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Hurricane Preparedness

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I really only have two plans for this Hurricane Irma.

Plan A: Stay dry and don’t get injured.

Plan B: I’ll be on my roof upstairs balcony in a shark costume, sporting adult swimmies (for extra safety), and carrying a light-up trident (to command the seas). Because I’m pretty sure if given the choice between rescuing an average-looking blonde girl in a flamingo skirt or a shark wearing swimmies holding King Neptune’s spear shining like a beacon of hope in the howling wind, torrential rains, and rising water…you’re coming for the shark every time.

Disclaimer (for those of you with no sense of humor): My actual hurricane preparedness purchases included a vintage-inspired AM/FM radio, a spare battery for my 80s-style floating flashlight from Hurricane Matthew, a full tank of gas, and some water. If you need me before Sunday, I’ll be hiding in a corner, studying for the ham radio exam.

On Repeat: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

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Just checking in. It’s been awhile. The world may be going to hell in a handbasket. Or maybe it isn’t. Either way, I’m just hanging out, trying to stay cool (literally), starting a coworking space, and trying to squeeze in the beach days, the bike rides, and the boat drinks whenever I can. Life is busy, but things are good. Cheers. 🙂

10 Years, 10 Friends, 10 Days: The Mystery Person

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Post #5 was written by…well you’ll have to guess. But in case you still don’t know at the end, I’ll leave you a little hint.

My guest post looks back on Dec 29, 2010 and the creative writing that occurred as a result of that now infamous snow storm that hit the northeast.

Can you guess who I am?

Lisa took on the Governor of Pennsylvania and from that rant managed a quote in the Wall Street Journal. She was so excited to reach such stardom! Now for the side story.

I was on a business trip when the Wall Street Journal article hit the streets. I, along with my business associates, spent some time trying to get a copy of the January 4, 2011 issue because I knew Lisa was quoted, and I would be mentioned in the article; so excited, so proud. First, we read the blog; then we opened the paper, found the article and read with mounting excitement – this was a big day!

And we finally reached the quote where in an instant I became one of the “fearless, bumbling morons in pickup trucks who like to drink beer, go shirtless in the freezing cold for football, and drive in blizzards.” This was not the exact interpretation we had hoped for. Fortunately, I have a sense of humor when it comes to my business associates, and we all had a good laugh about it.

Can you guess who I am?

Now it’s 2013, and I am with the same business associates again. They don’t remember why we met in January 2011, but they do remember the laugh we had over the Wall Street Journal article and the original blog post.

Congratulations, Lisa, on 10 years. Your writing is creative, insightful and witty – always an enjoyable read.

I’m sure you guessed by now, but if not, here’s your hint.

Also, not to brag or anything, but that dumb fake letter to the governor of Pennsylvania was also quoted in The Economist a few days later. =)

A Little Bit of Summer

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It seems like was only yesterday I was out riding my bike along the boardwalk, watching the sun come up and relishing in the 70-degree breeze. My how things change overnight. Now I’m sick in bed; it’s freezing cold, raining, windy; and I’m pretty sure everyone I know north or west of here is iced and/or snowed in. What I wouldn’t do for a sweltering beach day and a piña colada right now. (Although, I will admit…if I felt like this in the summer, all I’d want is a cool, dark, air conditioned room.)