Have you ever said, "That's not right"? I decided to get some things done this morning and one of the things I wanted to do was pick up a few things at the supermarket. I decided to go to Presidente Supermarket because I was "jonesing" for some Cuban coffee. As I was parking the first thing that hit my mind was "what's wrong with this picture"? As I was walking to the door, a man said to me, "Tengo Calamari" ( I have squid). I pretended I didn't speak Spanish, but I couldn't resist saying "a little injection of penicillin will clear that up".
Once inside the small store (compared to Publix), I realized I did not bring my reading glasses, thus eliminating any chance of browsing the "on sale" newspaper and saving some money.
The supermarket is also a social experience and people often chat in the aisles forcing one to push the cart through the store as if negotiating the turns while auto racing at the 24 Hours of Daytona or Le Mans. But sometimes there is an impasse and you wait a second hoping the ladies stop the chisme (gossip) for a second and let you pass. If it's good chisme, I just listen for a little.
After unloading my purchase into the car, I went to the cafe and had a cup of Cuban coffee. There they were! The same two ladies that were chismiando (gossiping) in the aisles. Since I had heard part one, I listened to part two until they noticed I was listening. I immediately went to plan "A" which is say something in English like, " excuse me sen-your-ritah, may I have another cup of coffee?". The ladies immediately returned to the gossip and I found out why Lissette is not going out with Juanito anymore. Works every time....I mean every time, and not only in the supermarket!
The Pictures: There comes a time when just before the crash you think, "That's not right"! My thanks to several contributors who sent me some new pictures to share with you, including my brother, Kirt.
This Date In History: 1930; the comic strip, Mickey Mouse, debuts in American newspapers.
Friday at Krystel's Restaurant and Nightclub was a blast. My friend, Carrie, joined me for a little while and we couldn't stop laughing. We had several new faces there and everyone enjoyed listening to the sounds of Kenny, who is there every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00.
Birthdays: Horatio Alger (1832), Mike Tyson (1966)
I am sorry to hear that former Nascar champion, Benny Parsons, remains in intensive care, suffering from complications of his cancer treatment. Benny is one of the real good guys in racing and I hope that he gets better soon!
Speaking of Nascar, speed weeks at Daytona International Speedway will soon be here (February) and I can't wait. Much more to come about Nascar when the 2007 season premieres in February.
Question Of The Day: Three women are outside the ice cream store eating their ice cream. Lady number one is eating her ice cream from a bowl with a spoon. Lady number two is having apple pie and ice cream. Lady number three is licking a Popsicle. Which one is married?
The answer is the lady wearing the wedding ring, but if you picked number 3, I like your way of thinking.
The winner of today's question of the day will receive a Popsicle.
That's it for today, my little coffee drinkers. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !