Saturday, June 13, 2015

This Week on the Island 06/14/2015

‘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.
Weather:Hot and humid with a chance for rain and maybe a hurricane.
This week I read ’A Deadly Silver Sea’ by Bob Morris.
Monday was another trip to the VA in Miami. Dental cleaning and check-up. I have another cleaning scheduled for 6 months but the Dentist said my teeth looked good and I have no scheduled appoints for teeth.
The ladies of 801 Bourbon came out to clean the crossing at Duval and Patronia.
This week was ‘Pride Week’ it used to be ‘Gay Pride Week’.
Castaways Against Cancer kayak team arrived Friday afternoon at Higgs Beach, capping a seven day, 160-mile journey from Miami to Key West to benefit cancer research. Through individual and professional sponsors, the team raised $115,000.
My wife bought me a Fitbit for birthday. It keeps track of time, heart rate, steps taken, calories burned and stairs climbed. It has a computer part with all sorts of info. The part I like is where I input food and calories eaten. It has been a month now and I have lost 12 pounds. My average daily intake of calories is 1,089 my average daily burn of calories is 3,050 for the first month. So that is about 2,000 calories of weight loss per day.

Have you ever thought about ‘sayings’ that we live by, like ‘Never wear white after Labor Day’? Down here it would be ‘White very lite, keep you cool. Black and brown make you frown.’  Or how about March winds bring April showers.’ Down here it would be ‘Summer rain bring hurricane’.
Speaking of hurricane season. The city has started its annual de-nutting of all the coconut trees around town. (A coconut flying at 150 mph can cause some damage.) Here are the trees on North Roosevelt with no coconuts.
 Key West you have got to love it
'Close to Perfect, far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W
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