Maybe so, but not this hot! Yikes, boys and girls, we’re in the middle of another heat wave! (Why is it called a “wave” when there is no water or rain in sight?) Dang, it’s really hot down here in Austin, Texas. It’s so hot, the hens are laying hard boiled eggs! It’s so hot, I saw two cedar trees fighting over a dog! (Hey, wait a minute, didn’t we do enough “hot jokes” last time?) All right, let’s move on to something more pleasant …..
Since we’re on the subject of “hot streaks,” allow me to (proudly) announce that THE SECOND MOURNING (The Untold Story of America’s Most Bizarre Political Murder) has recently been named as a FINALIST of the 2015 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS! This honor caught me by surprise, and I am very grateful for the acknowledgement of my work. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded in November, so keep your fingers crossed for me!
By the way, you can take a look at the review online. Simply go to the USA BEST BOOK AWARDS website: http://www.usabooknews.com/nonfichistory
So what else is new? I just heard that Ultimate Frisbee has become an official Olympic sport. (Participants will be REQUIRED to be on drugs!) What’s next, Pachisi and Chinese Checkers? I hear that Gov. Chris Christie is demanding Dominoes. (Not the game, the pizza!) Hey, how come Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream endorsed Bernie Sanders and not Chris Christie? What’s the story with that? Bernie Sanders is kind of old to become President. Hell, he can still remember when Howard Johnson only had two flavors! (Now that’s old. Older than that joke!)
My recent book signing in lovely Marble Falls was a huge success. (Some very big people were in the audience.) They got big from eating at the Blue Bonnet Cafe! (Yeah, I ate there, too.) We feasted on some very good pies, and believe it or not, they actually have a “Pie Happy Hour!” If you’re in the mood for a good slice of coconut cream pie, then this is the place to go. When you’re done eating, head over to Save the World Brewing Company. They offer some excellent Belgian-style brews. (They go great with coconut cream pie!) Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for arranging a most interesting afternoon!
Finally, in closing, I would like to welcome my newest (and definitely youngest) blog follower to our Sunday get-together. I don’t usually single out anyone, but this young lady is sort of special, and I’m very close to her mother. Soooooo ….. without any further adieu, welcome to the club, Miss Goldie Delilah! (Who just happens to be my newly born grand-daughter/tax deduction!) Grandpa Steve sends his love! (And don’t worry, you’ll like some of these jokes when you get older!)
Well, my dear friends, time to take my leave. The temperatures for the next 3 days are expected to be… 104, 105, and 106! Consequently, I must supervise my wife’s roofing chores this afternoon. (She’s replacing a few loose tiles.) Actually, I’m the one with a few loose tiles, but that’s a different story! Have yourselves a safe and wonderful week…..
Love to all,
P.S. Several of you have asked to see a photo of the “floating tavern” that visited us each day in the Caribbean. Your wish is my command! (SEE ATTACHED)
Coconut cream pie, great coffee, a new grand baby AND book accolades all in the same blog post… You can thank the Chamber for arranging this wonderful afternoon for me. Congrats.