beep, beep, beep, BAM!

Because there have been so many break-ins in our neighborhood recently, MacGyver installed a bell-type alarm/alert system.  It’s like an Alarmalerter but that’s not what it’s called.

word baller

I call it the Alarmalerter anyway because I’m a baller.

Anywho, the purpose of the Alarmalerter is to inform you when someone pulls into the driveway by emitting a series of short beeps.  The short beeps sound more like a door bell hyped up on Adderall and utilizing a megaphone.  It didn’t really matter at first because it hardly ever went off but that was then.

MacGyver decided it wasn’t sensitive enough so he moved it around and adjusted it, just so.  And then he went off to work.

That damn Alarmalerter goes off every time a god damn bird or a squirrel goes by not to mention the hundreds of cars that pass by every day.   It’s annoying the living crap right out of me right now and it’s about to sail through the door at any time.

And one more thing.   I couldn’t show you before because it was a gift for a friend but I was working on a new project for the last few months with the beads and the resin on glass. I was pretty pleased with the final outcome and I think she was too.

This is what I made for my friend.

Peacock craft

Can you find the sharks tooth?  You know I hide one in every design.

MacGyver wants me to make him a super grand slam with a trout, snook, redfish and grouper.  (That’s the four specific fish that you have to catch in a single day to make a super grand slam.)


That’s all I got.  I’ma bout to strangle a beeping damn white box!

What throws you off and distracts you when you’re trying to work?

An alligator and a Stick bug walk into a park….

I had to get my miles in this morning and since I’m not running but I am walking I figured I might as well go take a stroll through one of my favorite parks, Kapok Park.

kapok park

Forgive the blurriness but it’s oh so hard to take a picture and capture a weedle at the same time.  Trust me, those boogers like to hop!  Anyways, I haven’t been to the park in a while.  The last few times I was there I ran across people who gave me the creeps and since I run alone most days I decided to err on the side of caution.

Photograph by Craig Fox/

Photograph by Craig Fox/

(I’ve been dying to use that picture, hilarious!)

But not today, today I decided to do as my man Casey from Texas Flip and Move says and “Risk it to get the biscuit.”  And so at 6:35AM this morning I headed to the park.  Fortunately, I did not see any creepers today.

I did however see many bunnies, a rather large alligator and a weird bug.  The bug looks like a stick bug and I’m pretty sure it was.

stick bug

I christen thee, Kapok Park Bug

I was going to ask some of the people who ran, walked, or biked by me but I think they all thought it was strange that I was taking a picture of a bug on the trail when there were so many alligators, turtles, ducks and birds all around.

What can I say?  I like bugs.

If you ran in Florida would you worry more about the alligators the weird bugs or the mosquitoes?

Thursday things and Pokemon Go fragrance (for real)

Do you think it’s harder to lose weight as you get older?  It is, but don’t tell that to Diane Naylor of Oakhurst, Ca. because at age 59 and weighing in at over 300 pounds she decided to do something about it.  Two years later and 177 pounds less, Diane is a success story.  And then some.

Weight lossRead more about her story here.

Are you in good shape?  I mean really good shape.  Can you touch your toes?  Do you sleep like a baby?  Did you know those are signs of what shape you’re in?

If you wanna know what kind of shape you’re currently in, you might like this article I found on The Cheat Sheet.

are you in good shape

I’ve seen a lot of weird things while out running and walking.  Yesterday was no exception.  I thought I heard something strange on the basketball court and when I crossed the bridge over the court I looked down and saw this:

bird plays bball

Who brings a large exotic bird to play basketball? Someone who lives in Florida of course!

One last item of interest for all of the Pokemon Go fans.  Did you know they just released a fragrance?  Seriously, it’s unisex and supposedly smells like hints of orange and vanilla.

Pokemon go fragrance

It’s available here but unfortunately it’s sold out right now.  If you don’t like the smell it’s probably not worth the eleven or twelve dollars that it retails for.  I realize that’s affordable for almost anyone but it doesn’t work as a lure or incense and it wont help you catch a charizard so, I’ll probably pass.

What do you think about the new Pokemon Go fragrance?  Will it be a hit or miss?