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Sidetracked....... [Sep. 3rd, 2004|04:07 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Hehe, Matt & I got a bit sidetracked - I know I'm supposed to be working, but since the storm is coming I wanted to go on a quick bike ride while it's still nice out, since I don't know when the next chance I'll be able to would be!

We went all over town - saw some alligators of course, hehe. I looked for the big one on the sandbar that I saw last time, but not only was he not visible, neither was the sandbar! The water is rising I guess. It's very high and still flooded in some areas from Charley, and they say we might get 20" or more of rain from Frances!! That's insane! We've got a curfew now too - 9pm =P I haven't had a 9pm curfew since, well, ever! Also it said on the news that they are suspending alcohol sales - what's that about? I'm glad we stocked up early =P

The animals are all acting weird outside - we saw a little armadillo eating ants out by the reserve in the middle of the day (usually I see them just at night). He was so cute and friendly! I even petted him for a little while and he didn't run away! %&@$ Again I forgot my camera - it was truly a Kodak moment, hehe.

Then we went to our little Downtown Celebration area and went to Sherlock's (a vegetarian British restaurant/teahouse) and had some tea and cake and savouries. They have vegetarian steaks there now - I'll have to try one next time. I was worried since it's under new management and I was afraid they'd ditch the vegetarian menu, but luckily the new people (also British - there are getting to be more British ex-pats here than natural citizens, hehe) said that they're keeping it all - yay!

Now I'm back and ready to paint some more - I'm not sure where this piece is going - I'm just painting randomly to see what turns up. You can watch me HERE.

[User Picture]From: heatherica
2004-09-03 01:34 pm (UTC)
An armadillo?? How cute!!! Strap that camera to you at all times!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-05 04:58 pm (UTC)
I know!!! He was too cute!!! He looked up at me and stood up on his hind legs - I almost cried he was so cute!!!
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[User Picture]From: cybertazz2
2004-09-03 01:44 pm (UTC)
Hey Jasmine, I heard on the radio here this morning that there is another Hurricane headed on the same path as your last two...have you heard anything about that? That is so weird that the storms aren't giving a break!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-05 04:59 pm (UTC)
Noooo!!!! They were showing Hurricane "Ivan" on the news a few minutes ago....... Noooo!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: kathrine_lita
2004-09-03 02:20 pm (UTC)
Whats with all the hurricanes? I'm really getting worried about ya'll...I saw the hurricane this morning in first period. OMG! That thing is so huge! Alot of people are coming up here to Tennessee to get away from it so all the Hotals are full...plus it is Labor Day weekend and my grandmother is in Georgia visiting my aunt. I really wish that my dad was here to go through this with us...they say that it might reach Tennessee(I live on the boarder on Tennessee and Alabama)
BTW...Jas I have my Journal fixed so you can view it if you want. :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-05 05:01 pm (UTC)
Man, that hurricane has been pestering us all day - there's no way we can leave our house, hehe. Nothing but howling and wind and rain for the past 24 hours.....ugh......

Welcome to LiveJournal!!!!!!!!!!! Hehe, I love your icons!! ;)
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[User Picture]From: boogarshadow
2004-09-03 02:28 pm (UTC)
That sounds like fun!! I wish I had a bike. LoL...Of course I think if you go out biking now in AZ the tires would melt right into the ground!!!..Hehehehehe...

Yes!! You must take pictures Always!!!! Even If they are of *Gulp* Alligators..LoL

SUspending Alcohol sales? Wierd! They dont want abunch of drunk people stumbling about and passing out in pools of water...Then you have dead people all over!! Good For alligators..Baaaaaaa for people...When the waterlevels rise I bet they come inland dont they...*Gulp* You could have one in your yard!!! YIKES!!...

Well I hope all goes well for you both!!
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[User Picture]From: 67_chevelle
2004-09-03 03:08 pm (UTC)
Isn't it strange how animals seem to know what's getting ready to happen. We always watch the seagulls. When they head inland, we know something big is heading our way. :)

I hope everything turns out okay for Florida! I remember when Andrew hit. Thousands of dogs, cats and other pets were separated from their homeless families (shelters won't take pets). A group from here went down and rescued a bunch of pets and brought them back to VA. If their families couldn't be found, they adopted them out to new homes.

I hate the devastation these storms can cause. :( Be safe Jas!!!!!
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From: michellesart
2004-09-03 05:02 pm (UTC)
I looooove armadillos! I've only seen one out in the daytime, at Fort Pickens, and I wanted to pet him so bad but I was afraid the park rangers would yell at me!
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From: velcrow_rabbit
2004-09-03 05:10 pm (UTC)
I know they sometimes stop the sale of alcohol during storms to keep people from dying of alcohol poisoning (when they've run out of drinking water), being drunk and injuring themselves or others (and no medical services can reach them), and if this were a blizzard... those who drink because of the warming sensation. Curfews, I think, are less about your safety and more about cracking down on looting.

Aren't armadillos the cutest?? Just watch out for those claws!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-05 05:03 pm (UTC)
Aha! That would make sense!!! Lol, I'm glad I stocked up a few days ago, hehe!!!!
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From: ashecorven
2004-09-03 07:27 pm (UTC)
Hey...nothing wrong with us ex-pats!! hehe...hopefully there'll be another one here soon (hint hint David)...and both you and Matt please stay safe and sound from the storm =:=}
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[User Picture]From: artistchick
2004-09-03 08:21 pm (UTC)
I can't believe you got to pet an armadillo!! That's amazing!! I agree with the first person who commented, strap that camera on you at all times!! LOL It's amazing hearing how much wildlife there is in Florida. What I mostly see up here in Maine are squirrels and chipmunks (not complaining, they're cute as hell too!) It's just so different. I've also seen a baby moose once. =) Riding with some friends somewhere, I suddenly slammed forward into my seatbelt (ouch), looked up, and sure enough, we'd stopped for a baby moose that was crossing the road! =)

I'm so sorry to hear about the storm coming . . . that's pretty scary, esp. now that you mentioned the waterlevel being so high from the last one. My home in NC was flooded when the same thing happened there (2 storms hitting right after the other). I hope everything tunrs out all right. *hugs* I'll be thinking of you!
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[User Picture]From: mercury_realm
2004-09-04 03:02 am (UTC)
You touched a...armad(gulp)dillo.


*runs off
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-09-05 05:05 pm (UTC)
LOL! Yes indeed!!!

Honestly - they're more like little pigs than they are rats, hehe. They are scaly like reptiles too, but furry underneath - very odd to pet. And they help keep the insect population down =)
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