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

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

National Night Out


Tonight’s the night! 
We’ll start the celebration at 6 near Lazy Lane and Birch. We’ll be serving hot dogs, courtesy of our neighborhood Super Target and their team, hot off of Glenn’s rolling grill. YUM! And Rob Brown will be serving cold drinks from his trailer pulling buggie. Look for Chief Cook and some other officers’ as they will be handing out stuff too!
6:15 we’ll move to S. Shore @ Narcissus
6:30 Forest @ W. Shore
6:45 Pine @ Ivy
7:00 Queen @ Juniper
7:15 – 8:00 Lowell Brown Sundial Park
See you there, and remember, your goal is to meet at least one new neighbor!


Lost Dog! A black female with a white chest and part Lab mix is being missed somewhere Lindy is keeping her safe at 206/210 Blue Point. Feel free to give her a call at 832 435 3622. Thanks Lindy!

The BBQ cook-off is Saturday. We will begin selling plates to the public at 1:00. We’ll have a couple of sides and all sorts of cold drinks available. Plates are only $10.  If you still haven’t registered tomorrow is the last day to get your permit in time. Email me for the instructions.

From Administrator Shelley.
YOU MAY KNOW THIS ALREADY BUT IF NOT, GREAT INFORMATION!
Always take a small fridge magnet on your
Holiday trip, they come in handy at the end of it.
Thought you all needed to know this.


This is pretty good info. Never even thought
About key cards containing anything other
Than an access code for the room!

HOTEL KEY CARDS

Ever wonder what is on your magnetic keycard?
Answer:
A. Customer's name
B. Customer's partial 
home address
C. Hotel room number
D. Check-in date and out dates
E. Customer's 
credit card number and expiration date!

When you turn them in to the front desk your
Personal information is there for any employee
To access by simply scanning the card in the
Hotel scanner. An employee can take a hand full
Of cards home and using a scanning device, access
The information onto a laptop computer and go
Shopping at your expense. 
Simply put, hotels do not erase the information
On these cards until an employee reissues the
Card to the next hotel guest. At that time, the
New guest's information is electronically 'over-
Written on the card and the previous guest's
Information is erased in the overwriting process.

But until the card is rewritten for the next guest,
It usually is kept in a drawer at the front desk
With YOUR INFORMATION ON IT! The bottom line is: Keep the cards, take them
Home with you, or destroy them. NEVER leave them
Behind in the room or room wastebasket, and
NEVER turn them into the front desk when you
Check out of a room. They will not charge you for the card
(it's illegal) and you'll be sure you are not leaving
A lot of valuable personal information on it that could
Be easily lifted off with any simple scanning device
Card reader.

For the same reason, if you arrive at the airport and
Discover you still have the card key in your pocket,
Do not toss it in an airport trash basket. Take it home
And destroy it by cutting it up, especially through the
Electronic information strip!
FOR THOSE WHO FEEL THEY MUST TURN IN THE KEY!!!
If you have a small magnet,
Pass it across the magnetic
Strip several times. Then try it in the door, it will not
Work. It erases everything on the card.

Information courtesy of: Minneapolis Police Dept.

Long City Council meeting last night. 2+hours spent in Executive session. I hope it was worth it. From what I hear we have lost Officer Yealy. Most unfortunate he seems like a really nice guy. Nick, best of luck to you wherever you go. And last but not least, Trees. CA Shelley has acquired some large Oak trees for planting in the right of ways. Go Paul!



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

A Snopes check shows the worry over hotel cards retaining information is proven to be false. It doesn't happen.

Keep the card if you're worried. They cost < .10 each so no worries.

A bigger concern may be your Randall's card. Nobody wants those dastardly criminal types knowing what sort of hygiene products your buying.

Anonymous said...

What fun NNO was thanks to Allan once again. You are the King of Fun. Glen is awesome. So good to mingle with our police officiers. Their fund raisor T shirts will continue to be for sale at the office. Be sure to pick one up. Way to go Target!

Adelia said...

Wish I had been there!! I have been to NNO before and know how fun it can be. It is a great opportunity to meet new neighbors, our great staff from Target who come out to participate, and to welcome any new officers and greet the existing. Thanks Glen and Alan who are always there for this island. Cant wait to pick up a few of the police fund raiser T shirts. Our officers especially recently are probably not feeling like family in this community. They should know we are grateful for their service and have their back. This gives us a chance to show them how we feel.

Adelia said...

Interesting to see the SNOPES comment above. I work for a couple of large companies and part of our "be safe traveling" guidelines is to always take your room key with you. Not all hotels add your personal and credit information but many do. Especially those who use your room key to swipe for charges to your room. Maybe heaven forbid Snopes was wrong? Either way I will continue to take mine with me and destroy them.

Anonymous said...

Snopes can't be wrong. It is on the Internet and everything on the Internet is true. Don't believe me? Look it up on the Internet.

Craig

Anonymous said...

I hope the mayor and council members will attend the Civic Club Mtg. on Thurs. to discuss NEXT months' 50th Anniv. Many of us have ideas to toss into the hat. One I wish would happen is to have a banner going across Clear Lake Rd. It may help drum up some excitement for those that tend not to be involved. Speaking of those folks... did anyone count the # of vehicles attempting to drive thru NNO gathering? I guess some folks do not read the Islander nor the blog. We are getting back to being the close knit community we once were. I guess among our ecletic grp there are some loners.

58Willys said...

Glad to read about the oak trees.

I'd like to see native satsuma orange trees planted near school bus stop. Might have orange peels there some mornings after they mature, but a kid with a fresh orange for school might be a good thing:)

Same with a few peaches or apple trees.

Anonymous said...

Orange trees breed rats. Rats breed feral cats. Ike helped with the feral cats. Let's not start the cycle again.

AND UNFORTUNATELY, Apples will not grow well in a tropical climate.