....slam bam, thank you, ma'am entry. I wish I were going on a mission, but, alas, I have to pick up my car. It was supposed to be ready tomorrow, but I just received word that it's ready now and I need to retrieve it. So, I an making today's entry at pace that I am not comfortable with so that when my ride arrives, I can sign off and get my car.
In the interim, Michael Vick now has additional state charges being filed against him. I hope that this is a lesson for others who would entertain the thought of cruelty to animals.
Post Script (6:10 post meridian): I have returned ! The bill for my car was reasonable and less than I expected. Moreover, not having to worry about a leaky radiator, a leaking front tire and my car starting, I think I will go on a semi-mission, i.e., no specific target, but if one come's into my sights....... We'll talk tomorrow. Please folllow the easy instructions at the bottom of today's entry. For the hard of understanding, Stay Tuned !
The Pictures: Today's theme is South America. From the gauchos in the pampas to the indigenous lady from Bolivia. The falls in Suriname, the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Machu Picchu in Peru and others will hopefully delight you.
This Date In History: 1513; The members of a Spanish expedition, led by Vasco Nunez de Bolivar, cross the Panamanian isthmus, becoming the first Europeans to see the Pacific Ocean. 1789; Led by James Madison, the U.S. Congress approves 12 amendments to the Constitution, of which, ten of these will be ratified by the states in 1791. 1965; Satchel Paige becomes the oldest pitcher in major league history when he throws three consecutive scoreless innings for the Kansas City, Athletics, at the age of 59.
Birthdays: My Mom, who passed away a few years ago. It's still her birthday, so Happy Birthday, Mom, I miss you ! (1915), William Faulkner, novelist (1897), Barbara Walters, TV journalist (1931), Scottie Pippin, basketball player (1965).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Dogs !
The reason why dogs are man's best friend is because they wag their tails instead of their tongues. Don't accept your dogs admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful ! A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance and to turn around three times before lying down. I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a religeous cult. Outside of a dog, a book is probably mans best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. My dog is worried about the price of Alpo, it's $3.00 a can. Thats $21.00 a can in dog years. Women and cats will do as they please and men and dogs should relax and get used to it.
That's it for today, my little pez dispensers. Sorry about the brief entry and more tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !