It seems that the hair in my ears have new found energy at a time when energy itself has taken a backseat. Fortunately, I attend to my moustache and beard on a daily basis, but now it seems that ear trimming is becoming a new art. I remember first noticing this phenomenon when I was younger and attended to the problem. But lately, it seems like someone is putting plant growth in my ears. There's always that one hair who manages to escape the scissors until one day, usually when I'm socializing, I find a four inch hair protruding proudly from my ear. This usually results in the old "yank it out by the roots" (without crying, hopefully). Ah yes, the complexities of life.
We had some more AREA 51 inhabitants join us last evening at Lakes Cafe and Pub. My pals, Emilio, Melina and Mario joined us at our new wateringhole and it was great to see them. Our entire group has yet to converge there and that's probably good. Just imagine all of your friends' children being dropped off at your house for a few hours ! Aleve wouldn't help. As it was, we had a nice evening and we'll be heading that way again Friday.
The stock market went bananas again today closing at minus 386 (-386). The main reason is that a French bank is in deep doo doo, because of their previous lending practices. They're not the only lenders in trouble as a lot of institutions jumped on the band wagon (while making billions of dollars) in the past, offering nothing down and loaning up to 120% of the purchase price.
As in most "bandwagon" scenarios, the mark of an intelligent investor or lender is to get "off the bandwagon" when you notice that everyone else is jumping on ! Greed is an avarice that spells downfall for a lot of investors and lenders. A good thing to remember that if it looks too good to be true, it probably is !
O.J. Update: The Goldmans strike again. Latest news is that a judge has awarded the family of Ron Goldman any right to income that O.J. might receive because of using his likeness in video games. I love it !
It's been about 10 days and no one has stepped up for the CAT Award ! While a temporary respite is nice, I'm starting to "Jones" for a candidate. Anyone have any ideas?
The Pictures: Do you remember the movie, Cyclops? Well take that concept and apply it to the movie, Shrek. Better yet, apply it to a number of thoughts and that's what we have for today. There's a couple of my favorite redneck jokes, a picture of Shithead displaying his seven toed paws, and.....you know !
This Date In History: 1945; U.S. bomber, Bock's Car, drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, destroying one-third of the city and killing an estimated 40,000 people. Five days later, Japan surrenders. 1974; President Richard Nixon, facing impeachment by Congress for his role in Watergate, resigns at noon. Vice President, Gerald Ford is sworn in to succeed him.
Birthdays: Rod Laver, professional tennis player and two time winner of the grand slam (1938), Whitney Houston, singer (1963).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Thanks to my Perfect Martini
You have two options in life: You can stay single and be miserable, or get married and wish you were dead. At a cocktail party, one woman said to another woman, "Aren't you wearing your wedding band on the wrong finger?" The other woman replied, "Yes, I married the wrong man." A woman inserted an ad in the clasifieds "Husband Wanted". The next day, she received a hundred replies, "You can have mine!". First guy says, "My wife's an angel. Second guy says, "You're lucky, mine's still alive." If you want your wife to listen to everything you say, talk in your sleep. I never knew the true meaning of happiness until I got married, but by then it was too late.
That's it for today, my little flower children. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !