Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Nostalgic Trip Back To The Past - Delaney Street Restaurant And Lounge

For some reason, when I come home late from partying, the world always seems to be a better place and my car always seems to run better on the way home. It also seems that it is during these times that I make the majority of my purchases from the Home Shopping Network.

In the old days, all I had to do to get home was to jump the wall behind Delaney Street Restaurant and Lounge and walk to my apartment. Nowdays, navigation home is a bit more difficult. Today's entry and the preceding Monday entry, is a pleasant trip to yesteryear and some great times. But, I digress....

In the past and in the present, late hours ofttimes moved me to make purchase on the Home Shopping Network. What is even better is the fact that when my purchased order arrived, I became excited because I had no idea what I purchased. My last purchase was a rather intelligent decision (given the time of night and my condition) as I bought a set of pots and pans. I say the purchase was rather intelligent because although the pots and pans were newer and better, I already had pots and pans.

Some of my purchases were out and out lunacy, mainly because my spiritual advisor, the Reverend Johnnie Walker Black, always wants to put in his two cents worth as to what I should purchase. In the past I have purchased a karaoke machine, camping equipment and variety of bar items and t-shirts. Although all were nice, none of the purchases were needed.

This late night behavior, while a bit eclectic, pales in comparison to Brother Kirt, whose late night party habits include the need to call to me or anyone else who's name comes to mind. Many a night I have received a phone call from BK to let me hear a song he's currently listening to or to speak to his new friend that he's just met.

I must admit that on one occasion while dating a girl from New Zealand, we did call her family after some late night partying. While this idea seemed funny at the time, the subsequent international long distance charges on my phone bill reminded me not to mix drinking and dialing......

Well, all things considered, I guess every once in a while, it's good to go out and have fun knowing full well that there's a good chance that your princess will probably have to leave at twelve o'clock lest her coach turn into a pumpkin.....

The News As I See It: For those of you who are on Facebook, you might want to read a post that I made yesterday on my original blog from AOL journals days, Jimmy's Journal - The Original . The entry is a reprint from AOL Tech discussing current scams on Facebook, including membership fees. Here's the link:
Why "We Will Not Pay For Facebook" and Gold Membership Scams Refuse To Die

This Date In History: 1582; Pope Gregory XIII issued a papal bull introducing the Gregorian calendar reform. 1803; The Supreme Court ruled in Marbury v. Madison that any act of Congress which conflicts with the Constitution is null and void. 1821; Mexico declared its independence from Spain.

1868; Andrew Johnson, 17th president of the United States, became the first president to have impeachment proceedings brought against him by the House of Representatives. 1903; The lease for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was signed. 1920; Adolf Hitler outlined the basic points of the Nazi party at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich.

1968; The discovery of a pulsar was announced. 1980; The U.S. hockey team defeated Finland to win the gold medal at the Lake Placid Olympics.

Picture Of The Day: It's an eclectic selection which is usually a sign that I'm late in making my entry, but, then again, what's new? I found a few more of those Delaney Street party pictures and I thought I'd add them in as well. The picture below is of my Delaney Street bartender beauties, Tania and Jackie, and the following picture is of my lovely pal, Kathy, and I circa 1998-2000.

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) You're spending too much time on Facebook when you're hoping that your friends are interested in what you ate in the last half hour. 2) I am having an out of money experience. 3) Half of all Americans can't do math and the other two-thirds don't care. 4) If at first you don't succeed, try playing second base. 5) A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 months. Which room is safest for him?.....and that's five !

Birthdays: My pal Dutch - Happy Birthday girl! 19XX, Winslow Homer, American Painter 1836, Honus Wagner, baseball player 1874, Chester William Nimitz, admiral 1885, Joseph Lieberman, politician 1942, Steve Jobs, entrepreneur 1955, Paula Zahn, TV news reporter, anchor 1956, Billy Zane, actor 1966.

The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar and Grill: Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years, they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards.

One day, they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, "Now don't get mad at me. I know we've been friends for a long time, but I just can't think of your name! I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me what your name is?"

Her friend glared at her for at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said, "How soon do you need to know?"

Two good ole boys were given a special SAT test to meet their admission requirements to the Military Academy. Soon after the test began the first guy turns to the second guy and asks, "Old MacDonald had a what?" The other replies, "He had a farm." The first asks, "How do you spell it?" To which the second replied, "E-I-E-I-O."

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

A rather confident man walks into a bar and takes a seat next to a very attractive woman. He gives her a quick glance, then casually looks at his watch for a moment. The woman notices this and asks, "Is your date running late?" The man replies, "No, I just bought this state-of-the-art watch and I was just testing it."

The intrigued woman says, "A state-of-the-art watch? What's so special about it?" The man explains, "It uses alpha waves to telepathically talk to me." The woman asks, "What's it telling you now?" The man answers, "Well, it says you're not wearing any panties..." The woman giggles and replies, "Well it must be broken then because I am wearing panties!" The man looks at his watch and says, "Damned thing must be an hour fast."

A man is dining in a fancy restaurant and there is a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table. He has been checking her out since he sat down, but lacks the nerve to talk with her. Suddenly she sneezes, and her glass eye comes flying out of its socket towards the man. He reflexively reaches out, grabs it out of the air, and hands it back. Oh my, I am so sorry, "the woman says as she pops her eye back in place. "Let me buy your dinner to make it up to you," she says.

They enjoy a wonderful dinner together, and afterwards they go to the theater followed by drinks. They talk, they laugh, she shares her deepest dreams and he shares his. She listens. After paying for everything, she asks him if he would like to come to her place for a nightcap and stay for breakfast. They had a wonderful, wonderful time.

The next morning, she cooks a gourmet meal with all the trimmings. The guy is amazed! Everything has been so incredible! The guy says, "You know, you are the perfect woman. Are you this nice to every guy you meet?" The woman replied, " just happened to catch my eye."

That's it for today my little rascals. Remember, in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos on their ass. It's time for Happy Hour in AREA 51. More on Friday.

Stay Tuned !


Rose said...

I must confess that I too purchase from HSN or QVC late at night but I'm usually sober when I'm making my purchases! LOL

I especially like the Flex Pays as it makes it more affordable to make expensive purchases.

I know you are missing Delaney Street and all the memories that came with that establishment.

I'm sure you have made yourself comfortable at a new Area 51.

I have to go out more. But, I'm tired of my elbows resting on a bar. LOL

Hugs, Rose

Senorita said...

Nice pictures ! 1998-2000 were the boom years. Looks like you were celebrating good times.

Your jokes today were really funny. Keep em' coming.

Paula said...

Don't you hate to have someone insist you talk on the phone to someone you don't know and you're not sure you want to know them?

Ally Lifewithally said...

Jimmy thanks for the smile and sharing your memories ~ Ally x

Julie said...

I have never ordered anything from QVC or the HSN but ebay and I had a long history, LOL. In fact I am watching 3 clocks right now.

garnett109 said...

I like calling the morgue to see if there is anyone in there I know!