Tag Archives: Florida

10 Things I’ve Learned – March 2012

1. South Florida should really be underwater. This sounds like it’s my own personal opinion, but it’s actually a matter of science. Before people starting moving into the area, damning up and creating waterways, pretty much everything south of Lake Okeechobee was under water. It might have been a shallow “river of grass”, but underwater [...]

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States #21-25 in Photos

Florida In Key West, roosters abound. We took 80 photos of roosters while in the “Southernmost City” of the United States, but this one is my favorite. I imagine this is what the world would look like after an apocalypse where only roosters (and hens) survive and rise to reign as the animals in control. [...]

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10 Things I’ve Learned – February 2012

1. Missouri is not hooked on phonics Southeast Missouri has a few internationally-named cities that have acquired some not-so-usual pronunciations. First is Cape Girardeau, where we jumped into a frozen lake for our Polar Plunge. Instead of the understandably tough French pronunciation of “Gee-rar-doo”, locals went with “Juh-rar-doh”. Not quite that bad, but it’s definitely [...]

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Playlist – Florida

Verbose as we are, there is no way we can spend the next year constantly yelling talking to each other. Terrible as it may sound to the ears of an outsider, singing as loudly as possible is a frequent occurrence in The Highland Flinger (THF). We will make a playlist of what we’re slappin’ the air bass [...]

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Daytona 500 – Daytona Beach, FL

You hear it from NASCAR fans all the time: “NASCAR is America’s most popular sport.” While it crushes other sports in attendance-per-event statistics (200,000 – 300,000 per race), NASCAR currently sits 4th as America’s favorite sport according to a recent Harris poll. Still, it’s more popular than the NBA, NHL, men’s soccer, college basketball, and [...]

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Daytona 500 Stalled

As we all know by now, Daytona 500 was postponed yesterday (Sunday) for the first time in 54 years. The race was re-scheduled for 12PM EST on Monday, but due to worsening weather conditions will now hopefully take place this evening at 7PM EST. Along with thousands of NASCAR fans, we stuck it out through [...]

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