Two years ago, I insulted Bria Ansara in this blog. What possessed me I know not. It took six months before Bria would forgive me. We are now friends. She was the lady at a time when I was not the gentleman.
Bria is recognized today by the Key West Citizen. As one of Key West’s “Familiar Faces.” Front page photo recognition and article. Familiar Faces writes of people who contribute in some fashion to the island.
She is an outstanding performer. Sings, acts, etc. I generally dine friday or saturday at Berlin’s where she entertains weekends. Yes, the food is good. I go because of Bria. She is better. The best.
Friendly fits Bria. The Citizen describes her as friendly and accessible. Correctly so.
Bria has another life besides that of an entertainer. She teaches art. To students at Montessori. She teaches my Robert and Ally.
The Alabama/Georgia game destroyed me last night. I remained awake to watch it. I had remained up late sunday evening also.
Fell asleep with 5 minutes to go. Missed the most interesting parts. The final minutes and overtime.
From the reruns this morning, I missed the best parts of the game. Whatever. Congrats to both teams. Especially to Alabama freshman Tagovailoa who went into the game in the second half and played a hell of a game.
Earlier in the day, I worked on tonight’s podcast. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. Tons of hot issues out there. I have assembled a dozen interesting topics to share, excite and perhaps even open your eyes.
Join me at 9. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou. Guaranteed you will enjoy. Even if you disagree with me.
I was in Aqua at 5. Dueling Bartenders. Tom Luna and Heather-May.
The best deal in town. Great singing. Off the wall good. Costs nothing, except for a drink or two.
Met Rob and James at Dueling Bartenders. They recently bought a home in Key West. Their primary residence Boca Raton.
Pleasant guys. Rob’s other life had him involved in real estate and with IBM. Most recently, a math teacher at the Lower Keys Community College. James, an operations manager for a large insurance company.
Wanted to get home for the game. Stopped at Publix for a few things. I am on Atkins. It requires constant food replenishing. Expensive. I don’t know if I shared with you the scale showed a 2 pound loss three days ago. The loss has remained. Makes a total of 12 pounds.
There is a new webcam in Key West. At Conch Republic. Operates 24 hours. Shows Key West Historic Seaport. Take a look. KeyWestHistoricSeaport.com.
Last week, Trump cut off Pakistan from financial aid the U.S. has been providing for years. Trump claimed it was because Pakistan was not controlling terrorists in its country.
Strange. There are other countries the U.S. provides aid that are not controlling terrorists within their borders.
There is a story behind the one Washington suggests.
Pakistan has become friendly with China. It permitted China to build a naval base last year in Djibouti. The ribbon cutting ceremony was July 1, 2017.
Last week, Pakistan announced that China would build a second naval base at Gwadar.
Both bases primarily intended to provide China with military outposts.
Trump is in the process of cutting off Pakistan because of the Chinese bases, not the terrorism issue.
Pakistan is not a nation to be defecated upon. The day after Trump’s announcement, Pakistan announced it was moving from the American dollar to the Chinese yuan for certain monetary transactions.
Venezuela did the same thing several months ago when Trump suggested the U.S. might have to invade Venezuela because Maduro was not taking care of his people.
Moving to the yuan weakens the American dollar. Should this trend continue, the dollar will be debased tremendously. Significant economic problems the result.
Trump continues to shot from the hip without thinking, without carefully examining the ramifications of his moves.
Trump further said the money saved by cutting Pakistan off would be used to build roads and bridges in the United States.
Sometimes the President reminds me of tonic salesmen of old.
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Enjoy your day!