Friday, July 01, 2005
Who ever named Florida the “Sunshine State” was full of shit. They should be sued for false advertisement. Since the end of May it has rained nearly everyday. It is pretty much like clockwork. Around 4pm and until about 7pm there are showers in Orlando everyday. It has something to do with the heat and the cool air from the east coast clashing and the area they hold their battles is Orlando.
They could have called it the “Critter State”. There are critters everywhere. Lizards, frogs, skinny squirrels, and bugs. Normally I would not call bugs critters, but the size of the Palmetto bugs make them critters. I posted a picture of one that was in the pool that was (no exaggeration) 4 inches long by 2 inches wide. The picture does not do the size of this thing justice. I tried to put my foot next to it so there would be a comparison shot but the thing swam away. I got a little freaked out and ran.
My job allows me to drive around the state. I was in the Southern East Coast area the other day (Palm County, Boca Raton, West Palm) and there are many signs for Okeechobee. I think Okeechobee is a Native American Seminole word that means either “Construction On Highway” or “Sitting in Traffic”.
Speaking of the Seminoles, did you know that they have opened a few casinos in the state? Named after of course their legendary leader the great Chief Hard Rock Café. There is one in Tampa and another in Hollywood FL.
Air conditioning is sometimes more important than food, water or personal safety. While I was driving back home from Southern Florida I realized that the fan to the blower for my AC was not working right. I of course was driving through a storm when this happened. I couldn’t put the window down because of the rain, although my car leaks which is another story. I was sweating something serious. I played with the controls. Hoping that if I clicked the knob fast enough between level 1 and 4 it would miraculously kick back on. No luck. I tried to switch between the seat vents the floor vents and the defroster vents. Nothing. Of course I am doing this while driving. In a storm. Going 60mph. Finally in frustration, I hit the dashboard with the outer edge of my fist and Ala Arthur Fonzerelli, it came back on. I will be trying this on Jukeboxes in the future.
Posted byWilliam Meakim aka WILLIAM at 7/01/2005 10:00:00 AM