- Oct 28, 2010
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I flew out to Florida and spent a week with Rob, just as a hurricane hit. I was due for a vacation, had just parted ways with an ex and needed a little change of venue for a spell.
There was like NOBODY on the plane out. Maybe two others. Nobody wanted to brave the hurricane, though it wasn't to hit Orlando for another day or so. I had the plane literally to myself, except for some sugar-britches mooning at me from First Class. No dice, sweet-buns. I don't swing that way.
So, after a good round of first-night hard drinking, we settled into a week of being mostly housebound, what with the hurricane on. But that was pretty fun too. We made the best of it, making fun of the drama on TV and those who scare the public and stir the frenzy up; the news people.
That didn't sit well with some of the MLP'ers as we goofed at the over-dramatic news reporters. Oh, well. What else you gonna do during a hurricane, wring your hands and weep?
if the friggin' roof tore off of Rob's house, then I'd be there another week helping him put a roof on. Whatever. I'm there to hang out, and that means whatever's in the cards we're dealt.
Rob got to see how we mod this place, firsthand. He got quite a hoot out of it.
-And Rob, it was an absolute pleasure, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you for your hospitality, my good friend.
You're always welcome out here with Anna and I.. Anytime, buddy.
Thank you, Dave... might come a time when I really do show up out that way, too... I'd like to have a look at a few of the Western states, including California. Farthest west I've ever been was the Hill Country of Central Texas.
The whole thing with the hurricane was weird, interesting fun. The circumstances of your flight to Florida were extremely amusing, to say the least... and for my own part, it was interesting as hell to see Orlando looking a lot like a ghost town. Only gas station I found open, they wanted ten bucks a gallon... but I saw later that the state attorney's office busted the owner for price gouging.
Also, it really was a treat to observe the moderation process and software add-ons you guys have to work with.
Not much of a hurricane in this part of Florida, though several tornadoes touched down and wrecked one house about a mile from here... and then there was that fernery you saw when we headed in to Daytona, to that ridiculous indoor shooting range.
Sure did get hammered that one night, too. It was absurdly good fun!
You and Anna are welcome to visit here any time, bro. Might even get to see my home gun range when it's not under three feet of water...