We celebrated my sweet friend Luly's birthday at Sabores Restaurant Friday night. Both Luly and husband Paul were kept busy passing out birthday cake to everyone amidst a plethora of karaoke singers.
I chose the opening photograph because it is consistent with Luly's personality. She's a sexy, vibrant and adventurous lass with a great sense of humor. With Cosmo in hand and husband Paul beside her, she is a witty and caring friend and a pleasure to be with.
It was nice to see my friends New York Cari (Caridad), Michelle, photographic artist Wally Clark and meeting a new friend, Diana. I was a bit surprised that I didn't see the enigmatic Stella although I am told that she does, in fact, exist.
Between the constant din of the music and the barrage of flashes from cell phone cameras, I moved later in the evening to the quiet sanctuary of the outdoor tables. I was eventually joined by Paul, Luly and Diana who were seeking a bit of quiet as well.
It's quickly becoming customary for us to end our get-togethers sitting outside in the cool nights, shooting the bull as the venue slowly, but surely, turns out the lights and locks the doors. We seemed to have closed a lot of venues lately......
On A Sad Note: Rock star David Bowie passed away Sunday after a lengthy fight with cancer. Bowie was 69 years old.
The News As I See It: The president of Mexico announced that the notorious drug lord El Chapo has been caught. So good news everybody — Mexico is completely safe again!
An autograph expert said that Hillary Clinton's autograph is the most valuable of all the candidates. For instance, a Hillary Clinton-signed hat is worth about $1500 dollars, while a Jeb Bush-signed hat is worth...whatever the hat cost originally, minus a few bucks for the signature.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a company debuted a drone that can carry a person. People were like, "So... it's a helicopter? It’s been done."
This Date In History: 1776; Thomas Paine's Common Sense, which greatly influenced the authors of the Declaration of Independence, was published. 1863; The first underground passenger railway, the Metropolitan, opened in London.
1920; The League of Nations came into existence. 1946; The first General Assembly of the United Nations convened in London. 1967; The first black senator elected by popular vote, Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, took his seat.
1984; The U.S. and the Vatican reestablished diplomatic relations after a 117-year break. 2003; North Korea announced that it was withdrawing from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Picture Of The Day: Birthday girl, Luly and husband Paul. Photo courtesy of Wally Clark.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) If your girlfriend says she's going out to run some errands and comes back with 6 bags from the mall, you might be dating my ex-wife. 2) I call Realtors advertising on bus stop benches and ask them for the bus schedule. 3) You're suppose to wear clean underwear in case you're ever in an accident. My ex-mother-in-law wears a new pair of shoes every day in case a house lands on her. 4) Remember when everyone died before gluten-free bread? 5) My friend told the Starbucks waiter that his name is Stephen with a "ph". The cup came back reading "Pheven".....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Capricorn - January 11th: Something will stir your memory today and it may take a few hours for you to resolve your sense of deja vu, a thought which may have already occurred to you.
Your marital status may change this week, either due to some pre-planned marriage type thing, or possibly just a typing error on a car insurance quote form. Either way, love is on the cards for you.
This year looks like it's going to be a great one. Full of vigorous situations, sweaty encounters and dry, sweet smelling stop-overs in subways and grottos. This horoscope may not apply to all of you.
Bits and pieces of the day will flash before your eyes before you've seen them. This is all due to the excitement and pleasure at a new found love of drinking Jack Daniels whiskey.
Birthdays: John Root, architect 1850, Robinson Jeffers, poet 1887, Dame Barbara Hepworth, sculptor 1903, Donald Knuth, mathematician and computer scientist 1938, Rod Stewart, singer 1945, Donald Fagen pop musician 1948, George Foreman, heavyweight boxing champion 1949, Shawn Colvin, folk singer 1956.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: Monica Lewinsky was walking on the beach when she found a lantern washed up on the shore. She started to rub it and out popped a genie. She exclaimed, "Oh goodie, now I will get three wishes!"
The genie, "No, you have been very bad in the past and because of this, I can only give you one wish." Monica says, "Let's see, I don't need fame, because I have plenty of that due to all of the media coverage. I don't need money, because of the book I wrote."
Monica continued, "But, I would like to get rid of these love handles, though. Yes, that's it, for my one wish I would like my love handles removed."
Poof! And just like that... her ears were gone.
Conjoined twins walk into a pub in Toronto and park themselves on a bar stool. One of them says to the bartender, "Don't mind us, we're joined at the hip. I'm John, he's Jim. Two Molson Canadian beers, please."
The bartender, feeling slightly awkward, tries to make polite conversation while pouring the beers. "Been on holiday yet, lads?'' John answers, "Off to England next month. We go to England every year, hire a car and drive for miles, don't we, Jim?" Jim nods in agreement.
The bartender continues, "Ah, England, wonderful country...the history, the beer, the culture...." John says, "Nah, we don't like that British crap. Hamburgers and Molson's beer, that's us, eh, Jim? And we can't stand the English. They're arrogant and rude, not civil and polite like we Canadians."
The bartender asks, "So why do you keep going to England?" John says, "It's the only chance Jim gets to drive....."
|A sneak attack picture from behind|
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A child in class, when asked to draw a picture of the Holy Family, produced a picture in which Mary and the baby sat on a donkey, led by Joseph. On the ground nearby lay a black blob.
The teacher asked, "What is that?" The child answered, "The flea." The puzzled teacher asked, "What flea, dear?" The child responded, "The one the Angel told Joseph to take."
Eventually, puzzled but not liking to challenge an imaginative child, the teacher checked out her Bible. And there it was: Matthew 2:13; "......the angel of the Lord saying, arise and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt..........."
An older man with tickets to the Super Bowl finds his seat and relaxes. As he sits down, a young man comes down and asks if anyone is sitting in the seat next to him. The older man says, "No, the seat is empty."
The stranger exclaimed, "This is incredible! Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the Super Bowl and not use it?"
The older man replied, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away. This is the first Super Bowl we haven't been to together since we got married in 1975."
The stranger replies, "Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. Couldn't you find a friend or relative, or even a neighbor to take the seat?" The man shakes his head. "No, they're all at the funeral."
That's it for today, my little chipmunks. Remember, your potato salad recipe is not a "family secret". Your uncle Ray, who cooks meth in his trailer home, is a family secret.
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