Some interesting facts we learned last night:
*The United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from Denmark.
*”Popular band” REO Speedwagon was named for a brand of fire truck.
*I Love Lucy was the first sitcom taped in front of a live studio audience.
*The HB on pencils stands for Hard Black.
*And Florida has more female divorcees than any other state.
Today is the birthday of the fabulous secretary of my office, Miss Sandy. Sandy is straight out of 227, replete with all the sassitude of Jackee and Marla Gibbs. She is the wonderfully supportive, devout and does not take any attitude from anybody. And whenever I do something she finds funny, she screams, “GO AHEAD!” One day I was speaking Spanish on the phone to someone who called the wrong office, and she threw her hands in the air, screamed and asked God to send his blessings to me. I am not sure why. She just received an anonymous donation for her bills from someone in her church and believes with resolute conviction that this money has been sent directly from the Lord. When I got her a dozen multicolored roses for her birthday today, I made sure she knew they were from me, lest she think Jesus also gave her these flowers. What!? He gets credit for everything! Anyway, Sandy takes care of me, calls me her cracker and gives me food all the time because I look “too damn thin. Sheeeit!” Happy Birthday Sandy!
This news about the whale in the Delaware River brings out the inner Ahab in me. Everything’s coming up Melville!
And now, it’s tax time. At least I don’t wait until the very last minute.