It’s really happening this year! What, you are wondering? Fall!!! I mean, football has started, pumpkin spice is popping up all over and, the best part of all, the weather!! We are supposed to see temps in the low 60s/high 50s this weekend!! I didn’t think that was even possible this time of year. But I’m not going to hold my breath waiting, because right now I’m sweating. I sat outside to drink one beer and needed to take a shower afterwards. But even if we get just two nights of fall weather, I’ll take it. So grab those sweaters and start cutting firewood — it’s fall, y’all!

A boatload of Laboring
I love three-day weekends but it kind of takes it out of me. Since “fall” is coming, I had to get the last of my summer in, so what did I do? I went to the bay and once getting there Saturday mid-morning, we packed an ice chest and loaded the boat. Something about boats and beers just work I’m pretty sure I had about five beers in an hour, oops. Let’s just say all those beers on the boat made for drunken football viewing. Did my team win and by how much? Just kidding.

Then, on Sunday, it was off to Pirate’s Cove and apparently we weren’t the only ones with that idea, the place was as packed as I had ever seen it. The wait time for food was an hour and a half, but luckily the wait for their delicious bushwackers was short!

One of Boozie’s spies was jealous of the bushwacker snaps, so she decided to head to Moe’s to get to a bushwacker for herself. She said Moe’s wasn’t nearly as crowded as Pirate’s Cove and she had very little wait time for her food, but she said when she went farther downtown it was packed! She wasn’t sure if this was an every Sunday night thing or if it was just because of Labor Day. Downtown was hopping so much that she thought it was a Friday or Saturday night. That’s what I like to hear!

Moe fun
While on the subject of Moe’s, I must fill you in. A few weeks back I first told you of Moe’s BBQ on Airport having a sign competition with its Chick-fil-A neighbor. Well, now things have escalated and are giving everyone a good laugh, so much so that the sign conversation has been reported by national new outlets!

It all started when Chick-fil-A’s sign suggested people try their new smokehouse BBQ sandwich. Moe’s followed up with “Chick-fil-A I thought we were friends.” Chick-fil-A responded with “Moe’s we miss you! Let’s be friends again!” Moe’s then responded with “I’m with Diamonds now … But it would be my pleasure.” Chick-fil-A then came back with “Moe’s so happy for you! As friends can we ask a favor?” What are friends for right? Moe’s had to say “My pleasure Chick-fil-A, What can Moe’s BBQ do for you?” Their response: “Moe’s any way we could get a look at that white BBQ recipe?…” Then Moe’s replies with “Shyeah, we’ll send it over when pigs fly.” Then Diamonds chimes in with “Let her go Moe.”

Even if you didn’t get to personally follow these signs as they changed, you can’t help but laugh! Boozie hopes the two work it out. Losing Moe’s or Chick-fil-A would be hard, but at least you know Diamonds are forever!

Sweet Nic
Guess who’s back, back again? Nic is back, so tell a friend! Ha! Anyways, Mobile’s fave visiting actor Nicolas Cage is back in the Mobile area filming yet another movie. He might as well buy a house here. Unfortunately, it’s not the making of a new “National Treasure” sequel, Boozie’s favorite. Judge me all you want, they are great! Anyways, rumor is he’s filming a new movie called “Between Worlds.” While we don’t know much about it, we do know ole Nic is a sweetheart! He took time out of his busy filming schedule to stop and surprise patients and staff at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital on Aug. 30, visiting more than an hour.

Boozie is told by an inside source that he visited kids fighting cancer and other illnesses, giving fist bumps, signing autographs and being an all-around good guy to patients and their parents. He spent a few minutes each with dozens of kids, going room to room, talking about his 11-year-old son, chatting with the staff and thanking teachers and caregivers for what they do to help heal the sick. One encounter with a young patient caused him to tear up.
He also took time to pose for lots of group photos with super-excited nurses and female docs.

The hospital began to buzz within minutes of his arrival. And even though he is a celeb, he is just like us — he had to use hand sanitizer before visiting with the kids! Nic was even spotted working on Labor Day over in Daphne. What a man, works on holidays, visits kids in the hospital and once saved the Declaration of Independence! Insert heart-eye emoji for personality. But sorry, Nic, that long, dark hair you’re sporting isn’t for Boozie! But I’m sure it’s for the role, so I’ll let it go for now.

Flatulence in the forecast
A local woman’s Facebook video went viral over the holiday weekend, garnering hundreds of thousands of shares and millions of views. The video appeared to show a LOCAL 15 meteorologist passing gas on air last Friday night. While we can’t confirm the toot in question was actually a toot, as the video suggests, we do feel sorry for the guy. One minute you are just doing your job, the next you are an internet celebrity. But we just think he should own it and make a joke out of it himself. This could be the best thing ever for his career, as he is now a web sensation. There is no such thing as bad publicity, right?

Well, kids, that’s all I’ve got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or just some plain ol’ Nicolas Cage lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!