannot cancel. (Another reason ETA’s are way more awesome than regular husbands)

      If you see me outside your house tonight, don’t call the police. I just want to be your friend… and steal your husband.
      xo Victoria


  6. Toots
    July 4, 2013 @ 10:22 pm

    With you, the fun never ends, my younger soul sister/mate. I live in Memphis. I think I had the first 45 record of Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel….. before any of my friends. I may still have it. I’ll have to see if I have an Elvis item to give you. I saw him in Vegas. Magic. People went crazy. Saw him in Memphis once or twice. As I said, I am your older fan. He was wonderful as a young man. We all grow old. Must have been so hard on him. Poor thing. People from all over the world really do come here for Elvis week. Amazing.
    And you and Paul are amazing. I’m becoming addicted to the blog.


  7. Cheeky Wombat
    July 6, 2013 @ 4:13 pm

    Ah, Elvis. One of my friends is a total Elvis fan. He goes to Elvis Expos and meets ETAs (Elvis Tribute Artists) and befriends them. So then we start going to a local dive bar to see the ETA, and befriend him on FB. It leads to my friend and his wife, my hubby and I going to Memphis last December to Graceland for a pre-run for our car club’s trip in April, where I again go to Graceland. And that leads to going to the ETA’s birthday party where 4 more ETAs show up. Five Elvi at one party, not in costume, but they all took turns singing. It was fabulous. We have also gone to Vegas for one night for a show to see “The Metal King and the Monsters of Rock”, which is Elvis mets heavy metal. ???? you ask. Trust me, it totally works. Check out “The Metal King” and listen for yourself.
    Love your site here, just found it the other day. You’re having quite an adventure. Oh, and I did so enjoy the story of you and Lara’s friendship and your trip to Texas.


  8. Toots
    July 13, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    Rereading is just as much fun as the first 7 times….or 10, or 20.


  9. Sara
    July 16, 2013 @ 3:19 am

    I share the same birthday with Elvis! It is seriously my claim to fame. I remember sharing this info with kids in gradeschool who had no idea who he was. I’ve always felt it made me connected with him even though he was dead long before I was born. Every year when someone wishes me a happy birthday I can’t help but say- Thanks! It’s Elvis’ birthday too 😉


  10. Casey
    March 24, 2014 @ 7:41 pm

    A bunch of Elvises (they say “Elvi”) get together every year to appear in Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans, kinda Shriner style. Except on scooters instead of dune buggies. And there is way more alcohol and chest hair. My landlord was a Rolling Elvis. They are hilarious and sheer genius.


  11. Amber
    January 8, 2016 @ 11:33 am

    This is totally awesome! I love that you love Elvis so much! You are such a crack up and it’s why we all love you! I definitely think you need to go to the Elvis WEEK.


  12. patricia
    January 8, 2016 @ 11:56 am

    I can relate about obsessions a tiny bit. My husband took me to see The Harry Potter exhibition while in Seattle. It would take a normal person maybe 40 minutes to tour it. It took me hours.
    I’m still waiting for my letter from Hogwarts. I’m willing to overlook the fact that I’ve already graduated from college last century …


  13. Shelley Zurek
    January 8, 2016 @ 12:19 pm

    Ummmm did you know they devote entire cruises to this (or section anyway?) The last cruise we went on there were 12 elvis on board and they all had their own wing, with decorated doors and 2 shows a day. Girl…you should be there!


  14. Teija Nelson
    January 8, 2016 @ 1:37 pm

    I love reading about all your adventures. This one makes me think of when I was a teenager. Elvis came to Little Rock, Arkansas. But, my sister and I didn’t want to see him because we thought he was old! We went to see the Bee Gees! But, you can catch great Elvis impersonators in Branson a lot of times at the Legends shows. Keep rockin!


  15. Siouxzie Q
    January 8, 2016 @ 2:34 pm

    Turning up the cray with a little Burning Love, are we? I must confess my love-o-Elvis as well, but it runs a distant second (third, fourth, 85th place?) to yours. From my own personal vault – while I’m lucky to NOT to be old enough to be your mother, I got to see Elvis live in concert (at the tender age of 9 in 1973). It was a night of capes and pelvic thrusts and rhinestones and unforgettable fabulousity. The tickets were 7th row and cost $14. That’s enough to make anyone’s eyes water.


  16. JUDY
    January 8, 2016 @ 7:24 pm

    I loved Elvis as a kid but strayed to others until Elvis did the TV special with him in black leather with his gang. Fell into infatuation all over again. I bought the tape of the concert and played the last song over and over…I believe Elvis was really invested in its message and we could use that message today. If I can dream of a better land where all my brothers walk hand in hand..tell me why…oh why can’t my dream come true……………………right now


  17. Tina
    January 9, 2016 @ 3:08 pm

    Yes, you should come down for the night of 100 elvises. They do not mess around. You will be in heaven.


  18. Kay
    December 5, 2017 @ 4:02 pm

    I’m sorry to have to say this, given your infatuation with Elvis impersonators, but Paul is at least ten million times more attractive than any of them. You can tell him I said so.


  19. Ann Case
    April 6, 2018 @ 1:58 pm

    Down here in New Orleans, we have lots of parades. One for every holiday (Mardi Gras, St Patricks Day, Easter, Running of the Bulls, July 4th, etc… ) And we have marching, or rolling, groups that participate in them, one of which is “The Rolling Elvi” – yes – a bunch of guys (and a few gals) dressed up as Himself, on scooters, bicycles, tricycles, or anything else that rolls along, throwing beads and trinkets to the crowds. You would be in heaven.


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