Saturday, January 28, 2017

Phlorida Phenomenon



Hon, we’re not in Massachusetts anymore:

-         There’s a remarkable availability of wine and beer – now I can stop by CVS for face cream, Neosporin, and Merlot.
-         With day after day of 75 degrees, it’s tricky remembering what month we’re in, but we can always tell it’s Sunday by the number of stores with their doors locked up tight.
-         I’m finding empty shelves that should have been filled with boxes of my shade of hair color (L'Oreal's Excellence Golden Blonde). Apparently, store inventories are challenged in this land of perpetually blond women.
-         Instead of the sweet elixir from our well at home, I’m buying bottled water and making heavy use of our Brita water pitcher. How can a state so inundated with water have such bad tasting H2O?
-         The preponderance of little white dogs – under patio tables at restaurants, trotting on leashes at Home Depot and Home Goods, riding in bike baskets, and pushed in dog strollers down city sidewalks.
-         On the plus side, there’s no end of dining opportunities:




12 comments:

  1. Perpetually warm days suppress a many shortcomings. I'm surprised about the water. Or not. Even if it comes from reservoirs, there is the problem of ground minerals. And double ditto for wells.

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  2. Hmmm.
    Not certain that a free dinner or lunch would take away the pain of neuropathy or distract me sufficiently after considering funeral options. The merlot would be my choice.

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  3. no free meals for time share lectures?

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    1. Great idea! That would cover breakfast.

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  4. I do not think that winter can drive me to live down there. It is my husband's home state, but I want to spend time with a large age variety of people. I want to be the elder in the room for my ego!

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  5. Bad tasting water might have something to do with the swamp gases; aren't there a lot of swamp areas in Florida? I could handle a steady 75 degrees, but not if there's humidity involved.

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  6. It's amazing what people will do for a free meal! LOL!

    The water in Florida is quite mineral-y. (If that's a word.) That's why a lot of people in Florida have water softeners. I think it has something to do with the relatively shallow aquifer and limestone. Are you on Venice city water? They used to brag about their reverse osmosis water purification system and how wonderful it is!

    That 75 degrees is going to turn to 95 degrees before you know it! So enjoy! :)

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    1. As far as I know, we're on city water since we're only about 2 miles from the center of the city. And they can reverse and osmosis all they want, it still tastes nasty.

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  7. Visiting my sister for a week or two in the winter (she lives in Florida) is plenty for me. I would miss the changing weather if I stayed for longer. Those two flyers made me smile. I think I'll skip those. :-)

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    1. We'll be heading back mid-April and since I remember more than one snowstorm in April, we may still experience winter after all!

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  8. I do miss the Florida Winters, not so much the summers when cooking your brains out is a reality, not just an expression. I was on well water in mid state and it was amazingly good and sweet. Probably could have sold it. Wonder if the coasts are getting salt water intrusion that was threatened years ago.

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  9. Good tasting water is hard to come by in Florida..swampy is what we used to call the water:)

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