So, um, yeah, I guess you can say that the blogosphere is officially set in "holiday mode." Here's your Thanksgiving Eve evening Sift...
A- Shorter babalu...
We helped elect and enabled an imbecile who destroyed America's economy and now we feel qualified to mock the man, before he even takes office, who has been given the monumental task of cleaning up the sh*t storm our guy left behind.B- Transit Miami provides us the link to the Bike Miami blog.
C- Hurricane Harbor points out why lighthouses are so special to South Florida.
I remember after Andrew I went with my brother over to Key Biscayne to look around. The Australian Pines had fallen down, big hotels at the water's edge were smashed apart... there was talk of total devastation at the tip of Key Biscayne but supposedly the lighthouse stood strong. When the helicopter from the News Stations sent up helicopters to survey damage I remember the voice of the on air person in the air when he saw the lighthouse standing, he was so excited. But, we went and looked for ourselves. It was awesome. Talk about giving thanks. In the middle of tremendous devastation we made our way down towards Cape Florida. It was all gone. The beautiful canopy of trees, roof tops ripped at on the condos.. the northern part of the eye wall of Hurricane Andrew reached out and touched the southernmost end of Key Biscayne. Raccoons scurried about at the park's entrance scourging for food that locals were leaving for them. We got out of the car and stood there in silence, sort of in shock to see the beautiful park we loved so stripped of vegetation but oddly...the image of the lighthouse standing at the end of the park, the only thing left standing was more humbling, more amazing... the lighthouse stood.. like it has after every storm that has come and gone though none were as strong as Hurricane Andrew. But, still.. it stood.D- South Florida Theatre Scene gives us his weekly wrap a little early because of the holiday.
E- A Tropical Park sunrise, presented by Depth of Field.