Once again the evening beckons and I am planning to venture into socialworld tonight and spend some time with my pals in AREA 51 at a location to be determined. Perhaps the actual wording should be that I'm determined to find a location. Semantics aside, my tentative plan is to head out (to somewhere) early and let the potential rain, wind and lightning trap me at the bar and not in my home.
Proctology As A Career?: As I finish making today's entry, I am simultaneously watching Seinfeld. It's the episode where Kramer is mistakenly given an auto tag belonging to a proctologist. As I watched the episode, it suddenly dawned on me that someone consciously made an early decision in life to become a physician, specializing in proctology.
Call me silly, but if I were in college studying to be a doctor, somehow I don't believe the study of proctology would be my first choice. There's just something about that part of the anatomy that I really don't care to know about.
The Cat's Ass Trophy has had no nominees as of yet, but I'm relatively sure that in our ever growing world, someone's going to crawl from underneath a rock and do something stupid before Monday at noon. That's the cut off date for this week's CAT Award my little nominators, so keep your eyes and ears open and nominate someone.
The Pictures: Landscapes are the order of the day and if by chance you see some of your pictures in the mix it's because I "borrowed" them. If, for some inane reason I remember that's it's yours, I'll mention your name. If not, be kind and remember that you, too, will begin losing your mind sooner or later.
In the interim, I'll give due credit to the following journalists because I'm sure I've borrowed a few things from your journals. Kudos to: Nancy, Beth, Pamela, Garnett, Gary, Jackie, Anne, Missie, Julie, Jude, Indigo, Sherry, Robin, Linda, Andy, Myra, Kelly, Pat, Rose, Meg and Michelle. Phew ! I should have put them in alphabetical order, but it's too late now.
Authors Note: View these pictures larger, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
This Date In History: 1597; On his third voyage in search of a northwest passage from Europe to Asia, William Barents, the Dutch navigator after whom the Barents Sea was named, dies after spending a winter frozen in the Arctic Ocean. 1837; Following the death of her uncle, William IV, Queen Victoria takes the British throne at age 18, beginning a reign of 63 years, the longest in British history. 1863; Led by Union loyalists unhappy with Virginia's secession from the United States in 1861, the mountainous western state of Virginia forms its own government and becomes West Virginia, the 35th state.
1893; After a sensational murder trial, Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. 1910; After spending much of her teen years performing in burlesque and vaudeville, Fanny Brice first appears in Florenz Ziegfield's "Follies of 1910", the show that makes her famous. 1948; "Toast of the Town," a variety show hosted by Ed Sullivan, debuts on CBS. Later known as "The Ed Sullivan Show," it runs until 1971 as one of the most popular programs in American television history.
Birthdays: Lillian Helman, playwright (1905), Errol Flynn, actor (1909), Audie Murphy, war hero and actor (1924), Brian Wilson, Beach Boys songwriter and producer (1942).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
The Queen was showing the Archbishop of Canterbury around the royal stable, when one of the stallions close by farted so loudly it couldn't be ignored. "Oh dear," said the Queen, "How embarrassing. I'm frightfully sorry about that." "It's quite understandable," said the Archbishop, and after a moment, added, "as a matter of fact I thought it was the horse."
After examining the man's wife, the doctor told her husband, "Your wife either has Alzheimer's or AIDS." Her husband replied, "How can we find out which?" The doctor said, "I need you to run a little experiment this weekend. Take your wife to a park and leave her there. If she finds her way home, don't have sex with her."
That's it for today my little onion wrings. Have a great and safe weekend and more on Monday.
Stay Tuned !