The Sunshine State

As I mentioned here 2014 will be the year of bloggers, for bloggers. Influenced by, and dedicated to Christopher De Voss at and, please enjoy the following.

I’ve been in the same “circles” as Chris since I began, back in 2011. I really enjoy his sense of humor and the fact that he’s so into Zombies. Zombies are the new twinkly vampires, but cooler…and not even close to twinkly. I think what I enjoy the most are his Facebook posts, and the hilarious stuff on LAP. I hope he continues to do well and that his sites will forever flourish. It’s just too bad he lives in Florida. 

Credit to Chris De Voss, handsome devil.
Credit to Chris De Voss, handsome devil.

Anyways, back to the Sunshine…

 I was born in Florida. I don’t like to admit that, for a couple of reasons. First being the 2000 election. Secondly, it’s Florida. I was born in St. Pete, back in 1982. The last time I was in Florida was around 2004, when I took a business trip to Miami. I flew out of North West Arkansas, and connected in Atlanta. I’ve flown several times, but have only missed my connecting flight twice. Both times were during this trip, so maybe I don’t like Atlanta that much either. On the way to Miami I wasn’t able to adjust to the different weather for the couple of days I was there and ended up catching a cold… close to the beach, that I didn’t see. Well, I saw it when I flew in, and flew out. It was way too hot and humid for this fluffy guy. The business meeting went well, and all the people I met were nice, but none of them were actually from Florida. I wonder what that means? Did I just put myself down?

I have family in Florida. I hope they like Texas because that’s where they’ll have to go if they want to see me. Not being rude or mean, just saying.

Any States you try to avoid?

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19 thoughts on “The Sunshine State

  1. Thank you Jon! I’m honored! We have traveled together on this interwebs 20,000 lane highway forever. I’m grateful for that. There is so much talent out there that would never get a chance to see the light of day without wordpress and people like you! This series that you are doing is such a great present to your readers, and those that just stumble upon our musings now and then…that I really have come to appreciate you even that much more…if that is even possible. It is…I have room left in my big toe.
    Without people like you, breaking the bubble of our circles that we tend to get stuck in, there is no room for growth as a writer…and as a person. I look back at when I first started this and laugh at how bad I was. I’m still pretty bad, but I have picked up a few lessons here and there by just collecting blogs that I find interesting into my blog reader.
    I also learned the difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re’. Which is important when you post your dessert picture on facebook to impress you’re friends on the chocolaty goodness your going to slam into you’re talk cavity….
    Crap! I guess I’m going to have to review ‘your’ and ‘you’re’ again…
    Anyway, that’s why I’m grateful for this series because you are able to expand my reader, which in turn, expands my growth as a writer and a person.
    I also like Red Velvet Cake.
    A lot.

    1. I’ve just realized that I haven’t replied to this yet. You’re welcome. (That’s how you handle the “your” “you’re” thing.) I’m happy to do it. I have to admit something though. I was way older than I want to admit when I realized that Red Velvet Cake was chocolate. I like it too. We shall split an entire cake one of these days.

  2. Hi, Jon! Great tribute to one of my fav bloggers. I’ve never been to Florida, but I know I’ll get there someday. I only know a lot of people who have been to Florida. I hear the beaches are nice, and of course, you have that Epcot Center. I know I would be such a tourist if I went there!

  3. Am I the only one that is confused? Brother Jon says Chris lives in Florida. Chris says Chris lives in Texas. I have been to Florida several times but never been to Texas. It would be worth the trip to bump into Chris.

    1. The new highway in Arkansas is really nice, but is scares me. I’m afraid of heights and there’s a lot of drops along the way. I don’t remember Tennessee. I figure I might make it back sometime to see Graceland.

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