The internet is down at work. Everything I need to work on is internet related. I could probably sift through some papers and make piles. I mean really I haven’t been here long enough to think about cleaning anything (like files) out. I have barely started files. So….what to do, what to do.
I know, I’ll blog.
Sooo,,,,how are you? I’m fine thank you. Last weekend was the Siesta Key weekend with the girls (Jer, Ker, Jan and Di, and me) A lovely time was had by all. I got way too much sun on Sunday. I don’t know what I was thinking when I sat out on that beach without sunscreen. I think I had put it on in the morning but then forgot. I really can’t remember how it happened but I was kind of a burgundy color at the end of the day. Now I’m just tan and peeling. I won’t do that again.
Here are some beach pics:
It wasn’t too hard to come “home” – I actually smiled when I walked into my little bungalow apartment. Well you know, bungalow-ish. A bungalow might be a little bigger. Anyhoo, I’m settling in. I might be settling in a little tooo much as my routine is work way too long days, come home and sit in the chair and watch TV. It’s bad. So to help with my laziness I started walking to work (and counting steps) Wait, did I already blog about this? I think I may have. But here’s some pictures from my morning walk to work:
Here we have a cute bakery that I pass every morning:
And this wall is extra cool and look at this artwork:
Then I get to the 7/11 which is right across the street from a PNC which always makes me feel at home:
shoot I deleted that picture by accident. Well just imagine you are seeing a 7/11 across the street from a PNC.
Then to campus and at this time of year campus it is so quiet:
And then to my desk where I see this view:
Takes about 15 minutes unless I stop at 7/11 for coffee – which I always do. But hey I figure once I get to 7/11 it’s like I’m at work because it’s basically “on” campus. So I start my time when I get there. Not that anybody cares.
Yea, I don’t have a lot to share these days. I work, I sit in the chair, sleep then work again. Not a very exciting life but I’m just resting while the universe is deciding my next move. In the meantime here are a couple of DeLand fun facts:
- There is grass here. You may not understand this, those of you with grass in your yards (I’m not talking about marijuana) but I don’t think green grass is native to Florida. We had some in Palm Harbor and we had someone cut the grass but it never smelled like cut grass. I love that cut grass smell as do most humans and here at Stetson I think they cut the grass every day. I’m not exaggerating. And typically it’s cut in the mornings so everyday when I come to work I smell fresh cut grass. It’s really a lovely way to start the day.
- DeLand is the sky diving capital of the world. I’m not making that up. See it’s on the Internet here: Skydiving Capital of the World I don’t really care about skydiving, nor do I ever ever want to go sky diving but it’s kind of a cool thing to be known for. My work-mate colleague (Krystal) ran into about 30 people from the Netherlands who were here specifically to skydive. Supposedly there is a place to watch – a restaurant I think (or a bar) and maybe someday I will find it and have lunch there and watch crazy people jump out of planes.
- DeLand practices trickery. Well at least the DeLand Bakery practices trickery. So I showed you a picture of the very adorable looking Buttercup Bakery that I pass everyday coming to work and I proudly pass every day. In addition to having the best looking cupcakes ever they have lunches so today I told Julia that I was thinking of going to the Buttercup Bakery to get a sandwich, to which she said have you tried the DeLand Bakery? They have organic food there. Well, you know I was expecting organic donuts with a couple of wraps or something along those lines. Well, well, well, the DeLand Bakery is this huge (okay not like Whole Foods huge, but large) organic store. Like a Wild Fields. Do you have those anywhere? Complete with organic produce and aisles of organic everything and in the back they have a salad bar – which is hot foods and then wraps, etc. So I got for my lunch salmon, mashed potatoes, green beans, mushrooms, three salads (okay I’m just getting spoonfuls of each) but anyway most delicious lunch ever – and not a donut in sight. Not one. I have no idea why they call it a Bakery. But what a great find that was. And while lunch wasn’t the $5 that I would like to spend it wasn’t really that bad considering. If I could get on the internet right now I’d google it up to see why it’s named the DeLand Bakery but I guess that will have to wait since I still have no internet.
This weekend, this loonngg weekend, before payday, I might go and explore DeLeon Springs. They have a restaurant in the park that serves pancakes. It’s called The Old Spanish Sugar Mill. See pics here: Pancakes! What’s unusual about it is they bring the pancake batter to the table and have griddles built into the table and you make them yourself. Probably not something to do by myself but it would be fun to go with someone and check it out. I wonder how crowded these places will be. I was thinking of staying away from the beach, first to let my sunburn fade and also because it will be crowded. My guess is that the Parks will be crowded as well. See? This is why I don’t leave my chair.
The internet is back on which means I can actually post this blog, AND get back to work. Good news, bad news.