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renaissancegeek, did you get your invite yet?
2ndavemusic, did you get the tape yet?
untexan and/or Mr Almanac jumbach, would you happen to know what the typical weather is like in the Orlando, Florida area in mid-May?

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jumbach
Dec. 29th, 2004 06:40 pm (UTC)
Who do I look like, Ken Jennings?? Sheesh!!

Anyway, as a matter of fact, it just so happens that the other day I got a package of materials from the Orlando Convention and Visitors Bureau.

I quoteth the info for May:
Avg high 77 degrees.
Avg humidity 88%.
Avg May rainfall 3.6".

BTW, I'm a bit annoyed because they didn't send any info about Orlando Lynx (the public bus system). How do they expect people to get around if they don't send transit info???? (Just kidding--I mentioned that Orlando has a bus system to Dione, and got the "look o' death.")

P.S. We proobably won't make it to Redlands this Spring :-( (gotta save those vacation days), but we will likely make a donation should you ask again.
rialtus
Dec. 29th, 2004 07:50 pm (UTC)
Orlando Convention and Visitors Bureau.

I didn't even think about them! Ordered a catalogue and noticed that there are discount tickets available there too. Still need info on Kennedy Space Center, and based on an article I saw there may even a shuttle launch mid-May when we are there. w0000000000000000t!!!!
jumbach
Dec. 29th, 2004 08:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I didn't realize how close the Space Coast was from Orlando--only like an hour. Dione has said she might want to go do that. It could be fun. I've told her I'd like to go see some Civil War stuff, since I am a huge buff.

My mom and I did the Johnson Space Center tour when we were in Houston a couple of years ago. That tour was kind of neat.

BTW, it took them about a month to send me out the stuff I ordered. But it's a HUGE package.

zarchasmpgmr
Dec. 29th, 2004 09:01 pm (UTC)
I'd like to go see some Civil War stuff

Yeah, the battle of Tamiami Parkway was such an important tactical victory for the South. :-P


I just am "Mr. Sarcasm" today, aren't I?
jumbach
Dec. 29th, 2004 09:17 pm (UTC)
OK, Mr. Smart Ass, Florida did NOT sit out the Civil War. It was a Confederate state, and sent its share of troops, supplies etc. There are all kinds of sites along the coasts, mostly along the Atlantic side.


rialtus
Dec. 29th, 2004 09:41 pm (UTC)
My sister now lives in Florida and says "y'all" which bugs the crap out of my mother.
zarchasmpgmr
Dec. 29th, 2004 11:11 pm (UTC)
Why? It's a perfectly good contraction of "you all", which is 2nd person plural.

But does your sis know when to use it? :-)

(After speaking on the phone from someone from the south, my Atlanta-speak comes back for a while. I definitely had a drawl after a year there.)
jumbach
Dec. 29th, 2004 09:20 pm (UTC)
zarchasmpgmr
Dec. 29th, 2004 09:38 pm (UTC)
Interesting reading, especially since all battles ended before 8PM, and how the troop columns kept their left-hand turn signal on.

:-P

(Just kidding. I knew that Florida was the site of several battles...it's just that the common perception was that Florida was located far away from the action.)
rialtus
Dec. 29th, 2004 09:43 pm (UTC)
Keep stirrin' that pot, man...
jumbach
Dec. 29th, 2004 09:52 pm (UTC)
As I recall from reading, the troops loved to play bingo on their days off, and pinch each others' cheeks. And that many regiments never really knew exactly how many soldiers they had--they had to keep counting and counting, esp. in the Palm Beach contigent.
jumbach
Dec. 29th, 2004 08:18 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, there's also this big church in Pensacola we want to go to, but I think Pensacola is too far away to visit on a day trip--it's way up on the panhandle. So we may not be able to do that.
untexan
Dec. 29th, 2004 09:15 pm (UTC)
Whoa whoa whoa!
Average high of 77? That's not even close. It's probably about ten degrees higher than that during the day, but the humidity is lower. The rainy season normally doesn't crank up until June, so mid-May should still be pretty dry.
rialtus
Dec. 29th, 2004 09:44 pm (UTC)
Have I mentioned how much I like that icon? =)

Thanks for the info - I figured you'd have a decent reality check for this.
jumbach
Dec. 29th, 2004 09:53 pm (UTC)
Agreed. I'd take his word over the literature.
(The Sacramento C&VB says August in Sacramento is only upper 80's. Yeah, right. Try 105, 110.)
untexan
Dec. 30th, 2004 04:24 am (UTC)
They're probably talking about the average temperature, period. Then they can smooth out the high and low temperatures.

Quick story: One of the ways that Billy Payne convinced the IOC to bring the Olympics to Atlanta in 1996 was to say that the average temperature in August was 74 degrees. Which it was... at 4:00 am.
rialtus
Dec. 31st, 2004 03:07 am (UTC)
Uhm... okay, that's darned funny!
lifewithmikey
Dec. 29th, 2004 11:32 pm (UTC)
Speaking of Ken Jennings ...
http://www.jeopardy.com/gena.pjw?cont=_ultimatechamps&cat=events
Dang, it's about time I replace this icon with a Jeopardy! one.
2ndavemusic
Dec. 30th, 2004 03:52 am (UTC)
Couldn't tell you. I'm in PA, and the post office is holding mail 'til I return. (If I'd had .66 brain, I would have given you my address here.)

I'll let you know when I'm back on Monday.

Thanks again.
rialtus
Dec. 31st, 2004 03:06 am (UTC)
Ok. BTW, this past week's episode was a clip recap show, so you still have a chance to catch up before next week's episode.
2ndavemusic
Jan. 3rd, 2005 12:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, and imagine my disappointment at seeing a clip show on the one time this season I've been able to see TAR in realtime...

2ndavemusic
Jan. 5th, 2005 04:15 am (UTC)
The tape
You are, as they say, the Man.

Thanks again, ever so much.

Beverage later this month or perhaps next when I'm in your neck of the woods?
rialtus
Jan. 5th, 2005 06:09 am (UTC)
Re: The tape
Wait, you come out to my neck of the woods? Dude!
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