It's a thundery AM up here in Broward so batten down the hatches and enjoy your Hump Day Sift.
A- FPL shuts off Superbee's power.
24 hours ago, I embarked on an adventure. It was a quasi-voluntary adventure... as my action (or willful inaction, based on a mistaken belief that FPL always calls you before they cut off your power) lead to me going on the adventure. I lived through a night that was kind of like being back in 1882. Kind of.B- Miami Beach 411 profiles the Coral Way Corridor and provides lots of photos of its restaurants.
Here's the adventure: I got home last night (with bags full of vegetables from Publix to be refrigerated and frozen!) to find that my power had been cut off.
Unlike South Beach, this area is not overrun with tourists, which can get old after a while.C- Big Bear Brewing Company gets a quick review from FTL Today.
And while it might not have the throbbing nightlife of South Beach, it has a wide range of restaurants and it is only a short drive to the Grove, Gables or Brickell area.
It is also served by three Metrorail stations, the Coconut Grove, Vizcaya and Douglas Road stations.
While these are not exactly within walking distance, they are only a short drive away.
It is also takes less than 15 minutes to drive to Miami International Airport or if you prefer, a $20 cab ride.
While the food was good…the prices are a bit high. The total bill came to around $40, so this is more of a 'special' occasion dining spot. They do have some high end steaks too.... Or maybe just a place for a small snack with some BEER!D- Hidden City explains that upgrading to Wordpress 3.0 has left marks. Oh, Blogger, how I love thee.
After a couple of hours’ delay as I waited for the nice people at hosting.com to restore my database we are back in business. Of course, accidents like this can leave scars, and this is not an exception. Now my old posts have been liberally peppered with arcane symbols* and characters. I’ve fixed up the most recent posts, but since WordPress doesn’t give me a convenient search-and-replace tool the remaining mistakes will have to wait for someone to bring them to my attention. It’s as annoying as all hell, but so it goes.E- South Florida Classical Review lists July's events for South Florida.
F- Republicans are back to using incendiary language in their daily rhetoric, Bark Bark Woof Woof notes.
I also find it disturbing that Mr. Boehner, along with a number of other Republicans, are cavalierly tossing around death and killing metaphors to describe the Democrats; they're "snuffing out America," or candidates talking freely about "taking out" their opposition through Second Amendment remedies or "gathering your armies," not to mention the ubiquitous Hitler and Holocaust imagery that pops into the campaign ads from Alabama to Alaska. I realize all campaigns go overboard, but where the Democrats were mean to George W. Bush and called him names, these folks are skating a little to close to dangerous. There's a difference between snark and death threats.