Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bing cherries, otter pops, and more summer fun

As Southern California has experienced a minor heat wave within the last several weeks, we here at D&E Casino have not halted our movement in the hopes of cooling down. However we, like everyone else, have been doing our best to stay cool and enjoy the summer sun:)

Within the last several weeks, the company has serviced local events in Long Beach, Carson, San Pedro.... I personally had the opportunity to travel the long and hot trek to Palm Springs. Event preparation is accomplished by the valiant efforts of Jennifer and Ellie, who fight the heat by a variety of means. Ellie takes somewhat frequent dips in the pool or snacks on her favorite Bing cherries before tackling more phone calls and accounting. In comparison, Jennifer keeps a supply of otter pops at her arsenal. On event locations, we have been observing an increase of pool parties, maximum air conditioning, and icy-cold margaritas. My point is that parties are important to D&E Casino and Southern California, despite the temperature. So pull out your mister fan, relax, and enjoy the party!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Michael Jackson and America's entertainment culture

Well as everyone knows Michael Jackson passed away recently and the world has entered a mourning period for one of the world's premier pop icons. I don't plan to spend this blog detailing the information that everyone has repeatedly heard on the news. However, I will examine how the world's response to Michael Jackson's death exemplifies the importance of entertainment in American culture.

Michael Jackson, like many other celebrities, is more well known among the public than most politians or national dignitaries. Unlike such officials, Jackson was a musical artist and performer that failed to pass any laws or formulate economic relief plans. Despite his legal troubles and public scandals, Jackson maintains his adored teenage idol status. Currently the nightly news details Jackson updates in long detail before other national and international headlines, which suggests that Jackson is more important to most of America.

If Jackson is indeed more important to the public, what gives him this elevated status? What above all else did/does Jackson provide for people? Entertainment. His ability to capture an audience and interest world-wide rests on his ability to entertain others onstage and offstage. Although Michael Jackson is a special case, celebrity precedence is a standard theme throughout our population and media. It seems that the public places a greater importance on entertainment and recreation. Relaxation and amusement are at the forefront of most Americans' expenditures and priorities.

So at this point you may be wondering what in the heck does this analyzation have to do with D&E Casino? Everything! Entertainment and recreation is the name of our game here. It's the essence of our being, the motivation, and driving force of our operations. We don't trudge through 405 traffic, trek to North Los Angeles, and battle storms/earthquakes for the sake of finding uncomfortable situations. Our company provides entertainemnt services, because we recognize the importance and neccesity for diversion among Southern Californian citizens. So embrace your needs and priorites and watch Harry Potter, listen to thriller, or throw a casino party. Most of all have some fun!!!!!!!