Monday, June 26, 2006
I had a BLAST (and so did our visitors)!!! From screaming on the Sunshine State's wildest roller coasters to paddling along manatees and lunching and chatting with an astronaut to swimming with a dolphin, it was an incredible week.
Enjoy some images here.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Tonight I found a cool site, "Draw My Tee." An online collaboration to create a t-shirt with designs from artists throughout the world. Very clever and ingenious way to bring creative spirits together. Wish I was still graphically inclined to contribute.
As for MySpace, well, let's just say I'm building "content" for a story.
I actually won't be meeting a man from outer space, but will be meeting an astronaut who's BEEN to space next week on a trip to Florida's Space Coast and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (I even have a spot reserved for the July 1 shuttle launch - I'm so excited!! Yup, I'm SUCH a GEEK!)
And what do I ask a person who's been to space? Do I ask:
What's it like sleeping in zero gravity?
How do you go to the bathroom?
Is there wi-fi Internet access?
I briefly met Buzz Aldrin at a book signing many moons ago (pun intended). He said his trip to space was indescribable and he'd like to gather everyone who's made the journey to compare notes. Wonder if that ever happened?
Not sure which astronaut I'll be meeting, but if you have any thoughts on any questions to ask, drop me a line!
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
For all the times I've been singled out and searched (along with the molestation of my carry-on), I'm really surprised (and thankful) I haven't shut the airport down. Fortunately, the food critic won't be charged with anything (and why would the thought of charging him with anything cross anyone's mind??!!). I understand that butt rub is kick-ass, but...Read the story from the Tallahassee Democrat, here.
President Bush was able to show up in Iraq today, without incident, and surprise the country's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. The Prez actually looks good, fit and rested. Iraq's new leader didn't know Bush was in Baghdad until two minutes prior to their meeting. Guess Iraq's security is on top of things and there's no need for us to be there any longer. But where was Cheney during this trip? Was he the gunman protecting the Prez?
Monday, June 12, 2006
"It's too early to have a hurricane," I've heard people say. Well, yes, historically, but the official start of hurricane season was June 1.
And what I done to get prepared? I have my batteries, radio, candles, water and topped off the fuel tank in my car. My cell phone and Blackberry are fully charged. My canned provisions with opener are waiting.
As I sit and write this, at 8:04 PM EST, the much needed rain is cooling the evening. So cool that I can leave the screen door open to let the breeze in. Let's hope the electricity stays on so I have a choice as to sleep with the air conditioning on or not :)
I had visitors this weekend. I like having visitors, it forces me to deep clean my apartment and play hostess. Kathy and Matt spent a couple of days with me on their way back from Colonial Williamsburg. They were the first ones to visit me after I moved to Tallahassee last summer. Has a whole year gone by?? Yes, it has.
Saturday, we headed downtown to Tallahassee's market then over to Carrabelle and Apalachicola, Florida's Forgotten Coast. The day included photo ops at the World's Smallest Police Station in Carrabelle, lunch and browsing in Apalachicola and meeting the best (and only) clay potter in Sopchoppy. Enjoy the images of the weekend here.