Happy Birthday to the husband! He shares the day with Elvis, who would be 72 today. The husband is 59, so you know next year is a biggie! I will torment him relentlessly. It is good to be younger.
I see in honor of the husband's birthday, the Congress of the U.S. will not be in session. Oh wait. It's because of the football game. So much for the vow to work 5 days a week, unlike those lazy Republicans.
There will be no session next Monday, either, as it will be MLK Day. When does the official clock begin for the first 100 hours, I wonder. Remember, the claim is misleading - it is 100 legislative hours - so this may take a while.
The Libertarian streak in me rejoices that less work is done.
In the Saturday edition of our Houston Pravda, I read an article of the top tier of cities in the U.S. as far as the Dept of Homeland Security is concerned. There are six cities and Houston is one. Not exactly the good kind of honor. The other cities are New York, L.A., Chicago, and San Francisco. Looks like we'll get a larger share of the federal money. The article points out the fact that our city's radio system for police and firefighters is 16 years old and vulnerable in the event of a terrorist attack. I'll be happy when they get the ship channel more secure and more training for the emergency task force people.
I enjoyed looking at the new-to-me catalog that landed in the mailbox the other day. It's called Baker's Catalogue and I've had fun to do a fantasy wish list in my mind as I do when browsing interesting catalogs.
Tonight's menu for the birthday guy - N.Y. strip steaks, baked potatoes, sauteed fresh mushrooms, green salad and rolls. I'll be stopping at the specialty ice cream shop on the way back from picking up the son and getting an ice cream pie for dessert. It's his favorite special dessert.
His birthday present from me? A Waterman fountain pen. He asked for a "nice" fountain pen. We'll start with this one and see how long he holds on to it. He isn't known for keeping track of pens!