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Speed & Demons
May 2nd, 2008 by suzy in Florida,Henry Comments Off on Speed & Demons

I went outside this morning to leave offerings for Grey Cat, and was astonished to see a hearse speeding down my street, its tires squealing as it went around the corner. A speeding hearse is a strange sight indeed. About a week ago, I started leaving food and water under the porch for Grey Cat, […]

Florida by the Numbers
March 29th, 2005 by suzy in Florida 4 Comments

Farewell, Florida! Number of palmetto bugs seen: 6 Number of palmetto bugs squashed: 6 Gross-out factor: On a scale of one to ten (10 being CSI close-ups), about 100. Number of geckos seen: About a dozen. Number of geckos scared: See above. Number of armadillos seen: 2 (they are superbly uninterested in humans) Number of […]

March 15th, 2005 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Florida 1 Comment

Calamity Suzy Rides Again… …or not, as the case may be. I’ve taken the accident-prone talent to a whole new level. Now I don’t even have to be awake. Yesterday, I actually woke up with a scratch on my face from an errant feather in my pillow. I’m beginning to think the birds heard that […]

Southern Shoppin’
March 13th, 2005 by suzy in Florida 6 Comments

I love the names of the grocery stores in Florida. My total favorite is Piggly Wiggly, followed by Winn-Dixie (fun fact: the word “dixie” comes from an American mispronunciation of the French word for ten (dix) printed on ten dollar bills in New Orleans in the 19th century) and the Kash n’ Karry. Why replace […]

Calamity Suzy
February 18th, 2005 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Florida 4 Comments

It’s Calamity Suzy!! Yesterday I: – Fell and scraped both knees, which are now even less fit for public viewing than usual, being red and puffy. I hasten to add that this was sun-related and not alcohol related: I was blinded by the sun and tripped on a huge crack in the driveway. I did […]

Road Trip to Florida
February 5th, 2005 by suzy in Florida 4 Comments

You may be wondering why it took me so long to get to Florida. Traumatized by recent airport experiences, it seemed like a good idea at the time to drive down, since I was on the east coast anyway. Big, as the Governator would say, mistake. I hadn’t taken into account the incredible boredom, lack […]