Put on some great Rat Pack music…

… mix up your favorite libations, grill off some glorious chunks of red meat and hit the pool for some fun with … uh, friends this weekend!

Without a pool at the VS studio complex, I don’t think we will quite achieve the good times “bar” set by Dean and Ann Margret … we’ll just have to make up for it with the food and booze!

In all seriousness, enjoy a fun and safe holiday weekend, and if you get a chance, stop by the Red Cross website and toss them a donation for the folks along the Gulf Coast that will not be having much fun this weekend.

Isaac may not have been Katrina…

…but it still knocked the stuffing out of a lot of folks down there.

With many people in shelters and power outages across the region, my guess is that there won’t be a lot of burgers and brats on the grill in the aftermath of the storm.

So have too much food, just the right amount of drink and mucho fun with the family this weekend … but if you get a chance, take just a minute or so to remember the people struggling in the wake of Isaac and visit the fine folks at the Red Cross to help out.

Happy Labor Day!