Key Lime Butter and the Oxford Comma

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“There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.”   ~  Dave Barry

I miss the ocean, and I agree with Mr. Barry that what’s underneath is the big story. I learned that when my family first moved down to the Florida Keys. Look – here’s a 16 year old kid from Clayton, Missouri, quite an urban place, and he’s snorkeling with a spear gun in his hand, and he spears a mangrove snapper, and he then happens to see a not so smiling face behind him and to his right, and that face belongs to a barracuda. And when the friggin kid gets out of the water he sees that the friggin fish is friggin four feet long! Hey, I got to keep the fish. It was delicious. Have you ever tasted real Key Lime juice all done up with butter. If not, ya ain’t lived quite fully. There’s still time. Key Lime goes quite nicely in a mug of cold draft beer as well. Mine was always Budweiser, but I reckon they have those crafty beers on tap down there in the islands by now.

About our opening photo today, that’s Sean. Dude got right up in my face, and he wouldn’t keep still, which made any kind of focus hard to find. Frankly I don’t know why cats, people, whatever, do that. Do you? What I mean is do you know, not do you do that. Of course you don’t – ummm, do that, not know that. Danged focus just left me hangin’ there. My bad. Let’s move on, shall we? Sean is a really cool guy. He’s barely emerged from kitten-hood, but he has, so let’s give him that. He is the most playful cat in the cattery right now, which is greatly appreciated because he makes me laugh a lot when I get to work in the cattery. I’d like to be in there more, because I like to laugh. But there are amusing cats in both of our cat facilities so I am lucky either way. Multi-tasking luck ain’t no small achievement. Anyway, Sean is a great cat. Come see.

I’m going to keep it short this morning. It promises to be a beautiful morning. The overnight rain did the washing so the world will be fresh and clean. My outlook on life has been particularly murky of late, so I will be all full of appreciation and stuff. You often don’t know you are being uplifted until you get there. The weather folks say that tomorrow will be bright, sunny, and dry. Hey! I just used an Oxford comma. How cool is that. One of life’s little pleasures.

Peace out, y’all. Goof gloriously.

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