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    August 22, 2014

    By Tiki Steve | August 22, 2014

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    Cookie gets her smoothie.

    Today’s smoothie:  15 g walnuts, 1/2 cantaloupe, 1 head of romaine, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 3 bananas

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    Yep, It’s Hotter Than Tampa

    By Tiki Steve | August 17, 2014

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    A couple of times today, when I walked outside, I thought, “it’s hot.” I don’t usually do that. Usually, one day seems about as steamy as the next.

    Tampa is starting to look like ‘Florida Lite‘.
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    From a practical standpoint, I’m not sure if it really makes any difference. Both places are pretty steamy. It’s pretty much the same every day. You get acclimatized to the humidity in a way that can’t happen in Minnesota. I’m not sure I’d want to fly down here from Minneapolis in the summer.

    The sky is hazy today. Dust from the Sahara Desert has blown all the way over here.

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    It Keeps Getting Warmer

    By Tiki Steve | August 16, 2014

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    40

    By Tiki Steve | August 15, 2014

    Someone very special turns 40 today.  Happy Birthday!

    You made my life better.  I wish I could have done the same for you.

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    August 11, 2014

    By Tiki Steve | August 12, 2014

    :)

    Nice.  He made it out.  There’s hope for me too.

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    August 9, 2014

    By Tiki Steve | August 9, 2014

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    The Blog

    By Tiki Steve | August 7, 2014

    I often wonder if I should I keep this blog going or not.  I think I can summarize all future posts:

    Man grows old with his dog and dies in Florida.  For the most part, he stayed warm.

    Good enough.

    My greatest fear for many years was dying in Minnesota.  It seemed like the ultimate waste of my life.  Now that I live in a warm place, I don’t need to do any more.  For the most part, I was done with life years ago.  I see myself as a walking dead person.  My body is lagging behind the rest of me.  I’ve been dead for years.  I am essentially  done now.

    I’ll go to work.  I’ll come back.  I’ll take care of Cookie.

    The one thought that always gives me hope and makes me feel better is the thought that one day I’ll drop dead and this will be over.  That is the real prize in life.  It has proven to be elusive though.

    It’s not cold though.  Walking outside isn’t hell.  The ocean is a couple miles away.  Those things are nice and appreciated every day.

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    July 31, 2014

    By Tiki Steve | July 31, 2014

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    July 29, 2014

    By Tiki Steve | July 29, 2014

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    :)

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    A Summer Slowdown

    By Tiki Steve | July 20, 2014

    I mentioned that my energy level has dropped with the heat of the summer to 5-6 local people.  Everyone I mentioned it to has experienced the same thing.  The mornings are still getting warmer:

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    I haven’t gone for my bike ride yet.
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    I just got back from a 45 minute ride. It has warmed up a bit, but it was a very nice ride even though most of the route was shadeless.
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    I don’t recall the dew point getting up to 80 in Tampa last year. I’ve seen it that high, and a little higher, in Minnesota a few times. In Minnesota it means it’s probably going to storm soon. In Naples, I think that means it’s just a summer day in July.

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