St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine, Florida
May 24, 2013


We adopted Luee from the Humane Society in 1996. He was 2 years old, but still a pup. He has slowed down a bit; his age is catching up to him. He is the best dog anyone could ever have. Luee had to be put to sleep on April 15, 2009. Rest in Peace Pup.

Christmas Eve 2012

Christmas Eve 2012

NINA HULA 7/28/2012

NINA HULA 7/28/2012

Jeff, Sam, Nina and Ian

Jeff, Sam, Nina and Ian
Ian's Graduation from Kindergarten

Luck Be A Lady

Luck Be A Lady

Little GQ 12/12

Little GQ 12/12

Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012

Joey and Elizabeth

Joey and Elizabeth

Nina June 2013

Nina June 2013

Friday, January 29, 2010


Good Morning Speakies:

Have some personal stuff to do today. Just stopping by to wish you all a great and safe weekend. Send me some subjects to discuss or comment on and JoeyZ will get started with my usual humor. Love one another and be always be happy.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Good Morning Speakies:

It’s Thursday here in Central Florida as well as the rest of the good old USA. The weekend is near and the weather here is calling for sunny skies and highs near 80 degrees. Lots of celebrations today so let’s take a look and raise our glasses to:

Daisy Day – For the ladies named Daisy and the flowers too.
Pop Art Day
Challenger Remembrance Day (1986)
National Blueberry Pancake Day – They sound good.
Bubble Wrap Day – The sound that drives us crazy.
Ernie from Sesame Street’s Birthday – What can one say?
National Kazoo Day – Love those things the only instrument I can play.
Gone-To-Pot Day – Or as I call it, “What the Hell Day”.

I work at a desk most of the day and have always received some sort of desk calendar as a Christmas gift. I was a big fan of Gary Larsen’s Far Side and have every desk calendar they made. When he retired it was George Carlin’s turn and after that I received “Paper Airplane Fold A Day.” This Christmas I received a new one called “The Argyle Sweater”, by Scott Hilburn. His cartoons are similar to the Far Side and just as funny, so if you are looking for a laugh-a-day check this calendar out.

Have a nice day all, may see you later if things pop.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Hump Day Speakies:

Half-way through the work week and a lovely day here in Central Florida. The weather forecast for those planning to visit are highs near 70 today, lows in the upper 40’s for tonight. For the rest of the week highs will be in the mid 70’s and lows in the 50’s with a good amount of sunshine.

I want to welcome a new Speakie from the Russian Federation, WELCOME COMRADE SPEAKIE. Thanks for the visit to JoeyZ’s Blog. I loved Rocky and Bullwinkle on television when I was younger. My favorite characters were Boris and Natasha. Let’s not forget “Mr. Big.”

Today we celebrate the following:
Punch The Clock Day – Especially the Alarm Clock in the Morning.
National Toilet Day or Thomas Crapper Day – Great Invention, beats sitting on a log and using leaves.
Mad Tea Party Day – Go ahead dress up and play Alice in Wonderland again.

Here’s a news story out of West Summerland Key, Florida for you Speakies.
Two 17-year-olds fled from a juvenile program at a Florida Keys campground in a stolen fire truck. 90 miles later they were caught, wearing their underwear only. JoeyZ now pronounces you Chuck and Larry and remember Love is circle never ending not like a square.

Have a great day Guys and Dolls.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Good Day Guys and Dolls:

A Happy Tuesday to you all. Today we celebrate the following important holidays:

Televisions Birthday – What would we do without it?
Clashing Clothes Day – Go ahead wear that striped shirt and plaid pants today.
National Peanut Brittle Day – I only had it a few times, too much sugar for me.
Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement – A day to give and receive words of encouragement. – God bless that little Toad.

Today was that great actor Paul Newman’s birthday, born 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio. Speaking of Cleveland, Ohio and that great baseball movie “Major League”, we celebrate Bob Uecker’s 75th birthday today. BINGO MUST BE FRONT ROW.

May see you later Speakies but remember have a great day and be careful out there.

Monday, January 25, 2010


Hello Speakies:

A sad story to report out of Sun City, Florida. An ice cream truck driver was shot several times during a robbery. This poor soul just trying to make a living was flagged down by a group of people he thought wanted to purchase ice cream. When he stopped two men and two women wearing masks and armed robbed him and proceeded to shoot him. He was taken to a local hospital for his wounds. These No-Good-Nicks when found should be stripped naked and hung up in a refrigerated truck for days, no jail just turn them into human popsicles (No Flavoring Needed).

To any would be No-Good-Nicks out there, don't even think about robbing the Pizza Delivery Man, a 750 degree coal oven is not too much fun.

Have a great evening Speakies see ya tomorrow.


Just stopping by to welcome a new Speakie from Tanzania, Africa. Thanks for taking the time to stop by.


Good Day Speakies:

Well it is Monday once again but I hope you all had a pleasant and relaxing weekend. Monday is not my favorite day of the week so I think I’ll make fun of more reality shows. I found a list of them on the internet so let’s see the list of losers:

A Double Shot of Love – Never seen this one advertised.
Battle of the Bods – Bods but no brains.
Brat Camp – I can just imagine the characters on this show.
Conveyor Belt of Love – One of my favorites.
Daisy On Love – This one I’d like to see.
Dating In The Dark – Could be funny to see who you get stuck with.
Diet Tribe – What’s this cannibal vs. cannibals?
Dog The Bounty Hunter – Saw this one once and that was enough.
Eat The Clock – Son of Beat The Clock.
Farmer Wants A Wife – Willing to trade tractor for one hard working woman.
Fat March – Comes after Skinny February.
Game Show In My Head – Does it tell you to do things.
Glam God – Did not know the Good Lord was into fashion.
I Can Make You Slim – Another beat down the heavy set of the world show.
Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami – Where are they taking Miami to?
Lawrence of America – I prefer Lawrence of Arabia myself.
Living With The Wolfman – Look the Real Wolfman is dead there are no more.
Here are a couple of back-to-back losers: Reality Binge, Reality Bites Back, how about Reality Sucks.
Running With Heels – I like Running With Scissors better, more action.

I am waiting for this show to come on and believe me one day in time it will, I’ll call it “Dead Man Running.” Just like the movie “Running Man”, someone in the future will decide to rid hardcore convicts from existence on this planet. They will make a fortune because TV will buy the rights and the public will suck it up. Just send the royalties to my next of kin.

Have a great day Guys and Dolls and be careful out there you may get caught up on a reality show in progress.

Friday, January 22, 2010


Happy Friday Guys and Dolls:

Well the short work week is coming to an end and the weekend is only hours away. This weekend we celebrate these observances so get your glasses ready for:

Come in from the Cold Day – This one’s for my Northern Speakies.
Answer Your Cat’s Question Day – Meow back.
Measure Your Feet Day – To my older Speakies, remember those machines at the shoe store when you were a kid. You stuck your feet and it was an x-ray to see how the shoes fit.
Pie Day – Dolls start baking, Apple is my favorite.
Compliment Day – That should be everyday.
“Just Do It” Day
Eskimo Pie Day – Run out and buy a box at your local grocery store.

Have a safe and wonderful weekend.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Had my first visitor from Warszawa, Poland. Welcome Speakie and dziekuje.


Hello Speakies:

Reality TV is my subject today. I don’t watch that many shows, I have my favorites Criminal Minds, Modern Family, Chuck, Pro Football and than the channels History Channel, Food Channel and a few more for kicks. I’m not a big fan of reality TV but I saw an advertisement for one that frosted me last night. To me it should be called Tierra and Throw Momma in Jail. It was about the backstage highlights of little girls getting ready for those kiddy beauty pageants. One “Momma Wanted To Be A Beauty Queen” was pulling so hard on her little girl’s hair to tease you could see the tears flowing down her cheeks. One Zippo Blond Momma said, “I was so excited when I found out my baby was going to be a girl”, she immediately started filling applications out for these Tiny Tot Pageants. These mothers and pardon my French but they are mothers in every sense of the word should be locked up in jail for child abuse. Let little girls and even boys grow up without being forced into these ridiculous contests. If your ambitions failed don’t force them on the little ones who do not understand yet. Children should be children, let them play, play and play more.

Strictly the opinion of JoeyZ.


Happy Thursday Speakies:

We haven’t had a history lesson in some time, so let’s see who was born, died and what happened on this date of January 21.

Climbed Out of the Shell:
1824 – Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson – Confederate General.
1897 – J. Carrol Naish – Actor played Charlie Chan.
1924 – Benny Hill – One true funny man.
1924 – Telly Savalas – Actor Kojak “Who Loves You Baby.”
1939 – Wolfman Jack – DJ.
1940 – Jack Nicklaus – Golfer.
1947 – Jill Eikenberry – Actress LA Law, one sexy lady in my book.

Six Feet Under Today:
1950 – George Orwell – Author Animal Farm.
1984 – Jackie Wilson – Singer.
1991 – Howard “Red” Grange – Football’s galloping ghost.
1995 – Flavio “Negao” Pires da Conceicao – Thought I’d throw him in – Drug King Pin.

Stuff Today:
1903 – Harry Houdini escapes from police station in Amsterdam.
1915 – Kiwanis International founded in Detroit.
1941 – British forces attack Tobruk Libya.
1942 – Count Basie records “One O’Clock Jump.”
1954 – 1st Atomic submarine launched USS Nautilus – Captain Nemo did not make it aboard.
1962 – Snow falls in San Francisco.
1981 – Bernhard Goetz gets assaulted for the 1’st time in a NYC subway train. Bernie gets upset and gets revenge.
1994 – Lorena Bobbitt found temporarily insane for doing a little snip snip on hubbies Johnson.

Have a great day Guys and Dolls.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010



Just noticed today we celebrate: "CHEESE DAY". LOVE CHEESE. I especially love cheese with potato chips, my favorite being a Sharp White Cheddar. Now I also like a good Swiss, a sharp Provolone, Feta, Mozzarella, Parmigiano, Gouda and one of my favorites good old White American Cheese. Send me some comments on your favorites.

Remember tonight a little romance, a little cheese, some crackers or french bread and a glass of good wine.


Good Morning Speakies:

Here’s a good story out of Los Angeles, California. You may have read this or seen it on TV; I’m not sure so I’m letting you know the story here on JoeyZ’s Blog. As you know LA is the land of Hollywood glitz and glamour. You can take a tour of where the stars live and play, ride down Rodeo Drive and see all the fashionable shops and the rest of those haunts of the very rich. Well now gather around JoeyZ and listen to this. For only $65 a person, yes folks $65 and signing a waiver that you could become a victim of crime, you too can tour gang-plagued communities with LA Gang Tours. Ex-gang members say they have negotiated a cease-fire among rivals in the most violent gangland in America. I admire the cleverness of these gang leaders, maybe trying to change their life style while making a profit along the way.

Can you picture this scene, you arrive with your group at Gangland Tours, there is no fee for parking your vehicle however a $10 protection fee is requested to guarantee no harm will come to your vehicle. After paying your $65 fee you are escorted to your 6 passenger low-rider car and whisked off to start your tour. You have to love LA and only in America.

I have to get into a racket like this. Maybe I should start JoeyZ’s Tours of My Neighborhood. I can rent a golf cart and show you the homes of 2 idiots who are on our Board of Directors, or here’s the house with the broken down car in the driveway. Here is our Clubhouse which is never supplied properly. I heard a voice say do it “they will come and it will only cost them $20 per person.”

Have a great Hump Day Speakies.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Hello Speakies:

Quick (or do I mean Quack) Draw McGraw has been spotted in Alva, Florida. A local man was hospitalized after he shot himself in the leg while practicing his quick-draw techniques. He was practicing with a loaded 1871 revolver when he kept his finger on the trigger while drawing the gun. Why do they issue permits to idiots who practice with a loaded weapon? or “My Baby Loves the Western Movies.”

On a lighter note. Today we celebrate:
Hat Day – Make mine a 10 gallon.
Tin Can Day – Quack Draw should have been shooting at these.
New Friends Day- You can really go crazy on Facebook today sign-up everyone’s friends.
Brew A Potion Day – Don’t know too many witches anymore.
And International Sing Out Day- Just roll down car windows and start singing out loud, they’ll pull you over for being a crazy.


Good Morning Guys and Dolls:

Here’s hoping all of you had a nice 3 day weekend if it was made available to you. Ours was spent doing a little bathroom renovation, some shopping and of course what would be a holiday without a doctor visit. Sorry to say, getting old is a bitch.

This morning was an extremely foggy day here in Central Florida driving to work. Now we have road idiots here and than we have super road idiots. As bad as the fog was early today I had to have Tonya Tailgate ride my butt as I was doing the speed limit of 55 mph. Upon reaching the divided highway portion, old Tanya zipped around me cell phone in hand giving me a dirty look; I immediately proceeded to give her the Polish up yours sign in full glory. Continuing onto work I noticed other idiots with no lights on making life miserable for normal drivers to see them. I gave up and made God my co-pilot for the rest of the journey to work.

Now on a lighter and sweeter note. We all know Sweetheart Candies, those little heart shaped Valentine’s Day candy notes. I never knew they were made by Necco; I love Necco wafers by the way. Printing on those hearts started in the 1860’s by Daniel Chase, brother of Necco founder Oliver Kasey Chase. The candy was often used for weddings and had such witty sayings as: “Married in pink, he will take a drink”, “Married in White, you have chosen right”, and Married in Satin, Love will be not lasting.” Of course the candies were a little larger then. As time progressed the candies became smaller and the sayings had to fit like “Be Mine”, “Love You” etc. In the 1990’s the sayings had to go along with the times like, “E-Mail Me”, “Fax Me” and even “Call Me.” All I can say to this is I’ll take a Candy Cigarette any day please.

Have a great day Speakies and be careful out there.

Friday, January 15, 2010


Good Day Guys and Dolls:

Well it is Friday and the weather here in Florida is starting to shape up with highs expected in the 70’s starting today. That’s more like it for JoeyZ and the rest of us Floridians. This weekend you can raise your glasses to celebrate the following observances:

National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day – I’ll take a Screw Driver Please.
National Nothing Day – For some people they celebrate it every day.
International Hot and Spicy Food Day – Love Spicy Food.
Customer Service Day – That’s one holiday going down the tubes.

I was reading the world-wide news on Yahoo this morning and noticed radio host Rush Limbaugh and Televangelist Pat Robertson were speaking out of their other mouths again. Pat stick to your TV religion and stay out of politics and Rush just get off of our planet period. That’s my political view for today and it’s strictly the views of JoeyZ.

I maybe back later if anything interesting pops up. I imagine many of us have Monday off honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King on his holiday. Have a safe weekend, enjoy and be careful out there.

Thursday, January 14, 2010






Doing a post in honoring one of my favorite singers of all times. Philadelphia’s own Teddy Pendergrass died Wednesday in Philly at the age of 59. He had been hospitalized for months following surgery for colon cancer. Rosemary and I had the pleasure of seeing him in person at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, NJ when we were dating. His performance was electrifying and most of ladies in the audience I’m sure found it sensual.

Some of our favorite songs were:
Somebody Told Me
Be Sure
I Don’t Love You Anymore
And the list could go on.

Rest in Peace Teddy, I’m sure there are some backup Angels to sing with you up there.

The music in the background is devoted to Teddy Pendergrass.


Hello Guys and Dolls:

It’s getting warmer in Florida; temperatures are expected to rise to the 70’s, that’s more like it for me. Big controversy going on between Conan and Leno, all I have to say in regards to that is Leno if you wanted to be on at 11:30 you should have remained as host of the “Tonight Show”. My advice to Conan is if you get any lip from Leno sic “Comic Insult Dog” on him.

Today we observe the following:
Penguin Awareness Day – I’ll be sure to look both ways at intersections today before I proceed.
National Dress Up Your Pet Day – Bikinis for the Doll Dogs. Speedos for the Guy Dogs.
National Clean Off Your Desk Day – OK Roe get with it.
Bald Eagle Appreciation Day.

Today We Say Happy Birthday to:
1906 – William Bendix – Actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley).
1914 – Harold Russell – Actor (Best Years of Our Lives), great post war movie he stars as the Navy man who lost his hands and arms. Very touching movie a must see.
1924 – Guy Williams – Lost in Space and Zorro actor.
1938 – Jack Jones – Love Boat Theme singer.
1940 – Julian Bond – Civil Rights Leader.
1948 – Carl Weathers – Apollo Creed of Rocky fame.
That’s enough for today. We also have a thought for today which is:

Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.” Remember that.

Have a great day; if anything pops I’m your Jack-In-The-Box with the latest.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Hey Speakies:

Back this afternoon to throw out a trivia question to you, and if you are reading this, send me your answer and I'll post the correct answer tomorrow. Here we go:




Good Morning Speakies:

Working stiffs like us look forward to paid holidays. After the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the days off are far and few between. We have Martin Luther King Day and for some President’s Day but for most of us the next holiday off is Memorial Day. Think about it that’s not until May, so if you want a day off, call in sick, use a personal or vacation day to ease your pain. Tensions could flare between workers and I’ve located things you would really like to say at work if you could.

I don’t know what your problem is, but I’ll bet it’s hard to pronounce.
How about never? Is never good for you?
I’ll try to be nicer if you’ll try to be smarter.
I like you. You remind me of myself when I was young and stupid.
I’m already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.
Do I look like a people person?
Sarcasm is just one service I offer.
If I throw a stick, will you leave?
I’m trying to imagine you with a personality.
Nice perfume. Must you marinate in it?
How do I set a laser printer on stun?
Don't bother me. I'm living happily ever after.
You! Off my planet.
Does your train of thought have a caboose?
And now my favorite – Chaos, panic and disorder…my job here is done.

And to really put the icing on the cake, today we celebrate “Blame Somebody Else Day.” Have a nice day and be careful out there.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I'd like to welcome a new Speakie to the blog. I had my first visitor from Maldives. The Maldives is an island country in the Indian Ocean formed by a double chain of twenty-six atolls.
Welcome to JoeyZ's Speakeasy my friend.


Good Morning Guys and Dolls:

Well made it through my breathing test OK, I’m down a little bit from 2 years ago the old intake is not the same. Roe and I had a nice little late lunch again yesterday at Maggiano’s on International Drive in Orlando. If you are ever visiting Central Florida give it a try. Lunch prices are pretty good and the portions are nice. Roe brought half of her Fettucine home, this little piggy did not bring any of his Veal Parmigiana home at all. It was also nice having a gift card to use.

Today we celebrate National Pharmacist Day; I should own stock in Target Pharmacies. It is also National Handwriting Day, so practice that penmanship.

Still pretty cold down here if you are planning a visit bring that jacket with you. Today’s morning low was 24 and it may reach 50 this afternoon. By Saturday they are calling for temperatures back in the 70’s. The heating stories on TV are plenty, people without power for hours, sink holes from the cold weather, Manatees in canals trying to keep warm; the news is going crazy about the weather.

Well gang have a great day, I’ll be checking the local news for any stories and may see you later.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Good Morning Speakies:

Just wanted to make a quick stop and say hello and hoped you all had a great weekend. I’m off to the doctor’s today and I don’t know how long that will take, it is the annual lung function test. Let this be a lesson to my younger readers, if you are smoking quit, I should have long before I did. I promise you won’t be sorry if you do. SO JOEY Z SAYS QUIT NOW.

Let’s see what we can celebrate today:
Secret Pal Day – Old Tiger had plenty of pals.
International Thank You Day – Be polite out there Guys and Dolls.
Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day – Than watch your friend kick your butt.
Milk Day – I remember the milk in grammar school, glass bottles, white, chocolate or orange drink. Chocolate was my favorite.

Have a great day gang and be careful out there.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Good Morning Speakies:

Hope you all are trying to keep warm today, the cold wave is still here in the Sunshine State. Low’s will be in the 20’s and 30’s and highs over the weekend in the upper 40’s. There is a chance of snow flurries this evening into Saturday morning, love to see that. Let’s see what observances we celebrate over the weekend:

Bubble Bath Day – The Doll’s favorite soaking event.
National Joy Germ Day – Must be for that Mucus Guy on TV.
Show and Tell Day at Work – Here I showed up and now I’m gone.
Elvis Presley’s Birthday – The King is in the House.

Word Nerd Day
National Clean Off Your Desk Day – This one is devoted to my wife.

Peculiar People Day – Plenty of those down here.

Here’s a little Italian humor for you. I call this You Know You’re Italian When:
* You netted $50,000 at your First Communion.
* You eat Sunday Dinner at 2:00.
* You’ve been hit with a wooden spoon or had a shoe thrown at you.
* You know what a riceball really is.
* You are a VIP at more than 4 after hour clubs.
* There were 28 people in your bridal party.
* You get only one good shave from a disposable razor.
* Dunking Stella D’Oro “S” cookies in milk is a nutritious breakfast.

This is dedicated to all my Italian friends. Well Speakies if I don’t return today, wishing you all a very happy and safe weekend. Enjoy the Pro Football Playoffs and remember – “GO IGGLES.”

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Hello Speakies:

Thought I'd stop by and mention a few holidays we are celebrating today, so raise your glasses up and enjoy:






Good Morning Guys and Dolls:

Going through some of my old papers yesterday, I found excerpts that are actual answers given on history tests and in Sunday school quizzes by children between the 5th and 6th grade ages in a Midwest state. These are for real and I thought everyone could use a laugh today:

Read carefully for grammar, misplaced modifiers, and of course spelling!

Ancient Egypt was old. It was inhabited by gypsies and mummies who all wrote in hydraulics. They lived in the Sarah Dessert.

Moses led the Hebrew slaves to the Red Sea where they made unleavened bread, which is bread made without ingredients. Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten commandos. He died before he ever reached Canada but the commandos made it.

In the first Olympic Games, Greeks ran races, jumped, hurled biscuits and threw the java.

Julius Caesar extinguished himself on the battlefields of Gaul. The Ides of March murdered him because they thought he was going to be made king. Dying, he gasped out: “Same to you, Brutus.”

Romeo and Juliet are an example of a heroic couple. They lived in Italy. Romeo’s last wish was to be laid by Juliet but her father was having none of that that I’m sure. You know how Italian fathers are.

Writing at the same time as Shakespeare was Miguel Cervantes. He wrote Donkey Hotey.

Cyrus McCormick invented the McCormick raper, which did the work of a hundred men.

Louis Pasteur discovered a cure for rabbits but I don’t know why.

Karl Marx was one of the Marx Brothers. The other three were in movies. Karl made speeches and started revolutions. Someone in the family had to have a job, I guess.

Well there you go Speakies, hope you had a good laugh, now have a great day and if I don’t speak at you later a great evening.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Hello Speakies:

Heard a couple of news stories this morning and thought I’d pass these along to you readers along with some views from JoeyZ. The first one comes out of Orlando, FL where 13 Orange County schools are reporting heating problems and are being kept warm by using space heaters. A boiler at one of the local schools broke down after being repaired in December (another quality job by the lowest bidder) and could take up to a month to replace. Prior to the beginning of the school year local school boards demanded cuts, cuts and more cuts, instead of waste, waste, waste you should have planned ahead. You can’t cut-off a cow’s tit and than want milk.

The second story is out of Altamonte Springs, FL. where two black bears were spotted looking for snacks at a local apartment complex. There was no report if Yogi and Boo Boo were successful in their search for that picnic basket.

Good Morning Guys and Dolls:

It is hump day, Wednesday, January 6, 2010 and I thought a little lesson is in store today. Let’s see who was born and who died on this date:

Peeked into the World Today:
1412 – Joan of Arc.
1854 – Sherlock Holmes – Detective.
1878 – Carl Sandburg – US Poet.
1880 – Tom Mix – Movie Screen Cowboy hero.
1914 – Danny Thomas, star of “Make Room for Daddy”, also did great work for St. Jude’s Hospital for children.
1924 – Earl Scruggs – Blue Grass musician.
1937 – Lou Holtz – Former ND coach.
1944 – Van McCoy – Do the Hustle.
1945 – Pepe Le Pew – Cartoon Skunk.
1949 – Robert Englund – Freddie with the long finger nails.

Knock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven’s Door:
1702 – Thomas Franklin – Ben Franklin’s uncle.
1919 – Teddy Roosevelt – Led the Charge of San Juan Hill, also president.
1993 – Rudolph Nureyev – Russian ballet dancer.
1994 – Morty the Moose – Northern Exposure moose dies.

Today we also celebrate Smith Day. Give anyone you know named Smith a Hug and Kiss. Have a great one Speakies.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Hello Guys and Dolls:

The “MUD BOWL” controversy continues in Orlando, FL. The City Beautiful as they call it is now spending tens of thousands of additional tax dollars to put in new grass that will be thrown away later. The reason for this is because another game is scheduled in 3 weeks, the East-West Shrine Game. The city is blaming the use of the field by the high school championship games, the heavy rain prior to the Citrus Bowl game and I’m not surprised they haven’t blamed some witch doctor and his mojo for the field conditions.

Records show they received two bids for sand-grown sod and chose poorly taking the lower priced one. Ya get what you pay for O' City Beautiful Planners. After this upcoming football game and a monster truck rally the sod will be removed again. The city will than hopefully try to raise over one-million dollars from tax-payer money to put in artificial turf. Talk about waste, Southern politics at its finest.

Strictly the opinion of JoeyZ.


Good Morning Guys and Dolls:

Let see what observances we celebrate today, January 5, 2010:
Bean Day and Bird Day.
Birds eat the beans, the beans explode you and your car may suffer the end result.

January is also the month of:
National Hobby Month
Staying Healthy Month
National Book Month
It’s OK to be Different Month and National Polka Month just to name a few.

Here’s a news headline out of Orlando, FL. A British newspaper has reported Tiger has given his soon to be ex-wife $300 million as a Christmas present. He has been rumored to be staying at a friend’s estate in Africa to keep out of the public eye.

For those Speakies planning to visit the Sunshine State in the next week or so, expect cold weather and don’t think about jumping in those hotel pools unless you are a member of the Polar Bear Club. High temperatures will be in the 50’s for the next week or so and lows in the upper 20’s to mid 30’s. The theme parks should be less crowded with all the kiddies back in school and less traffic on the roads. I may be checking back later if not have a great day and evening.

Monday, January 4, 2010


Good Day Speakies:

Well God was willing and I have returned to mark the start of a new year. Hoping you all had a great New Year’s Eve and Day, feasted well and ready to kick off the New Year with a new head of steam. Easy to say on a Monday but hard to do. Well let’s try to give it a go.

First of all I had to rearrange my music, Christmas is over, but next year I’ll be playing them again. Well, Orlando, FL and the Citrus Bowl took an embarrassing hit on New Year’s Day. The Capital One Bowl turned into the MUD BOWL as called by one ESPN sportscasters. It was like playing in the trenches of World War I, mud and turf flying all over. At half-time the grounds keepers were stomping on the divots just like in Polo. All of Orlando knows the Citrus Bowl itself needs to be repaired period. It’s old, seats are outdated, bathrooms need repair and it leaks like a screen door on a submarine. Voters had to make 3 choices, a new arena for the Orlando, Magic (or they would leave town, big Babies), a new Arts Center which Orlando sorely needs and repairs to the Citrus Bowl. All three passed in the voting so far only the arena for the Magic is being built. Ask the Orlando City Commissioners where the proposed money is being spent. There are only 3 or 4 football games played a year in the stadium, if they want to be a class act city and want to attract more games like they say they do than DO SOMETHING OR FORGET ABOUT IT.

Have a good day Speakies and thank you visitors for stopping by.