Every eleven years or so I go ice skating. And every eleven years or so, I tear up the ice with some of these lovelies . . .
Thanks for the fun, guys. See you on the rink in '33.
Being Negative has never felt so good.
It's always gotten a bad rap, being negative. But now, it's the best thing in the world.
And so . . . now we begin The Festivities . . .
Mistah and I began thusly . . .
And hey. Stay negative.
Years ago Mistah bought an outdoor deck heater at a yard sale for thirty bucks. He put it in the car and we ended up leaving the car downtown that night and when he went back to pick it up in the morning he said the heater lying there in the way way back looked like the Tin Man.
Tin Man has been our best friend ever since.
But Tin Man recently started not working well and performing badly -- hey, it happens to the best of us -- and as much as we've loved him all these years, it was time for a new Tin Man to step up and take on the responsibility of being our new best friend.
It's a lot of work, being our best friend.
We put on the quite recently late, and quite everlastingly great, Vincente Fernandez, and we -- and by we I mean I -- got to work . . .
Would you like to see the best photo of The Mistah in the history of recorded time?
Of course you would.
First of all, are there any two friends who are more glorious than these two?
No. No, there are not. Mom and Mrs. C. get it done day in and day out, and have for almost 60 years, the first 40 as nextdoor neighbors. True blue, these two.
Second of all, Mistah declared, on his first trip to the Dutch in like two years, that the Friday after Thanksgiving is the official start to Guinness Season.
And who are we to argue?
Hey, it's the official start to a lots of things . . .
. . . fire season . . .. . . and of course, the start of the ever-popular and ever-hyped Holiday season . . .
. . . which started with a lovely Thanksgiving.
Fires make everything better.
And so do rakes.
It can be disconcerting.
. . . and if you yell out to the MIstah, "Well you know the first line of Little Women, don't you?" And he responds, "Well, no, but I can put my hands on it and bring it out in 12 seconds . . . "