My bucolic beach vacation received a jolt yesterday when I got up close and personal with a stingray.
I was walking in kneedeep water, so I didn’t see my attacker coming. But once I felt the stab, I did get a hand on him to pull him away.
It bled a bit, but hurt a lot. For three or four hours, it was pretty darn intense. Then it calmed down.
And so did I.
For future reference, should you be so unlucky, don’t pee on the wound. And don’t rush to the doctor (although painkillers will be tempting).
Just make sure no barb remains, soak it in hot water, apply antibiotic ointment and leave it uncovered to heal. Elevating it seems to help, too.
And be grateful for friends and family who quickly gather round to help.
Posted in Animals, Family, Friends, Health, Humor, Life, Travel, Vacation
Tagged animals, antibiotics, attack, beach, family, Florida, friends, Health, Humor, life, ocean, painkillers, stingray, Travel, vacation
Things have been quiet around The Egg the past couple of days. That’s because of the view.
We’re on vacation this week, so forgive me if my posts are a bit more sporadic.
We may lose track of time now and then…
Posted in Family, Friends, Humor, Life, Nature, Travel
Tagged beach, blog posts, family, Florida, friends, humot, life, nature, peace and quiet, Travel, vacation
Thank you, Jim.
When I asked for directions outside the Summit train station this afternoon, you could have simply pointed to the street and gone on your way.
But you smiled and asked where I was headed and, in typical small-town fashion, offered to give me a ride to my hotel because of the intense heat.
I could have put up my big-city blinders and refused, but I could tell — you were just being nice. So I got a ride and a fun, impromptu tour of Summit.
After a delayed, packed train ride, it was an unexpected pleasure.
Thanks again for taking the time.
Posted in Business, Friends, Humor, Life, Relationships, trains, Travel
Tagged big city, Business, directions, friends, Humor, life, neighborly, Relationships, small town, Summit New Jersey, tour, train, train station, Travel
Posted in Books, Friends, Humor, Life, Philosophy
Tagged books, chart, dog-earred pages, friends, Humor, life, philosophy, throw the book at them, truth, Venn diagram
I’m not much of a cake eater, but this ‘recipe’ has put me in the baking mood.
I found it on the Interwebs. Rumor has it if you have a favorite boxed cake mix on hand, all you need is a can of soda — instead of the usual eggs, water, oil, etc. — to make a perfectly yummy dessert.
Here are the suggested combinations:
Florida clan — this is on my list of ‘suggested dishes’ for our beach trip later this month. We gotta try it!
Posted in Cooking, Family, Food, Friends, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged baking, boxed cake mix, cake, carbonation, cooking, dessert, eggs, family, food, friends, Humor, Internet, life, oil, recipe, soda
Everyone should have an opportunity to read the closing paragraph of the Supreme Court ruling–authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy–that has changed our country for the better.
Posted in Family, Friends, Life, Love, News, Politics, Relationships
Tagged Anthony Kennedy, family, friends, love, love wins, marriage equality, news, politics, Relationships, ruling change, same-sex marriage, SCOTUS, Supreme Court
I have never worked for a company that practiced ‘Summer Fridays’ — ending the work day at noon or 1pm during the warmer months.
But today I worked witha company that celebrates Summer Fridays. And had drinks with a friend whose agency practices Summer Fridays.
I heartily approve.
Posted in Business, Commentary, Friends, Humor, Life, Weather
Tagged attention, Business, commentary, drinks, friends, human resources, Humor, life, shorter work day, Summer Fridays, weather