Saturday, October 26, 2013
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Thursday, August 22, 2013
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Thursday, June 27, 2013
The Lakeridge Winery is set in the beautiful rolling hills of central Florida, northwest of Orlando. It is the offspring of a winery established many years ago in the Jacksonville area. Lakeridge produces a variety of wines, based on the particular grapes that grow in this part of the country. The winery offers tours and wine-tasting and often provides the venue for concerts and other community-based events.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
I've heard of Abstract Art, Cubism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Impressionism, Modern Art, Pointillism, Pop Art, Postimpressionism, Primitivism, Realism, Surrealism ... most of which I known nothing about. But I'm proud to announce I've come upon a new art form which is blossoming in the shopping malls of the United States.
It's amazing and while it is unlikely to replace any of these other forms, it will add a new form of "living" or "performance" art (forms I failed to mention in the above sentence...it's just too much! I can't remember all this stuff!) Brow Art was first discovered by myself at the Oaks Mall in Gainesville, Florida. Because Gainesville is the home of the University of Florida, I assumed Brow Art had initially been uncovered by an archaeologist from the university working in Peru. That's probably not true but I was too lazy to check it out.
Brow Art, for the uninitiated, which most likely includes all males above the age of one month, involves women being strapped into a chair in a salon-like setting whereupon an "artist" of the brow commences to craft a work of art from the woman's eyebrows. Needless to say, this takes an immense amount of skill and I've been told confidentially by a female friend that it can also involve a certain amount of pain. It the brow artist is competent, however, the gain is worth the pain, for the woman can walk out of that salon with head held high (actually she has to hold her head up high to hold the brow art in place) and strut through the mall, the envy of all other women who have yet to find the right brow artist. Some women, the unplucked, as they are known, have been seen running from the mall in tears, vowing to return to have their own brows artistically rearranged asap!
Fortunately for the women of Ocala, there is now a Brow Art Salon in Ocala's Paddock Mall! Call today to make your appointment with a Brow Art artiste.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Somewhere along the line, this palm tree took a dive from which it never recovered. As you might imagine, some younger folks like to see if they can walk across without falling into the alligator pit. Just kidding. I don't think there are any alligators in that water. Just in the Rainbow River itself.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Columbia Cafe in Tampa has been a "Florida institution since 1905." The cafe on the Riverfront provides indoor and outdoor dining and offers a variety of dishes made famous by their "flagship" restaurant in Ybor City. You can order the original "1905" salad and chicken and yellow rice. They serve cocktails, beer and wine as well as their homemade sangria. You can read all about it here.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Huxley was right, he was just off by about 30 years. But in the US of A, Big Brother has arrived in most every city and town due largely to monies provided by the Department of Homeland Security. Even one-horse towns in the middle of nowhere with one stoplight have bought a plethora of cameras with which to spy on citizens to help fight "terrorism."
Friday, April 26, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The letters, AME, stand for African Methodist Episcopal). This interesting church has been in existence since the 19th century.
Monday, April 22, 2013
This device is located in Tampa, in an area along the Hillsborough River reserved for students and faculty of the University of South Florida. It is called the "Ropes Course." It appears to provide an opportunity for people to climb a variety of ropes (either high or low) in order to challenge them and/or help them cohere as a group.
You can find out more here.