Packing the sheep up...Sat, October 22, 2005 - 10:10 PM
We haven't escaped Hurricane Country yet. Departure is set for post-evening rush hour November 8th, the day we close on our current home. If I had my way, we'd be getting the heck outta Dodge before the ink was even dry.
I so totally loathe the whole Florida mentality. Spent my 4 decades fairly evenly split between the MD/DC area where I grew up, and S. Brevard County. Bounced between the two depending on which side of the family was less of a pain in the butt. Love 'em all, but even they can't smooth the animousity and disgust that overwhelms me every day I look outside only to see an over-abundance of concrete and idiots. Been wanting for too long to start carrying a gallon jug of barbeque sauce in my van because I'm liable to take a huge chunk out of one of these jerkwads. Yeah, definitely time (past time) to move on.
Everyone I've spoken with in Arkansas has been so utterly fantastic! No pretense, no bullshit. Just genuine, down-to-earth folks who still practice simple daily courtesies with which I was raised. Geez- try to offer a friendly smile and/or wave to a stranger in my townhouse complex and it can be met with any reaction from, "Who the f*ck are you?!?" to "Ya wanna buy a rock?" Stick a damned fork in me. I'm done!
If you're ever out our way, you'll have to stop by at least for a cup of coffee, soda, or something. Friends are always welcome, ya know?
Then there was the incident Thursday afternoon...
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