IslandDrumz

Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Thursday, June 21, 2012

It's official


Welcome to the first full day of Summer. Watching the weather says it will hit the triple digits by the weekend. I wouldn’t have it any other way.



Lost Kitty.
His name is Simba, he was last seen on Monday. He's an outdoor cat so for him to stray is not unusual but he has never been gone this long. We have looked, called, asked, and he seems to have disappeared without a trace. Can you please put out the word for us? He is loved and missed very much and I want him home.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Christine and Gary Morris
906 Juniper Rd.
832-221-2414/ 832-221-2442


This Just In!

It seems the evil commander of the Eastern forces has escaped his alien abductors! He has declared the day of retribution to be Wednesday, July 4th. But since he has a orthodontist appointment he can’t start until 2 and his mom told him to be home by 8. For a lot of reasons he holds the Westies responsible (he’s simple like that) and has declared Water Wars IV ON! For all you newbies out there here are the rules. PLEASE share them with your children!!
  1. No physical contact with the opposition. Unless there is a special invitation (wink).
  2. No water balloons. I know they seem like a good idea but they are not and they leave a god awful mess.
  3. All official parks are hereby designated DMZs. That’s De-Militarized Zone for Larry. That’s right ALL PARKS are safe zones.
  4. It’s ON between 14:00 (2 o’clock) and 20:00 8 o’clock Wednesday July 4th. At sunset clear and retire your weapon.
  5. No water balloons. If you hit me with a balloon I will hit you with a rock.
  6. When this idea was hatched it was all about squirt guns. Not powered pumps that would make a fire fighter drool. While there is no “rule” about pumps and such keep that thought in mind when you are at Home Depot searching for inspiration.
  7. Do I even need to say water only? Clean water only? Nothing you wouldn’t put in your mouth? I hope not…..
  8. If you want to play, identify yourself and your target. Last year we used the three middle fingers pointing straight up to signal W for west side of Clear Lake Road or the same fingers pointed sideways ㊥ letting folks know you represent the East side of the Island. If you blast someone who is not playing you are on your own. Know that some of your neighbors have a very poorly developed sense of humor.
  9. Did I mention NO WATER BALLOONS ? I mean it too. No DANG balloons. Spread the word.


      This from Vern:

      Allan;

      Might be fun to watch the muscle boats go by Saturday around 10:30 or so. Tiffany, at the office, told me that it was the largest poker run in the country. Their web page is www.texasoutlawchallange.com ..there is supposed to be over 130 go-fast boats going up the channel. Should be something to see.

      Vern




      This explains a lot…
      On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years."
      The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?"
      And God saw it was good.
      On the second day, God created the monkey and said, "Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span."
      The monkey said, "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?"
      And God, again saw it was good.
      On the third day, God created the cow and said, "You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years."
      The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?
      And God agreed it was good.
      On the fourth day, God created humans and said, "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."
      But the human said, "Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?"
      "Okay," said God, "You asked for it."
      So that is why for our first twenty years, we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years, we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years, we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.
      Life has now been explained to you.
      There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I'm doing it as a public service. If you are looking for me I will be on the front porch.


      9 comments:

      DaveC. said...

      Adelia is smoking meatloaf, sausage and black angus brisket!!! LIfe is good on the island!!!!!!

      Dave C.

      Craig said...

      Smoked meatloaf! Thats the weirdest thing I have ever heard of being smoked. When it's done can I have a bite?

      Craig

      Craig said...

      Throw some spam on there. We can send it over to barbra when it's done

      Adelia said...

      When I get the smoker going it always gets out of hand. I look for all kinds of things I can put on there. Some turn out great others not so much. Smoked bacon, fish, brie cheese, meatloaf, steak, hamburger - all good. Some smoke less time than others of course.

      Jay Fenwick said...

      Mmmmmm smoked meatloaf :- )

      DaveC. said...

      jay we should get together and look at the boats on the boardwalk many on the outlaw challenge boats are at the boardwalk!

      Dave C.

      Rob Scherer said...

      Jay, I have had Adelia's smoked meatloaf many times and it fantastic!!!!

      Jay Fenwick said...

      I agree I'm not a meatloaf type of guy but hers is the best I've ever tried. It will be tough to beat it at the cook off.

      Adelia said...

      I thought there would be lots of boats today. What happened to all of them. Hope to see them tomorrow. Pool time..