I was fortunate to spend New Year's Eve with my dear friend and accomplished singer-performer Mercy Silva and her husband Pedro. Mercy and I go way back to my early years in real estate. Joined by family and friends, we dined on lechon (roasted pork), fried turkey, black beans and rice and platano maduro (fried bananas).
It was a fun evening. We broke out Mercy's music equipment, microphones and instruments, then sang and jammed most of the night. No one can resist the beat of a good merengue or salsa (dances) and dancing was also a major part of the evening. I'm always amazed that I can even walk after an evening of merengue dancing, especially when dancing with Mercy who never seems to tire.
Anyone who has ever attended a Latin family fiesta knows there's always a domino table for the dedicated players. There's nothing funnier than watching the facial expressions and remarks that are part of the game.All in all, I had a great time with Mercy as we bade adieu to 2011.
As I mentioned previously, Mercy also sings and performs with her orchestra. Here is one of her latest videos which, incidentally, was recorded at her beautiful home in Miami Lakes ( where I spent New Year's Eve).
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The News As I See It: Outside of the murders and robberies, Washington D.C. has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end.
A social networking revolution has started in the middle east, especially Iraq. Over 10 million muslims are now online. In fact, the most popular social networking site for women is: "Cover Your Facebook."
This Date In History: 1492; Muhammad XI, the leader of the last Arab stronghold in Spain, surrendered to King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I. 1788; Georgia was admitted to the Union as the 4th state. 1839; Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre took the first photograph of the Moon. 1905; The Russo-Japanese war ended.
1923; The black town of Rosewood, Florida, was burned by a white mob. 1935; The Bruno R. Hauptmann trial began for the kidnap and murder of the Lindbergh baby. 1959; The first spacecraft to fly by the Moon and also to orbit the Sun, Mechta (Luna 1) was launched by the USSR. 1994; Rudolph Giuliani is inaugurated as New York City's mayor.
Picture Of The Day: New year's Eve party pictures.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) A tree fell in the forest. A man didn't hear it. He's dead now. 2) She said that she had been married three times. I could tell it was more than that by the rice marks on her face. 3 I remember my first day of school. My parents dropped me off at the wrong nursery. There I was...surrounded by trees, potted plants and bushes. 4) Cuisine is something like food, but the portions are smaller and the prices are higher. If you happen to have a French cuisine, the waiter will insult you as you are served. 5) God made man before woman to give him time to think of an answer for her first question....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Capricorn - January 2nd: Amazed you made it to 2012? Yeah, me too! Don't worry, it's going to be a good day and a great year for you. Eat your vegetables and always wear clean underwear. I'm not sure how this affects you, but Mom always told me so. Chance of romance is 37.8%. Don't ask me why, I just make all this crap up and that's what came to my mind.
Birthdays: My pals Jerry, Pete and Ray - Happy Birthday guys! 19XX, James Wolfe, British general 1727, Rudolf Clausius, mathematical physicist 1822, Henry Flagler, financier 1830, Ernst Barlach, expressionist sculptor, graphic artist 1870, Saint Theresa, Carmelite nun 1873, Michael Tippett, composer 1905, Dennis Haster, congressman 1942, Cuba Gooding, Jr., actor 1968.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A man goes into a bookstore and asks the young lady assistant, "Do you have the new book out for men with short penises? She replies, "I'm not sure if it's in yet." The man says, "Yeah that's the one, I'll take a copy please.
A frustrated wife buys a pair of crotchless panties in an attempt to spice up her dead sex-life. She puts them on, together with a short skirt and sits on the sofa opposite her husband. At strategic moments she uncrosses her legs...enough times till her husband says, "Are you wearing crotchless panties?"
With a seductive smile the woman purred, "Yes." Her husband replied. "Thank God! For a moment there, I thought the stuffing was coming out of the sofa."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A fellow was walking through a cemetery one dark and stormy night. As he got well into the cemetery, he heard a voice say, "Mark! Mark!". Pretending not to let it bother him, he pulled his coat a little tighter and kept walking. Again the voice said, "Mark! Mark!". That did it.
He took off full speed and didn't stop till he was well outside the gates. As he stopped to catch his breath, the moon broke through the clouds enough so he could see what had been following him. It was a dog with a hare lip.
woman is taking a bath when suddenly she hears a knock at the door. Without a towel, she says through the door, "Who is it?" A male voice asks, "It's the blind man."The woman gets out of the bath and after some consideration, opens the door, thinking, "Well, he's blind anyway".
The man comes in the bathroom, takes a good look at the woman and says, "Great tits! Now where would you like the blinds?"
A little girl was out with her Grandmother when they came across a couple of dogs mating on the sidewalk. The little girl asked, "What are they doing, Grandma?" he grandmother was embarrassed, so she said, "The dog on top has hurt his front paw and the one underneath is carrying him to the doctor."
The little girl said, "They're just like people, aren't they Grandma?" Her Grandma said, "How do you mean?" The little girl said, "Offer someone a helping hand and they screw you every time!"
For my pal, Paula: Two cows were grazing on the side of a hill and one turned to the other and said, "Mooo." The other cow replied, "Damn, I was just going to say that."
That's it for today my little tootsie rolls. Remember, most women never know where to look when eating a banana. More on Wednesday.
Stay Tuned !