Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Only in Florida.....Odds and Ends and Tidbits

Sarasota, FL       High:  85      Low:  71

Well...you remember that Sparky said things are kinda slow and there's not much to write about? That's still the case...but Sparky found some stuff she wanted to share....

On the Florida news channel today..."Florida's Dumb Criminal Award" or JAWS OF JUSTICE TAKE A BITE OUT OF CRIME....A Florida man, in Pinellas County escaped a traffic stop cop recently, but got caught by an alligator....After dumping his car, he jumped into a retention pond, where an alligator lurking below the surface promptly bit him several times. He was arrested at a nearby hospital where he was being treated for alligator puncture wounds. Most Floridians know that alligators can be found in most retention ponds and ditches. Even Sparky knows that!
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A Florida school bus driver got sick and tired of having girl fights on her bus, so she told the kids they were going to fight it out. She skipped the rest of her stops, made all the kids get off the bus, went and tried to get Vaseline from her house so they wouldn't scratch their faces,  couldn't find any, then egged the girls on to fight each other. The kids videoed the fight on their phones....
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Flori-DUH Headlines....."Nude Dude Fleeing the Beach Leaves Behind ID, Cellphone, and Shorts".....
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Another notable story...A woman attacked her boyfriend with an 8" knife because he farted in her face on the way to the kitchen.....
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Where did Sparky find this stuff which is all true? From a column written by Barbara Hijek in the Sun Sentinel online newspaper called "Floriduh".....Sparky is gonna become a regular reader from here on out. She doesn't want to miss ANYTHING going on in this beautiful sunshine state!

And while we are talking weird and wacky, here's a link to Roadside America...the website for the country's weirdest travel attractions. Sparky earmarked the Florida page. We used to check this all the time wherever we traveled. That's how we found out about Solomon's Castle, home of a VERY creative inventor who built a castle in the middle of nowhere out of all recycled materials. It's VERY cool and it's not too far from Sarasota, on Solomon Road in Ona, Florida. Where the heck is that, you ask? You'll have to Mapquest it or Google it for directions. Sparky blogged about it two years ago, you can find it in her blog, too.
Well, how about that?! Sparky thought she had nothing to say today, and look what happened! A blog post! Stay tuned for more nonsensical musings, guaranteed!

5 comments:

  1. I love Roadside America - use it all the time. People never cease to amaze me with their stupidity but that would definitely be a fun column to keep up with.

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  2. Oh my, the things that people do! I'm guessing these things happen elsewhere too...well, maybe not the alligator item! You made a blog out of nothing - good job!

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  3. Oh yeah, there's stupid all over :)

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  4. Hey pretty good blog about nothing. I blog about nothing everyday, all it takes is a picture or two and a few words.

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  5. Well as they say, you can't fix stupid!!

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