Friday, October 17, 2008

It's Friday And Time To Party !

Friday has always been my favorite day of the week because I mentally shut out the problems of the world around 5:00 and begin preparations for the evening festivities. I''m heading over to AREA 51 this evening and although I don't have any agenda, I'll rely on serendipity as to my destination. I'm sure that sooner or later, I'll end up at Lakes Cafe, but for some odd reason, I feel like going to The Billiards Club, as well. I think I'll leave it up to Betsy (my car), to decide. She usually makes wise choices.

I want to congratulate all of the former AOL journalists now using Blogspot for their quick adaption to the features offered here. In my visits to other journals I have found some very elegant pages and layouts and they really look very nice.

The Cat's Ass Trophy (CAT) Award has no nominees as of today, but with the daily headlines being what they are lately, I'm sure there's one or two possible nominees hiding under a rock. Nominations are open until 12:00 noon on Monday.

This Date In History: 1777; TheThe surrender of Major General John Burgoyne at the Battles of Saratoga sees a significant defeat for Britain in the American War of Independence. 1931; Gangster Al Capone is jailed for 11 years for tax evasion. 1933; Fleeing Nazi oppression in Germany, Albert Einstein emigrates to the United States.

1973; The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cuts oil production in protest against the support of Western nations for Israel in the Yom Kippur War. 1989; An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco, California.

Picture Of The Day: Being your humble public servant, I'm always looking for good deals around the Internet to offer for your consideration and I became very nostalgic when I saw the banks and toaster offers of yesteryear. Admittedly, there have been a few minor changes, but it still kinda brings a tear to my eye.

Birthdays: John Wilkes, political leader and reformer 1727, George Buchner, German dramatist 1813, John Paul I, 263rd pope 1912, Rita Hayworth, American film actress, dancer, and singer 1918.

The Hits Just Keep On Coming Two 80 year old men sat talking over the weather and the latest in medical science, and such, when one brings up the latest male medical miracle, Viagra. The other wasn't familiar with Viagra and asked the first man what it was for.

The first man said, "It's the greatest thing I've ever known. The Fountain of Youth!! Makes you feel like a man of thirty." The second then asked, "Can you get it over the counter?"

The first man said, "You probably could, if you took two pills."

A drunk staggers into a Catholic Church, enters a confessional box, sits down but says nothing. The Priest coughs a few times to get his attention but the drunk just sits there. Finally, the Priest pounds three times on the wall. The drunk mumbles, "Ain't no use knocking, there's no paper on this side either".

Into an Irish pub comes Paddy Murphy looking like he'd just been run over by a train. His arm is in a sling, his nose is broken, his face is cut and bruised and he is walking with a limp. Sean the bartender asks, "What happened to you? Paddy says, "Jamie O'Conner and me had a fight."

Sean says,"O'Conner?, he couldn't do that to you. He must of had something in his hand." Paddy 'says, " That he did! A shovel is what he had, and a terrible licking he gave me with it" Sean says, "You should have defended yourself. Didn't you have something in your hand?"

Paddy says, " That I did, it was Mrs. O'Conner's breast, and a thing of beauty it was, but useless in a fight."

That's it for today my little fur balls. Have a great and safe weekend and more on Monday.

Stay Tuned !


lindasworld said...

Happy Friday and don't forget those bread crumbs. I'm going to be happy to get home to my own computer. Linda from Washington but sweating in Pasadena,CA

garnett109 said...

Jim have one for me!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Have a great time tonight. I know that I love billiards, so I would vote for that. I agree that J-Land seems to have made a pretty good transition :o)

Rose said...

Oh Gosh, I was on the floor laughing with the Catholic Church joke........oh my.........

Loved the coupons too!

Have a great weekend!

I just poured myself some vino.

Hugs, Rose

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Jimmy, you may or may not be interested to know that Saratoga battlefield where General Burgoyne surrended is not to far from where I live! Have fun at Area 51

Sherry said...

have a great evening dear glad to see all is well
I am nominating the rnc and their affilliates for the drastic steps they have taken recently to hold on their power ..

Anonymous said...

I enjoy hearing Eva Cassidy. She has a wonderful singing voice.

Nice to see you again, Jimmy!

MISSY said...

TGIF for everyone but me :( Gotta work the weekend :P

I see you got your playlist going! Hey I love the song "Friends In Low Places" by Garth Brooks. I used to play that song over and over lol.

Have a good weekend. *M*

Missie said...

Have a great weekend.

Martha said...

TGIF!!! Have a great time! :-)

Beth said...

Have a great weekend! (And I second Sherry's nomination.)

Julia said...

The jokes were priceless today. Thanks for the laugh

Coelha :B said...

I hope you are having a great weekend! :) Julie

Solitary Dancer said...

I have to let you know that your playlist is the best I've heard. So many folks have put these on their blog and i can't wait to make the pain stop :-) Great choices on your list.

Almost makes me want to make one


Pamela said...

Hi Jimmy! I hope you had a good weekend. Loved the jokes!!

Indigo said...

Congratulations to you too dear friend. You've done a wonderful job over here as well. Love the hits for the day. I think there is even more support among the AOL refugees over here in Blogger than ever before! (Hugs)Indigo

P.S. The one and only picture you will ever see of me is on my latest post. (Hugs)Indy