Saturday, January 27, 2018

Know All Men By These Presents...

...that on January 27th in the great state of Michigan...I got out my hickories, put $5 in the box and walked 9.

I even parred the first hole I think...the course is a par 36 and that's just about what it took me to get down on 1.

After a half dozen swings which yielded results ranging from a loud swooshing sound ("uh...that was a practice swing...") to assorted hooks and slices - and during which time, if you were my intended target, the safest place to be was directly in front of me - I finally decided reintroductions were in order.

"Club," says I, "it's me.  Me, this is my club.  Apparently we don't like each other, but we're going to be spending some time together, so let's try to get along, shall we?"

And things did improve somewhat as I went along...never really hit a great tee shot with my brassie, but mostly I was hitting straight shots and doing ok with my cleek, mashie and niblick.
I'd like to say I dropped this putt for a par on #5, but I left it a foot short and settled for a bogie.

In spite of my less than stellar performance it was a ton of fun, and I think I might be able to survive what's left of winter now.

A thank you to my co-worker John who asked me on Friday as I was leaving if I was going golfing this weekend.  I assured him I was not - way too much to do - but I admit he planted a seed, and when today turned into sunny and 45 degrees, I couldn't resist.  I tiptoed around the unintentional water hazards Mr. January Thaw created while truly enjoying some solitude, exercise, and a pleasant stroll through the country.  Magnifique!

So #1 grandson popped the question to his girlfriend today...
...and she said Yes!  Congratulations Marcellus and Rileigh!

And I have to hand it to the boy...he did it in style...they drove up to St. Ignace and took the Great Lakes Air charter...
...from the mainland to Mackinac Island...
...where he proposed.  He's a bit of an adventurer and a romantic at heart.  Very happy for them...

And while we're on that subject, Karen and I watched the 1945 movie "Love Letters" last night...
...yes it's a typical soap opera with a happy ending, but it's well acted and both Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones are superb in their respective parts...worth a look if for no other reason than to see how they made movies back when they couldn't substitute gratuitous sex, violence and special effects for actual acting, character development and coherent plot lines.

Not sure what tonight's fare will be but if I had to guess I'll bet it has a happy ending...

Christmas is over, but we've kept our outside lights going just to brighten the dark winter nights a bit...

...will probably just keep the spot lights on the wall once spring gets here.

And I do believe that's all the news that's fit to print for this edition of the Atomic Monster Cafe...

later, mcm fans...

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