Q: Who said "When I was growing up, there were two things that were unpopular in my house -- one was me, and the other was my guitar."
A: Bruce Springsteen, who turns 59 today. He also said that it was seeing Elvis on Ed Sullivan that inspired him to get into music.
From the KOIT More Music (& Bacon) Morning Show newsroom: The winner of of this years Nez Perce County (Idaho) Fair hog calling contest? Her name is Jolee Bacon. Really. No lie. As Sherry pointed out this morning, "jolee" means attractive in French. Attractive bacon. Is there any other kind? In other pork product related news, the cost of bacon in England has gotten pretty pricey. So pricey that they keep it under lock and key at the grocery store, like the video games at Target. You have to ask an employee to get it for you.
Olema (pop. 55) in western Marin finally made the news, due to the fact that someone changed the town's name on the sign on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. to Obama. That someone would be Olema B&B owner Kelly Emery. Most people got a good chuckle out of it. Someone who didn't ratted out Olema/Obama to Marin County officials, who sent someone out to investigate. Apparently the investigator was pretty cool about it, but did ask to have the sign taken down by "the end of the day", not specifying what day that should be. Ms. Emery complied, and hung the sign in her Olema Cottages B&B. By the way, one of the best meals Kim and I have had was dinner at The Olema Farm House. I remember because Kim was about eleven months pregnant at the time, which makes it (geez!) fifteen years ago. We'll have to go back.
As my Dad likes to say about Costco - "When they have their Christmas stuff out, Halloween can't be far behind." Even though the calendar says we're already a couple days into Fall, we still have plenty of summer weather left around these parts. One of the great things about living here. But when the cooler weather finally hits, you have to pull my flip-flops off kicking & screaming.