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Of situations worried over are actually worth it. Everything’s fine for today.

Except the weather. Florida is number one in moody weather. The other day I was concerned I couldn’t go running because on my lunch break an ominous black cloud hovered over my house. Rain occurred and then a few hours later I was running in sunny, hot, humid weather at 6 pm.

Now, about 30 minutes before going to work at the new satellite office it is pouring down rain. My scrubs are going to get wet and I may very well catch a cold. Thanks florida.

Side note on me running: I do. If you told me a year or so ago I would be running twice, soon to be three times, a week I would look at you like you were bat shit and bid you a good day. I was never much of a runner and on the few occasions I did in my high school/ college days I thought I was dying. I still think I am, but I enjoy dying a little more than I thought I would.

I even like dying so much I am torturing myself by training for a half marathon in October (yikes). Wish me luck.

It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.
Plus I’ll get an awesome bumper sticker.

Worth it.

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Daily prompt: mid season replacement

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Florida (or the part where I have lived for 18 years anyway) only has two and a half seasons as opposed to four.
1. Scorching hot
2. Scorching hot and raining
1/4. Slightly cool
1/4. Freezing freaking cold because of outrageous humidity

I guess you could consider that four… But I assure you it really only adds up to two and a half.

And it does not go in sequence ex:
January through February its cold,
March through April its cool,
May through September its hell fire and brim stone hot with a 50% chance of rain all the time,
October splits being hot, rainy, and cool,
November is mostly cool,
December is whatever December feels like being.

Florida has what I like to call “Moody Weather.” Generally the examples given above are some what true, but really you just never know.

One day its hot
Tomorrow its cold
The next day its raining and oh by the way theres a category five hurricane coming your way!

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Thank, Mother Nature, you’re a real bitch.

But aside from Mother Nature’s rag weather, I love the change from hot to cool. It is my favorite time of year and even though I love warm weather I get ecstatic for winter to bring out my scarf collection!

Did I mention hot chocolate and coffee?? Thats my favorite part of the cold weather…

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For photo references google: “florida weather” and “hot coffee” I do not own these images they were just perfect for my blog πŸ˜‰

Home is where the heart is

I love where I live,
Plain and simple.

Cons of my home:
-It feels like I’m swimming all the time (humidity).
-The above does not agree with my curly hair.
-It gets boring unless you drive 30 minutes to an hour away. You can only go to the beach so much.
-Its hot. All the time. We probably have about 2-3 months if we are lucky out of the year where it is cold enough for my scarf fetish.
-I run into 1/2 of my graduating class that I didn’t speak to, know, or like on a daily basis. Those conversations just get awkward because they always want to talk.
-Southern hospitality. People saying ‘Hi’ and being nice really isn’t a bad thing; sometimes you just want to be left alone though. And sometimes people are just too nice.

Pros:
-Southern hospitality. Also, a good thing because I love meeting new people. Even when people are ‘too nice,’ its good to know people notice you. Kind of makes you smile if anything else. I also feel as though it gives me a reason to say ‘Hi’ to everyone because I’m from the south and its what we do.
-Beautiful. If you don’t believe me, look at the pictures. I’m not a pro photographer or anything and they were all taken with my iPhone, but pictures say a thousand words. Or so they say.
-The beach. Its free, potentially hours of entertainment, I can: play volley ball (haha doesn’t happen), swim, drink, people watch, tan, drink, swim some more, and did I mention its free?
-Everyone always comes home. Unfortunately, after high school a lot of my close friends moved off to bigger and better things. Fortunately, they always come home at least once a year.
-My family is here (mom and sister anyway) and home is where the heart is.

The cons and pros are fairly evenly matched, but when I have my doubts all I have to do it go outside and look around me. Preferably not in a place where there are people.

One day maybe Ill leave. That probably wont happen for a while. Thank you for reading my mindless ramble. Now you may enjoy the pictures of my home. πŸ™‚

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This is crab island! If you’ve never been prepare to see naked drunk people and maybe even get drunk yourself if you’re lucky.

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We Floridians like to do crazy things like tubing in shark infested waters. We live life on the edge.

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Destin Bridge from a boat.

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Good shot of the Harbor Walk from a boat (There is another picture down below of what it looks like when you are walking there)

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Boat in the water. *Captain Obvious*

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That’s a pirate ship.Β  I believe its also a restaurant.

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Firework boat for our festivals.

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Nature. I walk a lot so I have a lot of these kinds of pictures. This one is probably one of my favorites.

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Feeding the birds at the zoo. I never liked zoos until I read ‘The Life of Pi.’ Now I’m ok with them as long as they take good care of their animals.

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The giraffe is my favorite at this zoo (because they don’t have pandas ;))

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The Harbor Walk in Destin. Yes those deserts say “Bacon Love.” And the Jester at the bottom is an amazing alcoholic beverage they serve. There are a lot of restaurants, art exhibits, stores, kayak/ paddle board/ jet ski/ boat rental, live shows, festivals, fireworks and soon to be zip lining and Margarita Vile.

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We have a lot of clubs that do a lot of shows, this one is Coheed and Cambria at the Swamp. I love Coheed and Cambria!! They didn’t do much but the ingenious sound they were producing was amazing. This is where I went to my first concert at many years ago πŸ˜‰

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In This Moment at Club LA. Probably one of my favorite shows ever Maria Brinks has amazing stage presence and puts on a great show. If you ever get the chance to see them go!

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Local joint called “Fudpuckers” has amazing food and drinks its one of the bigger ‘touristy’ restaurants. This is my friend Melissa and myself sharing a drink.

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Whats a picture of my home without the beach? This is under the pier.

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Two of my best friends walking down Pensacola beach.

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This is one of my favorite things about my home.<3 Yes the sand is white. No filter or edits. This is just my beach in all its glory.

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We have some great parks. I don’t like this one so much because it doesn’t have a swing. They are fun to eat lunch at or just to go be a kid again.

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We like to play goofy golf.

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A lot.

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I make a lot of friends on my daily walks.

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We have lots of arcades. This is my nephew πŸ™‚ There is an arcade in Fudpuckers now called Fat Daddy’s and its amazing.

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This is Fat Daddys. These are my friends πŸ™‚ We bough smarties and moon blasters with all of our tickets.

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This is what I like to call a “Floriday”

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A friend on one of my walks.

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This is in downtown. Its where the cool kids hang out.

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Recent adventure with friends at our local bowling alley. Melissa and myself did our makeup all ‘zombie’fied and decided to go out. Because that’s what we do.