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25 posted 06-05-2004 10:55 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Ron, sorry but birds DO have WMD. It's called poop! I've been 'bombed' by a pigeon..nothing more destructive (or yucky) than getting a splat of poop on your shoulder..unless it's on your HEAD! Grrr..

I saw some interesting birds here too! There were about 6 of them in a driveway as I was making a U-turn (still learning which way is North). They were buzzards! They had some kind of animal road-kill picnic going on. So? Another reason NOT to lay out to get some sun. Some old buzzard may mistake me for road-kill! (Of course if the old buzzard drives a van and wants to take me OUT for dinner instead of HAVE me for dinner, that's different! LOL)

Ron, you know those birds are going to have more birds and they'll ALL want to nest in your garage. Might as well give in and set up an aviary. Charge admission and make some money off the little darlings.

Or you could put up a directional sign:

Capistrano - THAT way!
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Ok..I was told those black birds were buzzards..turns out they're vultures!
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27 posted 06-07-2004 08:45 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

That really does it now!   Florida is NOT on my places to visit list, regardless of Disneyland and oranges, no way, no how!
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Sharon I guess that means the men in white polyester pants are all mine? or

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29 posted 06-11-2004 02:49 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Absolutely, you lucky girl!
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Signs -


There are a lot of signs here that we didn't have in Phoenix.

For instance:

"Traffic Calming Area Ahead" - HUH? Calm the traffic? Is that like parting the Red Sea? Actually it's nothing more than a little jig to the left in the street..with posts in the middle of the road! I almost hit the little things...that sure didn't CALM ME!

Then there are the Round-about signs...they signal that there is a traffic circle ahead..If you've ever been to England you'll know what these things are...and they have them in New England too...they're probably everywhere and I just never encountered one...

Anyway...there is no traffic light..the four corners of traffic face a circle and you get in one lane and have to 'shoot' out onto the right street. There's one that is called 'Confusion Circle'...I tell you I get in there and get so nervous that I'm going around and around, too scared to get out! I'm afraid I'll run out of gas and get stuck there...I've had to go around the block a couple of times to finally get on the right street. I've mastered the one coming into this suburb...but the others freak me out!

Another sign: 'Beware of Alligator'...they have to post these at every body of water no matter how small (but really, should my daughter have one near the toilet???). Anyway, I went to City Hall today and they have this pond out front with a fountain. And sure enough, there was the 'Beware of Alligator' sign. Now this is ONE time when I think it's appropriate. In fact I think every government (local, county, state and federal) should have a pond with an alligator in it. Then if the politican is doing a bad job..just run him out to the pond and let Justice Gator take over!!!

Some signs are logical...the hospital is on (you guessed it) "Hospital Ave."

The high school is on (ta da!) "High School Ave".

I kid you NOT....they sure weren't very creative when they mapped out this town..

Then finally, today I saw the sign that said "Slow Speed Bumps"....well DUH! How fast can they BE????
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Oh I am sure there will soon be Devine Way in your honor.  Get Nan to tell you sometime the other time I was quiet.  Yup a round about thingeemajig, can't remember where exactly.  It scared the bejillies out of me, first time I ever saw one, so was actually speechless, and as you know, that does not happen often.

Keep those cards and letters coming - and now that I know they have "Watch For Alligator" signs that sure calmed my nerves about visiting you down there, NOT!

Seesh I got out of here and couldn't find my way back in to this thread, LOL - my ten minutes better not be up? I hate having a time limit to show how stupid I can be.  

Anywhoooo, here is a sample of a "calming section" for those that don't know what they are, (we have them here now too in some areas) so dumb too, we drive over them or short-cut them.  Think of a round-about as one of these that goes in a circle with "millions" of cars coming at it at the same time, trying to get on and off it -
     Scary, you bet it is!
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I bought a placque today..for my bathroom..if I ever get a job and buy a place to live..

it's an outhouse and it says:

Essential to any homestead, this charming 'Privy' is centrally located with easy access to the main quarters.

LOL


I also bought 3 HUGE pencils...about 2 inches in diameter and a foot long....to hang on my office wall...if I ever get an office wall that is..
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Try this:


http://216.234.165.87/stuart_downtown.htm


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Wow...it's been a month since the last post here so I guess I should update it.

There was a tiger on the loose in Loxahatchee...south of where I live. It belonged to an ex-Tarzan star..never heard of him as Johnny Weismuller was and always will be THE Tarzan I love.

Well...it got loose and the Fish and Game dept. freaked out. The day after it walked away from it's home, 2 deputies with the F/G dept saw it and though they had tranquilizer guns, they said it lunged at them and so they shot it dead. The tiger's name was Bobo...now come on...can anything with such a cute name be threatening?

In a side note, I am now gainfully (as much as Florida's low wages can allow) employeed. Yea! And with a VERY secure employer. I work in a building with 90 people...and only 10 of us are women. I'm LOVING it...my boss is so darn good looking I could lick his shoelaces!!!! Sigh....

Ok...Now it's time for me to find a place of my own. And get my own computer connection..and be able to really settle here.

I was thinking of buying a huge 5 bedroom house...asking for donations for a MAJOR down payment and then those that kick in will be able to come and stay here anytime they want as they 'bought' a time-shared room in a great house!!! And I'd do all the cooking and stuff...(and point out all the wildlife and wild life..LOL). Oh well..maybe not so good an idea...

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No kidding!  You don't cook!     Some bed and breakfast that would be.
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quote:

PORT ORANGE, Florida (AP) -- A man hit his girlfriend with a 3-foot alligator and threw beer bottles at her during an argument in the couple's mobile home, authorities said.

David Havenner, 41, was ordered held without bond Saturday on misdemeanor charges of battery and possession of an alligator.

The alligator, which Havenner had been keeping in his bathtub, was turned over to Florida wildlife officials.

Nancy Monico, 39, told investigators that Havenner beat her with his fists, then grabbed the alligator and swung it at her as she tried to escape, sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson said. She said the animal hit her at least once. She also told authorities that Havenner threw empty beer bottles at her, Davidson said.

Havenner's version of the story differed. He told investigators that Monico bit his hand because she was upset that they had run out of alcohol.




Now an alligator is a weapon? What next? Pummeled by a pup? Cracked by a cat? Decked by a duck?

Sigh...

Well, we've had some rain here so the many small bodies of water are filling up - guess that means the gators will be happy.

I went to the restaurant where they found that 4 foot alligator and the waitress said the few days after the article, they were swamped (no pun intended) with people asking questions. I guess that could be termed a marketing bonanza. Maybe more businesses should use this idea. Catch a gator and let him loose in the office. News coverage will be great and customers will flock in to see the place where the gator got caught. Hmm...wonder if it would work for getting a date? Maybe I could find a gator in my car, get the story on the news and find a date amongst all the people who contact me. Sigh...nah...no time for a relationship right now. Too busy trying to come up with marketing ideas....hmmm..
 
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