To Do Or Not To Do. Hollywood and Their Award Shows. In The Buff. Club Soda and Lime. Changes.

What Do You Do With This Type of Human?  Just Don’t Watch. Distracted At Dinner. No Alcohol.  OCSC – Make It Happen.

His name is Jake Thomas Patterson. 21-years-old, unemployed with no previous criminal record. Her name is Jayme Closs. 13-years-old and recognized by many as an outstanding student and very special kid. Eighty-eight days ago, near a small Wisconsin town, Jake Thomas Patterson kidnapped Jayme Closs, then went into her home and murdered Jayme’s parents in cold blood…in front of the young 13-year-old. Luckily, after close to three months of captivity, Jayme was able to escape and is now safe. I have expressed my views on these types of crimes, ones that are pre-planned, cold-blooded, and involving children. Keeping with my ethos of no politics, no religion, I will leave it to my readers to provide me with their thoughts on the path of justice and due process with Jake Thomas Patterson. The arraignment, trial, incarceration at the taxpayer’s expense, rehabilitation, etc. Let me know your feelings with Patterson by using the COMMENTS section of the blog site. As a side note, the death penalty in Wisconsin was repealed in 1853. It has had no death penalty for over 150 years, longer than any other state in the country. 

I broke a promise- very unusual for me. After last year’s Academy Awards show, I promised myself, for my own reasons, that I would abstain from watching this type of ‘entertainment’. Don’t get me wrong, at Sunday night’s #GoldenGlobeAwards, Bradley Cooper in ‘A Star is Born’, Amy Adams and Christian Bale in ‘Vice’ and ‘The Americans’ (best TV show) are all well-deserving. The actual show, content, and hosts were sub-par at best. As usual, the acceptance speeches became a platform for some of the award-winners to voice their political, religious and racial views. Unfortunate and uncalled for. And yes, I hear you, if I don’t like it….don’t watch.

I am pleased to announce that Paris’ first (maybe last) nude restaurant, due to the lack of business, will close next week. #O’Naturel’s owners stated that they will only remember the good times with customers who were delighted to share exceptional moments. Seriously?

Teetotaler by definition: “a person who abstains totally from intoxicating drinks”. Also by definition, I am not a heavy consumer of alcoholic beverages. With that said, I do enjoy a cocktail once in a while but similar to the challenge of writing this weekly blog, I took the challenge to abstain from libations for the month of January. I certainly can say that this has been a good challenge amd I honestly do not miss drinking. With that said it has only been 13 days and February 1st, Super Bowl weekend, is right around the corner.

Great to see that Orlando City has made some big changes heading into the new season. A new technical director is definitely stirring the pot with the player pool, the new training grounds are in the design development stage, and as some of you know who have attended games with me, the pre-game experience downtown and the short walk to the beautiful stadium is great fun. Looking forward to balancing my schedule with Orlando City and Atlanta United season tickets. Speaking of Atlanta United, Friday’s college draft may have yielded a diamond-the-rough. Take five minutes and read Doug Roberson’s piece on Anderson Asiedu. Sort of a “Blind Side” story: https://www.ajc.com/sports/asiedu-incredible-journey-from-ghana-atlanta-united/1WHbCFnAK0JIpXCyShH2qO/

As we are already at mid-January, the daylight savings time countdown is on: eight weeks and counting.

Adios and Have a Funday Sunday!

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