December 6, 2013, Austin, TX World Tour continues tomorrow in Stillwater and Waco where the weather will win and cover, big time. Jokeof the Week™ - Aggies were on a guided hunt in the Yukon when the tales began around the campfire after first day of the hunt. After way too much bragging and boasting about how rough and tough Aggies are, the Yukon guide has had enough and challenges Aggies “None of you are as rough and tough as Mountain Man, not one of you.” . . . click here for Joke of the Week™.
Football Oklie State (-9) - My Sooners, 11am Baylor (-15) - Mighty Mighty Horns, 2:30 pm
World Cup - US (G4) are in Group G with Germany (G1), Portugal (G2) and Ghana (G3) which is our first match in Natal at Estadio das Dunas. US plays Portugal in Manaus which is halfway up the Amazon and has a fantastic opera hall.
England (D3) are in Group D along with Uruguay, Costa Rica and Italy which is their first match also in Manaus at Arena Amazonia.
Mexico (A3) are in Group A along with Brazil (A1), Croatia (A2) and Cameroon (A4), which is their first match also in Natal.
Fútbol - Arsenal host Everton Sunday with both teams on a fine run of form. Then a road trip to Naples for Wednesday’s Champion’s League must must win match with Napoli to qualify for the next round aka £30,000,000. Sunday from 10:00 am cst on NBCSports and Wednesday from 1:45 pm cst on FoxSports1.
Formule Une - Next year the race will be over the Halloween weekend when the Mighty, Mighty Horns are at Lubbock to play Red Raiders. Bernie Ecclestone may be on trial for civil fraud but he is still untried for bribery and will not be tried if he fades the heat of civil fraud.
“Hurricanes aren’t too bad when one is trapped in New Orleans at the Royal Sonesta with room service. Now that is what I call a Reverend Tony disaster.”
That was the lead I wrote last Saturday morning, sitting on the veranda of the Sonesta. But waiting for standby on the last flight out of New Orleans last Sunday before The Storm, it felt more like the Titanic. We had even dined Saturday night at Galatoires, the last meal they will serve for quite some time.
This is sunrise on Sunday morning the day before The Storm blew in that Belmont took on their way back to Jackson. Belmont said that the birds would fly in formation first one way and then the other, sounds freaky.
New Orleans, March 2006
Our first visit back since The Storm and also the first day back on the job for Malcom, the doorman/greeter at the Sonesta who returned to work the same day we checked in. Malcom helped us get the cab out of town back in that other lifetime.
Malcom was evacuated to the Cajun Dome in Shreveport then wound up in Brookshire, Texas working at Jack in the Box and Dollar General Stores. The Royal Sonesta also sent him some money until he could find a way to move back. Malcom lost everything.
The story of The Reverend Tony™ begins in the lobby of the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans where my Lady Claire and I were waiting for her sister Belmont to join us for Belmont's birthday dinner at the Chef's Table at Commander's Palace.
We were sitting on facing couches and I was wearing Raybans, a cream Hugo Boss blazer, electric lime green t-shirt, and khaki pants, drinking a martini in a go cup when a nice looking fraternity type in his late 20s comes up to me and says, (this is an exact quote)
"Excuse me sir, but are you The Reverend Tony?"
It was all I could do to not goof on the young man but I could not so I reply
"No I'm not, but why do you ask?"
He says (and this is another exact quote) "I'm supposed to meet The Reverend Tony here in the lobby, he's marrying me tomorrow night." Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, so there you go.
A healing experience
The Reverend Tony™ will rarely change the names of the guilty because sometimes the guilty deserve credit.
PS - Will the real Reverend Tony please stand up? He is minister at the French Quarter Wedding Chapel in New Orleans on Burgundy.
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