Monday, 12 February 2018

If - I Mean When - I Own A Bentley.....

....this is how I would be storing it.



And this is how I would be taking care of it when out.



Or like this.  Of course.




Down here in Naples, not so much.

Just park on the grass on the side of the road.

Pretty sure the engine was running.

Guy probably went to get a pack of smokes.  Or some Dunkin Donuts.

"Hey, babe, I got youse the KFC Value Pak."

"Baby, you know I like the Family Pak."


[Ed. note: by popular request.....]



Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Hot Damn, Good Buddy!


As advertized, went to the Mullet Festival & Buzzard Queen Contest on Sunday down in good old Goodland Florida.   At Stan's Idle Hour Seafood Restaurant.

And let me tell you, those Americans know how to throw a Mullet Festival/Buzzard Queen Contest party.



I had both the smoked mullet and the fried mullet sandwich.

[After I got home I read that mullet is a bait fish, you don't really eat it.  Unless "you" is another fish.  So I guess it's all newbies in the mullet line.  "First time here, buddy?"  "Mmmm....mmmm."]



Now being a smart, savvy mullet loving guy, got there at noon.

Not a seat to be had in the whole dang place. Noon!



Now this area ain't your Miami Beach.



Although the roof of the bar - the brown plastic bag there - could fit in almost anywhere.


We had to drive 45 minutes through the Everglades to get here.  And you all know what song from that movie was playing in my mind the whole time.


But you know this is a class joint when they have ice in the urinal trough.


Here is one of the Buzzard Queen contestants.

Trust me, this is the best angle to see all the contestants.




And you also have to believe me that I wasn't trying to get a cheap shot looking down some girl's top.  I was trying to get a shot of my buddies there, on the left.

Okay, nobody's going to believe that.

But the truth is stranger than fiction!



So what a crazy place this is.  Although who's the party pooper here, no standing on tables.  C'mon man!


And just so I don't leave you hanging, here is the beautiful [and talented - as the contestants have to do a buzzard dance, or buzzard lope around the stage] Buzzard Lope Queen of 2018.



So all in all a very cool day, except for the mullet bones I have stuck in my throat.

But I'll know for next year!

Friday, 26 January 2018

Haircut Or Fish - I'm Going!


No idea what the Hell this is about, but I'ma gonna find out.



Or as they say in South Florida, let's gator done!

Gonna meet me a Buzzard Lope Queen!

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Dan O'Connell 1949-2018


My dear friend Dan O'Connell slipped these surly bonds of earth yesterday after putting up a brave fight with both heart and kidney failure.

His larger than life presence - Big Dan - will be missed.

Here are only a few pics of other days.

Dan Holding Court At Dinner


Another Common Sight At Dinner 
[That's a tequila bottle, BTW.]



A Common Sight After Dinner 



Always The Entertainer
[Dan on the left, yours truly on the right.]


And Always Ready For a Party

[Big Dan and Little Dan]


The Two Of Us In A Previous Life


And Doing What He Did Best - Chillin'


Here's to a lot of good times, ol' buddy!


Monday, 15 January 2018

About Time We Got Serious!







So how can we do it? [Double click to find out.]



[With thanks - or apologies - to Mr. Boffo and Joe Martin.]


Saturday, 6 January 2018

Gotta Love Old People


So a senior's condo down in Florida decided to get "with it" and create a website.

For events, articles, photos, etc.

But, as one of them knowingly told me, "Because we have photos - and this isn't our first rodeo - we've decided to have a password."

So to get the word around an email was sent.

Well, not so fast........


A nice notice with all the information was posted on the Bulletin Board.

Including the password.

At least it wasn't....password.

Hey!  It's not their first rodeo.......

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Not So Funny Now, Is It?


Ah ha.  It only took a day to wipe those smug comments from their lips.

Welcome to my world.

[Okay, to those in the know, this is not my world.  But my world will be a brisk 60 degs today. Think of the children and outdoor Happy Hour bars!]

So enjoy your cyclone snow bombazilla, or whatever they are calling it this year.



Last one in, turn off the lights.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

We're #1!


Oh, the Americans like to rub it in.

But when they want bacon or Maple Syrup......

Of course, what the Washington Post headline didn't say was that although is was -20 on Mars,  with the wind chill it felt like -40 in Canada.

Apples & oranges?

C'Mon man!

But they did include another cool (sorry) picture of a St. Lawrence freighter slowly navigating its way down river.


Now that's Canada!

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Say It Ain't So


Outside of Davey Keon, Johnny Bower was my favourite hockey player.



The ageless wonder played when goalies were goalies.


He also played when the world was in black & white. Colour was only invented sometime in the late 60's.



And after his playing career he was a constant presence at Maple Leaf hockey games.  Shaking hands and smiling every time the camera turned toward him.

Which was often, as (long suffering) Leaf fans haven't had much to cheer about since he retired.

He was the greatest ambassador the Leafs ever had - and will ever have.

We will all miss you, Johnny.



A buddy and my tribute to the last of those great Leafs teams.

[In case you are scratching your head, it's been not since 67 that the Leafs won the Stanley Cup.]