The world is in upheaval. The U.S., Russia, North Korea, etc. threatening each other. Stormy Daniels causing Trump all kinds of problems. What do I title today’s blog? 29 Pounds!
More important than anything else, the scale this morning. Reflected a solid 29 pound loss. I am thrilled!
I had hung in at 27 pounds forever. Did not think I would ever lose another pound. Dieting in one’s old age calls for patience.
Next goal 30. A nice round number. Then, 40. I suspect it may take till Memorial Day.
Spent a few hours yesterday afternoon working on tonight’s podcast. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. Needs more work this afternoon. The show will cover a multitude of worldly sins, interesting information, and whatever strikes my fancy.
The show is only three years old. Acquires more and more listeners every week. Love the numbers! No where as many as this blog. However apparently significant in the podcast field.
Tonight, a first. I am dedicating the show to a particular person.
Join me at 9 my time. A quick moving half hour. Guaranteed you will enjoy. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.
First stop last night Aqua. Dueling Bartenders. Tom Luna and Rick Dery. A guest vocalist. Never saw her before. Laura. Young, beautiful, and talented.
Liz sitting nearby. Went over and gave her a hug and kiss. New hairdo. She looked terrific!
Then to Antonia’s. Nicole bartending. Robert came over to say hello. He bartended at Outback for years. Now waitering at Antonia’s. A charming personality. He will do well.
Chatted a bit with a couple several seats away at the bar. In Key West for a month. Staying at Banyan Court. We got into Irma. They were very interested. Believe they will buy Irma and Me.
I used to enjoy stopping in at the VFW Post on North Roosevelt Boulevard. A sandwich, a drink and always good conversation. Irma put a stop to it. Peeled the roof totally off. Someone who saw it happen described the roof peeling back like an onion. Internal damage big time. Insulation and wiring hanging. Water damage.
Has not yet reopened. This morning’s Key West Citizen carried an article announcing the reopening hopefully by Memorial Day.
Whatever date, I am glad it is coming back!
Dusenberry is going home.
He is a 100 pound sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle. He was found off Key Largo in December unable to dive. Taken to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon. Examination revealed he was impacted. Medicines and a good diet fixed him up.
Dusenberry is being returned to the ocean at 10:50 tomorrow morning at Sombrero Beach. Per custom, there will be 100-200 persons cheering off.
Harry Truman loved Key West and Key West loves Harry Truman. The President spent 175 days in Key West over a period of 11 trips.
On this day in 1952, Truman left Key West after spending 3 weeks vacationing at The Little White House.
March Madness is upon us! This weekend the Final Four!
Big time basketball.
The championship game of the first Final Four took place on this date in 1939. The conclusion of the first ever NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Only 8 teams invited.
Oregon beat Ohio State 46-33.
The tournament has grown. Sixty eight teams now invited. It has become the most popular sporting event after the Super Bowl.
The rich have a new toy. I am talking about the 1 percent. Those that already have private jets, yachts, homes world wide.
Private railroad cars. To transport them from their city homes to their weekend country homes.
There was a time referred to as the Gilded Age. The very rich had private railroad cars attached to the rear of trains. Those Gilded Age railroad cars valuable today. The 1 percent buying them. Remodeling costs generally $1 million.
Justice has a way of surfacing. Most get theirs in the end.
One of the nation’s largest gun manufacturers was Remington Outdoor Co., Inc. Note the word “was” in the previous sentence. Remington filed for bankruptcy protection sunday. Chapter 11.
Remington owes $950 million. Working out a plan to reduce the debt and turn control of the company to it creditors.
Remington’s business fell dramatically this past year. The reason, Trump’s election.
You would have thought his election would have increased Remington’s business. Not so.
Gun owners traditionally bought big time when anti-gun people were elected. They feared they would not be able to purchase guns and ammunition as they had.
Trump got elected. The fear was gone. He was a gun man! He told the NRA during the campaign they would have a friend in the White House.
Such being the case, gun people did not purchase that many guns in Trump’s first year. The fear was gone. Their man was in the White House.
Enjoy your day!
Trump is drawing people from Fox News, “America’s Newsroom”, to staff the Government, the latest being Bolton. “Fox and Fiends” is where Trump gets his daily morning briefing. I’ve seen Ainsley Airhead ask a guest if they had anything they wished to say to the President, “in case he is watching [wink wink]”.
Well, to be fair, Fox is the only Republican TV news outlet. Why shouldn’t he be watching it, rather than something he feels is probably mostly wrong about everything.
It’s only logical.
“Feb 28, 2018 … HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — In recent weeks, firearms maker Remington has announced it will enter a restructuring plan and file a bankruptcy petition in order to cut its debt by an estimated $700 million. The company says the move will not affect ongoing operations, including worker pay and benefits.”
This seems to be the way of big business today. At least they are not asking for federal government help like the auto industry. But, who knows, maybe they’ll get it.
“My advice would be, like, ‘Get the f*** out of there, man. Why do you need that for? Go back to Mar-a-lago and hang. Just give it over to Pence.'”
Howard Stern, on Trump
Hey Lou, how about a little teaser from your new book project and tell us when the first hooker appeared in Key West?
Research difficult. Like digging ditches. Prostitution not often formalized in writing. The first prostitution was around 1650. Man on man.
Man on man.
Some things never change. [smiley face]