Friday, July 27, 2012

Blueberry Cobbler and Jazz on a Hot, Summer Night

Last night, my son, my partner, and I decided to go for one of those spontaneous
      "because it is summertime" drives.   
We landed in one of my favorite neighborhoods, Del Ray, where we paid a visit to
     The Dairy Godmother for some chocolate frozen custard, a sour cherry sundae,
and blueberry cobbler, a la mode.

DG was hopping.

We took our treats outside, enjoying them one spoonful at a time,
   as we walked along the sidewalk that borders the town shops, restaurants, and houses.
We passed by our favorite Mexican eatery,
   where they serve the BEST DAMN MARGARITAS;
we passed by the music store, where the last two employees were packing it up for the night,
and, from atop a set of stairs leading to a grand, covered front porch,
a neighborhood dog barked a friendly "hello".

Making our way back to the car, I heard the sound of music -
     some old-time jazz coming from the nearby coffee shop, St. Elmo's.
As I peaked through the window, sure enough, there was a group of old-timers jamming up a storm,
and a room full of young and old . . . dancing, and swinging. and swaying.
Standing there, with my old-fashioned blueberry cobbler,
     I felt as if I had stepped back in time.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Swimming Pool . . . Open???

The following is a series of e-mails received, over the course of a few days,
     giving updates about the local swimming pool schedule (and various incidents).


Saturday, June 30, 2012, 4:01 p.m. 

The pool will close at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 2, because of a swim meet.  

In the meantime, a severe storm knocked out the electricity in the area, 
closing the pool on Saturday and Sunday. . . 

Sunday, July 1, 2012, 1:48 p.m.

The pool is currently closed, but NV Pools is working hard to open sometime after 6 p.m. today.  

Sunday, July 1, 2012, 5:28 p.m. 

The pool will open today at 5:30 until 8p.m.  
Tomorrow, the pool should be back to full operation.
Just a reminder that the pool will close at 4p.m. because of a swim meet.  

Monday, July 2, 2012, 9:33 a.m.

The pool will operate regular hours today.  
The swim meet scheduled for this evening has been canceled.  

Monday, July 2, 2012, 3:45 p.m.

Unfortunately, the pool will be closed immediately until 5:30 p.m.
      because someone was sick in the pool.

Monday, July 2, 2012, 4:39 p.m.

In the course of cleaning the pool after the incident today, the lifeguard found, well, poop.
     We hope to open at 7:30 p.m.  


In Summary:

A bad storm blew through on Friday night, causing a power outage.
Therefore, the pool was closed until 5:30, Sunday evening.

The previously scheduled swim meet on Monday was canceled, due to unknown reasons,
     so, whereas the pool was scheduled to close early for the meet ( 4:00 ),
it would now remain open, operating at regular business hours.

Until . . . 

someone puked in the pool.

SO, the pool closed immediately, and would reopen around 5:30 p.m.

Until . . . 

they found poop in the pool, too.    

In which case, the pool will now NOT be open until 7:30.  

As usual, always check your e-mail before coming to the pool,
     in case there are any other natural disasters, er . . . uh, I mean "changes".