I was all over the place on Friday, starting with happy hour at The Alibi, formerly Krystel's Restaurant and Lounge. I stopped by to see Pepe, the owner, and to see how the club was progressing. I stayed for a bit and from there, I went to a little place called El Burrito (the little burro) to see my pal, Estevez, perform. I used to perform with Estevez when he played at Krystel's.
Estevez was in great form, as usual, and I stayed to listened to one set, while sipping Dewars and talking to the lovely little bartender. After I was sure she wasn't buying my story of my being a former POW in Vietnam, I packed up and headed to Lakes Cafe. I actually was captured once and put in handcuffs, but enough about the Las Vegas strip.
Lakes Cafe was packed when I got there, and I actually spent a pleasant and somewhat uneventful evening there, arriving home around 1:30 a.m. All things considered, I'm relatively sure that I was a good boy.
The CAT Award: The nominees for the last week's Cat's Ass Trophy (CAT) Award were; 1) Aaron Fike, nominated by Garnett. Fike, a NASCAR Nationwide Series racer, recently admitted to using heroin last year prior to driving a race in the Craftsman Truck Series. 2) Adam, Sheila and Ryan of Big Brother, nominated by Sherry.
I'm aware of the recent admission of drug use by Fike, but I must admit I know nothing of Big Brother. All things considered, and keeping in mind that Big Brother is a television reality show, the judges have decided that the winner of the CAT Award is Aaron Fyke. Way to ruin your career and endanger the lives of other racers, Aaron. You 'da man !
The Pictures: My pal, Garnett, sent me some neat pictures of a bear made completely of pine needles and some really nice pictures of antler carvings. Pamela sent me some interesting pictures in which there are hidden pictures. Take a look.
This Date In History: 1828; American lexicographer Noah Webster published the first edition of his dictionary under the title American Dictionary of the English Language. 1865; Confederate malcontent John Wilkes Booth shoots President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C.; Lincoln dies the next morning. 1910; President William Taft starts an American tradition, throwing out the first ball on opening day of the major league baseball season. 1912; The Titanic strikes an iceberg four days into its maiden voyage; over 1,500 passengers drown when the ship sinks early the next morning.
Birthdays: Sir John Gieldgud, actor, director and producer (1904), Rod Steiger, actor, (1925), Loretta Lynn, singer (1935), Pete Rose, professional baseball player (1941).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My pal, Garnett sent me some interesting information about...
The Blind Bunny
One morning a blind bunny was hopping down the bunny trail and tripped over a large snake and fell, kerplop, right on his twitchy little nose. 'Oh please excuse me,' said the bunny. 'I didn't mean to trip over you, but I'm blind and can't see.'
The snake said, "That's ok, it was probably my fault. I didn'tmean to trip you, but I'm blind too, and I didn't see you coming. By the way, what kind of animal are you?'
'Well, I really don't know,' said The bunny said, I really don't know. I'm blind, and I've never seen myself. Maybe you could examine me and find out.'
So the snake felt the bunny all over, and he said, 'Well, you're soft, and cuddly, and you have long silky ears, and a little fluffy tail and a twitchy little nose. You must be a bunny rabbit!'
The bunny said, 'I can't thank you enough, but by the way, what kind of animal are you?' The snake repliedthat he didn't know either, and the bunny agreed to examine him, and when the bunny was finished, the snake asked, 'Well, what kind of an animal am I?'
The bunny had felt the snake all over, and he replied, 'You're cold, you're slippery, and you haven't got any balls....You're either an attorney or a politician.
That's it for today my little cashew nuts. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !