Monday, March 25, 2013

Dancing Queen

We went to another retirement party this weekend. This time it was for a friend who had been with the library system for thirty-five years. Mamie Harvard Flakes was a receptionist at the Main Library for many, many years. No one entered Main without checking in with Mamie because she knew everyone and what everyone was doing. She was a main source of news (gossip). She was also a bit of a tipster and was sent home on more than one occasion because she tipped a bit too much. The last Director of the Library, Bob Cannon, tried to fire her, but the powers that be in the county would not let him do it, which of course, got everyone to speculating what she knew about them. I, as well as most everyone else, really liked her. After her years at Main, she held the same title at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center She probably nipped a bit the night of her retirement party, because she spent almost the entire time dancing. And I have to say, she is quite the mover.


Dumb Law of the Week: In Montana, it is illegal and a felony for a wife to open her husband's mail.

À la prochaine, mes amis.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Carcass Tour

If you were ever even mildly interested in the "Bible", you may have done a little research during which you would have discovered rather quickly, that every story in that book was being circulated thousands of years before it was even conceived, much less "written", talk about plagiarism! And yet, there are people, including the clergy, who insist their particular version is the REAL word of "God". It brings to mind the phrase, "none so blind as those who will not see". But when it comes to church people, especially those in the upper echelons, one has to wonder about their agenda. They have to know the truth and yet they still expound this phony philosophy to those who are silly enough to believe. Are they doing it for the power or the money? Make no mistake, religion is one of the greatest money-making ideas that ever came down the pike. But, aside from the millions of dollars involved, religion has always been about power and control, and never more so than after the Romans declared "Christianity" was "the religion" of the Empire. It was that move by Roman Emperor Constantine, that actually saved "Christianity" which was pretty much on it's way to oblivion. If it was real, wouldn't we all be Roman Catholics? But every once in a while, someone decides they know "the truth", and a new religion is born. Thus, all the off-shoots; Protestantism, Lutheranism, Mormonism, Islam, ad infinitum. One would think an intelligent person would ask what's going on, but then, an intelligent person wouldn't rush to the latest religious fad.

I saw this headline: "Chavez laid to rest after final Caracas tour", and misread it as "Chavez laid to rest after final carcass tour"!

Dinner this week at Dapur. It was incredibly noisy. We have another discount ticket, so we may go again, but it certainly won't be on the weekend. The food is really good, but I can't see us putting up with the noise level. So if it's bad the next time, I think that will be our last.

Dumb Law of the Week: In Michigan, a State law stipulates that a woman's hair legally belongs to her husband.

À la prochaine, mes amis.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Bradley Manning

I started a petition to the President of the United States (or POTUS as the Twitterverse has taken to calling him {and it's FLOTUS for the First Lady}) asking for a full pardon for PFC Bradley Manning. You can find it here: You do not have to be a citizen of the US to sign it. I assume that no matter where you live, you are familiar with this case. If not, just google Bradley Manning. This cause has taken on an international tone. People from just about every part of the globe are joining in requesting that he be pardoned. On top of all that, he has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize! I sincerely hope he gets it.

Dinner this week at Thai Spice.  We started with Mee Krob which I love.  Our main course was Siam Duck.  There was so much, neither of us could finish it.  So we had another meal with it a few days later.



Dumb Law of the Week: In Michigan, a State law stipulates that a woman's hair legally belongs to her husband.

À la prochaine, mes amis.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Elegant Dinner

Friday evening, we had dinner at the Rainbow Palace. We started with Sesame Scallops Grand Marnier - Jumbo sea scallops dusted with water chestnut flour, wok fried, then sauteed in a Grand Marnier sauce with sesame seeds. If you think it 'sounds' good, you should have tasted it. Fantastic! For our main course, we both had the fish special of the day, Yellowtail Snapper. Again, delicious! We love the Rainbow Palace because the food is always great and, although it's a bit pricey, the ambience is what you would expect in a place where all the waiters wear tuxedos. Some of the waiters didn't wear the jacket and I asked one about that. He explained that depending on how they're dressed, their duties differ. The guys in the jackets have to go into the kitchen to request and later pick up the orders, which he said was not so great because of the high heat. The white shirted guys, bring the food to the tables where the guys in jackets prepare and serve it.


Dumb Law of the Week: In Massachusetts, it is illegal to snore unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked

À la prochaine, mes amis.