Senior Ramblings

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Chit Chat

My birth date is February 16, 1926.  I just turned 86.  It’s no fun getting this old, but what is the alternative. As I am an atheist and I don’t believe in an afterlife, this is it for me. I am waiting for my gums to heal so that I can comfortably wear my full lower dentures and smile again.

Two good friends, Randy and Michele, took me to dinner for my birthday. We went to a very interesting venue, The Parkhouse Eatery, at 4574 Park Boulevard. As my teeth aren’t functioning yet, I ordered pasta, which was excellent. I also had a pâté appetizer and a dessert. I don’t care for wine, so I ordered an English beer, which was very dark (my preference), and I can’t remember the name, but it’s the best beer I’ve ever had. It’s something like Mayflower. However, that’s not the name. I should have written it down, as my memory is pretty bad. (Wait until you’re 86.)

One of my favorite restaurants, Babbo’s Bar & Grill, has been closed for a while. They were on University Avenue. They recently reopened at the site of Gulf Coast Grill (4130 Park  Boulevard), which left us. Babbo’s is a great, casual place, with in and outdoor seating. The food is very good and inexpensive (the magic word). Ask for Lynne, my server, who was at the old location, she is very charming.

Miscellaneous Chat

Have you seen that wonderful small guide called Hillcrest Urban Guide to Hillcrest & Beyond? It’s a great guide to our city. The publishers are Ann Garwood and Nancy Moors. They’ve been publishing this handy, free guide for over nine years. Ann and Nancy are lovely women, and I am glad they are friends.

Political Chat

The gossip, politically (and I love gossip), is that Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden want to exchange jobs (secretary of state and vice president) if and when our now president is re-elected. This will also allow Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016. They are both excellent in their current positions, and will continue so if the switch is executed.

Wise Sayings Chat

Whether you’re religious, or an atheist as me, humor is a blessing.

How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter…Woody Allen.

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer…Mark Twain.

And now, whatever your beliefs, go on out and hold someone’s hand!

(C. David Kulman can be reached at Presidio Sentinel, 325 W. Washington Street, Suite 2-181, San Diego, CA 92103.)



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