A True Golf Nut

When they discovered they lived in the same city only a few miles apart Joe was ecstatic. He immediately started asking her out when they got home.

Within a couple of weeks, Joe had taken Nancy to dance clubs, restaurants, concerts, movies, and museums. Joe became convinced that Nancy was indeed his soul mate and true love. Every date seemed better than the last.

On the one-month anniversary of their first dinner on the cruise ship, Joe took Nancy to a fine restaurant. While having cocktails and waiting for their salad, Joe said,

“I guess you can tell I’m very much in love with you. I’d like a little serious talk before our relationship continues to the next stage.  So, before I get a box out of my jacket and ask you a life changing question, it’s only fair to warn you, I’m a total golf nut. I play golf, I read about golf, I watch golf on TV. In short, I eat, sleep, and breathe golf. If that’s going to be a problem for us, you’d better say so now!”

Nancy took a deep breath and responded, “Joe, that certainly won’t be a problem. I love you as you are and I love golf too; but, since we’re being totally honest with each other, you need to know that for the last five years I’ve been a hooker.”

Joe said, “I bet it’s because you’re not keeping your wrists straight when you hit the ball.”

Perigee Moon Rises Over the Lincoln Memorial

The moonrise on Saturday, March 18, 2011, was more than just a full moon. The moon that stunned night sky watchers that weekend is known as a super perigee, a rare celestial event that occurs when our moon reaches the closest possible point of its orbit around the Earth. The perigee moon is seen in this photograph from NASA as it rises near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The last time, previous to this, a full moon was seen this close to Earth was in March 1993.