2021 January

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

[Turtles] Friday afternoon I was snorkeling in the Atlantic Straits. W SW winds at about 4 to 6 mph. 14 to 16 foot depth. I saw not 1, not 2, but 3 sea turtles! Momma was about 4’ and two young ones about 1 1/2’. They were gently gliding through the sea, using their front fins to propel, and their rear ones as rudders to direct them. Beautiful. Had to pinch myself and thank the higher powers for giving me 61 years. I’m glad I don’t waste my time on television. It’s rare, but we do not own a television.

[Where’s The Vaccine] Has anybody heard when Covid vaccines will be available and where and who to contact? I’ve been all over the internet, but unable to get any answers. I’m in the old people category and would like to get my shot so I can start leaving the house again. Help, please.

[“Light pollution”] These paranoid snowbirds keep their windows and doors covered so no one can see them. When they have their flood lights on only their neighbors see the light, they don’t.


[Deadly Toilet] I’m thinking, if there hadn’t been an incident there wouldn’t be a sign.

[Pan DAMN it] My 5 year old keeps telling people, “We’re in a panDAMNit”. And now I’m convinced we’re the ones saying it wrong!


I’ve been reading Key West Lou for a long time and am starting to wonder if that guy has all his marbles in his basket. He has got to be so full of hate it scares me. Communist? Maybe? Radical left winger definitely. Link

A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s because she changes it more often.  ~Olive Herford
There is a listing of earthquakes in the past 24 hours at Link. The magnitude and depth is given in a pop-up for any site left clicked on the map. Fault lines are shown. You may see quakes that are not near fault lines. When you click on these, they are often relatively shallow. Some of these have been reportedly “bad guy” D.U.M.B. (Deep Underground Military Bunker) locations that have been destroyed. Whether you believe that or not, the map is still interesting to explore.
[“Light pollution”] I agree that it’s extremely annoying when idiots need multiple flood lights on their property. Every winter Snowbirds from Texas rented neighbor’s house across canal and replaced yellow lights with super bright floods on side of house and multiple floods shining on their boat in canal. We could not sit in our screened porch at night due to being blinded. They were so obnoxious and had to make cell phone calls from the deck so were always yelling into phone. They got nailed by landlord when were caught renting out rooms during Fantasy Fest, violating the lease agreement so were rid of them. We used colored lights (green or blue) to light up the stairs so as not to disturb anyone. Unfortunately most people are self-centered A-holes these days.


[Caffeine Psychology] ] A new study found that people who take their coffee black are more likely to exhibit psychopathic traits. And people who order a quad shot, non-fat, vanilla soy, extra foam, light whip with caramel drizzle are more likely to be their victims.

Turkey bacon is the rice cake of meat.


[Boat in Dumpster] Well, that’s something you don’t see every day.

[Bums] Looking at the mug shots on the sheriff’s website this morning I found it amusing that a guy in Key West who listed his address as “Homeless” gave his occupation as “Life Skills Coach”.


If I had a holographic Christmas tree I could put it up in like two minutes!

[Paperless] What would the world be like if we got rid of all paper products? I mean everything made from paper! I think people would grow up fast.
[Amazon Vaccine] If we go into another lockdown, just train all Amazon delivery drivers how to give the vaccine. The entire population will be immunized by Saturday. Wednesday if you have Prime.


Toilet Seat Cut off the bayside of Plantation Key has about 250 old toilet seats marking it. Link

[Rude] I do not have a light in my yard to see if I am sleeping. I have a light to help keep thieves, prowlers and peepers off my property. If that contributes to bird accidents, why don’t you put little lights on your birds.
If I see one more electric bike riding the sidewalks of key west I’m gonna scream.
[COVID-19 Rental Assistance] During the January 5 City of Key West Commission meeting, a stop-gap proposal was made by local health, nonprofit, faith-based and business representatives to assist the Key West community during the next few critical months of the pandemic.  The Commission recognized if ever there were a moment to step in and fill the gap, that time is now, and the Mayor and Key West City Commission unanimously approved up to $500,000 to assist local residents. The goal is to keep community members healthy and safe, stabilize households and retain residents here in Key West. UWCK will work alongside 9 other local non-profits to connect the City’s support to our residents. To be eligible, residents must have documented significant financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 and be a City of Key West resident or a Stock Island resident who works in Key West.

I’ve noticed that cardinals fly in an erratic pattern, up and down, never flying horizontal. I assume it is a defensive trait making it harder for predators to scoop them up.

[What’s Normal] A few weeks ago someone posted an educational comment on what we are seeing in our commercials, and the direction society is going. There is one commercial that I didn’t really understand until the other day when the new President signed the order that we are all equal. I have no problem with that, but the fact that boys can now play on girls’ teams goes too far for me. The commercial is for Uber Eats. It is Jonathan from Queer Eye and the little girl doing gymnastics. Is this what our future looks like!­­ Is this supposed to be the norm?


World’s worst superhero.

I tried to remarry my ex-wife, but she figured out I was only after my money.