RED Stuff from out and about today

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RED Stuff From Out And About Today

(a Ruby Tuesday post)

12082008488-Price-of-Gas-Ft-Myers-FL-12-08-2008I had to go to the doctor today to get something that will kill this evil sinus infection from hell. On the way back, I stopped to look at the price of gas – would you look at this? If it keeps falling like this, could we possibly hit double digits any time soon? The sign just happened to be printed red.

12072008475-Tampa-Bay-Bucs-logo-PublixI headed to my local Publix supermarket, to get my prescription from the doctor filled. In the vestibule where all the shopping carts are stored hangs this poster depicting the logo for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team. Football is definitely bigger in Florida than it was on Long Island; in fact, it may actually qualify as the state religion of Florida.

12072008484-Publix-Pharmacy-Decorated-for-ChristmasAh, there’s my target – the Publix Pharmacy. I’ve got to fill this here prescription for a Z-pak full of anti-biotic goodness. Doesn’t Publix look pretty? They go rather berserk with it all – there are wrapped “gifts” and cute penguins in Santa hats strewn on the shelves and garlands of paper candy canes arching over the ends of the aisles. Very festive!

12082008494-Box-and-card-from-AlaskaWhen I got home, I went to collect the mail from the mailbox and spied a package sitting at the front door. I could not imagine who it was from, but braved the perils of the wasps (yes, they are at it AGAIN, but that’s another story for another day) to go collect it. Much to my surprise, it was from Alaska! I’d forgotten that Gayle had asked me for my snail mail address – I provided it, and then promptly put it out of my mind. Oooo, gifty-treats! I wonder what it is?

12082008496-Card-From-AlaskaInside the card with the deranged chihuahua on the front is some of the prettiest handwriting I’ve ever seen. Here’s part of the note from Gayle – whatever is inside the box is directed at the “Sanibel Crawlers” – that’s me, Gary, Tootie and the Snowbirds. I reach in and start pulling out small objects wrapped in newspapers…

12082008501-Booty-From-Alaska-Bar-Crawling-AidsOh, too cool – we each get our very own shot glass – booty from Alaska, with mooses on them (yes I know that the plural of “moose” is “moose” but I like saying “mooses” – it’s kinda like “operculii”, ok?).

So, Crawlers – here’s what I’m envisioning. We all take our Alaskan shot glasses on the next crawl with us, and have the bartender make a pitcher of… something. Kamikazes? And we’ll drink to our blogger friend Gayle in Alaska. Sound like a plan?

Oh and I’m looking forward to reading the newspaper from Alaska, too! 😉

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15 thoughts on “RED Stuff from out and about today”

  1. I hope you are feeling better Tink — I sure am, because I am on Island Time! And it is snow, snow, snowing back home.

  2. Gasoline prices are finally dropping!! *Pops.champagne* (kidding)
    Hoping the popping sound from the champagne will scare the evil devil sinus monster away from u 😛

  3. Now that’s just about the neatest thing ever!!! Our very own Moosekateer shot glass! Alrighty then, I’ll be havin’ a Washington Apple shot in mine. 🙂

    That was such a sweet thing for her to do!!!

  4. You gasoline is down that low – cool! Ours is about fifteen cents more here.
    What a lovely gift from Alaska and yes, she does have lovely handwriting.

  5. Regular unleaded here (in central Arkansas) is $1.56 right now! I never thought I’d see it this low again. Although it’s great for my pocket book, I fear it is a bad sign for our economy! 🙁

  6. I really enjoy when people share their day, these shots were great

    hope the sinus infection clears quickly – those things are brutal

  7. What a fun post! Hope your sinus infection is now a thing of the past. Love the Chihuahua! Wonderful post with all the lights down below this one too. Feel better.

  8. Okay, where was I Tuesday that I missed you getting the package? (Isn’t it pathetic that I had to go back to my own blog to read what I was doing. Good thing I blog or I might forget where I live or who I am!). Glad the package made it before the New Year…it is a long ways from Alaska to Florida you know! Sorry, to hear you still had that sinus thing going, but at least you went to the doctor. I was just miserable for a few weeks until it finally passed. Publix has some very nice decorations. I couldn’t tell you if the stores decorated her or not. I avoid going shopping at all costs. I guess with Christmas coming I’m going to have to… Well, I’m going to have to browse your blog to see what else I missed! Happy Holidays!

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