My pants fell down last night! As I was leaving Hogfish. In the restaurant area…..my shorts went south!
I neither hesitated nor looked. Swiftly reached down and pulled them up. Then out the door without a backward glance.
It’s the diet! Forty one pounds lost. Clothes big. My waist down 6-8 inches. My belt goes half way around the waist. Shirts two sizes too large. Someone recently asked if I was “carrying” in as much as I was wearing an oversized shirt.
Thank God I was not commando!
My evening began at the Chart Room. A few tourists in and out. Basically, David, John and me.
One tourist had last been to Key West 15 years ago. He was very interested in Jimmy Buffet memorabilia, history, etc. John was extremely helpful. Picked out pics on the back of the bar showing Buffett for the tourist to photograph.
Then to Hogfish for dinner and disaster.
Sat at the bar. Hogfish fingers. No fries, etc. However, I had a craving for sweet. Gave in to it. Bread pudding. Ate half of a huge portion. Delicious!
Casey McClure seated next to me. We talked a long time.
Originally from Georgia, he has been in Key West only 7 days. Arrived on a 70′ sailboat. The boat was sitting in the marina adjoining Hogfish. Casey showed me a pic of the boat. Magnificent!
Casey plans on remaining till October. Then not sure where. Would like to take a trip around the world.
Another crocodile in town. New Town. In the area of Salt Run Channel.
Crocs are a federally protected endangered species. A State sanctioned animal trapper has been called in. To capture and relocate. Advises it could take months. Traps have been set out.
No humans or pets attacked. Hopefully, none will.
KONK Life’s E-Blast carries my KONK article for the week this morning. The World Is Running Out of Sand. Take a look. Interesting.
I wrote the article since most people are not aware. Especially those of us who live on an island with beaches everywhere. We tend to take sand for granted. Should not. It is a NON-RENEWABLE natural resource.
The Annual Swim Around Key West tomorrow. My recollection, more than 100 participants from several countries. Smathers Beach at 9.
Some things hard to believe. Joel Davis is a 22 year old New York City advocate for the protection of children from sex abuse.
His involvement began in his teens. He was instrumental in the formation of Youth To End Sexual Violence. For his efforts at age 15, he was a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.
Davis has also chaired the UN’s International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict.
He was arrested this week for allegedly arranging sexual encounters with children. He intended to personally use each child. One, 2. The other, 8. He was arrested in a FBI sting involving undercover federal agents.
Money is too much involved in our political process. Big money. The rich today are generally able to control elections and matters political.
Justice Kennedy announced this week his retirement from the U. S. Supreme Court. Trump will appoint his successor, subject to Senate approval. In my opinion, the approval will be automatic.
The Koch brothers have announced through Americans for Prosperity, an organization they control, that they are prepared to pour millions into promoting Trump’s choice. Whoever it may be.
The rich continue spending to get what they want. Not necessarily what the people want. Their money controls. They seek to firmly establish a society governed by the rich. Not a democracy.
A bad situation!
A brief comment re the pending war between Republicans and Democrats concerning when and who the nominee should be.
The Democrats cannot win. The Republicans control the entire process. A stiff fight should be waged, however. To keep Democratic supporters happy. Roe v. Wade is sufficient motivation. In the end, it’s the Republican’s ball game.
What I would suggest is the Democrats fight the Republicans on other grounds. There are many where two parties are diametrically opposed philosophically.
Civility comes into play. Democrats are generally civil. They rarely defecate on the opposition. Republicans on the other hand spit, hit from behind, go for the jugular.
Democrats value civility more than ethics. They tend more to fight each other rather than the opposition. No more. It is time for the Democrats to stop pussy footing around and become combatants. Better fighters than the Republicans.
Time to take the gloves off!
BOB returns tomorrow. He is taking another day off.
Tonight, Jenna. I have not been with her in months. We are having dinner together at Berlin’s.
Enjoy your day!