I miss the drive-in movies. As for dating, it was probably the best venue for, ah,.....getting to know each other. Granted, amenities like air-conditioning and a better P.A. system in theaters greatly enhance one's viewing pleasure, but the intimacy for couples and even families are irreplaceable.
Back in the day, the only places where you could go on a date were the local dances, the skating rink or the drive-in movies. Of course, afterwards it was a given that everyone would head over to the local burger hangout for food and socializing.
My fondest memories, however, take me back to date night and the drive-in movies. Although I preferred just my date and I to be by ourselves, many a night there were a lot of friends parked along side. This was sometimes a bit imposing, but in those days, you played the hand you were dealt.
When we didn't have dates, we would pack a car with 5 or 6 guys, stopping a block or two short of the venue, and cramming as many guys into the trunk of the car as possible. We always had fun, date or no date.
My earliest memories of the drive-in was when we went with mom and dad and we would sit on the front fenders and watch the movie. The funny thing is that I can not recall the name of one movie I saw with my parents, but I remember always having fun.
Yeah, I miss the drive-in movies. No cell phones, no loud talking, no thugs and plenty of corn dogs!
The News As I See It: Chelsea Clinton gave birth to a baby girl named Charlotte last Friday. She's already said her first word: "Iowa." The baby girl will not confirm or deny whether she's running in 2056.
Microsoft has announced it's going to open its first flagship store in Manhattan. The store is expected to be just like the Apple Store, but without all of those pesky lines in front.
Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps is in trouble. He was arrested for his second DUI. Because he is an athlete who is repeatedly in trouble with the law, today he was made an honorary member of the NFL.
This Date In History: 1800; Spain ceded Louisiana to France in the secret Treaty of San Ildefonso. 1908; Henry Ford introduced the first mass-produced automobile on the market—the Model T car to the market. Each car cost $825.
1936; General Francisco Franco became head of the insurgent Spanish government. 1961; Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run of the season, breaking Babe Ruth's record of 60 set in 1927. 1971; Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida.
Picture Of The Day: I look back with fond memories of going to the drive-in movies with my brother and sister and especially mom and dad.....
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) My friend's dad is Jamaican and his mom is Iranian, which means that he spends most of his family holidays in Customs. 2) I rarely worry where the subject matter will come from for my next journal entry. Deep down, I know I can always rely on a politician shooting himself in the foot.
3) During my first marriage, our clergyman advised us to use the rhythm method. Despite trying the Tango and the Samba, my wife still got pregnant and I ruptured myself doing the Cha-Cha. 4) The one thing that White and Black people know, but Spanish people don't, is that a chicken is food, not a roommate.
5) My friend and I were discussing trends on sex, marriage, and values. My friend said, "I didn't sleep with my wife before we got married, did you?" I said, "I'm not sure, what was her maiden name?".....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Libra - October 1st: Write lots of letters today and you'll appreciate the finer art of stamp licking. Take everything you've got and run like the wind. Sure, it's Wednesday and notoriously boring, but if you interject your style, maybe you can change that stigma. On second thought, have a few beers and chill and let opportunity come to you. Chance of romance is .337 percent.
Birthdays: William Edward Boeing, aircraft manufacturer 1881, Vladimir Horowitz, pianist 1904, Walter Matthau, actor 1920, James Carter, Jr., 39th President of the United States, 1924, William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1924, Tom Bosley, actor 1927, Julie Andrews, actress 1935, Randy Quaid, actor 1950, Mark McGwire, baseball player 1963.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: The owner of small business was confused about how much he should pay for an invoice, which included a volume discount. So he decided to ask his blonde secretary.
He called her into his office and said, "You graduated from college, and I need some help. If I were to give you $7,525 minus 12.5% for a discount, how much would you take off?" She paused briefly and then replied, "Everything but my earrings."
A woman was in a coffee shop when she suddenly realized she desperately needed to fart. The music was really, really loud, so she timed her farts with the beat of the music. After a couple of songs, she started to feel better.
As she finished her coffee that she noticed that everybody was staring at her. It was then that she remembered that she was listening to her iPod.
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A fellow walked into a doctor's office and the receptionist asked him what he had. He said, "Shingles." So she took down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.
A few minutes later a nurse's aid came out and asked him what he had. He said, "Shingles." So she took down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told him to wait in the examining room.
Ten minutes later a nurse came in and asked him what he had. He said, "Shingles." So she gave him a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, told him to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor.
Fifteen minutes later the doctor came in and asked him what he had. He said, "Shingles." The doctor said, "Where?" He said, "Outside in the truck. Where do you want them?"
A man walks into the dentist's office and after the dentist examines him, the dentist says, "That tooth has to come out. I'm going to give you a shot of Novocain and I'll be back in a few minutes."
The man grabs the dentist's arm, "No way! I hate needles. I'm not having any shot!" So the dentist says, "Okay, we'll have to go with the gas." The man replies, "Absolutely not! It makes me very sick for a couple of days. I'm not having gas."
So the dentist steps out and comes back with a glass of water, "Here, take this pill." The man asks, "What is it?" The dentist replies, "Viagra." The man looks surprised. "Will that kill the pain?" The dentist replies, "No, but it will give you something to hang on to while I pull your tooth!"
A man goes into a bookstore and asks the young lady assistant, "Do you have that 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."
That's it for today, my little billy goats. Remember, horseshoes usually bring good luck, but never trust a horse that wears high heels. I'm going to slide on over to AREA 51 for happy hour and maybe a little karaoke.
More on Friday.
Stay Tuned !