Dan, Jan, Russ, Beck and I had a reasonably groovy day yesterday.
We had lunch at Red Lobster... They make a pretty good baked 'tater there, but I did feel a little sad for the tanked sea-bugs.
As for Arsenic & Old Lace, the play started slow, but was quite fun by the end. The kids did a good job overall, but I'm still not sure why they had a bunch of girls dance to a Bette Midler tune as an opener. It was entertaining, but didn't quite mesh with the dark humor of the rest.
On the way back, we went past an expensive community.. (Homes going for $5 mil and thereabouts) and we started discussing who had that kind of money. My comment of "mostly folks that did something either illegal or immoral (or inherited it from someone that did something illegal or immoral)". Beck didn't like my saying that *AT ALL*, commented that it was a very twisted belief and many folks work very hard for their money and that I'm a terrible person for even suggesting otherwise. It was such a heartfelt statement of distress, I couldn't help but snicker a little. Ah well, some points lost with Danny's ma. Dan's Pop still seems to think I'm pretty cool.
D & j's finches are very cute, tiny peepy birds. Also, they have a huge iguana living out in his back yard, too. I'd guess he's about 3ish foot long.
We rode back to my neighborhood and took a little walk down Las Olas.. and stopped off for a drink at Rino's. Allison, our server was *amazingly* knowledgeable, and took care of the drinks well...but I think I still would've preferred a trip to the poorhouse. (I don't think that Jan would've been very comfy there, however.)
Several high quality scans of 19th and early 20th century patent medicine ads and illustrations from primitive sex manuals, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
What is Black Friday?Personally, I'm not buying anything that day, but I love this sort of espionage type thing.
Black Friday is the day AFTER Thanksgiving. This is usually the day that kicks off Winter/Christmas sales, so most stores have their best deals today. Usually such great deals that people will camp out overnight to be sure to get whatever is on sale. Is it worth the $50 in savings? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. It's how much you value your time. It's one thing to wait to get the item, it's another thing to have to wait in line to actually purchase that item.
So, are these really what's on sale? How do I take advantage of this knowledge?
First off, the items posted to be on sale are just *cough*rumors. For legal purposes, they are just pure speculation *cough**cough* But don't be too surprised if you find out that the ad matches what is on this page With this information, avoid the holiday rush and waking up before 5am to get that certain item. Simply go to the store before Thanksgiving, buy the item, then on Black Friday (November 25th) go into the store and price-match (buy and rebuy) your item back for the new advertised price. Make sure you buy your item near Black Friday though, because some stores have policies where they will only match their own price 30 days after you bought the item. Not a huge deal now, but for future reference.
"MY MIND" by Chubby Checker :MP3
Chubby Checker may have told us to do the Twist, but while we were doing that, he went to Holland, smoked a lot of pot, and recorded a single called "Stoned In the Bathroom". The flip, "My Mind" (MP3) is found on the new Toytown compilation of obscuro psych, called Nightmares At Toby's Shop, findable via Forced Exposure - via
Rob Zombie - Living Dead Girl
Music sung in the shower this morning -
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I want a girl who gets up early
I want a girl who stays up late
I want a girl with uninterrupted prosperity
Who used a machete to cut through red tape
With fingernails that shine like justice
And a voice that is dark like tinted glass
She is fast and thorough
And sharp as a tack
She’s touring the facility
And picking up slack
I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnnng.... lonnng jacket
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