Back to work tomorrow. [Sigh] Holiday weekends go way too fast. Here's your waning Memorial Day 2009 evening Sift.
A- I didn't read Bark Bark Woof Woof's Memorial Day story until this evening when the day was almost done but it was still well worth it.
When I was a kid the parade was made up of the veterans groups like the American Legion and the VFW, and platoons of soldiers and veterans, including, through the 1970's, the last remaining veterans of World War I. They wore their uniforms and their medals, and those that couldn't march sat in the back seat of convertibles, waving slowly to the crowds that lined the sidewalks.B- A Mom, A Blog and the Life In-Between gets in a scary vehicle crash.
Once I felt a little more certain I was indeed alive (and the four men at my window yelling at me, asking if I was o.k., really helped with that), I sat still, silent, wondering if I could or should move anything, feeling this incredible haze around me, my brain not knowing what to think first. I opened my door to assure the men I was o.k., even as I asked, "I'm alive, right?"C- Tilefortlauderdale leaves Lucy at the Dough Boys on 17th Street.
D- The Sports Exchange on Miracle Mile is nothing special, according to The Burger Beast.
Unfortunately, the burger was just ok, nothing spectacular. The fries fall into the same category, a bit of a letdown which is a shame because of the close proximity of Sports Exchange to where I work.E- Tropic of Mom shares a video of a hellacious rainstorm that moved through her backyard today.
F- SFLTV says another news station is getting rid of their helicopter.
Chopper 4 will be no more. When WFOR’s contract with Helicopters Inc expires at the end of 2009 the station won’t be renewing it.G- Who knew a visit to the library could yield such great nature photos? Some Cranky Guy knew and took his camera.
H- Miami Beach 411 looks at the new and improved South Beach Hostel.
Unfortunately, even with the present improvements, the rooms generally tended to be claustrophobically narrow, devoid of furniture other than beds or bunks, and at the time of my visit, aside from the restrooms in the lobby, there was only one restroom per sex covering the entire 2-story hotel. And in the men’s room, there was only one stall. There was no dressing area, so you’d have to stand in front of the (3) shower booths to dress, hoping no one opened the restroom door while you were doing so, lest you be exposed to the world in all your glory.I-Race car driver, dancer and one-time defendant Helio Castroneves is on a roll and the Southern District of Florida Blog wants your input.
J- Worst Pizza is very disappointed with Big City Tavern's Las Olas location.
Big City Tavern, you have truly disappointed me with this pizza that you served, and I can never see myself coming back to give it another try, at least at your Fort Lauderdale location. I will give Big City Tavern 2 out of 8 slices..