Yesterday I rode home from Richmond listening to my 4-disc box set "12 Nights in Hollywood" by the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald. 4 hours of previously unreleased tracks recorded live in Hollywood nightclubs. It was fabulous!
Prior to Obama's stimulus initiative which saved many states from bankruptcy, this was one of my suggestions: Imagine the revenue states could collect for marriage licenses and the taxes states could collect on wedding related services like hotel ballrooms and guest rooms, florists, catering, gown purchases, tuxedo rentals and purchases, and wedding gifts. The whole 'equality' thing would be the icing on the cake!
Speaking of gay marriage, here's a heartwarming video of the 1st same-sex marriage to occur in Washington DC this week. Congrats ladies!
This gave me a chuckle:as did this:
Spouse called me (in Richmond) on Tues to tell me he'd been in a car accident. Fortunately no one was hurt seriously. He just has a bruise on his hip from the seat belt. He turned left and apparently pulled out in front of a vehicle he didn't see, which hit the passenger side of our Honda CRV. This afternoon we got the bad news that our car was totalled. Spouse is currently driving a Dodge Nitro (rental), which we will have to return on Tues when the insurance company cuts us a check for the CRV, minus our deductible, and minus the 5 remaining car payments we had. As much as I love cars I was NOT expecting to purchase 2 of them in the same month!
Bugs & Roger are arriving today! We always have a lot of fun when these good friends of ours come to visit. They'll accompany us to Fri Night Dinner with 'the usual suspects' tonight, and tomorrow night we're going to a screening of "Hollywooed, je t'aime" followed by dinner at Saketumi. Should be a terrific weekend!
Here's wishing all of you a fun and SAFE weekend.