So another day here in sunny Tampa. The day began with an interview with the boys from the Sports Animal radio show – 620WDAE – in Tampa at about 10:15am. I hope to get a recording of the show soon so we can hear it all again.
Rick’s* wife Robyn works with the company that owns many of the radio station in the Tampa area, and a great thanks goes out to her for hooking me up with this interview.
Before we left the offices, I was reminded of my time in Japan working at a desk. Those were good times. A nice airconditioned office, a routine of cycling to work, showering at work, regular pay check, great work mates. I’m not sure that I miss going to work in a suit and tie however.
Afterwards Robyn and I had a wander/drive around town, one of our stops being the South Tampa Cigars store. They are serious about their cigars in this store. The cigars are kept in humidors that maintain a constant humidity of 60% to 80% in the air. If they dry out, Jason the cigar expert shop assistant told us, the flavour would not be correct.
They had all sorts of cigars there. Chocolate flavoured, mild, strong, Jamaican, Santo Domingo, spiced, clove flavour, Soprano…amazing.
More shopping ensued in the afternoon with Rick. The last minute Christmas shopping. We admittedly did spend more time looking at gadgets in the electronics shops, including the Apple Store. I did some crafty advertising of my trip by displaying my website landing page on the main computer display at the front of the shop.
No one really seemed to notice though…
On the way home I got to experience some real hardy nativity loyals. A church had live nativity animals and live nativity humans on display. Including a zebra.
“What’s the zebra for?” I asked one of the humans.
“Oh, it’s part of the nativity scene,” was the matter of fact reply. I left the scene confused.