Friday, September 12, 2008

Blown away? Not!

8:30 p.m. -- Sorry, couldn't resist the Borat reference.

Getting pretty windy now, and the lights are flickering. So I don't know if I will get on to update for a while.

Brother JP is in Hitchcock and has already lost power. My mom and grandmother are in La Marque and power is in and out. Kiddos are hunkering down for a long night. We'll have fun.

The weather lizards are enjoying themselves, since this is their time to shine.

I'm a little irritated with the 12-year-old Channel 2 hottie who was showing the Hooters damage. They showed a video of the place next to it, and she said, "here is damage at another bar."

Another bar? How about the Balinese Room? Only one of the most historic places in Galveston?

The Balinese was one of the biggest illegal casinos in the U.S. in the 40s and 50s. It featured performers like Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and George Burns.

Howard Hughes was a frequent visitor. It sits over the Gulf of Mexico. Pictures from its gambling days are everywhere, and it is part museum.

But to the idiot young reporter, it was "another bar."

Go ahead, Ike. You can kill her if you want.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Fred, I'm watching KHOU on my DirecTV so I'm with you in spirit my friend.
Hang in there (literally) and hope everyone in the area remains safe.
Chris in Auburn, NY