As the Lake Churns: May

Jason Kieschnick and Jaqueline Stilwell

By Marcia Davenport

Rick Clapp and Ninja

Hello again, Marcia here. It certainly has been an interesting, but never-ending amount of days cooped up without any friends or frivolity. Well, there may be an exception, but do not share it with the Covid police, as the head count mushroomed to 25+ bodies. I  think everyone was desperate for any human interaction they could find. As Easter was not an event this year, we decided to make it one.

Bob Francis, Sally Williams, and Connie and Jim Lehman, decided to gather at our Clear Lake Marina Dock to enjoy the day. Little did we know, gale force winds would blow our drinks away, chairs flew if not sat upon, and you could forget finger food because it never made it to your mouth!

Seafarers Ken and Kelly Hutchinson, braved the waves in their dinghy to join us, coming across the lake from Clear Lake Shores. Rick Clapp brought the precious Sari and her toy Pomeranian, Ninja, who weighs in at 3 lbs. She was not allowed to even stand on the dock for fear of flying. Tim Leppard, Dave and Stacy showed up by boat. Big Phil, Darrell and Robyn Weigelt and Don Moore also joined the crowd. Newest and hottest commercial broker around town, Jason Kieschnick made the day, and partied with the infamous Jacqueline Stilwell. It was one of those spontaneous great events that really lifted our spirits and hearts, but scared the pee out of us as we drove through three feet of water to get down to the pier, and waded to the dock.


I have had an excess of “Quarantinis” in the last month. My favorite mixologist and new BFF Jacqueline Stillwell, kicks ass with her Hot and Dirty version. I think she enticed a famous Landry’s bartender to share the recipe. She did a good job at both obtaining and emulating. Whew!!

Crawfish to go on the Kemah Boardwalk.

Jacque also shared a yummy piece of news that Landry’s had a Crawfish Boil on the sidewalk of the Boardwalk last Saturday night, and it was such a success there may be more in the future! Also good news, all of Tillman Fertitta’s venues are offering take-out, so go for it!


In our new normal world: An old friend of mine reported “My new girlfriend said while I’m being checked for Covid, you might as well get an STD test too.”

Bryan Bobb says, “Me and my wife, Ms. Bobb, have become such good friends during this time, I almost told her about my girlfriend”

Billy Cain and Jim Hicks had a “Memory Lapse” when purchasing a boat. What were they thinking?? It is the boats name! See you on the H20!!

And now for more fascinating thoughts to dwell upon:


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I was prone to making lists in my boredom and wanted to share some of the finest days work! Here’s the first:

My Self-Isolation Quarantine Diary

Day 1: I can do this! Got enough food and wine to last a month!

Day 2: Opening my 8th bottle of wine. I fear wine supplies may not last!

Day 3: Strawberries: some have 210 seeds, some have 235 seeds. Who knew??

Day 4: 8 p.m. – removed my day pajamas and put on my night pajamas.

Day 5: Today I tried to make hand sanitizer. It came out as jello shots!

Day 6: I get to take the garbage out. I’m so excited, I can’t decide what to wear.

Day 7: Laughing way too much at my own jokes!

Day 8: Went to a new restaurant called “The Kitchen” You have to gather all the ingredients and make your own meal. I have no clue how this place is still in business.

Day 9: I put liquor bottles in every room. Tonight, I’m getting all dressed up and going bar hopping.

Day 10: Struck up a conversation with a spider today. Seems nice. He’s a web designer.

Day 11: Isolation is hard. I swear my fridge just said, “What the hell do you want now?”

Day 12: I realized why dogs get so excited about something moving outside, going for walks or car rides. I think I just barked at a squirrel.

Day 13: If you keep a glass of wine in each hand you can’t accidentally touch your face.

Day 14: Watched the birds fight over a worm. The Cardinals lead the Blue Jays 3-1.


Until next month, keep both those props in the water, stay safe, healthy and happy.

PS: The weatherman said it is supposed to rain tomorrow, so I put an umbrella in my drink. Stay dry, Marcia.

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