Ok, it's Hump Day and that makes me happy, but I think I'm going to try someplace new for a little change of pace. I'm not going to tell you that I won't change my mind and head over to AREA 51 at Lakes Cafe, I'm just saying I feel the need for a change. One of the guys who used to host the karaoke show at Krystel's Restaurant and lounge is playing at The Hurricane, a watering hole in Miami Springs.
Thee's not too many places that I haven't either patronized or performed, so I'm very familiar with The Hurricane. I haven't been there for a year or so, but assuming everything falls into place today, I'm going to give it a shot. We'll see.
Today's Thought: Why is it that suede gets ruined when it gets wet? When it rains at the dairy farm, do all the cows run to the barn so they don't get wet?
The Pictures: For those who missed it in an entry a few months back, I give you a rather extravagant answer to ice fishing. Ice fishing, for those who are unaware, is when fishermen go out on a frozen lake, cut holes in the ice and.... you guessed it, go fishing. The more wealthy inclined use "ice shacks" to protect them from the elements. The owner of the ice shack featured today went a few steps past "roughing it."
The Eskimos use a similar plan when hunting polar bears. They cut a large hole in the ice and then sprinkle canned peas around the opening. When the polar bear comes to take a pea, they kick him in the icehole.
This Date In History: 1770; British captain James Cook becomes the first European to discover the Great Barrier Reef off the northeastern coast of Australia. 1950; Seventeen months after suffering life-threatening injuries in a car accident, Ben Hogan returns to win the second of four U.S. Open golf tournaments. 1987; Margaret Thatcher becomes the first prime minister elected to three terms as prime minister of the United Kingdom in the 20th century.
Birthdays: Richard Strauss, composer (1864), Jeannette Rankin, first woman in Congress (1880), Jacques-Yves Cousteau, marine explorer and filmmaker (1910), Vince Lombardi, football coach of the Green Bay Packers, who won the first two Super Bowls (1913), Joe Montana, professional football quarterback (1956).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
An elderly man was very ill and his son went to visit him in the hospital. Suddenly, the father began to breathe heavily and grabbed the pen and pad by the bed. With his last ounce of strength he wrote a note, dropped it, and died.
The son was so overcome with grief that he didn't remember slipping the note into his pocket. At the funeral, he reached into the pocket of his coat and immediately felt the note. He excitedly read it thinking it might be something he could recite during the service. It said: "You moron ! Get off my oxygen tube !"
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