Follies in Florida
My adventures in the Sunshine State

Archive for the ‘Lakewood Ranch Life’ Category

Not a Drop of Rain

August 19, 2008

Mother Nature is a funny beast.  All weekend the path of Fay was projected to give my area a direct hit.  As a result I stocked up on enough bottle water to last me a month.  I spent all day Monday tracking the storm and was ready for the worst.  I completely expected to wake […]

Tropical Storm Fay Heading This Way

August 17, 2008

It looks like me and Tropical Storm Fay are on a collision course.  I say bring it on bitch.  This is not my first hurricane encounter.  Back in 2005 I was in New Orleans for my future brother-in-laws bachelor party only to have Hurricane Katrina interrupt the party and send us scrambling to make our […]

F off Fay

August 16, 2008

I am just a few days away from finally getting a chance to go home and visit the familia, but Tropical Storm Fay has decided to make her her path right for the Tampa/St. Petersburg area.  I have missed flights this year because of traffic, mechanical maintenance, and now I might be able to chalk […]

Olympic Glory

August 9, 2008

Actually yesterday was the 8th of August and the official opening day of the 2008 Olympics, but I was stuck at work until 8pm yesterday and had no desire to go anywhere near a computer when I got home. Every four years the USA gets to show the world its dominance in everything.  I am […]

Are You Ready For Some Football?

July 20, 2008

With college football only a month away, what better way to get pumped for the 2008 season than EA Sports NCAA Football. I picked it up this Saturday for the Wii and my buddy Shawn came over to play. I really did not know what to expect. All I have to say is this game […]

No Limit Soldier

July 17, 2008

Tonight I went to play a no limit Texas hold ’em tournament at my buddy Sandman’s house.  I have not played in a while and was anxious to get back in the action.  There were seven of us at the table and everyone plays on a regular basis.  I started out very conservative only playing […]

Right Near the Beach

July 1, 2008

One of the main reasons I moved to Florida was to take advantage of new experiences I cannot get back in Texas.  I live 20 minutes from one of the nicest beaches in the US, and today I decided to take my workout to the beach and go for a nice run while watching the […]


June 14, 2008

There are very few things in life that will get me out of bed early on a Saturday morning and golf is one of them.  What other sport do you spend so much money on to get so pissed? I hit the Preserve golf course early this morning with the Sandman, Matt F., and Gil […]

Just call me A-Rod

May 7, 2008

There is no better way to enjoy a hard day at work than with a friendly game of softball with some co-workers.  It was a great day to play; the sun was shining, it was not too hot, and grass was actually cut. When I first started playing I really did not know what to […]

Feliz Cinco De Mayo

May 5, 2008

Today I should have been in Texas drinking a margarita and enjoying some Fajitas, but thanks to American Airlines I got to enjoy Cinco de Mayo in Florida.  Not a big deal, but I had my heart set on some authentic Mexican food.  I was also planning on taking today off from work for a […]