This is my first day on blogspot and I am excited to be able to share my thoughts with all of you in CyberSpace. First I'd like to give you a few of the factoids about me I am most proud of...
I'm an 11th generation native Floridian.
My family settled New Smyrna in 1768 and, after 5 years of an indenture and 4 years of practical slavery under the now hated Andrew Turnbull, they escaped in 1777 to St. Augustine, where we have been ever since.
I still carry on much of Minorcan tradition
I have 26 documented ancestors (probably more that I haven't found yet) who bravely fought for the Confederate States of America in the War Between the States
I grow Datil Peppers, Tangerines, and Satsumas...I wish I grew more...I guess you could say I have a green thumb
I truly love the REAL Florida (not Disney World, Florida's wild) and I hate to see it get pillaged by overdevelopement
I love kayaking and cycling...especially because it allows me to see parts of this beautiful state that so few people get to see
I am an aspiring meteorolgist and I plan to go into the field of tropical meteorology
I am a devout Roman Catholic
Like many southernors, I'm a Democrat for the most part, but the immorality of some of their beliefs drives me to consistently support Republicans
Okay and I'll admit it before you find out some other way....sigh....I'm half Yankee....my dad's from Pitsburgh....consequently, I love Pittsburgh sports.
So those are the topics I will probably talk about most often on here, mixed in with some random stuff I may come up with. I am going to try my best to post on here every day, but this can get hard, especially during the school year, when I am busy. I am also working on getting a digital camera so I can post pictures on here. I hope ya'll enjoy it...and I hope I can keep up with it.