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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mayans discover Tequila

Early to bed , early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.  The last day of work for the year was met head on.  

Dropped Kyle off at the bus and made it to work before my first meeting of the day.  An all hands on team meeting by the VP, which was a year in review and very positive on our accomplishments.  I hope coming in with good statistics, and within budget mean we will get some bonuses..

I take a quick break at noon to go the bodega for some rice and pernil.  The office is thinning out daily with the holidays approaching.  My last acts were to help collect money for the cleaning lady Vilma, and to post a new job position for one of the guys on my team who is moving to a new job in the new year.

This day in history "On this day in 1957, while spending the Christmas holidays at Graceland, his newly purchased Tennessee mansion, rock-and-roll star Elvis Presley receives his draft notice for the United States Army.
With a suggestive style--one writer called him "Elvis the Pelvis"--a hit movie, Love Me Tender, and a string of gold records including "Heartbreak Hotel," "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel," Presley had become a national icon, and the world's first bona fide rock-and-roll star, by the end of 1956. As the Beatles' John Lennon once famously remarked: "Before Elvis, there was nothing." The following year, at the peak of his career, Presley received his draft notice for a two-year stint in the army. Fans sent tens of thousands of letters to the army asking for him to be spared, but Elvis would have none of it. He received one deferment--during which he finished working on his movie King Creole--before being sworn in as an army private in Memphis on March 24, 1958."

Well, I rock and roll out of the office at 4pm and call it a year.  The news is telling me that in the east, our mates in Australia are reporting they are still there.  No Mayan disaster there.  So, at least in one part of the world, we are in the clear.

Once home, Luke wants to know whats's for dinner.  Hey, I am on vacation.  He asks for sushi and sites that it might be our last meal.  The order gets placed and Sue picks it up on her way home from Christmas shopping.

After dinner, I go out to do some more Christmas shopping.  Almost done.

I settle in and have a shot of tequila.  I wonder if the Mayans discovered Tequila ?

Photo of the day "Mayans discover Tequila"


Have to thank Sue for finding this one.

Magic Number 27

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