I've managed to resist them all, but since I learned from this one that my friend Patty and I have three places in common, I was compelled to respond: Now, here's what you're supposed to do...hit forward, delete my answers and type in your answers. Then send this to a whole bunch of people you know INCLUDING The person who sent it to you. The theory is that you will learn a little known facts about the person who know you. Remember send it back to theperson who sent it to you.
Four Things you may not know about me...
A) Four Jobs I have had in my life:
Piano/organ salesman at the mall (Yes, I was one of those nerds at the mall.) Phosphate mine laborer (Very cool job; unique experience being at the bottom of the food chain/ladder/totem pole.) Contractor Real Estate investor Life insurance agent
B) Four movies that I would watch over and over: Monty Python & the Holy Grail (Bring out your dead!) Groundhog Day Predator (but Predator II was one of the worst of all time) They Were Expendable (John Wayne) My Cousin Vinny
C Places I have lived: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Virginia, outside of DC Long Island, Centerport, NY Gainesville, FL Houston, TX (yuck!) Tampa Bay, Crystal Beach, FL aka PARADISE!
>D)Four favorite shows American Idol So You Think You Can Dance Everybody Loves Raymond Sunday Night Football
>E) Four Cars owned, starting with your first: Ford F-150 Corvette convertible 1970 Oldsmobile 442 convertible Nissan Titan
>F) Four of my favorites Foods Lobster Dee Dee’s greens Ceviche from fish we’ve caught ourselves that day Breakfast a la Daddy (that's me)
>G) Four places I would rather be right now: Not to make anyone sick, but I’m in paradise right now. There’s no place I’d rather be.
>H) Four friends I think will respond Not a single one. I mean, admit it: it's kinda gay.
>I) Four places you would return to on Vacation
Leadville, Colorado and surrounding area Washington in August Little Cayman Cross country road trip with the family, provided I can sound-proof the driver’s cab from time to time.
so, I've been sticking to my pledge to not blog, sorta. What I've been doing is putting non-time-sensative stuff in the blog on a post-dated basis so it wouldn't appear until my self-imposed exile is over.
Which is really dumb, when you think about it.
So let's just say, blogging will be very, very light and irregular until Labor Day, OK?
These are REAL 911 Calls!
Dispatcher:9-1-1 What is your emergency? Caller:I heard what sounded like gunshots coming from the brown house on the corner. Dispatcher:Do you have an address? Caller:No, I have on a blouse and slacks, why?
Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What is your emergency? Caller: Someone broke into my house and took a bite out of my ham and cheese sandwich. Dispatcher: Excuse me? Caller: I made a ham and cheese sandwich and left it on the kitchen table and when I came back from the bathroom, someone had taken a bite out of it. Dispatcher: Was anything else taken? Caller: No, but this has happened to me before and I'm sick and tired of it!
Dispatcher:9-1-1 What is the nature of your emergency? Caller: I'm trying to reach nine eleven but my phone doesn't have an eleven on it. Dispatcher: This is nine eleven. Caller: I thought you just said it was nine-one-one Dispatcher: Yes, ma'am nine-one-one and nine-eleven are the same thing. Caller: Honey, I may be old, but I'm not stupid.
Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What's the nature of your emergency? Caller: My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart Dispatcher: Is this her first child? Caller: No, you idiot! This is her husband! And the winner is..........
Dispatcher:9-1-1 Caller: Yeah, I'm having trouble breathing. I'm all out of breath. Darn....I think I'm going to pass out. Dispatcher: Sir, where are you calling from? Caller: I'm at a pay phone. North and Foster. Dispatcher: ! Sir, an ambulance is on the way. Are you an asthmatic? Caller: No Dispatcher: What were you doing before you started having trouble breathing? Caller: Running from the Police.
I'm so busy starting a new career I just don't have time or energy to blog. It's been obvious for weeks. This state of affairs will not be permanent, however. By the end of the month, I should have things rolling like a well oiled machine, or at least well enough to spare an hour in the morning for the blog.
So, until Labor Day, carry on without me. See you September 4th!
I'll leave you with a few predictions, which we can review in September.
Israel is going to kick Hezbollah's ass, and July's hand wringing will be a distant memory by Labor Day.
It will take more than a little gastro-intesti-whatever to take down Cuba's monster. Sorry, my southern neighbors, but your nightmare is not over yet.
Somebody will tell the Iraqi prime minister how important it is to shave before appearing in front of the American media. That somebody will be executed.
Iraq will grind on. The ten year job will take at least 3,650 days to effect.
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays will be in last place, again, but will claim major progress, as usual.
Nothing will have been done about Iranian nukes. Sell your New York and Tel Aviv property now before it becomes so much radioactive ash.
Hummingbird Finally, my first hummingbirds. Saw them on a fire bush in Crystal Beach, FL. My rental's neighbor's yard is all xeriscaped, which is ugly to me but just fine with the little hummers. At first, I thought they were the biggest hornets I'd ever seen.
Flamingo! One of these dudes flew right over my house. I couldn't believe it. And please don't tell me it was a roseated spoonbill because it was a frickin' flamingo, dude! Huge and pink and right there above me. I was like so freaking out, you know?
Falcon! Don't see these guys too often. Wish we did. Bet the morning doves don't.
Black Skimmer These beauties are getting scarce, but one flew by yesterday at low tide on the hunt for minnows.
Dead sea turtle cool, but smelly
Reddish Egret These have been hanging out around the pool quite a bit lately. Must be a new group of adolesent birds -- the youngsters like to hunt where the water is clear, and it takes them a day to figure out there are not now and never will be fish in the swimming pool no matter how clear the water.
Brown Pelican I saw a flock of about 200 of these at Disappearing Island yesterday, just south of Anclote Island on the west coast of FL. Good to see such a large flock.
Wood Pecker They've developed a sudden interest in the orange tree, which just went into bloom.