Monday, May 18, 2009

AREA 51 - The Clock Read 4:16 A.M.

Theoretically, I was just going to AREA 51 for a couple of drinks with my pal, Emilio......theoretically. But, to quote Robert Burns in his poem, "To A Mouse", the best laid plans of mice and men sometimes go awry.

We went to Lakes Cafe and Sports Bar around 10:00 pm and as we sat down, our friend, Brenda, the former bartender at Krystel's Restaurant and Lounge came to our table to take our order. Since the bar was a little slow, Brenda sat down to chat with us. A little later, Brenda's friend (whose name I can't recall for the life of me) also joined us at the table. We were having a great time laughing and talking at the table and the next thing I knew, the bartender uttered the dreadful words "last call."

Since Emilio and I wanted to party on and hear some music, we decided to head to another club. The girls wanted to join us and we told them to meet us at The Billiard Club.

We ran into a number of friends at the club and, as always, my friend James the bartender served me a scotch on the rocks before I was even seated. James is one of the best bartenders I've ever met and he always has great jokes to tell. A relatively young man, James is also a knowledgeable investor and he told me that he'd be retiring soon. It will be strange to go to the club and not see James, but I wish him the best of luck.

One of the more pleasant moments of the evening came when I struck up a conversation with a striking lady sitting at the bar. I had noticed her immediately when I arrived and when I noticed that she had been somewhat conversationally cornered by someone, I decided to introduce myself.

Her name is Silvia and besides being pretty, she is a teacher who is studying for her masters degree. We began to chat and since I was considering writing a story today about AREA 51, I asked her if I could take her picture. I told her about Jimmy's Journal and a little bit about the AREA 51 experience and she was kind enough to allow me to take a few pictures. I have quite a few lady friends who are teachers and they're always fun to speak with.

I really had no idea of the time but I soon discovered that it was a lot later than I thought. My first indication of the hour was when the lights in the club slowly began to brighten. I don't know exactly what time we left, but when I arrived home, the first thing I noticed was that the clock read 4:16. Oddly enough, the first thing that came to mind was John 3:16. If there is a John 4:16, It would probably read, "for God so loved the world, he took Jimmy off the streets at this date in time."

Then again, maybe not......

Congratulations to Rachel Alexandra, the first filly since 1924 to win the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on Saturday. With Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel aboard, the gallant filly held off Derby winner Mine That Bird to win the second race of the Triple Crown. The Belmont Stakes, the third and final race of the Triple Crown should be fantastic.

Tony Stewart was the winner of the Nascar All Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday night, winning a cool one million dollars for his efforts. Stewart took the lead from Matt Kenseth with two laps remaining and held off Kenseth and third place Curt Busch for the victory.

It was Stewart's first win as a car owner since leaving the the Joe Gibbs racing team.

This Date In History: 1804; Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed emperor of France by the Senate and Tribunate. 1910; Halley's Comet is seen from the Earth as it passes in front of the sun. 1974; India successfully detonates its first nuclear device. 1980; Mount St Helens volcano in Washington state erupts, causing an outbreak of fires, mudslides, and floods.

Picture Of The Day: During the course of any evening, one occasionally finds one's self in a conversational void. As the conversation at my table was nearing that particular chasm, I was fortunate enough to sit and speak with Silvia for some time and she is quite interesting to speak with.

Her charming smile and witty remarks was a welcome oasis in an otherwise desert of inane conversations around the bar. It was a pleasure meeting her.

Birthdays: My son, Kevin. Happy Birthday Buddy! 19XX, Nicholas II, emperor of Russia 1868, Bertrand Russell, philosopher and mathematician 1872, Walter Gropius, German-American architect and educator, founder of the Bauhaus 1883, Frank Capra, American film director and producer, noted for his comedies, born in Palermo, Italy 1897, Dame Margot Fonteyn, ballet dancer 1919, John Paul II, pope 1920.

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. 2) I thought today about one of the first lounges where I ever performed called the Red Road Lounge. It was there that my musical repertoire was expanded greatly when I met a lovely young singer who specialized in all the old standards. 3) At one time in my life, I was working for an insurance company full time, going to college part time and independently studying for my real estate license. With all that going on, did I make any time to go out at night? You betcha! 4) A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion 5) I'm getting a new phone this week. It's an "LG Vu" and I guess it would be considered a smart phone. I hope so, because one of us has to be able to find our way home from AREA 51.

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

A week after their marriage, the newlyweds paid a visit to their doctor. The husband says, "I can't figure it out doc, and I'm really worried. My testicles are turning purple." The doctor says, "That's unusual, Let me examine you." The doctor takes a look and sure enough, the husband's testicles are purple.

The doctor turns to the wife and asks, "Are you using the diaphragm that I prescribed?" The wife answers, "Yes, I am," The doctor asks "And what kind of jelly are you using with it?" The wife replies, "Grape."

A woman was called in front of a Texas grand jury for possible manslaughter charges after she shot a mugger 6 times in the back as he was running away with her purse . She had her hand on her gun when he grabbed the purse, and she was left with the revolver in her hand.

When asked by the grand jury why she shot the man 6 times in the back as he was running away she replied under oath, "Because when I pulled the trigger the 7th time it only went click." She was acquitted of all charges...... That's the way it is in Texas!

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 30." The second man then asked, "Can you get it over the counter?" The first man replied, "You probably could, if you took 2 pills."

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

Stay Tuned !


Rose said...

Darling! 4:16 AM.........Oh my....I remember those days but they are far gone now....

Did you sleep all the next day?

Hugs, Rose

Linda's World said...

Jimmy are you forgetting that you'renot a spring chicken anymore. Well, maybe you are just used to partying around the clock. I'd be in the Emergency Room if I did that. I'm glad you met a new lady to add to your growing list of lady friends. Hugs to PSH ! Linda from Washington presently in sunny California

garnett109 said...

I don't know if it is a smart phone or not but may be Willie D can hook you up with one!

Julie said...

I love those nights when your having fun and notice a glow..... of the sun coming up. Always did love the sunrise. Take care and watch that grape jelly.

Melanie said...

I was just getting 4:16!!


Paula said...

Hope your son had a nice birthday. You're new lady friend is kinda cute too.

Joann said...

Glad you had a good time, Jimmy!! Funny that you'd think of John 3:16 at 4:16.... Hmmm!! BE CAREFUL!!

natalie said...

Happy Birthday to Kevin Jimmy!
It looks like your new friend Sylvia is awesome!
Glad you had so much fun

Tabby said...

That is the good thing about Fla there is always some where to go after hours. All the places are closed here by 1:00am. I love the pictures that you took. You always meet the prettiest ladies. Have a good one!