HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DRIB AND A DRAB?? (Me neither) Well as they say in guitar class, don’t fret. They basically mean the same thing. (“A small drop”) Some folks think that the word “Drib” is short for “Dribble.” They are wrong. You can’t get much shorter than a drib. And by the way, speaking of shortening words…. How come the word “Abbreviation” is so darn long? Does that make sense to you? (Me neither) Such is the English language, which just happens to be one of 2,700 languages in the world. (Composed of roughly 750,000 words!) Oddly enough, I can only spell 10% of them. Bummer dude.
AND NOW FOR SOME DRIBS AND DRABS……. I had my hour-long telephone interview with AMAZON BOOK CLUB on Monday. The conversation went very well and the good folks at Amazon will be dedicating a FULL PAGE to THE PRESLEY PLOT sometime in the next week or two. (I will keep you informed.) They intend to run a full book cover, my photo, and a lengthy review of the book. The Amazon Book Page will be sent to….. 100,000 websites across the world! I am very excited about this development. Book sales should swell. (Along with my ego!)
Playing under the nom de plume of “THE COBRA,” I entered a huge poker tournament this past week. The prizes were substantial (But I am loath to mention the amounts, due to my recent I.R.S. Blog followers) and as usual, I made a fine and slithering show of myself. I placed SECOND, and would have won if not for a damn “river king.” Ah well, I still had a great time and raked in some moola. (Do cows ever rake in “moo-la?”) Just asking.
Ravi Shankar passed away this week. The New York Times (a commie rag) described him as a “prolific sitarist,” but I don’t think he was that clever or funny. The lad was 92, which meant that he “strung us along” for many years. (So much for satire.) Speaking of the Times, do you guys remember William Satire, the columnist? Now he was clever and funny.
Hilary Clinton must be writing a book, too. I heard she fell down and came up with a conclusion. (She should quit while she’s still “ahead.”)
I just finished my third mystery novel yesterday! (Titled….. “DEVIL’S COVE.”) The tale is centered around the planned theft of the Gutenberg Bible from the Ransom Center in Austin. After I finished it, I realized that I could write a “healthier” sequel for folks on a special diet. In the second book, the bad guys would try to steal a “Guten-free Bible” made of protein-less wheat! (They hope to get a lot of “dough” for the book.) Do this sound like an interesting “slice” of life? Will Adam Gold “rise” to the occasion? Will he protect the “upper crust” of society? These, and many other bad puns, await my dedicated followers!
A word to some of those followers…… Our thoughts and prayers go out to my great friend Max Talbott, who is now in Indiana handling a family situation. God’s speed, cousin! Happy belated birthday to a brilliant and beautiful lady named Christine Nickles! (One of my oldest and dearest friends!) Hard to believe she’s sixty. (That means I’m getting older, too!) A big kiss to Miss Rebecca Lee. (Suffering from allergies) I hope you are feeling better today! A huge “Thank You” to the Fort Worth chapter of the Presley fanatics. They purchased a large amount of books recently. If you need some autographs, just let me know and I’ll meet you at the Stockyards! (And buy you a big steak!)
SPEAKING OF ELVIS PRESLEY…… On this day, in 1956, The King made his 50th (and final) appearance on “Louisiana Hayride.” And more importantly…… Elvis must have been a little chilly, because he was just about to be contacted by his local “draft board!” (You’re in the Army now!) One last item….. also on this day, in 2004, Lisa Marie Presley announced that she would keep Graceland, but sell the bulk of the Elvis estate. (Which she did, for….. $100,000,000!) Not bad for a hillbilly singer.
Well, I hope I have brought some cheer into your lives. (This has been a rough week for a lot of us.) Please take good care of yourselves and have a wonderful week. (As the Jewish gastroenterologist once said….. “This too shall pass!”)
Love to all,