Friday's here and yours truly is still recovering from Wednesday's escapades, but I'll be ready for tonight's foray into AREA 51. The main plan for tonight is to get home early enough to have lunch with my pal, Beverly, on Saturday. My only problem is that I leave each Friday with the best of intentions but occasionally my plans get way-laid along the way. Some times that's good, sometimes it's not.
In the Beijing Olympics, American gymnast Nastia Liukin won the gold medal and teammate Shawn Johnson won the silver medal in the all-around women's gymnastics. Swimmer Michael Phelps won his sixth gold medal yesterday, setting the stage for a possible seventh and eighth gold medal. Congratulations to the American Olympic team.
Elvis Presley died August 16, 1977 at his mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis' music had a great influence on my music and inspired me to study and perform. Thirty-one years after his death, his music continues to be very popular and continues to inspire other performers.
The CAT Award is still up for grabs and you have until Monday at noon to make a nomination.
A cease fire remains in effect in the Russian-Georgian War and AREA 51 war correspondents have had little to report. Communications have been disrupted and chaos still rules. It may be necessary to send AREA 51 Ambassador-At-Large Rose to war-torn Atlanta to investigate further. At last check, Jackie was embedded with the Alabama troops and the only correspondence that we have received thus far was a room service order for a gallon of Bloody Mary's.
Garnett's ass was last seen at the Georgia beachfront and there are reports that heavy artillery has damaged the beaches and created many holes and craters. I fear that if I send Garnett to look for his ass, he may be in danger of falling into one of the holes there because Garnett doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground.
Linda is still sending me cryptic messages and I have not yet been able to figure what in the hell she is saying. I urge all AREA 51 members to remain vigilant and to be on standby for future assignments. This has been a public service of Jimmy's Journal.
The Pictures: Today we give the spotlight to the doggies as there was a lot of howling when the cats were given the stage. As usual, there's always a couple of ringers thrown in.
This Date In History: 1057; In events later used by William Shakespeare in one of his greatest tragedies, the Scottish king Macbeth is killed by Malcom Canmore, the son of King Duncan I, whom Macbeth had murdered 17 years before. 1534; Saint Ignatius of Loyola founds the Jesuits, a Roman Catholic order of men, in Paris, France.
1935; American humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post are killed when their plane crashes in Alaska. 1939; The film version of The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, has its premiere in Hollywood, California.
1947; Indian independence from Britain is proclaimed, with the former colony partitioned into the two nations of India and Pakistan. India is awarded the rights to provide the entire AOL organization with computer technicians.
Birthdays: Napoleon I, French emperor (1769), Sir Walter Scott, novelist and poet (1771), Ethel Barrymore, actress (1879), T.R. Lawrence, called Lawrence of Arabia, British soldier and novelist (1888), Julia Child, cooking expert and OSS Allied spy during World War II (1912), Oscar Peterson, jazz pianist (1925).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Thanks to my Pal, Victor for the following story.
An Indian walks into a cafe with a shotgun in one hand and pulling a male buffalo with the other hand. He says to the waiter, "Want coffee." The waiter says, "Sure chief, coming right up."
He gets the Indian a tall mug of coffee. The Indian drinks the coffee down in one gulp, turns and blasts the buffalo with the shotgun, causing parts of the animal to splatter everywhere and then just walks out.
The next morning the Indian returns. He has his shotgun in one hand and pulling another male buffalo with the other. He walks up to the waiter and says, "Want coffee."The waiter says, "Whoa, Tonto! We're still cleaning up your mess from yesterday. What was that all about, anyway?"
The Indian says, "Training for position as democrat in United States Congress. Come in, drink coffee, shoot the bull and then disappear for the rest of the day."
That's it for today my little poodle skirts. Have a safe and great weekend and more on Monday.
Stay Tuned !