The trek to AREA 51 turned into mission impossible last evening. I was preparing to leave for destinations unknown when my computer began acting up. After around ten minutes of frustration, I simply shut it off and figured I'd fix it later.
As I opened the door to go to my car, it dawned on me that maybe an umbrella would be a good companion as it had begun to drizzle. Hardy soul that I am, I grabbed my umbrella and forged ahead to my car.
The car, evidently a participant in the coup that was unfolding around me, refused to start. After a few more attempts at starting the car, I gave up and decided that the odds were not in my favor and I turned on the TV to see what was on. The newly installed Comcast Cable had also joined in on the rebellion.
Discovering that everything I had touched would not function, I decided against going to the bathroom and went to bed. This morning, everything worked fine. A sign? Perhaps, but judging from the series of events that happened last evening, I'm quite sure that aborting my mission to AREA 51 was a good idea. I'll regroup and make another plan for Friday.
The Pictures: Today's pictures are from an artist called Mr. Crayola, Don Marco. All of these drawings are done with Crayola crayons. I hope you enjoy them.
In the interim, brother Kirt sent me the following picture depicting the pride that one feels when you see someone who knows how to salute when the national anthem is played or when the American flag passes by.
It brings tears to your eyes, doesn't it?
This Date In History: 1453; The Hundred Years' War between England and France ends with the English defeat at the Battle of the Castillion in France. 1941; After hitting in a record 56 consecutive games, Joe DiMaggio is held hitless by the Cleveland Indians. 1945; Harry Truman, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin meet at the beginning of the Potsdam Conference, which will determine the details of the Allied occupation of Germany.
1955; Disneyland, created by Walt Disney, opens in Anaheim, California. 1975; American and Soviet spacecraft link in space for the first time when the American Apollo spacecraft docks onto the Soviet Soyuz 19. 1979; As Sandanista rebels prepare to take over Nicaragua, dictator Anastasio Somoza flees the country, ending his family's 43-year reign in the country.
Birthdays: John Jacob Astor, merchant (1763), Lionel Feininger, painter (1871), Erle Stanley Gardner, mystery writer (1899), James Cagney, actor and Academy Award winner (1899).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A man was walking in the street when he heard a voice say, "Stop! Stand still! If you take one more step you will die." The man stopped and a large brick fell right in front of him.
Astonished, he went on and after awhile he started to cross a road. Once again, the the voice shouted, "Stop or you'll die. There's a car coming." The man did as he was instructed just as a car came careening from around the corner, barely missing him.
The man asked, "Who are you?" The voice answered, "I'm your guardian angel." The man said, "Yeah? And where were you when I got married?"
One fall day, Bill was out raking the leaves when he noticed a hearse slowly drive by. Following the first hearse was a second hearse, which was followed by a man walking solemnly along, followed by a dog. Behind the dog was about 200 men walking in a single line.
Intrigued, Bill went up to the man following the second hearse and asked him who was in the first hearse. The man said, "My wife." Bill said , "I'm sorry. What happened to her?" The man said, "My dog bit her and she died."
Bill then asked, "Who is in the second hearse?" The man replied, "My mother-in-law. My dog bit her and she died as well."
Bill thought about it for a while. He finally asked, "May I borrow your dog?" To which the man answered, "Get in line."
That's it for today my little tiger lilies. More tomorrow.
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