This is one Monday that I particularly don't like for several reasons, the first being I am being nagged by a potential cold that will neither go away nor manifest itself. I have slight muscular pain and a slight sore throat, but not so bad that a couple of advils won't take care of it.
I normally don't get colds, but I'm ready to accept the consequences of my socializing in AREA 51. I have my medication on standby but this potential cold evidently just wants to flirt. Poetic justice ?
Complaining aside, I just don't like Mondays (except on long weekends) ! What's that ? You say I can't have my cake and eat it too? Au contraire mez amis. It's just a question of having more than one piece of cake and I've always made it a point to do so.
The second reason is football's almost over and the only sport on TV is basketball. I abhor basketball ! Fortunately, NASCAR starts in February and I'll have something to watch on the weekends other than my step.
The current Clinton-Obama rhetoric is in high gear with O'Bama and his people pontificating and the Clinton people firing back. If, for some bizarre reason, Obama is elected President (shudder), I can see the headlines now...
Vice President "Podium Al" Sharpton Protests At The U. N !
(AP) Vice President "Podium Al" Sharpton, arriving in the vice-presidential pimpmobile, protested at the United Nations today claiming that there weren't enough Blacks working as translators in the United Nations. When reminded by the media that it was necessary to speak the language of the country in order to obtain such work, Sharpton responded by saying, "Oh".
The Pictures: New Zealand is one of our ports of call today. I've also sprinkled in a few pictures of Australia to complete today's trip to the land downunder. Enjoy !
This Date In History: 1784; The Treaty of Paris is ratified by Congress to officially end the Revolutionary War. 1954; Marilyn Monroe marries baseball star Joe Dimaggio. 1972; Redd Foxx stars in the premiere of "Sanford and Son" on NBC. 1973; The Miami Dolphins become the first professional football team to go undefeated for the entire season. They go on to win Super Bowl V11.
Birthdays: Benedict Arnold, military Leader (1741), Albert Schweitzer, German-born theologian, philosopher, medical missionary and Nobel laureate (1875), Hal Roach, film producer (1892), Faye Dunaway, actress (1941).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: The following is courtesy of my pal, Garnett.
The local news station was interviewing an 80 year old lady because she had just gotten married - for the fourth time. The interviewer asked her questions about her life, what it was like marrying again at age 80, and then about her new husband's occupation. She answered, "He's a funeral director."
Interesting, the newsman thought. He then asked her if she wouldn't mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living.
She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she had first married a banker when she was in her early twenties, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40's. Later she married a preacher when in her 60's and now in her 80's a funeral director.
The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers.
She smiled and explained, "I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready and four to go."
That's it for today my little whipper snappers. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !