It's Friday at last and methinks I'm going to get a little partying done in AREA 51 before the coming storms set in. Hurricane Gustav is going to miss Miami, but we have tropical storm Hanna seemingly heading northwest. She is expected to take a hard left around Wednesday and head for Florida, thereby possibly wreaking havoc on my hump day plans. That said, I think I'm going to make hay while the sun shines (so to speak).
I ran into a woman that I went to high school with the other day and I didn't recognize her at first. In school, she was always quiet, but she definitely has come out of her shell since then. She asked me if I went to school in Miami and I told her that I did. She told me her name and I instantly remembered who she was, in that I used to be good friends with her older brother.
She asked me if I still was performing and I told her that I was and told her about karaoke night in AREA 51. The end result is that she will be going to AREA 51 tonight because she likes to sing and she'd like to see me again. She said she'll be coming with a friend.
Deja vu? I told her that I knew a person who owned a business called "Third Wheel Shuttle Service." When she asked me what kind of business it was, I told her it was a social service and there might be a good chance that her friend would be able to use it.
Hurricane Gustav is getting stronger and seems to be steering towards Louisiana. It's still too early to be sure, but all of the models point strongly towards Gustav hitting just southwest of New Orleans. Early predictions are that Gustav will become a category three hurricane and will make landfall some time Monday. Eerily, on August 29th (today's date), Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana and Mississippi.
The Cat's Ass Trophy is open for nominations until Monday at noon so if you've seen or heard of any worthy candidates, feel free to throw their hat into the ring.
The Pictures: Butterflies....margerine walks, but butterflies (sorry). I've shown these in the past but I like 'em, so here they are once more.
This Date In History: 1831; English chemist Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction, the production of an electric current by change in magnetic intensity, which is the principle of the electric generator. 1842; Under the Treaty of Nanking, which ends the First Opium War, China cedes Hong Kong to Britain and opens five of its ports to British trade.
1897; The first Zionist Congress, called by journalist Theodore Herzl to organize a movement for a Jewish homeland in Palestine, meets in Basel, Switzerland. 1966; The Beatles play their final live concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The band continues to record together until their breakup in 1970.
2005; Hurricane Katrina hits the states of Louisiana and Mississippi as a category three storm causing many deaths and injuries and billions of dollars in damage.
Birthdays: John Locke, philosopher (1632), Preston Sturgess, film director and writer (1898), Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (1915), Charlie Parker, jazz saxophonist (1920), John McCain, Senator (1936), Michael Jackson, singer (1958).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Thanks to my pal, Garnett, for the following story.
Seventy year old George went for his annual physical. All of his tests came back with great results. Dr. Smith said, "George everything looks great physically. How are you doing mentally and emotionally? Are you at peace with yourself and have a good relationship with God?"
George replied, "god and me are tight. We are so close that when I get up in the middle of the night, poof!...the light goes on and I go to the bathroom. Then...poof! the light goes off.""Wow," commented Dr. Smith, 'That's incredible!"
A little later in the day Dr. Smith called George's wife. "Thelma," he said, "George is just fine. Physically he's great. But I had to call you because I'm in awe of his relationship with God. Is it true that he gets up during the night and poof! The light goes on in the bathroom and then poof! The light goes off?"
Thelma replied, "Oh God! He's peeing in the refrigerator again!"
That's it for today my little lemon drops. Have a safe and great Labor Day weekend and more on Monday.
Stay Tuned !