I am so happy. So happy that my wonderful girlfriend A has made a great discovery. Perhaps I’m crazy, but she’s found a ‘Muscle Beach‘ in South Florida. Muscle Beach, for those who don’t know, is the alter-brand of the west coast fame ‘Hot Dog on a Stick‘ which serves up simply the best hot dog or cheese on a stick, and some of the best lemonade ever! It’s 37 miles from home, but who cares! Now all I need is a Wahoo’s Fish Taco, In-n-Out, Ruby’s, Carl’s Jr, etc. etc. in South Florida. Thanks A!
Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category
Music: Jimmy Buffett – Changes In Lattitudes
Well, I haven’t posted in over a month and I really feel terribly guilty about that – guilt only because I really wanted to keep up with this. Anwyay, in the past month and a half I spent awhile in Canada for the holidays with Anne and her family, followed by a the bachelor party I planned for Jeremy, and then back to Fort Lauderdale again to go furniture shopping for my new place (photo above: living room). Only about three weeks left until I move, I’ve been busy packing, organizing, and trying to figure out every detail of transplanting my life to South Florida. It’s seriously a lot of work… although when Jeremy and Coral did it they just ditched everything and moved in about 2 weeks. I’m not so willing to dump everything I own. It’s nice to know that I’ve got friends in a new place, but I really hope to meet some new folks as well. Time to go pack some more, I’ve already dwindled half the day away.
I’ve been to Miami before, most recently this past Septemeber… however this was my first trip into the South Beach area. Very cool. Very European. Very busy. Little shops and places to dine stretched down Lincoln Ave which has been restricted to pedestrian traffic only. Tables clustered all along the center, littered with people of all kinds, drinking, eating, and speaking in every language known to man and then a few. I suppose I could compare it most to 3rd St Promenade in Santa Monica, except this was much busier and more unique. I’ll be back.
Mmm. Perhaps not Miami, but close – Ft Lauderdale. I’ve been here since Wednesday evening, on business and visiting friends. At this point it looks like I may indeed have a serious job offer/opportunity to create something I’ve been dreaming of for years, and a dream left unfullfilled by the defunct Musicfans. Moving to south Florida isn’t exactly close to home, is quite different, but I suppose would be a new adventure in life… not to mention, a great opportunity (as I mentioned). How life so quickly changes, twists, and turns is truly not only interesting… but odd. Someone recently gave me some amazingly wise advice, ‘Jump in the river, and see where it takes you… you never know what shore you’ll land on, or what opportunities it may bring’. So many things to think about, to figure out, but for now I’m just riding the river and will deal with everything as it comes. Challenge, change, and risk are things I’ve been looking for lately. I think they may have found me.
Music: U2 – Levitate (From All That You Can’t Leave Behind Sessions)
Mmmm. Just had dinner at Taco Surf with Jer and Coral, and about 8-10 others… followed by everyone’s favorite Starbucks (note the sarcasm). Out of those invited to Zubkoff’s Eleven, a good deal were there tonight: Jeremy, Rob, Paul, Judd, Ben, Josh, and myself. Got addresses for everyone, ‘invites’ will be going out this week before I’m of to Florida. Let the rush begin!