Monday, February 08, 2010

The State Of Things to Come

Well The Colts lost the Superbowl and I didn't make it out of bed for the last ever night time shuttle launch but hey, it was at 4:14am for crying out loud.

So not a good last 12 hrs.

But on the up side, I've just had 2.5 mugs of Amaretto flavoured coffee so I'm buzzed to the hilt and ready for another sunny Monday in hot and humid mid Florida.

Except that it's not hot and humid. More cool and......well just cool. And that's NOT cool at all. Not hip. Not funny. Whatever. Oh I know one shouldn't complain when Ice Age 4 has hit Washington DC and airlines are replacing their plane's wheels with skis but once again, this is Florida where it's supposed to be warm in February. It was 38F this morning, people !!

And it's all very well having 2 heated pools but you still have to get in and out of them.

(I may be losing the sympathy vote now so I'll quit the weather talk.)

Of course things could be worse. I mean I could be living in Washington for a start. I could own a Toyota. I could be French. I could have my life savings tied to the stock market. Oh crap, I do have that last one.

Well speaking of things financial, I've always got my state pension to look forward to in about 8 years time...maybe. I won't hold my breath although I HAVE big plans for when that particular boat comes in. Oh yes.

I think a round the world cruise will be on the cards and there are a lot of countries East of Bridlington that I'd like to visit. That should all be possible on the extra £70 a week or whatever I'm due to get. No worries.

On to other state related news (smooth transition or what !), and tomorrow we're going to the Florida State Fair and that'll be a first for me. I've never been to ANY state fair so as it includes events like pig racing, the Elvis impersonator nat'l finals, doggies of the wild west (no idea), bears in a pool ( idea), a boer goat judging contest and music from luminaries such as the Pleasant Family Old Time String Band (I believe the string in question could be taut between the top of a broom handle and an empty barrel) and Runa Pacha with her musical flutes (as opposed to....??), well it should be a fun day out.

I'll let you know how we get on and I think I may need BOTH my camera cards as one could be used up just covering the pig racing. How do they get them to race the course ?

Oreo cookies at the end, of course. Seems the pigs run like Usain Bold with swine flu to get to those little goodies so I may get to see some pigs 'fly' after all. And this being America, a few human spectators will probably join in for such a reward !

Now there's a thought. Food treats at the end of every Olympic sprint race !!

I'm telling you now, if they used jaffa cakes, I'd be British and possibly European champion for the 100 and 200 metres.

Any further than that and I'd never make it.

Even for a jaffa cake.


Milo said...

I like pigs so will look forward to the photos!

Daphne said...

I'm delighted that you got to the Elvis Impersonator National Finals. I did wonder why you were packing that white suit when you left for America and now I know. I hope you'll have a lovely day. Uh-huh-huh.

rhymeswithplague said...

You really don't want to know about non-musical flutes.

Jennyta said...

Losing the sympathy vote? Yep, just a bit! ;)

Katherine said...

Is that those nose-flutes? Imagine having a cold. No, don't.

Putz said...

i am so idermittant in my comments to you, only when i come across rhymwes wit bob do i think of you and your two homes>>>>do you ever corresspond with thud, he has two homes also???????

Jay said...

I'm sure I remember answering this one ... my brain must be fuzzier than I thought! LOL!

State Fair, eh? Are you sure they're going to let a Brit in? Do take lots of pictures of the pig racing - but I thought they had more taste than to run after oreos. The only biscuit I've met in the world that I didn't like. LOL!

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