RUSH: This is going to be a long week. I normally don’t air a whole lot of dirty laundry from the family, but the first eleven of them showed up last night about 6 p.m., and, of course, I had dinner all prepared and ready. We were going to eat at a reasonable hour, and in the middle of hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages, my brother comes in and says, ‘We can’t find Caitlyn,’ my eight-year-old little niece. So he’s looking out in the backyard, he’s looking near the swimming pool area, and I said, ‘Okay, well, we’ll wait, we’ll wait until you find out what happened,’ and a couple people went to help look for her. I figure she had to be somewhere, the little game arcade that I set up for them or whatever. So it got to be 9 p.m., and I said, ‘You know what, let’s go in there and eat.’ So I take the people in the library with me, go in the dining room, and I look in the kitchen and there’s David and the kids and Caitlyn and Lisa and so forth. ‘Where have you been?’ ‘Well, you were waiting so long to eat we were going to punt.’ And I said, ‘Well, we’ve been waiting for you to tell us whether you found Caitlyn or not. We didn’t want to start without you.’
So anyway, we didn’t start eating ’til 9:30 p.m. We had Allen Brothers last night. We’re going to have Allen Brothers every day this week. So we finished eating at midnight, and I mean, for the civilized northeasterners, dinner doesn’t start ’til 9 p.m., but I don’t eat that late, normally. Well, it wasn’t so much the courses as we had a bunch of appetizers to start in the library. We had some little caviar on toast points in there, and then some pigs in a blanket and some wine; friends of the family of mine are big wine aficionados. We had Caesar salad, we had — (interruption) well, you know, H.R. said, ‘What kind of wine goes with pigs in a blanket?’ You people think you can trip me up with these questions. I served an Italian Cabernet last night called Sassicaia. You talk to anybody who knows wine, their tongue is on the floor right now. I had a double magnum of it.
You gotta understand, H.R., little smart aleck up there, the fat content. These are Allen Brothers hot dogs that are used for the pigs in a blanket. They’re bite size, and you have to understand that the fat in a hot dog is the same as the fat in the piece of beef. It brings out the flavor of the Cabernet. (interruption) Well, screw the tannins. Let’s not get technical here. Remember, Rio Lindans listen to this program and I don’t want to start explaining tannins. They were very slight yesterday anyway. So anyway, not much sleep last night on a full stomach, and then the cat, you know, head-butting me at 4:30 in the morning. It was just the first day. (laughing) They’re all going to be here through Sunday. The other 55 of them or whatever arrive on Wednesday. I’m not complaining. I’m looking forward to it. I’m just saying last night was late, and you don’t like to go to bed on a full stomach, you just don’t like to do that, do you? Nobody does.
RUSH: A question. Does my voice sound tired today? Does my voice sound tired today? My North Carolina mistress is monkeying with my mind, saying I sound so worn out; my voice sounds so tired. That’s irrelevant. That happens all the time. Does my voice sound tired? You gotta be honest. Don’t sit in there… All right. I didn’t think so. In fact, I was just remarking, I’m amazed I have the energy and the connectivity that I am splaying today, based on the lateness of the night.