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12/22/2004: Looks like we're getting a white Christmas in Memphis this year....

And here's my take on that situation:

White Christmases suck. The best Christmas I ever spent was at the Westin Intercontinental Hotel (I think that was the name back then) in Manila, Philippines, where it was 98°F in the shade and I spent Christmas Day laying by the swimming pool and having gorgeous Filipina waitresses in skimpy bathing suits bringing me drinks as I needed them (or, if I was cooling off in the pool, swimming up to the middle-of-the-pool bar).

Now that's a Christmas!

UPDATE: The interesting thing about this year's winter storm though, is that I live at a fairly busy intersection in midtown Memphis, and I don't think I've ever seen the streets here so deserted as I have tonight. Apparently a lot of people are taking this as a good excuse to enjoy the pleasures of home and hearth.

Len on 12.22.04 @ 08:25 PM CST


Replies: 5 comments

on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004 at 10:00 PM CST, roboto said

What stinks is that I am stuck in Nashville. The Boss didn't let me out early enough today to make the trip to town AND watch the GMAC. Now, I am snowed in here (apparently).

on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004 at 11:11 PM CST, gus@hotmail.com">Laredo Joe said

Luckily for you, Huey's is open.

on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004 at 11:44 PM CST, lemonfish_4988@yahoo.com">malarkey said

Glad to find out you enjoyed your Christmas in the Philippines. Being from there and all, I just had to say that.

on Thursday, December 23rd, 2004 at 1:35 PM CST, mike hollihan said

It wasn't bad enough to stop the drug trade in and out of the apartment behind me, though!

on Friday, December 24th, 2004 at 2:45 PM CST, Len Cleavelin said

IIRC, for addicts, alas, drugs come in right behind air in the "absolutely must need" categories.

Hello there, and happy holidays to my reader(s) in/from the Philippines. I didn't just love the Christmas there. I was stationed there for a couple years when I was a U.S. Navy officer, and it was an absolutely beautiful country, filled with some of the most wonderful people I've even had the pleasure to meet.

If I ever win the lottery one of the first things I'll be doing is booking my plane and hotel for my return to the Philippines; I hope I don't die before I have a chance to get back there....

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