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

Friday, September 14, 2012

Happy Friday



Hard to believe it’s been four years isn’t it? Wow. If memory serves we lost 54 houses from our little island. 54 houses and 4 business’. I guess it’s all a weird sort of evolution. Only the strong survived and the rebuilds like ours are now stronger than ever. Still, 4 years. Like the old cigarette ad said, “You’ve come a long way baby”. Don’t know about you but I never want to work that hard again.

This from the office: All that paint in the garage? Here ya go...


From Neighbor Tom: DEAL OF THE WEEK!!
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From the Press Office: (You will never see this again)
Weather permitting, Space Shuttle Endeavor is scheduled to arrive at Ellington at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Monday, September 17. There will be flyovers of both Bush and Hobby airports, downtown Houston, the Ship Channel and San Jacinto monument, Galveston, JSC and Ellington. Thirty minutes after arriving at Ellington, the public may view the vehicle (from 100 feet away) through 7 p.m. On Tuesday, September 18, public viewing opportunities will continue from 8 a.m. through 7 p.m. Endeavour is scheduled to depart Ellington at 7 a.m., Wednesday, September 19.


Club News. October 27th has been picked for the Children's Halloween Party. Jane and Alyson and Christy are going to have all the fun. If you want in let me or them know and we'll get you plugged in. It's going to be a blast.

This has been bugging since I typed it and I think I just figured out why. I am flattered that someone, however misguided, thinks I have power more than required to start my lawn mower. My 12 year old even knows better. Now that I’ve put it behind me it makes sense though. They just don’t get it. They don’t get that it’s not me. It’s us. It’s you. I think that is a totally foreign thought to some folks. How sad. I think it finally filtered through my thick skull while reading all the well wishes from the readers. As long as the pettiness focuses on me, we will always win. I’m in. Bring it bitches.

“Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel.”

21 comments:

Scott said...

I agree with you. What Bawbra with the fake accent does not understand is that it is not so much about you having power, it is more about her not having any. She and Tambra were apparantly chosen at some point to be Kathy's and Jean's eventual successors as the matriarchs of the NS Gang. Fortunately for us the whole NS regime imploded before they could truly be annointed. Now they are all completely insignificant and not respected by anyone. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Dylan Collins

Last night Dylan Collins robin and Greg's son and falls starting quarterback suffered a serious injury to his leg. A lot of folks are really worried and rumors are spreading but after speaking with robin and Greg here is what we know. Dylan took a hit directly to the front of his knee. He was taken to the hospital and they discovered the artery in his leg was bleeding. After a three hour operation they were able to save his foot but he has quite a ways to go. He may or may not require further surgeries and some serious rehab is definitely in his future so keep Dylan and his family in your prayers. Dylan is an all round great kid. Right before the half clear falls was losing 12 - 0. Dylan broke up the middle and was one defender from scoring when the hit occurred. This apparently pissed CF off because they came out after the half and gave Dobie a good old fashioned ass whooping.

Gator Fest

This is gator Fest weekend in anahuac. It is the four day hunting season and hunters from all over Texas bring in their trophy,s to be measured and sold on the spot to buyers. When a hunter comes in they blow an air horn and everyone goes to the bleachers to see their harvest. This festival is a hoot if you have never been you should go. It is a pepole watching extravaganza. There are tons of booths and beer and the 20 plus bands are great. Tonight one of my favorites Wayne toupees is playing. It will be a one finger wagging good time. Rob knows what I mean. There are severl great bands all three days so go to the web site, just google gator Fest anahuac, and check it out. Most of the gators come in from morning to mid day, the best bands are at night so go for the day. Their is also carnival rides for all ages. Oh and don't miss the air boat rides through the bayou.

Craig

Anonymous said...

I am confused Alan does this mean you're going to carry forward with us or leave it behind you

Anonymous said...

I meant with this not with us

Anonymous said...

My daughter and about 10 of her girlfriends are devastated about Dylan's injury. He has a lot of female admirers. I will not post my name so I will not embarrass my daughter. Hang tough Dylan you have a lot of support

Anonymous said...

Raynell just took Robin and Greg dinner at the hospital. She says Dylan is in great spirits and for now they are just keeping a real close eye on his leg. Whoever posted above tell your daughter and her friends Dylan got knocked down but you're not going to be able to keep him down



Craig

Anonymous said...

Yes, collectively we are a strong group. I think we have a lot more indians and in many ways you are the chief. I would not say you are the only chief, since there are so many leaders in our community, but your blog certainly made the difference the past year. To put the power thing in male terms, you have the balls to lead. So many indians read your blog, many write on it, a few use their names, but it is your blog.

Suzanne

PS I sure hate the reason, but it is good to have the teens mentioned. Our kids care about each other and rally for their fallen leader.

SPorter said...

Morning ... catching up on the Blog after a very busy week. I read something about a "new Sandbar and Frank's Chill" ... can someone enlighten me what this is about? Is someone building a bar on the old Sandbar Location? I see the place across Jaroe Bayou seems to have completely stopped all progress.

AB, great to hear that it's going your way. You deserve Great Karma.

SPorter

Roselyn said...

I had a drink with Roxanne last week and she confirmed they are going to rebuild the Sandbar.

SPorter said...

Really ? Great if that happens ... I miss that place. Wonder if they'll want thier old Tip-Bell Back that I bought at Auction (Jammin' on the Jarboe - half the purchase price went to Civic Club).

Anonymous said...

ns will come out the their caves to stop the sandbar too. Anything to keep the city down

Anonymous said...

Is that why Kathy mc wanted on p&z

Anonymous said...

Yes the TC and to change the waterfront leases. She said it at the meeting.

Anonymous said...

The main antiChrist to the Sandbar was a neighbor to their north, Janet Horton. This entire community needs to rally to support the Sandbar- Not only the residents, but the Mayor, the CA, the Council, the EDC, Jack Friday, P&Z, and the PD.

It irks me that she bought the building for a business later moving into it, resulting in no occupancy certificant. If the Sandbar had a band she was on the phone bitching.I may be wrong, but her fences do not appear to meet with code. And her water drainage is through the Sandbar's property which was not discovered until the building was demolished. Word on the street is that she pretty much told the owners she was not about to run a new line on her own property due to the expense. Until that is done construction cannot begin.

The owners gave her an oral warning years ago. After a written warning I say let's consider going as a group and fill her drain with concrete!

Doesn't she remind you of JY Jack, Mr Rules do not apply to me but I'll destroy the good around me? Thank God her term on P&Z expired.

Roselyn said...

Best I remember, the Hortons bought their house from Dennis Lavalle who owned the house and the Sandbar next door. Shortly after they moved in they started bitching about music being next door and they spent hours and hours in court trying to shut down the Sandbar.

I image there are ways to insulate the noise a little better with new construction so that everybody can live in peace.

I strongly feel though that our City should do everything in their power to help the Sandbar rebuild. They have been a fantastic source of revenue to our city for 50 years or so through liquor tax.

Anonymous said...

So, when do we find out if BM (how appropriate) has applied for City Administrator? He'll clean house and get rid of all the good ones we have left.

Anonymous said...

I crossed pathes with a former officer the other day who brought up the new Chiefs extra jobs that keep him away from the office. And I don't mean the ones that make money.Hiw wife has more to complain about then the Shellys now.

Anonymous said...

Anybody notice that BM qualifies for the CA job and Paul and Vern dont? How did that' happen?

I thought we hired a council that would reinstate Paul and Tina. .??? who was it that kept repeating that it would all be reversed after the election?t

Hope the new ones are not being manipulated by politics.
Maybe the fence rider Sowrey wants BM as CA. .?? Just say'n.

Anonymous said...

How can Paul not be qualified for a job he already holds? Plus he has gone beyond his job description as far as what he has accomplished. Sure hope you fill out an application, Paul.

Vern has the advantage of already being involved with the Crisis Reponse. Not only does he have the contacts (which goes beyond having the phone numbers) he has sat in on the conference calls. Paul and Vern were a team during Ike.

Will a super qualified person from Colorado be able to say they have experienced being part of a Crisis Reponse? Don't know why a national search is needed but if Amanda wants to review all of those candidates good for her.

To me, the greatest disadvantage of Vern stepping into the CA position is who will run for mayor this year other than BM or Jean. Al Burns would have my vote.

Anonymous said...

You need a "national search" because no one in their right mind would take the CA job at the suggested pay level after researching the politics on this island. The job would be up for grabs with every election.

McIntyre got her puppets to finally avenge her grudge(s)with Paul, now we are all stuck with their bills.

Sandbar sales tax won't begin to cover it, so let's not get our hopes up. Sandbar could have rebuilt after Ike but chose not to do so. They must come back as a "restaurant" to be legal in that location, and apparently felt that was not profitable. Maybe they should swap property with Mrs. Lee and put the bar out there. Regardless, it won't be the same Sandbar, 4 years ago Ike flushed that one away.

Anonymous said...

Reading the job descp, it seems like they already have the next CA in mind. I wonder whic residents have applied. How will BM manage when hes so busy with his many lawsuits? Maybe Kenny can step in and take this position too.