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"Miss Vero I really enjoy your blog but your starting to sound like the jilted ex of Mr. Lemmon. Sorry to say but its getting old."
To which we must reply (after howlin with laughter and catchin our breath!) Oh hunney! Don't worry, there's just not enuf alkeehol on the planet to ever make that true!
And on and on, but everyone seems to agree that the PJ is cat litter and we've all had enough of Lemmon and Foote, so we'll leave the Lemmon squeezing to the formidable Mr. Max Newport. The only comments we've ever seen on Miss Foote's columns are usually corrections or short exasperations, so it doesn't look like we need to point out the obvious.
The PJ also has a not so subtle way of reporting info that is misleading. Last Wednesday the TCPalm ran a story that was headlined Quilted Giraffe, Undertow and 2002 added to list of Vero Restaurants For Sale. So we called our friend Miss Kitty (who was surprised because she hadn't been contacted) for the real story. Miss Kitty said sure, there's a price on the business, but everything has a price. In fact she said this year's business is better then last. At least she had time to make a call to the PJ and have the info updated before the amended story (and headline) ran the next day.
This is the other pressing request we get, from business owners that have tried to correct stories and have been ignored. We also get requests from those who have repeatedly submitted press releases and again, have been ignored or to offer a link or to mention something new or exciting that is happening locally. One request stated:
"Since you are our favorite place for Vero Beach news..."
Really news? But apparently it's true, it seems that y'all scan the PJ and then check in at the Beach House to see our irreverent take and any detail (or rumor gossip and speculation) that might have been missed.
Here's a one such worthy reminder from the Pelican Island Audobon Society:
Volunteer for the 2008 Coastal Cleanup on September 20, 2008!
The Pelican Island Audubon Society, in partnership with Keep Indian River Beautiful, announces the 2008 Coastal Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, September 20th, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Indian River County.
This annual volunteer event has resulted in the removal of thousands of pounds of garbage littering our county over the years. We urge everyone to pitch in this year for a real community effort to help at Sebastian Inlet, Wabasso Beach, Jaycee Park, South Beach, Round Island, Vero Beach City Marina, Indian River Shores Public Safety Office and 45th Street at the Indian River Lagoon.
Besides needing individual volunteers, this is a great way for Scout troops, church youth groups, students, or any other concerned group to help make a difference in our community. Call the Pelican Island Audubon Society office at 772-567-3520 to volunteer and/or reserve a cleanup site.
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The Pelican Island Audubon Society is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society dedicated to the preservation and protection of animals, plants, and natural communities in Indian River County through advocacy, education, and public awareness through monthly meetings, field trips, and other programs. The public is always invited to attend and those interested are encouraged to join the Society. For more information about Audubon programs or trips, contact the office at 772-567-3520 or visit http://www.pelicanislandaudubon.org/ on the web.
And another link worthy local friend, Bret Hoskins (who is working his little tail off with the Vero Beach Business Directory), has so much good info to share along with free listings!:
Well, after catching up on our emails last night, we decided to go over to the Indigo Room for dinner but forgot that they are closed on Sunday and Monday in the summer, so we made our way to Bobby's2 or Bobby's Mainland or Dockside Grill, whatever. We spotted Mr. Tom Collins out with Miss Karen Gaskill and other local folks having a good time. We made it back home in time to see a famous local actor (and good friend of our's) on an episode of "Army Wives" and then we caught up on national news publications and retired early. As the martini's effects were still present, we groggily wondered if anyone is planning on crashing our big party tomorrow night?
So there y'all have it Rumors, Gossip and Speculation all wraped up with a bow on top!
But here's the thing, We have decide to end the blog - please calm down children, Miss Vero is not finished tellin y'all... and launch Missverosbeachhouse.com.
But we'll need y'all's help. Please send whatever Rumors, Gossip and Speculation, Press Releases and News that y'all have so that we may turn the Beach House into an alternative forum that will provide y'all with the content y'all crave.
Miss Vero will also be offering advertising, so please be quick to request a spot, because space will be limited.
And also, do not worry yourselves too much kids, because Miss Vero will still provide our usually vinegar veined, get over yourself, take on all things Vero.
Good things are a comin and more details to follow, so stay tuned!
Miss Diana Foote makes it waaaayyyy too easy for us: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2008/sep/10/out-to-lunch-diana-foote-hurricane-plans-pay-lip-s/
It's true! The Sequoia logo above is the actual logo of Sequoia voting systems. We don't have to make this stuff up kids! Y'all know by now that this election fiasco is a big thorn in our paw. The latest, is that Sequoia has taken the position that anything that goes wrong is, "operator error": http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2008/sep/09/company-that-made-the-machines-blames-02/
Um, Miss Clem, we believe this means that the ball is now in y'all's court. Stay tuned for further updates.
LOOK OUT!Armed with a video camera, Russ Lemmon has joined the fashion police! TCPalm has his video posted to accompany today's story: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2008/sep/09/did-system-short-change-man-with-short-02/
Shorts or slacks? How to dress for a job interview in Florida? Well, we do know one thing about a job - if y'all want one, y'all might as well do what they ask right away. Isn't that the point of a job? Y'all do what they ask and then they give y'all some money, right?
Must be a slow news day if ole Russ is commenting on Florida fashion. Must be excruciatingly slow if Miss Vero is commenting on that. Ahh, the quiet and quaint Vero Beach life. (can y'all see us rollin our eyes ?)
Hey!! Here's somethin cool from the epicenter of cool -
Did y'all see that Miss Kitty has the Undertow website updated? Yup, check it out children and mark your calendars for Octoberfest:
But before that, let's all think about our own little event that's happening one week from today - MISS VERO'S HUNDREDTH DAY OF BLOGGIN! (September 16th).
Now takin your celebration suggestions, no dress code required.
Well, thank goodness we limited ourselves to just a "few" at last night's soiree!
Diana Foote searches for a new word in the dictionary to impress us
Today's offering from Miss Foote -
"With a flourish, our waitstaff discreetly informed us of the arrival of the Maine lobsters and I ordered my pound-and-a-half ($26.99) with alacrity. It arrived properly steamed and still steaming, the optimum moment to begin cracking the claws and walking legs, and sucking the tender, ambrosial meat."
Can y'all guess which restaurant she's talkin about? Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty! We'll give y'all a minute to stop laughing before we continue....
Where is the report of Mr. Colman Stewart's press conference?
Mr. Stewart informs us that -
"A total of 6 candidates, in 3 different races, were missing from the ballot in the recently certified primary election."
This is serious news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Is Miss Vero the only person in this county concerned with this issue? Kids, we sent our posse in and here's what what we know -
There was a dismal turnout of our "elected" officials to hear Mr. Stewart speak. Joe Flescher (not running for office this year) was the only County Commissioner that stayed throughout the press conference, although he seemed to be "visitin" with folks more than payin attention.
Wesley Davis showed up late, talked on his cell phone outside and then stayed for about all of three minutes. Somebody ought a tell that bubba that large horizontal striped shirts are not a good fashion choice for him. Oh. Never mind we just did.
Miss Bea Gardner and Miss Cathy Hart listened attentively. A representative from Captain Bill McMullen's office was also payin attention, while Duurrrrll Loar was spotted outside parkin his Jeep, but no where near the press conference.
And the PJ? Y'all think that maybe they'd be on hand to cover a story about a candidate they endorse? Nope.
Will there be any follow up? Dunno.
Must self medicate heavily today, martinis intravenously we think.
GUBNA CHARLIE THIS WEEK
Thought we could use a little humor today (as always, thank you Republicans). My Goodness children, after all the antics on the comment playground yesterday, Miss Vero thought we'd hafta separate y'all. We certainly did not want to bring up the Miss Gloria thing again, but that seems to be a hot button, that we will from now on avoid. Our issue is still the primary election snafu, that is happening now and we predict will be a problem again in the November election.
We hear Mr. Colman Stewart will be addressing the subject today and we urge y'all to go out and hear what is said (and report back to us!):
Now excuse us while we answer the giant pile of emails that y'all have sent (thank you, thank you!) and plan a little sumthin for y'all in celebration of our hundred days of blogging, which we have determined will be September 16th. That is a special day for Miss Vero and we believe some sort of festivities are in order. Let's all put our glad pants on and find a way to party together.
Miss Vero had a big ole pile of email come in over the weekend and one interesting letter was from Mr. Charlie Wilson. Now y'all know we like to keep our emails private, but since Mr. Wilson said "Just for the record" , well...
"Just for the record, I am single and I do not leer at women, I "admire" women. It only seems like I see alot only because I am such a bad date no one wants to go with me twice. Also in the interest of journalistic integrity I prefer redheads not blonds."
Miss Vero has three things to say about that.
#1 Yeah! Mr. Wilson has a sense of humor and is not afraid to contact Miss Vero, we sure do like that!
#2 Mr. Wilson used the term "journalistic integrity" when referring to Miss Vero's musings, we really like that!
#3 And finally, now we feel compelled to find an attractive redhead for Mr. Wilson to "admire". Any takers? Why is Mr. Wilson such a bad date? Why does he know he's a bad date? Perhaps Miss Vero needs to give Mr. Wilson some pointers. Hmmm, let's see...nope, nothin comin to mind, can we get some help here?
Another email that came our way, let us know that Miss Sandra Bowden is doing fine but can't help but wonder what role Mr. Lemmon played in her demise with his continual Gloria Estefan stories that abruptly ended when Mrs. Estefan announced her south Florida concert plans.Let's review shall we kids?