Happy July 5 Speakies:
Hope all my Guys and Dolls had a great 4th of July, enjoyed all those steaks, burgers, chicken and dogs you ate to last the rest of the year. Some of you went to see your local fireworks display or turned your backyard into a blazing inferno. Whatever you did, hope you had a relaxing day off. Get this next holiday right after a day off today is "WORKAHOLICS DAY." These are my thoughts of a workaholic devoted to the job 24/7, no time to relax, no time for family fun, hoping for that next promotion, lots of stress and finally you drop dead. It is fine to be devoted to your work in my eyes but not to the point of sheer madness and obsession.
On a lighter note we celebrate “CARIBBEAN DAY.” The Caribbean is my favorite vacation destinations when Roe and I cruise. One of the prettiest ports to sail into is St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, its lagoon is like a half-moon filled with all kinds of private boats and yachts and even has seaplanes taking off and landing. You could stay all day on the ship’s deck and enjoy the traffic going in and out. Aruba is another favorite of ours; Roe and I spent our honeymoon there 34 years ago and returned two years ago to see a vast change in the island. We have been to many islands and each has a beauty of their own to enjoy. I’m glad we were able to pay them a visit.
Yesterday I missed “CAESAR SALAD DAY”, my favorite of all salads. The best has to be made table side and seeing all those fresh ingredients blended into the best salad ever to pass your taste buds. Today I have to mention we honor that great American favorite “FRIED CHICKEN DAY.” To Joey Z the best fried chicken has to be found in the small Mom and Pop restaurants down South. I watch the Food Channel and the chicken fried in those little restaurants will make your mouth water. I’ll take a nice meat filled chicken breast anytime to munch on. So for you chicken lovers out there this is your day to indulge.
And this from a Jersey grown boy please note this first week in July is “BE NICE TO JERSEY WEEK.” No more of those what exit to you live off of jokes. I love living in Florida but Jersey has the tomato pies, great ethnic foods, the shore, the boardwalks, great fresh and saltwater fishing, camping, state parks and many other great things to offer. Make any more fun it is “BADDA BING, BADDA BOOM TO YOU.” Have a great day and as always be careful out there.