briandavidbraun:

Boozing it up with the great one The Bahi Hut, Sarasota, Florida © Brian David Braun 

Spiritual homeland

briandavidbraun:

Boozing it up with the great one 
The Bahi Hut, Sarasota, Florida 
© Brian David Braun 

Spiritual homeland

the-deep-ones:

Dinosaur World



One hour from where I grew up, favorite place alert

the-deep-ones:

Dinosaur World

One hour from where I grew up, favorite place alert
Four alligators caught at Pine View School | HeraldTribune.com

My alma mater. This is why I kinda enjoyed high school: because I went to high school in the freaking jungle.

rust-and-stardustt:

ladylilyvanity:

A baby manatee

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BUUUUUUUUUUDDY

rust-and-stardustt:

ladylilyvanity:

A baby manatee

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BUUUUUUUUUUDDY

When I fired up Netflix tonight, I did not expect the pilot of MIAMI VICE to be the show that would press up against me and whisper “Take me home” into my ear. But oh man am I glad it did.

When I fired up Netflix tonight, I did not expect the pilot of MIAMI VICE to be the show that would press up against me and whisper “Take me home” into my ear. But oh man am I glad it did.

WKXY 930 - The Bahi Hut Radio Commercial 60-seconds | Facebook

ALSO EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

briandavidbraun:

Ye who enter, abandon all hope …The Bahi Hut, Sarasota Florida 

BAHI HUT FOREVER.

briandavidbraun:

Ye who enter, abandon all hope …
The Bahi Hut, Sarasota Florida 

BAHI HUT FOREVER.

Deaths of Manatees, Dolphins and Pelicans Point to Estuary at Risk - NYTimes.com

Uuuuuugh. As a former Floridian who still deeply loves the state, stories like this are my worst nightmare. Basically, the ecological horror stories are coming true: we have broken the state completely, or at the very least, we’ve started to.

QUICK somebody remind me what the point of living in New York is BECAUSE I AM RAPIDLY FORGETTING.

QUICK somebody remind me what the point of living in New York is BECAUSE I AM RAPIDLY FORGETTING.

oldflorida:

Meet me at Gasparilla bridge, 1972.
(Alvin Lederer Collection)

Ugh, now I’m tired, cranky, AND homesick. THANKS A LOT INTERNET

oldflorida:

Meet me at Gasparilla bridge, 1972.

(Alvin Lederer Collection)

Ugh, now I’m tired, cranky, AND homesick. THANKS A LOT INTERNET

Pinecraft, Fla., an Amish Snowbird Magnet - NYTimes.com

Yessss I love it when people notice the crazy shit in my hometown. The pies from Yoder’s, the Mennonite restaurant near Pinecraft, are un-fuckwithable. (My friend Ashley is having them at her wedding this fall instead of a cake.)

tylercoates:

Would I be a crazy person if I spent this much money to hug and kiss a dolphin and/or sea lion? I am serious.

Real talk: dolphins are amazing. As a brat from Florida I have had dozens of actual wildlife encounters with dolphins, but have also done one of these resort-style things as well, in Hawaii. There’s a level of guilt involved — dolphins are smart as fuuuuuuck and keeping them for our amusement seems barbaric — but at the same time, dolphins are smart as fuuuuuuuck, and they seem to actively enjoy interacting with an animal as smart as they are (that would be humans), so that mitigates the guilt a bit.
I say do it, why not.

tylercoates:

Would I be a crazy person if I spent this much money to hug and kiss a dolphin and/or sea lion? I am serious.

Real talk: dolphins are amazing. As a brat from Florida I have had dozens of actual wildlife encounters with dolphins, but have also done one of these resort-style things as well, in Hawaii. There’s a level of guilt involved — dolphins are smart as fuuuuuuck and keeping them for our amusement seems barbaric — but at the same time, dolphins are smart as fuuuuuuuck, and they seem to actively enjoy interacting with an animal as smart as they are (that would be humans), so that mitigates the guilt a bit.

I say do it, why not.

oldflorida:

1950

I GET SO HOMESICK YOU GUYS

oldflorida:

1950

I GET SO HOMESICK YOU GUYS

nrdc:

These shrimp without eyes were caught off the Gulf Coast in late 2011.
BP Hauls in $7.7 Billion in Profits, Gulf Fishermen Haul in Shrimp with No Eyes
Oil giant BP, the company behind the Deepwater Horizon oil spill,  reported profits of $7.7 billion for the last quarter of 2011. Company  executives and industry analysts sounded bullish about the company’s  future in a recent New York Times article,  saying they had set aside enough money to compensate victims of the  Gulf spill and had plans to expand drilling operations in the Gulf.
BP seems to be recovering nicely after the disaster, which killed 11  people and pumped 170 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.  But stories from the Gulf suggest that the region is anything but  healed.
The Gulf has been plagued with a suite of unexplained afflictions.  Gulf fishermen say this is the worst season they can remember, with  catches down 80 percent or more. Shrimp boats come home nearly empty, hauling in deformed, discolored shrimp, even shrimp without eyes. Tar balls and dead dolphins still wash up on beaches. Scientists report huge tar mats below the sand, “like vanilla swirl ice cream.” Read more in NRDC’s Switchboard blog.

For anyone who thought the largest oil spill in history just “went away.”

nrdc:

These shrimp without eyes were caught off the Gulf Coast in late 2011.

BP Hauls in $7.7 Billion in Profits, Gulf Fishermen Haul in Shrimp with No Eyes

Oil giant BP, the company behind the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, reported profits of $7.7 billion for the last quarter of 2011. Company executives and industry analysts sounded bullish about the company’s future in a recent New York Times article, saying they had set aside enough money to compensate victims of the Gulf spill and had plans to expand drilling operations in the Gulf.

BP seems to be recovering nicely after the disaster, which killed 11 people and pumped 170 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But stories from the Gulf suggest that the region is anything but healed.

The Gulf has been plagued with a suite of unexplained afflictions. Gulf fishermen say this is the worst season they can remember, with catches down 80 percent or more. Shrimp boats come home nearly empty, hauling in deformed, discolored shrimp, even shrimp without eyes. Tar balls and dead dolphins still wash up on beaches. Scientists report huge tar mats below the sand, “like vanilla swirl ice cream.” Read more in NRDC’s Switchboard blog.

For anyone who thought the largest oil spill in history just “went away.”

Cougar Town Viewing Parties Coming to a City Near You -- Vulture

Well, I’m really regretting not being in Sarasota over Christmas break now.