You know, I leave on my Wednesday and Friday missions to AREA 51 with the best intent. I'm not sure if it's because of the times when I hang out with my pal and wingman, Emilio, or the times when I fly solo or the times when I'm with one of my lady friends, but, there are just evenings when I look up and all-of-a-sudden, it's morning.
Such is the case of last evening's sojourn. I did start out a little later than planned as my pal Emilio was supposed to pick me up around 9:00. Of course, that was delayed because Emilio got side-tracked with a matinee and didn't show up until 10:00. Since the code of the west clearly states in paragraph 7, section 18, "Matinees always take precedence over any situation, loss of life and/or limb notwithstanding," I could not find fault with Emilio's tardiness.
Nevertheless, the evening started late and the first stop was Lakes Cafe, where we had a cocktail and engaged in profound discussion with Kristi, the lovely bartender. After deciding against sitting down at the poker game that was going on there and seeing that the bar potential was somewhat geriatric (present company excluded), we move on to The Billiards Club.
There was a decent crowd there and we had another cocktail and just generally shot the bull with James the bartender (and a few passing lovelies) for a while. We finally decided that we'd go and play poker and I think that's where my spiritual advisor, Johnny W. Black, absconded with my watch. Bottom line..... my flight landed at or around 5:00 am. The paper boy says. "Hi".
Authors Note: Thanks Linda, the bread crumb idea worked great! I didn't follow the trail, but I was close behind the duck who was eating the map.
On a serious note, my pal, Garnett's Mom passed away today at 1:00 pm. Please take the time to pass by his journal. http://journals.aol.com/garnett109/mybrainisinpain/
The Pictures: Memories from yesteryear. Do you remember?
This Date In History: 1850; As part of the Compromise of 1850. the United States passes the Fugitive Slave Law, which requires officials in the North to help return runaway slaves to their owners in the South. 1851; The first issue of the New York Daily Times appears. The word "daily" will be dropped from the newspaper's title six years later.
1961; United Nations secretary general Dag Hammarskjold dies in a plane crash in Africa while trying to arrange a cease-fire in the Republic of the Congo. 1970; Rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix dies of a drug overdose in London, England, 1996; Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens matches hos own record for strikeouts in a single game when he fans 20 hitters, ten years after accomplishing the feat the first time.
Birthdays: Samuel Johnson, writer and lexicographer (1709), John Diefenbaker, Canadian prime minister
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A plane took off from Kennedy Airport and after reaching a comfortable altitude, the captain announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome to flight 718, nonstop from New York to Los Angeles. The weather looks good and we should have a smooth ride and uneventful.....Oh, Shit!" Then....silence.
Soon, the captain came back on the intercom and said, "Ladies and gentlemen, I am sorry if I scared you but the flight attendant spilled a cup of coffee on my lap. You shouldsee the front of my pants."
A passenger in coach yelled out, "That's nothing! You should see the back of mine."
That's it for today my little tiddly winks. More tomorrow.