THE MEAT MARKET GUY...January 2005 Covington, KY
I had a tough time with this challenge.
Labor of Love.
Fruit of my Labor.
The Labor party.
Many years ago, in another life time I worked for the Corporate office of a company that owned numerous Nursing Home Facilites in the state of Kentucky. Business was so good we decided to purchase a mansion on the east side of Hurstbourne Lane and remodel it into a very cool office building.
Does anyone remember the Diet Coke commercial that featured this fine figure of a man called Lucky? He was a construction worker and at a certain time each day, the girls from the office would gather and wait for Lucky to take his break. The highlight was when Lucky would strip off his shirt and slug back the Diet Coke.
The reason I remember it so well is that our office did the exact same thing. We were restricted to two rooms on the second floor where we were crammed together. It was not all that bad, there were only six women in the Corporate office at the time. The construction workers were the only reason why we did not revolt.
On any given day, we would run from one room to the next, hanging out the windows to watch them work. We were shameless. There were several Lucky's out there! I wish I had a camera then. Not so much to take pictures of the guys...but to take pictures of those "women" (bunch of throw back giggling high school girls) to have with me today. I have lost touch with several of them after all these years. Yet, each of us carries with us that summer when it was hotter than hell and we had no air conditioning because we were surrounded by construction...and those beautiful constuction workers.
Update on Omega. They are stuck in New Orleans and were unable to make it out because they did not have a rental car. They could not fly out either. The hotel they are staying in was fine until the levee broke. They stand in line for hours to use the single pay phone that is still operating in the Hotel. Omega has reached her place of work yesterday and informed them they may be stuck there for a week. Omega's husband reached his mother today and things are much worse. They are beginning to ration the food.
The Hunky bothers (minus O's husband) are driving down to rescue them.
I don't know how.
The other Round Robins...
Karen...Musings from Mavarin POSTED!
Chris...It's All About Me I Think POSTING 9/4/05
Betty...My Day My Interests POSTED!
Robin...These are the days of our lives
Flava...The Day and Times of a Novelist
Celeste...My day and Thoughts
Kat...From Every Angle
Derek...Picture of the Day POSTED!