But go ahead, Tom, you’ve earned it.
In case you haven’t heard, here’s the latest news on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Florida:
- If you’re 50 or older, you’re eligible to get the vaccine right now!
- If you’re between the ages of 40 and 50, you have to wait only a couple of days — starting this coming Monday, March 29th, the minimum age for eligibility drops to 40.
- If you’re between the ages of 18 and 40, you’ve got just over a week to wait. Two Mondays from now, on Monday, April 5th, any adult will be able to get the vaccine.
…that it’s time to post the unofficial Florida state motto (pictured above).
Yes, we can be “America’s drainpipe for weirdos” sometimes, but we’re also a blessed tropical paradise.
While the rest of the country’s enduring near-freezing, freezing, or sub-freezing temperatures, the temperatures here have been ranging from 79°F (26°C) here in the Tampa Bay area to 84°F (29°C) along the east coast.
Last year, we had a problem with a household who in addition to keeping chickens in their yard, also kept a rooster. I have no problems with neighbors keeping chickens, but the rooster was a big problem at the crack of dawn, for reasons that should be obvious if you’ve ever been to a farm or rural town. That problem was solved by identifying the household and going through the appropriate City of Tampa code enforcement channels. Urban chickens are legal, but a roosters aren’t.
Over the past few days, we’ve been woken by a rooster again, and this time, we think it’s a free roamer, which isn’t uncommon here in the Sunshine State, and part of the scene in Ybor City, just a couple of miles south of our neighborhood.
Anyhow, all this had led to the most “Florida” conversation I’ve ever had on Facebook chat with my neighbor Jennifer, as pictured above.
…especially if you swap out the boots for flip-flops and stick a Salt Life sticker on the vehicle.