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16 October 2017

Morning Coffee | Random Thoughts & Oddities


Paul at Lat43 does these hysterical Morning Tea blog posts which are a brain dump of whatever pops into his head while he's writing them. I decided to steal his idea. Except, I'm drinking coffee while I write this and he drinks tea, so it isn't really stealing, is it?

So, here we go - all of the random nonsense floating through my head while I sip on my morning coffee.

  • I've been thinking a lot about lizards lately. Does that seem weird to you?
  • Every time I walk from my boat to the marina office, I encounter at least 37 lizards. Sure, I know I'm a tiny bit prone to exaggeration, but not in this case. They're really are a lot of lizards here. Go on, try it yourself. Next time you're at Indiantown Marina, walk around and see how many lizards you count. But make sure you look up from time to time or else you might walk into a boat in the parking lot and that would hurt.
  • I guess it's a bit strange to find boats in a parking lot next to cars. I'm used to it now and hadn't really thought about it in a while. You know because I've got lizards on my mind lately.
  • Lizards are cute in their own reptilian sort of way. Sure, they're not going to win any sort of cuteness contest against kittens, but they might win the Miss Congeniality award.
  • The lizards here are tiny. You could probably stuff at least five of them in your handbag and still have room for your wallet and keys.
  • Not that you'd want to stuff lizards in your handbag. Although there are people who stuff dogs in their handbags.
  • What would you rather have in your handbag - lizards or a dog?
  • I know what I'd rather have. Lots and lots of money to buy ridiculously expensive stuff for our boat. And chocolate. I'd buy a lot of chocolate too.
  • I wonder if lizards like chocolate? Personally, I'm never going to find out because I don't like sharing my chocolate.
  • You know what else has been on my mind lately? Lint. I always clean the lint out of the dryer after I'm finished with it so that the next person can chuck their clothes in and not worry about it. Some people think it's perfectly okay to leave their lint in for the next person. When I find out who's been doing that, I might stick a couple of lizards in their handbag. 
  • The Canadians are back. Busy season at Indiantown Marina is upon us. 
  • They've been doing the usual touch-ups around the marina in anticipation of the busy season. They painted the women's bathroom yellow. It was yellow before. I was hoping for a different color this year. Or polka dots. Polka dots would have been good.
  • Maybe they should have a suggestion box. You know what I'd suggest? Polka dots in the women's bathroom.
  • They also put in a new faucet on the sink. Same sink. Different faucet. At least, I think it's a different one.
  • When I went to wash my hands I got a little freaked out. I didn't remember the faucet looking like that. Everything else was the same. Yellow walls. Garbage can. Mosquitoes hovering in the corner waiting to bite you. But the faucet was different.
  • I started to worry that I had been transported to a parallel universe. Everything seems pretty much the same except for a few small details in parallel universes. And, of course, who won WW II. It's possible I've been watching too many episodes of Man in a High Castle.
  • I decided to ignore the whole parallel universe thing for a while and wash my hands. I'm sure they have hygiene standards even in parallel universes.
  • Then, as I walked back towards my boat, counting lizards along the way, I noticed the trash dumpster wasn't in the same place as before. Freaky. 
  • What's even freakier is that there used to be two trash dumpsters. Now there was just one. Maybe this parallel universe isn't too bad after all. They've managed to do a better job at recycling and not having wasteful packaging and need fewer trash dumpsters.
  • That's probably enough randomness for this morning. Have a look around you - notice anything that's not quite right? Something not quite as you remember it? Maybe you're in a parallel universe too. The good news is that they have coffee over here.


What did you think about over your morning cup of coffee, tea or other favorite beverage? What did you have for breakfast?

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25 comments:

  1. Maybe they should paint the bathroom in lizards?

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  2. As long as those little lizards hang out outside, I'm good. We usually have a few in our screened-in patio, and one particular dude likes to sit at the foot of my lounge chair. No other chair, just mine. My husband usually relocates him for me.

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    1. They get into our boat sometimes, which I suppose I shouldn't mind as they eat bugs.

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  3. I hate when my husband leaves the lint in the lint trap. I clean it out every time. We’ve owned two lizards and I quite like them!

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  4. There aren't any lizards in Virginia. I guess we are too far north for their cold blood. There are mosquitos, but not like Florida mosquitos. We also have fruit flies by the million and regular flies by the hundreds. There is no chance of our bathrooms being painted, but it's very exciting when there are paper products.

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    1. Flies are so annoying, but I'd take them over mosquitos and noseeums. Fortunately, the bathrooms here are always well stocked with paper products.

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  5. Nearly all your random thoughts contain lizards. I have to question your definition of random. I had my morning coffee as soon as the gas engineer had left after not fixing our boiler. You probably don’t want to know my thoughts.

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    1. That made me laugh :-) Okay, maybe it's not so much random and oddly obsessive thoughts.

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  6. I've been thinking a lot about lizards lately. Does that seem weird to you? Somewhat, but I always find them to be lucky so I don't mess with them.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. I didn't know they were considered to be lucky. I'll look at them with a whole new perspective now.

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  7. We have lizards everywhere here, too. First it was skinks, and now these cute little brown and green ones are everywhere!

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  8. Fun post! I'd be totally fine with having that many lizards around. I'm always tickled to see one. When one of our grandsons (who lives in Florida) was younger, he used to hang little lizards from his earlobes like dangle earrings. Still makes me smile to think about it.

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    1. How did he manage to catch them? They always scurry away from me quickly.

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  9. Ummm you seem to be (slightly) obsessed with Lizards. Are you sure you haven't got one tucked away somewhere? Like a handbag, or God forbid, on your person. Personally you can keep all the lizards (and the mosquitos) and the coffee. Make mine a tea with a dog please lol

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    1. I just checked my handbag - no lizards :-)

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  10. Oh, my gosh. You are a trip. I wish someone would stick an axolotl in my purse. Then my partner would let me get another aquarium for the salamander instead of telling me 'no' all the time. ~sigh~ As for breakfast, I washed down a cold leftover bratwurst with a glass of milk. Just wanted to get on with my day, but the sausage is grade A - a family recipe brought from Germany.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Wish I could say I ate something exotic last Saturday. Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the new Nepalese place. An Indian restaurant sat right behind the cinema along a row of other eateries and stores. I must say it was good. Be well!

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    1. I just looked up axolotl on Google. Wow - that would be interesting to find that in you purse! You make your own sausage? Impressive.

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  11. Yes, it is weird to me that you've been thinking a lot about lizards...because I don't like lizards. *shivers and runs away* :P

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    1. But you live in Florida, don't you? How can you escape from them? They seem to be everywhere in this state.

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  12. Hmmm...actually, I haven't seen many lizards this year, but the last years, they were everywhere. I wonder what happened to them.

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  13. Is lint sharing really that bad? It's clean at least.

    We had a pet lizard on the docks in St Aug. I was greeted every morning while I enjoyed some tea. He used to follow me around the docks. When we untied for the Bahamas I accidently stepped on him. I felt horrible, but knowing in a parallel universe we may have said goodbye without him being crushed made me feel better :D

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