Although it was Greek to him, Homer would have aptly entitled today as "Humpeous Dayous", a term coined after penning "the Iliad", meaning "this week's been a pain in the ass, so lets go have a drink and engage in revelry". In modern terms, 'Hump day" is always a good reason for Happy Hour with friends, although I personally spurn some of the Greek traditions which can be a pain in the gluteus maximus.
Currently there's discussion about giving children ages, 11 to 14, birth control pills. I haven't any idea whose bright idea this is, but it doesn't sound very intelligent to me. I'm relatively sure this would only insure that sexual activities in young teens would continue, the children knowing full well that they wouldn't get pregnant should they transgress. If they're going to give them birth control pills, they might as well give them a cigarette and a glass of wine for afterwards.
I'm making an early entry today so that I can meet with my friends in AREA 51 at Lakes Cafe. It's a little overcast today in the Magic City, which is always a good reason to have a cocktail, as is potato week, as my pal, Jackie, says. My continuing frustration with my computer is also a fine reason to run away from home for a little while.
The Pictures: Today I'm featuring some beautiful photographs by my pal, Nancy. You can see more of her interesting entries and photographs at http://journals.aol.com/nhd106/Nancylovespix/ . Her pictures, wit and insight are always fun to read and I encourage you to visit her.
This Date In History: 1931; Gangster Al Capone is jailed for income tax evasion. 1933; German-born physicist Albert Einstein emigrates to the United States. 1973; The Organizationof Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) suspends oil exports to countries that supported Israel in the Arab-Israeli war of 1973. Oil prices rise dramatically. 1989; An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale strikes San Francisco, California.
Birthdays: Pope John I, 263rd Pope (1912), Arthur Miller, American dramatist (1915), Rita Hayworth, Dancer and film actress (1918).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A preacher was explaining to his congregation that due to financial needs, he had to move on to a larger church where he could earn more money. A hush fell over the congregation as no one wanted him to leave.
John Wilson, who owned a car dealership in town, rose and said, "If the Preacher stays, I'll provide him with a new Cadillac and a mini-van for his wife so that she can take her children to school." The congregation sighed in relief and everyone applauded.
Samuel Brown, a successful investor, rose and said, "If the preacher stays, I'll double his salary and provide a college education for his children." More sighs and applause.
Sadie Jones, age 88, rose and said, "If the preacher stays, I will provide him with sex." The Preacher, blushing, said, "Mrs. Jones, whatever possessed you to say that?"
Sadie said, " I asked my husband what I could do to help and he said, 'Screw the Preacher'. "
That's it for today, my little catarpillars. See you tonight at Lakes Cafe and more tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !