Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cuban Coffee with Cricket and Seava...

Started the day off right with two of my most favorite people in the world. Cricket and Seava Peava!

Walked down to Sandy's to get a couple egg and cheese sandwiches accompanied by THE greatest coffee, ever.

Chatted, played and watched the rain drip slowly off the hurricane shutters.

...Followed by Michael Jackson Tribute Party

A little after work MJ memorial. HEE hee!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Working the Pole

This morning while catching up with the Captain, he mentioned he rocked out at a wedding last night."Funny you went to a wedding and last night I worked a bachelor party." I said

"Like on a pole?" he asked.
"No! At the restaurant." I responded with a funny look.

When I thought of it, it was quite a dance but sans pole. Last night I waited on 14 guys. When they sat, one of them said, "I don't know if you know this but this is a bachelor party."

"Yeah, I kinda guessed. It was either bachelor party or Pridefest." I responded with a smile. They gave me a blank stare then started laughing.

And we're off!

Each section of the table was different as I went down the line talking to all the men. Ranging from the uber polite bachelor to the token drunken dude who asked me in a funny hoity-toity voice what the soup du jour was.

Leaning over right next to him; gave him a smile and said. "It's the soup of the day. Yeah, I liked that movie too."

One of the guys had a red mark all down the left side of his face. He told me that today he "dove too aggressively in the pool" after a few drinks. Apparently his wife told him 15 times before he left to not drink and swim.

"Do you think she'll notice" he asked, wide-eyed like a little boy.
"Yes." I bluntly said.

His eyes opened wider and his friends laughed and pointed at him. As the night progressed, each time I came upon him he asked me if it looked better and if what he ordered had a self-healing property to it. "Why do you think I recommended it for you?" I said.

He asked me what he should do - I suggested some neosporin and told him to tell his wife "Baby, you were right." After running 12 credit cards, I got high-fived and hugged on the way out. Who doesn't love a group of cute, nice guys that like good food and wine?

Today, it was gorgeous out there on the snorkel boat. Rained a bit but turned the water into glass right after.

A group of Japanese guys came aboard the second trip and were having fun taking pictures. One asked if he could get a picture with me and I obliged. After that another one asked and so on and so on. This happened in the beginning and continued again when I was leaning over the side looking out at the water.

I have to admit, it was nice to get a little bow from each guy after we took a pic. One of the guys asked me to hug him in one of them and I just laughed as we did. Finally, I pulled out my camera and asked them if I could get a picture of all them with me. They nodded and gathered round real quick. CLICK.

We had to take 5 rounds of pictures for them as well. Even when I was getting ready to tie up the boat I was stopping each step to take a picture with each one.

Next week the captain is out of town but when he returns, it's gonna be rap music Sunday. Fo shizzle!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday on Duval

Just another lazy Friday afternoon on Duval Street. Rode right into Pridefest 2009 on my way to the beach.

To complete this picture, please play Kylie Minogue's "the Loco-Motion" at full blast.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fun Fact

Did you know that in the state of Florida it is against the law to deny a pregnant woman a drink? Nope? Yeah, me too. Something I learned in the responsible vendors mandatory meeting this week.

Best part of that meeting?

When Bobby the bartender pretended to be a pregnant woman ordering a drink; stuck it on top of his imaginary belly and sipped it through a straw.

God Bless Florida - The Git-R-Done state.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ode to My Baby

Ode to the Beast, a love song to my car.

A bit beat up, a few nasty scars but can you can still peel out like no other.

Been a sittin' since I got back from Spain. Needed more fixes and I thought it was a pain.

Imposed battery hibernation and the tires had seen better days. Thought it might had been time to let you go but then thought "NO WAY!"

Don't really need a car down here, one thing I greatly like. Out to Stock Island and the grocery store I get there on my bike.

Think it's the fact that this metal monster has been my escape hatch when the time was ripe. At one time I refused to own more than I could fit in my car.

Mother thought it was strange, I thought it was wise. Now everything I own is down to that size.

But the hatch is no more. I don't want to escape; I want to explore.

So off to Oily's to juice up the beast and to Sears to tread it's feet.

In the midst of a monsoon, the metal monster moved once again. Revved up, ready to rocket "Let's Go!" it roared and so we did.

Screamed up the Keys with a short stop at Baby's Coffee to bring me back to life too.

Pressed the petal to the metal and happily watched it devour the road. "You still got it." I said smiling, shaking my head in disbelief.

So good to have my trusty companion back. You and I, we've been through a lot.

God, I love that gnarly beast.