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Showing posts from August, 2012

SOB Lunch Meeting

Here's another excerpt from my novel, "Home Movies"...

The big banner was draped across the entrance of the Palm Ballroom with S.O.B. sewn in white letters across a gold and blue velvet backing. The Sons of the Beaches emblem was centered below.

A bespectacled bald headed man was smiling up at Buddy from behind the table of neatly arranged badges and membership check lists. His hand extended under Buddy's nose.

“Hank Cockburn.” Hank was very matter of fact. “Don't think I've had the pleasure.”

Buddy shook his hand. “Buddy Rosen.”

Hank scanned the badges. “Well ... let's see ... I can't seem to find your name.”

“Really? Well, Hank I’m sorry …. must be in the wrong place …”

Buddy started to turn around. Ramon stopped him and turned him back to the table.

“It's okay, Hank. He's with me. Last meeting he attended was when you had hair.”

Hank smiled and pointed a "finger gun" at Buddy. “That was a long time ago, son’”

Buddy pointed back …

Another Keli Blonde Moment

Luke Bryant played at the Amphitheater last night.

I have no idea who he is ... but I know that sis-in-law Keli's daughter Gabie went to see him.

After Keli dropped Gabie off, she and Mark met us for dinner ... so did friends Dave and Sarina. Just so happened that the 1800AskGary Amphitheater (don't you just love name) is across the street from Hard Rock so we just HAD to go there.

I was not unhappy.

During the night, Keli was getting texts from her daughter. The first had her worried: "Mark ... Gabi just texted me that she didn't get into the meet and greet to see Luke."

Mark looked at her texts, "Well first it's not a 'meey and grat'."

"Well ... maybe I made a few typos."

"And second, she said she is pretty far back in line and hasn't gotten to see him YET."

"Hmmm. guess I didn't get that far in the message."

Good news was that Gabie did get to see Luke Brant and sent pictures all night. At about 11 o…