Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7:52:37 AM
I remember as a little kid in Florida being terrified of our laundry room because of giant spiders.
The laundry room was at the rear of our carport, with a breezeway connecting it to our kitchen. My mom used to send me or my siblings in there to fetch laundry or something from the pantry, but there would sometimes be very large spiders (about the size of saucers) sitting on the floor when I went in. And they would immediately scurry up under the washer or dryer. To a 5 or 6 year old, a spider that size would be like an adult running into a dinner plate sized arachnid.
That was the only thing about the Sunshine state I wasn't overly fond of. (Well, that and the unbearable humidity I notice as an adult, but was oblivious to as a grade school aged child.)
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 10:18:01 PM
fancythat is one cynical mofo.
23. - Money actually has less to do with education than you think. Money doesn't buy everything. America spends more on education and healthcare (and other things) per person than most other countries, but has worse outcomes.
But Florida has an excellent university system. I got my AA and BA for $2,000 because of FL`s system. That`s 4 years of schooling for 2,000 dollars. Most other states do not have this.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:06:50 PM
Fancythat, I'll comment on a few of your opinions: 1. We wouldn`t have so many tourists and snowbirds if people didn`t like our weather. 3. We don`t have mountains, but we have swamps, forests, beaches, farmland... 4. The natural springs here are amazing! 6. Have you ever had a Publix sub? That`s why. 8. There are many non-Disney tourist attractions in Florida. 9. I`ve had all sorts of beers from all over the world, and Cigar City Jai Alai remains my favorite. 15. A hat isn`t going to protect your body from sunburn. 17. The Cuban sandwich was still invented in Florida. Are you saying that anything invented in the U.S. by a foreigner is irrelevant? 22. Because Manatees are awesome! 23. I`ve lived here my whole life, and I`m reasonably literate.