Hump Day Madness has hit SFDB. We have a little bit of everything for you here tonight. First, a new blog...
***New Blog Alert***
SFDB welcomes Tropic of Mom: Life at Latitude 26 to the SoFla blogosphere. Holly started blogging at Tropic of Mom on April 14th and uses the Blogger platform. She describes herself as a former freelance writer turned stay-at-home mom. She joins A Mom, A Blog and the Life In-Between as the only other SoFla mommy blogger on the SFDB South Florida Blogosphere blogroll to the right.
And now, on to the Sift...
A- The most excellent photo post feature called "Cigar Mike Discovers America" continues at babalu with another great picture and story from the American West.
B- Great piece by Miami & Beyond on the bike-sharing program in Barcelona, Spain.
Everybody uses them. I saw people in suits, ladies all dressed up and students biking on them. We went to a concert at Palau de la Musica and at the beginning there were people dismounting off bikes. (It helps that it was 50 degrees, but still).
C- Miami Vegan visits T-Mex (formerly San Loco) on South Beach and enjoys herself.
Everything is made from scratch. The place was filled with people on a Friday night. It's dark and cozy in there. You feel like you are in a secret little hiding spot just for locals and people in the know, like me.
They also have Vegetarian Nachos, Tacos, Taco Burgers, Taco Salad and Enchiladas.
D- Being a former Miami Herald employee, Computer Colonics knows a little about the area around the Herald Building. So, today, when Ana Menendez writes about her little transportation experiment that involved walking in the vicinity of the building and downtown Miami, CC had some comments.
Between the Herald building and the American Airlines Arena is a park. There is a Metro Mover station there in between but it is no longer used because the park is now a homeless tent city and no normal person trying to get to or from work or shopping would get on or off there. Next to the Herald the church gives out meals for breakfast and (I think) lunch. Just over the bridge a Herald employee having lunch by the water was kidnapped, forced to drive to the Keys, raped and murdered. A block or so North of there, a Herald employee was gunned down in a diner. That area is where new crimes are invented. They invent it there and eventually it catches on everywhere else. You do not walk that area alone … unless you are a tourist.
In a separate post, CC also reveals that she deletes portions of her blog every 6 weeks. Interesting.
E- Daily Cocaine lays down the law regarding bagels and directs us to the places in town where you can get the real deal. Those of you in North Miami are in luck.
F- Is the third time a charm for the federal government? You know how much of your tax dollars have been spent so far? You know how much the defendants have spent on counsel and how much time they've spent in jail? Do you think someone's job is riding on this thing? Southern District of Florida Blog has the story and Discourse has some thoughts.
G- It's a boy for GreenerMIAMI!
H- Miami Beach 411 has, what appears to be, a professionally produced video of the recent Exxxotica Convention on the Beach. Umm, do I really have to say "NSFW!"
I- MenuPages Blog: South Florida has the details on the very worthwhile "Dine Out for Life."