Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Drinks For The Ladies - It's Hump Day ! (Beware of the Alligator)

It's Hump Day, a day designated by many people as a good reason to celebrate the acme of the work week. I am one of those who subscribe to this doctrine, although I also celebrate Potato Week, as Jackie well knows.

That fact notwithstanding, it's always fun to hang out with my pals and assist in resolving all the world's problems in a matter of a few hours. I'm not sure of where my AREA 51 will be this evening, but since my car is cooperating with me, you can be sure I'm not staying home.


Brother Kirt sent me some pictures of an alligator that was first spotted by helicopter swimming in Lake Conroe, Texas, which is about 50 miles from Houston. The 'gator was swimming with a deer in it's mouth.


The 'gator was later spotted between Athens and Palestine, Texas near a house. The Texas Dame and Wildlife officers were forced to shoot and kill the mammoth beast.


The Texas Game and Wildlife officer pictured behind the massive alligator is six foot five inch, Joe Goff.


It was suggested by some that the alligator should not have been shot, rather, transported to the Rio Grand river and released to help cut down illegal immigration a tad.

I have fished and swam in the Florida Everglades for many years. I've seen hundreds of alligators both in captivity and in the wild, but I've never seen an alligator this large.

The Pictures: I'm going to re-run a picture of one of our middle eastern critics who decided to desecrate the American flag. You'll like the outcome. In the interim, drinks for the ladies and a few of my favorites.

This Date In History: 1687; The French explorer Rene-Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle is murdered on the banks of the Rio Brazos (in modern Texas) by his mutinous men. 1823; Emperor Agustin de Iturbe of Mexico is forced to abdicate by insurgents. 1831; The first bank robbers make off with about $245,000, some of which is later recovered. 1920; The United States Senate refuses to ratify the Treaty of Versailles for the second time; the United States does not join the League of Nations. 1977; CBS broadcasts the final episode of  "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". 2003; United States forces invade Iraq, beginning the U.S.-Iraq War of 2003.

Birthdays: David Livingston, Scottish missionary and physician (1813), Wyatt Earp, American law enforcement officer and gunfighter, famous for his participation at the gunfight in the OK corral in Tombstone, Arizona (1848), Ursula Andress, Swiss actress (1948), Glenn Close, actress (1955).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: This was sent to me by my Perfect Martini as she  reminds me of who's really in charge.

While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication, Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor.

"It is essential that husbands and wives know each other's likes
and dislikes." He addressed the man, "Can you name your wife's favorite flower?"

Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered,
"It's Pillsbury, isn't it?"


I know I'm not going to understand women. I'll never understand how you can take boiling hot wax, pour it onto your upper thigh, rip the hair out by the root, and still be afraid of a spider.


A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women
use a day... 30,000 to a man's 15,000. The wife replied, "The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men... The husband then turned to his wife and asked, "What?"


A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The wife said, "You should do it because you get up first, and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee. The husband said, "You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee."
His wife replies, "No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee." Husband replies, "I can't believe that, show me."

So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed
him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says "HEBREWS"

That's it for today my little frito banditos. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !


lsfp1960 said...

"Frito banditos ?? "...gosh I missed reading your journal, Jimmy. I'll be sure and stay tuned.   Linda back home in Washington state

luvrte66 said...

Oh my, that gator is HUGE! But why did they decide to kill it? Wasn't it just being a gator? I love our deer, and it was sad to see a deer in the jaws of death, but why kill a gator for doing what a gator does?


garnett109 said...

what a big wallet you've got there!

bamawmn46 said...


Thanks for the drink, Jimmy!! I'll take another, tyvm!!  

Happy Potato Week!! <grin>


lanurseprn said...

WOW that is a HUGE alligator! MY GOD that would scare me to death. I agree...the Rio Grande would have been good LOL!
Thanks for the cosmo...!
Pam xoxox

mpnaz58 said...

Thats a BIG gator!!  Poor deer...
xoxo ~Myra

nhd106 said...

Wowza....what a gator!   I made me nervous just looking at it.   (Thanks for the helped my nerves!)

N in C