We're a little late out of the box this morning as I'm still on an irregular schedule. The SFDB Weekend Widget is up and running in the right sidebar if you haven't noticed. Lots going on this weekend. Enjoy your morning Sift.
A- Starting us off this morning, Go Hydrology! explains the significance of the "wet season" being a meteorological term.
B- Under the Sun shares a wonderful little story of a Canadian snowbird who flies south several times a year to visit her childhood nanny who now lives in Davie.
Roberta Walker, of Ottawa, has been coming to Carlan Park for more than 20 years to visit Mimi, who has lived in the mobile home community for 28 years. Mimi, a native of Colombia, taught Roberta Spanish during the many years she cared for her in New Jersey. Roberta’s parents were American, but she grew up singing Spanish nursery rhymes and eating arroz con pollo.C- Beached Miami hangs out at the Deering Estate with some ghost busters and creates a video.
Most people ain’t afraid of no ghosts. The brothers Campbell are. In an attempt to conquer that fear in time for the Sketchy Halloween Party this Saturday (RSVP), they recently visited one of the most haunted places in South Florida, the Deering Estate, in the comforting company of the League of Paranormal Investigators. A Miami-based team dedicated to investigating spirit and paranormal activities, the LPI is hosting a Spookover at the Deering Estate on Friday night. If you enjoy being terrified, you should go. This video will give you a sense of the bejeezus expulsion that awaits you.D- The Miami Bike Scene alerts us to a bike that was recently stolen at gunpoint in Little Haiti.
E- Sex and the Beach posts an in-depth discussion of disclosure and its application to bloggers.
Also, keep in mind that when you start engaging advertisers, you are no longer a writer or a blogger. You are now not only a publisher, writer and editor of your own content, but a god damn salesperson, marketing department and coffee maker plus janitor. It's exhausting. That will sap every living ounce of creative juice out of you and then what's the point? You started a blog because you loved creating unique content, right? Who can wear so many hats?F- This week's wrap up of South Florida theater is up and ready for your review at South Florida Theatre Scene.
G- A telephone call from a bill collector reminds Obalesque of the good old days.
There was a time when I owed a lot of people money, and I got calls from knobs like this several times daily. I was in credit card hell years before it was a popular issue. But I learn a few things: Establish your position before they do, and take every opportunity to belittle them personally and professionally to move them off their script and game plan.H- Glenn Beck thinks the emergency broadcast system is an evil government conspiracy, according to Bark Bark Woof Woof.
He thinks it's the precursor a takeover of the national networks by the government, followed by jack-booted thugs in black helicopters coming into every city and town and forcing people into same-sex marriage and other abominations.I- Eye on Miami alerts us to the latest in Miami traffic nightmares.
Enough is enough on eastbound 195 between Interstate 95 and Biscayne Boulevard. For weeks I've been traversing the worst traffic nightmare in Miami-Dade County. This is the result of FDOT closing down the eastbound North Miami Avenue exit (marked in red) for "road work", leaving only the Biscayne Boulevard exit to handle traffic (in black). Disaster. If you have tried to get to Wynwood, the Design District, or Midtown from 195 eastbound, let FDOT know. And it is going to get worse. A monumental traffic disaster if FDOT doesnt wrap things up SOON. In scarcely more than one month, hundreds of thousands of visitors will descend on Art Basel Miami.