Somewhere around 2:30 a.m., we decided to stop at Emilio's house and kick back ostensibly to have a quick nightcap and call it at night. Emilio suggested that we play a few hands of poker and that led into some intense games which kept us laughing and talking most of the night.
The next thing I knew there was light coming into the windows and we realized that we had either entered the Twilight Zone or morning had broken. Needless to say it was the latter and I got home around 8:30 a.m.
I woke up around 1:00 p.m. on Christmas Day and after scouring the house for the rest of my body parts, I began making phone calls and got on the computer to send Christmas wishes to family and friends. If, by chance, there are any of you that I did not call or email, please consider this author's condition and a belated Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.
Christmas night, I was invited to see my pals Dr. Marc, Rosie and Chico (his Siberian Husky). Rosie was her usual self, planning the evening to a tee and providing a luscious lay-out of food that was delicious. Probably the best dish of the night was fresh Florida avocados with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and freshly ground pepper. Mmmmm !
We retired to the patio which overlooks a beautiful lake and invited our mutual friend and spiritual advisor Johnnie Walker Black to join us in a evening of conversation and laughs. I'm not real sure what time we left but I believe it was early a.m.
Today's Friday and usually that means my weekly trek into AREA 51 but I'm not too sure if that will come to pass. Since I'm no longer in Olympic training condition, it may prove to be mission impossible. The again, I've been known to change my mind at the last moment. It's early yet, so we'll see.
Just A Note: I've added a new link to my good friend Carlos Oliva's web site. Carlos and I go back a number of years and his CDs and albums are listed at his site. Carlos sings in both English and Spanish and he was one of the orginators of combing the two languages in song. Check out his site by clicking the link under "favorite sites" on my sidebar.
This Date In History: 1776; During the American War of Independence, a British army of Hessian mercenaries is defeated by an American force led by George Washington at the Battle of Trenton. 1898; Marie Curie, along with her husband Pierre Curie, announces the existence of a new radioactive element, radium.
1941; Winston Churchill becomes the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the US Congress. 1943; At the Battle of the North Cape, the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst, while attempting to attack a British Arctic convoy to the USSR, is sunk by the Royal Navy.
1972; Harry S. Truman, the US president during the final months of World War II, dies aged 88 in Independence, Kansas. 2004; A tsunami in the Indian Ocean kills hundreds of thousands in South East Asia.
Picture Of The Day: I've posted a picture of my pal Emilio as well as my pals Dr. Marc and Rosie. I told myself both Christmas Eve and Christmas day that I'd take pictures with my cell phone while I was out and about but Old Timers Disease just won't allow me to do so. Perhaps I'll just pin a note on my shirt before going out with my name and address on it and instructions for me to take pictures of wherever I'm at and then take me to the hom..., to my home.
I also came across this great graphic of Santa Bush and the U.S. Congress' Christmas bailout card for the American taxpayer. I'm quite sure that president-elect Obama-lama-ding-dong will pick up the financial cross, walk across the water to the U.S. Congress and begin spending money like he just cashed his Friday paycheck at the liquor store. Create and spend..... I can't wait to see who's gong to pay for all of this, other than the usual suspects.
Birthdays: Thomas Gray, poet 1716, Charles Babbage, British mathematician and inventor, who designed and built mechanical computing machines on principles that anticipated the modern electronic computer 1791, Henry Miller, American writer 1891, Mao Zedong, Chinese communist leader 1893.
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A young blonde woman had been taking golf lessons all week long. She`d just begun her first game of golf when she suffered a bee sting. Her pain was so intense , she couldn't continue her game. She decided to go back to the clubhouse and get some medical attention.
Her golf Pro saw her enter the clubhouse and asked,”Why are you back so soon?” She answered, “I was stung by a bee.” The golf Pro asked, “Where?” The woman said, “Between the first and second holes.” The golf Pro nodded his head knowingly and said,”Then your stance is too wide.”
Stay Tuned !