Maureen Dowd’s column appeared on the editorial page of the Key West Citizen this morning. Concerned Donald Trump. The opening sentence…..Some blondes have all the fun.
Erika may be a for real hurricane. Not there yet. Some 1,500 miles from Key West. A tropical storm. Forty five miles per hour. Expected to reach hurricane force soon.
Key West is in the come of error. It is anticipated Erika will arrive over the Keys monday morning. Hurricane intensity.
On the other hand, it may not hit Key West. If it does not hit, it will mean heavy rains for a day.
We have been through this before. Many hurricane warnings. At the last moment, the hurricane moves in another direction. Time will tell.
I must be honest. For the first time this morning, I am getting a bit uncomfortable.
A preview of Erika this morning. Dark and very windy. A flash of lightning came through the window. I walked over and looked outside. Saw another flash. Long and jagged. Shot straight down. Moments later, pouring rain. Palm trees bending. White caps.
The thunder unusual. Ongoing. Intense. For over an hour.
In about two hours, the sun will be shining brightly. Typical Key West weather this time of the year.
After the anti-gravity treadmill yesterday, I stopped at Roostica for lunch. A gnocci special was featured. I ordered it.
Gnocci is macaroni made from potatoes.
What a meal! As good as Grandma made!
The gnoccis were tender. Soft. The sauce red with a body to it. A sausage sauce. Small pieces mixed in.
Bobby Mongelli knows his food. Roostica’s is genuine Italian.
The afternoon was laid back. I settled in a comfortable chair and read. I am into a book about today’s Washington and how we got to where we are. The book discusses the politics of extremism in Washington and its sources.
The tile It’s Even Worse Than It Looks. The authors Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein.
The perfect political junkie’s read. I am enjoying it.
Cocktail time was at Aqua. At the back bar. I was looking for Mark Watson. One of Key west’s most loved guys.
Mark is running for Fantasy Fest King. I stopped by to make my contribution to his race.
It was only Mark and me for a while. A camera man showed up. He was taking pictures for the Florida Keys channel 5 show. I am in the some of the shots.
Christine showed up. Never met her before. Mark introduced us. The three of us had an enjoyable conversation. The drinks were going down too easy. I went straight home afterwards.
This week’s KONK Life hit the stands yesterday. My column is titled the Legalization of Prostitution. At some point today, it will be linked to my Key West Lou website. I believe you will enjoy the article. Some interesting revelations.
Bocce tonight. If there is no further rain today and the sun comes out as I anticipate, the courts may be dry enough to play.
A big match this evening. My team Don’s Place is playing Not Don’s Place. A Larry Smith joke when he named his team a couple of years ago.
A money game.
Enjoy your day!