Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Back from Flagler Beach (Interim Update)

I'm back.

A lone gull on a wet expanse of beach at a very low tide, Jan. 11, 2009.

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I have as many as 100 cellphone pictures that I took over 6 days that I could post, although in actuality, I will only post about two-thirds of that number -- but that's still about 66. I will post the bulk of them in an entry in a day or two.

About my trip, I never had as peaceful a trip to see my dad, yet never have I been so anxious to return.

My dad and me (in the mirror), Jan. 10, 2009, Flagler Beach, Florida.

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It had nothing to do with him -- we got along just fine. Rather, I was just so bored so much of the time and sort of anxious to get back into my world, and occasionally (like last night) panicked that I'd be stuck there. I can't explain it, esp. since there is a scenario in which I could end up living there (except it would be in Key West). I also realize that many folks would love to live there.

Shadows, my dad and me, on the beach, Flagler Beach, Fla., Jan. 9, 2009. There were flowers washed up on the beach in the low tide. My guess is people get married on the beach and flowers get tossed in the ocean -- and wash back up on the sand. Those flowers actually still were scented.

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We did very little while I was there -- not even going out to dinner once. Even the karaoke bar jaunts were limited to just twice.

Here my dad sings at Rossi's last Thursday evening in Flagler Beach, Fla., Jan. 8 2009.

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I managed to accomplish 12 miles of the approx. 18 mile walk from the Daytona Beach pier back to Flagler Beach. My dad drove me to Daytona Beach and then met me in Ormond-by-the-Sea.

The Daytona Beach Pier at very low tide. There was a full Moon during this period -- and thus this was an astronomical low tide.

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Right now I need to end this entry as I am meeting Kristof for dinner at Bua. Later I will go to Cobalt, maybe with Kristof and Gary. I have to go my former office tomorrow by 11AM to get the particulars on a new contract-based assignment. The second installment of my student loans were supposed to have disbursed today but I will wait until tomorrow to check the relevant Web site. Oh, yes, I left both my pomade and my cellphone charger in Florida. I need to buy two new ones tomorrow.

Fox News screen shot, Jan. 11, 2009 ... Will we ever miss the Bush Disaster Monkey era when this passed for discourse??

The weather is supposed to turn frigid here in the D.C. area and across much of the eastern U.S. in the next 24 hours -- and remain cold for a week or more. We MIGHT FINALLY get some actual snow here, too. We're running "trace" (as usual) for the season so far at DCA. Maybe we will have a snowstorm in time for President - Elect Obama's inauguration next Tuesday. About the inauguration, the city -- the Capital of the Empire -- is beginning to fill up with visitors.

--Regulus

3 comments:

krzysztof said...

Well, it was what it was and now you're back and that's a good thing

Regulus said...

Thank you.

It was nice seeing you last night. However, as per your conversation with Donny Osmond Friday night, I need a fuller -- nay, a complete -- debriefing, which I shall bug you about the next time I see you.

Anonymous said...

You were bored. How flattering. That means you missed us, right?

Some how I temporarily lost my link to your regulus site. Considering that you might be lost forever...It was not a pleasant thought to think.

Florida is not your only option. You could come here & we could run the local newspaper together. You might even find a boyfriend...you never know.