DRAFT UPDATE (yawn) 9pm tonight?
Let us know.
Rain storm Erika.
Wet leaves scattered everywhere. The gardner will be upset.
Neighbor has a tree branch down. Uhho. Channel seven news van comes screeching up to do live report.
There was water on the ground outside our Starbucks today. Miss those rubber galoshes we used to wear during the winters up north.
Traffic was heavier than normal as brave South Floridians braved the elements and ventured to their vehicles.
It's going to take more than puddles and wet leaves to stop us from working. We are a strong people and we can take it. We think of Churchill walking the streets of bombed out London, chomping on a cigar, growling "we can take it" and inspiring a small island nation standing alone against tyranny, and then we see a South Miami parking enforcement officer this morning write a mini-van full of kids a ticket as the mother ran into Dunkin Donuts and didn't pay the meter- and our heart swells with pride.
We can take it.
THE JURY IS OUT- In the first degree murder case, with Alex Michaels a/k/a "Hurricane Alex" for the defense. David "pollo" Ovalle gave Alex that nickname on a tweet today and later tweeted that Alex liked the nickname. There was an expert rapper called who testified about rap and street cred and some (obvious) legal posturing about the group NWA, because as we all know, the districts are divided about the admissibility of NWA at jury trials.
But not here: 911 is a Joke. (Always loved that song, and yes we know it was by Public Enemy and Flavor Fav ).
Ovalle is on verdict watch sitting on a hard bench. We are home sipping a bloody mary watching TV in an easy chair. All is well.
See you in court.
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