Saturday, September 10, 2011

This Week on the Island 09/11/2011

'This week on the Island' is written by Doug Bennett and is an update to friends about happenings in Key West last week. Everything is true except for those parts that are lies.
The first picture this week (click to enlarge) is the current restaurant on Garrison Bight on Palm Avenue. The second picture is Timothy Dalton in ‘License to Kill (1988)’ at that same restaurant. The third picture is Goldie Hawn at that same restaurant in ‘Criss Cross (1975)’.

Weather: Another bight sunny week with temperatures in the high 80’s. Tropical Storm Lee is dumping rain all over the North East. Hurricane Katia looks like it will miss the USA. Tropical Storm Maria, soon to be Hurricane Maria, bears a close watching and Tropical Storm Nate, Hurricane want-to-be Nate appears to be going to Mexico. The high point of hurricane season is here.

This week I finished reading ‘Hostage in Havana’ by Noel Hynd.

Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day. My wife had the day off from her job at the City of Key West. That is one of the problems with being retired; you never get a day off.

To day is 09/11/2011, I hope you are flying the flag

This week was ‘Womenfest’. Lots of ladies walking around town holding hands. As bad as this world is about accepting people that are different than themselves, it is good these ladies can come here and be accepted for who they are.

Tuesday shrimp on Sunset Pier started this week, Steamed shrimp after sunset.

Fashion: Here in Key West most all of us wear shorts, t-shirts and sandals. It is a little too hot and humid to give much thought to fashion. We also wear white after Labor Day. I saw a young lady walking down Duval Street with shorts, t-shirt, sandals, and a scarf around her neck in 90 degree weather. I guess it was a fashion statement.

My friend Sharon Deja on Facebook:
Me, behave? Seriously? As a child I saw Tarzan almost naked, Cinderella arrived home after midnight, Pinocchio told lies, Batman drove over 200 miles an hour, Snow White lived in a house with 7 men, Popeye smoked a pipe and had tattoos, Pac Man ran around to digital music while eating pills that enhanced his performance, and Shaggy and Scooby were mystery solving hippies that always had the munchies. The fault is not mine! If you had this childhood and loved it, repost!!!!

Key West, You have got to love it
'Living the life that others dream'
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W

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Sassi dancing to Schooner Wharf Bar Dog.