I have been waiting since sunday for heavy rain and gusty winds. Nothing. A little rain here and there. Nothing spectacular.
When I went out last night, I took my slicker with me. I was ready for the deluge that never came.
Is there any one David Wolkowsky has not entertained at his Ballast Key home?
David e-mailed me yesterday that Muhammad Ali was his guest on Ballast Key. A very long time ago.
David served the same fare to guests regardless of their state in life. Hot dogs, white wine and potato chips. The rich entertain!
Ali did not drink alcohol. He asked for freshly squeezed orange juice. Freshly squeezed orange juice, he got. Together with a turkey hot dog.
My yesterday began with the anti-gravity treadmill. Moved the speed up a bit. Was tired afterwards. Not bad, however.
Jenny had a red face. The sun, not drinking. I asked where she got it. Jumping Bridge. Never heard of it. On Sugarloaf. Go to the blinking light, turn right and go to the end of the road. An old bridge over the water. Jump off and swim. She was there sunday doing her thing.
I have to search out Jumping Bridge. Sounds interesting. Not for me. I have to see if it is safe for Robert and Ally.
I was sitting at the Cuban Coffee Queen reading the newspapers when Barbara Grob came along. I have known her 20 years, though rarely see her. Yesterday, the first time in 4-5 years.
As ever, beautiful.
I fell in love with Barb the first time I saw her. She had a small shop selling all kinds of crazy things on Truman. Near Aaron’s home. The shop was empty when I entered. The back door open. There was Barb soldering a piece of metal she would eventually place for sale.
She presently owns and operates a relatively new store on Fleming. Just off Duval. Called Key West Local Luxe. Jewelry, clothes, lingerie, etc. Most items a bit off beat. Key Westy.
Over the years, Barb has developed into a seasoned owner, artist and designer. She knows what women like. She says her store makes women happy.
Back to the Cuban Coffee Queen for a moment. The ice cubes they use are coffee cubes. Coffee frozen. I have learned to leave my empty cold Cuban coffee container sitting a while when finished. Then drink the melted ice cubes. A shot of caffeine! Hits you!
Last night was Aqua for me. I have become a monday night regular. During cocktail hour, the bar singing terrific.
Last night was Dueling Bartenders. Two were in drag. This happens once a month. One was Mark Watson. He shaved his beard to do the event.
The bar was crowded. I counted 41 customers at 7 o’clock.
Aqua was my evening. Returned home early.
Donna and Terri are back. Permanently. Mark said they would be at his Back Door wednesday.
I see from Facebook, the ladies are back in the swing of things. Did not take long. Both sang at Kate Miano’s Gardens sunday evening.
The Swiss are a very people conscious nation. Everything for their people. It is called socialism.
They put to a vote the most recent Swiss idea. A guaranteed minimum wage for everyone. Paid by the government. $2,600 a month for adults. $600 a month for each child. The government’s motivation was to give adults the option of reducing working hours. At the same time maintaining a decent standard of living.
The Swiss are not like the Greeks. The Swiss voted the idea down. 70-30 percent.
The thought not uncommen. Other nations are seriously considering it. The Netherlands, Finland, New Zealand and Canada.
My different type KONK column this week hits the stands tomorrow. Corn Flakes…..Cure Masturbation. Involves the Kellogg brothers, corn flakes and masturbation. The Kellogg corn flakes you eat today are derived from what happened in the 1890s and early 1900s involving the three.
My blog talk radio show tonight. Nine my time. A multitude of sins to discuss. The past week has been interesting. Join me for a quick entertaining opinionated half hour. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.
Enjoy your day!
Switzerland is far from being a socialist country. It is one of the most capitalist counties and its success proves it. Its economy is made up of small business, 4.5% unemployment and 3rd in the world with its education system.