Big night! Last evening the League Bocce Party. Fifty six teams, 500 plus players.
The event was at the rooftop of the Waterfront Restaurant. Three stories up. What a view! The whole harbor!
The rooftop is going to be a special restaurant. It will be magnificent. Can’t miss. As long as the food is good and reasonable also.
The place not yet finished. Probably will not have a formal opening till the Fall.
A bunch of us taxied over from Don’s Place. Don, David, Stan, Clare, Donna, Mary and me.
Saw old friends. Made some new ones.
Nancy is a loyal fan of this blog. Reads it daily. I am ashamed to admit I have met Nancy only two times. The first time at last year’s League Bocce Party at the Waterfront. She sought me out to introduce herself and compliment the blog.
Instantaneous love! Me for her.
Nancy introduced me to her husband Carl that evening. Carl commutes back and forth from New York City. He is an anesthesiologist.
Nancy and Carl were at the party last night. Nancy called me over. I am ashamed to admit I did not recognize her. Mea culpa. I chatted with Nancy, Carl and their two friends a while.
One friend was Phil. He is a vacation rental concierge with Historic Key West Rentals. The other, Krizia.
Krizia has an interesting job. She is a meteorologist. Works at the big weather building on White Street. She is not the lady on TV. She works studying, plotting, and determining the weather, danger spots, hurricanes, tropical storms, etc. Pen and pencil in hand.
I spent yesterday afternoon researching next week’s KONK Life column. I will write the column this afternoon. It hits the stands wednesday.
Recent columns have been on the heavy side. Two on heroin. Another about America losing its promise. It was time for a change of pace. Something relatively light. Interesting also.
The title: Corn Flakes…..Cure For Masturbation.
A strange day ahead weather wise. Krizia, please note my projection.
I woke early this morning. It was gray. Sat down to do this blog and all of a sudden big noise! The weather had changed dramatically. Raining big time, wind howling, palm trees bent. Just like that it began. Ten minutes later, it stopped. Sun came out. Everything was calm. Nothing moving.
The calm before the storm. I understand Key West is in for some severe weather beginning this afternoon. Heavy rain. Wind with gusts up to 30 mph.
Today a memorable one in the career of Elvis Presley. The year 1956. Presley already a phenomena. He was appearing this date on the Arthur Godfrey Show. Heartbreak Hotel was Presley’s #1 hit at the time.
Many thought Presley’s style was sinful. Including the Church. Ergo, when Presley appeared on TV, he was only shot from the chest up. His famous gyrating hip movements not shown.
That night on Arthur Godfrey, the full Presley was shot. Scandalous hips and all. To Hound Dog.
Time changes things. The dancing by Presley in 1956 is what people dance to today. Well, most. I have not yet. A coward.
Enjoy your Sunday!