Night & Day

February 18 - 24, 1999

february 23
Right now, we really have no plans for the future, except for one cruel scheme we've prepared for the last seconds before our death. We figure by the time we die--unless the smoking gets us sooner than we think--we'll have a couple of grandkids, and at least one around the appropriate age to take part, unwillingly of course, in our little plot. Right before we pass on, we'll call the kid in (let's call him Billy) by himself, grab his arm, and whisper into his ear, "Avenge me, Billy." Saw the line on a movie a few years back (believe it was The Beastmaster), and we always thought that would be a good way to go out. Hopefully, it won't scar the kid too much, and once he realizes it's a joke, he'll have a new respect for his old grandpa. Anyway, other than that, we have no idea what the next few decades will bring, and as far as money goes, we spend it like we're producing a James Cameron flick. Hopefully, Veronica B. Marks' seminar at Borders Books and Music on Tuesday, Retirement Planning: You Can't Afford to Wait, will teach us a lesson about planning for our future. Or maybe not. Retirement Planning: You Can't Afford to Wait happens at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borders, Preston at Old Shepard in Plano.

february 24
You may not recognize comedian Pablo Francisco's name, but you probably recognize his work, either as a cast member on FOX's Mad TV or on the dozens of specials and series he has appeared on that air regularly on Comedy Central. He's a fine joke-teller, but his real talent is impressions and sound effects, at times sounding like a hundred television sets a once. Mad TV doesn't give him enough of an opportunity, but his five-night stand at The Improv in Addison should. Pablo Francisco appears at The Improv February 24-28. Shows happen Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 8:30 p.m.; Friday at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; and Saturday at 7 p.m., 9 p.m. & 11 p.m. Tickets are $12-$15. The Improv is located at 4980 Belt Line in Addison. Call (972) 404-8501.

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