Friday, October 5, 2012
Sweet Fridays !
Friday is probably my favorite day of the week. It seems to be that little bridge that takes me from the humdrum of reality into the world of imagination. Imagination..... like I'm going to catch up on some things I need to do or do something creative or......?
Therein lies the problem. The realities of the week sometimes follow me over that little bridge and just when I have an escape in mind, weekday realities remind me that whatever I decide upon better not cost more than $100. This obviously eliminates many options including dining out or going to a casino.
Sometimes I go early Saturday mornings to the the nearest lake and cast for bass. Other times, I like to get up early and go for a long walk with my camera and check out the local flora and fauna.
My weekends are usually fun and assuming that I'm not out too late on Fridays, Saturdays are good and, of course, Sundays are usually laid back and relaxing.
The mental clouds of Monday begin forming late Sunday evening but with them comes the anticipation of the coming weekend and the countdown to Fridays begin anew.....
I try to keep my music playlist interesting and I continually add or delete songs based on popularity and my own whim. Some songs are sometimes deleted by the artist and I have no control over this. If you happen to have a song or artist you would like to see on the playlist, please mention the artist's name or song title and I will attempt to add it to the list.
Keep in mind that although everyone has their own tastes, I control the playlist so chances are that some "music" will never make the list.
I've added Adele's new song "Skyfall" (playlist #117) from the new James Bond movie of the same name which was released just after midnight this morning in Britain. Adele wrote the song with Paul Epworth, the producer with whom she collaborated on the hit "Rolling In the Deep." Within hours of it's release, "Skyfall" was in the Top 3 on the iTunes singles chart, rivaling Taylor Swift’s “Red” and PSY’s K-pop hit "Gangnam Style".
If you happen to hear some weird oriental disco style music, don't panic, it's just "Gangnam style" (playlist #118). While it will eventually go the way of the "Macarena", it amuses me for the time being, so it will be on the list for a while. Hey, listen to it, you might like it. Keep in mind that all the music can be changed to watch in video simply by clicking the "video" button.
The News As I See It: The consensus is that Mitt Romney won the presidential debate. The only people who thought Obama won were the replacement refs. They’re saying close to 60 million people may have watched the debate. In fact, the only person who didn’t tune in was Obama. The only thing that could have salvaged the president's performance would have been if the body of bin Laden fell from the ceiling onto the stage.
There was no cheering or applause allowed from the audience during the presidential debate in Denver. That was fairly easy to control. They just filled the crowd with Colorado Rockies fans.
Wednesday was not only the first presidential debate, it was also President Obama's 20th wedding anniversary. I think the president got a little confused. At one point, he told Michelle that she was out of touch with the middle class and Romney that he looks as beautiful as the day they first met.
The first presidential debate was one of the only nights of the year when you might actually hear someone say, "Honey, turn on C-SPAN."
The Los Angeles city council voted 11-2 to overturn the ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. It's great news for the thousands of people who suffer from fake vision problems, fake back pain and fake sleep disorders.
Births in the United States have fallen for the fourth year in a row. Experts blame this on the poor economy and fear of giving birth to another Honey Boo Boo.
This Date In History: 1877; Chief Joseph surrendered to the U.S. Army. 1910; King Manuel II was overthrown in a revolution and Portugal became a republic. 1921; The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time.
1947; In the first televised White House address, President Harry Truman urged Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Sundays to help starving people in other countries. 1953;
Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. 1962; The Beatles released their first hit, "Love Me Do," in Britain. 1990; Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center and its director were acquitted of obscenity charges resulting from an exhibit of Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs.
2001; Barry Bonds broke Mark McGwire's record of 71 home runs in one season when he hit his 71st and 72nd homers setting the stage for an influx of baseball players on steroids..
Picture Of The Day: You can't much closer to natural beauty than this.....
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Bull sharks are breeding in fresh-water rivers and lakes, in case you ran out of things to worry about. 2) People say that age is just a state of mind. I say it's more about the state of your body. 3) Don't rub the lamp if you don't want the genie to come out. 4) I'm not complaining, but I have no idea how women can wear thongs. 5) All men see in only 16 colors, just like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.....and that's five !
Bonus sixth: My friend told he he was going to a wild, sexy costume party next week and I asked him what costume he would wear. He told me that he's going as Abe Lincoln because his last four scores were seven years ago.
Today's Horoscope: Libra - October 5th: Financial pressure will exert itself this week and cause problems with your love life. That romantic trip on the riverboat you had planned on will have to go onto the back-burner. It's probably for the best because I'm told that Bull sharks are breeding in fresh water rivers and lakes.
Birthdays: My pals Karen and Maria - Happy Birthday Girls ! 19XX, Jonathan Edwards, theologian 1703, Francesco Guardi, landscape and architectural painter 1712, Denis Diderot, encyclopedist 1713, Chester A. Arthur, 21st president of the United States 1830, Louis Lumiére, inventor 1864, Raymond A. Kroc,founder and builder of McDonald's Corporation 1902, Vaclav Havel, political leader, dramatist, poet 1936, Bob Geldof, rock musician 1951, Maya Lin, architect and artist 1959, Mario Lemieux, hockey player 1965, Kate Winslet, actress 1975.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: 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."
Miss Bea, the church organist, was in her eighties and had never been married. She was much admired for her sweetness and kindness to all. The pastor came to call on her one afternoon early in the spring,and she welcomed him into her Victorian parlor. She invited him to have a seat while she prepared a little tea.
As he sat facing her old pump organ, the young minister noticed a cut glass bowl sitting on top of it, filled with water. In the water floated, of all things, a condom. Imagine his shock and surprise. Imagine his curiosity! Surely Miss Bea had flipped or something.
When she returned with tea and cookies, they began to chat. The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him, and he could resist no longer.
The pastor asked, "Miss Bea, I wonder if you would tell me about this?" (pointing to the bowl). she replied, "Oh, yes, isn't it wonderful? I was walking downtown last fall and I found this little package on the ground. The directions said to put it on the organ, keep it wet and it would prevent disease. And you know, I haven't had a cold all winter."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to my pal Wally for his contribution to today's stories.
A priest and a rabbi were sitting next to each other on an airplane. After a while, the priest turned to the rabbi and asked, "Is it still a requirement of your faith that you not eat pork?" The rabbi responded, "Yes, that is still one of our laws."
The priest then asked, "Have you ever eaten pork?" To which the rabbi replied, "Yes, on one occasion I did succumb to temptation and tasted a ham sandwich." The priest nodded in understanding and went on with his reading.
A while later, the rabbi spoke up and asked the priest, "Father, is it still a requirement of your church that you remain celibate?" The priest replied, "Yes, that is still very much a part of our faith."
The rabbi then asked him, "Father, have you ever fallen to the temptations of the flesh?" The priest replied, "Yes, rabbi, on one occasion I was weak and broke my Faith." The rabbi nodded understandingly and remained silent, thinking, for about five minutes. Finally, the rabbi said, "Beats the shit out of a ham sandwich, doesn't it?"
It was the mailman's last day on the job after 35 years of carrying the mail through all kinds of weather to the same neighborhood. When he arrived at the first house on his route he was greeted by the whole family there, who congratulated him and sent him on his way with a big gift envelope.
At the second house they presented him with a box of fine cigars. The folks at the third house handed him a selection of terrific fishing lures.
At the fourth house he was met at the door by a strikingly beautiful woman in a revealing negligee. She took him by the hand, gently led him through the door and up the stairs to the bedroom where she made the most passionate love he had ever experienced.
When he had had enough they went downstairs, where she fixed him a giant breakfast of eggs, potatoes, ham, sausage, blueberry waffles, and fresh-squeezed orange juice. When he was truly satisfied she poured him a cup of steaming coffee.
As she was pouring, he noticed a five dollar bill sticking out from under the cup's bottom edge. "He said, "All this was just too wonderful for words, but what's the five dollars for?" She said, "last night, I told my husband that today would be your last day and that we should do something special for you. I asked him what to give you." He said, "Screw him, give him five dollars." The lady then said, "The breakfast was my idea."
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That's it for today, my little peacocks. Remember. the only acceptable time when a man is allowed to cry is when a heroic dog dies to save his master or after being struck in the testicles with anything moving fast than 7 mph. I'm heading over to AREA 51 for happy hour. That's it for now. Have a great weekend and more on Monday.
Stay Tuned !