Some little know facts about the sunshine state. Little known fact #1: (Side note: At least by the author) The state song, which has had the lyrics updated so as not to offend, is “Suwannee River”. As far as I can tell, Stephen Foster never even visited Florida. This version is by the incredibly talented Paul Robeson. (Side note: Quite unlikely to have been one of the old folks at home.)
Little known fact #2: The state bird is – wait for it – the Northern Mockingbird
Little known fact #3: The state flower is the orange blossom (Side note: Thanks Anita Bryant)
Little known fact #4: The former governor is Jeb Bush – you know
And now stuff I do know about…
We played golf today and for the first time in a long time:
Terry had a tough lie
The course was groomed to a tee
In light of the apparent meltdown of the Chinese stock market, some pricing information. (Side note: How is it going for you Rosie? Rosie is a Chinese lady who lives in the complex we lived in in Jiaxing. She is a retired university professor – they’re smart, right? – who was investing HEAVILY in the market and constantly maintained it would “Never, ever go down”. Ask her about that the next time you see her, Tim.)
We filled up Dave’s car today. 13.14 American gallons $25.00 US OR in Canadian speak 48 litres $34.77 CDN. Seems about right, right?
And finally, we bought some chicken today for dinner.
The Shoe Blog
To quote Jeff Probst – “I got nothin’ for you. Head back to camp.”