Good morning world!
It is still dark outside. I got up earlier than normal this morning.
Humid. More so every day. It is that time.
Yesterday started with a walk. I decided to walk Duval. From the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico and back. Do not be impressed. It is only 20 minutes at a fast clip each way. I jazzed the trip up with ventures onto some of the side streets.
One thing was obvious. Key West has more ice cream stores this year than last. I counted 6. Last year and for many years prior, there were only 2.
Two of the stores sell only gelato, the Italian ice cream.
Some of the new stores are large and in high rent areas. Around $10,000 per month and more. Have to sell a lot of ice cream to pay that kind of rent!
Then it was to the Coffee House. No coffee for me, however. I needed water to cool my body down. Read the newspapers.
I had lunch with Lisa at her home. She goes home for lunch every day. Nice and quiet. No grandkids. Sometime that type solitude is required.
Borders was next on my list. I am reading the new Oprah biography by Kitty Kelley. Unauthorized. No cooperation involved.
So far I am unimpressed.
I have read two of Kelley’s previous works. Nancy Reagan and Frank Sinatra. Reagan I thought was terrific. Sinatra only so so.
I had a first time experience at Borders. I fell asleep. Sitting in one of those black chairs. While reading Oprah. Slept for about an hour. Head down. Book in lap.
Who is this drunk people probably thought!
No one bothered me. I am a fixture at Borders. Customers think I work there. They ask me directions. The staff treat me like one of the family. Maybe I should move in!
Dinner was at Hogfish alone. Picked up some local weeklies to read.
My dinner was unique!
I am still on a good health kick. Watching my food. Dieting a bit. Needed protein. Wanted to stay away from fried foods.
Hogfish had a fajita special. Chicken and shrimp. Good protein.
I rarely eat fajitas. Last night was the first time I ever ordered one out. Usually I will eat them at Lisa’s.
I ordered the fajita special.
One of the best meals I have ever eaten. What taste!
My Cuban waitress could tell how much I was enjoying the meal. She joked about having prepared it herself for me.
Golf this morning. Good! I have not played in two weeks. Miss it. Love to play. Competence has nothing to do with desire!
Tuesday July 6 is my birthday. I shall be 75. Wow!
I neither feel it nor think I look it. Vanity! The years have been good to me appearance wise. I do tire more easily. Forget why I walk in a room on occasion. Take a lot of pills daily. All part of the aging scenerio. Appearance a different item, however.
James Cagney was a movie star of old. Yankee Doodle Dandy was one of his more memorable flicks. Back in the 1930s he did a gangster movie. He played the bad guy. He had a line…..Live fast, die young and have a good looking corpse!
I have not lived fast. That is why the body is still in good shape. I obviously have not died young. Will I have a good looking corpse? Who cares!
I will be in Utica next tuesday. I am leaving saturday for a week.
So we are celebrating my 75th birthday tonight at Lisa’s. Lisa, Corey, Robert, Ally and me. Dinner, cake and the works! It will be fun! I do not plan on dieting.
Because of the trip to Utica, my radio show this friday and next will not be live. Tapes of previous shows will be rerun. Still listen in. The news and stories remain interesting and exciting, though a week or two old.
I do not know which tapes the station will be running.
This blog will run new every morning, however. The tale of my upstate New York exploits.
Enjoy your day!