You may have noticed my brief entry yesterday, but I have an excuse (I can't wait to hear this one. Shut up !). Tuesdays are normally laid back and tranquil, meaning it's virtually impossible for me to cause, or get into, trouble. But, like Bruce Wayne when he sees the Bat Signal, I must rise to the occasion (no pun intended) when necessary. I had mentally prepared my journal and was preparing to enter same, when what to my wondering eyes should appear? My cell phone ringing, and a call from one reigndear !
It was My Perfect Martini and she asked if I would join her for drinks. I weighed the choices..., make my elaborate, time consuming entry and miss seeing MPM or bail....? Knowing in my heart of hearts that all my preciously perfect readers (that's it, butter them up, my brown-nosed friend. Shut Up !!!) would excuse my faux pas, I made a brief entry and was on my way. I readily plead guilty to fawning and doting over my long time love and I was unable to timely return to fill in the gaps of yesterday's entry. Sometimes a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do !
(A) O.J.'s out of jail on $125,000 bond as I make this entry. He wasn't smilingor smirkingtoday when he appeared for his bond hearing. Perhaps the severity of his current escapades has finally entered into his wayward mind. One of his alleged victims, Bruce Fromong, had a heart attack yesterday and is in critical condition at this time. All in all, O.J.'s got several felony charges pending and unless he gets a jury like he got in Los Angeles, he's in profound caca !
In the interim, a Los Angeles judged has ruled that Ron Goldman's father, Fred, can have O.J.'s gold Rolex watch (bling ! bling !) and that the items seized in the Las Vegas case can be requested on an individual basis.
(A) "Podium Al" Sharpton is now involved in the "Jena 6" racial situation in Jena, Louisiana. It is estimated that the rally and march scheduled for the tiny town (2,971 in the 2000 U.S. census) tomorrow will have anywhere from 5,000 to 50,000 demonstrators. The "Rev" stated today on CNN that he was "axed" to be there by the parents of the black teenagers. Oh, Al, if that were only true, as nothing would please me more.
It's Hump Day and I'll be in AREA 51 at Lakes Cafe and Pub for the evening. The new floor is finished and we'll be there resolving problems such as establishing literacy tests for the Miss Teen pageants and, of course, the answer used by all beauty pageant contestants,"solving world hunger." See you there !
The Pictures: Today's photos are mostly from Banff, Canada, located in the Rocky Mountain chain. As is my wont, there's always a few of the "usual suspects" as well as a few of the unusual.
This Date In History: 1846; English poets, Elizabeth Barrett and Richard Browning, elope to Italy after marrying, against Barrett's father's wishes, in England. 1928; Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse makes his first appearance in the animated short, "Plane Crazy". He will later star in "Steamboat Willie", the first animated film with synchronized sound. 1934; Carpenter Bruno Hauptmann is arrested for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindburgh Jr., the baby of aviation hero, Charles Linbergh.
Birthdays: My friend and pal, Emilio ! Happy B-Day Bud ! (19XX), Joe Morgan, professional baseball player (1943), Jeremy Irons, actor (1948).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses and said to the class, "Everyone who believes they are stupid, stand up !" After a few seconds, little Johnny stood up. The teacher asked Johnny, "Do you believe you are stupid?" Little Johnny replied, "No Ma'am, but I hate to see you standing by yourself."
What's the difference between roast beef and pea soup? Anyone can roast beef. How many honest, caring, intelligent men does it take to wash the dishes? Both of them. Why are blonde jokes so short? So men can remember them. Why are blondes so easy to get into bed? Who cares?
Little Billy watched, fascinated, as his mother applied cold cream to her face. He asked her, "What's that for?" His mother replied, "To make myself beautiful." Then, after finishing applying the cold cream, she began removing it with a tissue. "What's the matter", little Billy said, "Giving up?"
That's it for today, my little popsicles. See you tonight at Lakes Cafe and more tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !