Catherine…..Where are you? An interesting introduction.
I met Catherine last night at the Sons and Daughters of Italy Christmas party. We were seated next to each other for dinner. Enjoyed our time together.
At the end, she entered www.keywestlou.com on her phone. I asked for her e-mail. She put it on my phone. Easier she thought. I wanted to send her a piece to read.
This morning, I tried to send. From memory. Did not work. When Catherine returned my cell phone to me, I forgot to hit SAVE.
Ergo, Catherine…..Where are you? Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will then have your e-mail and will be able to send you the material I thought you might be interested in.
The party was wonderful. What else could be expected from a group of partying Italians.
Our table interesting.
Besides Catherine, met Elizabeth. An engineer. She warmed my heart when she told me she reads the blog.
Martin and Donatella. Martin a former President of the organization. An entrepreneur. His company operates out of several cities. Donatella Italian born. She recalled my KONK Life articles.
I left early. As the dancing started. Catherine was unable to dance. She had a hip replacement six weeks ago.
Cold last night. Cold during the evening. Cold this morning. I have to find my leather jacket.
The sky was perfect last night as I left the Doubletree. Not a cloud. Stars everywhere.
My first stop this morning is the opticians. Have to get the eye glass problem resolved. Anxious to see well again.
This morning ends the first two weeks of the diet. Atkins. The diet claims a 10 pound loss at the end of the first two weeks. Then 2 pounds a week. Only lost 8. I am disappointed. Every pound a hard loss. Committed however to staying on the diet.
Tonight will be special. Atkins permits drinking after two weeks. Gin or scotch. No carbs. Gin my drink of choice for 40 years. Look forward to Beefeater on the rocks tonight. I am a man in the desert searching for water.
Moore/Jones Alabama election tomorrow.
On TV this morning, a video was of a group of Alabama seniors. One hundred percent behind Moore. Thought the 16 ladies reporting him all lied. One made mention that 30-40 years ago, Alabama permitted 13 year olds to marry. Another said any parent back then would have been happy if an Assistant District Attorney was meeting their 14 year old daughter at a mall.
Sick, thwarted thinking!
What a difference eighty years make!
Actually eighty one years ago when on this date in 1936 Edward VIII abdicated to marry twice divorced Wallis Simpson. He could not live without the woman he loved.
Parliament would not accept a divorcee as spouse to the King of England.
A different world today. Prince Charles divorced and remarried. Prince Harry soon to marry a divorced lady.
Putin has a reputation of being a ladies’ man. Rarely mentioned. He is numero uno in a totalitarian state.
Oh! Calcutta! opened in New York in 1969. Nudity a significant part of the show. I saw it. Must be frank. Made me a bit uncomfortable at the time. And a prude I am not!
Soon after its opening, Sergi Mikhail, Secretary of Moscow’s Writers Union, described Oh! Calcutta’s nudity as a sign of western decadence. His concern was that Oh! Calcutta’s “bourgeois” thinking was affecting Russian youth.
Sixty two year old Xiong Gaowa is a Chinese barber. No barber shop. He works on the street. A chair on an open thoroughfare. In Chengdu, Sichuan.
He has a specialty. Called blade wash eyes. Runs a straight razor along the inside of a customer’s eyelids. Leaves the customer feeling refreshed and comfortable afterwards.
The process cleans the sebaceous glands running along the inside of the eyelid.
The Chinese medical profession finds nothing wrong with the blade eye wash. As long as the instrument used is sterilized to prevent infection.
I came across an article a few days ago reporting that the Department of Defense (DOD) was going to perform an audit. The first ever. Not a dollar one which is desperately needed. Billions unaccounted for each year.
Rather an audit of material, supplies. Things like ammunition, tanks, planes, etc. An inventory. A big job. Two thousand four hundred auditors to be involved.
I read another article this morning that makes me understand why the audit. Humans must be involved also. The Pentagon has lost 44,000 soldiers. Cannot track them. Have no idea where they are.
The Pentagon lists military under Country Location. The 44,000 are marked Unknown.
The soldiers involved were lost in deployment.
Would you believe?
Enjoy your day!