I feel like the luckiest person in the world sometimes (forgetting my recent illness of course).  I have a job I love and it takes me to places I would never been able to experience otherwise.

What’s even better is when a sister showgirl goes on holiday and you get to fill in. You get to see what others are doing, but no long term commitment, take control and hand it all back in two weeks.

I’ve been asked to fill in for the lovely Joyce Maynge, as she is touring Japan. I’m not certain what she is doing over there, but the rumours are she is working with Green Peace and, due to her rainbow eye shadow, will be placed on the front of the Rainbow Warrior to watch for whale hunters.

Anyhow, I’m playing her niece at the fabulous Zanzibar in Newtown for one more week. SUN-GAYS kicks off with a game of head or tails, where the winner takes on the drag queen in a game of pool. If the patron wins they get $70 in Zanzibar vouchers and pub cash. This is great if Joyce is playing as she is a pool shark, but I am shithouse at pool.

Then we choose four contestants to race Barbie dolls along the floor, each rolling a dice to drag Barbie to the finish line. One more game of pool (let’s not talk about this again) then for the big one, Joyce’s Windy Box.

A quick game of heads or tails decides on a winner to enter a huge clear box with a fan. When I say go the fan is turned on and Zanzibar pub cash is fed through the top. The contestant has to grab as much as they can, trying to avoid the voucher with a pair of scissors on it, as this cuts your winnings in half, all in 30 seconds.

It is a hoot of a Sunday afternoon, I have only one more week left then Joyce is back from her tour.

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