Monday, November 24, 2008

It's Turkey Week And Changes Are Coming !

Friday's sojourn to AREA 51 was a long and interesting evening. I started out at Lakes Cafe which is usually good but, when I arrived, I saw that changes have been made. I arrived around 10:30 but to my surprise, there was no karaoke show. Instead, they had a unimaginative DJ playing songs and the crowd was noticeably larger and younger.

Large crowds don't bother me too much, but I prefer a good mix of ages and a good mix of songs. Another thing that bothered me was that there were three police cars with lights ablaze in the rear of the building. Normally, this type of scenario usually spells trouble and I had one drink and left.The new owners are probably just experimenting and they had a good crowd, but young people are sometimes fickle and when they get bored, they move on. What's hot this month could be quite dead next month. We'll see.

I left Lakes to visit some friends who had called me earlier in the week at a very chic cigar club. I rarely go to cigar clubs, but I promised I'd meet them and so I did. As it turned out, the club was small and relatively smoke free. The lights were pleasingly low, the music smooth and a nice glass of chilled white wine was the perfect punctuation to the evening.

From the cigar club (I really don't remember the name), I went to The Billiards Club for a nightcap and arrived home sometime early Saturday morning. It was a pleasant evening with great friends.

This Date In History 1642; Dutch navigator Abel Tasman discovers Tasmania. 1859; On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin’s revolutionary text in the history of the biological sciences, is first published. 1922; Writer Erskine Childers is executed during the Irish Civil War for the illegal possession of a firearm.

1962; The satirical television program "That Was The Week That Was" is first broadcast. 1963; Jack Ruby shoots dead Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy. 1987; Li Peng succeeds Zhao Ziyang as premier of China.

Picture Of The Day Word has it that the new White House puppy has been selected and through my Washington contacts, I was able to get a sneak picture preview for you. The presidential transition team reports that the puppy's name will either be Jesse, Podium Al or Reverend Wright.

In other news, since his meeting with President-elect Obama, President George Bush has undergone noticeable changes in his demeanor and is possibly considering running for the upcoming Secretary of State position.

Turkey's are becoming more difficult to find this week and prices are climbing rapidly. It is said that the turkey has a keen sense of the holiday calendar and becomes more and more elusive aroungd the holidays.

Birthdays: Zachary Taylor, 12th president of the United States 1784, Grace Darling, British heroine 1815, Frances Hodgson Burnett, American novelist 1849, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French Post-Impressionist painter 1864, Scott Joplin, American composer and pianist 1868.

The Hits Just Keep On Coming

A young newlywed couple wanted to join a church. The pastor told them, "We have special requirements for new parishioners. You must abstain from having sex for two weeks." The couple agreed and came back at the end of two weeks.

The pastor asked them, "Well, were you able to get through the two weeks without being intimate?" The young man replied, "Pastor, I'm afraid we were not able to go without sex for the two weeks." The pastor inquired, "What happened?"

The young man said, "My wife was reaching for a can of corn on the top shelf and dropped it. When she bent over to pick it up, I was over come with lust and took advantage of her right there."The pastor said, "You understand, of course, that this means you will not be welcome in our church."The young man said, "That's ok, we're not welcome at the grocery store anymore either."

A fireman came home from work one day and told his wife, "You know, we have a wonderful system at the fire station. Bell 1 rings and we all put on our jackets, Bell 2 rings and we all slide down the pole, Bell 3 rings and we're on the fire truck ready to go. From now on when I say Bell 1, I want you to strip naked. When say Bell 2, I want you to jump in bed. And when I say Bell 3, we are going to make love all night."

The next night he came home from work and yelled, "Bell 1!" The wife promptly took all her clothes off. When he yelled "Bell 2!", the wife jumped into bed. When he yelled "Bell 3!", they began making love.

After a few minutes the wife yelled, "Bell 4!" The fireman said, "What the hell is Bell 4?" His wife replied, "Roll out more hose! You're nowhere near the fire!"

That's it for today my little brush fires. More on Wednesday.

Stay Tuned !


MISSY said...

That last joke was too funny! *M*

garnett109 said...

Cops in the back = Coke in building

Martha said...

You always have such funny stuff! I'm worried about Area 51 though, it can't change now!

Pamela said...

Sounds like you had a nice evening despite the changes. I hope they don't ruin the place for you.
Love Bell #4! I gotta remember that one!

Anne said...

I'll never think of Safeway (grocery) in the same way again. I have a feeling AREA 51 will find another place of pure drinking and singing pleasure soon. Anne

Rose said...

Ah......a can of soup brings back memories to a woman my age! LOL

And, I agree with Garnett about the cops.

Hugs, Rose

Heli gunner Tom said...

Great post! Old Soldiers like us sometimes dislike change--especially when we are so comfortable where we are. That part about the Irish patriot being executed for bearing arms made my wince because I cherish our 2nd Amendment. I just happen to be proficient with edged weapons and teach that skill.

Disabled Vietnam Vet: 68-70.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Paula said...

Turkey lamp and purple suit. What next?

Linda's World said...

A younger crowd plus alcohol usually equals trouble. At least that's the way I hear it in the news reports. Sounds like someone has ruined your watering hole. Hopefully, you'll be able to find a place more to your liking. Linda in WA

madcobug said...

Take care going to the new cafe. Stay safe, I love that picture of the day photo. Have a happy Thanksgiving. Helen

Brian said...

Love the playlist, got one on my blog now, great gadget.

Julie said...

Sorry about the changes at Area 51, I hope they go back to the way it was. Love the jokes and pictures today.

Robin said...

Stopping by to say hi and wish you a happy turkey day!

Maria said...

Your blog looks pretty interesting so I thought I would follow it for awhile...Have a Happy Turkey day..that is if you can find your turkey...LOL..:) Loved that Turkey in the lampshade entry.. Maria

Bama said...

I have to say, you have really mastered the switch-over to Blogger very well!! I'm afraid my time has not allowed me to learn the correct navigation through to put great pics in, etc.


Jan said...

Icame over here because Linda in Washingtomn mentioned you I hope you are ok ,you write a good blog I''ll be back Jan xx