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Irvine, Fl


A Gator with a Glass half full attitude, Male, from Irvine, Fl

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    1. anstro76
      that's the one
    2. prgator
      I love(d) and frequented all three of those places. Was terribly bummed when cafe gardens closed. You have great taste! :-)
    3. prgator
      Great to hear you like Hogans, too. I always go there at least once, if not two or three times when I visit my mom. Pretty good place to watch a game, too.
    4. gatordee
      Just remember that "your rep is on my list". lol. Remind you of a Darryl Hall and John Oats song? It is always a pleasure sharing them with you. Darol!
    5. grayg8rstevo
      thanks JJ...always being a good guy..I thank you sincerely Steve
    6. grayg8rstevo
      anybody that has 57 must be a party machine..thanks for all you do
    7. gatorkarl
      You are responsible for my green turning to gold, thanks from a grateful Gator.
    8. gatorr4life
      Thanks for the rep. All 500 of them! Lol
    9. grayg8rstevo
      me giving you rep is like a scratch off ticket winner giving the richest man in the world..a fifty dollar tip.
      Nobody has more rep than you .
      Not on this planet.
      But, since you have been overly generous with me, the least I can do is salute you personally.
      Steve Banks
    10. gatorkarl
      Thanks for the reps, it's great to be a Gator.
    11. irish2u2
      Love those Cracker Houses. Mention them up north and they think you are an ignorant redneck when in truth they are elegant, practical and extremely versatile. Keep your mansions. Give me a well designed Cracker House and I'm a pretty happy guy though a Craftsman house is a pretty close second. Maybe it's porches. ; ) Thanks for the compliment. Enjoy that house you lucky sumagun!
    12. vertigo0923
      hey JJ!!! drive by hello!
    13. vanders
      Friday evening.... thinking of MR
    14. gatordee
      I thought you popped it for me again jjh!! Thanks for all the points!!!
    15. lacuna
      J - delighted to call you friend. Per an earlier exchange we had via PM, I knew your first when we were children. Her father and mine were "camellia buddies" in the Gainesville Camellia Society. We used to visit them a lot when they lived out on that lake beyond Hawthorne. She went to PKY before I did and was a class behind so didn't see her as much then.

      Got my small pond with 3 goldfish and assorted plants established last fall and it weathered the first cold snap in early December well. All the fish survived. I've been in Texas for the last 9 days assisting my daughter so this latest cold snap (last week) has me a little apprehensive.

      My pond is small - only about 40 gallons. Plan to put in a 100 -125 gallon one in the spring. I dug, lined and constructed the rocks all by myself on the small one but know I will need help for the larger one. It was fun, though!
    16. gatordee
      Thanks for your Christmas gift!!! Your rep was my 7th star rep.
    17. vanders
      We Wish You a Merry♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ CHRISTmas♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪We Wish You a Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪CHRISTmas ♥ ♥ ♥We Wish You A Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪CHRISTmas ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪...And A Happy New Year!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪...

      V and Flipcup
    18. vanders
      Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving

      V and Flipcup
    19. gauscfan
      Thanks again for more rep! Happy Thanksgiving! :)
    20. gauscfan
      Thank you so much for the rep! I am enjoying this forum! : )
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  • About

    Irvine, Fl
    I am a child of the 60's, marched, smoked, flunked out of UF more than once, graduated on time with a BS in Journalism, taught middle school kids, worked for local & state teacher unions, owned a Political Consulting business, managed campaigns, did demographic work for those weird looking election districts everyone but the courts hate, wrote & edited a newsletter on Florida Politics and now in the process of retiring from the Florida Dept of Children & Families.
    I live in the N Cent Fl scrub with turkeys, deer and assorted other wild critters on 30 acres of scrub in Irvine not far off I 75.
    I love words, music (R & R, R & B, Blues, anything by Bob Dylan, Levon Helm or Warren Zevon), and believe Don Imus is a hero for his straight talk & all the charities he supports and causes he champions.



    In All Kinds Of Weather...............