Archive for May, 2008

It’s almost here…the weekend that is.

Posted in This N' That on May 30, 2008 by swizzmis

There’s a tropical depression in the gulf. Maybe it’s because I made fun that the new is talking up the beginning of hurricane season big time-like a hurricane would actually happen on day one? Whoops. If you’re still wondering-maybe not-the bears are still wandering around the Hard Rock Hotel. They are two cubs, though not very small. Mama bear is probably looking for them and the local bear wranglers can’t seem to be in the right place at the right time catch them, but people report seeing them daily. I sure hope mama comes around soon. One more day to the shuttle launch. I can’t wait to watch it. I’m looking forward to the weekend and to enjoy the pool and finish reading my book so I can start a new one. I have lots of books to read this summer and should have the time seeing TV has gone dark. <g> This week seems to have flown by. It seemed like only yesterday it was Tuesday for me. I guess this is good. I’m going to try and get to the movies again too, now that I have money again. Payday is so sweet for about five minutes. Happy weekend.


Short Post

Posted in This N' That on May 29, 2008 by swizzmis

I’m still waiting to hear about the bear that wouldn’t leave the Hard Rock Hotel btw. We are in countdown mode, only two more days until the space shuttle launch. I’ll be able to see it from the house so I’ll try to get a picture or two to post. Yesterday was uneventful, just worked. Didn’t get a chance to do anything fun or exciting. It’s all good though, I got a lot of work stuff done. Other than that, not too much to report. Oh this week’s HHT is for Michelle since it’s her birthday week!

News News News

Posted in This N' That on May 28, 2008 by swizzmis

The news here in Florida is sometimes downright comical. Don’t get me wrong—they have their share of car crashes, robberies, corruption in school districts, but this morning’s headlines consist of, getting ready for hurricane season which starts in a couple of days—like a hurricane is going to hit on June 1st , and two black bears that have taken up temporary residence at the Hard Rock Café hotel near Disneyworld. It seems one bear has already checked out and the other might be staying for awhile. Yesterday’s big news– GatorLand has been completely restored, after a fire destroyed much of the old central Florida attraction about a year ago. The 1949 attraction featured a 15ft tall alligator mouth entrance to the 110 acre wildlife refuge that sits at the beginning of the Everglades.
Oh breaking news- bear watch from traffic news chopper 35. The bear has officially checked in to the Hard Rock using is American Express gold card.

Back To The Grind I Go

Posted in This N' That on May 27, 2008 by swizzmis

I had a great Memorial Day. We all went to Gator Joes for lunch which was the perfect place to munch on fish and chips, coleslaw, and people watch over the holiday. The restaurant sits on the banks of Lake Weir. It looks like a crab shack and the outside deck goes way out and over the water. People from all over the area come to eat, drink, listen to the local band, and relax on the sandy shore. Most people arrive by boat or Sea Doo. Yup, they just sail up then dock and come in for brewsky’s and fish and chips. There have been times when some have arrived via sea plane– landing right in front of the restaurant. And true to Memorial Day fashion the place was packed with tanned and sunburned teenagers celebrating the beginning of summer. After that we headed off to Bealles a retail shop much like Kohls but with much better stuff. I was looking for some decorations for my bathroom but didn’t find anything that I couldn’t live without. I also read, took a nap, then headed off to the theater and saw What Happens in Vegas. That was a cute movie and very funny. It had a lot of flaws-maybe I noticed because I’m a writer, but I forgave those and just enjoyed the show because Ashton and Cameron were so cute together. I gave it thumbs up so if you like romantic comedies go see it.

So what did you do this weekend? Please share.

Memorial Day

Posted in This N' That on May 26, 2008 by swizzmis

I wrote two more pages on Saturday and another two on Sunday. I also went out to eat with the folks and braved Wal-mart afterwards. Never go to that place during a holiday weekend-it’s insane. I bought a new shower head to replace the one that just spits out a measly amount of water. Sorry I refuse to go green when taking a shower. I like a nice full flow. Now I have Niagara Falls. Sunday I floated around in the pool most of the day reading and relaxing. I have this u-shaped floatie that’s perfect to sit in and read while floating around in the pool. Ah it’s the life. Of course my small complaints and blogging ramblings wouldn’t be possible if it were not the brave men and women of the armed forces who protect and serve this country around the clock. I’m very grateful to them and the sacrifices they make every day to keep us safe.

Happy Memorial Day

Sunday Joke

Posted in This N' That on May 25, 2008 by swizzmis

LOL good friend DL sent this to me. 🙂


My Dear Wife,

You will surely understand that I have certain needs that you with your
54-year-old body can no longer supply. However, I am very happy with you
and I value you as a good wife. Therefore, after reading this letter, I
hope that you will not wrongly interpret the fact I will be spending the
evening with my 18-year-old secretary at the Comfort Inn Hotel.

Please don’t be perturbed, I shall be back home before midnight.

* * * * * * * * * *

When the man came home, he found the following letter on the dining room

My Dear Husband,

I received your letter and thank you for your honesty. I would like to
take this opportunity to remind you that you are also 54 years old. At the same time, I would like to inform you that while you are reading this, I will be at the Ritz Carleton with Michael, my tennis coach, who, like your secretary, also is 18.


As a successful businessman and with your excellent knowledge of math, you will understand that we are in the same situation, although with one small difference: 18 goes into 54 a lot more times than 54 goes into 18. Therefore, I will not be back until lunchtime tomorrow.


Posted in This N' That on May 24, 2008 by swizzmis

At the command of DL here is HHT on Sat. <g> LOL

Oh and I’m still away. I won’t be on the road for another 2 weeks. <g>