March 2006 in Florida, Part III

After Part II

March 22-31, 2006

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 (Pre-Journal)

At the Hua Hin polo field:


Wednesday, March 22, 2006

One of these is very modest (he is very English). Two are not modest at all. (*)



(*) I am not sure if you can make out the name on one of them.


Thursday, March 23, 2006

March madness? Earlier this week the owner of the house down the street put his home up for sale. He is asking $12,000,000 for it. A few days later his immediate neighbor bulldozed his own house.


Friday, March 24, 2006

Fort Lauderdale also has River Walk:


Saturday, March 25, 2006

Namfon came in number 2 in the Miss Florida Teen contest last year. Her 16th birthday is just two weeks from now. She will probably be #1 in the 2006.


Namfon's Mom, who is Watcharee's friend, operates and owns a Thai video shop about 15 miles north of us ... and, she (the mom) has a personal kitchen in her own home that turns out these wonderful northern Thai meals every Saturday.


Sunday, March 26, 2006

This very clever new corkscrew was sent to me by Fred O'Leary. It is called the Brucart Pulltex and it works on the same car jack principle that was pioneered by the Puigpull. This is the first time that I have used it. It is very cool and incredibly compact.


PS: Don Bull sent me a photograph of another "deadly corkscrew" ... though a conventional double lever it was employed here to extract something other than a cork:


Monday, March 27, 2006

What is this light for? It is always on.


Tuesday, March 28, 2006 (Pre-journal)

This morning's New York Times carried a full page 'advert' attack on trial lawyers. Do you agree and how does your state stand on the issue?


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

About eight or nine weeks ago it looked like last October's Wilma had killed one of our palm trees; now it looks like there is still some life in it. The photo with the boat in the background is the January shot ... as is the tight fuzzy crop.

But, the start of the 2006 hurricane season is less than two months away.

Yes, I need to get out of Florida.


Thursday, March 30, 2006 (Pre-journal)

Today THOCBDC received this email from John Stevenson.

Glenway will touch his one hundred and fifth birthday, on April 11 ... just a moment, of course, on the way to immortality.

If you ever touch down, let us know.

John Stevenson
and the friends of Glenway Wescott


Some of Wescott's saintly descriptions:

Catherine of the Wheels | Dominic Guzman | Euplius | Francis Jerome
Joan of Arc | John Joseph of the Cross | Joseph of Cupertino
Lucy of Syracuse | Nicholas of Tolantino | Nonnosus | Simeon Stylites


Friday, March 31, 2006

Here are a couple of corkscrews that look better than they work. The folding "T" is a bit weak for today's corks. The new composite corks are also a challenge to the seal breaking prongs inside the 'spring' corkscrew. But, they are fun to look at.

Next: April

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