I'm tired! The five day birthday celebration of my pal, Emilio, ended with a Sunday bar-b-cue at his house with his daughter and her boyfriend, and a few others. To be honest, I was tired before I left for Emilio's house but the thought of missing out on lechon asado (roasted pork) and black beans and rice was too hard to resist.
I arrived at Emilio's house around 12:30 pm and as I entered, the aroma of the roast pork and garlic permeated the air. The plans were to watched the Miami-New England football game and then eat. The thought of watching the lowly Miami Dolphins, who had lost 21 of their last 22 games, get their asses kicked really didn't interest me, but the food wouldn't be ready until after the game.
Surprisingly, the Dolphins thoroughly dominated the Patriots and, needless to say, we were ecstatic. It had been a long time since Miami played well and we reveled in the victory. We then served the roasted pork, black beans and rice and cold Becks beer to top off a fine Sunday afternoon and a great finishing touch to the end of Emilio's marathon birthday.
The number of sick babies in China has now surpassed 57,000 while the communist leaders in high positions are enjoying food that is organically grown and inspected. Ostensibly, the reasoning for this is to deter the possibility of protecting high ranking officials from being poisoned. With the powdered milk manufacturers worrying more about their income than the health of children, methinks poisoning a few high ranking officials would be an excellent wake-up call.
Club Pogo: Although only a few of you have responded to my plan to have a weekly (or bi-monthly) one-hour game (bingo, poker,or anything everyone is happy with), I still like the idea and want to try it. If you play Pogo or would like to try it (it's a variety of games that can be played by groups), please let me know. I have free passes for those of you who would like to see what it's like.
The Pictures: Do you remember seeing those old posters that were everywhere years ago? Well, although the graphics remain the same, the messages have changed...a little bit. As per my usual, I've selected a few other ditties for your dining and dancing pleasure, especially one subject that just keeps coming back.
This Date In History: 1586; English poet and courtier Sir Philip Sidney, author of the sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella, is fatally wounded in a raid against Spanish forces in Zutphen, the Netherlands. 1862; U.S. president Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation warning that on January 1, 1863, he will declare all slaves in rebel states to be free.
1927; In the famous "long count" fight, boxer Jack Dempsey's delay in returning to his corner after knocking down Gene Tunney allows Tunney to recover and knock Dempsey out, retaining his heavyweight title. 1961; The U.S. Congress formally authorizes the Peace Corps, which were created in March by an executive order of U.S. president John F. Kennedy.
1969; San Francisco Giants outfielder Willie Mays hits his 600th career home run, becoming the first National League player to do so. 1989; American songwriter Irving Berlin, born in Russia in 1888, dies at the age of 101, having written 1,500 songs.
Birthdays: Lord Chesterfield, writer and statesman (1694),Michael Faraday, British physicist and and chemist (1791), David Riesman, sociologist (1909), Tommy Lasorda, baseball manager (1927).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A nurse walks into a bank, exhausted after a 20 hour shift. Preparing to write a check, she pulls a rectal thermometer out of her purse and tries to write with it. She looks at the flabbergasted teller and without missing a beat, she says, "Well that's just great...really great! Some asshole has my pen."
An old country preacher had a teenage son and it was getting time that the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession. Since the boy really didn't know what he wanted to do, the father decided to try an experiment.
He went in to the boy's room and placed four objects on his son's study desk...a bible, a fifty dollar bill, a bottle of whisky and a Playboy magazine.
The preacher thought that if the boy picked up the bible, he'd be a preacher like him. If he picked up the fifty dollars, he'd be a business man and that would be okay. But if he picked up the whisky, he's probably become a no-good drunk and worse, if he picked up the Playboy, he's be a skirt-chasing womanizer.
The preacher heard his son enter the house and hid in the closet. When the boy entered the room, he noticed the four objects on his study desk. He then picked up the bible and placed it under his arm. He picked up the fifty dollars and put it in his pocket. He then picked up the whisky, took a big swig of it and began browsing the Playboy magazine.The preacher thought to himself, "Lord have mercy, he's going to run for Congress."
That's it for today my little would chucks. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !