This is another miscellaneous mop up type of blog. Unrelated items of information that are probably of no interest to any person on the planet but me.
1. Last night I reveived an email from the Lovely Sharon, who is in Palm Desert, explaining that she had a tiring, busy day and was unable to call me. She explained how she had to (i) play 18 holes of golf in the morning; (ii) go for a walk after golf; (iii) play gin with the ladies after her walk; (iv) have dinner and cocktails with the ladies after gin; and (v) after dinner, the ladies went to one of the ladies house for cocktails and to see the house. She left home around 9:00 am and got back home around 8:00 p.m. I really felt sorry for her. I left home at 6:00 am, went to work, left work at 5:00 pm. went home, washed clothes, made dinner, washed the dishes and responded to client email until 8:00. Then I went to bed
2. Today is St Patrick's Day. One of the best St. Patrick's Day I had was in Chicago. It was a party all day and it was great to see the Chicago River dyed Green. Its great that here at my law firm there are Jewish and Mormon guys wearing green clothing and acting real excited because its St. Patrick's Day. Go figure I have on an aqua colored shirt because I don't have a green shirt.
3. In China, a man just bought a red Tibetan Mastiff dog for $1,500,000. The dog may grow to be 285 pounds. The owner is going to breed the dog at $15,000 a shot (ok it may not be the best word but you know what I mean). The dog's name is "Hong Dong". I suppose a 285 pound breeding dog ought to be named Hong Dong. I think the dong reference means something else in Chinese. In fact in Chinese Hong Dong means Big Splash. I suppose that is also appropriate for a 285 pound breeding dog. Sometimes you see people selling puppies on a street corner for $5.00 each. Do you realize that you could buy 300,000 - $5.00 dogs for $1,500,000. I mean think about it, that would be like stealing candy from a baby. What a bargain.
4. Its hard for me to do a miscellaneous blog without saying what a Hong Dong that Glenn Beck is. He recently commented on how God or Gaia (mother earth) punished Japan and its people with its recent troubles. Comedian Rush Limbaugh said the same thing. Brilliant boys. If Gaia means mother earth I would like to know what other mother phrase I could call these two buffoons.
5. My yard had spring clean up this week. All the fallen limbs are now gone and it is starting to look like I want be out in it doing stuff.
6. Monday is my 7th Wedding Anniversary. Coincidentally, its the Lovely Sharon's 7th wedding anniversary as well.
Ok that is, back to work for me.
Recently Read Books
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