DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

RAIN--YES AND NO--PLUS SNACKS

 BEATING THE RAINS??




TUESDAY EVENING AUGUST 17, 2010

Scooter Trip, Day 1 and I sit here in a beautiful South Florida village visiting my daughter. At the moment she is out taking one of her several dogs to school. He is taking a test tonight in front of all the other dogs at school. He is going to sit, when he hears the word "SIT", and stand, etc., at the command "STAND".

Bloody hell, I could do those actions even before school...but never on command--grin! 


So I am eating some really good hor'd'ourves as daughter is a GooooD cook! These munchies are spectacular! I will put out the recipe if she will allow it.

First hour of riding I was being followed
By Lightning, Black clouds and Thunder.
It gave me again to witness the awesome
Power of our Creator--and wonder...

Yeah! Okay. I gotcha. The non-story:

 
This was again one of those gigantic monster-storms we get almost daily in South Florida. And I can tell you that storms do NOT move only at 15-20 miles-per-hour. This one was moving, really coming AFTER me
on I-75. It was, like...tracking me down. Now and then I saw a few drops hit my visor, and one moment I tasted a wet mosquito--decided to stop yawning--grin! (Yes I swallowed the bug. OK?)

What made this exciting for me was the fact that I had not any of my saddle bags or luggage pieces fitted yet with rain-wear. Also me, not rainproof. Now I was going 84-88 m/p/h to beat this storm, and each time I looked back (dangerous, BTW!) there they were--sheets and sheets of driving rain, raining GAINING on me. Brightly colored flaky clouds up ahead. I went in that direction.

One hour later I looked back, and all the sky was blue, dotted with fluffy, friendly white puffs. I beat the storm--on a scooter! How about that?

OK, I was going to give y'all some recipes for some delicious handfulls of stuff everyone will enjoy. You may not enjoy them as much as I--for I just discovered that all these handfulls of sweetest treasures can be purchased in any food market. It is all stacked neatly in bags and boxes in aisle #23 DOGGIE TREATS AND PET FOOD!

...and if there is any doubt...well, YESSSS, I am still sober. Today.
I'm loving you today, Peeps!
Knowing that God allows you all His PEACE. Today
!

--steveroni


Just no time to make comments, 
but I'm reading most blogs, and 
LOVING your responses. 
Thank you Soooo much!!!

Picture: Deviant Art 
Run_Away_and_Never_Look_Back_by_Lily_L_Bell

21 comments:

Christine Macdonald said...

Keep on keeping on. Sending love from Laguna.xo Kiki

dAAve said...

I love storms like that.
Drive carefully; there's enough nuts on the road already. hehe

A Daft Scots Lass said...

We have some amazing electrical thunderstorms in South Africa.

JStar said...

Glad you beat the storm :) Love your vivid details lol...and LMAO@doggie treats LOL

Syd said...

Those storms were something else. Got caught in a big gully washer while on the boat. Soaked through and through. Glad that you beat the storm.

Nevine said...

Steveroni, I love your description of trying to beat the storm... and eventually making it! How cool is that!?! I do enjoy a good thunder and lightning storm, but not when I'm right there at the mercy of the elements. You're a champ for enduring that... but anything to be with a loved one! I'm glad you're spending quality time with your daughter and enjoying her good food. Nothing like time spent with those we love... Enjoy enjoy and enjoy some more!

Hugs,
Nevine

izzy said...

Gotta have some excitement in our lives!
I used to gallop full tilt along a fire road right next to the train tracks, sometimes we would hear that afternoon train a-comin'...

Claudia said...

sounds adventurous Steve - chased by a storm...have a great trip and enjoy the time with your daughter and her dogs...smiles

Prayer Girl said...

What a neat picture and neat description of your chase ahead of the storm.

I'll be waiting for daughter's recipe unless you weren't joking about the dog biscuits. Gotten to where a lot of the time I can't tell the joke from the non-joke. :)

PG

drybottomgirl said...

I'm sure you've been chased by worse things than a storm :) Glad to hear you are ok and that you are enjoying yourself! Travel safe....

Carolynn said...

lol...love the twist ending. *grin*

My little Princess only gets the very best. One day, I read the list of ingredients on her dry food and it had things in there like blueberries, and cranberries, and garlic, so I thought "Hey, I wonder what these taste like" and took a nibble.

#1. I nearly broke a tooth.

#2. I could. not. get it out of my mouth fast enough.

Your daughter must buy the REALLY good stuff.

sherri said...

Isn't Mother Nature just so beautiful and dynamic?!

P. S. there's nothing quite as good as a really good doggie biscuit!

Scott said...

whew, I was getting nervous as I read, glad you made it out alive!

please be careful my friend!

Heather's Mom said...

What an exciting adventure - I'm glad you're now at your daughter's dry and in one piece! It reminds me of a time a wave came over our boat and I was running to the back to escape, looking over my shoulder, knowing it was coming. Your adrenaline had to have been UP! So which is better... mosquitoes or dog treats...
God bless.

Heather's Mom said...

What an exciting adventure - I'm glad you're now at your daughter's dry and in one piece! It reminds me of a time a wave came over our boat and I was running to the back to escape, looking over my shoulder, knowing it was coming. Your adrenaline had to have been UP! So which is better... mosquitoes or dog treats...
God bless.

steveroni said...

Heather's Mom...by FAR the doggie treats. They "treated" me! Ya know--I sometimes believe that stories emanating from truth are as interesting as any.....

marie said...

Are you sure those are NON-ALCOHOLIC doggie treats? (smiles) Your post is a treat! Thanks.

Shadow said...

stormy moody weather, my favourite. but definately not on a bike! happy travels!

Banana Girl said...

You may or may not have noticed I tore down my site. Keep in touch. Love your stuff. J.

Faith said...

Heya Steve,

You on Facebook? I'd love to add you there. Also, I'm starting a new blog, so I might have to re-add you and PG. Massive hugs! Drop me a line at recovering.faith@gmail.com

Crown of Beauty said...

Dear Steve-roni...

Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. I've been on a ten day school of prayer ministry (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) not to mention travel time morning and evening... and it finished yesterday. Am gonna write about the awesome experience soon.

Hey, I love hors d'ouevres - the simplest one I know is boursin cheese with chopped nuts on ritz crackers (ha-ha...too easy). Would love the recipe.

I think being chased by a storm while on a scooter is cool (too cool I guess)

And I love dogs, too, like your daughter.

Have a great weekend.

Blessings.
Lidj