Aug 282016
 
A Brief Interlude...

It’s the last week of summer, such as it is in these crappy mountains, and with the holiday weekend coming up, I’m taking a short sabbatical from writing.  I apologize for the lack of decent posts over the past few months but it’s not exactly inspirational for the writing spirit around here.  I’ll probably post […]

Aug 232016
 

You’ve read the book.  But did you ever wonder what the Captain looks like?  Well, here is his standard wardrobe in all it’s glory: Wait!  What do you mean, you haven’t read the book????  What the hell is the matter with you?  It has everything you could want in a single download…drama, comedy, romance, intrigue, […]

Aug 232016
 

Summer ended over the weekend here in the southern Arctic known as central Pennsylvania.  For the past few weeks it has been nice and warm, temps up near 90, with lows at night in the 70’s, and all everyone did around here is bitch about the heat.  Except me of course.  But on the past Sunday, […]

Aug 202016
 

It’s been nearly 7 years now since I paid off my last debt.  It was the infamous credit card which I had maintained for over 30 years.  I borrowed heavily with it, and in the final months, I had maxed it out to finance my paddle board business.  It was then I received a thank […]

Aug 142016
 
Hurricane Charley...

It was about this time 12 years ago when Hurricane Charley paid a visit to Florida.  It came up through the Caribbean, passing just west of the Florida Keys, and then came across the middle of Florida, right where I was living northeast of Orlando.  I remember this storm well for a variety of reasons. […]

Aug 102016
 

I’m not very good at communicating verbally.  I tend to speak quickly, not think before I speak (unlike the extensive thought I put in before typing these sure to be award winning posts), and I have a tendency not to give a Norwegian rodents posterior if what I say offends somebody.  Hint:  It usually does. […]

Aug 052016
 

You really don’t think I was going to ream a new asshole for the landlords in the Keys and let the other half off the hook now did you?  Nope.  This is an equal opportunity ass reaming and for all you renters and prospective renters, time to bend over and spread your cheeks.  Not those […]

Aug 042016
 

Affordable housing does not exist in Key West.  At least not by the standards of the rest of the country.  The combination of low wages, high demand, and the desirability to live on this little 2 x 4 rock at the end of the world has created a shortage of livable places to house the […]

Aug 032016
 
The Doctor Will See You....NOW!...

Quick!  How many of you out there in Fritter land have one of these things?… Yeah, I thought so.  This is a standard accoutrement at every dinner table around here.  For those who are unfamiliar with this device, it’s a simple pill reminder box.  Labeled with the days of the week, each compartment contains the […]

Jul 302016
 

It’s still relatively warm up here and even the rain has been sporadic, leading many to claim this area is in a drought situation.  Not seeing it but it gives the weather bunnies something to talk about.  It’s only the end of July now but if one were to take a stroll through some of […]

Jul 242016
 

You unfortunate people on the mainland may have heard something now and then about how laid back and relaxing living on an island can be.  Not just Key West but any island.  I can speak from experience when I say it’s all pretty much true.  When you settle in on an island, life takes on […]

Jul 222016
 

Everyone is losing their shit over a little heat wave around here and apparently over the rest of the any part of the country not desert nor tropical island.  I mean, what the hell is going on?  A heat wave in late July?  Surely it is the end times.  People are in an absolute panic […]

Corn!…

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Jul 182016
 
Corn!...

This was always the prime indicator it was summer up here in these Darwin forsaken mountains.  The first corn harvest.  We always go to this particular farmers market as they seem to have the more better corn than anyone else.  As soon as they open there is a crowd waiting in line.  They bag it by […]

Jul 162016
 

No, it’s not an euphemism for being sexually abused in Pa.  FOAP is an neat little app which allows all us budding photographers to maybe make a buck or two. A quick tip of the Tilly to Rich in Joisey for sending me the link to this sure to be a money making enterprise. The […]

Jul 142016
 
How Do You Like Them Apples?...

It ain’t all bad here.  If you stay away from the restaurants there is some good food around.  Some of it is just now ready for harvest like these: These are Lodi apples.  Very similar if not the same as the store bought Granny Smith.  A bit softer but with the same flavor.  They are […]

Jul 132016
 

I’m not a big fan of eating at restaurants.  For the most part, I find restaurants to be over priced, uncomfortable, and the food less than appealing.  Don’t get me wrong, there are some I do enjoy going to now and then.  But they are local spots with a certain flavor to them.  Places where […]

Jul 082016
 

When I heard about it I predicted it.  And it looks like it will be happening. The it I am referring to is the new condo project at Sunset Marina.  Back in the far corner of said marina in the older parking lot, the developers decided to build some more condos.  About 60 or so. […]

Jul 072016
 
All Seasons, All Holidays...

Take a look… What you are looking at is not the back storage of the local wallymart.  This is the garage which belongs to the apartment where I am currently staying.  Most of what you see here, including more shelves back against the wall, is decorations.  Decorations for all year round.  From New Years till […]

Jul 042016
 
Blasphemy!...

Look at this monstrosity. I’ve been told it is a, “pie”.  But I don’t see any evidence of Key Lime.  Do you see any Key Lime?  I don’t.  It’s because there ain’t any.  Key Lime pie is yellow, not red.  And what’s with the criss cross design on the top?  Is it crust?  On top […]