Like the Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock, I think AREA 51 has found a new site to form a colony. We still have to establish relations with the natives, but the process has begun. Danny's "Lakes Cafe And Pub" has been our meeting place for the past few weeks and along with the renovations that he has begun, I think we're going to be happy there.
Last night, we met as per our usual and things got comical immediately. Wednesday is our normal gathering time to celebrate the very important Hump Day, which is a pleasant division of the work week. At the same time, Danny is resurrecting the slumping darts tournament which had been held in the past at Lakes on the same night. Fortunately, the darts have plastic tips because... well, just because !
Hector and Lourdes, Lydia, Dr. Marc and Rosie, and myself passed the evening joking and laughing. I must give kudos to Hector, who went on a "mission" and returned successfully with the necessary items that gave the balance of the evening a definite aroma of splendor. We subsequently ordered fried cheese sticks, potato skins and grilled Dolphin which we shared. Needless to say, we laughed the night away ! My only regret was, as usual, I never remember that I have a cell phone that takes pictures.
Whoopie Goldberg has been named to replace Rosie O'Diesel as the moderator on "The View" and I think it was a fine decision. Between Star Jones and Rosie, I was beginning to think that ABC had competely lost it's taste.
ThePictures: Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters, a picture for Anne, and a few of my favorites. Pay attention to the pictures, my little sleuths, as there are always blatant and cryptic hellos and messages lying amongst the flowers.
It's important that you know that I sequester myself oftimes in Cincinnati, while always thinking of the Autumn leaves and my life in 'Bama. It allows me to consider my choices wisely and nurse the inner child in me to come out and play. Sometimes I think about the Midwest and the old songs by Peter, Paul and Mary. Sometimes when Peter and Paul do not sing, then it's just Mary. I'd be remiss not to end the thought with my perfect martini.
This Date In History: 1876; Frontier lawman Wild Bill Hichock is shot from behind while playing poker in Deadwood, South Dakota. Hickock's final hand, pairs of aces and eights, becomes known as the "dead man's hand". 1923; President Warren G. Harding dies in San Francisco, four days after collapsing from an embolysm. 1943; A Japanese destroyer rams a United States Navy PT boat commanded by John F. Kennedy. Kennedy and others swim for hours to a nearby island and are rescued four days later. 1990; 150,000 Iraqi troops invade Kuwait.
Birthdays: My pal, Melina. Happy Birthday baby ! (19xx), Pierre L'Enfant, planner of Washington, D.C. (1754), Jack Warner, motion-picture executive (1892), Myrna Loy, actress (1905), Peter O'Toole, actor (1932).
The Hit Just Keep On Coming: Thanks to my pal, Harriette
Before his 2001 inauguration, George Bush was invited by the Clintons to a "get acquainted" tour of the White House. After drinking several glasses of iced tea, he asked Bill Clinton if he might use his "personal" bathroom.
When he entered President Clinton's personal bathroom, he was astonished to see that Clinton had a solid gold urinal. That afternoon, Bush told his wife, Laura, about the urinal.
Later, when Laura had lunch with Hillary for her tour of the White house, she told Hillary how impressed George had been when he discovered that, in the President's private bathroom, the President had a gold urinal.
That evening, as Bill and Hillary were getting ready for bed, Hillary smiled and said to Bill, "I found out who pissed in your saxophone."
That's it for today, my little ducklings. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !