Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Another day in Paradise ?

Sunday Jan 16th

80 degrees,sun shining so it seemed like a wonderful day to go to the beach. So we pack up the car and head up to the family condo right on the beach.
What could be better, hang out on the beach, venture carefully into the cool water, cool because despite the air temperature the water is still 60 which is wayyyy too cold for us floridians brrrrrr!
Well anway after a knee high walk into the water and hours of shell picking and the odd cold beer :) I decided to walk along to the bird sanctuary where they take in injured birds such as pelicans,owls,egrets and assorted other florida birds. The sanctuary is acccessible right from the beach and feeding time is quite the sight as all of the other birds in florida congregate on the beach just outside at that time.
So I wandered in and oohed and awwed and at all the birds (covered under netting) and after a while this old fart had to sit down.....well.....little did I notice one of Floridas largest bird 'the pelican' was sitting about 12 feet above me.
Well apparently his bowels were in need of a movement and I was soon to be his persoanal toilet, so there I was sitting innocently thinking what awonderful day it was when sssssSSSSSSSSPLatTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!
I was covered in lots and lots of warm really warm pelican poo, and I began to whine like a little girl.
Apparently I was a a great source of amusement to my wife and sis in law + many others around me.
Fortunatly there was a water hose around the corner to wash me off and of course I was only wearing swim trunks so cleaning up was easy.
Another day in paradise huh ?

Later on in the day after sunning and swimming in a heated pool we were invited to go see some friends of mine for free at a sold out show, Zoso a Led Zepp tribute band at a theatre, so I got to play semi rockstar for the night.
The steady flow of Heineken seemed to soften the blow of the pelican poo,and at this point I am really gratefull I wasn't looking up at the pelican with my mouth agape.....now that would be an entirely different day !


ah Paradise, got to love it.


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7 comments:

mefior said...

Have you ever seen a Roseate Spoonbill ? A very reare but beautiful bird which I have seen on one occasion when I was in your neck of the woods. West coast of florida in the general Tampa/St Pete area.

So you and Cydi Lauper now have something in Common ? Ha! Ha!

Hope you're feeling better and I can't wait to see you lot at the Convention! Not long now.

Regards.
Derick.

mefior said...

That should read Cyndi Lauper !
and Rare not raere ! Sorry !

Derick.

Ron said...

Typical.....thats what you get for ogling birds all day on the beach :-)

Ron

Barry said...

Cyndi Lauper has nothing on me, and I'm not proud of that..trust me ;)

Heather said...

All right, semi-regular updates. Welcome to Blogger, mate.

Cyndi Lauper? Well, with the right makeup, I think you'd make a wonderful Dee Snider...;)

Can't wait for the show in March.

-Heather
(Backstage girl from the Largo show in August. Yeah, what a mess that caused. But, no worries! I can't be scared away that easily :-p)

trrish said...

anybody take a picture??? :-)

trish

Barry said...

anybody take a picture???
of Heather or the poo ?

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