2021 February

Friday, January 29, 2021

[Dangerous Snowbird] Three of us were out in the water Tuesday. We were snorkeling offshore with 2 separate dive flags. Gorgeous, gorgeous day. Faint S SW wind. Besides watching out for the idiot jet skiers (who are given a 2 minute tutorial on safe operation by a young kid wet behind the ears), lo and behold a new Cobia speedboat flies by us approximately 25’ away. Ironic, the speeding vessel had a dive flag waving, operated by two young males. Daddy must have given them the keys to the boat, and probably got the dive flag from Kmart. Don’t these people know the rules of the road? Or even care about human lives? Can a decoy operation be implemented by FWC, MCSO, KWPD to catch these reckless operators? Fine them, confiscate and impound their boats and or jet skis!

[Publix Vaccine] The elderly can try to sign up for Covid vaccinations online on Wed & Fri Mornings beginning at 6 a.m. Link
I can’t wait for my shots. I haven’t been in a bar in a year.
[For Rent] 2/1 Unfurnished duplex $1700.00 F/L/S available on deep water boating canal, close to shopping center, banks, restaurant newly remodeled bathroom and kitchen call 305-304-1218.
Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones reminds me a lot of Harpo Marx.
[Trade Negations] He forwarded a letter to the captain, which had been written for him by Diogo Dias with an iron pen upon a palm leaf, as is the custom of the country (Calcutta), and which was intended for the King of Portugal. The tenor of this letter was as follows:— “Vasco da Gama, a gentleman of your household, came to my country, whereat I was pleased. My country is rich in cinnamon, cloves, ginger, pepper, and precious stones. That which I ask of you in exchange is gold, silver, corals and scarlet cloth.” ~1521 Vasco da Gama

I came across this book of missives from Beethoven in his own words. There are about 200 of them. I didn’t know of his ego or his almost fanatical dissecting of his musical compositions and of others’. You learn a lot about a person from their actual words. Link

Murmuration is what you call the starling migration.
[“Light pollution”] It’s extremely annoying when people need multiple flood lights on their property because they’re scared! Remember the new ‘Keys normal’ is transplants from cities where a lot of crime occurs. Yep, they’re rich folks who can afford the Keys – but that doesn’t make them island folk. I remember when lights at night were not-a-thing to do


[Doomed] 80,000 Americans in the next few weeks will die from Covid.

No what I hate? Envelopes that stick together. I wish creditors would use self-stick envelopes.
[“Lights at night”] Why run up your electric bill using flood lights all night? Why advance flood lights’ burning out from over use? Why destroy your (and your neighbors) night sky? Best security option for lights at night: Link
[Vaccine Appointments] All available Publix COVID-19 vaccine appointments have been claimed. There is tremendous demand for the vaccine and a limited supply, so check back on Friday, January 29 after 6:00 a.m. Vaccination appointments are scheduled online only. Appointments cannot be made by calling Publix or the Publix Pharmacy.
[Wisdom] No matter how much you tan, you’ll never get darker than your nipples.
Netflix raised its price again, the second time in 12 months. They say it’s to give us more value. Is that double talk or what? In 2019 it increased $2. Today it went up another dollar! Link
No one said you had to have a vaccine to go outside. In fact, vitamin D comes from the sun and Kung Flu hates vitamin D. We’re old – we’re on the downhill side of life – quit worrying about dying – worry about how you’re living! If you think about it, everyone is dying from LaRonaV[?] according to the liars – even when it’s a motorcycle accident.
[“Light pollution”] The real question is what are these snowbirds afraid of after dark?  Maybe the northern neighborhoods where they live are dangerous at night.  In any event they are ruining the neighborhoods and the night sky down here with their paranoia.  Check out this site to see the impact of light pollution. Link
[From a Man] A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s because the air rushing through cleans out the dust and debris sometimes.
[Friday Joke] My urologist’s office called the other day and explained that my scheduled appointment
would now be done over the phone due to the coronavirus. One hour before the scheduled
teleconference, I was instructed (via email) to administer my own urine test.
This was to avoid those lab tests and costly co-pays that your doctors tell you to get at
Quest Diagnostics, and because they’re shut down too.
Simply go outside and pee on the front lawn.
If ant’s gather: DIABETES.
If you pee on your feet: PROSTATE.
If it smells like a barbecue: CHOLESTEROL.
If your wrist hurts when you shake it: OSTEOARTHRITIS.
If you return to your house with your penis outside your pants: ALZHEIMER’S