Sunday, June 12, 2011

You've got a front row seat.

If you’re wondering FOR WHAT, last night I ran across this priceless 1938 music video (for lack of a better term) on YouTube of jazz legend Louis Prima and his band with their version of the song “Loch Lomond.” Be sure to watch this all the way through to the end because the dancing audience becomes UNHINGED.

FYI, this is actually an excerpt from a longer clip called Swing Cats Jamboree that apparently was shown in theaters. Take a look at the full program here.

It’s another beastly hot sunny day in Dallas with the temperature at 100°. As a matter of fact, I just checked and we’re expecting more of the same every day for the next 10 days with no chance of rain until a week from Tuesday — and then it’s only a 20% chance. This explains why the parks are always empty here and you never see kids playing outside or riding their bikes. Nearly all of our neighbors have children and I don’t know their names, how old they are or even what they look like. (This is not a complaint. It’s FANTASTIC.)
In case you haven’t been paying attention, we’re asking all of you to guess how much money is in Sam’s giant jar of change. Whoever comes closest will win a crate of Howdygram gifts and Texas-themed treasures; everybody else gets a genuine Howdybuck (see below) to redeem for a consolation prize. We’ll announce the results on June 30.
I definitely think I need to eat lox and bagels now. Please pass the cream cheese and thank you for reading this.

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