When we come to Florida, the girl’s favorite thing to do is sit around the pool, read novels, and go for the occasional cool dip in the pool. Since I usually have had my fill of the sun by this time of year, I prefer sitting on the balcony is the shade and breeze to do my reading. The condos and hotels are pretty much all located on the west side of Marco Island and ours is nearly at the southern end. I’ve posted some shots straight out from the condo and here is one looking up the beach – the jut of land you see is about a mile away.
I was sitting in my usual chair, reading, and sipping a Bloody Mary when this fella landed on the table beside my knee and of course the camera was somewhere else. I eased out of the chair, sure he’d bolt, and slipped inside to get it. When I returned, he was still there and posed for this shot, where I had the camera really close to him, and as I sat back down off he flew.
My reading for the day was “Smoke & Spice”, a BBQ book by Cheryl and Bill Jamison and I came across this quote “Real barbecue is bragging food. Maybe it’s the great smoky flavor or maybe it’s the adulation of the eaters, but somehow all pitmasters develop into natural boasters, cocky enough to milk a bull. They learn to tell tall tales, wear old clothes, act in wacky ways, and otherwise promote their aura as magicians of meat.” Glad I haven't turned into that :-).
Then I read this in the paper:
“The McRib Going National In November?
The internet is abuzz today after a Wall Street Journal article revealed that McDonald’s elusive, and quite possibly magical, McRib sandwich will be available nationwide for the first time in 16 years starting Nov. 2. If anything can get me excited for a trip to McDonald’s, it’s the combination of tangy BBQ sauce, onions, pickles and a nondescript, amorphous protein.”
I can hardly wait. I guess I’m just becoming cynical in my old age, but I agree with the last three words.
Since I'm getting no help with my recipe saving addiction (LOL) - I added three more yesterday - guess I'll just have to cook them faster.
And finally, we are here just a couple of weeks before election day and I can only imagine how much money is being spent on political ads - hardly any room for the normal stuff. I'll say one thing for the Florida politicans, they have taken mud slinging to a level I've never before seen.
That's all from Florida for today, thanks for stopping by.