28 May 2009

"My! My! My!" said the Spider to the Fly

Oleander Acres, May 28, 2009, 12:40 p.m.

Exciting news! I have been invited to the Oleander Acres Library on Saturday morning for the regular Saturday morning kaffeeklatsch of residents and some staff. I have it through terse verbal clues and non-verbal body language that some of the widow ladies here would like to check me out at close range. So be it.

I devised a plan for this gathering already while I was running this morning. It was my intention to tell y'all about it in advance here. However, maybe some hated, long time enemy defense lawyer in the civil jury trial business has gotten hold of the URL for this blog. He or she might then blow my cover with untoward results.

I will tell you all about the kaffeeklatsch after the fact on Sunday. This manner of proceeding also has the added advantage of allowing me to tell you about the triumphant success of some other totally unrelated plan should this original plan misfire, in which case this original plan shall go unmentioned.

More exciting news! Mexico Mike, my travel consultant regarding travel in Mexico, has invited me to his house in McAllen tomorrow, Friday, afternoon. That means that I will soon be able to post photographs of myself arm in arm with the legendary Mexico Mike. Also, he tells me that his wife still has the parrots, and he still has his wife. Therefore, I should be able to post photos of the parrots, too.

I love parrots. In Iowa we have one of the great parrot rescue operations in the United States.

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Oleander Acres, May 28, 2009, 2:14 p.m.

With regard to that kaffeeklatsch on Saturday morning, I have only one decision left to make:

Should I wear my hair up?

Or should I wear my hair down and just let the freak flags fly, as we used to say?

Let's review those options.


Or down?

Dr. Mark?



I would certainly give serious consideration to your votes on this issue of grave import in the “Comments” section below. In fact I would appreciate the benefit of your votes.

Lisa, Wendy, Matt, Sarah, Ed, John, and Chuck, I am not going to make a fool of myself this time, so kindly spare me any comments along those lines. You can rest easy on that score.

Excuse me now. I need to go work on my tan.


Señor Steve said...

Okay, Maria. What tree does that?

Candy Minx said...

Ha ha...oh good gosh...it's a good thing you fixed those stabilizer jacks!

Señor Steve said...


Señor Steve said...

The webmaster at blogspot has emailed me. The reason that no votes have been cast regarding my hair style here in the comments section is that everyone tried to vote at once and the server locked up. This morning only those persons whose names start with a letter from the first half of the alphabet should vote with their comment here. Then this afternoon those whose last names start with letters from the second half of the alphabet can vote.

Wendy said...

I vote for wearing your hair down.

Candy Minx said...

I vote with Wendy.

Señor Steve said...

The overwhelming vote is for hair down. Thank you, ladies.

Of course you realize that with the hair down, it's going to be a real blood bath.

terryrcx9 said...

Does it really matter with that charming smile?

Even though I favor down, I am going to vote for up just to be a contrarian.

Chuck said...

High and Tight, High and Tight

Señor Steve said...

Oh, damn! Chuck and Terry's votes have made it a tie. It is 7:15 a.m. on Saturday morning now, and I need to start my ablutions in preparation for the kaffeeklatsch. I have an idea how to handle this hair thing. I will wear it both ways and will explain later.

This could be the big day, Chuck!

(Chuck thinks that I am going to get married again on this trip. . . . .or should I say fears that I am going to get married again on this trip.)