Monday, November 17, 2008

Veni, Vidi, Vici !

Experience is a word that everyone defines in their own way. Like taste, is something that is acquired. Most of us have our own little area of our mind where we store this acquired knowledge for future use. As we begin to learn that youth is fleeting, experience can become a very useful asset if utilized properly.

Like the younger player who sometimes loses to an older player, it is usually experience that is the determining factor in the game itself. Of course, all parties in the game gain experience with each encounter, but it is the wiser player who uses it for future reference who benefits most.

In my journeys to AREA 51, I often see things that absolutely bewilder me. Recently, I saw three guys who happen to be within earshot and I overheard them say something about another guy who was with a good looking young woman. None of them could believe why the woman was with that particular guy.

I glanced over at the young man. He was wearing a jacket and and slacks. He lit the young woman's cigarette and when she got up to go to the restroom, he stood up as well, removed her chair from her path and walked her to the restroom door.

I looked again to the three guys as the couple walked past them. Two of them were wearing baggy shorts, two of them were wearing flip-flops and all of them wore T-shirts.......on a Saturday night. I turned back to the bar, took a sip of my Johnny Walker Black and just smiled.

The Cat's Ass (CAT) Trophy Award: There were no nominees last weeks for the prestigious CAT Award,so in the interim, I thought I'd tell you how this award originated. The Cat's Ass Trophy was derived from the word "catastrophe" (cat-as-trophe), which is usually the genesis of most of the faux pas' and bad decisions that merit the award. With all of the awards today honoring and lauding seemly anyone and everyone, I thought that we should recognize deserving dimwits who constantly surprise us with their acts of stupidity and the like.

This Date In History: 1724; Jack Sheppard, the criminal and folk hero famed for his spectacular prison escapes, is hanged in front of a crowd of 200,000 at Tyburn, in London. 1857; During the Indian Mutiny, the siege of Lucknow is briefly lifted by a British force, with a record 24 Victoria Crosses being won for extreme bravery in one day. 1907; Oklahoma becomes the 46th state of the United States.

1920; In the Russian Civil War, the Red Army inflicts the final defeat on the White Army, which is then forced to evacuate Russia by sea from the Crimean Peninsula. 1936; Edward VIII confides to the prime minister, Stanley Baldwin, that he intends to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson, even if it means his abdication.

Picture Of The Day: When I ran across this picture, I liked it immediately. The picture itself was not what attracted my attention, rather the combination of lighting, subject matter and attitude, combined with a sterling definition of experience. It's a word that you learn the the first time you touch the proverbial hot stove after being warned against it. As time passes, a lot of things that happen to you are added to that ever-growing category. If you are intelligent, you begin to draw from that particular wealth of knowledge......most of the time.

Birthdays: William Frend De Morgan, pottery designer and novelist 1839, W. C. Handy, American composer, cornettist, and bandmaster 1873, George S. Kaufman, American playwright, director, and producer 1889, Paul Hindemith, German-American composer and violinist 1895, Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists 1896.

The Hits Just Keep On Coming

There was a papa mole, a mama mole, and a baby mole. They lived in a hole out in the country near a farmhouse. Papa mole poked his head out of the hole and said, "Mmmm, I smell sausage!" Mama mole poked her head outside the hole and said, "Mmmm, I smell pancakes!" Baby mole tried to stick his head outside but couldn't because of the two bigger moles. Baby mole said, "The only thing I smell is molasses."

Once there was an old man sitting on a bench in the park crying. A younger man walked up to him and asked "What's wrong?" The old man replied "I am married to a sexy 21 year old woman and we have sex the minute I get home from work and right after dinner." The young man had a strange look on his face and asked "What's so bad about that? It sounds to me like you have a great sex life." The old man replied "I can't remember where I live!"

During her annual checkup, the well-constructed miss was asked to disrobe and climb onto the examining table. "Doctor," she replied shyly, "I just can't undress in front of you." "All right," said the physician, "I'll flick off the lights. You undress and tell me when you're through." In a few moments, her voice rang out in the darkness: "Doctor, I've undressed. What shall I do with my clothes?" "Put them on the chair, on top of mine."

That's it for today my little basket weavers. More on Wednesday.

Stay Tuned !


Anne said...

YOU hit the nail on the head with your observation. A woman loves to be treated like a matter what her age. So many men, don't have a clue. The same goes with women and a certain lack of respect for men. The want to control too much and too often. They are also more interested in what the man drives or his paycheck. I would find that very offensive if I were a man. There is a fine balance to learn.

MISSY said...

I don't think age is an issue when two people are in aggreement and love one another. Certain situations may seem odd but no one has the right to say a word because no one knows the story. I'm 4 1/2 years older than my boyfriend. He's 19 and I'm 23. I have had people make all kinds of smart comments but he's very mature and nothing like your "typical" 19 year old. People end up were they least expect it every single day in this world. I personally do not care what other people think! *M*

garnett109 said...

It was lust a few decades ago, I guess it went back to chivalry?

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

It is so sad, I know I was raised by my parents, mostly my Dad, to be a gentleman. For the baggy boys, you snooze, you lose.

Paula said...

Thanks for explaining the Cat's Ass Trophy Award.

Julie said...

You got it Jimmy, a woman likes to be treated like she is special and I hate those baggy shorts look.

Martha said...

Your jokes are SO bad!! I love them :-)
You are right with your observations - that young man with the beautiful woman was either raised right or a good con man!