Thursday, January 17, 2008

I'm Back...with Random Central Florida Thoughts

When I left Orlando, it was 70 degrees and the sun was shining. Upon my return to Indianapolis it was the usual cold with "really cold" in the forecast. Honestly, I don't care either way. I actually enjoy the cold weather and the brisk air filling my nostrils as I exited the plane made me feel good--or maybe that was the exhaust fumes from the jet engines.

Here are some Random Central Florida Thoughts:

  • People drive pretty slow down there. I think it has something to do with the fact that the average age is 98. But seriously, I liked the fact that I wasn't the one getting passed all the time.
  • There's a sign at the Northwest Airlines desk that says "Toy Weapons Must Be Checked In" or something like that. I would have snapped a picture, but my camera was in my suitcase and already checked in. I'm not sure what to make of this strange requirement and I didn't bother asking what I'm supposed to do with my "Real Weapons"--which was probably a good idea.
  • If you are exhibiting at a trade show that hands out free booze on the show floor, you'll see many more people at your booth than when you're a trade show that does not hand out free booze at the trade show. It's science.
  • If you're ever in Orlando, go to the Winter Park area and eat at a Turkish restaurant called Bosphorous--yummy.
That's it. I wish I had more to say, but I'm at busy at work and actually quite tired.


Scott said...

I used to live in Florida.

The speed picks up around the middle of March (Snowbirds fly home). You can also get into cafeterias more easily then too.

Welcome home.

Randy said...

Mr. Shumway,

Way too funny! Your comments on the drivers being 98 and what do you do with the real weapons was hilarious! Glad you back okay!


Sniz said...

The toy gun sign is classic.

Mr. E said...

Toy weapons! What a hoot. Next thing you know they will be asking to keep your toy babies quite on the plane and make sure you stuffed dogs have their current rabies shots. How funny.

Hunny Bee May said...

Haha. I think you should have asked what to do with your real weapons. Then you could've pointed to your biceps and said "these guns here....what should I do with 'em?"
omg that would be hilarious. Well, maybe not to everyone, but I'd laugh.