Saturday, June 11, 2005

It's Hotter Than Hell In Sunny Florida-- Wish You Were Here!

It is now hot enough to fry eggs on sidewalks.

More depressing news: I am only halfway through packing all my books, which have been secretly eating chocolates in order to gain weight, giggling at me in their little papery voices and rustling their pages in a taunting manner. They've been so bothersome and uppity lately. Perhaps a little Obedience School is in order...

So, to get a little "me" time I thought I would procrastinate and go bake myelf in sunny Gulfport today. My friend Cynthia and I sweated through the various artsy shops there, almost passed out from heat exhaustion while eating grilled corn and pressed cuban sandwiches, then lightly perspired while rummaging through odd antiques. Even my terribly chic complexion (pasty geek-- it's all the rage!) may possibly contain a tinge of color.

We had a lovely time walking over to Gulfport beach, which was blindingly blue and white; it smelled gorgeous, a lovely mix of sun and salt, grass and suntan oil. Strolled a bit around the Gulfport Casino, which has occasional dances to 1940s and 50s swing...


Anonymous mark said...

Sounds like you had a great day in the sun! Remember, books can't be trained and generally have mean dispositions when forced to do something against their will. good luck!

10:22 PM  
Anonymous rhodent said...

Sorry I missed it!

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Brenda Love said...

Grilled corn - awesome!

10:23 PM  
Anonymous hapy and blue said...

Books are our friends..Indeed..Try threatening to turn on the tv. That should get them in line.
Gulfport sounds like a fun place.Is it close to Area 51 by any chance. I could not find any pictures of it or get their stupid webcam to load. And my Google search for pictures just led me in circles.
Does the U.S. government deny it's existen

10:24 PM  
Anonymous comfort addict said...

I'm with you regarding the heat. In the Detroit, Michigan area where I live, we've had a spate of consecutive days in the 90's (yes, I can hear all of you Southerners laughing and calling me a wimp).

Grilled corn definitely rocks. Were those pressed sandwiches veggie (I've always wanted to make some)?

10:24 PM  
Anonymous moos said...

The Cuban sandwiches I recall were pork & delicious.

Keep an eye on those books.

10:24 PM  
Anonymous jpr said...

My books are rather disobedient as well. They are typically quite oblivious to anything I do. About the only commands they obey are sit and play dead. I would say that my books are rather like very lethargic cats.

Good luck w/ the books.

10:24 PM  
Anonymous jpr said...

sit and play dead...nobody has ever made that joke before. ha ha ha. I am obviously tired.

10:25 PM  
Blogger L said...

mark: yes, they can be nasty little bastards. They spend all my money, take up too much space.... ugh

rhodent: next time

Brenda: it was quite good

Happy&Blue: it is possible that the federal government does deny existence since it is about 90% hippy

comfort addict and moos: pressed cubans are definitely not vegetarian, but you could possibly make a vegetarian version with those fake meat slices (wouldn't be the same though). they are delicious!

jpr: you so funny! mine always seem to misbehave

10:25 PM  
Anonymous rhodent said...

misbehave? must be they inherited that gene from their owner!

10:25 PM  
Blogger L said...

heh heh

10:26 PM  

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