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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hot in South Florida; You gotta love it here!

Hot????  I think not!
For the past few years, Lewis and I have been spending several cold winter weeks in southern Florida.  At first, I bristled at this idea because “I am to young for Florida”, but I am starting to really love these get-aways.  One reason is that whereever I go, I feel really young!

When my kids left after the holidays, Lewis and I went to a local restaurant we like named Taboo and sat at the bar for dinner.   When we first arrived, the bar was hopping and we took the only two seats available on the corner.  There was an older gentleman sitting next to Lewis, dressed impeccably, wearing a pink cashmere sweater and his silver hair perfectly styled, but well on his way to inebriation.  Next to me, there was a young guy who must have made a wrong turn somewhere to have ended up at this particular bar.  

We watched the football game on the T.V. and bantered with the bar tenders and our fellow diners.  We learned that there were a few other Patriots fans in the group and we speculated about our prospects for the play-offs, and complained about our defense.  We were having a really good time.

The older guy next to Lewis continued to drink one scotch after another until he was actually “stinking drunk”.   He started to lean across Lewis’ plate to get my attention.  “YOU ARE SO HOT!”  he slurred.  Again and again, he thrust himself in front of Lewis to tell me how “Hot” I am. 

Lewis was getting pretty irritated by the guy invading his space and the bartenders were embarrassed and didn’t know what to do about this inappropriate behavior but I could only laugh.

I turned to the young guy sitting next to me and said, “In any other bar in the country, I would be a geezer.  It is only in Southern Florida that I am HOT”.

1 comment:

  1. While it is true that I feel incredibly "hot" down here in Southern Florida, it was certainly a needed feeling when I had to start dating all over again five years ago. Who would have thought that after 30 plus years of marriage?

    so I am extremely happy with the decision to move on down to south Florida as my residence. I will tell you that waking up to the sunshine everyday and the view and sounds of the ocean has invigorated me. I get up with a smile, and am ready to exercise each day to keep myself young, even though I am now in the "over 60's" group. How in the world did I get there?

    I feel quite young however when my granddaughter, Maya, comes to visit and I am able to keep up with her running all over the apartment, and playing outside, and swimming in the pool. She will have the memories of visiting her mimi and being able to just have fun with swims, long walks on the sand, and conversations on the terrace with the ocean lapping up on the shore.

    I am glad that I am in this part of the country, Souther Florida, and I am "HOT"