I am not sure why I have not been hired by the Florida Ministry of Tourism yet. Possibly because there is no such thing as the Florida Ministry of Tourism, but really that seems like quibbling when you think of all I do to promote this place, where, by the way, the air smells like Key limes and coconut, even in traffic.
My point is, today is the last day of our authentic Florida vacation, where we successfully accomplished most of our Act Like a Tourist checklist in a mere three and a half weeks. I am kicking myself for not stopping to pose with the giant orange on U.S. 1, but I do have a little sunburn, a camera full of Florida wildlife and a suitcase full of seashells. At least that's what it smells like.
So yeah, it's time to go home, do some laundry and repack for New York, where I will be sharing some of my signature "writing" "technique" at BlogHer 2012. If I have any influence at all, you can expect to see a lot more run-on sentences and half thoughts across the blogging world in the coming months.
I will also be meeting with my high-powered New York talent agent, who is going to explain to me what a "pipe dream" is. If you're interested in sponsoring any of these activities out of some misguided spirit of generosity, e-mail me and I will send you an invoice for an overpriced, authentic New York City cocktail which I will drink to you with a pithy toast. Or possibly just a half thought and a run-on sentence.
Photo: School of Hotel Lobby Fish just off Florida's Gulf Coast.