FRIENDS OF KEY WEST LIBRARY

The Friends of Key West Library present a lecture series each season. I attended my first such lecture last night. I am going to try to make it a monday night routine.

The lecture was at St. Paul’s Church at 6 pm. The lecturer a Jonathan Santlofer. Santlofer both an artist and writer. He occasionally combines both talents in one work.

I was impressed with the lecture. Enjoyed it. Plan on going next week. Definitely! Larry Smith is guest lecturer. His talk will concern music.

My day started earlier. I sat out on the deck getting some sun for an hour. There was a cold breeze coming in off the ocean. If I can cut the wind, the cold has no effect. I was able to. There is a corner of the deck with the house on one side, the wall behind me and the tiki hut on the other.

The lecture was over at 7. I was walking down Duval heading for the Chart Room. I decided to stop and have a drink at one of the establishments on Duval before arriving at the Chart Room.

I opted for Coyote Ugly. The last time I was there was opening week about two years ago. I had not returned since. I did not like it then, I did not like it last night. The place is dreary and dark. Five young guys at the bar. Two young lovelies dancing on the bar clad in tight jeans. I did like the two girls dancing on the bar.

I did not even order a drink. Instead crossed the street to Irish Kevin’s. Love Irish Kevin’s! A long bar. An entertainer singing and playing the guitar.

The thing I like most about Irish Kevin’s is that some very attractive young ladies end up on the stage and expose their breasts. I am a dirty old man. I was not disappointed last night.

Then on to the Chart Room. One drink. No one I knew at the bar. I was not in a chatting mood. Drank up and left.

It was across the street to the Hot Tin Roof. I sat at the bar and had dinner. Risotto. Excellent! Watched some basketball at the same time.

Mary Lou and Charlie were at the end of the bar enjoying dinner with a lady friend. Chatted with them briefly. The friend extremely attractive. I paused for a second when introduced to her. After dinner she came to where I was seated and we exchanged a few words. I definitely would like to meet her again. I do not remember her name.

Key West is a dog friendly  town. Most bars and restaurants permit dogs. I discovered last night, the Hot Tin Roof does also. Seated two stools away was a young couple. The man holding a small dog on his lap. The dog neither moved nor made a sound.

I was getting in my car in the dark parking lot when I heard…..Louis, Louis. Looked up and there was this gentleman. 50ish. White hair. Introduced himself as Dan something. I believe he is a tourist. He is back to school to get a doctorate.  He is also a writer. He wanted to talk with me sometime this week. He suggested lunch and said he would call me.

Tonight my blog talk radio show Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou. Join me at 9 my time for some interesting observations. Topics include what recovery?, keep your eye on Greece, the Venezuela coup stopped before it even started, a glaring government inconsistency, and more.

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

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