Posts Tagged: florida

Here come the bad grapefruit

Honestly, I don’t know what took so long. I’ve been waiting for months now for the shoe to drop. Each new visit to the fresh market fills me with trepidation. Finally, the last visit’s haul seems to confirm my fears. Here come the bad grapefruit. I only mention this as a reminder. You already know,… Read more »

From Hell’s heart I stab at thee…

Hey, give a guy a little dramatic license, it’s better than “Nyahh, nyahh!” I watch my neighbors with equal parts amusement and jealousy as they put up everything from plywood sheets to metal storm shutters. Harsh times are nearly howling at our doorsteps. My own home is protected by nothing more than standard construction materials… Read more »

Write around the corner

I went out to eat lunch on the beach yesterday. It was cloudy and the 15-20 mph wind brought white-capped waves to pound the sand. The wind made it impractical to eat, but I stayed out there for a while in short sleeves and shorts. Despite the occasional chill from the wind, I managed the… Read more »

Trees are cool

At last!  It finally got up near 70 so I could come out of hibernation and get back to walking (don’t hate me because I’m warm-blooded)! The area I walk around my development is well-landscaped, but in no way a forest.  Even so, the variety of trees along the way is exceptional. There are many… Read more »

Memories of going nowhere

Today’s post, as is often the case, is brought to you courtesy of my daily walk.  (Correction: no longer daily, now that tennis has returned for three days a week.) Heading out today I faced a stiff headwind that attempted to impede me from my forward progress.  This prompted a memory to bubble up from… Read more »

Writing myself out of a corner

After weeks of continual rain (morning, noon and night), today was supposed to be a sunny morning (with rain later, ‘natch).  Eh, not so much, though the sun did poke through around mid-morning. But, so what!  Even had it been sunny, I had already made my decision to plop myself down on the patio and… Read more »

Feel the burn

As everyone must know by now, I do almost all of my writing on the beach.  I’ve talked about if before, but it can be distilled down to I find it inspirational and it allows me to work out of my winter hibernation color-loss. Normally, I’m able to jump out as soon as the weather… Read more »

Squirrels!

I had to laugh when I watched “Up!” on cable last year.  The Dog character’s freezing in mid-sentence every time he sensed a squirrel nearby was almost identical to my behavior around my home, down to the shouting of “Squirrel!” out loud at the little furry creatures. I’ve become more familiar with my squirrels since… Read more »

Jeffrey’s Laws

We’ve all heard of Murphy’s Law (which swiftly expanded to Murphy’s Laws).  With my birthday BBQ only a week away, I thought it appropriate to share with you some of my own “laws” I’ve learned in my two big BBQ’s I throw each year (my birthday and Halloween).  Read on… (Note for newbies, I live… Read more »

If we’re hit by a hurricane, it will be my fault…

I had to do it.  I tried to wait.  I did.  But I had to do it. The gate was literally hanging on one hinge (the top one, thankfully), so I broke down and called a handyman that my friend recommended to come and fix it (along with sundry other handyman-type jobs). Of course, the… Read more »