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 !