|Dear Ms. Feet,
Is the water system on South Padre Island Y2k ready? If not, we need to fill our bathtubs when we come down before the end of the year.
- Marian, (via the internet)
Actually, I placed a call to the Laguna Madre Water District, where I was assured by a nice man there that the system is fully Y2k compliant. He told me that three months ago the district brought in the techies and ran an end of the year simulation and that the system continued to perform flawlessly.
So now you can relax and use your bathtub to store canned goods, stock certificates, toilet paper and anything else you may be hoarding in preparation for the end of the civilization as we know it -- secure in the knowledge that the toilet will continue to flush when the clock strikes midnight.
- just wondering, (via the internet)
If a sandcastle falls while no one is there to see it, we can only presume it makes exactly the same sound as a tree falling in a deserted forest.
As for a preferred method of demise - I would have to say I prefer none of the above. However, if forced to choose, I would find options a and d less awful than the others: a sandcastle overcome by the tide is a poetic and visual reminder of the mortality we all must face, and - in my book, anyway - a happy dog can do no wrong.
On a related note: if you havent already, you might want to check out the new Sons of the Beach sand sculpture located just outside the SPI Convention Centre, entitled Hooked on South Padre Island. (Destructive 8-year-olds and drunken frat brothers are invited to keep their distance, thank you.)
Feet's Totally Non-Scientific Just For Fun Net Poll Results: My most recent on-line poll was designed to give some lucky local restaurant best peel & eat shrimp bragging rights: The winner is Dolphin Cove Oyster Bar, with 40% of the vote, followed by Gulf Coast Oyster Bar and Wahoo Saloon (tied for second with 21% each) and the remainder of the votes divided up between Jakes and Blackbeards. Congrats to DCOB!
Sandy Asks: This months poll is directed at anyone who has ever passed some time in a local watering hole. SPI is known for having some of the best and friendliest drink-pourers in the biz - so who is your personal favorite? Vote today and vote often at http://spionline.com/polls.html.
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