The evening soiree in AREA 51 at Lakes Cafe went well as I met my old friend Carlos to discuss some business and catch up on old times. It was nice to see Hector, Lourdes and Christina there along with owners Richard and Danny. They have a new karaoke emcee coming in Friday, so tomorrow should be interesting to see how the Friday singers adjust to the newbee karaoke show. We'll see !
Lakes Cafe is having a Super Bowl party Sunday and the food is free ! They'll be serving roasted pig with all the trimmings. I'm not overly excited about the Super Bowl, but I love parties with free food ! I'll be making my prediction for the Super Bowl in tomorrow's entry along with my point spread.
China made the news again today with a report that drugs manufactured there to treat leukemia are tainted and at least two hundred people have died . In a related incident, a drivable kiddie truck sold by Mattel has been pulled from the market. Its paint contained lead that was 8 times the amount allowable. When are the people in America going to start boycotting Chinese products and especially the lead tainted toys of Mattel, who has been in bed with China for years?
I am officially a granduncle (if that's a word), in the sense that my niece Ashley, gave birth yesterday to Mia who weighed in at 5 pounds 8 ounces and 17 inches. Although that sounds like a description of a largemouth bass I once caught, I assure you she's a keeper. Here's a cell phone picture taken shortly after her arrival. I can guarantee she's family because all of us sleep with our mouths open and look homeless.
The Pictures: Sand castle competition pictures are today's subject. I'll be showing them today and tomorrow as they are many in number. The detail and artisan work is mind boggling, which leads me to the question; what do you do if it starts raining? Even worse, what if a horde of stray cats come by?
This Date In History: 1865; The Congress approves the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery. 1958; The United States Army launches the first U.S. satellite, Explorer 1, into Earth's orbit. 1962; Willie Mays, known as the "Say Hey Kid", signs a contract reportedly worth $90,000, a record to date. 1990; McDonald's opens its first fast-food restaurant in Moscow, Russia.
Birthdays: Zane Grey, novelist (1875), Anna Pavlova, ballerina (1881), Tallulah Bankhead, actress (1903), Jackie Robinson, the first Black professionalbaseball player in the major leagues (1919), Norman Mailer, writer (1925).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: The fine folks at AOL said....
I Bet you didn't know..
There is a certain group, caste, or religion in India where the women have a little red dot on their forehead. You have probably wondered what this is for.
The answer is very simple. When they get married their husband gets to scratch it off to see if he has won a convenience store, gas station or a motel in America.
Do not swallow your bubble gum. Just take a look at the last group that didn't heed my warning !
That's it for today my little bubble blowers. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !